We were trying to find some kid friendly activities for my 4 year old grandson on a recent business trip to Vegas. We hit the jackpot with the nevada Southern Railway! It was easy to find, right off the highway. Give yourself enough time to look around the various railroad cars on display. I found the US Mail car very interesting. The train is very clean and run by volunteers. I love it when volunteers are involved because they are there because they truly have an interest, which this group definitely did and it was obvious. You buy your tickets at he ticket booth and wait for them to board the train. The anticipation was half the fun with a 4 year old. Sitting on the benches looking at the train you can't help but feel the nostalgia all around you. They have a small gift shop and lots to look at (full scale) while you wait to depart. Once aboard, the ticket taker narrates the entire trip. You travel just past the Railway Pass Casino. It was very interesting to hear the history of this train and the important role it had with the building of the Hoover Dam. Anyway, the train goes in reverse and returns you to your starting point. You can walk car to car while the train is moving. One car being an open air car. Also, they clean all the windows in the cars between trips. This thing is spotless! All in all, it was a great value. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children but there are also coupons at their website for a buck off...http://www.nevadasouthern.com
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