Las Vegas
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

Las Vegas

This is a discussion on Las Vegas within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category
  • Las vegas horse forum
  • Powered by vBulletin blue man group

Like Tree5Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-09-2012, 03:36 PM
  #1
Super Moderator
Las Vegas

My husband might be headed down to Vegas for a work related function towards the end of the summer and I was thinking maybe my son and I would tag along. (He's 8). I saw there are some zoos and aquariums there and some type of indoor amusement park, a childrens museum, wax museum, and then the CSI experience but I'm wondering what else is there?

I want to see the Hoover dam and I'm thinking we'd be close to the Grand Canyon? This is going to sound really stupid but are there beaches there?

What can a person do there? Are there rodeos?

Help.....
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-09-2012, 03:40 PM
  #2
Trained
I was just there a month ago. The Grand Canyon was like 4 hours away, the way we went. It was really neat though and worth the long drive. Turns out it is actually huge, who knew. No one in my family is very comfortable with heights so it was interesting.

There's a big aquarium at Mandalay Bay that was really pretty. Some of the stores are kid-friendly, like the M&Ms Store and the Coke store. You could go to some shows to like Blue Man Group, that's very kid-friendly.
     
    04-09-2012, 03:41 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
Mandalay bay would be our hotel if we go. That's where the event is...
     
    04-09-2012, 03:45 PM
  #4
Super Moderator
I was there in May last year. IT was in the high 90's then. So, in summer it will be same or higher. But very dry heat.
Hoover dam is about an hour away driving. The Grand Canyon is more like 3 hours or maybe more, driving, each way. No beaches there, you are on the rim.
The hotels ALL have pools, some more magnificent than others but all are lovely.
There are lots of things to see for free, too. Most of the hotels/casinos have some kind of display or show that is available for tourists on a regular schedule, like every half hour on the hour. You have to read about them and plan to be there. Or, they have areas that are open and you just walk through.

Plan on doing a LOT of walking. And outside, too, in the heat. But, it is really doable because you go soon into perfectly airconditioned places to cool off.

I found people there to be suprisingly happy and friendly, not jaded or sour as I would have expected for such a tourist town. Most of them said they really liked living there and it's a good place to bring up a family (not the Strip, though)

If you have only a short time, I would just stay around the hotel, skip Hoover dam and do stuff on the Strip or in the old "downtown".

I wanted to see the Neon Museum, but you have to get reservations well in advacnce.

The drive through the Red Rock area was really nice and only a half hour from the STrip. There was one hike (only about 3/4 mile each way) that went up to a tiny but refresshing waterfall. So, gorgeous and so different from my verdant home.
     
    04-09-2012, 03:45 PM
  #5
Banned
There aren't any beaches in Nevada, since it's a land locked state. It's not really near the Grand Canyon either, which is in Arizona. If you wanted to make a trip to the Canyon, it's about a 4-5 hour car trip from Las Vegas. Certainly doable, but not something I'd consider for a same-day trip.

The Hoover dam tour is definitely something you could do in one day though, as it's only about 40 miles from Las Vegas.

The only rodeo I know of is the National Finals Rodeo that are presented every year in Las Vegas, but they're in December.
     
    04-09-2012, 03:45 PM
  #6
Super Moderator
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmpony84    
Mandalay bay would be our hotel if we go. That's where the event is...

Madalay BAy has a stunning pool! One of the very best there. And the shark experience/aquarium is nice, but I am used to aquariums so this one is nice but not so large.
     
    04-09-2012, 04:06 PM
  #7
Super Moderator
Land locked. That just sounds... Yuck. Now I'm picturing dirt and sweat.

The hike to the waterfall sounds pretty, more my style. I was thinking me and little butt would spend our days swimming and maybe hit some childrens museums and that aquarium. I was hoping there was more country stuff close by like a state park or something. I'm not real big on crowds and people.

Husband will be busy during the days so it will be just me and the boy and while I'm a very capable person at home... I don't like strange places... Me clingy in wierd places...
     
    04-09-2012, 04:13 PM
  #8
Banned
You're silly!

You could think about visiting Valley of Fire State Park. It's about 55 miles outside of Vegas.

You might also want to consider Zion National Park. It's about 3 1/2 hours from Vegas, but I hear it's gorgeous.
farmpony84 and SorrelHorse like this.
     
    04-09-2012, 04:18 PM
  #9
Super Moderator
I know nothing about Vegas and truthfully... the internet searches are casino casino casino bar bar bar... weddings... blah...

I did see a mob museum that might be fun.

What about Native American Culture or even Hispanic culture? I love the jewelry and the artwork... anything like that in the area?
     
    04-09-2012, 04:23 PM
  #10
Started
You have some amusement type rides at circus circus, they've just recently closed the lion exhibit at MGM, treasure island has the sigfried and roy stuff (dolphins, tigers, etc.), as mentioned mandalay has the shark reef. It's going to be a LOT of walking and honestly, even though some places try to market vegas as a family place, it absolutely is not.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Las Vegas, NV Gaited07 Meet the Community 16 02-27-2013 12:19 PM
Hey from Vegas! (: PonyMischief Meet the Community 6 03-04-2012 05:53 PM
Hello from Las Vegas!! Tala Meet the Community 10 09-03-2010 02:25 AM
RIP Vegas ashleym100 Horse Pictures 25 08-11-2010 02:27 PM
Vegas: THEN and NOW =D MNRescue Horse Pictures 11 07-31-2010 01:43 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0