A Buffalo Bill’s & Terrible’s Adventure in Primm & Jean

Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino was temporarily closed during Covid, but re-opened in December of last year. The p property has one of the area’s most distinctive signs.
Photo by Diane Taylor

My gentleman friend and I currently live together. We have separate bedrooms in one large home. We get together most evenings to watch a movie, travel to hear a live music or just go outside and enjoy the hummingbirds. The gentleman has his own bathroom and TV; I have. mine. He eats when he is hungry; I do the same. Occasionally, our hungers coincide and we eat together. He’s the barbecuer I’m the egg-maker. The other night to beat the heat, we went swimming.

If the gentleman and I want to spend a romantic night together, we leave the home. Last week, on a whim, we drove to Primm, NV (near the California border) and spent the night at Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino. We had seen Buffalo Bill’s when we drove past Primm on Interstate 15 a couple of weeks ago. It Looked like fun. The distance to Buffalo Bill’s is short, just about 40 minutes from home. AND we love adventures. Buffalo Bill’s, we learned, like the other two casinos around it, Whiskey Pete’s and Primm Valley Resort & Casino, is an Affinity Gaming resort.

The roller coaster at Buffalo Bill’s had a name, Desperado, but at present is not operating.
Photo by Diane Taylor

Our drive was fine. Parking was fine as well because not many cars were in the lot. We were surprised at the resort fee which was close to $25.

Our first floor room at Bullalo Bill’s was clean, cool and plain. No refrigerator. No microwave. We paid a $50 refundable fee should we watch lots of paid movies or have a big senior citizen fight and destroy the room.. Also the rowels had not made it to our room, so the gentleman found a maintenance person and then the towels were available.

Terrible’s Road House and Chevron gas pumps are quite a scene.
Photo by Diane Taylor

I gambled a bit and lost quite quickly so made a fast return to the room where we had a nice night of free movies, hugs and lots of conversation.

The next morning, the gentleman (the early riser among us) found his way to a connected Denny’s restaurant and secured a large delicious cup. of coffee so I could start the day. We left for home rather early while the temperature was not yet 110 degrees. I apparently had not used the room’s facilities as I should have and suddenly, 10 minutes out as we approached Jean Nevada, I asked to use a restroom. We stopped at Terrible’s Road House and Chevron gas station, which turned out to be the highlight of the trip, The “gas station” is the world’s largest Chevron station with 96 stations. Yes, 96 cars could be pumping gas at once.

Terrible’s Road House is huge and last week featured this auto display.
Photo by Diane Taylor

I went inside the huge Road House building and was amazed–it was the largest pit stop I had ever seen. I couldn’t possibly get the whole store in one photo. The ladies rest room had a number of stalls (I didn’t count) and they looked like they were locked (or maybe just in use). Thankfully when I screamed “What!” a lady pointed out one open stall which met my needs.

By golly, seeing the huge gas station and the road house made the trip very worthwhile. I called back to Buffalo Bill’s to ask if their huge roller caster was scheduled to re-open. A young man in the Sales Department had no idea on the roller coaster’s future. I do hope it re-opens. It looked quite wonderful, as roller coasters go.

We arrived home safely, but noted we probably would not be re-doing this particular trip…unless we were on our way to California and needed gas.


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