Rainbow Casino Hotel
Travel Blogs from West Wendover
Monday - The plan was to head to Elko, Nevada today. We really just wanted to be able to check this state off, but we also wanted to make the most of it by exploring a museum or two. When we realized that the trip there was going to be closer to four hours instead of just a little over two, we decided to stop in West Wendover, which is just over the border of Nevada. There we topped off the gas ...
... a few thousand army personal by the looks of the old barracks. Cross the border from Utah to Nevada (still in wendover town) and there are huge casinos. Mac Donald's / sub way/ other fast foods and fancy smooth roads. Nevada must have awesome gambling laws. It looked really funny, this town in the middle of no where, looks deserted and broken, cross a line and there are flash 5 storey plus buildings and casinos ...
... case: 130mph on a dried lake bed is fast and an exhilarating experience!
After a few more runs my racer urges are mostly fulfilled so we decide to head back to civilization. From my gps I determine we drove up to the flats about 10 miles to the North East, so now we just go 10 miles SW. Without problems we find the end of the paved road, where some minivans are just making their entrance onto the flats. Like the mustang before us we extend the same courtesy ...
... a lot of history here with speed records and racing. We could see the check point for the races which is over 15miles out, doesn't seem it. The landscape is so vast you can see objects without seeing the base due of that ...
... expect, but even if we had, it wouldnt have happened. There, at the end of the road was a film crew, shooting a Citroen advert!. Got chatting, as we do, with Jason, Thomas and Hubert, amongst others. Very helpful and gave us supplieds of drink andf food, as well as a copy of the book "One Good Run", the book that inspired the movie "The Worlds Fastest Indian" which Martin had been telling me all about!
Watched them all drive off across the lake (its only a few inches deep) ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility