Backhoe Loader Experience

Las Vegas, NV

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Discover the king of heavy machinery with this once-in-a-lifetime Backhoe Loader Experience! 

  • Step into the world’s first heavy equipment playground for an unforgettable day
  • Learn how to expertly maneuver a massive, climate-controlled Caterpillar backhoe loader
  • Stay connected with your professional instructor using a hands-free headset
  • Dig, move dirt, and put your skills to the test by stacking giant tires into a pyramid
  • Celebrate your accomplishments and take home a certificate of completion following this 90-minute backhoe loader adventure! 

Las Vegas, NV

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Daily - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Essential Information
  • No experience necessary
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old 
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • Individuals must pass a breathalyzer test 
  • Instructions are provided in English
This experience lasts approximately 90 minutes with 60 minutes of operating time.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
Each piece of equipment can accommodate a single rider.
There are two dedicated areas for spectators to watch and take photos.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Please contact your experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions.

For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include wiping down all surfaces prior to the experience. All operators will be given protective gloves to avoid direct contact with controls and handles. Additionally, all guests and staff will be given a head thermometer test upon arrival. During the experience, you will be instructed via hands-free headsets that will be cleaned prior to use. Our partners kindly request that you bring your own mask to wear. There will be plenty of room to maintain social distancing and spectators are still encouraged to come and watch! These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

What can I expect during this experience?

You can expect to have a great time operating a Caterpillar backhoe loader. The goal is to dig, claw, and drive this machine to your heart’s content.

What should I wear? Will I get dirty?

Closed toe shoes are required to participate. Otherwise, wear clothing that is comfortable and weather appropriate. You might get a little dust on your shoes, but unless you want to lie down and roll in the dirt, you’ll leave squeaky clean.

Can my friends and family watch?

Yes! There are two dedicated areas for spectators to watch and take photos. 

Can I have someone ride in the cab with me?

No. For safety reasons, all machines are for one person. 

Do I need a driver's license?

Nope, no driving experience needed!

What is the accessibility of this experience?

Most disabilities can be accommodated during this experience. However, you must have good vision and have good use of your upper body. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, we ask that you bring along someone who can help the instructors facilitate through sign language. If you require special accommodations, please contact Virgin Experience Gifts prior to booking to ensure your needs can be met. 

What if I don't speak or understand English?

All instruction is given in English. However, our experience providers are more than happy to allow an interpreter out into the field to assist with this experience. If you plan on bringing an interpreter, please contact Virgin Experience Gifts prior to booking to ensure your needs can be met. 

Why do I have to take a breathalyzer test?

Because safety is our partner's number one priority and concern, all individuals must be able to pass a breathalyzer in order to operate your machine. If you fail this test, you will not be allowed to participate and you will lose the value of your experience. 

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event that your tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, maintenance issues, or unforeseen circumstances, you will be able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.

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