There are driving and flying experiences for all kinds of wheeled and winged machines, but what's been missing? Obviously, a place to play with heavy machinery to relive the sandbox fantasies of one's youth. Leave it to Las Vegas to fill the void with Dig This, a giant dirt pit where anyone at least 14 years old and 48 inches tall can pay a fee to spend hours pretending to do the kind of job many people would rather avoid.

At your disposal are some of Caterpillar's finest: three 15-ton excavators and two 10-ton bulldozers. After a bit of classroom instruction, you'll be led to your workhorse for some in-cab instruction. Then, depending on which of the three 'experiences' you've purchased, you have anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours to perfect your earthmoving technique.

If throwing 15 tons around isn't enough, Dig This has also partnered with other entertainment venues like The Spa at Trump on packages like Excavate and Exfoliate. They can sign us up for Dig & Destroy on our next trip to Vegas... To learn more, you'll find a video after the jump.



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      avconsumer2
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow. Slow Vegas construction business + genius entrepreneur = Dig This.
      Davey Hiltz
      • 1 Month Ago

      Wow, that looks really cool. I think I might go there next time I head to Las Vagas. I've run some excavator equipment before, but that was with my uncle. It was kind of scary because he would have a little too much fun with lifting us up in the air and throwing us off balance. http://www.machineryaccess.com/equipment-for-sale/manufacturerid/1 

      • 3 Years Ago
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        Matt West
        • 3 Years Ago
        DOOM AND GLOOM! NEVER FORGET THE DOOM AND GLOOM. Dear god shut up. You probably hand out apples on Halloween with a note reminding the kids about starving Africans.
      Tedenby_21
      • 3 Years Ago
      This concept is old.. just look at Diggerland in the UK... http://www.diggerland.com/ Been there many times! Love it!
      tributetodrive
      • 3 Years Ago
      next time am in vegas i will try it out.
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 3 Years Ago
      So I get to be a kid again? Sign me up for that
      Stephen
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's awesome. I have a blast driving my companies bobcat around (mind you it's got A/C and I only need to use for 30min at a time when I use it), I could only imagine it'd be way cooler to try one of the excavators.
      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's a great idea.
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