Nevada

Things to do in Nevada

The impressive National Automobile Museumfeatures a 1936 Mercedes-Benz Roadster worth more than $3 million.

Brace Yourself: Not all the scariest rides are roller coasters, a fact that everyone who has been to the top of the Space Needle-like Stratosphere hotel in Vegas knows only too well.

Located in Primm, Nevada, 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, this miniature Wild West—themed amusement park is ideal for those who haven’t quite reached the gambling age.

All the drama one might expect from Steve Wynn is here: velvet walls, alligator-embossed leather booths, and a 95-foot waterfall cascading into a pool topped by a dance floor that cantilevers over the water.

The delightfully kitschy, 472-room resort has packed in the waterfalls, gardens, and pools to help you forget you’re in the middle of the desert. You won’t forget completely, but the place is a bargain.

This vintage shop, in downtown’s arts district, has a compelling array of classic 1960’s and 70’s furniture, including sofas by Paul Evans and Milo Baughman.

Leaving the buzz of the Strip behind, visitors to the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara discover an exotic space adorned with terra cotta hues, pointed dome-shaped doorways, geometric tiled floors, and lush palm trees.

This Vegas outpost of the New York chocolatier offers nine cocoa drinks; the Suckao is a shot of pure chocolate warmed by a flickering tea light.

Known worldwide for its strikingly lifelike wax figures, Madame Tussauds has grown into an international phenomenon in the 200 years since its namesake first learned the art of making wax duplicates.

Open during peak pool hours (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), this outdoor bar specializes in creative cocktails made with fresh juices and homemade mixes.

Open since New Year’s Eve 2004, Pure is approaching icon status. The interiors of the bi-level club range from the stark white main room to the extravagant Red Room, with its own private bar and immense chandeliers.

Take a cruise of the Colorado River on one of two boats tricked out to look like old-time paddle-wheel steamers.

Qua Baths & Spa at Caesar's Palace takes a unique perspective on the spa concept by drawing on Roman traditions that emphasize social interaction and the restorative power of water.