Jetpack America seems like a name from the height of retro-futurism, when flying cars and moon hotels were just around the corner. Now, science has delivered a jet pack?and this one runs on of water?empowering the wearer to soar over the calm waters of lakes and bays while diving and rocketing about at will.
The flight instructors here first help participants learn the ropes with a bit of classroom time and a safety video. After that, potential pilots don a model jetpack for some hands-on training on dry land. Then it's time to dive on in, with instructors staying nearby on boats to provide guidance throughout each 15- to 50-minute flight session. Afterward, they award every flyer with a pilot certificate and a quick bit of advice on how to adjust to living in the future.
At Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, luxury meets asphalt: the facility's resort-style clubhouse and amenities coexist with three racing tracks encompassing 4 miles of roadway. Visit the club for its restaurant and lounge, pool and spa, racquetball court, climbing wall, and workout facilities. The adjacent racetracks boast more than 20 unique configurations, which factor into the lessons at three resident driving schools.
The instructors at the resort’s Ron Fellows Performance Driving School train students from behind the wheel of current-model Corvettes. Students learn to navigate a purpose-built road course in a safe, controlled environment. The club’s Radical Division services the club's fleet of Radical racecars—six-speed and up to 500-horsepower machines that visitors can climb into for ride-along sessions with instructors or test on their own. During driving classes, students and their families gain access to parts of the club normally open to members only.
Whinnies of anticipation can often be heard from the stables of Mount Charleston Trail Rides, where well-mannered horses and ponies wait to ferry riders down trails flanked by whistling ponderosa pines, junipers, and aspens. Led by cowboy guides, small groups hop into saddles and embark on scenic explorations of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and its surrounding areas. With crisp air that normally averages 30 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley, the foothills and canyons offer a welcome respite from the heat of the desert. When the temperatures dip too low for horseback rides, the ranch keeps its trusty steeds busy with carriage rides, sleigh rides, and a Sadie Hawkins dance with unicorns from the neighboring forest.
Staff Size: 25?50 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Call in advance to schedule due to production filming schedule. Bring your camera and a stroller for kids.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Meet Brett and Wayde from Tanked.
Tell us about your business in your own words.
At ATM there is never a dull moment. There is always something fishy going on.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
Love of animals.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Wayde and Brett also love animals besides fish, so we have lots of cool animals that are friendly and like attention. We get lots of visitors and fans that come to visit us from all over the world. If you are lucky, you may even be able to get a picture with your favorite Tanked cast member. We sell T-shirts and you can get them personally autographed.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
[We give] VIP all-access tours of our facility and office with the chance to possibly meet cast members from our television show Tanked on Animal Planet. Please call and schedule ahead for best chance, as they travel a lot to film. We have all kinds of friendly animals that roam ATM: birds, Porky the pig, Tiger the cat, lots of fish, and reptiles. You will hear about how Brett and Wayde started ATM and how they landed a TV show.
Toxins can build up in bodily systems over the course of years, and removing all those toxins can often take extreme measures. At Las Vegas Colon Hydrotherapy, clients can free themselves of burdening toxins during treatments delivered by a caring staff lead by a 20-year veteran of the field, certified I-ACT colonics instructor and natural-health professional Donna DeCarolis.
During the signature colon-hydrotherapy session, a client relaxes amid warmed pillows and fragrant aromatherapy as gentle meditation music plays. Through a small, pencil-size tube, filtered water floods the colon and carries away built-up waste while a therapist rubs essential oils into strategic points on the hands and feet to promote relaxation. Other methods of detoxification include guided dietary cleanses, detox footbaths, and the center's infrared sauna, which works to purge chemicals and heavy metals more thoroughly than deleting the Metallica MP3s from your computer. Other helpful services include nutritional counseling using Zyto, emotional counseling using Evox, several modalities of massages, and body wraps.
Visitors who want post-secondary education in colon hydrotherapy attend the Tiller Mind Body–approved classes, during which they can learn how to properly operate colon-hydrotherapy equipment, as well as how to operate their own offices.
Outside of Graceland, The King's Ransom Museum showcases one of the largest collections of artifacts and personal treasures owned by Elvis Presley. Curated by Elvis historian Bud Glass and collector Russ Howe, the exhibit encompasses artifacts that span Presley's career from 1950 until his death. Highlights include familiar wardrobe pieces he donned on stage and screen, such as a custom two-piece leather suit and his massive ring from the 1972 documentary Elvis on Tour. The museum also houses large jewelry and gun and badge collections assembled by the "King of Bling," as well as the last car Presley ever purchased and other historic artifacts from his youth.
The museum also delves into Presley's private life, displaying more-personal effects such as the custom, red crushed-velvet bedspread from his Graceland home and his pajamas, whose dry-cleaning slips have been lost forever. To supplement these artifacts, Russ and Bud incorporate plenty of the King's private photos and home movies. On select days, the museum welcomes guest appearances from some of Presley's friends and colleagues, such as his Blue Hawaii costar Darlene Tompkins and his Kissin' Cousins costar Cynthia Pepper.