A National Historic Landmark, Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more than 725 feet above the Colorado River. Hoover Dam is named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, Hoover Dam continues to impress and attract crowds more than 70 years after its creation.
Red Rock Canyon
The mountains in the Red Rock area were formed by a number of geological forces including fractured faults where the earth's crust collided over millions of years and fossilized sand dunes. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area receives 1.2 million visitors a year.
Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Attraction
It is not every day you get to see famous celebrities therefore a wax museum with all your favorite actors, performers, and artists are sculpted with wax to look identical. The best part of the two-floor, 30,000-square-foot museum is having the chance to get up-close and personal with each celebrity.
Death Valley National Park
This park is a below sea level basin. The park really is full of extremes because of the steady drought and record summer heat. The park has steep hills and jagged edges, but is a wonderful site to see. Despite the deceiving name that throws most people off, it really is a great attraction that draws many people.
Sunset Stampede at Sam’s Town
In Vegas anything is possible, even having a forest in the middle of the desert. Inside Sam’s town is like walking through the woods, however the wolves and bears are completely harmless. Mystic Falls Park showcases a wolf, bear, an eagle, a deer and even a beaver chewing on some wood.
Activities and Events
The main reason for traveling to Las Vegas is to visit all of the casinos to possibly win some money. People take their gambling to the extreme once being there because the city is absolutely filled with casinos, there is literally casinos all around you.
Extreme Sky Diving
One of the most exciting and popular things to do in Las Vegas is going skydiving for a free-fall and parachute. The adventure is mostly taken by the adrenaline fans that love the fear in everything. However this is also a great opportunity to move past your fears and to try something new. There’s also plenty of time because it is open 365 days of the year.
There’s nothing better than seeing BIG ELVIS in Las Vegas. Big Elvis performs all the Elvis Presley hits of the king of rock & roll, as well as other genres such as country, gospel, R&B, and pop which spans the last 6 decades of music. The Elvis impersonator constantly interacts with the audience which makes them enjoy the event even more.
Penn & Teller
The event of Penn and Teller aren’t your ever day typical magicians that love what they do, and their good at it. Instead of trying to fool the audience with illusions, they explain how they’re done. It’s a wonderful experience that you can share with your family, friends or any loved one for that matter.
An average of 20 to 30 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, Mt. Charleston is perfect for skiing, picnicking, hiking and horseback riding. It is the highest elevation at 11,918 feet (3,615 meters).
Valley of Fire State Park
You can see some great sandstone formations as well as visible signs of ancient residents of the area. This area just north of Las Vegas is a photographers dream. Early evening light introduces you to colors you never knew existed. The park is 55 miles from the strip and the visitor’s center is the perfect place to start your tour.
Bonnie Springs Old Nevada
An old western town in Red Rock Canyon 16 miles west of Las Vegas with a motel, petting zoo, shops, activities and western shootouts. If you want to see what the real Las Vegas was like this is your chance. The kids should have some fun and you might just learn a little something about the…