Tours

Tour Schedule

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
Red Rock Canyon
9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Red Rock Canyon
1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Hoover Dam
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hoover Dam
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Neon Boneyard
9:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Neon Boneyard
9:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Tour Selections

RED ROCK CANYON

Tour Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Red Rock Canyon is located 15 miles from the Las Vegas Strip and is a must-see while visiting. The area presents the most awe-inspiring views while showcasing desert beauty, towering red sandstone peaks and abundant wildlife.

Formed millions of years ago, the red peaks are actually fossilized sand dunes, created after collisions of the earth’s crust. The red sandstone that makes Red Rock so unique is part of the same geologic formation, the Navajo Formation, which is found in the Valley of Fire, Zion National Park and throughout many parts of the southwestern United States and southern Nevada.

The tour begins at the Visitors Center so guests can view exhibits about the area and a tortoise habitat before departing for the 13-mile loop drive. The loop drive is the ideal way to see the geological history, brilliance and grandeur of the canyon. The drive has many stops along the way for guests to take photos and ask questions and a stop will also be made to see both petroglyphs and pictographs on the peak walls. Keep the cameras ready because many animals call Red Rock Canyon home including bighorn sheep, wild horses, burros and even mountain lions.

SAMPLE TIMELINE

TIME DESCRIPTION
9:15 AM Depart Hotel
10:00 AM Arrive to Red Rock Canyon and enter Visitors Center
10:00 AM Begin 13-mile loop drive
11:30 AM Conclude loop drive and depart for Hotel
12:15 PM Arrive back at Hotel

INCLUSIONS

  • Based on a minimum of 15 guests with a maximum of 50 guests per time slot
  • Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned mini coach or motor coach
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Admission into Red Rock Canyon
  • Bottled water
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities for drivers and guides
Notes:
  • The visitor center is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Optional EMT is highly recommended for 100 guests or more for an additional charge of $400.00

HOOVER DAM DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour Duration: Approximately 4 hours

It’s the Wonder of the Modern World weighing over 6,600,000 tons. It’s the structure that contains over three million cubic yards of concrete, enough to pave a road between San Francisco and New York. It’s the marvel that began in 1931 and was completed in 1936, two years ahead of schedule. Built during the Great Depression, the Hoover Dam provided jobs for 21,000 men and answered a great need. Citizens wanted to irrigate low desert areas without the risk of flooding and the US government determined the Colorado River was the solution to the battle over water rights. Named after Herbert Hoover – playing a vital role in the construction, first as the US Secretary of Commerce and then as the President of the United States of America – the concrete arch-gravity dam is in the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, bordering Arizona and Nevada. A knowledgeable guide will prepare guests with a history-filled dialogue as they travel from the Las Vegas Strip, 30 miles east to Boulder City, the location of the Hoover Dam. Upon arrival to the Dam, guests will begin the self-guided tour making several stops including a brief video introduction followed by a trip down 530-feet through the rock wall of the Black Canyon to view eight of the 17 generators. A stroll on the observation deck is essential, as it offers up the perfect panoramic views of the Hoover Dam, Colorado River and Lake Mead. Guests can also see the Mike O’Callaghan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge that was built to alleviate the traffic caused by 15,000 people passing through each day. Additional stops on the tour include the Winged Figures of the Republic, the spillways (large enough to float a WWII battleship), and the intake towers. Participants will have approximately two-hours at the Hoover Dam to leisurely tour and learn about this masterful site.

SAMPLE TIMELINE

TIME DESCRIPTION
9:00 AM Depart Hotel
9:45 AM Arrive to the Hoover Dam
10:00 AM Begin self-guided Power Plant tour
12:00 PM Self-guided tour to conclude, guests to return to transportation
12:15 PM Depart the Hoover Dam for Hotel
1:00 PM Arrive back at Hotel

INCLUSIONS

  • Based on a minimum of 15 guests with a maximum of 40 guests per time slot
  • Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned mini coach or motor coach
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Admission for self-guided tour into the Hoover Dam
  • Photo stop optional walk along the Mike O’Callaghan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
  • Bottled water
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities for drivers and guides
Notes:
  • Traffic to and from the Hoover Dam is unpredictable. Hosts Las Vegas takes all advanced precautions however traffic is uncontrollable and can influence tour times.
  • All visitors are required to enter through a security checkpoint. Cameras, purses, small backpacks and camera tripods are permitted. All carry-in possessions will be scanned.
  • Pedestrians are not allowed on top of the Dam during darkness.
  • Food, chewing gum and sodas are not allowed on self-guided tour. Water bottles are permitted.
  • Please note: Children under the age of 8 are only allowed in the Visitor Center and outside overlook portions of the Dam.
  • Hoover Dam reserves the right to shut down access at any time due to emergencies or security breaches.

NEON BONEYARD TOUR

Tour Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours

The Neon Museum was established as a non-profit organization in 1996 to collect and exhibit neon signs, the classic Las Vegas art form. Dedicated individuals from the private sector as well as corporate and government entities have worked tirelessly to promote the preservation of these national treasures. The Neon Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit iconic Las Vegas neon signs for educational, historic, and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum collection boasts over 150 donated and rescued signs. The core of this collection is contained in the Neon Museum Boneyard, a rambling park approximately two acres in size. Signs featured date from the late 1930s through the early 90s and represent motels, local businesses, and celebrated casino resorts from throughout the Las Vegas Valley. While the Boneyard is not electrified, the photogenic collection offers a glimpse into the storied past of Las Vegas and its most memorable art form.

SAMPLE TIMELINE- DAYTIME TOUR

  • Tour times are subject to change seasonally.
TIME DESCRIPTION
9:15 AM Depart Hotel
9:45 AM Arrive at Neon Boneyard
10:00 AM Begin Guided Boneyard Tour
11:00 AM Boneyard Tour Ends
11:15 AM Depart Neon Boneyard
11:45 AM Arrive back at Hotel

INCLUSIONS

  • Based on a minimum of 15 guests and a maximum of 20 guests per group.
  • Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned mini coach or motor coach
  • Neon Boneyard Tour Tickets
  • Hosts Las Vegas Staff
  • Bottled water
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities for drivers and guides
Notes:
  • Tour groups can be no larger than 20 guests. If the group is more than 20 guests, tour times will be staggered 20 minutes apart.
  • No backpacks, camera bags, large bags, or tripods are allowed on tours. It is recommended that visitors wear close-toed shoes. Boneyard tours are guided and visitors must remain with the group. The Boneyard is full of broken glass and rusty metal so everyone needs to stick with the group for safety.

Post-Convention Tour

TO BE HELD IN ZION, BRYCE CANYON AND LAKE POWELL OCT. 3-6

Our post-Las Vegas tour this year will focus on canyons, taking a down-to-earth view of the grandest of all from the bottom up.

We’ll start in Zion National Park, just a few hours coach ride from swinging Las Vegas. We’ll shed our city clothes for the comforts of park-touring jeans and boots and leave the city lights behind. Our accommodations at Zion Mountain Ranch are in individual cabins where we’ll quickly immerse ourselves in the quiet splendor of these desert mountains.

We’ll have two days to tour the park before moving on to Bryce Canyon and Lake Powell. Once at the Lake Powell resort, we’ll get our feet wet on a boat tour. Day two will find us back on the water for an afternoon float trip down the Colorado River in Glen Canyon.

Optional air flights over the area are available, we’ll enjoy some local food and shopping and return home via Las Vegas on Sunday or Monday depending on your available flight schedule. See the itinerary for specifics. We are holding a limited number of rooms at the ranch and the resort, so get your reservation coupon in quickly to join us for this canyon tour of southwest Utah.

Click here for a detailed itinerary, pricing and reservation form »

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