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CITY SPOTLIGHT LAS VEGAS A different perspective Maverick Aviation Group maverickhelicopter.com Since 1995, Maverick has been offering heli- copter tours of Las Vegas. Groups can enjoy flightseeing rides that showcase Hoover Dam and the neon lights along the Vegas Strip or red rock canyons in Nevada and Arizona. The company also offers depar- tures from Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. MAVERICKHELICOPTER.COM Travelers who want to see the lights of Las Vegas from a new angle, as well as the area’s natural scenery and man-made won- ders, can climb aboard a flightseeing tour or Jeep excursion with these outfitters: Papillon Helicopters/ Grand Canyon Scenic Airline Pink Jeep Tours papillon.com Pink Jeep Tours welcomes guests aboard its eponymous vehicles for on-road and off-road adventures in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park and trips to the Hoover Dam. Tour options in the city also cover the neon lights of the Strip with narration about its history and urban legends. For groups wanting to take in the desert landscape from the air, Papillon Helicopters provides a variety of flightseeing packages from its base in Las Vegas. The longtime NTA member soars above the Hoover Dam and the Strip on its daytime and evening tours. pinkjeeptours.com Visit Mr. Vegas himself GLENN Singer Wayne Newton purchased five acres of undevel- oped land four miles from the Las Vegas Strip in 1966, and he spent the next decades transforming that prop- erty into a 52-acre estate, including eight homes, two barns, 60 horses and many exotic animals. Groups can tour the opulent estate, and packages include access to the grounds, Newton’s collection of luxury cars and the 13,800-square-foot Entertainment Museum, and a seat on board the singer’s private Fokker F-28 jet. Specialty tours include more in-depth access to Newton’s mansion, art collection, horse barns and animal sanctuary. To learn more, email Kourtney Buck at kbuck@casade shenandoah.com or go to casadeshenandoah.com. Where to sleep ... or not 34 December 2017 These two NTA-member gaming and resort companies are unique to Las Vegas, and for corporate members who operate in the city, go to NTA Online’s member searches. Four Queens Hotel & Casino NTA Contact: Pamela Dreyer pdreyer@tlccasinos.com fourqueens.com Station Casinos Joni Peru joni.peru@stationcasinos.com stationcasinos.com