(Formerly: Derek Daly Performance Driving Academy)
Sit in the driver's seat of one of the fastest race cars around. Let ARA help you learn how to become a race car driver in their 1/2 day, full day, 3 day or
5 day class. This thrill of the race driving instruction
is located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 702-643-2126 or 888-463-3735.
Unlike the enclosed gun firing ranges around Las Vegas, Bullets and Burgers is set in a stunning, 30+ acre, outdoor desert landscape.
Located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, this driving experience offers several packages. Choose from a basic package of riding 6 laps around the track at 140 mph with an instructor for $99 up to a Driving 300 package which offers 24 laps driving yourself over 165 mph during multiple driving sessions. Advanced professional instruction is also available to help improve your form and speed on the track to over 180 mph. This is actual indy car driving experience. Call for times and days of operation. 1-877-227-8101 or 702-651-6300.
Skiing (of course). No where on earth is a vacation spot so perfectly located
like Las Vegas. You can have the snow in the morning, sunny lake-side in the
afternoon and the desert neon at night. But if the snow and skiing is what
you want try heading up the mountain. Only 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas
and 17 miles up into Lee Canyon on Highway 156, you can ski or snow board
during the winter months. A popular resort for tourists and locals alike, ski
season starts on Thanksgiving and runs through Easter. If you want to learn
to snow ski or snowboard they have great beginner packages: $75 ski rental
equipment, beginner lift ticket and a 2 hour group lesson or $115 for a 2 day,
4 hour group ski rental, lift ticket and instruction package.
$35 snow board 2 hour group lesson (lift ticket extra). Private lessons are also
available. If you're already a skier, lift prices are $50 adults and $30
children under 12 and Seniors over 60 (slightly higher on holidays). Who says you can't snow ski in the
desert? Only 1 hour drive from the Strip. - State Highway 156, Mt Charleston,
NV (702) 872-5462 or in town ticket sales (702) 645-2754. Snow info: (702) 593-9500.
Get outside those stuffy, smokey casinos. See more than the gaming tables. Experience a different
type of adventure when you fly your own Gliders and / or Bi-Planes. Soar high over the Nevada
skies against the gorgeous Spring Mountain Range backdrop, for a thrilling ride. Conveniently
located at the Jean Airport, a short 20 miles south of Las Vegas on Las Vegas Boulevard. (702)
Horseback Riding. Get away from the neon and breath some fresh mountain air while riding
horseback along a forest trail. The 3 1/2 hour trail ride takes you into Fletcher Canyon where beautiful
Aspen trees and huge evergreens abound. A great activity for watching birds and wildlife. They also offer sleigh
rides in the winter when the snow is deep or hayrides in the cool summer evenings. Overnight
wilderness rides are available too. A short 38 miles from downtown, the 3 1/2 hour ride is $60 prepaid and
pre-reserved, the 25 minute rides are $8 adults, $6 children 3-6 and free for the little ones under 3. - 2 Kyle Canyon Rd. Inquire at Mt. Charleston Rest. & Lodge - (702) 872-7009 or (702) 596-6715
Experience the old west just like the frontiersmen did.... wagon rides out to the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. An all day ride takes you to the many natural springs located in this protected environment and then on to beautiful Crystal Lake. After the trek enjoy a traditional camp fire and chuck wagon dinner. Or for the really adventurous, spend a night under the stars at the cow camp. Abundant wildlife and terrific for bird watchers, a place not to be missed. Day wagon ride only $40 per person including dinner. Overnight stays at the cow camp including dinner only $75 per person. Small groups welcome. Come live the old west like is was intended. Pahrump, NV (702) 727-8332 or (702) 372-1717.
Ever wonder what it's like to be an official race car drive? Like Richard Petty? Well, here's you
chance. Actually NASCAR Winston Cup Style Stock cars allow visitors to either ride along or drive the
Las Vegas Motor Speedway themselves. Buckled in for safety, you car will speed around the track
in excess of 175 miles per hour. Other cars racing on the track give you the feeling of really being in the
Winston Cup race. A photo finish provides you with a great souvenier to take home and show your friends.
This is a driving experience not to be missed. Prices start at $89 for a ride along. Call for course offerings and
dates. 702-643-4343 or 800-237-3889.
See the Strip, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Colorado River
and 4 States under a 360' square parachute built for two. All jumps include free ground training. Try tandem jumps and free-falling
up to 200 mph from 14,000' msl. Videos and photos available. A shuttle service will pick you up from your hotel. Just 20 minutes
south on Highway 93 to Boulder City Airport. (702) 759-3483 or 800-U-SKYDIV
FLY in an indoor vertical wind tunnel that simulates the free fall experience
of skydiving. This is truly an experience of your lifetime. For $75
(discounts apply for multiple "flights") you will be set up with a training
class, equipment and flight session. You can test your flight skills during
a single session or as a participant in a personalized "Learn To Fly" coaching
program. Just a block off the Strip at 200 Convention Center Drive - (702) 731-4768