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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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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
More Info   Click Here

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks!
February 20th, 2017

Un-naturally cold weather and a lot of snow has really slowed things down here in the desert southwest.

February 2nd - 5th, 2017
BlueWater Resort Parker "425" Off-Road Race
Location: Parker, AZ
Welcome racers to the 2017 Racing Season! The BlueWater Parker "425" presented by Impact is February 2-5, 2017, start making your plans now! The great BlueWater Parker "425"; it's one of the most fun races on our schedule, our racers love Parker, AZ. Race Format ~ 2 races! For More Info:    Click Here

February 3rd - February 11th, 2017
King of The Hammers
Location: Johnson Valley, CA.
King of the Hammers is considered the toughest one-day off road race in the world. It is the largest off-road race event in North America in terms of both competitors and spectators. It combines desert racing and rock crawling, and has expanded from one race to a series of 5 races held throughout the week and takes place each February in Johnson Valley, CA.
For More Info: Click Here

February 3rd, 2017
Annual Holtville Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Location: Imperial Palms Hotel & Resort at Barbara Worth
2050 Country Club Dr, Holtville, CA
Featuring award of Citizen of the Year. Crowning of the 2016 Carrot Festival Queen. Princess and Junior Princess.
Time: 6:30-7:00pm -No-Host Cocktails
7:00-8:00pm -Dinner
8:00-9:00pm -Ceremonies
Fees/Admission: Tickets: $35 per person by January $40 after the 25th (depending on availability)
Contact: (760)356-2923

February 18th, 2017
February Night Skies at Leasburg
Location: 12712 State Park Road
Radium Springs, NM
Leasburg Dam State Park is an area considered to be a "quality night sky" by astronomers. Come out and join us for a Monthly Night Sky program. Several telescopes will be available for the public to observe planets, stars, nebulae etc. Weather permitting, the observatory and it's 16 inch research grade telescope will also be available for you to look through. Volunteers from the ASLC - Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist visitors with the telescopes and answer questions. Regular Park Day Use or Camping Fees will apply. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068

February 25th, 2017
Star Party
Location: Rockhound State Park
9880 Stirrup Road SE, Deming, NM
Neptune, Mars and Venus in the west. Orion and Canopus are near the meridian. Presenter: John Gilkison with NPO.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Contact: Robert V. Apodaca 575-546-6182

February 10th - 12th, 2017
King Shocks Battle At Primm!
Location: Primm, NV
For More Info: Click Here

February 11th, 2017
Ranger-guided Night Hike
Location: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Nevada Highway 159, Blue Diamond, NV
Visitors will glimpse what creatures come out at night and see how moonlight transforms Spring Mountain Ranch. This hike is about two miles long and will cover rocky, uneven terrain. Please dress for the weather, wear closed-toed shoes and bring water and a flashlight. This hike is appropriate for hikers ages seven and up. Time: 4:30 p.m. COST: Entry to Spring Mountain State Park is $9 per vehicle, with a $2 discount for Nevada residents. An annual pass for Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is available for $65. There is no additional fee for this event.
CONTACT: David Low: 702-875-4141

February 17th - February 19th, 2017
Kanab Balloons & Tunes Roundup
Location: Kanab, UT
Come to Kanab for the annual Balloons & Tunes Roundup. See bright beautiful hot air balloons in the red rock Vermillion Cliffs located near the scenic Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.   For More Info: Click Here

February 18th, 2017
Annual Jokers Wild
Location: Duck Creek Village, UT
Ride you snowmobile from Duck Creek Village to Brian Head through some of the prettiest back country anywhere. Registration is only $25 and includes a poker hand, apparel and entry for prizes. Registration starts at 8 am; ride begins at 10 am.
For More Info: Click Here