10 things to do in Vegas at America’s Credit Union Conference

first_img The High RollerRight next to Caesar’s Palace (the conference’s official lodging partner) is The Linq, a hotel and shopping promenade full of things to see and do. Its major attraction is The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 520 feet in diameter, one revolution on this behemoth takes 30 minutes to complete. Shopping on the StripPlenty of great shopping is available throughout Sin City, the famed Las Vegas Strip features the greatest density of commerce, with hundreds of outlets offering clothes, jewelry, art, souvenirs, memorabilia and more. At the 2017 America’s Credit Union Conference, discovery is what it’s all about. In a schedule packed with opportunities to gain valuable knowledge, attendees get to discover the ideas, strategies, trends and technologies that are shaping the credit union industry.When the conference adjourns for the day, attendees will discover the sights and sounds of our host city, Las Vegas. The Entertainment Capital of the World has no shortage of thrills, attractions, and time killers. (Here are some things to get most excited about): Cirque du SoleilRadically transform the way you think about the circus with their thrilling acrobatic show. The Canadian entertainment juggernaut has a handful of resident shows in Las Vegas, including The Beatles LOVE, Zumanity and Michael Jackson ONE. Shows GaloreOf course, Cirque du Soliel isn’t the only game in town. Many of the world’s top entertainers call Las Vegas home, including prop comic Carrot Top, magician David Copperfield and the one-of-a-kind Blue Man Group. On Sunday, June 25, America’s Credit Union Conference attendees will be heading to a performance from country legends, Reba, Brooks & Dunn. Celebrity Restaurants NatureLas Vegas’ abundant natural beauty is one of its most underappreciated virtues. Red Rock Canyon’s vermillion ridges make for great sightseeing on bike rides or hikes, while the nearly 12,000-ft.-high Mount Charleston rewards hikers willing to get a little chilly with enchanting forests and fascinating Nevada wildlife. Helicopter ToursFrom the ground, Las Vegas can feel like sensory overload. Riding a helicopter thousands of feet in the air, however, you can fully appreciate the city’s luminous beauty, splendor and constant action. It’s a great way to cap off your Vegas stay and reflect on all that you’ve discovered in Sin City.America’s Credit Union Conference will be held June 25-28, 2017, in Las Vegas. To learn more and register, please visit acuc.cuna.org.center_img The Fountains of BellagioOne of Las Vegas’ most iconic attraction is free to experience. Dozens of times per day, the Bellagio Hotel puts on dazzling, unforgettable water shows choreographed to classic pop songs, Broadway tunes and jazz standards. Visit more than once—no two performances are the same! Gordon RamsayWolfgang PuckMario BataliGiada de LaurentiisSeveral culinary professionals have their own Vegas restaurant with its own unique flavor and atmosphere. Bring your appetite; world-famous cuisine is on the menu. Fremont Street ExperienceWhile this mall features plenty of noteworthy diversions, the main attraction is the pedestrian promenade’s 90-ft. Viva Vision canopy screen, which uses more than 12.5 million LED lights to create remarkable light shows all night long. Hoover DamBuilt from 1931 to 1936, the Hoover Dam continues to provide power to Las Vegas to this day. Consider taking a break from the glitz and glamor and head to Lake Mead to see this astonishing testament to American ingenuity, ambition, and dedication. 122SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Front Row Challenge features $2,000 to win IMCA RaceSaver main event

first_imgThe pits and infield party pass area both open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.  A minimum of $100 will be paid to start that feature, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance State points to be awarded.  OSKALOOSA, Iowa – The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car driver up to the challenge at the Aug. 10 Front Row Challenge will take home $2,000.  Spectator admission is $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under; infield passes are $25 for adults and $5 for kids. Country Builders Construction of Livermore, Calif., has matched the $1,000 paid by event spon­sor Badger Steel USA to make the RaceSaver main event $2,000 to win next Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.center_img There is no entry or draw fee. Pit passes are $40.  For more information or to order tickets, call 515 957-0020. The Front Row Challenge is pro­moted by FRC Enterprises LLC. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will run on the same program as Outlaw 410 Sprints and are the only division not required to have mufflers.last_img read more