7levin
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January 25th, 2020 at 10:51:06 AM permalink
Hey,

I'm planning to visit a friend in Vegas for a week but I'm def not the gambling type and I've been wondering what cool places to visit during the day. I'll check out a couple of car museums and what else would you recommend? First time in Nevada!

Thanks!
TigerWu
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January 25th, 2020 at 11:05:59 AM permalink
Pinball Hall of Fame. And lots of cool shopping. Even just window shopping in Vegas is fun.
TDVegas
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January 25th, 2020 at 11:40:13 AM permalink
Quote: 7levin

Hey,

I'm planning to visit a friend in Vegas for a week but I'm def not the gambling type and I've been wondering what cool places to visit during the day. I'll check out a couple of car museums and what else would you recommend? First time in Nevada!

Thanks!


Boulder Dam and Lake Mead
If a hiker...do the Railroad trail and tunnels
Boulder City Brewery for a bite afterwards
Red Rock Canyon
Valley of Fire
Mustang museum
Downtown Fremont Street
Cirque shows are awesome
Rent an exotic car
Bellagio conservatory
Bellagio fountains
Just a walk up and down the strip is good
Forum shops at Caesars
Luxor is just plain cool to see inside and out
Golden Knights game
Have a beer and pretzel at BeerHaus outside NYNY.
Outlet malls north or south.

If more time, a trip to Death Valley or Zion.
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January 25th, 2020 at 12:53:34 PM permalink
The Mob Museum. Make sure you hit the speakeasy in the basement.
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aceofspades
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January 25th, 2020 at 1:21:06 PM permalink
Neon Museum
Mob Museum
Pinball Hall of Fame
High Roller
Cirque du Soleil shows
People watching on the Strip
People watching on Fremont
Fremont Street Experience
Eiffel Tower light show
Bellagio fountains
Bellagio conservatory
Fall of Atlantis (inside the Forum Shops)
Mandalay Bay aquarium
Dolphins/tigers at Mirage
TigerWu
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January 25th, 2020 at 3:44:17 PM permalink
Even if you're not the gambling type you can still hit up the casinos for free lessons. Might be kind of fun just learning how everything works.
DRich
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January 25th, 2020 at 3:51:13 PM permalink
Get a hooker.
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Gialmere
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January 25th, 2020 at 6:52:07 PM permalink
I see two recommends for the Fremont Street Experience. Have any of you locals checked it out since the renovation? Is it worth seeing again with the upgrades or is it just the same old, same old?
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
FleaStiff
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January 25th, 2020 at 6:59:12 PM permalink
Quote: 7levin

I'm planning to visit a friend in Vegas for a week but I'm def not the gambling type

Become the gambling type! Win enough at the casinos to buy your own car museum. Its a bit dated now but Mary Carpenter of Earth Magazine wrote a few articles on unique geology sites within a day's trip of Vegas and free campgrounds nearby.
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January 25th, 2020 at 8:17:59 PM permalink
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I see two recommends for the Fremont Street Experience. Have any of you locals checked it out since the renovation? Is it worth seeing again with the upgrades or is it just the same old, same old?



I was just there a few weeks ago. It’s like going from an Atari 2600 to a 5200. Meh.

Meanwhile, the area under the canopy continues to decline as the costumed bums per square foot continues to grow.
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Ayecarumba
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January 25th, 2020 at 8:25:27 PM permalink
If you’ve got money to burn, shoot some automatic weapons. Is the “Rent a Steamshovel” attraction still open?

Visit the Pawn Stars shop.

Great golf courses all over the place.

Take the dam tour.
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smoothgrh
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January 25th, 2020 at 8:32:14 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I was just there a few weeks ago. It’s like going from an Atari 2600 to a 5200. Meh.



Retro games represent, yo!

I don't think anybody has mentioned all the great food choices to explore in Las Vegas!

Oh MAN—Future Stars of Wrestling is going on at Sam's Town AT THIS VERY MINUTE!!!

You can attend an auction.

I used to take family and friends to the Ethel M chocolate factory and cactus garden.

And of course, the aforementioned—near and dear to my heart—Pinball Hall of Fame!
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