Nevada Visits

Carson City, Nevada

Nevada State Railroad Museum

2180 South Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

(775) 687-6953

http://www.nsrm-friends.org/

 

Ride the train, operate the hand car and view the exhibits.  There is lots of restoration going on, too.

 

September 2006

 

Nevada State Museum, Carson City

600 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4004

 (775) 687-4810

http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/museums/cc/carson.htm

 

Plenty of historical and mineralogical exhibits.

 

September 2006

 

Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory

611 US Highway 395 North

Washoe Valley, NV 89704

 

Located a few miles North of Carson City, this is not a charitable organization at all, but the statue was so interesting, we had to include it.

 

September 2006

 

 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Testing Museum

755 E. Flamingo Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89119

(702) 794-5161

 

http://www.atomictestingmuseum.org/

 

Located in the city of Las Vegas, near the Strip, the museum chronicles the history of atomic testing in Southern Nevada, including the background reasons for the testing.

 

December 2007

 

Vegas Indoor Skydiving
200 Convention Center Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

877.545.8093
702.731.4768

http://www.vegasindoorskydiving.com/

 

December 2007

 

 

Formerly known as Flyaway, this is an indoor skydiving facility.  A large fan blows air vertically to allow in-place skydiving.  Most customers are there for the fun (and lower cost than the airplane-version of skydiving, but it does demonstrate the physical concept of relative motion (the air is moving or you are, you can’t tell the difference)

The daVinci Experience

Henderson Events Plaza

200 Water Street

Henderson, Nevada 89015

 

http://www.davinciexperience.info/

 

The daVinci Experience is a traveling exhibit of working models of dozens of da Vinci’s inventions.  We saw it in Henderson, but it has moved on.  Watch for it near you.

 

December 2007

Penn and Teller

http://www.pennandteller.com/

 

Penn and Tell perform nightly at

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

3700 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103-4046

(702) 777-7777

http://www.riolasvegas.com

 

December 2007

 

 

Penn and Teller put on a delightful, humorous magic show.  Some tricks are explained, some are performed to show you how it is done.  And both simply reinforce the appreciation of these skilled magicians.  The magicians are very clear that all their magic is done by the tricks of the trade.  There have no paranormal abilities.

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 891-1111

http://www.mgmgrand.com

 

December 2007

 

The free Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand hotel features a small pride of lions with a walk-through tunnel exhibit to get you as close as possible to the lions.  Their message of conservation is appreciated, though these “tamed” lions will never be able to live in the wild.

Nevada State Museum

700 Twin Lakes Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89107

(702) 486-5205

http://nevadaculture.org/museums/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=427&Itemid=121

 

The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas covers both dinosaurs and  Casino Security and a lot in between.  A great escape from the casinos!

 

December 2007