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  1. Not Just Glitz and Glamour! Family Trip to Las Vegas, Nevada Presented by Jennifer Nelson

  2. Las Vegas Motor Speedway • “The Strip” • Drag Racing-Prices and times vary, depending on event • Cars and Motorcycles • “The Bull-Ring” • Dirt Track- Prices and times vary, depending on event • Late Model, Mini-Sprint, and Modifieds • Las Vegas 350 • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - The 2009 Las Vegas 350- Prices and times vary • Drivers from around the country involved in NASCAR and the Truck Series come to race the Las Vegas Motor Speedway • Location • Follow I-15 North to Exit 54 (Speedway Blvd.). Speedway is about 12 miles north of downtown Las Vegas.

  3. Adventuredome Theme ParkCircus Circus • A large climate controlled structure with water rides, roller coasters and an arcade with a theme park atmosphere • All Day Ride Pass • Regular Pass $24.95 (48 inches tall or taller) • Junior Pass $14.95 (Under 48 inches tall) • Individual Ride Passes • Premium Rides $7 Each • Large Rides $4 Each • Junior Rides $4 Each • Family Rides $4 Each • 42’ minimum height unless accompanied by a paying adult • Hours • Daily 10:00am - Midnight

  4. Lied Discovery Children’s Museum • Few blocks from Downtown Las Vegas • 833 Las Vegas Boulevard North • Interactive • Children are encouraged to touch, seek, and explore • Hours • Tuesday: Friday 9am – 4pm • Saturday: 10am – 5pm • Sunday: Noon – 5pm • Admission Prices • Adults $8 • Children 1-17, Seniors, Military $7

  5. The MirageSecret Garden and Dolphin Habitat • Come face to face with White Lions, White Tigers, Panthers, Leopards, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins • Trainer for a Day • Get the VIP Treatment with a Group Tour • Hosting a Birthday Party at the Secret Garden • Hours • Ticket Sales begin at 10:00am • 11am to 7pm, Weekends and Holidays as well. • Admission • Adults $15 • Children 4 – 12 $10 • Children 3 and Under - No Charge when accompanied by an adult

  6. New York/New York Resort and CasinoConey Island Emporium • This Arcade is huge and a great way to spend the afternoon • Maze of 3-D games, Carnival Rides, and Arcade games • Beat your kids at Laser Tag, or challenge a friend to a Daytona Race • Location • 3790 S. Las Vegas Boulevard • Hours • Open Daily • Admission • Free to Enter, tokens and game cards are sold for individual arcade games

  7. Mandalay BayShark Reef • Touch Tank for younger explorers with touchable sea life • Walk through aquarium, making you feel like you are practically in the water with the sea life • 2500 specimens including 100 different species of sharks, exotic fish, reptiles, and turtles • Location • 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South • Admission • Adults $16.95 • Children12 and younger $10.95 • Children under 4 are admitted free • Hours • Open Daily 10am until 10pm

  8. Mount Charleston • Non –desert like mountain brimming with waterfalls, wildflowers and wildlife • Average Temperature 30 degrees less then in town • In the winter, great place to hit the slopes • Lifts run from November to April 8:30am to 4:30pm • Equipment and clothing are available for rental • Lessons are offered for adults and children • 40 miles of Hiking trails • Picnicking • $7 parking fee • Location • Take State Highway 95 North to State Route 157 West(About 30 minutes Northwest of Las Vegas)

  9. Red Rock Canyon • Scenic area of rock formation and desert • Home to the Feral Horses, wild burros, bighorn sheep, coyotes and a variety of desert plant life • Activities • Horseback Riding • Hiking • Climbing • Biking • Photographers dream landscapes • Dramatic colors • Capture the desert sunsets • Location • 15 miles West of Las Vegas on Charleston Boulevard • Admission • $5 per car Season • Season Passes $20 per Year

  10. Hoover Dam • Hoover Dam is a dam of unprecedented height and weight and the key to control and regulate the Colorado River, construction began in 1931 and the last concrete was poured in1935 two years ahead of schedule • Vital Statistics • Height: 726.4 Feet • Top Thickness: 45 Feet • Bottom Thinkness:660 Feet • Composition: 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete • Location • Access US Highway 93 South out of Las Vegas and continue about 20 miles to Boulder CityIn Boulder City, take a left at the second stoplight in town (there are only 2 of them)Continue on US 93 to the Dam on the Nevada/Arizona border (about 7 miles from Boulder City) (Note: The highway runs right across the top of the dam)

  11. Visiting Hoover Dam • Things to do and see on the Hoover Dam tour - $30 Starting at 9:30am(Starts every half and hour for groups of 20) • Visitor Center Presentations and Exhibits - Theater Level • Inside the Power plant • Visitor Center Presentations and Exhibits - Exhibit Level • Visitor Center - Observation Deck Level • Street Level Displays and Exhibits • Visitor Center • Open everyday (Except Christmas and Thanksgiving) from 9am to 5pm • Admissions • $7 parking Fee • Discovery Tours • Adults (Ages 17-61) $11 • Seniors(62+) $9 • Juniors (Ages7-16)$ 6 • Military and Dependents $9 • Children (Ages 0-6) Free

  12. Lake MeadNational Recreational Area • 550 Miles of Shoreline • Year-round activities • Swimming • Water skiing • Camping • Boating • Tours and Cruises • House Boat Rentals • Fishing • Location • 25 Miles South of Las Vegas

  13. Lake MeadBoat Rental • Boat Rental Information • For More Information Contact Us: 1-800-255-5561

  14. Bonnie Springs Ranch • A replica of an 1880’s mining town built on a 115 acre ranch • A great place for the whole family • Petting zoo • Everyday 10:30am – 6pm • Cowboys and cowgirls • Kids can track down the “Bad Guys” • Simulated gunfights • Wax Museum • Serving of great home made meals • Wedding Chapel • Shopping • Jewelry, and Western Souvenirs • Park Hours • Wednesday – Sunday 10:30am – 6pm • Hanging 12 noon, 2:30 pm, 5:00pm • Melodrama 11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm • Park Entrance Fee • $20 per car load/up to 6 per car • $3 per person on a bus • Location • Follow Charleston Blvd West for 25 miles, On the right-hand side. (Blue Diamond , Nevada)

  15. Not Just Glitz and Glamour!