Nevada Warnings and Dangers

  • Do's / Don'ts'
    by Yaqui
  • Do's / Don'ts'
    by Yaqui
  • Do's / Don'ts'
    by Yaqui

Nevada Warnings and Dangers

  • Places to Avoid

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    I was there in February on business and I'm not a fan of Vegas, don't get me wrong its great if that's your thing, but I wanted something more lowkey so I went to Downtown and had a great time. There is a new hipster vibe there now. There is a really cool coffee shop with great wifi, a couple of restaurants and a the best brunch I've had in a long...

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  • Adult Advertising

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    You remember that sound when you put a bread clip on your bike and it made that noise - a ticking kind of noise? Or when you had some cards and you fan them and push them through your fingers making a flicking sound? Don't Look When You Hear That Sound!!!!! It's how they get your attention. Men and sometimes women flick the cards so you will look...

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  • Do's / Don'ts'

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    We stay pretty much at the same resort, the Grand Desert. At times it may appear there is no parking, but there usually plenty outside and in the parking garage. We never have a problem finding a spot. Yes, you may have to walk some, but the elevator is not that far and security is always walking around. It was obvious the last time, that there...

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  • Be Aware / Be Prepared

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    Las Vegas strip clubs aren't like the typical strip clubs you are use to in other states. A lot of them will offer a limo ride to the club. Don't take the limo, you will be ripped off. A lot of clubs such as the club Rhino are set up where the ladies don't make money by dancing on stage. They make money by getting someone to request a lap dance in...

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  • Time Shares

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    There are people all over the place offering you free tickets to shows BUT you have to go view this new property, it won't take long (so they tell you). They are in the casino's and on the streets. Should I or shoudn't i? Well really it depends on how much time you have and even more so how much will power you have. I have gone to them because...

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  • Children

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    I bought a $42.00 M & M dispenser for my daughter. After buying all the M & M's to put in the glass jar, it cost me about $78.00. Please don't buy this M & M dispenser because after one week, it broke and the glass shattered all over my daughter's room. My daughter is seven years old. To get some M & M from the dispenser, you have to put .25...

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  • Casinos / Gambling

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    Some tips for beginners: - Remember that House always wins! - Do not forget, that you are playing against the pro, who is very manipulative and knows how to turn your brain off. - Set up your limit and follow it. Also set up the amount that you're willing to lose in one session. - If you are not willing to lose - stay away from casinos. - Make a...

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  • Crimes / Creatures

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    Watch out for scorpions, lizards, or other desert creatures seeking a cool retreat from the blazing sun. They move quickly when doors are opened and I have seen some of these myself in such palces as roadside cafes, casinos and even in hotel rooms. They usually will run away from you, but watch out for that scorpion, he'll bite.

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  • Drinking/ Driving/ Police

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    You can walk up and down the Strip with the drink but do not do the same off the Strip in the suburbs, it's illegall. It's allowed on the Strip and downtown Vegas. Also you can not have an open alcohol container in the car - it will cost you $640. The legal drinking age is 21.

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  • Weather Conditions

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    Not sure if any of have experienced this, but we have one time or two. It usually happens there is snow fall...did I say snow fall?. Yes, it does snow in Vegas, but not that often and another thing that happens to the snow if it sticks, turns into black ice on I-15 through the moutain passes. It does not get a chance to fully melt during the day in...

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  • Traffic / Taxis / Pedestrians

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    Las Vegas traffic can be quite heavy and downright DANGEROUS! Some streets on the strip have intersections for walking but for the most part take the overpasses that go across the streets of the strip. You will be much safer a get an even better view of Las Vegas.

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  • Combined Suggestions

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    I was reading a ladies comments in regards of comparing Las Vegas to San Francisco and I gotta say I been to both places myself and as far as her description of sf It's identical to what I saw but San Francisco reminds me more of being at a greatful dead concert then in a high risk area. It's a weird place i'll say that but it just seems like a...

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  • Other Ways To Lose

    Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

    I was approached by a psychic/face reader while having coffee. She wanted $25 to "read my face." Told her I didn't have it and she promptly agreed to do it for $5. Since this was Vegas and I was losing all my money anyway, I gave it to her. She said that I'm going to be very successful and that I'm careful with money. Not exactly accurate since I...

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  • Careful of the Open Ranges

    If you drive through the rural and more scenic areas of Nevada, you will definitely see signs saying "OPEN RANGE". Some stretches are only a few miles, some are over 100 miles.Particularly when you are on gravel/dirt roads, please pay attention to the sides for the occasional lost livestock. Sometimes the ranges are open, but in the thousands of...

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  • Card Flappers

    You will see them everywhere on the strip. The hold a stack of cards in one hand and flap them against their other hand to make noise in an attempt to get your attention. The best thing to do is just keep walking and don't take any of the cards.

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  • Las Vegas sucks!

    Everybody wants to go to Las Vegas... why? Maybe a result of television adds... If you're the type who enjoys the Carnival "Fun Cruise"... Well, you're probably not on VT, but if you're idea of a good time is going to the Mall then Vegas may be for you.Look, if you wanna gamble go to S. Lake Tahoe or Reno, both are better than the prefabricated...

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  • NO RADIO

    When you are out driving along the backroads of Nevada, you quickly get the impression of emptiness. This is Great Basin country at its utmost. There are very few people living out here - though, even if there were, there wouldn't be much room for them to live as most of the country is federally owned. The country becomes more alive with good...

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  • in the desert ....

    To drive in the Nevada Desert (from Las Vegas up to Nevada's northstate) might be a scary experience !! I found out that cell phones and the car-radio as well were out of coverage for hours and no other cars were on the sight. One will feel himself alone in the whole desert.Back in 2004 I kept driving (up north from LV) only to find out that some...

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  • OPEN RANGE

    When a sign has a picture of a cow and something like 'NEXT 56 MILES' below, beware. Cows can be found when you least expect them wandering across the road. People in Nevada - especially rural Nevada - tend to be libertarian in spirit and that goes for speed limits, too. They just don't mean much except in small towns - and along US 95 - where they...

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  • What To Tell The Kids

    Despite the move to make Nevada children-friendly by adding video games and amusement park rides, it would be a good idea for travelers to plan ahead of time what they want to tell the children regarding prostitution, and scantily-glad female dancers. There's no way to avoid it if you come to Nevada.I see some people who are much more worried than...

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  • Hoover Dam Avoid tour + car park

    as of Jan'05 the hoover dam tour costs $10 per person (plus parking = $5) and consists of a : 1. a 5 minute powerpoint presentation2. a lift ride to a platform overlooking the generators. (see picture)3. a lift ride backup to a viewing platform, where the views are no better than if you park on the Arizona side for free and walk across.Save your...

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  • Burners Beware

    On your way to Burning Man don't exceed the speed limit! You WILL get pulled over and get a ticket. This is one of the biggest ways these small communities get their revenue and it is like shooting fish in a barrel when our party comes rolling through.Once they have you pulled over they will probs find a reason to search your vehicle. Hope your...

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  • Water!

    Take some water to drink and for the cooler of your car when you pass through Nevada. In some parts of the state you won´t find any towns, other people or help in case of a car breakdown. The population density is just too low.

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  • Be careful of the card players...

    Be careful of the card players who have scams set up. What they do is they have a little table or box set up along a sidewalk or somewhere else. They have 3 cards that are turned over and they mix them up and ask you to find the queen or the ace, whatever card, they ask you to find, you do as they make it insanly easy to spot. You think, cool, I...

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  • When I was at Lake Mead, the...

    When I was at Lake Mead, the ranger at the Visitor's Office was talking to someone about working there. She explained that this park has the highest 'law enforcement rating' in the park system. While she didn't explain the rating system in detail, the point was that rangers there have to deal with more of that kind of stuff than they do anywhere...

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  • Las Vegas is a place of...

    Las Vegas is a place of excesses. Drinking,Smoking,Gambling, Eating, etc. My advice is just act as you would anywhere and you will handle it. Also if you must gamble, only gamble what you can afford to lose.

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  • Drink lots of water when you...

    Drink lots of water when you are out in the desert! You must wizz clear or you WILL DIE! Also, if you see some guy wearing a belt like in the picture...RUN!

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  • ******************JUST A QUICK...

    ******************JUST A QUICK WARNING*************** Money is an issue here. Try to do your best not to get into the gambling thing. You can really lose a life here. Gambling seems to be the biggest loss here. Its a sad thing to see a friend or family member lose everything because of gambling. Trust me when I say, the casinos here, are not losing...

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  • Las Vegas Greyhound Station -...

    Las Vegas Greyhound Station - at night it's very dodgy, so try to arrive when it's daylight or have someone pick you up (and on time), unlike my friend Arthur.

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  • In Clark County, which...

    In Clark County, which includes Las Vegas and Laughlin, the police are indifferent unless it involves a crime against casinos. If you visit the Reno area, beware of car-jackings. The police advise tourists and others, not to stop at red lights because of the severe amount of car-jackings. They advise you to slow down for a red light as in a rolling...

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  • Nevada is a desert. Bring...

    Nevada is a desert. Bring plenty of water along during your trip, both for yourself as well as your car. A good rule of thumb is: 1 spare gallon for the car, 1 spare gallon for yourself. Also, make sure you gas up at every opportunity, there's no telling where the next gas station will be. And be prepared for heat :)

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  • On the strip, it doesn't look...

    On the strip, it doesn't look like it is far to walk from a casino to the one next door; however, it IS a long walk. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes! There is a tendency to OVERDO the first day or two and sore, aching feet can ruin the rest of your stay.

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  • I once saw a guy so...

    I once saw a guy so intoxicated he could not hold himself upright at the blackjack table. He was manually supported and roused when it was his turn to lose - er, gamble - I thought this was disgusting on the part of the casino -- the guy should have been escorted to bed! Be sure to maintain control of your faculties to avoid any instances of an...

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  • Beware the weather. It's...

    Beware the weather. It's really hot and dry in summer. Dehydration is bad during summer. The best thing to do is freeze a bottle of water and take it with you when you go out the next day. Make sure to take plenty of sun screen if you plan on being out in the sun. It's really easy to burn. If you have bad allergies, make sure to take your...

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  • Do not attempt to go out into...

    Do not attempt to go out into the desert by yourself, or without knowing where you are going. This could be extremely dangerous. I suggest you hire a guide, or go with a tour group if you are inclined to get adventurous.

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