Free Stuff You Can Do in Vegas

Don’t want to donate your Life’s Savings to the casinos?  Oh, you have and now want to do something?  Go here…

Okay, I lied.  Some of these aren’t free but they are dirt cheap.

RED ROCK CANYON

You can hike, bike, climb on rocks or just drive around.  Be careful about the rock climbing, folks plummet to their deaths too often for my taste.

Bonnie Springs/Old Nevada

Five bucks gets you in (7 on weekends).  Watch a gun fight. See a hanging. Great family fun. really. Oh…there’s a zoo!

Tule Springs

$6 per vehicle or $1 per person, which ever is greater. There are historic buildings that’s a DIY walk around tour.  You can fish (with a license). THERE ARE DUCKS! The sign says “Floyd Lamb State Park” but don’t let that confuse you.

THE LION HABITAT RANCH

The lions lost their job at the MGM casino, so they retired to here.

The Fremont Street Experience

This really is free.  But beware, you can drop a wad o’cash gambling and on the quirky kiosks.  Actually kid friendly.  Free concerts at night.

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Madame Tussauds™ Las Vegas

Kinda pricey but I think it has bang for the buck.

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OLD LAS VEGAS MORMON FORT

Really cool and you don’t have to wear your Magic Underwear to get in.

LAS VEGAS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Right next door to the Fort. DINOSAURS!!!

DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Then right up the street from the Fort. $12.00 for ages 1 to 99 (they really said that).

It’s great for kids but pretty cool for adults.

CLARK COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM

It has examples of the dwellings used by Nevadans from the Original Nations up to the folks that built the dam.

HOOVER DAM

Since you’re all way into Henderson, keep driving and visit the Dam.  Take the tour that goes INSIDE the Dam.  Ask your Dam questions. Get some Dam answers.

SHERI’S  RANCH

Go  over the Hump to Pahrump and take a FREE TOUR.  Grab a couple of souvenirs to scare the Family.

A sincere invitation.
A sincere invitation.

 

Trafficked No More

Our daughters and even our sons are being bought and sold and you probably don’t even know it’s happening.

Shannon was invited over to her friend’s house for some video gaming.  They are in seventh grade together and had met six months ago.  They hit it off right away.  She and Rick shared a lot of common interests.  The Love of cats and video games.  The hatred of math and Mrs. Scoles the English teacher.  Rick had met her parents and they wholly approved of the polite young man.  When she said she was going over to Rick’s house, her Mom said “Have a nice time.”

Shannon liked going to Rick’s house.  It was very big and very nice.  When she got there the grown ups were having get together in the living room.  Whatever, she liked to play video games on the big flat screen in the family room.  After a quick hello to the grown ups, they were off to the family room.

While Shannon was trying to beat Rick at Grand Theft Auto V, she was being auctioned off in the living room.

Shannon would never come home.  She had been selected, manipulated, groomed and finally coerced into a commodity of the sex trafficking trade.  Her parents would never know what happened.  She would be listed as another run away and be lost to a system that has overwhelmed Law Enforcement.

You have read a fictional story with a very real basis in fact.  I made up the names but the scenario is very much real.  Played out in neighbors right here in the Good Old USA.

It’s not a victimless crime of prostitution.  It’s slavery.  Right there in YOUR neighborhood.  Cut off from family and help, children are moved to distant cities and may be literally the girl next door.

Please watch this video.

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WARNING SIGNS

Does your daughter:

  • Have a new circle of friends that don’t share your values?
  • Has her language changed for the worse?
  • Does she have money and you don’t know where it came from?
  • Is she wearing clothes you didn’t buy?
  • Is her jewelery suddenly better than yours.
  • Have words crept into her conversations. Like “On the Team, Hubby or Wifey”.
  • Does she now dress “sexy” rather than cute or pretty.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Nevada is taking steps to end the exploitation of our children.  The video you watched is designed to increase community awareness of this crime.  Don’t have kids?  You might want to reach out to parents of kids that seem on the Wild Side.

If you have a daughter and are suspicious you can get help in Nevada by calling l 1-888-373-7888.

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