Escape the summer heat at indoor theme park

Escape the summer heat and head to the air-conditioned indoor Adventuredome at Circus Circus, 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South., for a cool Vegas experience.

Adventuredome is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Rides cost from $5 to $8, but an all-day pass is $27.95 for adults and $16.95 for children 33 to 47 inches tall. Children under 33 inches are free with a paying adult.

Among the popular attractions are the Canyon Blaster, a roller coaster that takes visitors on a 55 mph ride on a double-loop and double-corkscrew track, and the Sling Shot, which shoots riders up like a rocket launcher at 4G force. The 4-D Special FX Theater features many special effects, including squirting water and bubbles. There's a merry-go-round and a variety of kiddie rides, too.