Las Vegas is a city that has become the epicenter of fun. Everyone thinks that there are only casinos, slot machines and other entertainment, forcing wealthy tourists to spend their millions.
However, don’t forget that this city was previously one of the most important strategic sites in the middle of the desert, and the sights of which it can boast are not only casinos and expensive penthouses. Las Vegas itself and its surroundings keep many unique places for travelers. After arriving in the city, pick up airport van rental in Las Vegas and start your adventure immediately by visiting the following amazing places…
One of the most beautiful dams in the world is located in the heart of the arid valleys of Nevada near Las Vegas. Its construction was completed in 1935 and since then it has become not only an important object for the state, but also a tourist attraction.
Firstly, Lake Mead was formed thanks to this dam – this is a favorite vacation spot of many travelers and locals. Secondly, the dam is surrounded by bridges and roads, thus everyone can enjoy mind-blowing landscapes while driving a car, or strolling along the bridge. This is exactly what many people who got to this wonderful place do.
Discovery Children’s Museum
Discovery Channel is known to everyone since long time ago, but sometimes everything that is told on it – is not entirely clear even to an adult.
Not far from Las Vegas, the local authorities created a children’s museum, which presents all things and phenomena in nature and science in the most simple and understandable way. Undoubtedly, this is a very interesting place, since the kids simply don’t want to leave it. The museum’s exhibits can be touched, moved, and explored.
TopGolf Las Vegas
(photo by Brandon Johnson)
Golf is a game that for many decades has been the most favorite activity of many people. But, alas, not everyone could afford to play it, and feel comfortable at the same time.
However, TopGolf Las Vegas proved that nothing is impossible. This is just something unreal that a very impressive in size golf course is located on the top floor of a skyscraper. While hitting golf balls on the grass, you can enjoy a gorgeous view of Las Vegas and be completely independent of weather conditions. Also, the complex features a bar, several lounge areas, a swimming pool and other amenities that are valued by travelers.
The Mob Museum
In the world capital of the casino there’s another uncommon museum, which should be visited anyway. It focuses almost everything that’s related to the Mafia of the 30s, whose activities flourished in the United States.
Newspaper clippings, weapons, clothing, items found in the homes and offices of the main Mafiosi – all this is available now to public. Sometimes thematic evenings are held in the museum, where you can reincarnate either as a cop or a criminal and feel the retro atmosphere.
Red Rock Canyon
The nature of Nevada is unique – it has no analogues all over the world. Many people dream that someday they will be able to walk along the canyons of the Grand Canyon, but this is an expensive pleasure.
If you don’t take into account the popular route, and go to the Red Rock Canyon, which surrounds Las Vegas, then you’ll get the same amazing impressions. This is an awesome place, albeit very hot. There are both hiking trails, which are used for guided tours, and highways for those who wish to explore the canyon in a more comfortable way.
Pinball Hall of Fame
The creator of this establishment was just a fan of this simple game. He set his records for a long time, competed with the opponents, and at a mature age he decided to open a real museum, where anyone can also play this game.
The hall is full of pinball machines: the oldest one, released many decades ago opens the list of and the newest model closes it. This entertainment is quite affordable, plus, you cannot even play, but just look at this miracle – the entrance to the hall is absolutely free of charge. However, the fans of the game regularly spend most of their time there and organize tournaments where you can also take part.
‘Dig This’ Experience
In childhood, many boys dreamed of going behind the wheel of an excavator. Not everyone’s dream came true and this entertainment was created in order to understand what it was like to be an excavator driver. Modern excavators are placed on a huge area and, having rented one of them, you can drive on it, dig the ground, tear down the walls and do whatever your heart desires.
By the way, there are several smaller landfills nearby for younger visitors – they feature electric excavators. Quite often contests, races and other events are held there, and you can participate and get a lot of new impressions.