Planning your trip to Las Vegas and want the perfect day trip that gives you the best of both worlds – the glitz and glamour of one of the greatest cities in the world by night and yet the opportunity to experience a super fun interactive outdoor tour during the day? You’ll want to make sure to add this Historic Route 66 & Ghost Town Tour to your agenda!Getting Your Kicks on Route 66!
What’s nice is that there are multiple stops enroute making this private tour so much more! Out West Adventure Tours packs as much tour as possible in any given day tour they offer, giving the tour guest lots of bang for their buck!! So, heading out of the city the first stop is Boulder City, home of the iconic Hoover Dam. You’ll learn lots of fascinating history and may get to see some incredible elusive wildlife. Time for pictures and being able to say you were in two States at the same time as the Dam straddles Nevada AND Arizona.
Next stop is Cool Springs Station!
You’ll recognize this place fom the famous animated movie series “Cars” and there’s a rather unique photo op…laying on the street for a pic at the painted Route 66 road sign! Have one of the local artisans create an incredible custom piece of jewelry for you from crystals and rocks mined nearby! Talk about getting your kicks on Route 66!!
As the tour winds it’s way along an 8 mile stretch with some 180 turns, Tour Master Erwin shares the history behind how Oatman, Arizona got it’s name and then there’s a pause at Sitgreaves Pass to explore a rather unique cemetery where bikers and vets among others, including pets, have asked for this to be their special final resting place – with an extraordinary view of Arizona, Nevada, and California, all at once!!
Timed just right you descend into what is referred to as a living Ghost Town, whose primary inhabitants are wild burros, in time for a delicious lunch at one of the quaint local eateries and an impromptu gun fight in the streets! Left behind by the brigade of gold miners that once called Oatman, Arizona home, the burros of Oatman enjoy being fed lots of treats by the visitors and having their pictures taken!!
You can’t leave this town without popping into the many cute shops and buying souvenirs that incorporate Route 66 and the very popular burros including Route 66 Rootbeer and Lazy Ass pajamas and silly socks!! The place also offers an abundance of mined rocks, crystals and gems! Treat yourself to a delicious ice cream at the Oatman Hotel before climbing back into the luxury van to head back to the Las Vegas Strip satisfied with a great days tour!!
This is by far one of THE most popular tours offered to visitors of Las Vegas and no one does it quite like Out West Adventure Tours whose motto is “We’re not just about tours, we’re about memories!” They certainly do aim to please!