Sight-Impaired Kids Get the Ride of Their Lives

On Wednesday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m., approximately 20 blind and low-vision campers from Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF), ages pre-kindergarten through grade 12, will ride the rail bikes at Rail Explorers in Boulder City Nevada.

Following their rail-bike ride, the campers will take part in special, adapted tour of the historic trains of the Nevada State Railroad Museum, courtesy of the Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway.

“For many of the children, this visit will mark the first time they have been up close to or ridden a real train, and no one in our group has previously ridden on a rail bike, said Emily Smith, Chief Executive Officer, NBCF.

“We’re all really excited about the outing!”

All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry.

Wednesday, March 31
10 a.m. Arrival 10:30 a.m. Rail Explorers tour begins
11:30 a.m. Nevada State Railroad Museum tour

Nevada State Railroad Museum
601 Yucca St.
Boulder City, Nevada 89005

Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam. 

Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride.

The Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars.

All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry.

Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way.

Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area. For more information, visit www.railexplorers.net or follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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