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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by ValerieJo, Mar 31, 2015.

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  1. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    It's still several months off, but I like to plan.

    We always rent a car while we are there as we like to take side trips while in Vegas.

    We've gone to the Neon Museum, Mob Museum, Atomic Testing Museum, Valley of Fire State park (highly recommend it), Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Red Rock (17 years ago), Pawn Stars shop, Rick's Restoration, Count's Customs.

    Trying to line up a few day/side trips for our October trip.

    Thinking of going out to the Pioneer Saloon.
    Maybe Red Rock again, since it's been so long.
    Mt. Charleston? Not sure what is there.

    Any other suggestions?

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    Take a ride out to Primm.
     
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    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    We did Death Valley in a day, loved it. But it is an all day trip.
     
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    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    Hate to sound dumb but What's in Primm?
     
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    there's 3 or casinos, a big ass roller coaster, some other attractions.
    only a 40 mile ride
     
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    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Outlet Mall as well
     
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    Chicken Ranch is about an hour away
     
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    On one of my visits last year we took a bus tour that went to Santa Monica beach, Grauman's Theater, Hollywood walk of Fame and a few other sites. We left at 630am and got back by 9pm. I imagine it would take a lot less time if you wanted to drive it yourself since you would not be stopping to pick up and drop off people. The bus trip was about $150 if I remember correctly. It was a really nice trip!
     
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    Mt. Charlseton has lots of good hiking if you're into that. I plan to go there in May
     
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    Spring Preserve....
     
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    Like the OP, I tend to hit the road when I rent a car.

    A little more than two hours one way, but an interesting place to visit is Rhyolite, a ghost town with lots of interesting partial structures still standing 100 years later, and a quirky art installation. I would never call it a must see, but it's worth seeing if this type of thing piques your interest. Not a lot of amazing real estate along the way, but it's a relatively easy drive.
    http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nv/rhyolite.html

    Last time I hit the road it was to the top of Mt. Charleston. Nice drive up and down, it was early November, so we saw snow. It was fun driving through the "neighborhood" up near the restaurant where we had lunch at. Crazy how much trouble people go to in order to live up in the mountains, only to live on top of each other, for the most part. We never did drive over to the ski resort portion.

    I’ve been to both Valley of Fire and Red Rock, I like VF better, but it’s a bit more of a drive.

    Went to Hoover Dam years ago, not in a hurry to go back. At least not in this lifetime.

    Never been to Primm, and it might be the destination of choice, because there will be no day trips in May, unless it’s cloudy and cool. Too nice outdoors for a car ride to Primm or elsewhere when the pool beckons. Primm would end up being an evening destination.

    If not Primm, I’m not sure where we might go. Springs Preserve doesn’t appeal to me much.
     
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    I went to the Pioneer Saloon a few years ago and really enjoyed going. You right past Primm to get there so on the way back we stopped off walked around and checked out the outlets. There was a a great Vegas souvenir store that had some good stuff at reasonable prices.
     
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