OK, ever since you were little and joyfully playing with your Tonka trucks (I mean, c'mon, don't the words "Tonka" and "joyful play" just naturally go together?), haven't you wanted to do it for real? Well, there's an amusement park that will let you do exactly that. Thanks to Las Vegas based Dig This, you can drive actual construction equipment in a vacant lot without any of the pesky certifications nor the career in construction normally required for such a task.
For a paltry $400, you get some training on how to (presumably, safely) use the equipment and two hours to dig ditches, lift 2,000 pound tires and other big stuff deposited around the giant sandbox for sating your inner child's need to play real-life Tonka. You can compete agains your friends, all while boppin' around in actual Caterpillar construction equipment. The park's owner Ed Mumm would certainly understand; he apparently came up with the concept fo the park after renting some equipment to work on his house. He tells the Engineering News-Record:
“I wasn’t making much progress on the house, but I was having great time,” Mumm says. “I felt that it was something everyone could enjoy, and there was nothing like it out there.”
If you’re at least 14 years old and have some cash to burn, it seems like one of the more sensible and fruitful ways to burn $400 in Vegas.