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    Go see the Valley of Fire just north of town


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    If you still can go inside it's very impressive.

    https://www.hooverdamtours.org/
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    Check out some of the things mentioned by others. I enjoyed my time at the Mob Museum. If you have not been to Vegas before you are likely to enjoy the trip. I've been there about 20 times for work related conventions. The first several years were fun, but the last few years not so much. The first several times there just watching the people were entertainment, but later trips I found if you can get away from the craziness of the Strip it's not too bad.

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    The one thing I remember from being there years ago was the car museum . . . IIRC, it was near the Imperial Palace - which probably doesn't even exist anymore. Take a drive out to Pahrump and grab lunch and look around. We don't drink nor gamble other than trying the nickel slots - which also probably a thing of the past - people watch - hit a buffet . . . . google and search for things to see in or near Vegas - there is not a lack of things to see. Just don't be a babe in the woods and be aware of your surroundings and the people around you - a lot of people coming and going to Vegas including those who would be more than happy to separate you from your money - pick-pockets, working girls, scammers, etc. as well as the normal riff raff found in a crowded busy city.

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    My wife and daughter tried the racing:

    https://exoticsracing.com/las-vegas-...ing-experience
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    Seems like when "the mob" "ran things" Vegas was a better place. Anyone got mugged? The mugger was never seen again.
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    When the mob ran things, LV had adult leadership. One of the mob guys rescued me from drowning at the Flamingo swimming pool when I was about 5 years old in the 1950's. A couple years later when my parents were comfortable with me heading out into the desert alone, they began staying in the town of Beatty (80 miles northwest) while my dad continued doing business in LV. It was a different kind of world then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilbilly View Post
    When the mob ran things, LV had adult leadership. One of the mob guys rescued me from drowning at the Flamingo swimming pool when I was about 5 years old in the 1950's. A couple years later when my parents were comfortable with me heading out into the desert alone, they began staying in the town of Beatty (80 miles northwest) while my dad continued doing business in LV. It was a different kind of world then.
    Wow - Not many houses in Beatty or surrounding area. Probably still looks close to same as in the 1950's/1960's.
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    I was there a couple years back and very little had changed except there is a Motel 6 and the Exchange Club has gone downhill (but still had that beautiful bar that came from Rhyolite, the ghost town over the hill). The owners of the Exchange Club kept an eye on me and kept me fed when my parents were delayed getting back from an LV business trip.
    I can still be a serious name-dropper about those days in Nevada. I intend to go back to Beatty now that I am retiring if only to find that huge outcrop of onyx which I discovered but never could find againbut only in cooler months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedbugbilly View Post
    The one thing I remember from being there years ago was the car museum . . . IIRC, it was near the Imperial Palace - which probably doesn't even exist anymore.
    It's called the Quad now. I'd forgotten about the cars, that is really something to see if you like old cars.
    http://www.vegassolo.com/the-auto-co...n-at-the-quad/

    There's also a pretty good car museum down in Laughlin but not as nice as this one.

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    You can go to Hoover Dam ... and take the ...(drum roll please)...

    ...DAM Tour !

    Sorry I just couldn't pass up that old joke ...
    ... and it is really called the Dam Tour !
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    Prime Rib at the Golden Steer just off the strip, get the Ceasar Salad

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    The last time we were there we stayed 2 nights in the Trump hotel and went to Battlefield Vegas just down the street.

    The Trump hotel has to be experienced to appreciate it, best hotel coffee I've had and I'm a snob about coffee.

    Battlefield Vegas is an indoor range, but they have a good variety of full auto toys to play with. Also have tanks you can drive if car crushing is your thing.

    My better half is a huge Elton John fan so we have been there 3 different times to see his show. The only gambling we do is budget $20 each in the slots. For me, that's gone in 10 minutes, my wife always comes home with a few dollars more than she started with. If you have wheels Death Valley and the damn are worth the ride.

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    Death Valley, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon Skywalk https://www.grandcanyon.net/skywalk along with the Hualapai Reservation.

    When are you going? Pow Wow in Pahrump in November. Try this site for ideas https://travelnevada.com/things-to-do/

    Say hello to the MGM Casino. I hauled quite a bit of the prestressed concrete flooring into their from Phoenix on a flatbed. Great roundtrip for a number of weeks.
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    Nothing on the Strip interests me any more so I do a lot of other things WAY off the strip and stay in places well out into the city.

    The tourist flight that goes over The Grand Canyon is pretty cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .429&H110 View Post
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    It's your job to avoid their accident.
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    That is a classic line to tell a teenage driver who believes they are invincible,
    Or believes that real life driving is like grand theft auto...
    Go now and pour yourself a hot one...

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    Thanks for the good advice. Looks like a rented car is the way to go.

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