GWAE
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March 20th, 2017 at 7:54:20 AM permalink
Has anyone done the Anderson dairy tour. We are looking for some other type of things to do with the kids and this seems ok.

We will not have a car however. If we do it we would have to take the bus or walk from freemont. Is this area safe to walk?
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March 20th, 2017 at 8:47:22 AM permalink
I am not familiar with Anderson, but looking at its location on a map, I would highly recommend you don't walk it.
First off, it's quite a distance, and not much shade that side of town.
Second, it takes you through ground zero of the homeless population in Vegas.
It's just not a safe area.
Uber or Lyft it. Lyft has promos for new users, just for signing up.
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March 20th, 2017 at 9:34:12 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I am not familiar with Anderson, but looking at its location on a map, I would highly recommend you don't walk it.
First off, it's quite a distance, and not much shade that side of town.
Second, it takes you through ground zero of the homeless population in Vegas.
It's just not a safe area.
Uber or Lyft it. Lyft has promos for new users, just for signing up.



That is kinda what I figured. We are going to be there in 3 weeks so I wasn't worried about the sun or heat, or even the walk since it is only 1.5 miles each way. I just wasnt sure of the safety. We are going to have our 3 and 5 year with us so didn't want to take much of a chance.

Since the kids are so young we won't be able to take Uber since we need a car seat. Kids are actually allowed in cabs without a seat (I would never do it though) but I am pretty sure they can't with uber.

Our only real option is to take a bus bit it appears the bus runs up north lv Blvd and a short walk down to the factory.
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March 20th, 2017 at 10:29:34 AM permalink
Anderson Dairy has a tour page and a tour phone number [(702) 642-7507 ext 264], for these questions. Should be no biggie with Uber or a rent-a-car.

This thread is prompting me to do the Anderson Dairy tour, just to see where The Milk, butter, and ice cream of Las Vegas comes from.

Edit: Hey, this could be a WOV-West tour.
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March 20th, 2017 at 11:25:04 AM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Anderson Dairy has a tour page and a tour phone number [(702) 642-7507 ext 264], for these questions. Should be no biggie with Uber or a rent-a-car.

This thread is prompting me to do the Anderson Dairy tour, just to see where The Milk, butter, and ice cream of Las Vegas comes from.

Edit: Hey, this could be a WOV-West tour.



I was going to call but wasn't sure how good of an answer they would give when asking if they are in a safe area.
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March 20th, 2017 at 11:34:30 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

That is kinda what I figured. We are going to be there in 3 weeks so I wasn't worried about the sun or heat, or even the walk since it is only 1.5 miles each way. I just wasnt sure of the safety. We are going to have our 3 and 5 year with us so didn't want to take much of a chance.

Since the kids are so young we won't be able to take Uber since we need a car seat. Kids are actually allowed in cabs without a seat (I would never do it though) but I am pretty sure they can't with uber.

Our only real option is to take a bus bit it appears the bus runs up north lv Blvd and a short walk down to the factory.



There's a children's museum near the Premium Outlet mall. There's also a visitor's center with a few exhibits in Red Rock Canyon. I assume you have already done the Ethel M Chocolate factory tour.
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March 20th, 2017 at 11:43:29 AM permalink
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There's a children's museum near the Premium Outlet mall. There's also a visitor's center with a few exhibits in Red Rock Canyon. I assume you have already done the Ethel M Chocolate factory tour.



We won't have a car on this trip so going to Henderson might be a bit tough.
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March 20th, 2017 at 11:55:20 AM permalink
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We won't have a car on this trip so going to Henderson might be a bit tough.

No problem. The most important thing to remember about touring Las Vegas with toddlers is that they won't remember a thing about the trip, so take pictures, and don't stress about getting to every "special" thing. If you are staying on the Strip, the fountains at Bellagio, the free performances at Circus Circus, and the volcano at the Mirage are all you need. A couple hours at the hotel pool, and they're good to go.
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March 20th, 2017 at 11:59:17 AM permalink
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No problem. The most important thing to remember about touring Las Vegas with toddlers is that they won't remember a thing about the trip, so take pictures, and don't stress about getting to every "special" thing. If you are staying on the Strip, the fountains at Bellagio, the free performances at Circus Circus, and the volcano at the Mirage are all you need. A couple hours at the hotel pool, and they're good to go.



Thanks for the thoughts.
It is weird, we took our kids there in Oct 2015 so they would have been 3.5 and 1.5. We also took them to Disney for a day in Jan 2016. Both of them still talk about swimming under the big tower (pool at Paris), tournament of kings and circus circus. Neither one of them remember a thing about disney.
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March 20th, 2017 at 1:55:26 PM permalink
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Thanks for the thoughts.
It is weird, we took our kids there in Oct 2015 so they would have been 3.5 and 1.5. We also took them to Disney for a day in Jan 2016. Both of them still talk about swimming under the big tower (pool at Paris), tournament of kings and circus circus. Neither one of them remember a thing about disney.


That's funny. But not unusual. Do you have pictures around the house of kids at these attractions? They may be subconsciously reinforcing the experiences, keeping them fresh in their minds (especially the younger one).

You might pull out the video camera, and ask the kids what is the very earliest thing they can remember. Do they remember the ride home from the hospital as a newborn? They might. When they are ~13, if you ask them again about the first trip to Vegas, typically, their brains will have moved these files from "active sense" to "a vague impression".

There is a chance your kids possess perfect recall, have immediate, complete access to their memories, and are able to play them forward and backward in their minds like scanning through a DVD. I have met a few individuals with this ability. It is a fascinating gift (and a bit of a curse),

No matter what, I hope you enjoy your family vacation. Sounds like it it going to be a fun adventure!
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