Explore the Techatticup Mine with the Eldorado Canyon tour 
Las Vegas is right smack dab in the middle of the desert, but you’d hardly know it with all of the bright lights, marquees, pool parties and nightclubs. However, just beyond the Strip, you’ll get a little more feel for the Wild West with old gold mines, saloons, canyons and desert. If you’re looking to experience the real west while in Vegas check out two of Best of Vegas’ most popular western tours:

Venture to Goodsprings, one of the oldest towns in the country

Good Springs Desert Adventure & Pioneer Saloon Tour – Just outside of Vegas, sits the Pioneer Saloon: the Heart of the Goodsprings Community. Primarily designed as a hangout for miners, the Saloon helped bring the town of Goodsprings together. Since 1913, this charming Saloon has been serving up suds and sodas and with the Good Springs Desert Adventure & Pioneer Saloon Tour you’ll get to grab a drink and sip with the locals. The tour also includes more of Goodsprings and even a stop in the Joshua Tree Forrest, all in the comfort of a Hummer H2. 

Pan for gold with the Eldorado Canyon tour

Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour & Gold Panning Adventure – Best of Vegas and Bobcat Tours invites you to see historic gold mines and even pan for gold yourself in the Eldorado Canyon Mine Tour & Gold Panning Adventure. The tour begins at one of the oldest, richest and most famed mines in Nevada - the Techatticup Mine in Eldorado Canyon. After touring the mine and discovering what life was like during the gold rush, you’ll be able to actually find some gold, or at least try to! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the tour also includes an off-road adventure aboard a Hummer H2.   For a Wild West adventure while in Vegas look for discounted tickets to either of these tours right here on Best of Vegas.

Las Vegas, NV – 3/16/17

By: Jena Pugh