Everyone knows Las Vegas for being the entertainment capital of the world and we have the activities, gaming, adult entertainment venues and world class performers to back it up. But Las Vegas is more than that. From local book clubs to water parks, music and art festivals, boating, fishing, snow sports, sightseeing and so much more, you are sure to find why so many people continue to grow in this city in the desert.
Brilliance All Year Round
One of the most awe inspiring sights in Las Vegas, and one that is free every day of the year, is the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio. Considered one of the most detail oriented displays of nature, this astounding site changes frequently to coincide with holidays, events and seasons. It’s unrivaled beauty attracts tourists from around the world to view the latest scene.
The Smith Center offers world-class performing arts providing the best of class in a wide range of events and shows. This celebration of culture and artistic excellence places Las Vegas and Southern Nevada on the international stage. Offering education and culture from around the world in a way that is truly unique. Information on upcoming performances can be found at www.TheSmithCenter.com.
The Atomic Testing Museum
While the majority of Nevada consists of residents living Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Lake Tahoe, the rest of the state is widely owned by the United States government, and what exactly are they doing with all that desert? For the most part military installations, training, and testing is performed in the desert. The Nevada Test Site was established as a place to test atomic weapons in the 1950’s and in the 40 year run of the site over 900 tests were performed either above or below ground. Today the site is abandoned, but the Atomic Testing Museum chronicles the history of the atomic bomb along with cultural and world events coinciding with these tests.
Neon Museum Boneyard
What happens to all the discarded neon signs from the Las Vegas skyline? A chronicle of Las Vegas history is easily seen at this museum where over 150 signs stretch across the acreage. From the genie lamp that once was the Aladdin to the skull that belonged to Treasure Island, these once illuminated lights tell the story of the neverending expansion of Las Vegas. Reserve your spot at least a week in advance as tours frequently sell out and walk-ins and same day appointments will likely not be honored.