Discover February 2017
Beyond Casa Shenandoah’s Gilded Gates
For the first time, guests will get an intimate glimpse into the life of Wayne Newton and tour the property that has been the personal home of Mr. Las Vegas for more than four decades. Casa de Shenandoah, the 52-acre Las Vegas estate of the iconic entertainer, showcases a museum, which features a lifetime of Newton’s memorabilia, including gifts from legendary celebrity friends such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Jack Benny. It also houses his personal collection of rare automobiles, a private jet and his childhood home. While there, don’t forget to visit with his animals: horses, penguins, wallabies, peacocks, and more.
Casa de Shenandoah casadeshenandoah.com.
Valentine’s Picnic in the Park
It's picnic time with a romantic movie at Beer Park this Valentine's Day. Your three-course meal comes pre-packed inside a souvenir picnic basket for two. Inside find champagne, beer, starters, salads, gourmet sandwiches, fresh fruit and a decadent dessert of single-origin HEXX chocolate mousse with biscotti as well as milk and dark HEXX chocolate bars. “Picnic in the Park” is priced at $100 per couple, plus taxes and gratuity. Picnic packages must be pre-ordered and can be purchased through NightOut.com.
Beer Park, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-444-4500.
Historic Hoover Dam Railroad Trail
The only remaining section of the Hoover Dam railroad system that is not highly disturbed or under water is a trail with five oversized tunnels that accommodated the large equipment being transported to Hoover Dam during its construction until 1935. The Railroad Trail is a light hike, with little to no slope, that hugs Lake Mead’s shoreline. Of note: This section was used in the motion picture The Gauntlet, starring Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke, for a sequence in which they were on a motorcycle being chased by an assassin in a helicopter.
Lake Mead Visitors Center, Lakeshore Rd. 702-293-8990.