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A Comprehensive Guide to Southern Nevada Thrill Seeking and Rollercoasters

The guide is meant to service roller coaster enthusiasts in the greater Las Vegas area. I won't be including general Las Vegas tips, or any less traditional thrill seeking activities you may find in Southern Nevada. We're going to hit roller coasters first and then move on to other theme park-like activities. I'll try to cover everything, but if I miss something let me know and I'll update this.
Welcome to Southern Nevada, the southern portion of the state with 0.05 roller coasters per 1,000 sq mi per RCDB. There's not a lot here, but there are a few memorable experiences that provide some credits and some entertainment to anyone. It's very possible to hit all of the credits in one day, but doing this may ruin the experience of some of these places. However, if you have some time in Vegas, and you'd rather have some thrill rides fill your day, here's what Southern Nevada has to offer.
Rollercoasters (From North to South)
Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix
Credits - 1
Transportation - Taxi, Uber, or Rental Car
This small attraction is a little family-centered Go-Kart experience with a small credit.
The coaster is a small little piece of work that serves as a credit at least. I have some fond memories of it from my childhood, but its nothing special. If you are bringing kids, about the ages 5-14, they'll enjoy this entire place, and its a nice escape from the relentless advertisement barrage that is the rest of the attractions.
Keep in mind, this is a good 30 minute drive away from the strip and therefire most of the hotels in town, so transportation can be inconvenient. If you really want the credit though, its still very possible to get there.
The Adventuredome
Credits - 2 (R.I.P. Miner Mike)
Transportation - Foot, Uber, Taxi
Ah, The Adventuredome. The infamous indoor amusement park on the strip. This place is good for almost all ages, and even as an adult, one can still find enjoyment here for some part of a day. Getting here is easy, but if you're walking and stayed at a hotel near the heart of the strip, it will be a significant walk. However, its totally possible to walk here even from the New York New York casino, where another major roller coaster resides.
Canyon Blaster - The one word I would use to describe this coaster is charming. Its surprisingly smooth and holds up well for its size. Its layout is a little unconventional, but the novelty of it weaving throughout the rest of the park is intriguing. As for seats, the front will give you the most out of the near miss elements, while the back gives you a surprising amount of force. However, the difference isn't enough for me and I prefer the front.Not the best coaster in the world, but for an indoor Arrow, its really good.
El Loco - For the most recent coaster to be added to the dome, S&S brought a fun little coaster that takes advantage of the space. In an indoor park, there's no room for air time or huge drops. What there is room for is lots of inversions and nausea. This coaster uses its space really well, and is actually very entertaining to sit and watch. Once again, the novelty of it all being inside is really effective, and if you go to the Adventuredome at night, you'll get a unique ride on this coaster that may be memorable. However, I am a relatively weak stomached person, and the coaster started to get my lunch up after 4 or 5 rides. I have talked to more average people in terms of vulnerability to nausea, and they say its fine for quite a few rides in a row. Just keep that all in mind if you find yourself in a position to marathon this thing. As for seats, there are only four, so my recommendation would be to try to ride in the front two, but it doesn't really matter. Overall, a neat coaster with a lot of novelty which uses its size and space really well.
There are a couple flat rides in the dome, such as a Zamperla Disco, Morgan's Chaos, and Morgan's Inverter. These are cool as well, and definitely unique as there are not many indoor attractions like these. Other than that, the rest of the park is kiddie rides and stores. The park is actually quite fun to just stroll around, as the decorations and rockwork really cover the whole park and give the done some charm. I wouldn't recommend eating in the park, and you can buy a wristband for all day and leave in the middle, so take advantage of that.
The Big Apple Coaster
Credits - 1
Transportation - Foot
Perhaps one of the most infamous coasters in the world and the last Togo built coaster in the United States, the Big Apple Coaster is an experience, I just can't say it's the best experience. The potential this coaster had was astounding, but the cheaply constructed final product leaves much to be desired. Getting here is very easy from almost every hotel on the Strip, and once inside just ask someone to direct you to the arcade and you'll be on your way. The casino floors are purposely confusion, so guidance may be necessary to find the thing.
The actual coaster is okay. I don't think its as bad as everyone says, and I'll try to make my case here. Just try to not wear the VR, as those goggles make this this as bad as everyone says. You can ask the attendant to omit you from the VR, but I can't guarantee anything. Anyway, here's my defense of this coaster if you're not wearing VR:
While the overall experience of this coaster may be slightly uncomfortable and jarring, the main takeaway from this coaster is the view of the strip and uniqueness that make this coaster especially memorable. Few coasters swoop over a crowded parking lot next to one of the busiest streets in the city. Few coasters give you aerial view of a bustling downtown entertainment epicenter. And few coasters are as memorable as this one. In fact, the uncomfortable restraints and unusual layout contribute to this overall memorability. I find the front row makes the ride a little less jarring, and if you can, a night ride is a really cool experience. Yes, the coaster may not be the best experience and give the best forces, but its a unique coaster that is worth at least a day ride and a night ride.
Buffalo Bill's Resort and Desperado
Credits - 1
Transportation - Uber, Rental Car
Driving all the way out to the border between Nevada and California will bring you to Buffalo Bill's Resort and the coaster that towers over it. It pretty much just the coaster out here, but this a motion simulator and I think a log flume, but I'm just going to cover Desperado. Getting out here is very troublesome, and its a good hour drive from the strip center. I would recommend renting a car and driving it out here for about half the day. Desperado is decent to marathon and I don't think I've ever waited for it.
The actual experience of Desperado is better than you may expect. It was actually my first coaster over 200ft, and as a hyper it stands up well enough. The air time is not great, but for a coaster in the middle of the desert its good enough. This coaster is really saved by how few people ride it; being able to ride it over and over is one of the best parts about it. Other than that, there's not much to say. Its okay, not great, kinda average. But in a state like Nevada, average is about all one can ask for.
Other Attractions
There are a couple other experiences that are in the same genome as theme parks. No credits here, but theme park goers may find some enjoyment from these places.
Wet n' Wild & Cowabunga Bay
These are the seasonal water parks servicing the Las Vegas area. They're not extreamly large, but for small parks they're a nice place to chill in the summer. You could easily spend all day at one of these and kids will enjoy they're time. The differences are not very many between these two. I find that, in general, Wet n' Wild is cleaner and better kept, so if you can only visit one from the strip, that would be my recommendation.
The Spring's Preserve
This is a large nature reserve and park which is not far from the strip. If you wan't an escape from the consumerism center of the strip, its a relaxing place. It very child-oriented, but it can be relaxing to just meander and explore. There are several buildings that act as museums and historical centers so if its a hot day, don't worry. Overall, a calm center just off of the downtown area that is nice and quaint.
The Stratosphere
Finishing off with actual thrills, the stratosphere is a tall building with four main attractions at the top. Here's the website from the building for pictures of all three thrill rides. All three of these rides are very crowd oriented and if you don't have any sort of fear of heights they're really just children's rides high in the sky. The view from the tower is nice and the other attraction, bungie jumping off top, is over priced for the experience. I would come up here if you really want to either see the view or hit the rides, other wise it will be a mundane and disappointing experience. I do have to sing the praises of the restaurant at the top. If you have the means to eat there, it's worth it.
Southern Nevada is not a thrill seeker's paradise, but the region does have some nice attractions and a handful of credits for coaster enthusiasts. If you're in the area and are interested in some non-night time activities, these might be for you. The future is not looking great for roller coasters in Southern Nevada, but who knows, some wealthy individual may just bring some thrills to this great desert.
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Going to Vegas in July - I've been doing my research so hope this can help others.

I'm going in July and have done some research.
Plenty of this is from the sidebar, but other notes are from many of other sources.
The Vegas Degenerate Tour ( . ) ( . )
Things to do:
Sex/Swingers Clubs (Or; no, you filthy pervert - what's wrong with you?)
Drive along east CA down US-395 and crossing over to Nevada after Death Valley is one of the greatest drives I have ever done.
Edited to include corrections.
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10 things to do in Las Vegas

10 things to do in Las Vegas

10 things to do in Las Vegas

Are you looking forward to visiting Las Vegas? Then it is important for you to plan your journey well ahead of time. When you have a clear understanding about the places that you should visit and the places where you can stay, you will be able to get themost out of time that you spend.
Below mentioned are 10such impressive things that you will be able to do while you are spending your time in Las Vegas.

1. Reserve Las Vegas hostel for your stay

During the time you spend in Las Vegas, you can select the Las Vegas hostel to get your accommodation needs catered. It is not just another place in Las Vegas to sleep. You will be provided with luxurious amenities, including air conditioned rooms, hot tub and swimming pool at an affordable price tag. In addition, a large number of activities are also available for the guests who check-into the hostel to take part in and enjoy during the stay.

2. Spring for a show

Las Vegas is being called as the Entertainment Capital of the World. That’s because a large number of shows are being organized in here throughout the entire year. There is something for everyone to take part and experience in these events. For example, if you are a music lover, you can go ahead and visit the production shows that take place in the city, such as The Holiday Show, Vegas! The Show and Tournament of Kings Dinner & Show.

3. Visit Paris Las Vegas
You don’t need to visit Paris to witness the Eiffel Tower. You can do it while you are in Las Vegas as well. This is half a scale replica of the famous Eiffel Tower. You will be able to get to the top and experience stunning views. It has become a landmark in Las Vegas as well. When you get to the observation deck, you will be able to experience a 360-degree view of the city. It is better if you can get to the top on a bright sunny day. Then you will be able to experience the best sights from the top.

4. Visit the casinos in the Strip

It is possible for you to discover casinos throughout Las Vegas. However, the best casinos in the town are located in the Strip. The strip is a stretch of the city, which is located in Boulevard South. You will also be able to find mega casino hotels in the strip as well. All these hotels are being decorated exotically. Moreover, a fantasy like atmosphere is created by paying attention to detail.n to detail.

5. Stay a night in Stratosphere Hotel

Most of the hotels in Las Vegas are centred around the special gimmicks or themes, which attract visitors. It is applicable for the Stratosphere hotel as well. This hotel can be considered as the home to the popular Stratosphere Tower. In fact, Stratosphere Tower is being called the tallest freestanding tower that you will be able to find in the country. It is 350m high. During your stay in Stratosphere Hotel, you will be able to get to the top of the Stratosphere Tower and experience fascinating views of the city.

6. Get the Fremont Street Experience

The Fremont Street Experience can be considered as a unique attraction, which you should not miss while spending your time in Las Vegas. In order to get the experience, you must visit Fremont Street. The Fremont Street Experience is one of the best light and sound shows that you will be able to experience in your life. It would definitely fascinate your senses. You will also get attracted to the loud music and colourful displays. More than 12 million lights have been used for the construction of Fremont Street Experience.

7. Become a Venetian

You will also be able to become a Venetian while you are in Las Vegas. As you already know, Venice in Italy is popular for the singing gondoliers and canals. You can get that experience at Las Vegas and all you have to do is to visit the Venetian Casino Resort. It is also the largest resort that you can find in Las Vegas. During the time you spend in Venetian Casino Resort, you can shop from the premier shopping mall as well.

8. Visit the Mob Museum

Mob Museum can be considered as another great attraction available for you to visit while spending your time in Las Vegas. During the time you spend in here, you will be able to learn a lot about the mob. This can be considered as a non-profit museum. A large number of interactive activities are also available for the people who visit Mob Museum to take part in.

9. Spend a night in NewYork-New York Hotel

You can also think about spending a night in the New York-New York Hotel. This hotel is more recommended for the thrill seekers. It attracts more than one million visitors per year as well. The fascinating roller coaster ride that you can experience in New York-New York Hotel has contributed a lot towards its popularity. In fact, the New York-New York Hotel offers the first ever roller coaster ride with a 180-degree twist to the guests. Therefore, you will be riding upside down for a considerable part of your journey.

10. Enjoy a delicious meal at 17° South Booze & Bites

If you are looking forward to enjoying a delicious mail, you can visit 17° South Booze & Bites. The menu offered here at 17° South Booze & Bites is filled with a variety of exciting drink and food options. You will be able to find a large number of draft beer options in here as well. In addition, you will be able to enjoy the greatest games in the widescreen televisions available in the restaurant.

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Matt Culberson wins first prize in Heartland Poker Tour

A new tournament in the Heartland Poker Tour concluded this week and this time it was the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles in St. Charles, Missouri that acted as a gracious host. The land-based casino has attracted a great deal of poker fans, including some that usually participate exclusively in online tournaments. Unibet Poker members found it worthwhile to spend some time away from the virtual tables and sit down at real ones. They bring a wealth of experience from playing over the Internet and it is not surprising that some of them made it to the final table. Among those who brought a healthy stack to this late stage of the competition was Matt Culberson from St. Louis. 393 players pay the buy-in of $1650 for the main event, but only nine of them were still alive when the final table began. Matt was trailing chip leader Matt Cannella by plenty of chips, but he closed the gap separating him by the time the heads-up began. No deal was made and the winner took home almost $130,000, while the runners-up had to settle for less than $80,000. These are the final table results at the Heartland Poker Tour event: 1 Matt Culberson Lake St. Louis, MO $129,1472 Michael Ross Chicago, IL $78,3503 Jeffrey Brin Olathe, KS $52,4664 Ron Amos Quincy, IL $36,5925 Matt Cannella O'Fallon, IL $27,4446 Reginald Roberts Springfield, MO $21,5257 Joshua Turner St. Louis, MO $18,1888 Carl Masters Clarksville, TN $15,0679 Matthew Mueller Columbia, IL $12,915 There were dozens of tournaments scheduled throughout the year by the HPT and while most of them concluded some time ago, the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is scheduled for November in Las Vegas. Below you can see the complete schedule of all Heartland Poker Tour events in 2014: Heartland Poker Tour Stratosphere Las Vegas, NV USAHeartland Poker Tour Ameristar Casino Vicksburg, MSHeartland Poker Tour Club One CasinoHeartland Poker Tour Daytona Beach Kennel ClubHeartland Poker Tour Thunder Valley Casino ResortHeartland Poker Tour Golden Gates CasinoHeartland Poker Tour Commerce CasinoHeartland Poker Tour Agua Caliente CasinoHeartland Poker Tour Ameristar Casino - East ChicagoHeartland Poker Tour Soaring Eagle Casino
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