Top 5 Family Attractions Near Vegas

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Las Vegas has a reputation for being an adults-only city, thanks to its abundance of casinos, nightclubs and showgirls. But there’s more to Vegas than the Strip or the Fremont Street Experience. Just a short car ride from the Luxor’s famous Sky Beam, families can find outdoor and indoor activities that appeal to every age and type.

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The Hoover Dam’s Super Power

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The Hoover Dam has long been recognized as a modern marvel. Photographer Ansel Adams famously captured the dam’s magnificence in 1942. Since then countless artists have captured its image, and about 7 million visitors line up each year to snap a selfie or Instagram picture. The Federal Highway Administration even named Hoover Dam one of America’s Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century.

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Wildlife at the Hoover Dam: A Checklist

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When the Hoover Dam was constructed in the 1930s, the reservoir it created offered additional resources for the area’s natural wildlife. Already teeming with reptiles, fish, and other native critters, the vibrant Mojave Desert Ecosystem now had a stable freshwater source in Lake Mead. On your Black Canyon River Adventures rafting tour, you’ll get an up-close and personal look at the flourishing wildlife inside Black Canyon Gorge on the river side of Hoover Dam.   

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Fitting a River Float into Your Las Vegas Itinerary

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Planning a trip to Las Vegas and not sure how to fit in everything you want to see while you’re in town? You are not alone. After all, Las Vegas and the Mohave Desert offer some of the greatest sightseeing and vacation opportunities in the southwestern United States. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we make it easy for you to fit a river float into your Las Vegas itinerary, no matter how long you are in town.

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Top Three Tips for Boat Safety

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At Black Canyon River Adventures, we are committed to providing tours of the beautiful Black Canyon National Water Trail that are fun, informative, and most of all, safe. We work hard to ensure all of our equipment is in good repair and complies with all mandatory regulations. Moreover, our skilled raft tour guides are trained in boat safety and appropriate procedures in the unlikely event of an emergency.

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River Rafting Packing Checklist

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Are you planning for your first river rafting trip and aren’t sure what to bring? You are not alone. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we are proud to take many of our guests on their very first river rafting tour. Although our single day trips don’t require much, there are a few things you will want to bring with you.

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The Best Views at the Hoover Dam Aren’t at the Top

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More than a million people visit the Hoover Dam every year, but most of them miss out on the best view of this National Civil Engineering Landmark without even realizing it. There’s no denying that looking down at the dam face from the walkway at the top will take your breath away, but at Black Canyon River Adventures, we invite you to take a different perspective and experience the magnificent and picturesque Hoover Dam from the bottom.

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Explore the Southwest’s Only National Water Trail

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Running through the Southwest desert lies the Black Canyon Water Trail, the first trail of its kind to be designated in the United States. The Black Canyon Water Trail includes over 30 miles of wilderness and serenity along the Colorado River. Selected as a National Water Trail in 2014 by the United States Secretary of the Interior, the trail became the first National Water Trail in the Southwest and remains the only National Water Trail in a desert climate.

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Top 3 Reasons to Enjoy Nature on Your Vegas Vacation

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The bright lights of the strip are not the only sights worth seeing on your next visit to Las Vegas. Less than an hour from the choreographed Bellagio fountains, the waters of the lower Colorado River in Lake Mead National Recreation Area sparkle in the desert sun. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we cannot help but recommend you include nature as part of your Las Vegas trip.

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River Rafting with Santa

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Christmas Eve is a great day to spend time with family. Perhaps though, a new tradition is in store for how you spend the day on Christmas Eve. If you're just in town visiting family or reside in Las Vegas, then go visit Santa on a river raft with our team at Black Canyon River Adventures!

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