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The Landing Resort in Lake Tahoe, CA

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The Landing Resort is a luxury, boutique hotel with fine dining and spa services on a lake-front property in South Lake Tahoe. Valet is included with your hotel stay but not required. Two handicapped parking spots can be found closest to the main entrance but other handicapped spots are statically placed closer to rooms. Upon arrival guests are greeted with the offer of champagne and led inside for check-in. I was delighted to find wood floors on this entire level, which also included the fitness room, spa and restaurant. Here you will also find an accessible drinking fountain; though bottled...

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Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas

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Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall is located just a few quick miles from the Las Vegas Strip and their free shuttle with wheelchair access can get you there, as well as other points of interest. All that is required is that you let front desk know in advance. I was really impressed with how much thought went into making sure wheelchair users have a comfortable and relatively enjoyable time at the hotel and casino, including having a lift for the pool area. I say relatively because there will always be issues with wheeling on carpet when using a manual...

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Accessibility of the Visiting the Hoover Dam

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The creation of Hoover Dam, aimed to control the Colorado River, was a monumental engineering accomplishment that set precedent for future large construction projects. Half of the dam is in the state of Nevada and the other is in Arizona. Two clock towers can be seen on the dam with both states current time displayed. As you approach the parking structure you will see the Mike O’Callaghan—Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. You can drive on it but the walls are so high that it blocks any view. If you do not have...

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South Lake Tahoe Accessible Travel Tips

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Whether summer or winter, Lake Tahoe is one of California’s most visited and naturally beautiful destinations. It was referred to by the original explorers as “the jewel of the Sierra.” Lake Tahoe reaches depths of 1,645 feet, making it the second deepest in America next to Crater Lake in Oregon. Each season has a different face, a new canvas to explore. Disabled Sports USA Far West hosts many adapted recreational activities from summer to winter in Lake Tahoe. . They offer activities such as snow skiing, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, ATV adventures and more. Reservations are required. South Lake...

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Reno Weekend in a Wheelchair

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There is so much to do in Reno, Nevada but most find their way here to gamble at the casinos. The biggest little city in the world has had a few faces since it was established in 1859 and today the most profitable casinos are the El Dorado, Sands Regency, Harrah’s, Silver Legacy Resort, Peppermill, Atlantis, and Circus Circus and are within a few blocks of each other; all are up to modern ADA codes. The streets of Downtown Reno are very well maintained, which makes it pleasant to walk around and explore the different casinos, antique and pawn...

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Las Vegas Travel Review for Wheelchair Access

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Las Vegas, Nevada is a sprawling metropolis in the middle of a desert wasteland. Native Americans originally occupied the land; next, Europeans began to farm the area. Gambling was going on a long time before it was officially made legal in 1931. By 1945, casinos were in full-scale operation, shaping what many refer to today as America’s Sin City–a place where money talks and can make anything happen. The city’s slogan may be ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,’ but by my observations, it seems like everyone lets it all hang out as photos get snapped and uploaded...

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Many Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada –  In 2012 when I visited Las Vegas I was told by multiple taxi drivers that recently a mandate was put into effect, requiring all taxi companies to have at least one accessible taxi but most have four or more. It’s estimated that there are around 100 accessible taxis in Las Vegas.  On the strip, you catch a taxi in front of the hotels. There will be a designated area for those needing such transportation. Don’t wait in the line, go to the front and let the attendant know that you need an accessible taxi. He’ll...

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Go-Karts with Hand-Controls

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Experience real head-to-head racing at Pole Position Raceway and discover why indoor karting is the fastest-growing sport in the United States. If you think this is kids play…well, think again! Our high-performance European karts are capable of 45 mph, and that seems extremely fast when you are sitting just one inch off of the ground trying to navigate a 1/4-mile road course! Pole Position Raceway has invested over $10 million in the latest go kart technology to combat the environmental problems caused by running traditional gas engines indoors. Ultimately our development team created the world’s best electric kart known...

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Las Vegas Free Wheelchair Rental

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Active Mobility, LLC, carry a wide variety of wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and power chairs.  This equipment can be delivered to your hotel before arrival and picked up again after your departure. Active Mobility, LLC. is giving away a FREE wheelchair rental, good up to one week, so if you are headed to Las Vegas, mention this offer when you email Morne...

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Bad Wheelchair Service at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

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Overall, I was not impressed by the service nor the ADA compliance of the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas and do not recommend staying here. Upon arrival around 12:30pm, my sisters and I checked if the room we were in was a roll-in shower and the gal at the desk confirmed. By the way, the lowered section of the front desk counter was being used as the baggage check station, not for check-in. At this time I requested that a roll-in shower be taken up to the room. Later that night around 10pm there was still no showerchair. By...

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Street Vibrations Festival in Reno, Nevada

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Every year the Biggest Little City in the World hosts one of the largest music and motorcycles festival there is, Street Vibrations. For this weekend, usually in September, Reno is transformed into a display-case for motorcycles. At Casino parking lots rows upon rows of every kind of motorcycle imaginable can be seen; fast, classic, customized, all of the above, you name it. Though I did not grow up in a “motorcycle family,” I have a mechanical mind and can deeply appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into building and maintaining this kind of a machine. So I...

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Local Review on Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada – As far as parks, Red Rock Canyon NW of the city is not to be missed. Entrance is $5/car or free with a US Park pass for disabled people. The park is not remarkably accessible, but they try. We got married in there. Check my profile for pictures. The best part of the park is the scenic loop. That can be enjoyed without getting out of the car. The visitors center is fully accessible. You can’t get there with public transit and a cab would be prohibitively expensive. The Calico park just east of there...

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Reno, Nevada Accessible Accommodations Tips

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Sands Regency Casino Sands Regency Casino gives you the true Reno experience and just a few blocks from downtown and other casinos. The handicapped accessible room was large enough for a power wheelchair and the lower closet bar was within reach as shown in the below photo. The bathroom was also spacious and had a roll-in shower with a handheld nozzle. A wide bench, shown below, was provided by hotel when requested. There was also a towel rack right next to the shower, for convenient access. [Show slideshow] Circus Circus There are aspects of ADA that Circus Circus does...

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