The Adventuredome is located inside the Circus Circus Hotel in Las Vegas. One of the few hotels that still caters to families in Las Vegas the Circus Circus is a perfect choice to get out of the heat and enjoy some great family fun.
Visitors will be happy to discover that the adventuredome provides a huge assortment of activities from within it cavernous climate controlled dome. The highlight is by far the Canyon Blaster roller coaster which is the only double looped and double corkscrew ride in the U.S. If you’ve been on the Manhattan Express roller coaster at the New York New York hotel, you’ll find the Canyon Blaster to be just as, if not more exciting.
Another great ride at the Adventuredome is the Rim Runner Water Plume ride, or typically called the log ride. This log ride comes to a pretty exciting finale with a four story descent into a big splashdown that’s a real crowd pleaser. There are several other rides that require mention, like the Inventor ride which sends victims, or should I say riders hurdling and spinning into the air. There is also a bumper cars area, a carousel, a ferris wheel and a swinging pirate ship.
Check out Adventuredomes Extreme Zone where you can participate in trampoline bungee jumping or rock climbing. Or you may want to spend some time at the laser tag arena or batting cages. There is also a clown themed Imax experience called the Fun House Express.
Finally the Adventuredome has a wide variety of smaller kids rides and carnival type games where you can try winning one of those six foot tall stuffed bears you’ve always wanted.
The cost of admission is free and ride tickets are $16.95 if you are over 48″ and $12.95 for those who are 35″ to 48″ tall.
To learn more about the the Circus Circus hotel visit: Circus Circus Hotel
This one’s over the top, but it’s fun. The Liberace museum is dedicated to the sequined piano player. Whether you’ve ever heard of him or not, you can catch a glimpse into the gaudy life of a famous Vegas performer at this one of a kind museum.
On display is Liberace’s pink piano, jeweled outfits, costumes, cars and last but not least the world’s biggest rhinestone, weighing in at 50.6 pounds.
Admission to the Liberace museum is $12 for adults and $8 for seniors over 64. For more info visit their website at: www.liberace.org or call at (702)798-5595.
The Stratosphere thrill rides are located a dizzying 100 stories above the Las Vegas Strip atop the Stratosphere Tower. They hold claim to having the world’s three highest ride attractions; the Big Shot, X Scream and Insanity the Ride.
Insanity the Ride holds riders sixty-four feet over the edge of the Stratosphere tower while spinning passengers at up to three G’s at a 70 degree angle. If the thought of experiencing the perfect views of Las Vegas at 900 feet while being violently flung through the air appeals to you then look no further.
The Big Shot ride shoots riders from the top of the tower, up it’s mast at a speed of 45 miles per hour. Riders experiencing 4 G’s on ascent and negative G’s on the way down. Watch out for this one, it’s scream inducing!
The X Scream is like a giant teeter totter in the sky. 866 feet up in the sky to be exact. Passengers are dangled 27 feet over the edge of the building before being pulled back and forth.
Even if you don’t care about thrill rides you should visit the Stratophere Tower for the view alone. It’s billed as the tallest free standing observation tower in the United states and get this it would have been even taller but the FAA decided against it. For a truly spectacular view of the entire Las Vegas area this ones a must see. You can also get a view without braving the lines for the tower by making reservations at the Top of the world restaurant.
Ticket prices for the observation tower are $9.95 for adults. Local, seniors and kids 4- 12 are $6.00
Ticket prices for Insanity ride, Big Shot ride and the X Scream ride are $8.00 for everyone. You can purchase an Xtreme All-day Unlimited Package for $29.95.
All rides are subject to closing due to high winds and bad weather. Minimum height for all rides is 48″. For more information call ( 702)380-7777 For more hotel information visit the Stratosphere Hotel page.
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