Update: Primm Valley Resort & Casino is currently the only hotel open in Primm. Whiskey Pete's casino is open but the hotel isn't. Buffalo Bill's is completely closed.

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Update: The Desperado roller coaster closed in February 2020 and isn't likely to re-open. The Adventure Canyon Log Flume at Buffalo Bill's also closed.

Thrills & Chills

Primm is home to more than just casinos. It's had several amusement park style rides that are fun for the whole family.

These rides include the Desperado roller coaster, the Turbo Drop, and the Vault, and Adventure Canyon Log Flume Ride.

Buffalo Bill Resort and Casino, Primm's largest hotel and casino, is the center of the action for thrill seekers and family fun.

Desperado Roller Coaster

The Desperado Roller Coaster is one of the fastest and tallest roller coasters in the world. The Desperado roller coaster reaches speeds up to 80 miles per hour and has a drop of 225 feet.

The ride typically costs about $7. Buffalo Bill's also has the "Turbo Drop", which affords an excellent view of the area with a steep drop. Visitors can see all the way to Las Vegas on a clear day.


For families, Buffalo Bill's has the Adventure Canyon Log Flume Ride. It is a typical water log ride.

Riders won't get very wet and the drops aren't too steep. Riders also get to shoot at targets with water guns.

The ride costs about $5 but coupons can be found that make the ride more affordable. Buffalo Bill's also has "The Vault", which is a three dimensional simulation ride.

Despite being closed for several years, the operator of the Desperado at Buffalo Bill's still conducts periodic tests on the ride.

This allows them to keep the roller coaster's safety up to date should they choose to reopen the ride at a future date.

Big Apple Roller Coaster

For other roller coaster rides in the area you'll want to head north from Primm. In Las Vegas, there's a variety of rides less than a forty-five minute drive away from Primm.

On the Strip, there's the Big Apple Coaster at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, the Adventure Dome and other rides at the Circus Circus, and the thrilling rides atop the STRAT.

Below is a video of what a ride on the Desperado was like from years past.

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