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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
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Dig This: Heavy Equipment Playground

Turn your sandbox days into reality! This fun once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Las Vegas lets you operate real heavy-duty equipment and machinery. Drive a bulldozer, excavator or both and dig trenches, build mounds and move and stack 2,000-pound (909-kg) tires with the guidance of experts. Afterward, take home a certificate of completion to show off to your friends!


  • Practice operating heavy-duty equipment in a life-size sandbox
  • Control a bulldozer, excavator or both and dig trenches, build mounds and move 2,000-pound tires
  • Enjoy a fun and safe activity with guidance by your instructor via a radio headset
  • Receive a certificate of completion
  • Choice between 2 packages
  • Something truly unique to do in Las Vegas!

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What You Can Expect

Dig This: Heavy Equipment Playground

Serious Fun: Drive Your Own Excavator or Bulldozer

Meet at a giant sandbox in Las Vegas and receive a brief safety instruction and equipment orientation. You'll be given a hard hat, vest and 2-way radio before climbing aboard a real-life excavator or bulldozer for a unique and fun experience!

Via your radio headset, expert constructors will walk you through the levers and buttons, letting you maneuver these heavy-duty machines like a pro. Dig trenches, build mounds and move and stack 2,000-pound (909-kg) tires!

Play several fun, safe games like ‘Excavator Basketball,’ where you try to pick up a basketball off a cone and place it into your tire basket, or build your own ‘Bulldozer Teeter-Totter,’ where you’ll dig and move dirt into a mound and rock back and forth on top of it!

Choose between two packages: with the Big Dig Experience, maneuver either an excavator or a bulldozer. If you want the ultimate construction experience, choose the Mega Dig Experience and control both machines!

You’ll leave with a certificate of completion and, without a doubt, a smile on your face.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was absolutely amazing, best new fun place in the city. You walk away with a giant smile. Skip the tables for a few hours, go to Dig This you will not regret it. If you ever wondered what it was like to run a piece of heavy equipment go to Dig This. You will be amazed how good you are in a few short minutes and you get to dig a hole, fill it in, move stuff around, you will not be disappointed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Bought this as a birthday present for my husband. He was SO excited when I told him what he was doing. Greeted upon arrival by a friendly staff. Safety review and off they went to the machines. The instructors were out in the field with them the entire time. Everyone had headsets to communicate. He had so much fun moving dirt and tires ...digging holes. Graduation certificate at the end. There was a place for me to go out to the field so I could watch and video. The smile on his face said it all. Highly recommend !!! They also called a cab for us when finished to run us back to our hotel on the strip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great experience!
The instructors and all support employees were very professional and enthusiastic.
Nicely organized and well thought out tasks for the Excavator.
I really enjoyed myself and Highly recommend it for anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

You really cant underestimate how much fun this will be - it is totally worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

My wife absolutely had a blast. The best 65th birthday present ever!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Awesome day!! I booked this for my hubby and he had a ball and I was able to stay and watch as a spectator. Would highly recommend A+++++++++++++++++

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Everyone was polite and very helpful. It was a great and unusual experience, and I have no hesitation in recommending it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I had a great time working with the big dig equipment!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

I had a wonderful time learning to use the excavator! I have wanted to experience using one of these machines for many, many years. I am a 71 year old former preschool teacher//director and the guys running this front office and the instructors were so very, very kind, polite and professional. I was impressed when speaking with two different guys on the phone before arriving, and even more so once I was on site. The office/training area were immaculate, and safety was of the utmost importance. I was treated with respect, friendliness, etc And the operation of the machine was such a great experience. I had a blast! I must say, it was a very intense activity - many more "commands" or manuevers than I had expected ! I kept forgetting one of the commands (right joy stick, away from you). My instructor never lost patience with me!! I dropped one basketball and ran out of time before picking up the third one - but I managed to get one safely picked up and deposited. All other activities I did very well with. It is something I would love to do again! Well worth my trip to Las Vegas and well worth the money!!! Also loved getting a certificate, buying a shirt and cap - and loved the very professionally done photo. Wonderful, wonderful experience! I have told many people (strangers/clerks in stores) about this many were interested in this activity. My son-in-law is in construction and operates every kind of heavy equipment. I better understand his fascination now. And one of my granddaughters (4 years old) LOVES construction equipment, like her Dad, but her favorite is the excavator! I will be visiting soon and will share my experience with her! My friends who watched this experience also had a great time! Thank you! Carolyn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This is a must do! Staff is friendly, knowledgable, and really good at what they do -- which is teach you how to run a bull sizer or excavator. My husband was grinning from ear to ear the entire time -- he became a kid again instantly -- and that smile stayed with him the entire day.

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