Located within Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall is a courtyard Atrium that rises ten floors above the ground. It houses a 25,000-square-foot indoor park known as Mystic Falls, landscaped with streams, artificial greenery and replicas of boulders. It also contains a tall waterfall that drops down into a quiet pool, where visitors can take a break from the non-stop gambling action in the adjacent casino.
It is here each evening that an automated sound and light show is performed the "Sunset Stampede." Dancing fountain of water shoot eight stories into the air as a laser and light show begins. There are realistic animal sound effects bird calls, coyote howls, and the roar of a giant grizzly while life-size animated wildlife begin to move about, including a wolf, a bear, and a Bighorn sheep.
The soundtrack for this unique stampede was recorded by the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra. Each day, free shows are performed at 2pm, 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm. Good views can be had not only from the footpaths that wind through the park, but also from all of the windows of rooms facing the Atrium.
The Sunset Stampede at Sam's Town takes place rain or shine. The address is 5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89122. Both valet and free self-parking are available.