Red Rock Canyon tour ends for winter; don’t worry, we found two great replacements to fill the void
With the Red Rock Canyon tour on winter hiatus, we were charged with finding an equally compelling replacement. We found two. The new tours are a Tuesday-Wednesday double feature beginning with a visit to the Clark County Museum and ending with a twilight trip to the lighted cactus garden at Ethel M Chocolate Factory. The Clark County Museum provides visitors with a timeline of Southern Nevada history. It features both indoor and outdoor exhibits, of which Heritage Street is perhaps the most fascinating. It recreates a tree-lined neighborhood dotted on either side with restored historic structures which were moved to the museum from all over Southern Nevada. Visitors can tour such significant buildings as the Beckley House, which dates from 1912.
The 18th annual Holiday Cactus Garden at Ethel M, a seasonal event that runs through Jan. 1, 2012, features more than half a million lights adorning more than 300 species of plants. It’s a spectacular sight made even more so if you choose to darn special glasses and see it in 3D! Be sure to sample the delicious chocolates and take some home for later. A shuttle will pick up passengers from Club 2 at noon and from Club 1 at 12:05 p.m. before swinging by our sister properties and departing for the museum at 1830 S. Boulder Highway. The bus will leave the museum at 2:45 p.m. and drop off passengers in the reverse order it picked them up. After a short break the shuttle will repeat the earlier pickup process, starting with Club 2 at 4 p.m. and proceeding to Club 1 at 4:05 before heading to Ethel M Chocolate Factory near Sunset and Mountain Vista.