Surrounded by clattering machines all day, construction-crew members are adept at reading lips but make terrible whisperers. Step into mechanical clamor with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a three-hour Bulldozer or Excavator Big Dig Experience at Dig This Heavy Equipment Playground (a $400 value). The daily three-hour sessions begin at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 1 p.m.
Dig This Heavy Equipment Playground sets adults in the driver’s seat of machines that dig holes, shift boulders, and stack tires in a monster-size outdoor park. To begin each experience, the trained staff sends guests to an equipment orientation, split between the classroom and the climate-controlled cab of a digging machine, to relay important instructions about safety, equipment, and pulling rabbits out of hard hats. Armed with annihilating know-how, guests can rev up their choice of the 10-ton D5 bulldozer or the 15-ton 315CL excavator to manipulate dirt, rock, and 2,000-pound tires from their perch atop a rattling seat. After two hours, engines cease and instructors bestow diggers with an official certificate of accomplishment to keep as a memento or bury in the ground to be rediscovered on future digs.
Friends and family members can snap pictures of riders from a nearby viewing area, and Dig This' shuttle service from the Strip eases transportation to the site. Riders must be at least 14 years old, stand 48 inches tall, and wear closed-toe shoes or bare feet dipped in week-old donut glaze. For further information, browse the FAQs.
Described as “Bob the Builder on steroids” by The Los Angeles Times, Dig This reconstructs childhood play for adults letting them climb aboard excavators and bulldozers for digs inside a giant natural sandbox. Employees outfit grown-ups with the knowledge and safety gear necessary to get behind the wheel before explaining all the levers and buttons of the control panel. Patrons are then left alone inside climate-controlled cabs, connected to their instructors via headsets in case they need additional guidance. Patrons steer mechanical mammoths around the play yard, excavating trenches and toppling huge tires. Once they've mastered easy moves, they graduate to games such as Bulldozer Teeter-Totter and Excavator Basketball. After playtime, operators are awarded a certificate to commemorate their accomplishments and can cool off under a shower of their own joyful tears.
3012 S Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102