April 2017 Magazines - Page 34

Livin’ Local Back to Nature… W ith springtime right around the corner it’s time to get out of the house and seek out new (and old!) attractions in the Vegas valley. Over the past month I discovered a few gems that offer “hands on” experiences that are both fun and interactive for the whole family, while also being educational. Your kid’s birthday coming up? Forget Indoors and Out the local pizza arcade and take the whole gang to By J. Tyge O’Donnell both of these destinations will provide hours of fun a genuine farm or massive aquarium! Whether you prefer the roar of the surf or the dust of the turf, while allowing you to get a little wet or a little dirty – but only if you want to – and trust me on this one, you’ll want to! Down Home on The Farm A self!proclaimed “Agricultural Time Capsule Since 1961,” The Farm (also known on Facebook as The Las Vegas Farm) is part farmer’s market, part pet! ting zoo and part non!profit animal sanctuary. Located on the Northwest edge of the valley on West Grand Teton, The Farm is operated by Farmer Sharon and Farmer Glenn and, along with a staff of 34 volunteers, hosts a wide variety of barnyard ani! mals for visitors to get up close and personal with. April/May 2017