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Top Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Las Vegas

June 6, 2014 5:00 AM

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When fathers and their kids of any age get together, Las Vegas has any number of activities that they can enjoy together. Younger families may enjoy an afternoon of KISS mini golf, a performance of a true, unique spectacle in a tent, being king for a day at The Tournament of Kings, cheering at a ball game or relaxing during a weekend of camping at the KOA campground here in town. Adult children can invite dad to experience mechanical bull riding at a real rock bar or buy him a drink during a visit to the Mob Bar in old Vegas. Then again, a relaxed morning putting on the greens can make dad’s day complete, too. Whatever activity you choose, remember: it’s all about celebrating dad’s big day.
PBR Rock Bar
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 170
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 750-1685
http://www.pbrrockbar.com

Remember the days when dad watched rodeos and declared that he could ride a 2,000-pound bull as well as the professionals? Guess what, now he has the opportunity to do just that. Peering out of a metal corral, dad’s nemesis is waiting to take him on. Set in a top-notch bar, you and dad can enjoy a brew or two before seeing who can conquer the bullmeister. And, once the deed is done, you can pick up a guitar souvenir cup as a memento of your excellent adventure. Then again, you and dad may opt to watch the big game on the huge hi-def TV screens instead. After all, not everyone wants to challenge a monster on their special day.

Absinthe
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 745-3000
www.absinthevegas.com

Adult children may want to take dad on a little trip to Caesar’s Palace to visit the spectacle called “Absinthe.” Situated in the Roman Plaza in front of Caesar’s Palace, this show – part Cirque Carnival-meets-Rocky Horror and part traveling circus – will leave you gasping for breath with laughter and amazement. Held in the 100-year-old Spiegeltent, a large tent next to the beer garden (how convenient), you can marvel at the thousands of mirrors inside while sitting near the back to get the full in-the-round effect. This is a smaller venue, with just 640 seats, so every seat is a good choice, including one of the booths around the circumference of the tent. Mondays and Tuesdays are the only “dark” days, so you can be sure you will find the right time to take dad out for a great performance in a totally unique venue.

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Las Vegas KOA – Father’s Day Kids Camp Free
500 Circus Circus Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 562-7270
www.koa.com

Date: June 13-15, 2014

During the weekend of June 13 to 15, 2014, kids camp free at the KOA campground at Circus Circus. Here is the chance to experience “the great outdoors” right in town, with the option to visit the rides and games under the Adventuredome at Circus Circus if it gets too hot outside. Dad will have his chance to practice roughing it, while the rest of the family will enjoy the convenience of the location and no lack of things to do together.

WildHorse Golf Course
2100 Warm Springs Road
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 434-9000
www.golfwildhorse.com

Nestled in the quiet suburb of Henderson, you can find the professionally maintained, challenging 18-hole course known as WildHorse. Rated “one of the places to play” by Golf Digest, this over 50-year-old public golf course is reasonably priced and features a number of amenities, including a club house, pro shop, snack bar and restaurant right on premises. If dad loves golf, and if he has often asked you to join him in a game, this may be just the right time to rent some clubs and wander the greens with him. The exercise and challenge will do both of you a lot of good.

The Mob Bar
240 N. 3rd St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 719-5100
www.mobbarlv.com

Old Las Vegas holds many charms, including historical buildings and some new venues for adults. The Mob Bar is right in the heart of Old Vegas, situated kitty-corner from its namesake, the Mob Museum. If dad is into history and the mob connection, if he is fascinated by Bugsy Segal and the rest of the gang, then this would be the perfect treat for him on his special day. It’s easy to spend a good three hours in the Mob Museum, just enough time to work up a good thirst after watching the videos, taking in the sites and snapping a hundred or so photos (especially one of dad in the electric chair or by the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre wall). The Mob Bar is filled with atmosphere, suggesting that it may just have been designed to resemble Bugsy or Al Capone’s favorite type of “haunt.” The drinks are tasty and generous and the menu caters to every preference. There may be piano singers if you visit on the right night, but whenever you do decide to make the trek, be ready for comfort and a friendly atmosphere. It’s a little piece of history in the town known as Sin City.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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