The surf culture of the 1960s lives on at Cowabunga Bay. A wood-paneled station wagon, bright floral beach umbrellas, and a 1967 Volkswagen bus parked alongside the lazy river all showcase the water park's vintage aesthetic. The 35,000-square-foot wave pool even features a backdrop inspired by drive-in theaters, allowing visitors to debate the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey while swells roll into shore.
Despite its sunny vintage trappings, Cowabunga Bay boasts thoroughly modern attractions. The Zuma Zooma slide, for instance, drops riders from a launch capsule 73 feet above the ground and sends them flying around a 360-degree horizontal loop before they splash into a pool. The Point Panic slide provides a different sort of thrilling experience, as visitors twist and turn within a pitch-black slide illuminated by occasional bursts of color. A separate section of smaller slides and splash pools welcomes younger guests, and casual snack shops and cafes serve pizza, nachos, and classic pineapple whip.
For more than 20 years, master glass blower Robert Shield has crafted his crystalline figures for people around the world, his masterpiece being a glass carriage and horse that he gifted to the British Royal Family. Seated before the azure flame of a torch, Robert can make a swan appear out of a plain glass tube, bending and blowing the hot, translucent material until it resembles the bird's feathered body and arcing neck, before smashing the piece because he hates swans. From his academy, Robert edifies protégés in the glass-manipulating arts, guiding beginners through creating festive ornaments and tear-drop necklaces, and empowering aspiring artisans to fire up saleable spun glass.
If the eyes are the window to the soul, then Optionz Photography Studio seeks to provide its participants with the knowledge they need to create the best-looking drapes for those windows. In fact, it offers a one-day makeup course that focuses only on the eyes, teaching participants how to create the perfect smoky eye with both creams and powders, how to apply false lashes, and how to shade and highlight the eyes. The academy, which is located inside a photo studio, also teaches newbies or practicing makeup artists who need to hone their skills everything from concealing and corrective makeup to contouring and color theory during a four-day intensive course. Additionally, it teaches those interested in working in the film or television industry how to apply HD-friendly coverage or period makeup, such as the Cupid's bow lips of the 1920s or the diamond-studded lashes of the Kardashian era.
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With a stay at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson, you'll be in the suburbs and minutes from Galleria at Sunset and close to Ethel M Botanical Cactus Gardens. This casino resort is within close proximity of Ethel M Botanical Cactus Gardens and Ethel M Chocolates Factory.
Make yourself at home in one of the 457 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and pay movies provides entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and irons/ironing boards, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a casino and a nightclub. This resort also features concierge services, supervised childcare/activities, and babysitting/childcare.
Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's 24-hour room service.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Free parking is available onsite.
Acrobat Sorin Salcianu has exercised his high-flying skills in performances with Cirque du Soleil and international competitions. His wife Tammy has spent more than three decades building muscle as a competitive gymnast and fitness trainer. Both are United States Academy of Gymnasts–certified coaches. As the co-owners and directors of the Academy of Gymnastics and Dance, they draw from their combined fitness backgrounds to lead a team of instructors from Romania, Argentina, France, Canada, and the United States. With this international team, the school is able to draw from fitness and dance training styles from around the world. The resulting programs include leveled, kid-focused courses in recreational and junior-level professional gymnastics as well as tumbling, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop dance.