From firing a full-auto machine gun to operating a 40-ton CAT excavator, here are some of the best pulse-pounding experiences you can find in Las Vegas.
There is no shortage of excitement in Sin City and we’re not just talking about in the casinos. Las Vegas offers a diverse array of exciting things to do, places to see, and experiences to remember for a lifetime. Take a look at the picks below and find the top adrenaline experiences this city has to offer.
Exotic Car Racing
Have you ever driven a Ferrari or Lamborghini? How about around a race track with 12 heart-pounding turns and 20-degree banks? No, we didn’t think so, but SPEEDVEGAS is here to rectify that problem. Offering the fastest exotic cars and off-road vehicles, you can build your own racing experience that will blow your mind. Their track has a unique 2,650-foot front straight that allows you to really hit the gas and get your speed on.
Go Jump Las Vegas is all about exhilaration. Even if you’ve never jumped out of an airplane before, you can get in on the action via the tandem skydive option. You’ll ride up to 15,000 feet in a specially-designed aircraft, strap into your instructor’s harness, and then experience the pulse-pounding 140mph freefall back down to Earth. You’ll view the Las Vegas Strip, Mount Charleston, and Red Rock National Park during your high-speed ride.
Play in the Sand
Unless you work in construction, there is little opportunity to use a big, earth-moving piece of equipment. Thanks to an outfit in Vegas called Dig This, you can book time behind the wheel of a massive bulldozer or excavator, then “play” in a specially-designed course that resembles a giant sandbox. You can move 2,000-pound tires, dig in the dirt, and even compete in “excavator basketball.” Dig This is quickly becoming one of the most unique activities in Las Vegas.
Jump on an Extreme Ride
The Stratosphere is located right on the Las Vegas Strip, so you won’t have to go far to experience one of the extreme thrill rides they offer at the very top of the Stratosphere Tower. The Big Shot will blast you straight up 160 feet into the air and test your G-force boundaries. Insanity is a giant mechanical arm that will dangle you over the edge of the tower while spinning over the Strip below. X-Scream will shoot you 27 feet over the edge of the Tower and hang you weightlessly over 100 stories in the air. If you can’t choose which one to tackle, check out their X-treme value package for unlimited access to all three rides plus admission to the Observation Deck.
Shoot the Quadzilla Machine Gun
If it’s sheer power that you’re looking for in your indoor shooting range experience, the Quadzilla at The Rangle 702 has you covered. This multi-barrel machine gun consists of four separate M4 receivers mounted together that fires an unbelievable 1,400 round per minute! Now that’s a real adrenaline junkie’s dream. The machine gun is gas-operated and magazine-fed using four separate rotating bolts to handle the firepower magnitude. This exotic shooting experience can’t be found anywhere else in Vegas, so be sure to call ahead or make a reservation online.
Top Gun Flying Experience
If jumping out of a plane isn’t really your style, consider flying with a real fighter pilot in an acrobatic airplane! The Sky Combat Ace Top Gun Package is the ultimate experience for those who are seeking thrill attractions and serious about pushing the limits of excitement. After a brief training session, you and your designated pilot will take to the air, completing stalls, barrel rolls, loops and more. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to take the controls and safely navigate through a series of maneuvers designed to test your mettle. You will leave the cockpit forever changed.
Indoor Axe Throwing
If you want to release some tension in addition to getting your adrenaline pumping, how about chucking an axe as hard as you can at a wooden bullseye? Axe Monkeys Las Vegas lets you do just that with 23 indoor axe throwing lanes, several packages to choose from, and professional trainers available to help you get your technique just right. You can even book their Rage Room if you’re feeling particularly destructive and want to smash some stuff, including TVs, computers, bottles, and more. Don’t worry, they also provide protective gear.
Zip Line Bootleg Canyon
This experience is one of the most exhilarating activities you and your friends can book in the area, and it’s one of the more affordable too. Just a half hour from the Las Vegas Strip lies Flightlinez, which operates the Bootleg Canyon zip line course. After a quick briefing, you’ll harness in and glide across the expansive canyons utilizing four separate zip lines that span more than a mile and a half. If you’ve never ziplined before, this is an incredible opportunity to see what all the fuss is about.
Sin City is certainly a town that knows how to do adrenaline. Add one or more of these incredible experiences to your to-do list the next time you’re in town and you’ll go home richer with memories that will last a lifetime.