Offbeat Activities in Vegas

 

When one thinks of Vegas, most often envision bright neon lights, the chiming of slot machines and the opportunity to win big money. But Las Vegas offers so much more adventure. If you’re not quite into the gambling scene, there’s a plethora of offbeat activities off the Strip the whole family can enjoy. Here are just a few…

Hot Air Balloon Experience

Breathe in a Vegas view like never before! Vegas Balloon Rides offers hot air balloon rides that showcase the beauty of the Vegas valley desert. Riders will enjoy breathtaking views and a magical time.

Morning flights are recommended for the best deals. Each flight is about 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending on the amount of fuel on board and temperature of the air. Take flight with your family and friends in this must-have experience.

Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains is a unique art exhibition in the middle of the desert. Designed by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, this installation features seven totems made of locally-sourced boulders placed halfway between the mountain ranges and the highway.

The Seven Magic Mountains have become a staple destination in countless visitors’ travels. The colorful 35-foot totems are the perfect backdrop for photos with family and friends.

The Aquarium at Silverton Casino

 

Looking for a more relaxing but still unique experience the whole family can enjoy? Drop by Silverton Casino and prepare to be mesmerized by our captivating mermaids. Yes, mermaids are real.

Our mermaid shows run Thursday to Sunday starting at 12pm (10:30am on Sundays). Bring the children for an incredibly fun experience. We also have interactive sting ray feedings every day starting at 1:30pm. The staff marine biologist feeding the sting rays is equipped with a full-face communication mask and guests can ask any questions during the feeding show. After the shows, treat the whole family to our gelato bar at Sundance Grill!

The Official Saw Escape Room Experience

Saw Escape

Looking for an activity that will make your heart race and send chills down your spine? Check out the Official Saw Escape Room for a truly horrifying experience. This multi-room escape experience is inspired by the SAW film franchise and is meant to be an intense spine-chilling simulation of Jigsaw’s games in a meat packing plant.

Dune Buggy ATV Tours

Dunes

If you’re feeling an off-road adventure, join one of SunBuggy’s Mini Baja Chase tours for the ultimate dune buggy desert racing experience. The Baja Chase is SunBuggy’s most popular package because it’s not a slow-paced sightseeing tour. It’s an experience packed with adrenaline, zooming you through the desert to chase down one of their dune buggy expert drivers.

They also have a family-friendly version featuring larger buggies and less challenging terrain.

Axe Monkeys

Axe Monkeys

Get some target practice at Axe Monkeys. This indoor axe throwing facility has 23 lanes, so there’s plenty of space for everyone to showcase their bullseye talent. Their trainers will teach you how to properly hold and throw the axe, stress the importance of their safety precautions and supervise your group to make sure everyone has a safe and incredibly fun experience. This is also suitable for children 7 and up.

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Vegas Valentines on a Budget

 

Making Valentine’s Day plans in Vegas can seem like a grueling task. There’s a plethora of things to do—every place in town has something going on. But it doesn’t always fit the budget. Here are some fun ideas for those of us who don’t want to break the bank on this holiday.

Find Your Furry Valentine

Find Your Furry Valentine

Start this special day by visiting the Animal Foundation to find your furry Valentine. Adoption fees are only $14 for dogs and bunnies! This fee already includes spay/neuter services, vaccines and microchipping.

Not only is this an incredible deal, you’ll also help a cute dog or bunny find their forever-home. These furry ones are sure to love you forever!

Valentine’s Day Themed Menus at Silverton Casino

Mi Casa Grill Cantina

Valentines Menu

Feeling hungry after looking for your furry forever friend? Silverton Casino is hosting special Valentine’s themed menus at our restaurants. Mi Casa Grill Cantina is serving you an incredibly delicious (and filling) three-course menu for only $24.99 per person. The dinner starts with refreshing shrimp ceviche with steak and shrimp as the main entrée and churros for dessert. We can’t deny that we’re addicted to the crispy and fluffy goodness of these churros!

Twin Creeks Steakhouse

Steak & Scallops

Looking for a more upscale dinner but still not break the bank? Visit Twin Creeks Steakhouse for their special Valentine’s themed three-course menu. You get three choices per course. Appetizers are torteletti pasta, oysters on the half shell or ahi tuna tartar. For entrées, you can enjoy seared sea bass, filet of beef with seared scallops (pictured here) or braised lamb shank. And finally for dessert, you can choose among chocolate mousse, doughnut bread pudding or créme brûlée. Reservations are recommended.

You can experience a truly unforgettable dinner at Twin Creeks Steakhouse.

High Roller at the Linq Promenade

High Roller

Just because you’ve had dinner, doesn’t mean the night is over! For those party-goers who aren’t afraid of heights, visit the High Roller at the Linq Promenade for a truly elevated Valentine’s Day experience. Get a spot in their open bar cabin with a 30-minute rotation or try one of their Valentine’s Day packages complete with custom music, champagne, chocolate, roses and more.

Lights of Love at Ethel M Chocolates

Lights of Love

Not feeling the heights? Drop by Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Henderson for the 4th Annual Lights of Love event. Their beautiful cactus garden is lit with one million romantic lights and perfect for cute photo ops with your loved one. Just imagine a romantic stroll at night through this three-acre garden while eating the best chocolates.

The garden is free admission, open to the public. But if you’re looking to have some dessert, you can enjoy a premium chocolate tasting experience inside their store. Prices are only $14.99 for adults.

There you have it—Valentine’s Day date ideas for the budget-minded. It’s all about the experience you have with your loved one. We hope you all have a safe and fun Valentine’s Day!

Big Game Crawl: AYCE & Bottomless Miller Light

 

There’s only a few special days in the year that bring everyone together. End-of-year holidays, playoffs and the Big Game. What if we told you that we have a deal that will bring all of your Big Game needs together? We have the food, we have the drinks and we have the game.

A bar crawl that’s perfect for sports fanatics and game-day watchers—the Big Game Crawl is your go-to party for the Big Game this Sunday, February 4 happening at Silverton Casino! One flat-rate price of $50 gets you into three bars with all-you-can-eat bar food and bottomless Miller Lite drafts. The perks are endless, or should we say, bottomless!

Alright, now let’s talk about serious business: food. This bar crawl encompasses three of our bars: Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Shady Grove Lounge and Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. Three awesome bars serving three delicious menus. And don’t forget, your ticket gets you all-you-can-eat starting at 2pm.

Looking to place bets on the Big Game? Drop by our Race & Sports Book and get your wagering in quick before you stop by any of our three venues for some food, drinks and fun. Get a piece of action during half-time and play a little craps or blackjack right outside of Mermaid Lounge and you won’t miss a second of the game.

After the festivities, you can wait for your ride in comfort at our complimentary LYFT Lounge and get your first LYFT ride with a discount using code SILVERTON. Remember to be safe, responsible, and don’t drink and drive!

Now, that’s a Big Game celebration done right. What are you waiting for? Get your tickets now!