Things to do in Las Vegas

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The four-mile-long Strip can easily keep you entertained for days, but there are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas that are away from this central ... Read More

The four-mile-long Strip can easily keep you entertained for days, but there are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas that are away from this central avenue, too. You can mix things up with a hip/historic Downtown jaunt, a food trek to Chinatown, or an adventure in the incredible natural wonders surrounding the Las Vegas Valley.

If you’re looking for what to do in Las Vegas consider checking out a free show: Every big resort has one in its lobby worth seeking out. If you can plan ahead and want a reserved seat, Celine Dion’s at The Colosseum at Caesar’s is a spectacular performance. If you want to get out of town for the day, get some fresh air at Mount Charleston, or Red Rock Canyon. This area is a great spot for horseback riding tours, rock climbing, or hiking, and it's kid-friendly to boot. Plus, the stunning scenery includes ancient Native American petroglyphs.

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    'Akhob' at Louis Vuitton

    The Louis Vuitton store in Crystals is the largest in North America, filled with every Vuitton item you can imagine, plus private lounges, fine jewelry,... Read More

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    Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

    Though few formal art museums exist in Las Vegas, you'll find quite a good one right inside the Bellagio. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts puts on some... Read More

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    Celine Dion

    Celine Dion has performed nearly 1,000 times in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace since it was built for her in 2003, and she puts on one of the most... Read More

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    Discovery Children's Museum

    Among the best additions to the city's burgeoning Downtown area is the three-story Discovery Children’s Museum, full of interactive exhibits for kids... Read More

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    Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour

    You might not expect a masterpiece of desert conservation education to exist in, of all places, a chocolate factory, but that's what you'll find at... Read More

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    Exotics Racing

    Strictly for speed demons, Exotics Racing lets would-be racecar drivers pick from among 50 exotic cars, including a Ferrari 458 Italia or a Lamborghini... Read More

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    Las Vegas Springs Preserve

    Just a 15-minute drive west of the Strip is Las Vegas Springs Preserve, the 180-acre, $250-million preserve Las Vegans consider their Central Park.... Read More

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    Mob Museum

    The former federal courthouse where such landmark hearings as the 1950 Kefauver Hearings on Organized Crime were held is now a museum dedicated to the... Read More

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    Mount Charleston

    One of the most dramatic scene changes in Las Vegas takes place on the road 35 miles northwest of the Strip on Mount Charleston, which rises to an... Read More

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    National Atomic Testing Museum

    Downtown Las Vegas became a tourist draw in the 1950s not only for its nascent nightlife and gambling scene, but also for the spectacular mushroom... Read More

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    Neon Museum

    After years of opening by appointment only and going by the “Neon Boneyard,” this collection of 150 neon signs (the largest in the world) dating from... Read More

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    P3 Studio at The Cosmopolitan

    Since it opened in 2010, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has differentiated itself by investing in cutting edge works of public art, which can be seen all... Read More

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    Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

    Many visitors bypass the club scene altogether in favor of Vegas’s more natural splendors and outdoor pursuits. Just 17 miles west of the Strip, you’ll... Read More

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