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Program #1662RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 26, 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: Sunday, April 21 - Registration/Orientation/ Dinner
Arrive To: Upon arrival check in at the hotel front desk for your room key. Between 4:00-5:00pm, 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 and direct you to the Orientation room.

Afternoon: Orientation – We will take a closer look at our plans for the next four days and give you information about Las Vegas.

Dinner: Dinner Buffet at the Hotel

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: Monday, April 22 - Lectures/Field Trip
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast is not included with the commuter rate.

Morning: Back Stage Tour - See how one of the most famous show productions in Las Vegas functions on a nightly basis. Let one of the showgirls give you the ultimate backstage tour, see where it all comes together, and learn a few secrets of the trade.

Morning: Take the elevator up to the the top of the Eiffel Tower where you can get a magnificent view of "the Strip" and surrounding city.

Lunch: Lunch is included with a variety of choices.

Afternoon: Joe Aldridge of the UNLV Theatre Dept., will give a lecture on Entertainment Engineering. Discover what it takes to put on a huge production show in Las Vegas.

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: Tuesday, April 23 - Lectures / Field Trip
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast is not included with the commuter rate.

Morning: Red Rock Canyon Field Trip - Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations. The Red Rock Canyon is located just a few miles west of Las Vegas and encompasses 195,819 acres within the Mojave Desert. Red Rock is an area of world wide geologic interest and beauty with its dramatic shapes and vivid colors.

Lunch: Lunch is included with a variety of choices.

Afternoon: Security Director, Jessie Beaudoin, from local Casino to discusses surveillance and money laundering

Afternoon: James Taylor, a Nevada Gaming Control Board Investigator, will present information on gaming regulations designed to prevent crimes of cheating and fraud. The board's agents make as many as 500 arrests annually for cheating or embezzling from casinos. Learn what's in "The Black Book".

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: Wednesday, April 24 - Lectures / Field Trip
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast is not included with the commuter rate.

Morning: Field trip to Walking Box Ranch - Bought in 1931 by legendary silent film stars Rex Bell and Clara Bow. During the 1930s, it covered nearly 400,000 acres, supported 1,800 head of cattle, and was a beautiful, rural, desert escape destination for the couple's famous Hollywood friends including; Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, and Errol Flynn. The 160-acre Walking Box Ranch is now located in the midst of an expansive desert tortoise conservation area.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Hoover Dam Tour - It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, at the Nevada-Arizona border. Learn the history and participate in a guided exploration into lesser known parts of the Hoover Dam power-plant. While you're there, marvel at the new Colorado River Bridge! Construction on the nearly 2,000 foot long bridge was finished in 2010. This signature bridge spans the Black Canyon (about 1,500 feet south of the Hoover Dam), connects Arizona and Nevada, and is nearly 900-feet above the Colorado River.

Dinner: Dinner Buffet at the Hotel

Evening: Experience KA', a Cirque Du Soleil performance at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on "The Strip"

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 Five: Thursday, April 25 - Lectures/Field Trip
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Breakfast is not included with the commuter rate.

Morning: Examine "Sin City's" rich history with Brian Paco Alvarez

Lunch: Lunch is included with a variety of choices.

Afternoon: Field Trip to the Neon Boneyard - home to over 150 donated and rescued signs dating from the 1930’s to present day. Located within a two-acre outdoor museum space, the unrestored collection includes signs from businesses, motels and celebrated casino resorts originally located throughout the Las Vegas valley. After the tour, see where it all began and experience vintage Las Vegas at the famous Freemont Street Experience.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 26 - Departure Day
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Check out of hotel by 11:00am

Meals Included: Breakfast

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