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Old 04-27-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Advice--Vegas/Hoover Dam & Grand Canyon

Hi all,
Looking for advice on RV parks. We want to take the kids to see the lights in Vegas and also tour the Hoover Dam. Somewhere with a pool would be great. We'll have a toad so we can get around without worrying about 32ft RV.

Also looking for advice on Grand Canyon with 4 young kids. I fear that I've waited too long to book as we're looking to be there June 15th.
I checked Trailer Village and they are full. Any other good ideas would be welcome.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 04-27-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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With children, Circus Circus is wonderful. A large clean almost fully paved campground with a large pool and a tram or a short walk to the Circus Circus Casino center. Indoor amusment park with rides, second floor circus all day long with arcade games....all with full security, all designed to seperate you from your money. But lots of fun.
Grand Canyon South Rim. I would recommend basecamping at Williams, AZ. It is a 45 to 60 minute drive to the National Park. We have stayed a few times at Circle of Pines KOA...nice pool, lovely shaded park, very woodsie. You can drive to the Canyon or you can catch the Grand Canyon Railroad. There is also a campground at the Grand Canyon Railroad. It is a clean campground but no trees in the town of Williams. Good location but not as quiet.
Our first trip to the Grand Canyon, like 25 years ago, we stayed just outside the park at one of the campgrounds of Grand Canyon Village. Very noisy, at sunrise the helocopters start flying over and they are in the air from sunrise to sunset...a real war zone. Not my thing.
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Forgot to mention. Depending on the childrens ages: On the campus of UNLV there is a History Of The Atomic Bomb Museum. It is small but wonderful. I short walk through history, with cuts from TV shows of the time, pieces of equipment used during the tests, and lots of hands on.
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You can do Valley of Fire and Hoover on the same day. Ride North to the Valley of Fire, drive through and when you get to the other side take a right and go to Hoover Dam.

Valley of Fire is worth the drive.
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I find Circus, Circus to be rather pricey and not where I would go. I suggest you choose Sam's Town which is reasonable, has a pool and a large movie theatre which the kids might enjoy. You are also away from the strip but close enough to visit the lights (about 5 miles). Clear shot to the damn as well. Reasonably priced as well and great security.

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While you won't have a lot of sand (or mud if it rains) the fully paved parking lot can get HOT. We were there in July and the A/C in the coach could not keep up. With the present black coach there is no way we will stay there again in the summer.
For convenience to the strip you cannot beat Circus Circus however. It is sorta pricey, but anything that close in will be big bucks.
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Thanks Wayne. I hadn't even heard of the Valley of Fire but looked it up and it's now on our itinerary!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the tips so far. I still haven't made up my mind re: Vegas/Hoover Dam but I'm leaning towards Boulder City. Maybe Boulder Oaks RV Resort? Anybody been there?

I have made reservations for 2 nights at the Circle Pines KOA in Williams. we can do the Canyon and a few other side trips from there.
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You didn't say when you would be in the area. Be advised that in the summer (June-September) Las Vegas does not cool off much at night. Daytime temps in the 100-115 with lows of 90-100. Make sure your A/C is up to the task.

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