|An enclosed “racetrack” design, more than 100 merchants offer clothing for the whole family, shoes, housewares, toys, leather goods, cosmetics, fragrances and jewelry! Outlets range from Old Navy, Sketchers USA and Timberland Factory Outlet to Vanity Fair and Versace Company Store. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., discounts range up to 75% off retail prices. Triple A members can pick up a free coupon book from the Customer Service Center for even more discounts.
Oh yes, three casinos at Primm provide diversions from all that shopping! Possibly the trend setter for adventure rides attached to hotels was a huge Ferris Wheel in front of the first Stateline hotel that very handily drew tourists off the highway. It’s gone, but try out the Desperado at Buffalo Bill’s. Considered a “hypercoaster”, the first drop plunges about 225 feet! Admission is $7. If that doesn’t get your blood circulating, there’s also Turbo Drop, 170 feet straight down at 45 miles an hour, or the Adventure Canyon Log Flume. Call 702-679-7433 for operating hours. After shopping and thrills, fuel yourself at Whiskey Pete’s steakhouse, the Silver Spur, for dining with excellent service.
Throughout the year, keep in mind the 6,500 seat Star of the Desert Arena. July 7, Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gale perform. For a schedule of upcoming events and to purchase tickets, call 800-386-7867.
Boulder City Quilters! Clark County Museum on Boulder Highway has an awesome Quilt display through the end of October. Call 455-7968 for hours.
NEAT NEVADA NOTES: Nevada is Spanish for Snowcapped; our wonderful state was formally dubbed Nevada Territory in 1861. Nevada’s State Capital, Carson City, named for frontiersman “Kit” Carson, was founded in 1858. The Carson City Mint completed in 1869 now houses the Nevada State Museum. Carson City Silver Dollars are a true Nevada Treasure!
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