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European Formula EK20 karts whiz by on Pole Position Raceway’s quarter-mile track, cruising at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Spectators crank their heads to keep up. There’s no wind to battle against, no sun blinding the drivers’ eyes, and no birds rigging the race by dropping smoke bombs because all of Pole Position Raceway’s competitions happen inside. This is thanks to a fleet of electric-powered karts, which accelerate more quickly and hug curves more smoothly than gas-powered karts without dumping out clouds of exhaust.

To sate speed cravings, drivers simply arrive and drive—show up and nab one of 13 spots in the next race. Then with a DOT-approved racing helmet, they push the pedal to the floor for roughly 10 minutes, drafting their opponents to fly past them near the finish line. At the end of each race, drivers receive a SpeedSheet that displays their race results, fastest lap time, and the likelihood of getting their own action-movie franchise. For those seeking to dive deep into the world of racing, Pole Position Raceway offers driving clinics and youth racing camps, where younger racers pilot EK10 karts that peak at 20 mph.

7350 Prairie Falcon Rd
Las Vegas,
NV
US

As a mother, Missi Winter faced the typical dilemma of balancing her career with the lives of her two children. As a solution, she started Celebrate Kids as a small business dedicated to the happiness of little ones, and today?more than 25 years later?a staff of more than 20 entertainers host both intimate and large-scale events with a variety of characters and activities, including clowns, face painters, and balloon artists. For parents willing to handle their own diversions, the company also rents out bounce houses and carnival games complete with prizes.

6759 Rowena Cir
Las Vegas,
NV
US

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Established: 2014

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: No

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Pro Tip: Come in group of at least two. /[The activity is/] most recommended for /[groups of/] 4?5. Don't look up answers before coming.

Q&A with Elvin, Owner/manager

While visiting an abandoned house you're thinking of buying, the door clicks shut behind you. Your skin prickles. You're just about to comment on the strange feeling when a ghost emerges. But over your cry of alarm, you hear the deadbolt slide into place behind you. Luckily, you're not in a horror movie?just in the opening few minutes of a tricky LiveGame Escape adventure.

Designed by a group of avid players of similar scenarios, LiveGame Escape presents groups of two to eight players with a series of puzzles, a mysterious story, and 45 minutes in which to unravel both while trying to escape from a room. The founders designed four intricate games for people to play, ranging in theme from horror to romance and spycraft. The staff goes over the rules beforehand and observes players remotely the entire time to guarantee safety. They'll even dole out one hint if the group finds itself stumped by a particularly mind-bending puzzle or a ghost that just wants someone to be its friend.

3300 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas,
NV
US

Before heading to The Las Vegas Motor Speedway across the street, many people, including famous race car drivers, stop by for comfort food classics at Mo's Race Day Cafe. The brunch and lunch spot specializes in American fare served with a slight Asian influence. Chefs cook up dishes ranging from chicken cordon bleu to chicken curry and Asian chicken salad with a lime cilantro vinaigrette, tempting diners to do the opposite of the race car drivers who visit: go slowly, savor the moment, and use their blinker when changing tables. Another tempting treat is one of Mo's Race Day Cafe's most popular items—Thai tea, which comes topped with a pillowy dollop of whipped cream.

6825 Speedway Blvd
Las Vegas,
NV
US

Battlefield Vegas is as much a living history museum as it is an interactive shooting range and training complex. At a 5-acre military-style compound just off the strip and at a more than 200-acre offsite desert training facility, instructors guide guests in operating handguns, rifles and shotguns, and automatic weapons that range from Prohibition-era weapons to current arms carried by NATO forces. Alongside this impressive weapon collection lies a fleet of vehicles that contains specimens such as Willys MB Jeeps driven in World War II and a UH-1C "Huey" helicopter flown in Vietnam.

In addition to managing the collection, Battlefield's staff also lets guests feel what it's like to handle the weaponry through 15 scenario experiences. In these supervised programs, instructors supply era-appropriate arms and guide guests through scenarios that re-create historic battles and common military campaigns. In Defending Stalingrad, for example, role-playing soldiers take aim with Tokarev pistols, Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles, and PPsh-41 submachine guns. Beyond overseeing these scenario experiences and the training facilities, Battlefield's leadership plans to build a 32,000-square-foot outdoor airsoft field, as well as a military museum.

2771 Industrial Rd.
Las Vegas,
Nevada
US

Live entertainment, amusement rides, and delicious Italian food mark San Gennaro Feast - Little Italy, which celebrates Italian heritage and the festival's saintly namesake. During each of the feast's five days, vendors will serve a wide range of delicious foods, including pasta, pizza, and italian sausage and peppers. Live musical acts perform on the main stage every hour. All the while, Italian folk songs wander from the instruments of strolling musicians and amusement rides light up the night skies while sending guests or thrill-seeking hunks of biscotti whistling through space.

3333 Blue Diamond Rd
Las Vegas,
NV
US