Las Vegas Visitor
Las Vegas Century Bicycle Ride
Las Vegas' most exciting annual ride happens on two wheels, as the Las Vegas Century Bicycle Ride & RTC BikeFest rolls onto the valley's streets on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004. The annual event features five routes, ranging from a 22-mile trek through Summerlin to a 110-mile odyssey that takes riders from the glitz of downtown Las Vegas to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and along the shore of Lake Mead.
Aces High Las Vegas
Real Jet, Real Fighter Pilot, Real Training. The flying experience of a life time! L-39 Jet Training, Extra 300L Aerobatic Training, and Thrill
Rides. Flying the L-39 Jet Trainer is as close as you can come to military flying without signing up for duty. Not a Pilot? Take a leisurely flight through the beautiful Nevada sky or experience all of the exciting maneuvers that are performed at airshows throughout the world; loops, rolls, hammerhead turns, inverted flight and more in the Extra 300L.
Blue Sky International Film Festival
Held annually in Las Vegas, this festival is dedicated to the discovery and exhibition of the best of independent and world films.
This Las Vegas festival is usually held each September.
The Aerobatic Experience
Take a leisurely flight through the beautiful Las Vegas desert sky or experience all of the
exciting maneuvers that are performed at airshows throughout the world--loops, rolls, hammerhead turns, inverted flight and more.
Las Vegas Kart Club
The Las Vegas Kart Club regulates go-kart racing at the Kart Track that is part of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Complex. Even though the karts aren’t as big or as fast as their Winston Cup counterparts, they still provide a lot of racing excitement. A variety of kart types exist for young racers and families that want to become involved. Safety and fun racing are the top goals of the Las Vegas Kart Club.
7000 N Las Vegas Boulevard • Tel 702.438.3398
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
The very idea of skiing near Las Vegas might seem strange to most visitors. However, less than an hour’s drive from the desert heat of Las Vegas is the alpine climate and terrain of Mt. Charleston. The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort offers alpine skiing and snowboarding in a season that runs from Thanksgiving
through Easter. The resort has trails of both moderate and high difficulty as well as Rabbit Peak, a bunny slope for beginners. The Half Pipe and Terrain Park provide exciting challenges for snowboarders. The resort also has some stunning views and is a great break from the heat and bustle of Las Vegas.
SkyDive Las Vegas
11th Year Anniversary • Free ground training • Tandem jump, free-falling up to 200mph from 14,000 feet above see level • See the Strip, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Colorado River
& 4 states under a 360 sq. foot parachute built for two • Video & photos available • Shuttle available • 20 minutes south on Highway 93 to Boulder City Airport
Tel 702-SKY-DIVE or 800.U.SKYDIV
If you ask a skydiver where he likes to jump, he'll probably say Skydive Mesquite. Isn't that where you'd like to make your first jump? Only an hour from Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix: Family Fun Center
This 7 acre park was voted the Las Vegas Review-Journal Newspaper "Best of Las Vegas" several years in a row! It's pure fun for all ages with four exciting tracks including Go Karts, Kiddie Karts and the state's only Adult Gran Prix and High Banked Oval Sprint Kart Tracks, also featuring Dragon Roller Coaster, a 90 ft. Super Fun Slide, and a huge Arcade and Restaurant/Party room. Open year round. Minutes from the Strip.
UNLVino - Annual Las Vegas Wine Tasting
America's largest single day wine tasting event. Enjoy over 700 wines from over 300 wine makers held annually each Spring. Enjoy tasting wines from great wine makers such as Neibaum-Coppola, Robert Mondavi, Lolonis all in the name of raising scholarship money for students at UNLV.
Caesars Magical Empire
Probably the most extravagant dinner show ever created, the Magical Empire is as much about
exploration as dining. Hightlights include an ancient pyrotechnics show, tableside magicians, a catacomb maze, animated skeletons, a piano-playing ghost, and a serviceable three course dinner. The entire experience takes about three hours; cost is $75 per person for adults, half that for children under 10 (no children under 5 admitted).
Caesars Palace • 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd • Tel 1.800.445.4544
Fremont Street Experience
In an effort to revitalize the struggling downtown area, the downtowners knew they had to come up with something spectacular to draw crowds from the Strip.
The result--the Fremont Street Experience, a dazzling overhead light and sound show featuring a mesh canopy of 2.1 million lights located 90 feet above the ground and a 540,000 watt stereo system. Shows start at dusk and play every hour on the hour until 11pm, or until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Fremont St, between Las Vegas Blvd & Main St
A colloborative effort by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks Studio and Sega, Gameworks is a grown-up arcade featuring food, drink (including alcoholic beverages), and one-of-a-kind high tech video games. For the more athletically inclined, the 75 foot high “Surge Rock” is the tallest freestanding climbing wall in the world.
Showcase Mall (next to MGM Grand) • 3769 Las Vegas Blvd S
King Tut's Tomb & Museum
Billed as an exact replica of King Tutankhamun’s burial grounds, this impressive display includes a variety of statues, large boats for the king’s voyage to the afterlife, and gold and jewel encrusted sarcophagi. The 15 minute guided tour costs $5.
Luxor • 3900 Las Vegas Blvd S • Tel 702.262.4555
Las Vegas Cyber Speedway
Dubbed the most realistic stock car racing simulation available, the Cyber Speedway is a combination video and motion simulator featuring 7/8 size exact stock car replicas. Admission is $8. If you’re feeling up to the challege, the third Monday of each month features a competition with cash prizes ($10 entry fee).
Sahara • 2535 Las Vegas Blvd S • Tel 702.737.2887
Secret Garden of Siegfried and Roy / Mirage Dolphin Habitat
In addition to Siegfried and Roy’s famous white tigers (which are still on display for free elsewhere in the Mirage), the Secret Garden boasts several other stars of their nightly show, including white lions, Bengal tigers, a four ton
elephant, a panther, and a snow leopard. The Habitat features a variety of playful dolphins in three separate pools, with both above ground and underground viewing angles. Cost of admission is $10 for both.
The Mirage • 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd S
Star Trek: The Experience
Trekkies from across the world have
flocked to Vegas to check out “The Experience,” which starts in a small museum of Trek memorabilia, continues on to the mission briefing on the deck of the USS Enterprise, and ends with a thrilling four minute shuttle ride in a state of the art motion simulator. Cost is $15; the total experience is a shade over 20 minutes, although waits of an hour or more in line are not uncommon.
Las Vegas Hilton • 3000 Paradise Rd
Stratosphere Thrill Rides
High atop of the Stratosphere Tower are the highest thrill ride attractions in the world. The High Roller whips riders along the outside of the tower, while the Big Shot launches passengers 160 feet in the air in a mere 2.5 seconds to experience 4 G's of force, and then drops them back down to the launching pad at 0 G's. $15 admission for both.
Stratosphere • 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S • Tel 702.380.7777