THE GUIDE

Where Las Vegas - - ATTRACTIONS + TOURS -

DIS­COUNT FIREARMS AND AMMO— Of­fers more hand­guns in a sin­gle show­case than many shops dis­play in their en­tire store. Hun­dreds and hun­dreds of hand­guns, ri­fles and shot­guns— Ne­vada’s largest se­lec­tion. There’s also more than one mil­lion rounds of ammo in stock at all times. Store open M-Sa, 9 am-7 pm; Su, 11 am-5 pm. 3084 S. High­land Drive, 702.567.1158. DOL­PHIN TRAINER FOR A DAY— Learn how to care for, feed and play with the Mi­rage’s fam­ily of At­lantic bot­tlenose dol­phins. The day starts at 9:45 am and ends at 4 pm; a pri­vate pool­side lunch is in­cluded in the pack­age. Call for avail­abil­ity. Mi­rage, 702.792.7889. DREAM RAC­ING— Get be­hind the wheel of a real Fer­rari in this all-in­clu­sive ex­pe­ri­ence that shows you what it feels like to be a race car driver. Call for avail­able dates and prices. Las Ve­gas Mo­tor Speed­way, 702.605.3000. ETHEL M CHOCO­LATE FAC­TORY AND BOTAN­I­CAL

CAC­TUS GAR­DEN TOUR— Watch how this fine choco­late is made, and sample some at the end of the tour. When you’ve fin­ished, dis­cover a 2.5acre, arid land­scape with more than 350 species of cac­tus, suc­cu­lents and desert plants from the South­west and other deserts of the world. M-Th, 10 am- 4:30 pm. Free. 2 Cac­tus Gar­den Drive, 702.435.2655.

FAST LAP IN­DOOR KART RAC­ING— The karts, in­spired by the 2006 CIK Out­door World Cham­pi­ons Sodi-Kart, are equipped with Honda 200cc en­gines, which can reach speeds up to 50 mph. M-Sa, 10 am-11 pm; Su, 10 am-10 pm. Call for price in­for­ma­tion. 4288 S. Po­laris Ave., 702.736.8113. FLIGHTLINEZ— Go for a thrilling flight through Boot­leg Canyon, just 30 min­utes from Las Ve­gas, on one of four zip lines. Open daily from 8 am-5 pm. Pack­ages start at $150. 1644 Ne­vada High­way, 702.293.6885. FLOWRIDER WAVE- IN-A- BOX— Go from body boards to flowrid­ing in the blink of the eye and prac­tice your kick­flips, ae­ri­als and other tricks. 10 am-7 pm daily. Guests must be 48 inches to ride. Call for prices. Planet Hol­ly­wood, 702.785.9106. FLYBOARD LAS VE­GAS— Take flight on an in­sanely cool wa­ter jet pack. If you can stand on your own two feet, you can fly! Prices start at $99 for a 15-minute Flyboard demo ex­pe­ri­ence. 702.600.9860. FUN DUN­GEON— A me­dieval-themed mid­way with car­ni­val-style games, a state-of-the-art ar­cade and a gift shop. Open daily from 10 am-10 pm. Ex­cal­ibur, 702.597.7777.

GRAND CANYON WEST— Ex­plore the majesty of the Grand Canyon on a shut­tle tour that takes you to three dif­fer­ent points in the Huala­pai Na­tion, in­clud­ing the Sky­walk. River raft­ing tours are also avail­able. Call for de­tails. 888.868.9378

IN­SAN­ITY— This in­verted cen­trifuge spins you 64 feet over the edge of the tower at a force of 3 Gs. Su-Th, 10 am-1 am; F-Sa, 10 am-2 am. $39.95 as part of an all-day ride pass. Strato­sphere, 702.383.5210. LAS VE­GAS MINI GRAN PRIX FAM­ILY FUN CEN­TER— Fea­tures rides for all ages in­clud­ing Adult Gran Prix carts, Go Karts, Sprint Kart Speed­way, Kid­die Karts, Dragon Roller Coaster, Super Fun Slides, Tor­nado Twister, Dive Bomber Air­planes, the lat­est ar­cade games and a 7,000-square-foot restau­rant/ party room with great food. Free ad­mis­sion. Open

year-round. Su-Th, 10 am-10 pm; F-Sa, 10 am-11 pm. 1401 N. Rain­bow Blvd., 702.259.7000.

LAS VE­GAS SPRINGS PRE­SERVE— Ex­plore col­or­ful botan­i­cal gar­dens, in­ter­ac­tive gal­leries and trails at this 180-acre “birth­place of Las Ve­gas.” Open daily from 10 am- 6 pm. $18.95 adults, $10.95 chil­dren 5-17. 333 S. Val­ley View Blvd., 702.822.7700. MAR­VEL AVENGERS S.T. A.T. I.O. N.— The Sci­en­tific Train­ing and Tac­ti­cal In­tel­li­gence Op­er­a­tive Net­work is an im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence that brings vis­i­tors of all ages into the world of The Avengers. Op­er­a­tional equip­ment dis­plays in­clude Cap­tain Amer­ica’s uni­form and shield, Bruce Ban­ner’s lab­o­ra­tory and Ant-Man’s hel­met. Guests have the chance to map out the stars to find As­gard, as well as learn how to op­er­ate Iron Man’s suit. Open daily from 10 am-10 pm. $34 adults, $24 ages 4-11. Trea­sure Is­land, 702.894.7626. MAVERICK HELI­COPTER TOURS— Of­fers VIP-level ser­vice from two lo­ca­tions: Las Ve­gas and the Grand Canyon. En­joy the com­forts of the Eco-Star heli­copter, which fea­tures in­di­vid­ual leather, theater-style seat­ing, ex­tended leg room and out­stand­ing vis­i­bil­ity. 888.261.4414. 702.261.0007..

MID­WAY AT CIR­CUS CIR­CUS— When Cir­cus Cir­cus opened in 1968, it didn’t have any ho­tel rooms— only a casino, cir­cus tent and car­ni­val mid­way, which is still pop­u­lar to­day. It’s lo­cated on the sec­ond floor and houses a 200-game ar­cade and clas­sic car­ni­val-style games. Open daily at 10 am. Cir­cus Cir­cus, 702.734.0410.

MI­NUS 5 ICE LOUNGE— A 2,000-square-foot ice lounge that takes guests into an icy won­der­land of in­tri­cately hand-crafted ice sculp­tures and ar­chi­tec­ture kept at a con­stant -5 de­grees Cel­sius or 23 de­grees Fahren­heit. Su-Th, 11 am-2 am; F-Sa un­til 3 am. Pack­ages start at $19, which in­cludes en­try fee, one cock­tail and ev­ery­thing you need to stay warm inside. Man­dalay Place, 702.740.5800; Monte Carlo, 702.643.7800. PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HE­LI­COPTERS— The world’s largest and most ex­pe­ri­enced heli­copter com­pany has been op­er­at­ing since 1965 and of­fers daily tours of the Grand Canyon. Choose from a va­ri­ety of heli­copter land­ing tours, air­plane tours, bus tours, com­bos, ho­tels and more. 275 E. Trop­i­cana Ave., Suite 155, 702.736.7243.

PINK JEEP TOURS— Ex­pe­ri­ence re­mote areas in­ac­ces­si­ble to most with Pink Jeep’s rugged fleet of high-end, all-ter­rain Tour Trekkers. Com­pli­men­tary ho­tel pick-up and drop-off. Choose from Grand Canyon ( West Rim and Toroweap), El­do­rado Canyon, Val­ley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, Mt. Charleston, Death Val­ley and Zion Na­tional Park. Call for reser­va­tions. 888.900.4480.

POLE PO­SI­TION RACE­WAY— Ex­pe­ri­ence the thrills of in­door kart­ing at this fa­cil­ity launched by rac­ers for rac­ers. Among its celebrity in­vestors is Las Ve­gas na­tive and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch. Su-Th, 11 am-11 pm; F-Sa, ‘til mid­night. Call for prices and track avail­abil­ity. 4175 S. Arville St., 702.227.7223. THE RANGE 702— Un­leash your in­ner war­rior at this in­door fa­cil­ity with a VIP room, seven pri­vate lanes, firearms safety and train­ing and an on-site restau­rant. 5999 Dean Martin Drive, 702.485.3232.

SKYDIVE LAS VE­GAS— Skydive Las Ve­gas is Ne­vada’s premier pro­fes­sional stu­dent sky­div­ing fa­cil­ity, ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing the first-time jumper with the most in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence of their lives. Jump out of our per­fectly good air­plane se­curely at­tached to your own per­sonal sky­div­ing in­struc­tor, freefall at 120 MPH, then en­joy a peace­ful para­chute flight while tak­ing in views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, the Las Ve­gas Strip and more! Pro­fes­sional me­dia ser­vices avail­able to cap­ture your en­tire ex­pe­ri­ence and ready same day. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Free shut­tle avail­able. At the Boul­der City Air­port. 702.759.3483. SKYJUMP— Plum­met off the 108th floor of the Strato­sphere Tower at 40 MPH, at this, the world’s high­est “con­trolled freefall.” Su-Th, 10 am-1 pm; F-Sa, 10 am-2 am. $119.99. Strato­sphere, 702.380.7777 or 800.998.6937.

SLOTZILLA ZIP LINE— A 12-story, slot ma­chine-in­spired zip line that lets vis­i­tors cas­cade 77 feet above the pedes­trian prom­e­nade. Open Su-Th, 1 pm-1 am; F-Sa, 1 pm-2 am. Lower zip line, $20; up­per zip line, $40. Fre­mont Street Ex­pe­ri­ence, 702.678.5780.

NEW SPEED VE­GAS— Get your adren­a­line pump­ing as you guide Porsche, Fer­rari, Lam­borgh­ini, Audi and Corvette su­per­cars around a 1.5 mile For­mula One-in­spired track with 12 sweep­ing

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