The roar of the casinos and the neon-laden nightlife dominate the Vegas headlines, but there are so many other things to discover
By OTS Staff
What are the first things that come to mind when you think about Las Vegas? How about all-you-can-eat buffets, slot machines, and bright lights? It isn’t just casinos, showgirls, and abundant food and drinks that make Vegas so magical. Just travel off The Strip and you’ll discover so much more.
We are going to share with you seven iconic sites/activities that you can enjoy with your friends, family, and even children.
The heart of downtown Las Vegas is Fremont Street, also known as ‘Glitter Gulch’. Other than The Las Vegas Strip, it is the most famous street in the Las Vegas Valley and Nevada. The western end of Fremont Street has been frequently featured in television shows and movies portraying Las Vegas prior to the construction of the Fremont Street Experience.
There are many experiences and attractions along Fremont Street. You’ll find casinos, live music, ziplines, and laser shows, thanks to the LED-lit canopy. This amazing experience is just seven miles from The Strip.
The Mob Museum
It’s like stepping back in time into the seedy underbelly of Vegas at The Mob Museum. You can explore both sides of the battle – the law and The Mob – at this interactive downtown museum. You’ll learn about the history of organized crime, from the mob’s birth to today’s headlines.
A bold and authentic view of organized crime from vintage Las Vegas to the back alleys of American cities can be found at the Mob Museum! Throughout the Museum’s many multisensory exhibits, artifacts, and immersive storylines, The Mob truly comes to life.
Drive an Iconic Car at Exotics Racing
Ever dreamed of being behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or even an Aston Martin? Dream no more! Choose one of the most exotic cars in the world from the vast fleet of exotic vehicles offered by Exotics Racing. There are more than 50 exotic cars and 25 go-karts available at Exotics Racing.
With a 1,800 foot straightaway and seven turns, the 1.2-mile racetrack allows you to reach speeds of up to 130 mph.
Enjoy the Sites of Neon Boneyard
The Neon Museum houses over 200 of Las Vegas’s famous neon signs, a historic collection of the city’s iconic signage. In 1998, the Neon Museum was founded as a non-profit 501 organization dedicated to preserving neon signs.
Explore the Neon Boneyard on a guided tour to discover their story and the city’s rich history. Daily tours are offered seven days a week.
The One and Only SkyZone
This indoor trampoline park in Las Vegas is the first of its kind in the world, and it’s perfect for families, groups, and birthdays. The Strip is only five miles away from this park. Special socks, as well as shirts, are required in order for you to jump. This will help keep you safe during your jumping adventures.
SkyZone offers Open Jumping, a Foam Zone, and Ultimate Dodgeball. Who wouldn’t want to play dodgeball whilst on a trampoline, and even ‘SkySlam’ which is trampoline basketball!
Indulge in the Arts at First Friday
Artisans and artists from across Las Vegas gather each month to share their work on the first Friday. Enjoy visual and performing arts, live music, and delicious food only five miles from The Strip. Witnessing artists from diverse artistic backgrounds come together in Las Vegas to create an evening of masterworks and melodies, it feels like you are in a movie.
Explore the Wetlands
Are you looking for a day out in the sun? Want to become one with nature? Learn about the wildlife and ecology of the Las Vegas Wash as you explore the lush habitats of over 300 species of plants and animals at the Clark County Wetlands Park. Only 10 miles off The Strip, this park offers guided discovery walks, family activities, and more.