Friday, February 27, 2015

North Las Vegas Attractions!














     North Las Vegas Attractions!
     The Las Vegas Speedway in North Las Vegas is the place to be on NASCAR Weekend.  This yearly event brings thousands of dedicated NASCAR fans to this city.  The parties on the Vegas Strip and the Fremont Experience do get pretty wild.  Nearly every major casino resort books top country western musical acts just to make the race fans feel right at home.  
     North Las Vegas has plenty to offer in the way of entertainment too.  The casino resort scene in this end of the valley is a little more laid back.  This pace is to the liking of working class visitors that are overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the primary tourist destination areas.  
     Many hospitality businesses in North Las Vegas cater to the needs of the Air Force Base Personnel.  Down home style food and entertainment is most often the venue that is preferred.
     North Las Vegas locations are ways north of the Las Vegas Strip.  The best way for tourists to access these destinations is by bus or a rental car.  A taxi fare would be a bit steep, but that is what hitting slot machine jackpot is all about.  These sites are easy to find and they are good sightseeing destinations!
     For local saloon, tavern, craft brewery and restaurant destination options in North Las Vegas or the northwest end of Las Vegas City, plenty can be found in the "Dining, Resorts & Shopping ~ Off The Las Vegas Strip!" index page. 
            
     Las Vegas Speedway
     The Las Vegas Speedway is located across the street from Nellis Air Force Base.  NASCAR puts on the biggest race of the year in Las Vegas and this city is flooded with race fans during NASCAR week. 
     Local racing, dirt track racing and NHRA Drag Racing events also take place at the speedway.  Exotic Racing is a local company that rents exotics sports cars and track time.  Those who always dreamed of running a Corvette or Ferrari on a real road race track can do so by booking track time with this company in advance.  
     The Electric Daisy Carnival is another prime event at the Las Vegas Speedway.  Hundreds of thousands of party animals attended the 3 day EDC concert event.  Tickets for EDC usually sell out the first day, but local ticket handlers sometime have some in stock.    

     Nellis Air Force Base Visitors Center
     The Nellis Air Force Base Visitors Center is Located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Craig.  I captured a few nice photographs of a jet flying overhead, while visiting this North Las Vegas attraction.  One picture is actual size and the other two jet pictures were enlarged.  Taking photos of the jets and copters is okay.  
     The thrill really starts when the USAF Thunderbirds practice tight formation aerobatics overhead!  Nellis AFB is the home of the Thunderbirds.  Photos of Thunderbird practice flights have made the local newspapers this week.  Anybody that has had a good telephoto camera near Nellis when the Thunderbirds are in the air will surely have some great photo opportunities.    
     Nellis Air Force Base is the home of many great air shows and the general public can attend these events.  The visitors center offers plenty of information and memorabilia.  There are good spots to watch the fast jet pilots do their stuff and spectators get a thrill out of hearing the engines roar.

     The Silver Nugget Casino
     The Siver Nugget Casino is located at 2140 N Las Vegas Blvd.  The Silver Nugget is an old local casino that has an old fashioned bowling alley theme.  Bowling is featured in many old Vegas casinos.  Some of the modern casinos offer state of the art bowling facilities with every digital effect in the book.  The Silver Nugget is antique by modern standards, but nostalgic bowlers appreciate old fashioned pinsetter style lanes.  
     "Wait!  Turn the car around!  Did you see that sign?"  The Silver Nugget marquis sign advertisement for the Home Town Kitchen Burger Platter always draws passers by into this old fashioned Vegas casino.  
     Getting an old fashioned diner style big cheeseburger platter for a super low price is always a deal worth checking out.  All I can say is I have done the Silver Nugget Burger deal a few times and there are no strings attached.
      The Hometown Kitchen Restaurant is a comfortable old fashioned Route 66 style diner.  The menu offers good old American classic cuisine.  Coupons are available on the internet and they are worth looking into.  One coupon offer that I noticed was for a half price meal.  There was a steak n lobster special on the du jour menu is the bargain of the century.  Free birthday meals are offered too.  The Silver Nugget proves that old fashioned customer friendly Vegas prices are not a thing of the past!

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