Exploring the Vegas Off the Strip
The Las Vegas strip is a popular tourist destination, but it is not all that Las Vegas has to offer. Las Vegas host numerous attractions away from the notorious strip. If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas and want to explore more of the city, here are some things to do off the Las Vegas Strip.
Museums: Museums are always fun and interesting and Las Vegas has several if you are looking for things to do off the strip. Las Vegas is home to several unique museums and exhibitions. Many of these museums tell the history of the city. The Neon Museum houses hundreds of old and preserved neon signs of former casinos, resorts, and other businesses. These signs are displayed in an outdoor exhibition that visitors can walk through.
Las Vegas also has an extensive history of organized crime. The city has dedicated a museum for this history and more at the Las Vegas Mob Museum. The history of the crimes and the people involved are featured at what used to be a courthouse. The museums offer articles, artifacts, and photos from crime organizations from across The United States.
Fans of retro gaming culture who visit Las Vegas will love the Pinball Museum. The Pinball Hall of Fame features over 200 pinball machines. There are machines from several decades. Most of the pinball machines are vintage, and there are several rare pinball machines that guests can view. Guest is allowed to play and interact with the machines.
Wine Tasting: Las Vegas is home to very few wineries, but there are two located not far from Las Vegas. The Pahrump Valley Winery and The Sanders Family winery are great options to taste wine grown in the State of Nevada. Wine tasting, restaurants, and gift shops are offered. These wineries offer wine enthusiasts nontraditional views as they are both located in the desert. True to Las Vegas culture, the wineries also offer live shows and concerts.
Visit an Animal Sanctuary: The Lion Habitat Ranch is an African Animal Sanctuary located off the Las Vegas strip. Guest can find Lions, giraffes, and birds. This family-friendly attraction host several unique experiences where guest can come into close contact with the animals. There is also a unique dining experience where guests enjoy a meal while being surrounded by lions.
Las Vegas might not have the reputation of being a destination for nature enthusiasts, but there are several recreational parks to explore. Spring Mountains National Recreational Area is located just off the strip and is perfect for many outdoor activities. Hiking, horseback riding, and picnicking are just a few activities that guests can enjoy. There are also planned outdoor activities such as yoga hosted on certain days. This recreational area does cost. The entry fee is $10.00 per person.
Las Vegas is a large and diverse city that hosts thousands of entertainment events. There is an event or activity for all ages and interests.