If you're fear-averse and dare-inclined, you'll want to make a stop at Buffalo Bill's in the community of Primm before or after your adventure in Las Vegas. Located about 40 miles south of the Strip at the Nevada/California border, this resort is home to an array of spine-tingling, thrill-inducing rides.
Take the Desperado, for example. At one time it was the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster. Today, it still packs a pretty powerful adrenaline punch -- dropping 225 feet and traveling at more than 80 mph.
Buffalo Bill's also boasts two terrifying virtual rides. The Maxflight Cyber Coaster simulates wildly twisting roller coasters from around the world. A little less scary but equally scream-worthy is the Adventure Canyon log flume.
Because of these and other attractions, Buffalo Bill's is a wonderful place for families. All ages are sure to love the arcade, which is stocked with action-packed video and pinball games. Youngsters will want to leap on the kid-sized Frog Hopper free fall ride as well.
Entertainment is also done in a big way at Buffalo Bill's, thanks to the Star of the Desert Arena. The indoor venue has 6,500 seats. Used primarily for concerts and special events, it has also become popular with Mexican recording artists. That's because Ramon Ayala, a mariachi-oriented performer known as the "King of the Accordion," appears in sell-out shows a few times each year.
There are a variety of casual dining options too. Denny's, which is open 24/7, features a menu of tried-and-true favorites sure to satisfy any craving. Or grab something quick at La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill, Panda Express and the Ice Cream Shop.
Rooms at Buffalo Bill's are modern and clean, providing comfortable amenities like contemporary bedding, cable TVs with Pay-Per-View movies, hair dryers and wireless internet access (for a fee). Overnight guests will also appreciate a dip in a fanciful pool that's shaped like a buffalo's head.
Moreover, a stay at Buffalo Bill's allows for the chance to explore its sister properties. Primm Valley Resort & Casino, which is connected to the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, is located next door. Whiskey Pete's is situated on the other side of the I-15. Free shuttle service is offered approximately every half hour between all three of them.