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  • what do do while in vegas??

    Ok i have been here almost a month. and am wondering what fun things there are to do here??

    of course.. there is gambling, and I love that, we have done the tourist thing on weekends, go on the strip and walk through the hotels (love doing that),

    but what other things are there to do here? especially for families? is there a las vegas zoo, festivals, etc
    I would love to hear from anyone who has some input?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: what do do while in vegas??

    Valley of Fire is really neat. A walk to the Mouse Hole is nice, and hopefully there are still some undamaged petroglyphs along the way. Red Rock Canyon is also a neat place to visit.

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      Re: what do do while in vegas??

      Originally posted by Mousey Girl View Post
      Valley of Fire is really neat. A walk to the Mouse Hole is nice, and hopefully there are still some undamaged petroglyphs along the way. Red Rock Canyon is also a neat place to visit.

      where and what are these things?? i ahve heard of red rock canyon though.. we live about 10 minuts from the red rock casino so i figure that is close to that, right??

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        Re: what do do while in vegas??

        Take the kids out to Lake Mead (Lake Mead harbor), just past Boulder City. You can feed the Carp, they like bread and popcorn. It is also nice to take a drive around part of the lake. Pack a lunch there are lots of places to have a picnic. Stay away from Boulder Beach, to many hazards for kids, (rocks, broken glass bottles and rusted aluminum cans).

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          Re: what do do while in vegas??

          Originally posted by kelly View Post
          where and what are these things?? i ahve heard of red rock canyon though.. we live about 10 minuts from the red rock casino so i figure that is close to that, right??
          There's a road near Charleston and 215 (where the Red Rock casino is) that goes out in the desert and out there is the Red Rock canyon. There's a small visitors center there and a scenic route you can drive around, although a couple of large fires in recent years mean most the scenery is on your right and almost everything to your left is charred Earth.

          If you're into hiking and rock climbing, there's more to do at the canyon, but otherwise it's just looking at large mountains and going "whoa" as you drive by.

          Like chocolate? There's the Ethel M factory tour.

          More locally, almost everything is in a casino here. Suncoast has bowling lanes. Fiesta out on Rancho has an ice skating rink. Most neighborhood casinos have a lot of recreation stuff in them like that, although Red Rock (and Rampart/JW Marriott) is the exception since it tries to be upscale instead of middle-class.

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            Re: what do do while in vegas??

            Originally posted by 6packinthepark View Post
            Take the kids out to Lake Mead (Lake Mead harbor), just past Boulder City. You can feed the Carp, they like bread and popcorn. It is also nice to take a drive around part of the lake. Pack a lunch there are lots of places to have a picnic. Stay away from Boulder Beach, to many hazards for kids, (rocks, broken glass bottles and rusted aluminum cans).
            i have always wanted to go to lake mead.. for a picnic.. is that where the hoover dam is?

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            • #7
              Re: what do do while in vegas??

              To get to Red Rock canyon, head west on Charleston, into the canyon. It is beautiful up there. Also go to Mt. Charleston, head north on 95, take the Kyle Canyon turn off. Also a nice drive.

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                Re: what do do while in vegas??

                Originally posted by MickeyMania View Post
                There's a road near Charleston and 215 (where the Red Rock casino is) that goes out in the desert and out there is the Red Rock canyon. There's a small visitors center there and a scenic route you can drive around, although a couple of large fires in recent years mean most the scenery is on your right and almost everything to your left is charred Earth.

                If you're into hiking and rock climbing, there's more to do at the canyon, but otherwise it's just looking at large mountains and going "whoa" as you drive by.

                Like chocolate? There's the Ethel M factory tour.

                Otherwise, almost everything is in a casino here. Suncoast has bowling lanes. Fiesta out on Rancho has an ice skating rink. Most neighborhood casinos have a lot of recreation stuff in them like that, although Red Rock (and Rampart/JW Marriott) is the exception since it tries to be upscale instead of middle-class.

                saw the sign for the skating rink.. we hadbrunch at the texas station casino today... i think we might try the red rock canyon thing though I think i would love it.... thanks for telling me where it is... now i think we could find it

                want to get back into figure skating so i might look at th ice rink

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                  Re: what do do while in vegas??

                  Originally posted by 6packinthepark View Post
                  To get to Red Rock canyon, head west on Charleston, into the canyon. It is beautiful up there. Also go to Mt. Charleston, head north on 95, take the Kyle Canyon turn off. Also a nice drive.
                  We're heading into wintertime. When that occurs, Mt Charleston has skiing and other snow fun.

                  Originally posted by kelly View Post
                  we hadbrunch at the texas station casino today...
                  Texas Station buffet... You may want to keep digestive meds nearby.

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                  • #10
                    Re: what do do while in vegas??

                    Yes that is where the dam is, take the Dam Tour.

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                    • #11
                      Re: what do do while in vegas??

                      Originally posted by 6packinthepark View Post
                      To get to Red Rock canyon, head west on Charleston, into the canyon. It is beautiful up there. Also go to Mt. Charleston, head north on 95, take the Kyle Canyon turn off. Also a nice drive.

                      i heard mt charleston has snow in the winter for skiing and tobagonning the girls would love to tobagon.. we took them once in california last year in fact.. in wrightwood (about an hour from where we live in fullerton)

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                      • #12
                        Re: what do do while in vegas??

                        Originally posted by 6packinthepark View Post
                        Yes that is where the dam is, take the Dam Tour.

                        ok ok ok I will take the dam tour.. LOL

                        i have always wanted to do that

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                        • #13
                          Re: what do do while in vegas??

                          Originally posted by 6packinthepark View Post
                          Yes that is where the dam is, take the Dam Tour.
                          Hoover Dam is EVIL!!!

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                            Re: what do do while in vegas??

                            Originally posted by aimster View Post
                            Hoover Dam is EVIL!!!

                            LOL

                            the dam DAM is evil lol:lol:

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                              Last time I went there it was so hot you could literally fry an egg on the pavement. It was awful! My dad wanted to take the dam tour but my mom, grandma & I vetoed.

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