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The Best Things to Do in Las Vegas

You may not expect nature trails and public art installations in a town known for debauchery and high rollers, but Sin City really has it all. There's plenty of glitter and glamour—the thrilling stage shows, the Mob Museum, an Eiffel Tower, the dancing fountains, the Siberian tigers, the alluring casinos—but Las Vegas may surprise you with its richer-than-expected culture and natural sights.
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Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Yeah Baby! The Strip might get all the attention, but if you want the real Vegas the only place to go is Fremont St. With its enclosed light show of a ceiling, freak show of people watching, and rock 'n' roll show of live entertainers you could be...
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Las Vegas, NV 89124, USA

One of our newest national parks sits just outside of Las Vegas, and is home to one of the richest Ice Age–era fossil beds in North America. Back in the 1960s, paleontologists, hypothesizing that the area contained evidence of human...

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3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
One of the last great free attractions in Las Vegas, the enclosed 15-acre Wildlife Habitat is home to a flamboyance of Chilean flamingos as well as a variety of other critters including exotic birds, turtles, and fish. Ring-tailed ducks and sacred...
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770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Reservations required—and no wonder. The tours at the Neon Museum sell out months in advance. A walk through the museum's famous "Boneyard" (where neon goes to die) is fascinating, from motel row to the first integrated casino (one that shut...
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333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107, USA
Springs Preserve presents visitors with a sort of crash course in the story of the Las Vegas Valley. The facility is many attractions in one: the Origen Museum, which chronicles early geology and anthropology of the region; the Nevada...
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S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054, USA
The "mountains" in this desert art installation are actually seven neon-colored totem poles made from stacked boulders. Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone describes his work here as a symbolic and physical midway point between...
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3780 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, USA
In a city that’s all about entertainment, T-Mobile Arena is quite literally the biggest stage yet. The 20,000-seat venue serves ashome ice for the National Hockey League’s Las Vegas Golden Knights, andalso hosts a variety of concerts, rodeos,...
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
Most people know the Lou Ruvo Brain Health Center by its appearance—the nonlinear building was designed by Frank Gehry and bears the architect’s signature curves and twists. Inside, however, medical professionals perform incredible...
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1401 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108, USA
You don’t have to be old enough to drive to have fun at LVMGP; four tracks, three amusement rides, one super-slide, and tons of arcade games make the destination a fun spot for the entire family. Go-carts headline the action, with three...
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850 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Cashman Field serves up minor-league baseball at its absolute best. The home team, the Las Vegas 51s, is a Class-AAA affiliate of the New York Mets, and the 9,334-seat facility hosts at least a few spring-training games for professional teams...
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200 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

Enjoy all the thrills of skydiving with none of the drama—no parachute or airplane at all. After a brief orientation, participants pull special flight suits over their clothes and then enter a wind tunnel, where all the...

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3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
More than 250 artifacts of the RMS Titanic are on display at this 25,000-square-foot space at the Luxor. Among the truly incredible mementos excavated from the wreck of the sunken ship: an unopened bottle of...
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350 East Galleria dr., Henderson, NV 89011, USA
This 140-acre preserve is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl and numerous resident desert birds. Its nine ponds are connected by a paved three-quarters-of-a-mile-long trail. A modest gift shop here sells information about some of...
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2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
The Adventuredome is a family-friendly spot at Circus Circus, and is the closest thing in town to an actual big top. Offering rides and attractions, carnival games, a giant arcade, and more, Adventuredome even has a stage on which clowns...
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11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA
The 72-lane Red Rock Lanes, at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, is the largest luxury bowling center in Las Vegas. In addition to private meeting rooms and a lounge with bar-top games, there is a full-service restaurant, a VIP section with...
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713 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
This is no ordinary pawnshop: It’s the home of the History Channel’s reality-television show Pawn Stars. That means that any ordinary visit can turn into an opportunity to be on camera—or at least an opportunity to see Chumley,...
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20 Costa Di Lago #130, Henderson, NV 89011, USA
The 320-acre Lake Las Vegas is agreat place to spend a day. This outfitter, located right in MonteLago Village at the western end of the lake, rents a variety of water-sports equipment for visitors to use and offers a handful of guided water-sport...

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