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Star Journey

Goodsprings, NV, USA
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About Star Journey
STAR JOURNEY is a 4 hour tour at the World Renowned Pioneer Saloon, a short 20 minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip. Star Journey includes dinner, drinks, virtual presentation & viewing through 18 commercial telescopes & Binoculars. Come STAR JOURNEY with us through space & time at one of the most historical venues on EARTH! Our website has tours listed that you may jump on, but you may also call our Star Journey team and request a private tour anytime.
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Mjwrites wrote a review Sep 2019
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The saloon is about 40 minutes outside Vegas. Make sure to have your own transport as it is not always possible to reach a ride-sharing car. The saloon is just like it is advertised..an old west-style bar/restaurant. Historical pictures and newspaper clippings of its long history....great Hollywood story, ghosts, and a nightsky show that Lou conducted that was truly "out of this world." Highly recommended. May be dull for young kids, but for them to see what the night sky looks like, is just an amazing site.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Alison B wrote a review Jan 2019
Chichester, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
Doug was a great host at the Pioneer Saloon and made us feel very welcome. The food was okay but the history of the Pioneer Saloon was very interesting, we spent a lot of time looking at the pictures and reading the newspaper articles on the walls. We had been looking forward to seeing the night sky from a desert location but were quite disappointed. The moon was very bright (we accept that nobody can control that!) and the lights from the saloon gave their own light pollution. We were also still close enough to Las Vegas for the lights to have an effect on the night sky. Doug and Peter from the bar did their best to find things for us to look at but we found that we can see more here at home with the naked eye than we could at Goodsprings through their telescopes. Having said that, the two telescopes they had did look very impressive. Doug did his best to make sure that we had a good time but we must say that it was a disappointing evening with regard to the stargazing. We also thought that it was very expensive, we spent considerably less on a trip to the Grand Canyon (which was worth every penny). You should also bare in mind that “All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.” The day before our trip it rained most of the day and night, which would have meant that we would have paid over £300 to look at a wet car park.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Jacqueline S wrote a review Sep 2018
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Whilst the people at the pioneer saloon were very nice and helpful the actual star glazing element was very disappointing. Only two telescopes available to use and the lights from the saloon caused its own light pollution. Having said that did see Saturn and it’s rings and Jupiter and four of its moons. The saloon itself is tired and run down but as the saloon wasn’t the reason for the visit didn’t impact the trip.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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flo220 wrote a review Aug 2018
New York City, New York240 contributions102 helpful votes
We took this tour because we were interested in star gazing and have been looking for somewhere to do it away from city lights. The dinner was as described -- at a counter -- and was ok but nothing special. We learned a little about the Saloon and did find time to wander around it looking at the artifacts. Then we went out to look at the stars on a very impressive state of the art telescope. The young man who showed us the stars was knowledgeable and since the saloon is far enough away from the city we had good viewing. Then we were driven back. Although the cost of the tour was too expensive for what it offered, this met our desire for seeing the stars and also allowed us not to rent a car to get there and drive in the pitch black
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Date of experience: October 2017
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rlind77367 wrote a review Aug 2017
Henderson, Nevada1 contribution1 helpful vote
First the pick of the menu (only one item, the Porterhouse Steak not included) was terrific. The guide, John, was very knowledgeable and took explained all the sights in the heavens.The variety of telescope helped make the experience truly memorable.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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