When it comes to Las Vegas adventure, "Leave all inhibitions at home". If you are adventurous or just want to make more out of your trip to Vegas, you will soon find there is more to visiting Las Vegas than mega casinos, soaking up the neon lights or listening to the sound of slot machines all day long. A few miles from the city, a whole world of adventure awaits you. There is plenty to attract outdoor enthusiasts. Everything from an ATV tour, Zip-lining across a canyon to a tandem jump from 15,000 feet. The mild Las Vegas desert climate offer a variety of recreational activities. Here are some of the more unusual activities available in Las Vegas
Are you up for it? Complete your visit to Las Vegas with a tandem skydive! You'll experience the adrenaline rush of a 60-second free fall, followed by a peaceful parachute descent. There's nothing like it, and you have the option of capturing your skydive on DVD.
Duration: 5 hours
Ever imagined soaring from the top of a mountain with an eagle’s eye view? Let your imagination become reality and experience the thrill and beauty of Bootleg Canyon Zipline - Boulder City’s newest eco-adventure, located at the base of Red Mountain.
Duration: 4 hours
The scenic Sunrise Hot Air Balloon ride is the most romantic way to fly over Las Vegas. Gently floating over the hustle and bustle of the Strip, travel wherever the wind takes you for approximately 1 hour before landing to enjoy a light champagne breakfast.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Lock and load - add some bang to your Las Vegas vacation with a unique shooting experience. Shoot with handguns and shotguns before taking aim with a fully automatic machine gun. Expert instructors are on hand to help you out, and no shooting experience is necessary to join in the fun on the firing range.
Reach speeds only legal on the race track in an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Get in the drivers seat and enjoy 8 laps around the speedway in a 358 cubic inch V-8 NASCAR style racecar that roars with 600HP. The Rookie Experience lasts 3 hours and if that’s not enough you can upgrade to the Rookie Tour with transportation included and behind-the-scenes action!
Duration: 3 hours
You will be guaranteed 20 tons of fun! as you enjoy the latest Las Vegas extreme recreational and corporate entertainment fun. Dig This allows anyone the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with massive, full-size Caterpillar hydraulic excavators and track-type bulldozers.
Phone Number (Toll-free): (888) 344-8447 or
Experience a thrill of a lifetime at Nevada's ever first zip-line adventure. Travel through Bootleg Canyon at speeds in excess of 50 mph and distances over a mile and a half on a zip-line. Capture a bird's-eye view of the beautiful valley below as you soar along a suspended cable. Riders must be between 75 - 250 lbs.
(702)293-6885 ; www.bcflightlines.com
Enjoy one of the latest additions to the Fremont Street Experience. Become part of the Viva Vision show as you launch off more than 10 stories up (114 feet) down a zip line that runs approximately 1,750 feet, all the way down the Fremont Street Experience, to a landing platform.
Have a blast at The Gun Store. Shoot a real machine gun at this Las Vegas indoor shooting range. Take your pick of an MP5, UZI, Thompson, MP40, AK47, Sten, M16 and a whole lot more. An instructor is available to teach customers how to fire the weapons
Open 7 days a week.
2900 E. Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV
702-454-1110 ; www.thegunstorelasvegas.com
Machine Guns Vegas (MGV) - is one of Las Vegas newest atttractions. This part gun range, part ultra-lounge, will provide you a uniquely Las Vegas firearms experience. Grab an automatic weapon of your choice, ranging from hand guns, semi automatics, full automatic, Uzis, AK-47s and more.
NRA-certified instructors are on hand to provide training and help you choose from a variety of shooting packages.
3501 Aldebaran Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Considered the largest paintball facility in Vegas with two air ball and two scenario fields. You will enjoy the ultimate game of tag as you compete to eliminate each other or capture each other's flag. Players use air-propelled paint guns to shoot each other with non-toxic paintballs. This is extreme sport at it's best. Ages 10 yrs plus.
http://www.combatzonepblv.com ; 702-388-9668
SkyJump Las Vegas allows you to take a leap of faith off of the 100-plus story tower. While plummeting 40 mph to the ground below, you'll have the opportunity to take in the sprawling glitz of the strip. After the 855-foot descent, the SkyJump apparatus slows you down, bringing you in for a delicate landing. Your legs might be shaking and your heart might be about to leap out of your chest, but the smile plastered on your face makes up for it. Best described as a "controlled free fall", SkyJump Las Vegas is the highest sky jump in the world and has undoubtedly become one of the top tourist attractions in North America. Plummet 855 feet off the Stratosphere Tower at a scream-inducing speed of up to 40 mph, while enjoying breathtaking views of the world famous Las Vegas Strip that's if you can bear to keep their eyes open.
Location: SkyJump Stratosphere Las Vegas; Jump Hours: 12pm - 7pm; Cost $99.99 Per Jump; (702)380-7777
Race around the indoor kart track in custom built racing karts with 200 CC Honda engines. Let Fast Lap host your Bachelor Party or group fun.
4288 S. Polaris #109, Las Vegas, NV. 89103
Phone: (702)736-8113; www.fastlaplv.com
Feel the adrenaline while pressing the pedal to the metal at Pole Position Raceway. Located across from The Palms on Arville, Pole Position is sure to bring out the competitive spirit in you and send your heart racing. Experience the thrill of indoor go-karting at this 60,000 sq ft. facility. Engage in head-to-head racing with kart speeds up to 45 mph. Youth racing is also available starting at 48" tall. All equipments are provided. Open daily at 11am. (702)227-7223 www.polepositionraceway.com
Prepare yourself for a tandem jump after a 20 minute of jump instruction. Free fall from a height of 15,000 feet at speeds up to 200 mph, then float gently back to earth.
Tandem skydiving means jumping with a professional. No experience necessary; 18 years and older; free shuttle pick-up from your hotel. Skydive Las Vegas is located in Boulder City, 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas on Hwy 93
Take off from Boulder City Airport. (702)759-3483 or (800)875-9348
Experience the thrill of human flight. Skydive inside a vertical wind tunnel. The 12 foot-wide, 22 foot-high padded wind tunnel has a DC-3 propeller at its base that generates wind up to 120mph, simulating the free-fall of sky diving.
200 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV. 89109
located at Las Vegas Blvd & Convention Center Dr. / close to The Wynn behind Walgreens and Ross. (702)-731-4768
Tip: Always remember to check the weather.
Hiking in Las Vegas
If hiking is your thing, here are the few place close to Las Vegas where you can do some hiking.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - 22 miles away from the Vegas strip, provides rock climbing, biking and hiking trails, and scenic drives.
The Lake Mead National Recreational Area - 31.5 miles away from the Vegas strip, offers fishing, boating, swimming and hiking.
Mount Charleston - 43 miles away from the Vegas strip, has biking and hiking trails, horseback riding, skiing and snow boarding.
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