Historical Donut Walking Tour to Launch in Las Vegas

If you love historical walking tours but hate their lack of saturated fat and sugar, then Las Vegas has the perfect new attraction for you. Sin City will soon launch the dozenth Underground Donut Tour in the US.

This new attraction will shuttle patrons among four donut shops in downtown Las Vegas, primarily around the arts district, according to a company press release. Along the way, they will get a guided tour of historical sites including Fremont Street, the Ferguson Motel (an abandoned 1940s motel converted into residential and retail space), and hopefully not the cardiac unit of University Medical Center.

Underground Donut Tour
Underground Donut Tour
Visitors to Las Vegas will soon get to take the dozenth Underground Donut Tour in the US. (Image: prnewswire.com)

Americans eat more than 10 billion donuts per year, according to the Simmons National Consumer Survey, despite the advice of their doctors to cut down to 8 billion.

“Everybody knows about the casinos, the nightlife, and the shows of Las Vegas, but there’s a lot of amazing local donut shops that need to be highlighted and that’s why we’re here,” the press release quotes Jeff Woelker, who founded the Underground Donut Tour in Chicago.

The Historical Donut

Donuts have an interesting history that it’s possible to learn without going off your diet. Let’s give it a try … Balls of fried cake dough originated in Arabia and spread into northern Europe in the 1400s. The first deep-fried cake shop in the US was opened in on Manhattan’s lower Broadway New York by a Dutch immigrant named Anna Joralemon in 1673. And it was Maine mariner Captain Hanson Crockett Gregory who, as a 16-year-old in 1847, is credited with creating the first modern donut. He cut a hole in the center, giving the dough a more even fry.

Oh, now you want a Las Vegas donut even more? OK, well, Taja Wilder, the company’s Las Vegas tour manager, is ready to take you around, according to the press release.

“We’re really excited to show off the Arts District and share how the local community and Las Vegas are working to reshape and revitalize the downtown district – not to mention eat a bunch of delicious donuts along the way,” she said.

The Underground Donut Tour also operates donut walking tours in New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Philadelphia, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, Miami, New Orleans, and Washington DC – none of which actually venture underground, by the way.

Las Vegas tours will begin Friday, Nov. 11th and operate at 10 a.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday year round. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for 10 and under through undergrounddonuttour.com. The tastings are included in the tour price.

Incidentally, if you’re thinking that all the walking on this tour will burn off the donuts you consume, you might want to walk to and from your hotel, too – and possbily even the airport. Each 400-calorie treat will require walking a brisk 3.5 mph for 80 minutes, according to bodylineclinic.com.

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