Hoover Dam is one of the engineering marvels of the modern era and was built literally in the middle of nowhere during the Great Depression. Pretty much everyone at the time said it was not going to work. It was too large, too complex and it would fail. Obviously, the experts were wrong! Today, it still stands as a tribute to America's will to survive and thrive as well as … [Read more...] about Hoover Dam Tours Updates (updated)
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So you have had enough of the Las Vegas Strip and want to spend a day away from the tourist madness? Well, I have just the remedy for you. A day trip. Rent a car, get some supplies and head out of town and see the rest of the world around us. My favorite day trip for weary tourists is the Valley of Fire Loop. The Drive This little drive is about 3 to 4 hours not … [Read more...] about Las Vegas Day Trip: Valley of Fire Loop
Who would have ever thought that a little town built in 1931, in the middle of the Mohave desert, far from anything resembling existence, a town built to house the dam workers for what would become Hoover Dam; would one day become home to one of the top film festivals in the world?? Surpise!! It Has!! When I first started to do tours and I learned of the film festival, I … [Read more...] about What is The Dam Short Film Festival?
With the Federal Government shutdown, some of you are asking about what National Parks around Las Vegas are open? Well, I have good news for you, pretty much all of them are. The gates are open at least. But not much more. Call it a National Park Free Day/week. The Christmas Government Shutdown of 2018. What's Open? Grand Canyon National Park The North Rim closed … [Read more...] about National Parks, What’s Open?
It's almost September and that means one of my favorite events of the year will soon be here. What is it?? The 11th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction (also plenty of collector automobile related memorabilia!). The dates are September 27 -29, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. If you love cars of almost all eras and types, as well as some really cool … [Read more...] about Barrett-Jackson Returns to Las Vegas!