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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
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Free National Park Entrance Fees!
April 15th & 16th & April 22nd & 23rd, 2017
Great time to see our National Parks!

April 1st, 2017
Historic Colorado River Walking Tour
Location: Yuma, AZ
The tour will begin at the end of the parking area by Riverside Park below the Yuma Territorial Prison. No sign-up is required for this free guided tour. Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm For more information please call Tammy Snook at 928-317-0332

April 8th - 9th, 2017
5th Annual Lake Havasu Chili Cookoff & Family Fun Day
Location: Lake Havasu, AZ
Bring the family for a Family Fun Day! Lots of entertainment including a games and activities for adults and kids of all ages. Come enjoy BBQ hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, cotton candy, 50/50 raffle, and prizes galore. Time: @ 11am-4pm (Sat); 9am-3pm (Sun) For More Info: Click Here

April 14th - 15th, 2017
Tunes & Tacos Festival
Location: 1280 Desert Sun Dr., Yuma, AZ
Bring your appetite for tacos, sweet treats, and more! Plus frosty beverages to cool you down. More than 50 vendors!
Phone: 928-373-5000 For More Info: Click Here

April 16th, 2017
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Site 5 on the Island, Lake Havasu, AZ
Celebrate Easter in an nontraditional way -- come to Site 5 on the Island for the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt where divers search for golf ball eggs in exchange for raffle tickets that net them prizes! Admission: Free. Time: 2:00pm. For More Info: Click Here

April 16th, 2017
Location: Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ
Price: FREE with purchase of ticket to 1pm performance of The Grumpiest Boy in the World.
Attend the Easter Sunday (4/16) performance at 1 p.m. and your family can participate in a special arts & crafts activity after the show! Kids can create their own Easter-themed sailboat to release into the infinity pool at Tempe Center for the Arts. Just purchase your tickets to the 1 p.m. show on April 16 and your spot in the Boat Float will be secured automatically.

April 22nd - 23rd, 2017
Loorrs Short-Course Racing
Location: Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
20000 S Maricopa Rd., Chandler, AZ
Two fun days of motorcross racing. For More Info: Click Here

April 22nd, 2017 - April 23rd, 2017
Arizona State Parks & Trails Days
Location: Spots still open at River Island State Park - Located on Arizona Highway 95, about 13 miles north of Parker, AZ.
Arizona's Family Campout Program gives kids a break from electronics and introduces them to new outdoor adventures for one-weekend at a state park. An activity filled weekend could include fishing, archery, mountain biking, hiking, or birding, depending on the date and park chosen. The program is ideal for those new to camping but all are welcome to share in this weekend experience. For More Info: Click Here

April 7th - April 9th, 2017
Snore Driven Experiences 300
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
A fun weekend of off-road racing. For More Info: Click Here

April 8th, 2017 - April 9th, 2017
Holtville Derby Days
Location: Swiss Club of Imperial Valley
1585 E. Worthington Rd., Holtville, CA
Join us for an evening of excitement and bet on your favorite horse for the chance to win fabulous prizes while supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Imperial Valley's Holtville site! Cocktail hour starts at 6:00 pm and the races start at 7:00 pm
Come dressed in your best Derby gear to be entered to win a prize! Bring cash to bet on the races!

April 8th, 2017
Wild Turkeys
Location: Eagle Nest Lake State Park
42 Marina Way, Eagle Nest, NM
A look at the life habitat and characteristics of the wild turkey.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Roy Sinclair (575)377-1594

April 8th, 2017
Desert Alive
Location: Rockhound State Park
9880 Stirrup Road SE, Deming, NM
Desert Alive Native plant walk, exhibits of live birds of prey demonstration, wide selection of native plants for sale from $10- $20 Master Gardeners are there to help with your selections. Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert V. Apodaca 575-546-6182

April 15th, 2017
8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Elephant Butte Lake State Park
101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM
Come out and join us for our 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. With 3,000 eggs for the hunt we have four age categories: 1&2 year old 3&4 year old 5-7 year old 8-11 year old We will have two prize eggs in each category. Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Kay Dunlap 575-744-5923

April 16th, 2017
Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Caballo Lake State Park
Highway 187, Caballo, NM
Join Caballo Lake State Park and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4308 at the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1 to 12. Located at the Riverside Campground Pavilion. Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: any park staff: 575-743-3942

April 22nd, 2017
Earth Day Festival
Location: Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, NM
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will host their annual Earth Day Festival from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the Visitor Center. The U.S. Forest Service will be giving away free tree seedlings and there will be many Party for the Planet children's activities including sunspot viewing through a telescope with solar filters, crafts, face painting, and microscopes to look at pond creatures. In addition,the Carlsbad Horticulture Society will be hosting "A Taste of the Living Desert," featuring a variety of New Mexico foods available in the Gift Shop. Purchas native landscaping plants for your garden. New Mexico authors will be here to sell and sign their books and local artists will sell hand-made crafts. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a unique prize. The vendors will be here through Sunday, April 23rd. Fees: No Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

April 22nd, 2017
Raptors of New Mexico
Location: Cerrillos Hills State Park
37 Main St., Cerrillos, NM
Scientists study raptors to get important clues about environmental health. Guest presenter, Laura McCann will bring a Great Horned Owl, a Red-tailed Hawk and a Turkey Vulture and help you learn all about them. Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Fees: $5 per vehicle. Contact: park staff: 505-474-0196

April 28th - April 30th, 2017
Chuck Wagon Cook-off
Location: Ute Lake State Park
1800 540 Loop, Logan, NM
Chuck Wagon Cook-off to be held at Cotton Wood Area.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Sharon Reid: 575-403-8320

April 29th, 2017
Star Program
Location: Caballo Lake State Park
Highway 187, Caballo, NM
Join us for a laser guided tour of the night sky and constellations. Bring the whole family. Telescopes will be used as well to view deep sky objects. Meet at the Riverside Campground Pavilion. Time: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: any park staff: 575-743-3942

April 1st, 2017
Mojave Spring Fling Festival
Location: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 6375 Nevada 159, Blue Diamond, NV
In the Mojave Desert spring means more than just wildflowers and warmer days. It means tortoises emerging from winter sleep, tent caterpillar population explosions, cactus blossoms by day and Joshua tree blossoms by moonlight. Join park rangers on Saturday, April 1 for the first annual "Mojave Spring Fling." Participants will explore all the ways our desert transforms in the springtime with nature-themed crafts, games, live-animal appearances and guided walks. Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of outdoor fun at this family-oriented event. Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CONTACT: David Low, 702-875-4141

April 1st, 2017
Plants of the Mojave Workshop
Location: US Cooperative Extension Bldg. A
1897 North Moapa Valley Boulevard, Moapa Valley, NV
There will be a short introduction at Cooperative Extension followed by a field trip into the Mojave Desert. Be sure to bring a sack lunch and plenty of water! Time: 9:00am-4:00pm. For More Info: Click Here

April 13th - 15th, 2017
BITD - Polaris RZR UTV World Championship
Location: Riverside Resort & Casino
1650 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV
POLARIS RZR UTV World Championship is an epic race for Best In The Desert, in collaboration with our Mad Media and UTV Underground partners; we are proud to bring you this great event for UTV's, Motorcycles and Quads. For More Info: Click Here

April 1st, 2017
Spring Carnival
Location: Brian Head, UT
Cardboard Sled Race 10:30 a.m. - Build your best and most creative sled out of Cardboard and Duct Tape. Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place for Race time and Appearance.
Around The Mountain Noon - Snowmazing Race that sends your team of 2 you on a scavenger hunt all around the mountain. Best time WINS !
Bikini Slalom 12:30 pm- Female & Male - Wear your hottest bikini and ski/snowboard through our Racecourse - Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place for Race Time and Appearance.
Pond Skimming 2 pm - Our Crazy Texan "Chuck" wants to know: Can you make it across our Brian Head Resort pond on your skis or snowboard? Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place for Best skim, Best Crash and Best Appearance.
For More Info: Click Here

April 8th - 16th, 2017
Easter Jeep Safari!
Location: Moab, UT
Gathering of full size 4x4 vehicles to run back country trails with guides. Also a trade show by major industry suppliers presenting products for 4x4 vehicles. 435-259-7625. For More Info: Click Here

April 15th, 2017
Kids Easter Festival
Location: Navajo Lodge
Brian Head, UT
Season Pass Egg hidden somewhere on Brian Head Resort property open to everyone. Kids Easter Egg Hunt, 13 and under, behind Navajo Lodge, three age divisions, 4 and under, 5 - 8 and 9 - 13.

Kids Carnival Games, Fish Pond, Lady Bug Toss, Hole in One Golf, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Dino Dig, And more.
For More Info: Click Here

April 15th, 2017
Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Cedar City Main St. Park
Corner of 200 N & Main St., Cedar City, UT
Easter Egg Hunt begins at 9:00 am in Cedar City so arrive early, in the Cedar City Main Street Park (corner of 200 N & Main St), meet the Easter Bunny and take part in the Easter Egg Hunt with over 15,000 eggs. For information call: Roger Olcott 435-586-4600. Time: 8:45 am - 10:00 am

April 15th, 2017
32th Annual Rotary Easter Car Show
Location: 100 W 100 Hurricane, UT
Great many things have happened throughout the years of organizing this event. This is the 32nd year the Rotary Club of Hurricane Valley will serve as the managing arm behind the event. As a non-profit organization made up of our local business people, we have made a stronger, more lasting impact upon the community with the Car Show. Time: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.   For More Info: Click Here

April 19th, 2017
50th Anniversary Jeepster Commando
Location: Moab, UT (See Below)
Jeepster Commando anniversary car and vendor show at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Wednesday 4/19/2017 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Over 100 old Jeepsters and 30 vendors. Free, open to the public. 209-274-2312. For More Info: Click Here

April 22nd, 2017
Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride
Location: Moab, UT
This event is open to the public. This is a ride to honor 14 officers who have died in Utah. These 14 officers are from around the state and we honor current and past officers. This year we will include Grand County Deputy Samuel Jenkins who died in 1900. Please join us for this event April 22nd, 2017. For More Info: Click Here

April 22nd, 2017
Adventure Xstream Moab Adventure Race
Location: Moab, UT
The 17th annual AXS Moab Adventure Race kicks off in Moab on April 22nd, 2017. This is one of the most spectacular venues in the series and certainly a racer favorite. Mountain bike through the canyons on jeep roads and some of Moab's epic single track trails. Kayaks through the canyon on the Colorado River, and rappel down a breath taking 300' cliff.  Phone - 970-403-5320. For More Info: Click Here

April 28th - 30th, 2017
Moab April Action Car Show
Location: Moab, UT
Friday is a Rod Run, Saturday is the Car Show and Sunday a Rod Run to Dead Horse Point State Park. Trophies in 30 classes. Free admission for spectators. 435-260-1948. For More Info: Click Here

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