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Laughlin $5 bus

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by dewey089, Aug 13, 2013.

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  1. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    I thought these had gone away, but this company still runs them 3 times a week. They are free but charge a $5 fuel surcharge, so in this context $5 is the new free.
    Still a great deal as long as you like going for just a few hours.
    Some like Laughlin. Some hate Laughlin.
    But here is the website of the company. I did not find the tour listed there, but called the 800 number in the upper right corner which you should do to book it.

    http://www.sightseeingtourslv.com/las-vegas-tours/las-vegas-bus-tours.html
     
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    Hi, Dewey, I hit a link and found the tour 10 hours round trip. I think I hit bus tours. It was on the right side.
     
  4. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    Thanks. I finally found it. I' ve done these in the past, so I know pretty much what it is about and the phone number was enough to book. I put it in my Vegas plans.
     
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    I have taken the tour you can book online (it is $8). They previously dropped guests off at the Colorado Belle (w/ free buffet - you get what you pay for) but the current tour drops you off at the Laughlin Golden Nugget w/ a Five Dollar GN food voucher.
    The bus was nice and not packed, but the driver was somewhat annoying with his commentary on the way down to Laughlin (including inaccurate Vegas facts). Had the same driver twice (took it a few years apart). They show a lame Adam Sandler (redundant) film on the way back.
     
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    thanks Dewey for the information on the tour bus to Laughlin. I told my wife about it and she said since we will be in Las Vegas for 7 days it sounds good for $5.00. she just wants to make sure they don't try to sell you a time share or vacation plan BS like they do all over the strip properties for free show tickets. that would end the Laughlin day.
    thanks jimmy
     
  7. laurafromWI

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    This is how I started going just to Laughlin. I took a bus trip from Vegas. I then found charter flights to Laughlin. It is a quiet, relaxed, small version of Vegas. The charter flights are great but the one from here only stays at the Riverside. Oh well, just need the room for sleeping/showering.
     
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    NO time shares or hidden agendas. some of the trips in the past did stop at some shops for a few minutes, but I don't think they do that anymore either. Just ask. I think it is direct. Laughlin is just trying to promote business.
     
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    I see they have a bus to Primm as well. Anyone ever do that one? We have an extended stay in Vegas, so it is always nice to check out other places. It is really nice when you can do it for free or minimal cost, instead of renting a car.
     
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    Where in Vegas does this tour leave from?
     
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    Unless you want to shop at the outlet mall, there is no reason to go to Primm.
     
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    For me and usually anyone accompanying me, the only worthwhile attractions in Primm are a few amusement rides at Buffalo Bill's that include the Desperado Roller Coaster. When it opened it was billed as the biggest and fastest coaster anywhere. It has since been eclipsed by newer coasters but it is still a great ride. I used to always stop there on the drive to Vegas. But sadly, it's hardly ever open anymore. It operates on a short hour schedule only 3 or 4 days a week and it's often closed for weather conditions, maintenance or other reasons even on its scheduled operating days. It's been idle every time I've stopped there for the past couple years.

    In Primm there's a shopping mall, 3 casino hotels and no notable restaurants. I don't see much reason for visiting there now.

    IMO the best side trip from Vegas is on the river through Black Canyon.
     
  13. Lord Suspect

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    Thanks I never new about this option, always rented a car to get there.
     
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    I wouldn't have any problems paying the 5$.Cheaper any easier than if I had to do it myself.
     
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    wife and I did the tour twice with grand tours.
    I think it was ten bucks each but that also included the lunch buffet at colorado belle.

    I don`t care for buffets but even a glass of milk and a coffee costs close to that much at any restaurant.
     
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