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100 things to do in Las Vegas that don’t involve gambling
- 100 things to do in Las Vegas that don’t involve gambling
- Part 1: Things to do on the strip
- Part 2: Things to do a taxi ride away
- Attractions & Shows
- 53) Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
- 54) Downtown Container Park
- 55) Freemont Street Experience
- 56) Visit the Berlin Wall urinal at Main Street Station
- 57) See the Hand of Faith at Golden Nugget hotel
- 58) Visit the Mob Museum
- 59) Take a tour of the Neon Museum
- 60) Las Vegas Natural History Museum
- 61) Springs Preserve
- 62) The National Atomic Testing Museum
- 63) Pinball Hall of Fame
- 64) See Penn & Teller at the Rio Hotel
- 65) Play Topgolf at MGM Grand
- 66) Take a Hog Car tour of the Las Vegas Strip
- 67) Play KISS themed mini golf at the Rio Hotel
- 68) Swim with sharks at the Golden Nugget
- Adrenaline fuelled fun
Part 1: Things to do on the strip
All you can eat
51) Grab an all you can eat buffet
You cannot go to Vegas and not experience an all you can eat buffet! They can be quite pricey so make sure you eat your moneys worth. Check out this list of the top 10 buffets in Vegas.
52) Visit M&M World
Located next to the MGM, M&M’s World is four floors of chocolate heaven. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or just love the characters there is something for everyone.
Daily 9am – 12am
Part 2: Things to do a taxi ride away
Attractions & Shows
53) Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
Take a visit to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and have a nose around. Make sure you leave yourself time to check out Rick Harrison’s Pawn Plaza shopping center just next door, featuring shops, dining and nightlife.
Daily 9am – 9pm (closed Christmas & Thanksgiving)
54) Downtown Container Park
Experience an open-air shopping center filled with boutique retail shops, unique restaurants, and live entertainment for the whole family. Created from repurposed shipping containers and locally manufactured Xtreme Cubes, the stores at Downtown Container Park offer an intimate shopping experience.
Monday-Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Restaurants & Bars
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday- Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
55) Freemont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment district in historic downtown Las Vegas that provides pedestrian access to some of the city’s most iconic casinos, more than 60 restaurants, shops and retail kiosks. The centrepiece is Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen, 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian mall below. There are free light shows every night of the week and an extensive schedule of live concerts and entertainment on three stages.
Light show times:
Viva Vision Light shows last approximately six minutes, and run every hour.
Current time schedule is 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 1am
56) Visit the Berlin Wall urinal at Main Street Station
So you want to see a bit of the Berlin Wall whilst in Las Vegas and maybe pee on it? No problem, just head to the first men’s room off of the main floor of Main Street Station Casino. Ok, you don’t actually pee ON the Wall but you do pee into a urinal attached to it. Ladies want a peek at the wall? Just ask a toilet attendant!
57) See the Hand of Faith at Golden Nugget hotel
Maybe just worth a quick peek, the Hand of Faith is the biggest golden nugget in existence, the second-biggest ever discovered, and the biggest ever found with a metal detector.
58) Visit the Mob Museum
The Mob Museum provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories. From the birth of the Mob, to today’s headlines. This eye-opening, authentic view of organized crime’s impact on the world reveals an insider’s look at the events and characters of the continuing battle between the Mob and the law.
Prices: $20.95 per person
Opening times: Daily 9am – 9pm
59) Take a tour of the Neon Museum
The two-acre Museum campus includes the adjacent Neon Boneyard Park, the Boneyard itself, which houses more than 200 historic signs, and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which contains approximately 60 additional signs including signs from the Palms Casino Resort, New-New York, Lady Luck and O’Shea’s. As part of our guided tours the signs can be viewed at ground level and up close.
Day tours: $15 to $19
Night tours $22 to $26
Late night tours: $24 to $28
60) Las Vegas Natural History Museum
From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes young and old alike on a learning adventure around the world.
Prices: $12 per adult
Opening times: Daily 9am – 4pm
61) Springs Preserve
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. The Preserve features museums, galleries, outdoor events, a colorful botanical garden and an interpretive trail system through a scenic wetland habitat.
Prices: $18.95 per adult
Opening times: Daily 9am – 5pm
62) The National Atomic Testing Museum
The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is a national science, history and educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site. The Museum uses lessons of the past and present to better understand the extent and effect of nuclear testing on worldwide nuclear deterrence and geo-political history.
Prices: $22 per adult
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
63) Pinball Hall of Fame
The Pinball Hall of Fame is an attempt by the members of the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club to house and display the world’s largest pinball collection, open to the public. Since it is a non-profit museum, older games from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are the prevelant, as this was the ‘heyday’ of pinball. All machines are available for play, so not only can you see them, you can actually play your old favorites.
Prices: FREE to enter, pay to play.
Sunday – Thursday: 11am till 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am till Midnight
64) See Penn & Teller at the Rio Hotel
Known for their outrageous blending of magic and comedy, Penn & Teller’s Las Vegas show skewers traditional hat-and-rabbit magic tricks with provocative, hilarious and often amazing results. Penn & Teller’s live show on any given night can also involve knives, guns, a fire – eating showgirl and a cow. Known as the “Bad Boys of Magic,” for supposedly revealing the secrets to their tricks, they may show you how it´s done, but they still leave you startled.
Prices: from $84.30 plus tax
Show times: Daily 9pm
65) Play Topgolf at MGM Grand
Whether you are a golfer or not everyone can enjoy a night at Topgolf. Food, drink, music and golf makes for a unique night out.
Prices: from $30 – $90 per hour (time dependent)
Opening times: Daily 9am – 2am
66) Take a Hog Car tour of the Las Vegas Strip
Are you ready to ride around the Las Vegas Strip looking bad ass in your very own Pink Hog Car Scooter? Stand out from the crowd as you visit famous Las Vegas sites up, down and around the World Famous Strip!
Prices: from $135 per person
67) Play KISS themed mini golf at the Rio Hotel
KISS by Monster Mini Golf location is a unique 13,000 square-foot “KISS themed” attraction that showcases an indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course filled with state-of-the-art video , design and never-seen-before KISS props.
Prices: $11.95 per person
Opening times: Daily 10am – 12am
68) Swim with sharks at the Golden Nugget
The pool at the Golden Nugget features a 200,000 gallon shark tank aquarium. Slide right through the shark tank on a one-of-a-kind waterslide and experience the thrill of swimming right next to the sharks.
Prices (non hotel guests):
$25 Monday Thru Thursday
$35 Friday Thru Sunday
$50 Holiday Weekends
Opening times: Daily 10am – 6pm
Adrenaline fuelled fun
69) Test your aim at Machine Gun Vegas
Get a firsthand experience with the kind of weapons that are used the world over and in countless movies and games, like the AK-47, M4, Glock, UZI, and Berretta. As one of the of the only shooting ranges in Las Vegas that caters to experienced and first-time shooters, you can always find a package that fits your interest and price point. This isn’t a walk-in gun store or dimly-lit shooting gallery. Machine Guns Vegas is a sensory experience that will rock your thrill index with every shot you take.
Prices: from $110 per person (package dependent)
Opening times: Daily 9am – 6pm
70) Escapology Las Vegas
Las Vegas’ premium real life escape game experience. Play in private teams of 2-6 players in exciting games and search carefully for clues, solve puzzles and try to escape within 60 minutes. Do you have what it takes?
Mon – Thurs: $30 per person
Friday – Sunday: $35 per person
Opening times: Daily 10am – 12am
71) Slotzilla Zip Line
SlotZilla at Fremont Street Experience is a 12-story, slot machine-inspired zip line attraction. There are two ways to fly, the lower “Zipline” and upper “Zoomline.” The Zipline starts off 77 feet up and flyers land halfway down the Fremont Street Experience pedestrian promenade. The Zoomline provides even more thrills by sending flyers “superhero-style”. It takes off more than 10 stories up and whisks flyers all the way down the Fremont Street Experience, to a landing platform at the city’s most historic casino, the Golden Gate.
Zipline: $25 per person
Zoomline: $45 per person
Sun – Thurs: 1pm – 1am
Friday & Saturday: 1pm – 2am
72) Sky Zone Trampoline Park
People need to play. It’s beneficial to mind and body. And staying active doesn’t have to mean a daily ten-mile jog. Whether soaring on the trampolines or ripping through the Warrior Course, your legs and lungs will work hard. But so will your smile muscles.
Temporarily closed for refurbishment
73) Vegas Balloon Rides
Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? Get carried away in a Hot Air Balloon adventure. Float silently in the air with a spectacular bird’s eye view of the gorgeous Red Rock Mountains and the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Mon – Thursday AM: $275 per person
Fri – Sunday AM: $295 per person
74) Dig This
Ever fancied playing on an excavator or a bulldozer? Or maybe crushing a car to your hearts content? Well you can at Dig This! Dig This is America’s first heavy equipment playground where you get to take control of the Bulldozers and Excavators.
Prices: from $169 per person
75) Test your supercar driving skills at Speedvegas
Drive your dream car at Speedvegas. The moment you arrive you’ll know you’ve never experienced anything like it. SPEEDVEGAS brings your driving fantasies to life on the longest and fastest racetrack in Las Vegas.
Prices: from $39 per lap (car dependent)
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