GRIPE 2018 – Things to do & See in Las Vegas

If you have some downtime before, during, or after the GRIPE Meeting next week, be sure to visit some of the wonderful things Las Vegas and Nevada have to offer!

  • Grand Canyon
    The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a mile-deep canyon (1.6 km) that bisects the park. Even though the average distance across the canyon is only 10 miles/ 16 km, it takes 5 hours to drive the 215 miles / 346 km between the park’s South Rim Village and the North Rim Village.
  • Red Rock Canyon
    Red Rock Canyon features a one-way 13-mile scenic drive, a Visitor Center offering information and interpretation about recreation opportunities, hiking and trails, wildlife, vegetation, geology, cultural resources and much more.
  • Hoover Dam
    On April 20, 1931, construction began on the Hoover Dam, the largest of its kind at the time. Despite the remote location and harsh working conditions, it was completed on March 1, 1936 in less than five years — two years ahead of schedule — and well under budget.
  • Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens
    At Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden, see how chocolate is made, create your own box of goodies and stroll through desert life.
  • Nevada State Museum
    Founded in 1982, the mission of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is to inspire and educate a diverse public about the history and natural history of Nevada. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and disseminates material that contributes to an understanding and appreciation of the state.
  • Planetarium and Observatory at the College of Southern Nevada
    This is Southern Nevada’s only public planetrium. The 68-seat theater features an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 high definition hemispheric video projection system that creates virtual realities on an impressive dome surrounding the audience.
  • Extraterrestrial Highway (Near Area 51)
    Located in Rachel, a small city 150 miles north from the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll learn all about Area 51 and get breathtaking views of the Southwest desert.
  • Death Valley National Park
    In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
  • Chloride Mining Town
    Chloride was the home of thousands of people living off the silver mines in the nearby Cerbat Mountains. Now it’s the salt-of-the-earth residence of a few hundred souls. But with weekend re-enactments of gunslinging, bullet-ridden brush-ups and a preserved boardwalked old town, it’s a true slice of the Wild West.
  • Pinball Hall of Fame
    A symphony of quarters clanging, low-fi beeps, upbeat digital sounds and faintly distorted classic rock provides the ambiance for the Pinball Hall of Fame.

Be sure to download your copy of the 2018 Meeting Program Book! The book can be found online here. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!