mushroom clouds in the sky, you can visit the Atomic Testing Museum
which carries artifacts like pieces of the Berlin Wall, the World
Trade Centers (though we’re not sure where the atomic connection
lies here), artifacts from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. You
can also view presentations concerning the atomic bomb and the
Nevada Test Site.
If fine art is your think, than the Bellagio
Gallery of Fine Art is the place to go, featuring several pieces by
some of the world’s most influential artists.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is fun for all ages. Here
you will find interactive exhibits displaying the wildlife from past
to present, with a focus on educating everyone on the importance of
wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.
The Nevada State Museum & Historical Society contains all types
of prehistoric fossils, and imparts and understanding of the nature
surrounding Southern Nevada and its relationship to the surrounding
If you are curious about Native culture in the area, than the
Barrick Natural History Museum is just the thing. Learn how Southern
Paiute tribes and Navajo survived, and even thrived in the
relentless desert environment.
If you like to gamble, you’re in the right place, but if the
shoulder to shoulder, loud revelry of Downtown and the Strip get to
be too much, check out some of the local spots like Station Casinos,
Sam’s Town, Texas, and others around Las Vegas. These usually cater
to an older crowed, with less noise, lower limits, and less
Shows in Vegas are for everyone, well mostly. Some of the more
popular shows for the older crowed include O at Bellagio, Viva Elvis
in City Center, the comedy of Rita Rudner, Mystere at TI, Phantom at
the Venetian, and Blue Man Group in Luxor. Downtown is a great area
for entertainment, come on a busy weekend or especially the first
Friday of any month (called First Friday) and you are going to be
basically surrounded by noisy, often quite drunken youth. For most
of the year though, Downtown can be very relaxing, with tons to do
and lower prices than the strip. Of course while there you will have
to check out the Fremont Street Experience and Viva Vision.
Also check out our list of free shows in the
Free Stuff to
Do in Las Vegas section.