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Train Rides
Nevada State Railroad Museum
600 Yucca Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 486-5933
Passengers will be able to ride in refurbished enclosed air-conditioned/heated Pullman Coaches, which date to 1911. For the more adventurous passengers who wish to be closer to nature we offer an open-air coach and for passengers who need assistance boarding the train, we have an ADA/Handicapped coach with a lift for wheelchairs and passengers needing additional assistance.
Rides are available every Saturday and Sunday.
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           Have Fun & Be Safe
For a complete list of all the local events in and near Yuma, Arizona visit the Yuma Visitors Center. Events & Festivals. Dining, Hotels, Shopping, Business directories and more information for the area. A lot to see here!

For Listings of Events at Anza-Borrego State Park
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Summer is almost here and with it --
Warm weather and a lot of heat, so
be careful out there!

   We'd like to thank all the viewers who have sent in events to help keep us updated, Thanks so much!

May 5th - 6th - 7th, 2017
10th Annual
Beaver Dam Jam
Location: Beaver Dam Station
402 Old Highway 91, Littlefield, AZ
3 Day Music Festival & Lawn Mower Racing! For More Info & Lineup. Click Here

May 12th - 14th, 2017
Ninth Annual Overland Expo WEST
Location: Fort Tuthill County Park
2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, AZ
We are the premier overlanding event in the world-no other event offers the scope of classes taught by the world's leading experts, alongside a professional-level trade show that brings together in one place all the camping and vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services you need to get outfitted and get going. For More Info: Click Here

May 4th - 6th, 2017
Location: Big Bear Lake, CA
Take a trip back in time and become part of California's Wild West. Travel far from pavement along mining and logging trails used in the gold rush era, 165 years ago. You'll enjoy rock-and-boulder-strewn trails with great views overlooking Big Bear Lake.
For More Info: Click Here

May 20th, 2017
Location: Desert Empire Fairgrounds
520 S. Richmond Rd., Ridgecreat, CA
Desert Valleys FCU is proud to announce a new signature event for the Ridgecrest community. In partnership with the Desert Empire Fairground, the first annual "Duel in the Desert" will take place May 20th at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds Arena. The "Duel" brings back Europe's #1 extreme motorsport to the Fairgrounds. Time: 7:30pm.
For More Info: Click Here

May 26th - 28th, 2017
Hi Desert Round-Up!
Location: Slash X Café located at 28040 Barstow Rd.
Apple Valley, CA
HDR is one of the most popular off-highway events in Southern California and has been growing these past few years.
For More Info: Click Here

May 2nd, 2017
Flying Raptor Presentation
Location: Sumner Lake State Park
32 Lakeview Lane, Sumner Lake, NM
Sumner Lake State Park will have a presentation on hawks and other birds of prey that includes: a short informative speech about local predatory birds as well as live demonstrations given by Master Falconer, Tom Smylie with birds that are being rehabilitated. Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee.
Contact: Sara Brown 575-355-2541

May 5th, 2017
Moon Hike
Location: Cerrillos Hills State Park
37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM
On this hike learn interesting lunar facts, folklore and enjoy close-up views of the moon through our spotting scope. Fees: $5 per vehicle. Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: park staff: 505-474-0196

May 13th, 2017
Amigos Hike
Location: Cerrillos Hills State Park
37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM
A volunteer-led hike geared toward hiking devotees wanting to stretch their legs and cover ground. Exact length and route will be determined by the hike leader with group input. Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Fees: $5 per vehicle. Contact: park staff 505-474-0196.

May 13th - 14th, 2017
Location: Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
2901 Candelaria Rd., NW, Albuquerque, NM
The Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park present Herbfest: Where Nature and Music Merge Herbs, wildflowers and native plants for sale. Arts and crafts for sale. Live birds with Wildlife Rescue Inc. Bird ID with the Central NM Audubon Society. Arts and crafts for kids. Exciting raffle. Live Music. Saturday: 8:30 and 9:00 Guided Bird Walks 10:00 Music from Cheap Shots 10:30 Guided Nature Walk 11:00 Music from Dog Star 12:00 Dr.Olivia Messinger-Carril, "Bees in the Backyard" 1:00 Wes Brittenham of Plants of the Southwest, "Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden" 1:00 Guided Nature Walk 2:00 Music from Lady Fingers 3:00 Music from Eagle's Whistle Sunday: 8:30 and 9:00 Guided Bird Walk 10:00 Music from Music for All Seasons 10:30 Guided Nature Walk 11:00 Music from The Adobe Brothers 12:00 George Miller of the New Mexico Native Plant Society, "ABCs of Pollinator Habitat Gardens" 1:00 Michael Halverson, Manager of Santa Ana Native Plants Nursery. Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240.

May 20th, 2017
Migratory Bird Day
Location: Sugarite Canyon State Park
211 Highway 526, Raton, NM
Celebrate the beauty and wonder of migratory birds at Sugarite Canyon State Park, designated an "Important Bird Area" by the Audubon Society. We'll start with an "Early Bird Special" as we eat cinnamon rolls and watch birds at the feeder! Or join us for banding hummingbirds or to meet some migratory hawks in person. Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: park staff 575-445-5607.

May 26th, 2017
Heron Lake Dam Tour
Location: Heron Lake State Park
640 State Road 95, Los Ojos, NM
The guided tour is of the inner workings of the Heron Lake Dam. Bureau of Reclamation personnel will discuss the role of the Bureau in providing water for the cities of the Southwest. Space is limited to 35 participants on a first come, first served basis.
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For more information, call 575 588 7470. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470.

May 27th, 2017
The West: Singing its Story
Location: Cerrillos Hills State Park
37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM
Guest presenter and troubadour "Ramblin" Ralph Estes, will guide us through a thousand years of the American West, from Anasazi Indians to the Atomic Age. Like the Indians and cowboys, the trappers and traders, we'll sing as we go because their songs tell a big part of the story. This program is made possible by the New Mexico Humanities Council, the NM Department of Cultural Affairs with the generous support of the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park. Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Fees: Donations welcome.
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

May 6th, 2017
Monster Energy Supercross Finals!
Location: Sam Boyd Stadium
7000 E Russell Rd., Las Vegas, NV
The top Supercross and Supercross Lites riders converge on Las Vegas for the final round of Monster Energy Supercross. Fans are encouraged to come early to experience the Party in the Pits as well as enjoy afternoon practice. Show Times: 6pm.
For More Info: Click Here

May 11-14, 2017
Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic!
Location: Laughlin, NV
Festivities begin on Thursday, May 11, so come early and get involved in all the event has to offer! We have great race sponsors in Method Race Wheels, Canidae Tap It and Laughlin Tourism Commission, thank you for your support of this great event!
For More Info: Click Here

May 5th, 2017
Bronco Safari Show & Shine
Location: Moab, UT
A chance to rub shoulders with hundreds of other Bronco fanatics! A Show & Shine with vendor participation and judging at the old Spanish Trail Arena pavilion on May 5th at 4:00 pm. Call: 801-999-8088. or for More Info: Click Here

May 6th, 2017
Archeology Day!
Location: Frontier Homestead State Park
635 N Main St., Cedar City, UT
Archaeolgoy Day is a great way to explore the past! With our combination of hands-on-history and demonstrations from archaeologists and other artisans there is something to be found for the entire family. Make your own pictograph, learn to throw an Atl Atl, and experience how arrowheads were made through a live demonstration of flintknapping. Time: 10:00am till 3:00p.m. Cost: $1.50 per person.

May 13th, 2017
Hurricane Mud Run
Location: Hurricane, UT
This event is for everyone. Single runners, families, teams. We invite everyone to participate. You will select a 'heat' time when you register. You can skip any obstacle you want. Hit them all or miss them all. It's entirely up to you. For More Info: Click Here

May 16th - 20th, 2017
Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks!
Old Spanish Trail Arena
Highway 191, Moab, UT
SxS/UTV specific rock crawling event on the world famous Moab trails. Located at the Old Spanish Trail Arena.
Call: 801-589-0523. For More Info: Click Here

May 19th - 21st, 2017
8th Annual Willys Overland Rally
Location: Moab, UT
Join Willys Owners from all over the country to explore the beautiful riches that the Moab area has to offer in your Willys Overland Station Wagon or Truck. New venue this year! BBQ, Car Show, Raffle, Trail ride and a great time with friends and family.
Call: 702-622-5688. For More Info: Click Here

May 20th - 21st, 2017
W.E. Rock Crawling!
Location: Three Peaks Recreation Area
Hwy. 56 & Lund Hwy., Cedar City, UT
The sport of World Extreme Rock Crawling or W.E. ROCK as it is known to our fans is all about challenging driver and machine. Competitors build amazing vehicles to drive over the most extreme obstacles our world renowned course designer, Josh England, can dream up. You will see vehicles perform maneuvers you never thought possible. Conquering large boulders, steep climbs, rock ledges and massive drops, all while avoiding strategically placed cones. For More Info: Click Here

May 21st - 26th, 2017
goneMoab 2017
Location: Moab, UT
We are a group of Nissan Off-roaders that organize an event in Moab, UT every may during the week leading up to Memorial weekend. Call: 303-918-5569.
For More Info: Click Here

May 25th - 27th, 2017
2017 Old School Rock Crawl
Location: 648 Bristlecone Ln, Delta, UT
OSRC is ready to rock your world in 2017! Mark your calendars for Memorial weekend in Delta Utah for the Largest rock crawl of the year. Look for over 80 teams to be competing this year. New for 2017 is the new Pro Unlimited class for professional drivers.
For More Info: Click Here