Tripps Travel Network is inviting its members to explore the many sites and attractions that are beyond the Las Vegas Strip.
Even though there is always so much fun and excitement available 24-hours per day at every casino on the strip, this is a chance to see what else Las Vegas, Nevada has to offer.
When it comes to shows and restaurants and of course casino gambling, Las Vegas is an open book. What is not discussed very much though are the interesting attractions that can be visited outside the glitz and glamour. Residents of Las Vegas are very aware that life does exist outside the strip. Soon Tripps Travel Network members will have their eyes opened as well.
One stop for our members will be the beautiful Lake Mead that is part of the National Recreation area shared by Nevada and Arizona.
It is composed of 1.5 million acres of canyons, lakes, mountains, and valleys. With mountains as a backdrop, this lake has in recent years suffered from diminished levels caused by a drought. However it has more recently returned to the levels it should be thanks to Mother Nature. Members can learn the history of the lake at the Lake Mead Virtual Museum, rent a boat from one of the several marinas, or check out a town that was once underwater.
If being surrounded by blue water is up your alley, then boating on Lake Mead with the Tripps Travel Network members will suit you.
There are 290 square miles of water for zipping in and out and private coves for pausing to soak in the beautiful atmosphere. Take time to learn the safety regulations and wearing the proper life vest is mandatory for all people aboard private or rental boats at the marina.
In St. Thomas, Nevada sits an historic ruin that was once an Anasazi Native American settlement and later inhabited by a Mormon town. When President Calvin Coolidge gave permission to build the Boulder Dam (later renamed Hoover Dam) in 1928, Lake Mead waters rose and the town was inundated and disappeared. All that is left are ruins on display. Over the years with the water levels falling from time to time, more of the town is exposed.
Those members of the Tripps Travel Network who are the most rugged outdoorsy types can lace up their hiking boots to walk through The Historic Railroad Trail. This hike is suitable for beginner and advanced hikers and provides panoramic live shots of Boulder Basin, Fornication Hill, and Lake Mead.
Members who would like to wake up to these sights of nature can plan to stay at the campsites that accommodate trailers, tents, and recreational vehicles. Picnic tables, grills, restrooms, and shady spots can all be accessed there. You can also take advantage of the opportunity to fish for dinner.
For those Tripps Travel Network members who prefer to explore off the beaten track, Lake Mead offers a truly unique experience. The breathtaking lake and mountain views are so much more than the Las Vegas strip has to offer. Members who take advantage of our planned trip will enjoy this national treasure. For more information please visit http://www.trippstravelnetwork.com
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