2017 UTA Convention

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TOURS

Friday Afternoon Tours

There are some exciting tours offered this year.

The Convention Finale— The Friday Night Awards Dinner&Dance

We’ll dress sharp, gas up, and enjoy the fine dining. The announcements of your new board members and the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will highlight the event, but don’t cash out early. The dancing will make the night a swingin’ soiree, and we guarantee you’ll have a ring-a-ding ding good time!

Friday Tour Options

Annual UTA John Gresley Golf Tournament

The Revere Golf Club presents a blend of beauty and challenge unlike any other in southern Nevada. Draped through the rugged desert canyons and valleys of the Las Vegas foothills, The Revere offers unending, awe-inspiring views of the Las Vegas Skyline and mountains beyond, and the Lexington’s stunning 7,143-yard, par-72 layout will test your shot making capabilities with classic risk/reward scenarios. The new Concord Course offers a 7,034-yard par-72 layout that offers Bermuda fairways and large greens. The Revere Golf Club provides a variety of options to accommodate your game, regardless of skill level.

Casper/Nash & Associates – Revere Golf Course Designer. Together since 1986, the union of Billy Casper and Greg Nash has brought the golf community some of its most visually stunning and enjoyable courses. Casper is a veteran of more than 51 PGA victories including two U.S. Open titles and a Masters Championship and has an extraordinary understanding of the game of golf. Nash is a gifted architect who brings an artistic fl are for aesthetic quality to the table. The two have designed courses worldwide. Their unique use of multiple tees, wide landing areas, expansive greens, strategically placed hazards and high risk-reward potential give Casper/Nash courses the flexibility to please players of all skill levels.

Walk/Run Tour at the Hoover Dam

Our UTA Walk/Run Tour is being held again this year with a significant difference. Our Walk/ Run Tour will be on the old railway trail system and finish at the Hoover Dam.
This trail follows the old historic railroad bed high above Lake Mead, and runs through fi ve 25-feet diameter tunnels, roughly 30 yards long, through volcanic ridges. This railroad site was built in 1931 and used for hauling equipment and materials for the construction of the Hoover Dam. The railroad was used heavily until the Hoover Dam was finished in 1935. It remained in use by the dam workers until 1961, and the tracks were dismantled in 1962. In 1984, this site was nominated
to the National Register of Historic Places. The 3.8-mile trail ends at the Hoover Dam where there will be a finish line, sponsorship signs, and banners. You will have time for photos and networking. Lunch and refreshments will be supplied. This tour’s sponsorship dollars support the UTA Jerome Nerman Family Foundation Scholarship Fund, and all proceeds go to our ten individual scholarship recipients. It’s easy to sign up, and before the tour, you’ll receive your Walk/Run tee shirt. For more information on this magnificent trail please follow this link: www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/hikerr.htm

Las Vegas City Tour

Las Vegas…the City of Entertainment, the “City that Never Sleeps.” Enjoy this orientation tour in one of the world’s most recognizable cities. Start your tour at the original Las Vegas Fremont Street. See where it all started including a view of the world’s largest whole golden nugget. Your tour guide provides a colorful history and dialogue about this great destination as you proceed southward down Las Vegas Boulevard. Ascend to the top of the world’s tallest observation wheel, the 550-foot-tall High Roller. The wheel features 28 glass-enclosed cabins that unveil broad views of the city in the 30 minutes it takes to complete one full revolution. Once leaving the LINQ, you will continue down the strip taking in all the sights and sounds of Las Vegas. Last and certainly not least is a stop at the world-famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. A must
see for anyone visiting this great city!

‘On Your Own’

Take the afternoon and check out a show, go shopping, try your luck at the casino, or maybe relax at the spa! Sign up for this tour when you register to receive $50 toward your adventure. If you switch tours at the convention we cannot guarantee you will receive the $50.

Shelby Car Museum

This very modern museum is located near the famed Las Vegas Speedway, where Shelby’s test drivers put performance cars through their paces. It’s a one-of-a-kind showcase for the people and machines who revolutionized racing in America. The Shelby Museum attracts fans from around the world who share a passion for performance cars and the Shelby legend. The famed collection, known as The Shelby American Collection, represents the rich race heritageof Shelby American, and has on display some of the most famous Shelby American cars ever built. This is made possible through the generosity of many Shelby owners and collectors. The museum is also host to displays of period correct automobilia, tools, and tributes to the greats.

Red Rock Canyon Tour

Break away from the Strip for a Wild West desert adventure into the Red Rock National Conservation Area. Experience stunning views, brilliant red washed landscapes, and Native American history as you journey to this “jewel in the desert.” Along the way, your guide will offer unique insights into Red Rock Canyon. The first stop on this tour is the Red Rock Canyon Visitors Center. From the Visitors Center, your tour continues along the 13-mile scenic loop through the canyon. Your guide will stop along the way for up close and personal information on the rock formations, petroglyphs, and pictographs. Geology and Native American folklore abounds in this half day tour.

Hoover Dam Tour

Hoover Dam towers above the Colorado River on one side and Lake Mead on the other. Enjoy an up close and personal tour of this man-made wonder of the modern world. Your tour is escorted by a knowledgeable Hello! Las Vegas tour guide who will, en route to Hoover Dam, discuss the Las Vegas area in detail. The Bureau of Reclamation started conducting tours through the Hoover Dam and Power Plant in 1937. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour. Start off with a video presentation of “How the West Was Won”: This presentation describes the contribution of the Bureau of Reclamation in taming the rivers, and its contribution in helping settle the West, and growing the Next it’s off to the Power Plant Generators. You will take large elevators 500 feet down into the wall of Black Canyon where you will walk through the 250-foot long tunnel drilled out of a rock, and view the 650-foot long Nevada wing of the power plant, and its eight huge generators. Finish your time at Hoover Dam by visiting the exhibit halls and observation deck. The Hoover Dam Inside and Out Tour is a way to see, learn and appreciate what Hoover Dam is all about.

Casino Lessons: Texas Hold-em

You’ll meet up for a one hour Texas Hold-em lesson in the Paris casino. Each table sits 10 people. Each player receives $50 in poker chips.