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
GameWorks in the Showcase Mall is gamers heaven. It’s been designed by Dreamworks studio with the help of Steven Spielberg and takes high tech gaming to a new level. The variety of games to choose from is huge, you can try your ability at a virtual reality game, ride motion simulators and participate in rock climbing and even play your old arcade favorites. While games are mostly geared toward the highschool and up crowd there are many that younger kids will enjoy.
Gameworks has two levels of pricing. You can purchase a block of time for $20 an hour or you can purchase individual debit card amounts which you then insert in your game selections to play. Gameworks rewards those who show up at opening with discounted pricing.
Gameworks, Las Vegas
For more information about Gameworks visit their website at: www.gameworks.com Or call them at (702)432-GAME. Hours are from 10 a.m to Midnight Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The scenic alien landscape of the Red Rock Canyon State Park is something out of this world. Many visitors claim to feel like they’re setting foot on Mars the first time they visit. Red Rock features an amazing variety of scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations.
The park has been used for music videos and many movies because of its unique and spectacular appearance. It’s located about 12 miles west of Las Vegas and can be easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip.
After large rains the landscape of Red Rock blooms with an abundance of wildflowers and you can frequently encounter roadrunners, hawks, lizards, mice and squirrels.
Red Rock Canyon is a great place for an abundance of outside activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding and camping. Camping is limited to specific trains and designated areas.
Rock climber’s delight in the Aztec sandstone rock faces of consistent solidarity and the abundance of good rock climbing areas within the park. Some of the most popular areas to climb in red rock canyon are the Calico Hills, Sandstone Quarry and the Wilson Cliffs.If you decide to go to Red Rock Canyon make sure you bring plenty of water as temperatures can get as high as 105 degrees in the summer.
For more information about camping at Red Rock Canyon visit the BLM’s website