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Classic Car Museum at the Imperial Palace

If you are an auto-enthusiast, or just someone who appreciates classic cars, then you will not want to miss the Classic Car Museum at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. This is an absolute must for anyone who has a thing for these sleek and stylish machines that have so impressed people over the years. A lot of people don’t even realise that this museum is here, but once you are inside you will be blown away by what is on display. The museum has more than 1000 different classic cars that it exhibits, with more than 200 of them on special rotating displays which allow you to appreciatively gaze on them from all angles. One of the rooms is dedicated to Duesenberg motors and there are 12 of these special autos for you to enjoy. This is one of the most popular parts of the museum – when you go there you will understand why! The Classic Car Museum is located on the 5thfloor of the museum car park and it opens from 9.30am to 11.30pm seven days per week. You do have to pay for entry to the collection, and the prices vary based on the ages of the visitors. You do not need to book in advance to see the collection as the opening times are so long. This also means that you can visit whenever it is convenient for you during your time in Las Vegas. If you would like to bring a group to the Classic Car Museum at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Arrow Stage Lines will take you there and back in...

The Ethel M Gourmet Chocolate Factory

If you love chocolate (who doesn’t?) you will love to take one of the Ethel M Gourmet Chocolate Factory Tours. These self-guided tours are available from Monday to Sunday from 8.30 am to 6.00pm. Tours of chocolate factories are perfect for trips out for schools, parties, or just for chocoholics who can’t get enough of this tasty treat. Ethel M Gourmet chocolate is one of the most well-known luxury brands in the US (think: Mars candy empire) and their products are popular with people of all ages. When you visit the factory you will get to see behind the scenes and learn how these products are made and find out all about their history (did you know that they have been for over 100 years?). Of course, you will also get the chance to sample one or two of the creations while you are walking around. At the end of your tour you can buy yourself something to take home with you or splash out on a chocolate gift for someone you care about. In addition to the factory tour you can also go on a tour of the wonderful Cactus Garden which has more than 300 species of plants. This is an unusual twist that you might not expect from a tour of chocolate factory, but it is really enjoyable and something that most people will want to do while there. Throughout the year there are various events, such as the Easter events, where you can get free chocolate and stock up on Easter gifts that your friends and family will just love. If you would like to bring...

Freedom Park Navy Museum

If you would like to combine the simple natural pleasures of the outdoors with the intellectual stimulation of well-presented historical information, then the Freedom Park Navy Museum is definitely for you. This is a wonderful place for people of all ages to visit and it is open 7 days per week from 8.00am – 8.00pm providing that the weather is good. The park is a popular attraction with groups of school children, families or just people who are into naval history and would like to learn more. The park features multiple naval vessels such as the USS Hazard – this mighty warship served in Pearl Harbour – and the USS Marlin, one of the smallest submarines in the world. Being able to get right up close to these mighty vessels is something you must truly experience! Adding to the excitement, you even get the chance to go inside them to see what it would be like for those brave naval personnel who served on-board. To get the best information possible during your visit to the Freedom Park Navy Museum you should take a guided tour. These are available from Friday to Sunday between the hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm. You should be aware that these tours are from April through to November, so if you visit outside of these months you will not be able to avail of one. It is also possible to arrange private tours for groups, and for naval history enthusiasts these are really worthwhile. Admission to the park is free. If you would like to bring a group to the Freedom Park Navy Museum, Arrow Stage Lines...

TD Ameritrade Park

Take a trip to the TD Ameritrade Park and see the home of the NCAA Men’s College World Series up close. This is a fantastic place to visit for all sports fans, whether collegiate fans or those just looking for somewhere fun to go on a field trip that’s a little different from the usual. The stadium has been built to make taking in a sporting event a truly enjoyable experience, and there are a total of 24,000 seats that can be packed with sports fans. There is no shortage of baseball games scheduled throughout the season, so catching a game should be no problem. If you are travelling with a group you will be pleased to know that there is ample parking for the stadium with a dedicated area for motorcoaches and buses – the ideal way to get your group to the game in safety and comfort. If you want to buy tickets for games you can choose to buy them in advance and reserve the seat that you want (with the perfect view of course!), or you can simply show up on the day and make buy your ticket. In the TD Ameritrade Park you certainly won’t go hungry! There are plenty of concession stands throughout the stadium, selling a wide range of products, so if you get hungry or thirsty you will be able to satisfy your cravings and keep yourself going all the way to the bottom of the ninth! So for those times when you want to get in on the action and go somewhere a little different with friends or as part of a...

The Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln, NE

The Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln is the perfect setting for a really interesting day out revolving around politics and history, making it a great choice for older students, political-enthusiasts and history buffs alike. The mansion is a proud Georgian Colonial building that has been gradually modified over the years since it was built back in 1957. Although it is still the official residence of the Governor of Nebraska, it is a popular attraction and you can enjoy well-organised and informative guided tours of the building. The Governor’s Mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 which means that it has a protected status and so cannot be altered or knocked down. Tours of this impressive 31-room mansion are scheduled every half hour, but only on Thursday afternoons. So if you want to guarantee your place on a tour you should definitely book in advance. As you can imagine, this is even more important if you are planning a visit with a group. Once on the tour, you will be shown the inside of the mansion. Prepare to be astounded by the stunning architecture of this remarkable building. In one of the rooms there is a great doll collection, which includes the state’s first ladies wearing their inaugural gowns. This is both interesting and fun, one of the many unexpected but pleasant little touches around the mansion. So if you wish to learn more about the political history of the State of Nebraska, the Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln is a fantastic place to visit and will be enjoyed by all who come. If you would like to...

Lincoln Children’s Museum

Lincoln Children’s Museum is an absolutely wonderful place to bring groups of children for school or family outings. The main focus of this engaging museum is to present and promote learning & education in an interesting and exciting way – they really want to encourage the imagination and natural sense of wonder in children, helping them to learn lots about the world around them. The museum has many fixed exhibits as well as seasonal exhibits, which means that there is always something new and stimulating to experience. The newest area of the Lincoln Children’s Museum is the Tiny Town of Big Imagination. This is a community-designed space, created to be the right size for children. Kids find this so much fun, and the area includes the Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Police Departments, Pet’s Vet, Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria, the BNSF Railways Train and much more. Seasonal events include such things as Super Hero Day – kids can dress up as their favourite super heroes and get into the spirit of fun and learning with themed activities. The museum is spread over three floors and it is ideal for younger children, although plenty of older kids have visited who loved the experience! Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am – 5.30pm and Sundays from 1.00pm – 5.00pm. The museum is not open on Mondays. With plenty of parking space and discounts for larger groups the museum is ideal for field trips and there are activities which are arranged based on the age group of the children attending. Birthday parties can also be held here and are an interesting twist on...

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