This part of Las Vegas is not mentioned in popular guidebooks.
It looks more like an industrial zone.
But locals and tourists come here for an unusual experience and to have some fun.
A chance to operate huge bulldozers and hydraulic excavators and a big sandbox for grown-ups, New Zealander Ed Mumm came up with the idea and opened “Dig This”.
一个让成年人有机会操作巨大的推土机、液压挖掘机以及提供一个大型沙场的想法。新西兰人Ed Mumm提出了一个想法，并由此开设了“Dig This”
I never really grew up out of my old sandbox, I always had a curiosity and a fascination for a heavy equipment.
So one day I just thought, wouldn’t it be fun to play on the real stuff?
So I looked around nobody was doing it , so here we are today.
Yes, so we want to have people experience the thrill of operating large equipment.
So we have about nine large pieces of equipment out here.
People who dream of sitting at the controls of a massive 20-ton construction vehicle can pay $300 and operate one for an hour and a half.
But before they start, they take a crash course on how to safely operate a bulldozer excavator.
Then they get to climb into their vehicle.
And they’re tested on their skills, like removing giant tires from one to anther, digging a giant hole in the ground and playing excavator basketball.
The attraction is so unusual and draws people from around the country like Sandro Erazo who is visiting from Boston.
I just was down to Vegas for my birthday’s tomorrow and just look for some fun things online to do in Vegas, have a great time.
Most visitors are older than 14 year old Max Berger, he would operate his vehicle with this.
But it turns out he has lots of experience.
I came here last year around this time so yeah it’s really fun I come back.
I’ve been driving machinery since I was like three so I love this kind of stuff.
It’s not just guys who are lured by the chance to play this grown-up sandbox, says Mumm.
50% of our clients our woman so it’s just not the guys that want to do it, woman have been secretly wanting to do this.
Since Dig This opened in 2007, Mumm says business has been steady and he hopes one day to open similar venues in other parts of the world.
Mumm说，自从2007 年“Dig This”开设以来，生意做得很稳定，所以他希望能够有一天在世界各地开设类似的景点。
Roman Mamonov from Las Vegas, Nevada, Anna Rice VOA News
内华达州，拉斯维加斯，Roman Mamonov。美国之音，Anna Rice 报道。