Las Vegas

Las Vegas Heavy Equipment Playground

Las Vegas, United States

From $175.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Turn the fantasy of operating heavy machinery into a fun-filled reality event with a visit to Dig This Las Vegas. Choose from a 1- or 2-hour sessions, select a bulldozer, excavator (or both) — then dig trenches, build mounds, teeter-totter over a mega mound, move and stack 2,000-pound tires, even play 'Bucket Basketball' in this life-size sandbox. Talk with an expert instructor via headset to get working like a champ. Finally, take home a certificate of completion to show off to friends and family. All necessary safety equipment provided.
  • 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!

What's Included

  • 15-minute orientation and safety briefing
  • All necessary safety equipment
  • 1-hour session in either a bulldozer or excavator (if Big Dig option selected)
  • Two 1-hour sessions in a bulldozer and excavator (if Mega Dig option selected)
  • 1-hour session in a mini excavator or skid steer (based on option selected)
  • Use of 2-way radio headset
  • Certificate of completion
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 800 W Roban Ave
    800 W Roban Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89044, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Arrive at the Dig This headquarters in Las Vegas to begin this heavy machinery fantasy session. Select the 'Big Dig' to operate a bulldozer or excavator for one hour, or play with both on the 'Mega Dig' option. Choose between an air-conditioned Caterpillar D5G Track-Type Bulldozer or a Caterpillar 3I5CL Hydraulic Excavator.

In the bulldozer, build huge mounds, push gigantic tires and teeter-totter over a mega mound. With the excavator, dig gigantic trenches, stack 2,000 pound tires and play a game of 'Bucket Basketball.'

Begin with a safety briefing and some instruction from the expert staffers, then get outfitted for a neon yellow vest and hardhat. Also, each guest must take a breathalyzer test to ensure they can operate the equipment safely and responsibly.

Next, hop in the cab for some hands-on training so every button and lever makes perfect sense. Then it’s time to ride. Wheeling these machines around the desert might take some getting used to, so there will be a few warm-up exercises to get things going in the right direction — as in digging, trenching, pushing and dragging a haul around the lot.

Want to really test those heavy equipment skills? The instructors will guide guests through a game of ‘Excavator Basketball’ or ‘Bulldozer Teeter-Totter’ just for the fun of it. Also, feel free to tear, dig, rip, claw, grind and drive around as much as desired.

If you're short on time or want a "mini" experience, select from one of the following experiences:
• Mini Excavator Experience (60-minute experience) In the luxury of a climate controlled cab, enjoy the thrill of operating this fun sized, 5.5 ton digger. Dig deep, play excavator basketball and back fill with a blade and bucket.
• Skid Steer Track Loader Experience (60-minute experience) Enjoy moving tons of dirt, stacking tires over a pole and driving an obstacle course in these easy to operate little diggers

At the end of the session, receive an official certificate of completion and have a photo taken to commemorate the event. There’s also a retail store to take home a memento from the day’s activities.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • All participants are required to sign a waiver
  • Minimum age is 14 years with the consent of a parent or guardian
  • Please wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes
  • Due to the nature of this activity, breathalyzer tests will be administered prior to your dig. This is non-refundable if you fail the breathalyzer test.
  • Total session durations are inclusive of check-in, orientation, training and traveling between the terminal and site
  • Due to the nature of this activity, this is not recommended for pregnant women or participants with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the Las Vegas Heavy Equipment Playground located?

A:The Heavy Equipment Playground is located a quick 10-15 minute ride from any Strip hotel.

Feb 2022

Q:Is hotel pickup offered for the Las Vegas Heavy Equipment Playground?

A:Hotel pickup is not included. All guests must make their own way to the playground located 10-15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.

Feb 2022

Q:Is parking available at the Las Vegas Heavy Equipment Playground?

A:Yes - there is plenty of free parking available on-site. You may also wish to use a ride share service or taxi for convenience.

Feb 2022

Q:What should I wear to the Las Vegas Heavy Equipment Playground?

A:Closed-toed shoes are the only clothing requirement. Feel free to wear whatever is comfortable. You might get a little dust on your shoes… but unless you want to lie down and roll in the dirt, you’ll leave squeaky clean.

Feb 2022

Q:Is the equipment air conditioned?

A:Absolutely! All of the machines are fully climate-controlled so no matter what the Vegas weather is doing, you’ll stay comfortably cool in the summer and warm in the colder months.

Feb 2022

Q:What type of equipment is available at the Las Vegas Heavy Equipment Playground?

A:The growing fleet is currently comprised of: Four (4) – 315C/313FL Excavators (20-Ton) Two (2) – D5K Bulldozers (10-Ton) Two (2) – 279D Track Type Skid Steer Loaders (5-Ton) Two (2) – 305.5E Excavators (6-Ton) Four (4) – 301.7DCR Excavators (1-Ton)

Feb 2022

Q:Is there an age requirement to operate the machines?

A:Bulldozer: 14+ years 20-Ton Excavator: 12+ years 6-Ton Excavator: 8+ years Skid Steer Loaders: 8+ years 1-Ton Excavator: 3-5 years (with assistance from a guardian) 1-Ton Excavators: 5+ years can operate independently if they are 48” or taller

Feb 2022

Q:Do I need a drivers license to operate the machines?

A:No - No driving experience is required to participate.

Feb 2022

Q:Can I split a package between two people?

A:Only one person is allowed per experience. You will have really cool tasks to perform and once you’re on the machine you won’t want to share anymore!

Feb 2022

Q:Can I have someone ride in the cab with me during the experience?

A:For safety reasons, all machines are for one person. This includes no kids in the cab with adults. There is only one seat! The only exception to this is on the 1-Ton Excavators. Guardians are able to assist their kids if they are under 48” tall.

Feb 2022

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Tremendously fun experience! Got the big dig excavator package. 1.5 hours of fun! Alex was a great instructor- very patient and helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Vegas!


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Worth the time and money
Elizabeth_J, May 2023
We enjoyed playing with the equipment and the staff was helpful and encouraging. Mark took his time to explain what to do.
My husband loved it!
Suzanne_W, Dec 2022
My husband was a bit skeptical about this when I surprised him with this experience our 6th wedding anniversary. But he had a blast! He had a big grin on his face and giggled all the way back to the hotel. I appreciated that I was given a headset too, so I could hear what was going on and even talk to both my husband and the instructor. Dakota was very clear and encouraging instructor and made us both feel welcome.
It was great to do this...
Craig_K, Nov 2022
It was great to do this with my son and my wife. Dave was a great instructor. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys machinery
Pat_K, Nov 2022
I “dug” it!!!! Was 5 per 6 on “free throws” with the basketballs! I did my “bucket list!” Great fun!!!!!!
Lindsay_A, Jul 2022
Tremendously fun experience! Got the big dig excavator package. 1.5 hours of fun! Alex was a great instructor- very patient and helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Vegas!
Very epic and fun
Devyn_J, May 2022
It was a great experience really fun can't wait to do more!! The instructors were funny and nice and it was stress free.
Frank_R, Apr 2022
My husband thoroughly enjoyed this and I loved that I could be part of it by listening with the headphones. Ty was awesone and everyone there were so professional. We would highly recommend it!!
So much fun!
Roger_M, Nov 2021
It was so much fun learning to operate the excavator! We learned to dig big holes and move objects around with precise movements!
Franklin_J, Nov 2021
The spinning of the excavator was so much fun. Watching my husband do this was so entertaining. Would love to do this again with my boys.
Age doesn’t matter! Do Dig it!
Vicenta_A, Sep 2021
A must do. Most awesome experience. Very empowering to take control of that piece of equipment and show it what your made of. No matter your age, you can do it.
Wonderful Activity
Dustin_R, Jul 2021
Just an all around awesome experience! I booked this for me, but my wife who, had no experience operating operating anything other than a car was able to navigate through all the activities thanks to the great team. We both will be suggesting this to all of our friends visiting Vegas!
Super fun!
Morgan_K, Aug 2020
Had a super fun time! I did the excavator and the instructor was very friendly and patient with me the whole time. Everyone was very fun to interact with and very friendly. The hour flew by and I learned quite a bit. Great unique experience.
Big Dig trip
Don_K, Mar 2020
It was a blast, very well run operation. The employees were excellent and equipment was awesome! Tiny was great!
Playing with heavy equipment is a reason to go to Las Vegas.
chris, Feb 2020
The experience was fantastic! The staff was helpful, the activity was beyond anything I expected. I had wanted to try something like this but was surprised how encompassing it was. It took my total attention to do it. I completely forgot about the rest of the world. The instructors are friendly and encouraging. The company owner was fun - very open about the business and his plans for the future. I will return.
Great fun!
karen_s, Jan 2020
Playing with the BIG toys had been on my bucket list for a long time. The hour and a half I spent playing on the excavator was fantastic!!!! Beyond my wildest dreams of fun. I dug a deep hole producing a nice mound of fresh soil, then I moved a stack of truck tires and re-stacked them into a birthday cake and finally I got to play basketball taking each ball off of a cone and dropping it in the tire hoop. I also got to spin the cab of the excavator round and round and do a wheelie. The instructor, Brian, was patient, clear and non intrusive.
Big dig Vegas Rocks.....
zstemler, Aug 2019
Visited Big dig vitb my family . Did book the excavator experience. All of us had a great time. The kids loved it. Adults too. Amazing experience. Tiny, Brian, Rodrigo, awesome instructors. Especially Tiny. Super patient with us. Thank you guys!!! Will tell everyone!
Fantastic time. Great thing to do...
Sheri C, Mar 2018
Fantastic time. Great thing to do while in Vegas. Would be great for Corporate Team Building. We had a group of three twenty-somethings. Each had a great time. The hosts/ guides were terrific - each providing operating directions, maintaining interest and conversation throughout the session using headsets. A truly enjoyable experience. A tad expensive, but no regrets at all.
Dig This: did an excellent job from...
Jason J, Dec 2017
Dig This: did an excellent job from the time we walked in the door till the very end. This is an experience you do not want to miss. They made the experience great for not only the participant but the observes and young family children. We will be back for more, for sure. SteveJ
Fantastic experience!! It was a...
Karen B, Sep 2017
Fantastic experience!! It was a gift from my husband and family for our 49th wedding anniversary. The Dig This: Heavy Equipment Playground is a top notch organization. The staff was amazing and helped guide me through handling the BIG machine. I recommend it to anyone that has ever wanted to drive a earthmover.
I got this for my husband's birthday...
Genevieve D, Aug 2017
I got this for my husband's birthday. He really enjoyed it.

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