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Things to see near Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:48 am
Post subject: Things to see near Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

During the last week of February I am scheduled to attend a seminar in Las Vegas. I am hoping to have some spare time to visit a museum with AFVs or "planes, trains, automobiles" as they say.

Who has tips, hints, recommendations?

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Not directly related to 'trains, planes, automobiles or tanks' I think Hoover Dam is definitly worth seeing.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:09 am
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Oh you are in for a treat - there is the Liberace Foundation & Museum, Elvis-a-Rama Museum... Pinball Hall of Fame okay I'm being sarcastic.. For people with our set of mind there is only the Atomic Testing Museum with its interesting collection of Geiger Counters.. stop it stop it Jim behave yourself...

Sorry about that; side effects of having to stay there at my sisters for two whole weeks once with no interest in gambling, minimal internet access and no decent military vehicles for 400 miles...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:30 am
Post subject: Re: Things to see near Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Thanks for the replies. I could not recall any tanks being there, but was hoping one of the casino owners has an extensive car collection or some such (I reall reading about one of Hitler's cars being owned by a Las Vegas museum?).

So if I have some spare time I'll go for the regular sight seeing; Hoover Dam certainly would be interesting to see!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:43 am
Post subject: Re: Things to see near Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The Imperial Palace hotel on the strip has the "World's Largest Classic Car Showroom".
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:21 am
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Here's the link:

The Auto Collections: The World's Largest Classic Car Showroom

Might the Nevada National Guard have some tanks on display, as gate guardians?

221st Cavalry

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Nellis AFB is on the North Side of LV. There are lots of planes there but don't know if they have any on display where the General public can see them. It is home to the Thunderbirds

www.a2zlasvegas.com/ot...seums.html

I found this on teh Web. Don't miss the Erotic Heritage Museum Shocked

Seriously the list includes the Carroll Shelby Museum at The Las vegas Motor Speedway

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:32 am
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Nellis AFB has an extensive Threat Training Facility (otherwise known as the petting zoo) that has a decent number of AFVs. Its probably not open to public visit, but it could be worth a call to the Nellis PAO.

www.nellis.af.mil/

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Nellis AFB, NV 89191

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The TTF is not even on the web anymore, so I have my doubts

web.archive.org/web/20.../index.htm

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Post subject: Re: Things to see near Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

If you go to Hoover Dam (which you should) you might stop by the railroad Museum in Boulder City:
Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City

There is a small aviation museum at the airport:
Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum

As mentioned, see the auto museum at Imperial Palace:
Imperial Palace Auto Collection

The only tank I know of is an M41 up in Overton on the main street at the VFW:
Overton, Nevada

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:44 am
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Hanno,some photos of the wonderful collection at Imperial palace, these were taken a few years ago, but unfortunately there were no "Hitler cars".
Dennis

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Looks like the 'Hitler Car' is gone. Here's what they have:

www.autocollections.com/

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Here's what I have listed for the TTF:

2S1 SOV out
2S6 SOV out Mockup?
AML-90 FRA out One of two in the US
BMP-1 SOV out
BRDM SOV out
BRDM AT-3 Launcher SOV out
BTR-? SOV out
MT-LB SOV out
MT-LB SA-13 Launcher SOV out
PT-76 SOV out
SA-6 Launcher SOV out
SA-8 Launcher SOV out
SA-11 Launcher SOV out
SA-12 Launcher SOV out
T-34/85 SOV out
T-54 SOV out
T-62 SOV/EGY/SYR out One of eight T-62s in the US
T-62 SOV out In front of the building; 1 of 9 in US
T-72 SOV out
T-80 SOV out Only T-80 on display in the US?
ZSU-23-4 SOV out
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:19 am
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Thanks all, seems there is enough to see if I have any spare time.

How come you were so bored when you were over there, Jim?

Rgds,
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I was nowhere near my computers Wink

I'm more organised these days and can work on my web site from anywhere in the world..

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While reading the latest issue of "Air Classics" magazine I came across the information that the 1939 Mercedes-Benz Model G4 Offener Touring Wagon mentioned previously in this post is on display at the Lyon Air Museum @ John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA.

The website is www.lyonairmuseum.org/
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