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Program #12156RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for May 6 — May 10, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Harrah’s is an 86,664 square foot hotel/casino, located on "The Strip". The 2,500 room Hotel/Casino rests within walking distance of a variety of other Hotel/Casinos including: The Flamingo, Bellagio, Bally’s, Paris, Caesars Palace and many more. Casino games include: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks and more. The casino has a poker room. and a 45-seat race and sports book, equipped with 55 televisions and four big screens. Wheelchairs and scooters are available to rent for your convenience. For information, please call (800) 877-6106. Shuttle Service: You can visit Harrah’s sister properties, Bally's/Paris and Rio by using their free shuttle. Pick up location: Far east-side of property. Located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrahs Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-up done daily from 10am-1am. Bus departs approximately every 30 minutes. Sorry, no luggage allowed on shuttle bus.

Contact info:
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
phone: 888-469-7320
web: www.harrahslasvegas.com

Room amenities: The room also has a table and two chairs, armoire with television, and desk with a chair, air conditioning, Iron / Ironing board, blackout drapes, daily maid service, room service, high-speed Internet access (For a fee), hair dryer, combined shower and bathtub, television, Pay-Per-View movies, video game console and games, telephone, and a phone jack for dial-up internet access.

Facility amenities: There are outstanding restaurants, a free seven-story parking garage, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, full-service beauty salon, a unique variety of retail options and, entertainment, valet, concierge, currency exchange, luggage and laundry service, maid service, safety deposit boxes, wake-up calls, room service and express checkout. .

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Contact the hotel at (888) 469-7320. Unfortunately there are no discounts for Road Scholar participants at Harrah's. If you are staying additional nights at Harrah's please let us know by marking it on your returned Travel Form so that we can ensure that you will not have to change rooms during the program dates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, May 06 - Registration / Orientation / Dinner
Arrive To: Arrive at Harrah's at 4:00pm, find the Mardi Gras Tower/Convention Center Elevators (next to Mings Table Restaurant), take the elevator to the second floor and a representative of UNLV will be at the Check-In table on the second floor to meet you.

Afternoon: Orientation - Meet your guide and take a closer look at our plans for the next four days. We will also provide you with information about Las Vegas.

Dinner: Dinner buffet at Harrah's

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Harrah’s Hotel and Casino - on "The Strip"

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Harrah’s is an 86,664 square foot hotel/casino, located on "The Strip". The 2,500 room Hotel/Casino rests within walking distance of a variety of other Hotel/Casinos including: The Flamingo, Bellagio, Bally’s, Paris, Caesars Palace and many more. Casino games include: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks and more. The casino has a poker room. and a 45-seat race and sports book, equipped with 55 televisions and four big screens. Wheelchairs and scooters are available to rent for your convenience. For information, please call (800) 877-6106. Shuttle Service: You can visit Harrah’s sister properties, Bally's/Paris and Rio by using their free shuttle. Pick up location: Far east-side of property. Located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrahs Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-up done daily from 10am-1am. Bus departs approximately every 30 minutes. Sorry, no luggage allowed on shuttle bus.

Contact info:
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
phone: 888-469-7320
web: www.harrahslasvegas.com

Room amenities: The room also has a table and two chairs, armoire with television, and desk with a chair, air conditioning, Iron / Ironing board, blackout drapes, daily maid service, room service, high-speed Internet access (For a fee), hair dryer, combined shower and bathtub, television, Pay-Per-View movies, video game console and games, telephone, and a phone jack for dial-up internet access.

Facility amenities: There are outstanding restaurants, a free seven-story parking garage, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, full-service beauty salon, a unique variety of retail options and, entertainment, valet, concierge, currency exchange, luggage and laundry service, maid service, safety deposit boxes, wake-up calls, room service and express checkout. .

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Contact the hotel at (888) 469-7320. Unfortunately there are no discounts for Road Scholar participants at Harrah's. If you are staying additional nights at Harrah's please let us know by marking it on your returned Travel Form so that we can ensure that you will not have to change rooms during the program dates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, May 07 - Lectures / Field trip
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast is not included with the commuter rate.

Morning: Homicide Investigation Myth vs. Reality - Retired LVMPD Homicide Detective, Mark McNett will guide you through the basics of homicide investigating while providing plenty of personal experiences and reviewing actual homicide cases. More than a few myths will be busted along the way.

Lunch: Lunch at the UNLV Dining Commons with a wide variety of choices.

Afternoon: Fieldtrip - Bodies The Exhibit at the Luxor Hotel and Casino - This Exhibition is a celebration of the beautiful and amazing intricacies of the human form and features actual human specimens which allows access to sights and knowledge normally reserved only for medical professionals.

Dinner: Dinner Buffet at the hotel.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Harrah’s Hotel and Casino - on "The Strip"

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Harrah’s is an 86,664 square foot hotel/casino, located on "The Strip". The 2,500 room Hotel/Casino rests within walking distance of a variety of other Hotel/Casinos including: The Flamingo, Bellagio, Bally’s, Paris, Caesars Palace and many more. Casino games include: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks and more. The casino has a poker room. and a 45-seat race and sports book, equipped with 55 televisions and four big screens. Wheelchairs and scooters are available to rent for your convenience. For information, please call (800) 877-6106. Shuttle Service: You can visit Harrah’s sister properties, Bally's/Paris and Rio by using their free shuttle. Pick up location: Far east-side of property. Located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrahs Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-up done daily from 10am-1am. Bus departs approximately every 30 minutes. Sorry, no luggage allowed on shuttle bus.

Contact info:
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
phone: 888-469-7320
web: www.harrahslasvegas.com

Room amenities: The room also has a table and two chairs, armoire with television, and desk with a chair, air conditioning, Iron / Ironing board, blackout drapes, daily maid service, room service, high-speed Internet access (For a fee), hair dryer, combined shower and bathtub, television, Pay-Per-View movies, video game console and games, telephone, and a phone jack for dial-up internet access.

Facility amenities: There are outstanding restaurants, a free seven-story parking garage, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, full-service beauty salon, a unique variety of retail options and, entertainment, valet, concierge, currency exchange, luggage and laundry service, maid service, safety deposit boxes, wake-up calls, room service and express checkout. .

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Contact the hotel at (888) 469-7320. Unfortunately there are no discounts for Road Scholar participants at Harrah's. If you are staying additional nights at Harrah's please let us know by marking it on your returned Travel Form so that we can ensure that you will not have to change rooms during the program dates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 08 - Lectures / Field trip
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast is not included with the commuter rate.

Morning: Lectures and demonstrations with Lauren and Ruthie, of the Las Vegas ATF K-9 Unit. Learn what it takes to train the extremely keen senses of the ATF K-9 unit, and meet one of these disciplined yet friendly dogs.

Morning: The Role of the Forensic Dentist - Dr. Ed Herschaft DDS, MA is a Professor of Biomedical Sciences at UNLV's School of Dental Medicine, and is also a forensic dental consultant of the Las Vegas Coroner's Office. In this presentation you will learn the dentist's role in the identification of victims and analysis of bite pattern injuries.

Lunch: Lunch at the UNLV Dining Commons with a wide variety of choices.

Afternoon: From Bodies to Bones: The Real World of Forensic Anthropology. Gaduate assistant and Ph.D. student at UNLV, Kathryn Baustian, will discuss the role of forensic anthropologists in death investigations.

Dinner: Dinner Buffet at the hotel.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Harrah’s Hotel and Casino - on "The Strip"

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Harrah’s is an 86,664 square foot hotel/casino, located on "The Strip". The 2,500 room Hotel/Casino rests within walking distance of a variety of other Hotel/Casinos including: The Flamingo, Bellagio, Bally’s, Paris, Caesars Palace and many more. Casino games include: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks and more. The casino has a poker room. and a 45-seat race and sports book, equipped with 55 televisions and four big screens. Wheelchairs and scooters are available to rent for your convenience. For information, please call (800) 877-6106. Shuttle Service: You can visit Harrah’s sister properties, Bally's/Paris and Rio by using their free shuttle. Pick up location: Far east-side of property. Located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrahs Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-up done daily from 10am-1am. Bus departs approximately every 30 minutes. Sorry, no luggage allowed on shuttle bus.

Contact info:
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
phone: 888-469-7320
web: www.harrahslasvegas.com

Room amenities: The room also has a table and two chairs, armoire with television, and desk with a chair, air conditioning, Iron / Ironing board, blackout drapes, daily maid service, room service, high-speed Internet access (For a fee), hair dryer, combined shower and bathtub, television, Pay-Per-View movies, video game console and games, telephone, and a phone jack for dial-up internet access.

Facility amenities: There are outstanding restaurants, a free seven-story parking garage, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, full-service beauty salon, a unique variety of retail options and, entertainment, valet, concierge, currency exchange, luggage and laundry service, maid service, safety deposit boxes, wake-up calls, room service and express checkout. .

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Contact the hotel at (888) 469-7320. Unfortunately there are no discounts for Road Scholar participants at Harrah's. If you are staying additional nights at Harrah's please let us know by marking it on your returned Travel Form so that we can ensure that you will not have to change rooms during the program dates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, May 09 - Lectures / Farewell Dinner
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast is not included with the commuter rate.

Morning: Blood Pattern Analysis presentation given by Jason Cole from the Henderson Police Department.

Lunch: Lunch at the UNLV Dining Commons with a wide variety of choices.

Afternoon: Jason Cole, of the Henderson Police Department, will give a presentation and do hands on experience with fingerprinting methods.

Afternoon: Lecture on DNA profiling.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner - Enjoy an exquisite, cuisine with the group.

Evening: Free time.

Lodging: Harrah’s Hotel and Casino - on "The Strip"

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, May 10 - Field trip / Departure Day
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast is not included with the commuter rate.

Morning: Field trip to the Henderson Detention Center. See where criminals end up when they get caught!

Afternoon: Back to hotel for hotel check-out by 11am

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Las Vegas, NV
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical GardensAdmire the essence of every season recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor. To ensure the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens maintains magnificence 365 days a year, 140 expert horticulturists theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each season. Theme changes 5 times a year, located at the Bellagio Admission FREE Bellagio Hotel and Casino 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S Paradise, Nevada 89109
For additional information, visit: www.bellagio.com/amenities/botanical-garden.aspx
Dancing Fountains of BellagioMore than 1,000 dancing fountains choreographed to the music of Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Bocelli, Pavarotti and more entertain the masses. Shows are daily, but at different times, so check with the hotel before finding a prime viewing spot on the Bellagio walkway. Mon-Fri at 3pm and Sat-Sun at 12pm and continue every half hour until 6pm and then every 15 minutes until 12am. Admission FREE. Bellagio Hotel and Casino 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S Paradise, Nevada 89109
For additional information, visit: www.bellagio.com/amenities/fountains-of-bellagio.aspx
Fall of Atlantis Fountain ShowThe Fall of Atlantis fountain show will captivate you with its stunning special effects. Located inside Caesars Palace in the Forum Shops, next to The Cheesecake Factory, the free fountain show uses lifelike animatronic figures to recount the myth of Atlantis. Every hour on the hour Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - midnight. Also worth a look is the amazing salt water aquarium that comprises the show's platform. You can watch as a diver feeds the tropical puffers, flounder, sharks and the rest of the aquarium's inhabitants each day at 1:15 and 5:15 pm. Admission - FREE. Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino 3570 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109
For additional information, visit: www.vegas.com/attractions/on_the_strip/fountainshow.html
Fremont Street ExperienceThe Fremont Street area of Las Vegas is located downtown, just north of the famed Vegas Strip. Fremont Street dates back to 1905, when Las Vegas itself was founded. Fremont Street was closed to vehicle traffic in September, 1994 to begin construction on the Fremont Street Experience. The massive entertainment venue is home to Viva Vision, the spectacular light and music show. There are over 12.5 million lights projecting onto a 500-yard-long canopy 90 feet above the ground and a 550,000 watt sound system that truly makes Fremont Street a prime attraction for tourists and locals alike. This attraction provides shows in the evening hours on the canopy ceiling that last for approximately seven minutes. Viva Vision show times are every hour on the hour from 8:00 p.m. - midnight. The many hotels, casinos, and stores which open onto the Fremont Street Experience can keep you busy all night. Entertainment on 2 stages set up in the mall on various weekends and holidays also add to the excitement of Downtown Las Vegas. Admission - FREE. (800) 249-3559 Fremont St. and Las Vegas Blvd. 425 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101-5639
For additional information, visit: www.vegasexperience.com/
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce702-735-1616
For additional information, visit: www.lvchamber.com
Las Vegas tourism websiteFind out about Las Vegas shows, attractions, dining, shopping, casinos, history, sports, golf, music, spas, nightlife, and weddings
For additional information, visit: www.visitlasvegas.com
Lion Habitat at MGM GrandThis exciting exhibit is located inside the MGM Grand. A glass enclosed habitat allows visitors to walk around, above, below and through the center of a grand lion pride. Adult lions are on display from 11am-11pm, the baby lion cubs have an earlier bedtime and can be seen and photographed 11am-5pm. FREE admission. 702-891-1111. MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109
For additional information, visit: www.mgmgrand.com/entertainment/lion-habitat.aspx
Rio Masquerade Show in the SkyAt the Rio's Masquerade Village is a Show in the Sky! It's a unique performance every time, with three different shows featuring stunning dancers in eye-popping costume fashion. Your jaw will drop as these talented performers perform all-new routines to edgy music as fantasy floats glide above the crowd, creating an energetic and dynamic musical celebration. The all-new Show in the Sky is performed hourly from 7 pm until midnight every Thursday through Sunday. Admission - FREE Rio Hotel and Casino 3700 West Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89103-4043
For additional information, visit: www.riolasvegas.com/casinos/rio/casino-misc/masquerade-show-in-the-sky-detail.html
Sirens of TIThe sexy outdoor sirens pirate show is a must see spectacle of renegade pirates who are lured inside Siren's Cove by the siren songs. The singing stirs up a tempest strong enough to sink a ship and turning the entire cove into a 21st century party complete with pyrotechnics and music. The Sirens take to the ship nightly at 5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm and 10pm, weather permitting. FREE admission. 702-650-7400 Treasure Island 3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109
For additional information, visit: www.treasureisland.com/shows/sirens_of_ti.aspx
Volcano at the MirageIn front of the Mirage Hotel & Casino you will find a peaceful dormant-looking volcano. But after 6pm each evening, this volcano blows its top in a show-stopping eruption. Over 54 feet tall, the lava flows freely down the sides of the volcano into pools of water and fire, surrounded by gorgeous waterfalls and tropical floral life. It continues to erupt every 15 minutes until 12am. Admission - FREE. 702-791-7111. The Mirage Hotel and Casino 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109
For additional information, visit: www.mirage.com/attractions/volcano.aspx

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Included
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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