Things to do at Sahara Hotel & Casino
Editor’s note: The Sahara closed permanently in May 2011.
The NASCAR Café Entertainment Center is the biggest attraction at Sahara Hotel & Casino. When you think it’s time to take a break from playing video games, you can check out the pool or go shopping. And if you want to be pampered, don’t miss the spa and the salon.
NASCAR Cafe Entertainment Center
It is located within the NASCAR Cafe Entertainment Center and allows guests to try the real feel of racing a NASCAR car. Mounted on hydraulic bases, the cars provide the most realistic simulated racecar driving experience available ever. They offer the choice of automatic or transmissions or stick shifts, as well as 10 adjustable performance parameters. Realistic sounds, sights and motion complete the exciting experience.
It is open from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the high requirement is 48 inches. The single ride costs $10 and there are special packages available as well.
Speed – The Ride
It is a roller coaster ride, considered the hottest thrill ride in Las Vegas. It begins inside the NASCAR Café and it sends you over the first hill only to encounter a steep drop which sends you below the surface through a misty underground tunnel. The ride sends you from 35 mph to 70 mph in just 2 seconds.
It is open from Friday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and from Monday to Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and a single coaster ride costs $10. The minimum height requirement is 54 inches.
Pit Pass Arcade
It is located inside the NASCAR Entertainment Center and is packed with more than 120 player stations, offering an incredible array of video games to play.
It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Local regulations prohibit children under 18 years old to be present without a parent, legal guardian, or responsible adult over the age of 21 after 10 p.m.
3 Lions Tattoo
It has been in the business for quite a while now and offers excellent services for those who want to get a tattoo. The artists specialize in portraits, color tattoos, and pretty much anything your heart desires. They create the designs at the client’s request.
It offers an extensive patio area and luxuries padded sun chairs, as well as a Pool Bar, stocked with beverages. Private cabanas can be rented.
Spa & Salon
The full service spa & salon offers a wide selection of pampering services including facials, massages, waxing services and body treatments. The salon offers hair, nail and makeup services. The facility includes three private spa rooms, six hair and makeup stations and two nail stations.
It comprises state-of-the-art treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes and you can find a weight section here as well.
Sahara doesn’t offer a huge shopping arena but there are a bunch of stores you can check out and buy souvenirs, fashion apparel, swimwear, sundries, premium spirits, NASCAR memorabilia and many more.