LAS VEGAS ATTRACTIONS:
Vegas Strip for First Timers – The Las Vegas strip is one of the most famous and more expensive streets in the world. If you come to Las Vegas for the first time, before doing all the food and gambling and partying, you must take a walking tour of the most iconic places on the Strip. Stretching for just under 5 miles, the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the most famous streets in the world. It is a strip of the Las Vegas Boulevard, from Tropicana Avenue (and bit south of it) going north to Sahara Avenue (and a bit north of it). In addition to being famous, the Strip in Las Vegas, is probably one of the most expensive streets in the world.
Las Vegas Things To Do -Las Vegas is always portrayed through the glitz and glamour of the Strip. But there’s so much more to Las Vegas than just casinos, partying, and overpriced hotels.
More Vegas Ideas – When you think of Las Vegas, what are the first things you think of? Bright lights, slot machines, and all-you-can-eat buffets? There’s a lot more to Vegas than casinos, showgirls, and abundant food and drink – all you have to do is leave the Strip. From nearby downtown Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, there are activities, sights, and experiences to keep any adventurer entertained – even the pickiest of kids!
The Neon Museum – Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard Main Collection, the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, which houses additional rescued signs, and a Visitors’ Center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby.
Counts Kustoms – 2714 S Highland Dr. Las Vegas, NV. 89109 – Count’s Kustoms is a one of a kind hot rod and chopper customization/restoration shop located in the heart of Las Vegas and owned by Danny “Count” Koker. Want a first-hand look at the Count’s personal collection of cool hot rods, exotic cars, choppers and more?? Come on by for a FREE tour! The showroom at Count’s Kustoms is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. Take all of the photos you like- but please remember NO TOUCHING and no video!
Welder Up – 3160 S Highland Dr, Suite D, Las Vegas, NV. 89109 – Steve Darnell is the creative mastermind behind the motorized works of art that emerge from the WelderUp shop. Las Vegas is the perfect setting to inspire Steve to design the one of a kind rat rods only he can create. Steve’s incredible talent and mind-blowing creativity have caused a frenzy in the car world, landing Welder Up on the hit TV show Vegas Rat Rods now airing on the Discovery Channel.
Shelby Museum – 6405 Ensworth St, Las Vegas, NV. 89119 – Established in 2013, Shelby Heritage Center is home to over 30 Shelby vehicles and tells the story of Carroll Shelby along with the company he started in 1962. The Heritage Center is constantly revising its vehicle inventory and placement to keep things fresh. Free tours are offered daily. The 15,000 square foot Heritage Center sits adjacent to the 150,000square-foot production facility. 10:30am and 1:30pm Monday – Friday, Saturday 10:30am (No tours on Sunday) Tours are Free, do not require reservation. No pets allowed.
The Mob Museum – 300 Stewart Ave Downtown Las Vegas just off Fremont St. – The Mob Museum provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories. From the birth of the Mob, to today’s headlines. Shadows and whispers. G-Men and Made Men. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Located steps from Fremont Street, the Museum provides an experience unlike any other. Museum: Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Underground (speakeasy and distillery): Daily 9 a.m. to midnight.
Vegas Thrill Rides – There are those who come to Las Vegas to relax. Then there are the adrenaline junkies. You’re also known as thrill seekers, and you know who you are. You come here to scream and shout while being whipped around at 70 mph on a heart-pounding roller coaster. Or to lose your lunch while dangling in mid-air on a ride 855 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. You have a serious need for speed, and that’s why you’d rather take a supercar for a super fast spin than plop down by a sparkling pool. There will be plenty of time to relax when you’re dead. Until then, we’ve got all the thrills you can handle — the kind of thrills that will earn you major street cred with your friends back home. That fact alone is almost enough to get your adrenaline pumping. Almost.
OTHER AREA ATTRACTIONS: GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND!
There are too many different links to post specific sites but here are a few suggestions to give you some ideas if you are not familiar with the area.
Boulder City/Hoover Dam/Lake Mead – How to spend a day at Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Boulder City
Hoover Dam – From the official website – Tours – Due to unscheduled elevator maintenance, there are no Powerplant or Dam Tours at Hoover Dam until further notice. Please check back for updates. The Visitor Center Exhibits, Observation Deck, and Original Exhibit Building are open to visitors. No impacts to other Hoover facilities. Roadwork at Hoover Dam March 2 through October 31 – Due to construction on top of the dam, public visitation is limited to 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. facility access will be limited to the Memorial Bridge Plaza area. Normal access will resume at 8 a.m. Tours operations will not be affected.
Valley of Fire – World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region.
Pioneer Saloon – The Saloon has been featured in countless movies and television shows. Much of the decor that graces the big screen sits around the saloon and hangs on the walls to this day. Original newspaper clippings tell story after story of the incredible history of this saloon from yesterday. Within our cozy atmosphere lies a rich history and heritage of the old mining towns, Hollywood of yesteryear and the Wild West! This is the saloon that Clark Gable drank in after he received word of the death of his beautiful wife, Carole Lombard. Many have said Clark Gable was never the same man.
Mount Charleston – Running for 50 miles along the west edge of Las Vegas, the Spring Mountains mark the start of Nevada’s Great Basin Desert. Highlights are 11,918 foot peak with desert surroundings and varied climate zones, in the Spring Mountains near Las Vegas; popular for hiking, camping and winter skiing. Scenery includes limestone cliffs, waterfalls, caves and narrow ravines.