When I was a kid, my brothers and I would spend hours each week hanging on the fence at the sand pit. I couldn’t tell you what those bull dozers and earth excavators were doing – it wasn’t a proper rock quarry or even a real sand pit – but we would race around the bend, following those machines around that acre-wide hole in the ground, super impressed with the big loads, loud noise and heavy hauling. Those drivers were our rock stars.
Now there’s a new company in Henderson, Nevada that has made a bet that there are plenty of similar people who have never lost their childhood fascination and attraction to ‘dozers and Cat’s. Big Dig Las Vegas is offering even the most novice of equipment operators – no experience required – the chance to get behind the controls of one or more real earth movers. They will pick-up visitors at their hotels and wisk them to their 10-acre ‘playground’ for a day of car-smashing and earth-moving fun like no other. You’ll hear the metal-gnawing machine groan with each bite and the earth shake with each excruciatingly juicy grab-and-drop.
Some restrictions apply – you have to be 18 and sober to participate. But as long as you meet those criteria you can select from the Dozer Adventure, Agression Session or Hard Core Challenge (maybe that allows you to rain destruction down on one of the half-finished casinos?) and you could just get your agresssions out and spend part of your family reunion enjoying the most healthy and legal form of destruction that the Las Vegas Valley has to offer.