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Things to do in Las Vegas!

If you're wondering what to do in Las Vegas besides gambling, then check us out. Some love Las Vegas golf vacations, others look forward to dining in the 4 and 5 star restaurants that have become part of the Vegas scene.

Others of course do head straight for the casinos or the poker rooms. The biggest poker room is at the Mirage, is it the best? Read our guide to the best poker rooms and the games they play.
If you intend to gamble, why not take a class, it's free and maybe one of the smartest activities you can indulge in.

Las Vegas nightclubs are a lure to the younger set, girl watching, dancing and getting together creates a nightlife scene like none other, and of course some of the top attractions in Las Vegas are the Las Vegas lounge shows, which for the prices of a drink or two are fabulous. An example of one of these fun shows is this video of the Peter Monroy Band.

Be sure to check our
free things to in Las Vegas page, where you'll find family attractions and things for kids to do in Las Vegas.

For something different to do, try zip lining at the Fremont Street Experience. At 30 miles an hour over 800 feet of cable, WOW!

 

Shopping is looked upon as on of the fun things to do in Las Vegas (at least by the gals) that come to town...and they can find it in many places. For the unique and different you definitely have to head to the major hotel shops. The shops at Caesar's Palace are a big draw, as well as the shops at the Venetian, you might also give the spa a try! The Aladdin, now Planet Hollywood, has long been known for it's unique shopping and impromptu shows that take place in the arcade and for the ultimate shopping activity, head over to WYNN for a Ferrari, (if you've had luck at the tables). The newest extravaganza of Las Vegas shops is now open in the new Palazzo Hotel. You'll find International boutiques with all the top designer names, and Barney's straight from New York. Also you might want to check our special offering for Shop and Dine Miracle Mile Shops

For those of us at the lower end of the shopping scale, don't miss the Las Vegas Outlet Center, for just $20 bucks you can get go and return shuttle,
Fashion Outlets VIP Gold Savings Card with added discounts and special offers ($900 value), Complimentary Mrs. Field's cookie and beverage and a
Fashion Outlets Mall directory and gift. Shop and Shuttle at Fashion Outlets you'll find Nine West and Rebok (in case you didn't bring the right shoes with you) and even a Burger King - just like home!

To keep up with the latest fashions, head for Fashion Show Mall, fashion shows several days a week and offering apparel from such as Macy's, Saks, Macy's and Dillard's. Over 220 stores to shop till you drop!

At left is pictured the Neon Sign from the now defunct Stardust Hotel, a glory in it's day, dating back to 1958. This sign was 216 feet long, the largest on The Strip.

11,000 bulbs and 7,000 feet of neon tubing, made it visible for three miles across the desert. What a shame that it now does not glow at all, but rather is in the "boneyard" of the Neon Museum along with many other signs that graced long gone famous spots. The Neon Museum is a special place if you're interested in the "Old Las Vegas".  It is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. N., You can phone about hours and such 702-387-NEON (6366) or visit their website.

If you're yearning for a little bit of culture while you're here, don't miss Las Vegas' premier exhibition venue, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, with magnificent works of art. Expect to view finest examples of paintings and sculptures by renowned artists.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Browse a list of the best shows in Las Vegas you definitely won't see any of this at home, the showgirls, the costumes it's what Vegas is all about. You might want to check out the Motor Speedway for motor sports of renown, including Nascar at certain times of the year.

Don't miss exploring out of the area. Sightseeing trips from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon or Red Rock Canyon and other wonderful places of interest are worthwhile adventures.

In a relatively small area you have more things to do then there are to do in many whole states. When the roller coasters at Stratosphere and New York, New York don't thrill anymore, try Sky Diving. The parachutes are big and the views are spectacular.

The kids and you can have fun literally bouncing off the walls when you visit the Sky Zone. A field of trampolines to make one large trampoline, surrounded by walls of slanted trampolines! You can arrange kids birthday parties, corporate team building and even fitness classes. For a "different" kind of fun call 702-436-6887 for hours and rates.

At the corner of Tropicana and Swenson is the kind of place that would make any pinball wizard proud. The Pinball Hall of Fame is loaded with row after row of classic and current pinball machines, the work of a collector who uses the play money to restore these delightful games. From vintage baseball pinball machines to the newest machines with movies and TV-show themes (the "Family Guy" game is sweet--if you can get on it, that is), you'll get long play times for your money.

The Liberace Museum closed in 2010, but now plans are to reopen in downtown Vegas at Neonopolis! Be sure and check the next time you're in town, it is truly worth it to see the mementoes of the glitziest star to ever perform in Vegas or anywhere else! Rhinestone studded costumes, furs, jewelry and a 1934 Excalibur covered in rhinestones, nothing was too outrageous for "Lee", we're looking forward to the reopening.

You won't believe all the Las Vegas things to do besides gambling! There is something for everyone.
 

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