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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.


If you’ve never felt the heart-pounding rush of firing a full-auto machine gun, this is one you’ll want to add to your bucket list. The Adrenaline Rush VIP Shooting Experience is an organized shoot for you and a friend, which includes shooting time with six incredible weapons. In the comfort of a private shooting range, you’ll sample the M4, AK-47, SCAR, SAW, RPD and the MP5. You two will put nearly two hundred rounds downrange in full-auto fashion, then spend time lounging in the VIP suite. It’s an incredible shooting experience that is guaranteed to get your blood pumping!


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.


Vegas Extreme Skydiving 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 airplane, 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. Some locations only take you up to 10,000 feet but Vegas Extreme Skydiving takes you a mile higher to maximize freefall time.


If jumping out of a plane isn’t really your style, consider flying with a real fighter pilot in an acrobatic airplane! TheSky Combat Ace Top Gun Package is the ultimate experience for those who are 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.


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. This particular excursion combines a bit of light hiking to create an eco-adventure that exposes you to the native flora and fauna in the area and dubbing this experience as one of the best things to do in Vegas.

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.