2016 Pre-Rally Tours

2016 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Las Vegas

Pre-Rally Tours

Las Vegas is an entertainment mecca. There are literally thousands of things to see and do in and around Las Vegas.

We understand that rally attendees come to the Pre-Rally for different reasons. Some come early so they are already settled into their site and the area before the rally starts Thursday morning. Some come early so they can hang out with their club member friends. Some come early to take in areas sights, shows, meals out etc. and to do so before the rally begins so they don’t miss anything the rally has going on. Whatever your reason is for joining us for the Pre-Rally, we say “it’s all good!”.

Of those who will take in some of what Las Vegas and the area has to offer, some will opt to “do their own thing”.  And there will be some who have never been to the area or have not been back in decades and may want to be catered to a bit, or at least have someone else do the arranging.

For the Pre-Rally attendee who would like to buy into an optional tour for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the Pre-Rally, read-on…


Pre-Rally Tour 1

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Vegas “Points of Interest” (POI) Tour – $27 per person – Limited to 53 people
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Hop aboard a tour bus from Oasis for an afternoon and early evening of fun visiting several Vegas “Points of Interest”. Stops will include:

  • Shelby American Heritage Center: Home of 30 Shelby Cobras and manufacturing of high-performance cars
  • Count’s Kustoms: Cool hot-rods, exotic cars and choppers (location of History Channel’s “Counting Cars” show)
  • Gold & Silver Pawn Shop: Kind of like an outlet store that sells history (location of one of History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” pawn shops).  And if we’re lucky, maybe we’ll see one of the show’s stars at the shop
  • Pinball Hall of Fame: Equal part Pinball Arcade and Museum, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a fun place to visit.  Bring some pocket-cash and plan to re-live your youth – playing some familiar games!
Pre-Rally Tour 2

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
“Downtown”  Tour – $33 per person – Limited to 53 people
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Afternoon / Late Evening Tour

Hop aboard a tour bus from Oasis for an afternoon and late evening of fun in the Downtown area of Vegas. Stops will include:

  • Rick’s Restorations: Rick Dale and his crew of ‘loose screws’ take rusty, beat-up items and restore them to their original glory (location of one of History Channel’s “American Restoration” shops)
  • The Mob Museum: Take a world-class, interactive journey through true stories from the birth of the Mob, to today’s headlines
  • Fremont Street: There’s much to see and do on Fremont Street: Dining, Saloons, Gaming, Zip Lines, Live Music, Viva Vision Light Show and more
  • The Lights of the Strip: Your tour bus will take Las Vegas Boulevard for the return trip to Oasis, giving you a fantastic view of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip
Pre-Rally Tour 3

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
“Hoover Dam” Tour – $24 per person – Limited to 53 people
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Morning / Early Afternoon Tour

Hop aboard a tour bus from Oasis for a morning and early afternoon of history on a massive scale. Stops will include:

  • Hoover Dam and Visitors Center: We’ll be taking a guided Power Plant tour (including seeing the turbine room), then have an opportunity to visit self-guided exhibits and the observation deck
  • Boulder City: Your tour bus will make a 90 minute lunch stop in Boulder City on the way back to Oasis. Your tour guide will provide several restaurant ideas for lunch (each pays his own) or you may bring your own lunch to enjoy in Boulder City

Tour Notes

Each of the above tours will be inclusive of bus transportation, a step-on tour guide and in some cases, tour entrance fees.

Each tour will be priced Per Person. Advance registration and payment using the rally registration system will be required. The Pre-Rally Tours registration process can be found in a guide at this link.  Go to this link and click on Edit your Registration to begin your Pre-Rally Tours registration.  Tickets will be produced, included in your rally packets and required to get on the tour bus.

As we will be paying in advance for tour buses, tour guides and in some cases, admission for ticketed events, NO REFUNDS will be issued for these tours. If your plans change such that you cannot attended a Pre-Rally tour that you’ve registered and paid for, we encourage you to gift this to another rally attendee.  Give them your tour tickets and let Club Manager, Julie Hancock (email link) know the names of the people who will be taking your place.

“On Your Own” – Activity Planning Resources

In addition to all 4 Pre-Rally days, we will have some “open periods” during the rally to afford rally attendees more opportunities to “do their own thing” without having to miss any Rally items.

Some sights and activities in and around Las Vegas require advance planning and tickets, while others require no planning and are free.  Below are a couple of resources to consider when planning your non-rally activities.

Ticketed Activities

There are many ways to obtain tickets to Las Vegas area events, shows and attractions. You can go to the event box offices, you can try the front desk at Oasis and you can buy online.  And one of my favorites, first thing each morning, you can drive over to one of the many Tix4Tonight ticket outlets to purchase deeply discounted tickets to events for “that night”.

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Free Activities

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