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Program #12156RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for Oct 6 — Oct 10, 2014

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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 using their free shuttle. Shuttle pick up location: Far east-side of property, located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrah's Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-ups daily from 10am-1am. Shuttle 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: Included in each room: a table and two chairs, armoire with television, desk with a chair, combined shower and bathtub, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, blackout drapes, telephone, air conditioning, and daily maid service. Coffee makers are not included in standard rooms. High-speed internet access, room service, and Pay-Per-View movies are available for an additional fee.

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 Reservations Center at the hotel, at 888-458-8471. 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, October 06 - Hotel Check-In / Road Scholar Check-In / Orientat...
Hotel Check-In / Road Scholar Check-In / Orientation / Group Dinner / Free Evening

Arrive To: Arrival and Check-in Instructions: When you arrive at Harrah's Las Vegas, please check in at the hotel's front desk for your room key. At 4:30pm find the Mardi Gras Tower/Convention Center elevators (next to Fulton Street Food Hall). Take the elevator to the 2nd floor, and a representative of UNLV will be at the Check-In table by the elevators to meet you and direct you to the Orientation room (most likely Studio 1). Pick up your welcome packet containing your name-tag and the up-to-date schedule which we will review during Orientation. *Be mindful when looking for the Mardi Gras Tower Elevator, as there are escalators and elevators that that go to the wrong areas. Be sure to take the MARDI GRAS TOWER/CONVENTION CENTER ELEVATORS. Do not go to the Carnival tower, the Promenade, or the escalator labeled Monorail, Toby Keith Restaurant, parking garage, or showrooms. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check-in.

Afternoon: Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times may change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Afternoon: 5:00pm - Orientation – Meet your guide and take a closer look at our plans for the next 4 days. We will review the up-to-date daily program and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.

Dinner: Dinner buffet at Harrah's, after orientation.

Evening: Free Time: We do not schedule any week-night evening activities, with the exception of the Farewell Dinner (Thursday). Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. If you are interested in attending any of the many entertainment activities and would like to make arrangements before you arrive, entertainment information can be found on the Internet by accessing www.lasvegas.com. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions or give directions.

Lodging: Harrah's Las Vegas

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 using their free shuttle. Shuttle pick up location: Far east-side of property, located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrah's Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-ups daily from 10am-1am. Shuttle 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: Included in each room: a table and two chairs, armoire with television, desk with a chair, combined shower and bathtub, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, blackout drapes, telephone, air conditioning, and daily maid service. Coffee makers are not included in standard rooms. High-speed internet access, room service, and Pay-Per-View movies are available for an additional fee.

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 Reservations Center at the hotel, at 888-458-8471. 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, October 07 - Canine Unit / Forensic Dentist / Arson Investigat...
Canine Unit / Forensic Dentist / Arson Investigation Lectures / Free Evening

Note: This is a full classroom day with minimal walking.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Lecture and demonstrations with a working K-9 Unit team. Learn what it takes to train the extremely keen senses of the K-9 unit, and meet one of these disciplined, yet friendly dogs.

Morning: "The Role of the Forensic Dentist" Learn the role forensic dentistry plays in the identification of victims and analysis of bite pattern injuries.

Lunch: Lunch at the UNLV Dining Commons

Afternoon: Working professionals and members of the International Association of Arson Investigators walk you through the basics of arson investigation while providing personal experiences and reviewing actual arson cases.

Dinner: Dinner is NOT provided tonight, allowing you the chance to explore all the Las Vegas culinary world has to offer.

Evening: Evening: At leisure

Lodging: Harrah's Las Vegas

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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 using their free shuttle. Shuttle pick up location: Far east-side of property, located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrah's Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-ups daily from 10am-1am. Shuttle 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: Included in each room: a table and two chairs, armoire with television, desk with a chair, combined shower and bathtub, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, blackout drapes, telephone, air conditioning, and daily maid service. Coffee makers are not included in standard rooms. High-speed internet access, room service, and Pay-Per-View movies are available for an additional fee.

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 Reservations Center at the hotel, at 888-458-8471. 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, October 08 - Retired LVMPD Detective Lecture
Note: This is a full classroom day with minimal walking.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: "Homicide Investigation: Myth vs. Reality" - A retired LVMPD Homicide Detective 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

Afternoon: Continue with LVMPD Homicide Detective and learn about Case Studies and Tools of the Trade.

Dinner: Dinner buffet at Harrah's

Evening: Evening: At leisure

Lodging: Harrah's Las Vegas

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 using their free shuttle. Shuttle pick up location: Far east-side of property, located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrah's Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-ups daily from 10am-1am. Shuttle 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: Included in each room: a table and two chairs, armoire with television, desk with a chair, combined shower and bathtub, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, blackout drapes, telephone, air conditioning, and daily maid service. Coffee makers are not included in standard rooms. High-speed internet access, room service, and Pay-Per-View movies are available for an additional fee.

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 Reservations Center at the hotel, at 888-458-8471. 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, October 09 - Police Department Crime Lab Staff Member Lecture ...
Note: This is a full classroom day with minimal walking.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: "Blood Pattern Analysis and DNA" Listen as a working Henderson Police Department crime lab staff member explains how blood patterns can determine what took place before the police arrived and how DNA can be used to bring the guilty to justice.

Lunch: Lunch at the UNLV Dining Commons

Afternoon: Fingerprinting hands-on experience and presentation on modern day fingerprinting methods by a Henderson Police Department staff member.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner is a plated 3-course meal with choice of entrée plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Lodging: Harrah's Las Vegas

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, October 10 - Detention Center Field Trip / Departure Day
Note: Field trip involves easy walk through facility, on level surfaces. Facility is also wheelchair accessible.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Field trip - Guided tour through the Henderson Detention Center. See where criminals end up when they get caught!

Morning: Return to the hotel by 11:00am, for check-out

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 Hotel and Casino, 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Admission FREE
For additional information, visit: www.bellagio.com/amenities/botanical-garden.aspx
Container ParkDowntown Container Park is an exciting sustainable shopping attraction in downtown Las Vegas -- the hub for an assortment of small boutiques, galleries, bars, eateries and outdoor spaces as well as entertainment and education programming. Marking the entrance of Downtown Container Park is a 55-foot-tall steel praying mantis sculpture built atop a dump truck. On special occasions, you’ll be able to see “The Mantis” in its full glory – shooting flames from its antennae. There is no on site parking at Downtown Container Park. Individuals with disabilities may use the 10 minute loading zone in front of Downtown Container Park for pick-up and drop-off. There is a paid public lot, the Llama Lot, located at 900 Fremont Street (at the corner of 9th and Fremont) just a block and a half from Downtown Container Park. The entry to Downtown Container Park is located at the southeast corner of 7th and Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Address: 707 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-637-4244. Admission - FREE. Hours: Retail open Monday-Saturday,10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Food & Beverage open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
For additional information, visit: http://downtowncontainerpark.com/
Dancing Fountains of BellagioWatch more than 1,000 dancing fountains choreographed to the music of Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Bocelli, Pavarotti and more entertain the masses. Shows are Mon-Fri at 3pm and Sat-Sun at 12pm and continue every half hour until 6pm and then every 15 minutes until 12am at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Admission FREE
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 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Admission FREE
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, a spectacular light and music show with a 550,000 watt sound system and over 12.5 million lights projecting onto a 500-yard-long canopy 90 feet above the ground. Viva Vision truly makes Fremont Street a prime attraction for tourists and locals alike. Nightly shows run every hour on the hour beginning at 8:00pm - midnight and last for approximately seven minutes. 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. 425 Fremont Street (Fremont St. and Las Vegas Blvd). Admission - FREE
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
Volcano at the MirageIn front of the Mirage Hotel & Casino you will find a peaceful dormant-looking volcano. But beginning at 6pm each evening, this volcano blows its top in a show-stopping eruption reaching 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 and continues to erupt every 15 minutes until midnight. The Mirage Hotel and Casino, 3400 S. Las Vegas Boulevard. Admission - FREE.
For additional information, visit: www.mirage.com/attractions/volcano.aspx

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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4 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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