Tropicana Avenue

Photo Streets in Vegasland boast the names of classic casinos, some still in operation like the “Tiffany of the Strip” Trop. Join us as we take the slow adventure road trip along the world-famous Tropicana Avenue. There are fresh-baked goods, a wetlands park, a pinball hall of fame and the casino itself. Tropicana Avenue is …

Bike Share in Las Vegas #RTCBikeShare

Photo: Ron Mader, Bike Share in Las Vegas The next big thing is happening now in downtown Las Vegas. I’m referring to the growing number of bicycle share programs around the world. Launched October 1, 2016 is the downtown bike share program run by the city — https://rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com — and celebrating its first birthday. Hashtag: #RTCBikeShare …

Las Vegas’ Pinball Hall of Fame

Las Vegas – Talk a stroll along the nostalgia curve. Among our favorite places to visit is the Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 East Tropicana, a 10,000-square warehouse with rows and rows of playable pinball machines. It’s an amazing hands-on museum and one more reason to visit Trop. Just put your quarters into the machines …

Las Vegas Airports

Photo: El Vaquero McCarran International Airport consists of 110 aircraft gates at two separate terminal buildings T1 – Terminal 1 & T3 – Terminal 3, each with its own parking garage, ticketing/check-in area, baggage claim, and shopping and dining options. Key Links https://www.mccarran.com https://www.mccarran.com/Airlines https://www.mccarran.com/Terminals https://www.mccarran.com/News Planeta.com Airports Aviation Las Vegas

State of Nevada

State Flag Recommended Listening KNPR’s State of Nevada — https://knpr.org/programs/knprs-state-nevada — is a weekday conversation, 9am-10am, about the places Nevadans call home. Newsmakers and experts give context to local issues; discussion and profile interviews. Call the live show in Las Vegas: (702) 258-3552 and toll-free 1 (877) ASK-KNPR. Twitter: @KNPRnews Podcast fans, subscribe directly using …

Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve

Photo: Springs Preserve Placque Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of water …

Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Welcome to the Mojave Desert! Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where to look. Among our favorites: Clark County Wetlands Red Rock Canyon Clark County Sunset Park Pittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon. Further out there is Lake Mead NRA, …

Las Vegas Strip

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Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Author’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel. As of April 2018, I am 60% pleased with the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs (Las Vegas Land) from Planeta.com. There is room for improvement online as the features document real time changes and upgrades on the ground. Las …