December 27, 2017 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – Things are looking amazing for New Years Eve! After a couple of really cold ones (freezing temps at midnight), we’re looking at a high of 61F and an overnight low of only 41F. We’ll have a full report on how you can take part from right where you are (or wherever you will be on the 31st).

Other than that, we’ll spend this issue cleaning up odds and ends!

New Years Eve Live From Las Vegas – If that boring ball drop from New York doesn’t put you to sleep, we’ll show you how it is REALLY done. Two of our local TV stations not only go all-out on coverage from up-and-down The Strip and Fremont Street, but they stream it LIVE for the rest of the world:

8 News Now will start live streaming coverage at 8 PM Pacific this year. They plan to show
celebrations from across the US, leading up to ours. Hence, you can tune in and not miss the ball drops, peach drops, and other celebrations from across the country. Finishing up with ours at midnight Pacific.

NBC 3 News starts their coverage at 10 PM Pacific with similar coverage in all of the tourist areas.

As this is live streaming, and a live event, sometimes the streams are not available on their site for the first few minutes. If you are ever thnking of doing New Years here, or just love Las Vegas and want to see how we handle the biggest party night of the year, tune in!

Rain-Free Record – In the past, I’ve noted that if it rains while you are in Las Vegas, play the Megabucks because you are already bucking very unusual odds! Christmas Eve set a new record of 102 straight days without even a trace of precipitation. Keep in mind that the official records for Las Vegas are kept at McCarran Airport, so you are talking about the same weather The Strip has.

Mt. Charleston (45 minutes northwest of town) has already seen precipitation, and up there, it is in the form of snow. While we aren’t considered a skiing destination, locals so inclined enjoy gettting up there to the slopes during the winter months. Also, if you have deep pockets and want to live near Las Vegas, but not be subject to our climate, there are homes up on the mountain, and the yearly average temperature is around 30 degrees cooler than here in the valley!

To those wondering if the lack of rain is a bad thing given the condition of Lake Mead, it is a moot point. It takes days and days of monsoons in Las Vegas to even raise the level of the lake by an inch or two. What we carefully watch is the rain and show in the mountains of Western Colorado, Southern Wyoming, and Northern New Mexico. These feed the Colorado River, which then runs past our back door.

Also of note is that even with our growth, conservation efforts over the past decade have Nevada using LESS than our allotted supply of water from the river. Speaking of…

History Has Closed – Wynn/Encore has closed their golf course to make way for their Paradise Park, which itself will feature a pretty large man-made recreational lake. In one form or another, a golf course has been at that location (fomerly the Desert Inn) since the 1950’s. Given how intensive water use is to keep golf courses green, the impact of the lake on water supply and use will probably be a wash. I do know that if you have a pool in your backyard here, it is using less water than if you had a lawn!

Live Bus Video For Law Enforcement – January of 2018 will bring the implmentation of live streaming video on our busses. Should anything criminal or dangerous happen, police will be able to tap in and monitor exactly what is going on, so they can best aid the riders and get the bad guy!

You Can Get A Drink Served By A Pawn Star – Rick Harrison, star of Pawn Stars, is also a certified (by the county) food and beverage handler. He took the classes so that he could tend bar at his Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ and Tavern in the Pawn Plaza (next to the famous shop a mile south of Fremont Street on Las Vegas Boulevard).

He’s there Friday and Saturday nights unless he’s out-of-town. You may wish to call ahead and find out.

$50,728 – If you want to buy an average house in Las Vegas, that is the household income number they suggest you need. In Los Angeles? $115,068.77. Which is leading to a heavy migration from the Golden State.

Rat Pack Radio – A local group has started a low-power FM station speciazing in the kind of music you would have heard in the lounges of Las Vegas during the 50’s-70’s. If you are cruising The Strip, simply tune into 107.1 FM. Anywhere else in the world, they
provide the ability to listen online (see How To Listen To KIYQ).

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler

Associate Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley



Members Mania

The feature in the current Newsletter about Hot Air Balloon rides reminds my wife and I about our one and only trip over Vegas with D&R Balloons back in May 2011, which ended up with us making the local news! (links below)

Hot Air Balloon Lands In Vegas Neighborhood

Hot Air Balloon Lands In Valley Neighborhood

It was an exciting end to our flight and we can only praise Doug Campbell, the pilot for his professionalism and skill in landing us safely in the neighborhood street without touching any of the roofs or street furniture.

It goes to show that balloons can only go where the wind takes them and “what goes up must come down”.

In spite of the unusual landing site we really enjoyed our flight – the worst thing about it is the incredibly early start – we were picked up at our hotel at 4:30am.

We would encourage anyone who’s thinking about this flight to go for it – it’s a once in a lifetime experience and the views are spectacular.

Looking forwards to our next trip to LV next April.

Best wishes,

Barbara & Bob Byrne

 

Ted Responds:

Thanks for the great report and the news stories to share with our members! I recently watched a short film on the Albuquerque Balloon Festival (the most notable in the US), and was amazed at the amount of control these pilots fortunately do have. I have yet to go up (mainly due to the early hour, I’m a night owl), but it is definitely on the bucket list.

Just a reminder that sunrise/sunset and weather-related activities vary greatly throughout the year regarding when and what you can do. Every few months, we remind you how great it is to view the sunset and watch The Strip (and the entire city) light up from the top of the Stratosphere. The sun is pretty much GONE by 5 PM this time of year in our area. (We sit on the very eastern edge of Pacific time and are cursed with an early sunset).

However, you can take advantage of this! The 107 Skyfall lounge has happy hour from 4pm – 7pm with 1/2 price appetizers and 2-for-1 cocktails. And, if you let them know you are going up to the lounge, the ride to the top is FREE! (Two drink minimum).

Sunrise balloon rides won’t require you to get up so early, but keep in mind our overnights and mornings are downright chilly (or so they are to us). Do not be surprised at temps in the 30’s F. On the flip side, this is a great time of year for an early afternoon tour to Hoover Dam. The lake is usually a few degrees warmer (a plus in the winter), and you won’t be walking around all of that concrete in scorching temperatures. Our recommended and approved Hoover Dam tours (and all of our approved tours) are available at AccessVegas.com/Tours.

Ted Newkirk

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Las Vegas Shows

Thought you had all the time in the world to watch Jennifer Lopez hit the stage live? Think again. The 48-year-old Latin pop star has released the final dates for her Las Vegas All I Have residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and it’s time you book your flights and tickets, ASAP.

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Las Vegas Dining

Designed to be an experiential and immersive destination restaurant, guests to Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN at Caesars Palace will feel transported to the studio set of the globally-popular FOX television show. As of today, fans can begin placing reservations to be one of the first to experience Ramsay’s newest culinary venture, with the first reservations set for Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, located at Lee Canyon in the Spring Mountains, opened its gates to welcome skiers and snowboarders Friday for its 55th winter season. Due to unseasonably warm weather, Rabbit Peak was the first to open this season with some terrain park features.

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Las Vegas Gambling

The demolition of the Las Vegas Club continues in downtown Las Vegas on Friday. The property was purchased by Derek and Greg Stevens in 2015. An entire city block is being demolished to make way for a new resort. No definitive plans for the new resort have been announced.

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Las Vegas Tragedy


Other Las Vegas News


What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Pop Strings Orchestra – Summer Of 69

Lounge music in Las Vegas is not dead! David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra plays weekends starting at 10 PM inside Caesars Palace at the famed Cleopatra’s Barge.

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Walking Thru Aria Las Vegas

Take a walk with me thru the Aria Resort & Casino located on the Las Vegas Strip. Aria is the centerpiece to City Center Las Vegas which was a 9.2 billion dollar project shared by MGM & Infinity World Development. The project was completed in 2009, which was one of the worst times for Las Vegas.

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Tom Green And CW’s Jeff Maher Talk About His New Show At Bally’s

Tom Green is knocking them dead at Bally’s. We have tickets!

Book Now: Tom Green Las Vegas



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December 20, 2017 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From Las Vegas! – We want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Christmas Day will mark the end of our one week of winter. It certainly has been brutal, with temps around 50F (high), 35F) and a couple days of sustained 30 mph winds. However, Christmas Day looks to be clocking in around 65F.

We’ll be back next issue with a year end wrap-up of odds and ends, and I’m working on two special reports just for members:

– What Is Each Month Like In Las Vegas: We’re going to go well beyond the weather, what is or isn’t happening, who is visiting, what times to avoid (or make sure you book), and more.

– So You Want To Move To Las Vegas; Whether it is a pipe-dream, something you are planning to seriously do some day, or you are starting to seriously ponder becoming a resident of Clark County, Nevada, this will be packed full of “must know” info from those of us who not only live here, but monitor the opportunities and conditions very closely.

Hope you are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler

Associate Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley


Las Vegas Shows

The legendary cast of Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas at Flamingo Las Vegas, will greet the season with the debut of its holiday show on Monday, Nov. 20. Just as the Radio City Rockettes have become synonymous with the holiday season in New York City, the annual holiday show at Legends in Concert has become part of the famous festivities in Las Vegas for both tourists and locals.

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Book Now! Save $20 On Legends In Concert Tickets!



Las Vegas Dining


Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed chef, television personality, best-selling author and philanthropist Giada De Laurentiis will be honored as its “Woman of the Year” for the 34th Annual Black & White Ball. De Laurentiis’ numerous achievements in the culinary arts and dedication to national and international charitable causes will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Wynn Resorts during the 46 year-old ballet company’s largest annual fundraiser and one of the city’s preeminent society and fashion events.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Wishing you could be walking in a winter wonderland this holiday season? The LINQ Promenade invites you to join in the seasonal fun this December with multiple holiday shows along the Promenade featuring singers and dancers, beginning Friday, Dec. 1.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Sometimes it just pays to stay up really late and play the one-armed bandit. A local player identified as “Robert” won a slot jackpot valued at more than $800,000 while playing at 2:30 a.m. at the Cannery in North Las Vegas last weekend.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Luxor Hotel and Casino recently unveiled its newly remodeled rooms as the hotel continues the redesign of more than 1,700 hotel rooms in its East and West towers. The remodel began in early November and will continue to roll out through Q1 2018.

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Las Vegas Sports

NASCAR and Las Vegas, what a perfect match! NASCAR Loves Las Vegas and NASCAR fans love to come to Las Vegas to see their favorite drivers. So with the annual NASCAR Champions Week and Awards Banquet, comes the legion of fans to watch what has become a tradition, the “Victory Lap” down the Las Vegas Strip.

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Book Now! Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tickets!



Las Vegas Tragedy


Other Las Vegas News



What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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The Strip Has Changed! Las Vegas Strip 2017!

(Producers Notes) We took a cruise down the Las Vegas Strip on Friday night to see what has changed. Since my first trip to Vegas the landscape continues to change. This is a 2017 cruise down the Las Vegas strip…with the lovely Erica as your tour guide!

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Level Up 21+ Arcade Bar MGM Grand Las Vegas 4K Tour

Take a look inside the new millennial game room at MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas.

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Sloans Homemade Ice Cream Best Sweets Las Vegas Venetian Palazzo

Circus Cotton Candy is just one of the many fun flavors of ice cream now served up at Sloan’s Homemade Ice Cream at the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes in Las Vegas


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  • Vegas Super Secret Specials Spreadsheet is available here:

    Spreadsheet Version
    or
    HTML / Webpage Version

    Either click to view or right-click to download. It is growing each week, so always check out the latest edition!

    Keep in mind that specials are always subject to change. That is why we list the phone number for each restaurant or bar. Please DO call ahead to confirm the offer continues to be valid. Players Card May Be Required For Some Specials. If you find an offer that has ended, alert us at [email protected] and we’ll give you 50% off your membership dues next year for the help if you are the first to report it!

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Latest Concerts Added
This Week!

There is no better place to see your favorite acts then in Las Vegas! You’re relaxed, can enjoy a fine meal, have some cocktails without the worry of driving, and no alarm is going to jar you awake all too early the next morning.

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December 15, 2017 AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

Newkirk’s Notes

Hello From
Las Vegas!

– While I feel for all of you east of the Rockies here in North
America, I’m not going to trade places with you when it comes to the
weather. We’re getting paid back in spade for our unusually warm
summer. We’ve been in the 60’s F this month, and the next 10 days show
an average of 57 F (which is actually our December average high). Not
only have we had abundant sunshine, but we’re getting very close to
breaking our all-time. record of 101 days without rain.

Steve Wynn Going
All In
– Casino mogul (and father of the modern Las Vegas
and the megaresort) is upping the ante. He just bought the empty lot
across the street from him. Long time visitors will know it as the
location of The Frontier, which was imploded to make way for a resort
which the recession killed. (Don’t even get me started on the
demolition of The Frontier. The place was nothing fancy, but it felt
like “old Vegas” and offered plenty of value. Not to mention that on my
second Christmas here, I couldn’t make it home and my Christmas Eve was
spent at their dollar blackjack tables).

Wynn hasn’t said what he’s going to do with it yet. He’s just
starting construction on a huge lake and boutique hotel complex behind
his existing hotels. Also, you already have something like 6000 rooms
under construction up that way between Resorts World (old Stardust
site) and the pending completion of the Fontainebleau.

He always likes to have space for his future visions, and as
the North Strip redevelops, I have to imagine the value of the land
will only increase. Plus, he now has 100% control over what gets built
across the street from him!

Sports Betting
Boom
– Las Vegas continues to become more and more
sports-centric. It has long been known that it is more exciting to be
here for the Superbowl than to be in the host city itself. (And, when
the Superbowl is played in California or Arizona, many of the casinos
actually charter a plane and comp their high rollers a flight over to
the game and their seat at the game). However, it isn’t just a couple
of big events like Superbowl or March Madnesss anymore. Sports betting
numbers continue to climb, and Las Vegas is becoming the place to come
watch just about any big sporting event, whether we’re hosting it or
not!

Of interest to you football fans: College football betting
numbers are catching up to the pros. We’re not sure whether this is a
fallout to the politics surrounding the NFL this year, or simply the
explosive growth in the popularity of college football, but Saturdays
at the sports books are becoming just as exciting as Sundays.

Destruction Of
Monte Carlo Moving Right Along
– If you had nice memories
of perhaps seeing Master Magician Lance Burton or dining at Andrea’s,
or just enjoyed the theme, memories are about all that there is left.
Within a few months. the Monte Carlo will be completely redone,
de-themed, and called Park MGM. The goal is to appeal to the corporate
and convention visitor on expense accounts, and surround their T-Mobile
arena with high-priced lodging.

I know. Doesn’t do us any good either. We don’t cater to that
group.

#58
– Kudos to the National Finals Rodeo, who just finished up their yearly
December run here. Contestants wear numbers which correspond to their
rankings coming into the event. The NFR skipped giving a contestant the
#58 this year (with the permission of the contestant slated to use it,
he graciously had no problem being #59). Also, a tip-of-the-hat to
Oregon Duck (and Las Vegas’ own) Tyrell Crosby for wearing #58 during
the Las Vegas Bowl as a tribute. For those missing the symbolism, 58
people were killed in the Oct. 1 shooting.

Monorail
Extension
– The monorail is indeed being extended from MGM
to Mandalay Bay. This will connect all three major convention centers
in town with each other, and provide the additional opportunity to
extend it to the new stadium. Don’t hold your breath on seeing it run
to the airport. The logistics of running an elevated tram along a road
that sits at the end of a major airport runway alone are daunting.

For those of you who are still cabbing it, we strongly suggest
giving Uber a try. The fare will be less expensive, and since it is a
(super-easy to use) phone app, you can see a solid estimate of your
fare, choose a bigger car if you have a group, and see exactly how far
away your drive is (and where he is) on the map.

Oh, and first time users can continue to have their first ride
on US (up to $20) by using our code UberAV

This May Save
Your Life
– Usually we give time and money
saving tips each issue (and we certainly do this week as well in
Members Mania). However, this tip could prove far more valuable:

The October 1 shooting showed how most people attending an
event look to exit the same way they came in during an emergency. Not a
good move. While you never want to assume the worst when attending an
event, things like fire or violence can happen.

Take a minute to look for exit signs. Make a mental note of
where they are. If you have to evacuate your seat or position, don’t
head for the door you came in (unless it is the nearest marked exit).
Head for the nearest marked exit, period. Trust me, if it leads you
backstage or down an employee hallway, you aren’t going to get in
trouble for using it during an emergency.

Hope
you
are enjoying this issue!

Ted Newkirk, Publisher

Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler

Associate Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley


Members Mania

What’s the best/cheapest
liquor store in the Vegas area? A group of us are coming for New Year’s
Eve and we will have a rental car, so travel is not a problem.

Thank you.

Tina

 

Ted Responds:

Great question, as you’ll really get dinged in the tourism
areas or the liquor stores between The Strip and the airport.

Lee’s Discount Liquor is the biggest and best chain in town,
with really good pricing. They have a big location right on Las Vegas
Blvd. South, 3 miles south of the airport rental car location at 9110
S. Las Vegas Blvd.

The store is BIG and the selection of everything from spirits
to beer to wine is among the best you are going to find.

Also, on your way down there (or back), on Las Vegas Blvd S
and Windmill is a CVS (with local pricing, not Strip pricing) and a
Smith’s grocery store (major grocery chain). Both of which carry a
decent selection of beer, wine, and liquor if you want to do more of a
one-stop shopping and not drive the extra couple of minutes south to
Lee’s.

I speak from experience. A number of years ago, I lived in
that area and those were my go-to’s. (My neighbor in the Amalfi
Apartment complex down that way was none other than Flavor Flav. One
day, we were both standing in the mail area, tossing our junk mail in
the garbage can together. Yes, he was wearing a clock. Neither of us
reside there any longer).

If any members have any other New Year’s Eve questions, please
get them in. While I won’t be on The Strip this year, we’ve done The
Strip for NYE numerous times and know how to do it right. For those not
coming, we’ll do our best to update you with which of our local TV
stations will be streaming the festivities.

PS From further correspondence, it turned out that Tina is
staying at a condo rental complex a few miles from The Strip. If being
Strip or Rental Car Location centric isn’t important to you, Las Vegas
has no shortage of full-service (beer/wine/liquor) available! Major
grocery stores, drug stores, and dedicated liquor stores are at your
disposal.

If you are in a hurry and just want the basics, CVS has you
covered. If pricing and an amazing selection are important (always nice
to try something new, or that you can’t get in your area, or that
you’ve simply heard about), Lee’s has locations all over the valley and
should be your go-to.

Ted Newkirk

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Las Vegas Shows

Erik Haula of the Vegas Golden Knights was spotted attending the hit show ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace on Sunday, November 26. Enjoying a night off during a five-game winning streak for the Knights, the NHL standout took in ABSINTHE’s outlandish acts and hilarious antics during the 8 p.m. performance.

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Las Vegas Dining

Aside from the gambling, debauchery, drinking, party atmosphere and big pretty lights, there’s one thing Vegas is famous for: buffets. After many nights of drunken gambling, partying, debauching and staring at pretty lights horizontally from the sidewalk, I can promise that one thing your body needs the next day is a big, uncomplicated buffet breakfast.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

I had always been a bit hesitant about trying out Maverick’s night time Strip tour. I wasn’t sure the $100+ price point was worth a mere 15-minute ride. Well, I was being dumb.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video

Book Now! Vegas Tour Packages!



Las Vegas Hotels

There’s a robot working at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The Mandarin introduced Pepper the robot in early November. Her official title is Technical Ambassador; she’s meant to greet guests in the lobby and help point them in the right direction.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Las Vegas Sports

You’ve heard of watching grass grow? Well, the Raiders are now letting you watch dirt move (or not move, depending). The team has set up a ‘Live Stadium Cam’ on top of the Mandalay Bay Hotel which allows you to look in on how things are going with the stadium construction anytime.

Full Story/Details/Info/Video



Legalized Marijuana in Las Vegas


Las Vegas Tragedy


Other Las Vegas News


What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

Click to watch video
The Holiday Cake Display At The Wynn Las Vegas Buffet

Master cake artist Flora Aghababyan lends her dazzle to the season with a dramatic showpiece inspired by holiday classics “The Nutcracker” and “The Little Drummer Boy.” More than six feet tall, her confection is crafted from sugar, fondant, chocolate and sugar paste, and includes beautifully detailed vignettes representing Wynn’s restaurants, luxury boutiques and shops, elaborate floral displays, gaming attractions and Le Reve – The Dream, the resort’s signature entertainment spectacular. Visit The Buffet to experience this season’s masterpiece.

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Riding The TRAM From Mandalay To Bellagio

(Producers Notes) Today we took the TRAM from Mandalay Bay to Bellagio. It only took us 40 minutes to make the trip. On the way back we walked a majority of the way…it took 3 times as long! Take advantage of this FREE tram provided by MGM resorts!

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Las Vegas Tours: Hoover Dam Tour

(Producers Notes) Today I go for a visit on the Hoover Dam Tour. I chose the Hoover Dam Tour over the Power Plant Tour because I wanted to go on a longer tour and see more of the Dam. Even though the Dam Tour was more expensive ($30 vs $15 for the Power Plant Tour), you do have your own tour guide that takes you through the Dam and is able to give you a lot of information about the dam’s history. The Power Plant is mostly comprised of watching films, listening to audio and see exhibits about the dam.


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