❤ Support Heart Kids with Steps at Children’s Heart Foundation’s 17th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child ❤

 

Children’s Heart Foundation Steps It Up for 2020 with New Location and New Date for 17th Annual
Walk with the Heart of a Child
Springs Preserve to Host Annual Walk to Benefit Heart Kids in Southern Nevada on March 21

Children’s Heart Foundation hits 2020 with a stride, gearing up for big moves for the 17th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child.  For 2020, the annual family walk moves to historic Springs Preserve, giving walkers a true outdoor space to lace up their sneakers, get those steps in and support the one in 100 (or 40,000) children in the United States who are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) each year.  These 40,000 annual cases make congenital heart defects the leading cause of illness and death in the first year of life. Aiming to raise both awareness and much need funding to fight what can be a deadly pediatric disease, Children’s Heart Foundation invites all Las Vegans to participate in the 17th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child on Saturday, March 21, 2020.  This annual fun walk through Springs Preserve (333 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas) allows participants to walk in celebration or in remembrance of the young lives affected by congenital heart defects throughout the Las Vegas community.

The morning of fun and awareness kicks off at 7 a.m. with registration, check-in, Kids Zone and vendor booths, followed by the opening ceremonies at 8 a.m.  The Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by individual and team awards.  All Children’s Heart Foundation supporters and walkers can stay at Springs Preserve once the walk is complete for a day of free family fun including “Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show” at 11 a.m. in the Big Springs Amphitheater and general admission to Springs Preserve (does not include special events, Butterfly Habitat or train rides). Online registration is available at www.chfn.org/walk. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for active-duty military, students, seniors and virtual walkers (those who cannot attend the event or physically participate). Individuals who raise $100 or more will receive an event t-shirt with additional prizes including baseball hat ($250 level), Bluetooth speaker ($500 level), YETI tumbler ($750 level) or Bluetooth wireless headphones ($1000 level).  Children’s Heart Foundation welcomes First Foundation Bank as a Heart of Gold sponsor for 2020.  Additional sponsorships and vendor booths are available for Walk with the Heart of a Child.

Research, education and family assistance are at the heart of Children’s Heart Foundation’s mission.  In the United States, CHD is 60 times more prevalent than childhood cancer, and nearly twice as many children die each year as die from all forms of childhood cancers combined. Research, still grossly underfunded in the field of pediatric cardiology, is the greatest hope for children living with a CHD a chance to live long, healthy lives due to medical and surgical advances and expert care. It is the hope this annual event continues to improve the level of care provided to those impacted by CHD.

About Children’s Heart Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Children’s Heart Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of children with heart conditions through empowering families through emotional, educational and financial support leading to a higher quality of life.  Children’s Heart Foundation has for main goals: to lend support to families as they deal with the emotional and financial toll exacted by a child’s heart condition, to provide a medically-supervised camp experience for children with heart conditions, to educate healthcare professionals and the general public on pediatric cardiology issues; and to support research in the area of pediatric cardiology.  For more information regarding Children’s Heart Foundation, please call (702) 967-3522, visit www.chfn.org, “like” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChildrensHeartFoundation or follow @HeartKidsNV on Instagram or Twitter.

Egg Works and The Egg & I Family Restaurants Join Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour as Book Drive Partners

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Hop on Board Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour in Conjunction with Nevada Reading Week 2015

Donate new and gently used children’s books at partnering locations
throughout the valley to receive great offers this February

Book Donations Benefit the Public Education Foundation

Harrah’s Headliner and Comedy-Magician Mac King invites the public to jump on board this February as he embarks on Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2015, benefiting the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation. Throughout the month of February, King is partnering with the YMCA of Southern Nevada, Egg Works, The Egg & I, The Toy Box and Splash Studios LLC to collect books for elementary school children in local at-risk schools. Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books at any of the locations below to receive a pair of tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and special offers from the host venue.  King will personally deliver the books to kids in at-risk schools on March 2 – March 6, during Nevada Reading Week 2015.

Book Drop Locations:
YMCA of Southern Nevada Book Drive (www.lasvegasymca.org)
·     Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107
·     Durango Hills YMCA
3521 N. Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129
·     Centennial Hills YMCA
6601 N. Buffalo, Las Vegas, NV 89131
·      SkyView YMCA
3050 E. Centennial Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89081
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books during the month of February at any of the four Y locations to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)
·     One-week Y Family Pass to all the facilities including children and adult exercise classes, indoor pools, exercise/weight equipment and rock wall (Limit one per person)

Egg Works/Egg & I Family Restaurants Book Drive (www.theeggworks.com/)
·      Egg Works
2025 Village Center Dr. Las Vegas NV, 89134
·      Egg Works
9355 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV. 89147
·      Egg Works
2490 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV, 89120
·      Egg Works
6960 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las VEgas, NV, 89103
·      Egg Works
10839 S. Eastern Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89052
·      Egg & I
4533 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV, 89134
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books during the month of February at any of the six Egg Works and Egg & I locations to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)
·     Buy one entrée, get the second half off (Limit one per person, up to a $4 value)

The Toy Box Book Drive (www.ToyBoxLasVegas.com/)
·     The Toy Box
Downtown Summerlin
1980 Festival Plaza Dr #175, Las Vegas, NV 89135
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books during the month of February at this location to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)
·     15% off any one regularly priced item at The Toy Box (Limit one per person)

Splash Studios, LLC Book Drive (www.Facebook.com/SplashLasVegas)
·     Splash Studios, LLC
9700 W. Tropicana Ave, Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV, 89147
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books during the month of February at this location to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)
·     20% off any purchase at Splash Studios, LLC (Limit one per person)

Preferred Public Relations, LLC Book Drive (http://www.preferredpublicrelations.com)
·     Preferred Public Relations, LLC
2630 S. Jones Blvd, Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV, 89146
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books at this location to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)

Nevada Reading Week 2015 March 2 – 6
Donated books will be personally delivered by King to kids in at-risk schools during Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2015. Each year during Nevada Reading Week, King visits students at local elementary schools to teach the importance of literacy by reading stories and performing tricks from his show. Thanks to book drives held throughout the year, at the end of the assembly, each child is able to take a book home with them. For many kids this is the first book they can call their own. Local businesses and organizations interested in joining forces with Mac King by hosting a book drive to benefit Nevada Reading Week 2015 can email Lauren@preferredpublicrelations.com for more information.

About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour:
Comedy-Magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy and since settling down in Las Vegas, has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.

For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011 King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.

The tour kicked off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 10,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, Winder Farms, Sky Zone Las Vegas, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Las Vegas 51’s Baseball Team.

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About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation, founded in 1991, continues to drive change and improve outcomes through educational programs that support literacy, learning, leadership, the arts and sustainability. For more information about the Foundation, go to thepef.org. “Like” us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ThePublicEducationFoundation. “Follow” us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ThePEFOutLoud.

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About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The YMCA of Southern Nevada, established in 1944, invites community members to stay active at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane; the City of Las Vegas’ Durango Hills Community Center, 3521 N. Durango Drive and Centennial Hills Community Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, both operated by the YMCA; and the City of North Las Vegas SkyView Multi-Generational Center, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway, operated by the YMCA. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Visit www.lasvegasymca.org or call (702) 877-9622.
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About Egg Works and The Egg & I
“A Family Tradition of Fine American Food.”
Established in 1988 as The Egg & I, and recently expanded into it’s sister restaurants called The Egg Works in 2005. Egg Works is now the flagship breakfast joint in the Las Vegas area. Egg Works is passionate about serving good food and satisfying the customers all over the valley.
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About The Toy Box
The Toy Box, situated in the heart of Downtown Summerlin, features rare toys, collectibles, unique brands and the latest pop-culture crazes. Located at 1980 Festival Plaza Dr #175, Las Vegas, the store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 702-776-TOY-0 (702-776 8690) or visit The Toy Box online at www.ToyBoxLasVegas.com or on Facebook at ToyBoxLasVegas, Twitter at @ToyBoxLasVegas, Instagram at @ToyBoxLasVegas  and Pinterest at @ToyBoxLasVegas

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About Splash Studios, LLC
Splash is a paint-your-own interactive pottery studio with two party rooms, a plush television lounge, Karaoke stage, game room, and nearly 3,000 square feet of creative fun painting areas. Splash is located at 9700 W. Tropicana Ave, Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV, 89147. Studio hours are open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with additional hours upon request. Call (702) 868-1606 for reservations. “Like” Splash on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SplashLasVegas.

Run Away with Cirque Du Soleil at The Springs Preserve Saturday, March 15, 2014

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

RUN AWAY WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AT THE SPRINGS PRESERVE

SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014

Name:
Run Away with Cirque du Soleil at the Springs Preserve

Date:
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Time:     
7:00 a.m.: Registration Begins
8:30 a.m.:  5K Run/One-Mile Fun Walk Starts

Location:
Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Registration:
www.active.com
Registration begins on Saturday, January 10

Twitter:
@Cirque, @SpringsPreserve, @ONEDROP

Facebook:
Facebook.com/RunAwaywithCirqueduSoleil

Cirque du Soleil hosts their 13th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil 5K Run and One-Mile Fun Walk at the Springs Preserve on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Mayor Carolyn Goodman will signal the start of the race, and Nevada Public Radio’s President and General Manager Flo Rogers will be the emcee for the day’s events. Participants can run/walk alongside their favorite Cirque du Soleil characters at this annual event that includes live music, photo opportunities with the cast and a circus play area for children.

The race is presented by Cirque du Soleil in partnership with the Springs Preserve and ONE DROP.  All proceeds support the Springs Preserve and Cirque du Soleil Foundations.

After the race, participants can enjoy complimentary refreshments from Whole Foods Market and massage therapy provided by the Milan Institute. The 5K includes a competitive individual and team race, with a minimum of 10 participants required to qualify for team categories.

All participants will also be included in a raffle for a chance to win one of seven pairs of show tickets to The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil; KÀ™; “O™”; Zarkana™; Mystère™; Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil™; and CRISS ANGEL ® Believe™, along with prizes from the Springs Preserve. The Grand Prize raffle package includes airfare for four to Orlando, four tickets to La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil, along with hotel accommodations and park passes to Walt Disney World®.

Runaway with Cirque du Soleil participants can register online beginning Saturday, Jan. 10 –Thursday, March 13. Early Bird registration fee is $37 for the 5K Run and $27 for the 1 Mile Fun Walk through Saturday, March 1. After March 1, fees increase to $40 for the 5K Run and $30 for the 1 Mile Fun Walk. The first 1,200 participants to sign up will receive an event t-shirt.

Vegas Gone Yoga Festival, Valery Fedorenko and Yoga Gangsters Fundraiser

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TruFusion Yoga, Set to Open Doors Later This Month,
Announces September Events

 Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival at Springs Preserve, World Champion Valery Fedorenko and 108 Sun Salutations for Yoga Gangsters Charity

Saturday, September 21 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and Sunday, September 22 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) – World Champion Kettlebell Lifter, Valery Fedorenko, visits TruFusion Yoga
World Champion Kettlebell Lifter, Valery Fedorenko, visits TruFusion Yoga September 21 to conduct a Kettlebell Workshop and September 22 for Kbell Training Day! In addition to being a World Champion, Fedorenko holds the rank of Honor Master of Sport and is responsible for bringing the popular Russian sport to the United States. He is now America’s Head Coach and Chief Advisor of the World Kettlebell Club. Representing the ladies of Kettlebell Sport, 2012 World Champion Ksenia Dedukhina, who can snatch with 24 kg (more than most men), will be joining Fedorenko! Fellas, don’t be too intimidated. http://trufusionyoga.com/apps/mindbody/enrollments

 

Sunday, September 22 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival at the Springs Preserve
In honor of National Yoga Month, the Springs Preserve is hosting the first annual Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival with all raffle proceeds to benefit Seeds of Peace; a charity that serves at-risk schools by teaching skills such as breath awareness, relaxation techniques, physical postures and movement linked with breath.  The best teachers from around the city will be conducting a variety of classes including Yoga & Pilates Fusion with Martin Hinton and Revitalize – A New Hot Yoga Alternative by Mark Balfe-Taylor. For more information click here: http://www.vegasgoneyogafestival.com/schedule/

 

Saturday, September 28  (1 – 3 p.m.) – Yoga Gangsters Fundraising Event at David Barton Gym at Tivoli Village
The TruFusion team will rise to the challenge of completing 108 sun salutations to help towards Yoga Gangsters’ overall goal of raising $120,000 for kids in crisis. All proceeds will benefit Yoga Gangsters, a non-profit organization that provides complimentary, empowering and urban-flavored programs to at-risk youth across the country. Classes take place in schools, jails, shelters and youth centers and provide a safe and fun way for kids to learn non-violent communication and other life-enhancing techniques that calm the nervous system. Come out to support or join the TruFusion team by clicking here: http://www.crowdrise.com/trufusionyoga/

 

Teenage recording artist LexRox is all over the Las Vegas Valley during the month of May

LexRox is all over the Las Vegas Valley during the month of May

Teenage recording artist performs numerous local events beginning May 17

The multi-talented recording artist, LexRox, is showcasing her talents across Las Vegas during her numerous performances in May. From Town Square to The Adventuredome, LexRox takes her pop/rock infused music to the stage for the young music lovers in Las Vegas.

LexRox is starting her shows with a performance at the All-Star Showcase event on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Springs Preserve hosted by Chet Buchanan from 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo.

She will then be visiting Town Square Las Vegas on Friday, May 18 during an event put on by Rock U University from 6 to 8 p.m. She will perform in front of Town Square guests as well as some of the students from the music school.

Next stop on her May tour is a performance at the Summerlin Kids Mix on May 19 at Summerlin Centre Community Park. She will showcase her upbeat songs on stage from 11:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The child-friendly event will feature other entertainment, free admission and $5 all-you-can-eat frozen yogurt.

The teen starlet will also be performing at the Boys & Girls Club Girls Day on May 19 at 1 p.m. at the Lied Memorial campus. LexRox will perform at the fundraiser in front of the many young girls who have been paired up with women from the community for one day to enjoy entertainment, food and prizes.

Ending the month’s festivities is her performance at the much anticipated GradBlast hosted at The Adventuredome on Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. This event is hosting high school seniors from across the city to celebrate the end of the school year and the end of their high school career. They can enjoy the rides and attractions, dance parties with DJs and the chance to win some fun prizes.

LexRox is anxiously awaiting her May performances and is looking forward to sharing the experiences with other teens and younger children across Las Vegas.

About LexRox
LexRox is a performing powerhouse who commands attention when she takes the stage. With her high-energy music and ‘be a rebel” message, she captivates the audience whether they are tweens, teens or adults. She has shared the stage with Raven-Symone, Cody Simpson, Mindless Behavior, Charice, IYAZ, Jackson Guthy, The Carter Twins and has headlined concerts of her own. LexRox has also released two projects; her debut album LexRox 10 and her recent EP Go All In, which showcase her dynamic vocals and musical blend of pop, rock and dance rhythms.  For more information visit www.LexRox.com, find her on Facebook at LexRox and follow her on Twitter @LexRoxLV.

The Springs Preserve Hops on Mac King¹s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2012

The Springs Preserve Hops on
Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2012

Donate books for complimentary tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show

 

The Springs Preserve joins forces with Comedy-Magician Mac King, The Public Education Foundation and the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team to host an additional book drive during Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2012. Las Vegans can make a donation of three new or gently used elementary-school aged books at The Springs Preserve now through Mar. 2 to receive a pair of complementary tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
 
In addition to the book drive held with the Springs Preserve, the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team will host a book drive on Feb. 17 and 18 beginning at 7:05 p.m. inside the Orleans Arena. Those who donate a minimum of three new or gently used elementary-school aged books during the games will receive two free tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas and one ticket to a future Wranglers game on either Mar. 18, 20 or 27 (limit one per person).
 
Additionally, Mac King will be on-site to collect donations, meet and greet with fans and sign autographs during the game on Feb. 17.

“I’d like to thank my pals at the Springs Preserve for their generosity in once again joining Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour to help raise awareness for childhood literacy and foster the love of reading among Las Vegas school children,” said King. “Coupled with the book drive held at the Las Vegas Wranglers games, we will be able to collect additional books, impacting the lives of even more children. ”
 
Nevada Reading Week 2012:
During Nevada Reading Week, Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour will be making stops at five local elementary schools where King will personally deliver books collected from the book drive. During the tour’s scheduled stops King will also perform tricks from his show and read a few short stories.

 
In the past, King has visited local elementary schools to perform some of his magic tricks and to engage the students by reading a few short stories.  At the end of each visit he donates an autographed copy of his book to the school library.
 
About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour:
Comedy-Magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy and since settling down in Las Vegas, has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.

 
For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011 King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.
 
The tour kicked-off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 5,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, and Winder Farms.
 
About Mac King
Mac King has been recognized with numerous accolades including “Favorite Male Las Vegan,” and “Best Bargain Show” by the Las Vegas-Review Journal 2009 “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, “Funniest Act in Magic Today” by Magic Magazine, Magician of the Year by The Magic Castle, and “Entertainer of the Year” by the Las Vegas Weekly “Readers Choice Awards.” King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre.  Tickets are $24.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com.

 
About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with Clark County and the Clark County School District.  Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students.  Clark County READS’ programs include Reading Is Fundamental, Reach Out and Read, Reading Partner Program, Library Enhancement, Book Re-Use and Reading Buddy Book Club. For more information about Clark County READS, call 799-KIDS (5437).


About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing community and global resources to meet the challenges of educating a growing and diverse Southern Nevada population.  The Foundation’s programs and initiatives are designed to improve student performance and advance quality educational opportunities for all children. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised more than $75 million to improve teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to www.thepef.org.

About The Las Vegas Wranglers

The Wranglers are currently playing their ninth season in Las Vegas. In addition to bringing exciting hockey action to the desert, the Wranglers work to support and enrich the local community through volunteer efforts, educational programs and supply drives for local non-profit organizations.  2011-12 season seat packages, starting at $30, are on sale now at (702) 471-PUCK. Individual tickets to Wranglers games are available by phone at (702) 284-7777, and can be purchased in person at all Coast Casino properties, Town Square shopping center or online at www.orleansarena.com. The Wranglers play all 36 regular season home games at the Orleans Arena, located next to the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

About Springs Preserve:
Located three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is *the best place to explore the Las Vegas Valley’s vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking trails and animal shows. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries dedicated to showcasing art and traveling exhibitions of local and national significance, on-site technologically advanced learning centers and interactive museum exhibits, and the Springs Cafe operated by the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas. The Springs Preserve also hosts seasonal special events including concerts, arts shows and holiday experiences. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.  

*Named Las Vegas’ “Best Family Attraction” and “Best Art Gallery” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Best of Las Vegas 2011.