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Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Red Rock Canyon Rocky Gap Road Tour: $132.00 per person

Tuesday, September 23: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Tour duration approximately 5 hours


Join us for a Western adventure on the outskirts of Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, only minutes from the Strip, has
scenery so dramatic it's often selected as the backdrop for movies and commercials. Along the 13-mile scenic drive you'll view the impressive Wilson Cliffs, part of the 65-million-year-old Keystone Thrust.
Ride in one of our famous open-air Jeeps and experience the stunning raw nature of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area at every turn. We’ll travel along the popular 13-mile scenic drive with stops at the informative Visitor Center, Calico Hills and other overlooks, taking in the ever-changing rugged landscape.

Next we’ll head up Rocky Gap Road, once a pioneer trail, and only accessible in off-road vehicles. We’ll experience breathtaking views of Wilson Cliffs and its magnificent crimson spires and view ancient Native American pictographs, all part of the 65-million-year-old Keystone Thrust Fault.

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Hoover Dam Discovery Tour: $97.00 per person
Monday, September 22: 9:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday, September 23: 1:15pm-6:00pm
Tour duration approximately 4 hours


It's the Wonder of the Modern World, weighing over 6,600,000 tons. It's the structure that contains over three million cubic yards of concrete, enough to pave a road between San Francisco and New York. It's the marvel that began in 1931 and was completed in 1936, two years ahead of schedule. Built during the Great Depression, the Hoover Dam provided jobs for 21,000 men and answered a great need. Citizens wanted to irrigate low desert areas without the risk of flooding and the US government determined the Colorado River was the solution to the battle over water rights.

A knowledgeable guide will prepare guests with a history-filled dialogue as they travel from the Las Vegas Strip 30 miles east to Boulder City, the location of the Hoover Dam. Upon arrival, guests will begin the self-guided tour, making several stops, including a brief video introduction followed by a trip down 530 feet through the rock wall of the Black Canyon to view eight of the 17 generators. A stroll on the observation desk is essential, as it offers up the perfect panoramic views of the Hoover Dam, Colorado River and Lake Mead. Guests can also see the Mike O'Callaghan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge that was built to alleviate the traffic caused by 15,000 people passing through each day. Additional stops on the tour include the Winged Figures of the Republic, the spillways (large enough to float a WWII battleship), and the intake towers. Participants will have approximately two hours at the Hoover Dam to leisurely tour and lean about this masterful site.

Inclusions: Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned mini coach or motor coach, knowledgeable tour guide, admission for self-guided tour into the Hoover Dam, photo shop optional walk along the Mike O'Callaghan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, bottled water, all applicable taxes and gratuities for drivers and guides.

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The Atomic Testing Museum: $69.00 per person
Tuesday, September 23: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Tour duration approximately 3 hours


Imagine opening your history text book from grade school and having the ability to jump inside the pages and experience the events first-hand. That's what it feels like when you step into the 10,000 square foot Atomic Testing Museum. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum house interactive displays, short films, timelines, and real equipment from the former testing site. You can even toy with some gizmos and gadgets, including your own radioactivity.

Those visiting Las Vegas in the 1950s probably saw massive mushroom clouds rise from the Nevada Test Site (NTS). NTS was the country's nuclear testing location just 65 miles outside the city. In fact, some casinos even offered people seats so they could sit and watch.

Operating for almost four decades, from 1951 to 1992, NTS had a total of 928 announced nuclear tests (100 atmospheric, 828 underground) and played a major part in the Cold War. The state no longer conducts these tests, but the Atomic Testing Museum preserved all of the history, propaganda, controversy and much more.

From testimonies of onsite workers to facts about the Cold War and the bombing at Hiroshima, the museum will make you feel like you've gone back in time. In addition, the wall panels and touch screens throughout the attraction provide answers to the following: Why nuclear weapons? Why was Nevada a major test site? What impact did this type of testing have in Las Vegas in the 1950s? And what role did Albert Einstein play in all of this? If the composition of nuclear bombs sounds too complex, the museum includes a Disney cartoon to help break things down.

Just outside the theater, take a magnifying class and see before/after photos of mannequins exposed to the blast. And just past the underground test area exhibit, there's a button you can press to set off a bomb (don't worry- it only sets off a scene you'll see on a movie screen!) Take a moment to browse through the Today and Tomorrow Gallery, which showcases a piece of the Berlin Wall (symbolizing the end of the Cold War) and World Trade Center artifacts.

Once you exit the museum, stop by the Harry Reid Exhibit Hall, which features all of the temporary exhibitions. The gift shop includes fun and quirky souvenirs, as well as books, toys, apparel, hats and much more.

Even if you're not much of a science or history buff, a trip to the Atomic Testing Museum exposes you to so many mind-boggling facts. If you stop and think how close this city was to these kinds of tests, it'll blow your mind.

Inclusions: Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned mini coach or motor coach, knowledgeable tour guide, admission to the Atomic Testing Museum and Area 51 Exhibit, bottled water, all applicable taxes and gratuities for drivers and guides.

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Shopper's Paradise: $62.00 per person
Sunday, September 21: 10:00am-3:00pm

Monday, September 22: 10:00am-3:00pm
Tour duration approximately 5 hours

Las Vegas has some of the best shopping in the world and can easily be compared to Paris, New York or Los Angeles. Retailers like Nordstrom, Macy's, Barney's and Neiman-Marcus paired with world recognized designer names such as Yves St. Laurent, Cartier, Versace and Burberry have added lavish and affordable shopping to the city. 

THE LAS VEGAS PREMIUM OUTLETS

Located in fabulous downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Premium Outlets feature a bevy of upscale shops in a pleasant outdoor setting. The shopping center recently expanded its facility and now offers more than 150 outlet stores with incredible savings.  New additions to the outlet mall include BCBG, Burberry, Kate Spade and Ted Baker.  Paired with Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, A|X Armani Exchange and Coach, shoppers with exquisite taste are bound to find their high-name favorites.  There is also  wide variety of fun, popular stores like J. Crew, Charlotte Russe, Gap Outlet, White House | Black Market, Converse and many more.

TOWN SQUARE
Featuring stunning architecture, pleasant walkways and a village-like atmosphere, Town Square is not like any other shopping center in Las Vegas. Upon entry, it actually feels like the heart of a historic metropolitan city. Shops include Metropark, Martin + Osa, Puma, J. Crew, Michael Stars, Tommy Bahama, Sephora, MAC, Victoria's Secret and the edgy, high-class furniture store, Robb & Stucky. In addition, you'll find establishments typically not found in shopping mall settings, such as Borders and Whole Foods.

TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned mini coach or motor coach, shopping stops, bottled water, Hosts Las Vegas Staff, all applicable taxes and gratuities for drivers.

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