Other Sights Around Las Vegas
Other Sights Around Las Vegas

Additional Sights In Las Vegas:

There are a bunch of things to do in Vegas just off the Strip that most tourists never even hear of.

Prioritizing Your Time:

Most of the sights on this list are pretty awesome, but they are often overlooked by the tourists who never leave the casinos.  We suggest working a couple of these stops into your visit to help mix your trip up a little.

Transportation Tips:

All of these sights are very easy to get to by car or local bus.  On the interactive map we made, we have included the main bus lines you need to know about to help make it easy.  The two main ones are going to be the Deuce and the SDX Express, but every stop has a bus line going by it.  The last thing you want to do is end up walking a couple miles more than you need to in the desert heat.  Use the buses.

Other Top Sights Around Las Vegas:

1. Neon Museum:

About The Neon Museum: Neon lights and signs have been some of the most iconic aspects of Las Vegas since the first one was installed here back in 1929.  Over time casinos and properties have come and gone, but luckily many of the most famous signs have been preserved in an open-air museum called the Neon Boneyard.  Located close to old Downtown Las Vegas the museum is interesting and offers some of the best photo opportunities in Las Vegas.

Read More: Downtown Vegas Walking Tour.

2. Grand Canyon Helicopters Tours:

About The Grand Canyon Helicopters Tours: There are 2 main helicopter tour companies near the airport www.grandcanyonhelicopter.com & www.sundancehelicopters.com.  There is also a small plane tour which is cheaper, but the helicopter gives you a lot better viewing.  Our favorite option is to take the tour that lands inside the canyon for the ultimate experience.

3. Richard Petty Driving Experience (Las Vegas Speedway):

About The Richard Petty Driving Experience: NASCAR racing is huge in Las Vegas, and what better way to experience it than to get behind the wheel yourself?  Located at the Las Vegas Speedway, the Richard Petty driving school is a sure-fire adrenaline rush.  You can choose to either be a passenger with a professional driver or take control and drive the race car on the highly banked corners.  This adventure is definitely worth saving up the money for.  Company Website: (HERE).

4. National Atomic Testing Museum:

About The National Atomic Testing Museum: At the National Atomic Testing Museum you’ll not only learn about the development of nuclear weapons but will also dive deep into the culture it shaped. The Museum has an underground testing bunker, a b53 nuclear bomb, nuclear testing tower, and chunks of coal looking material from an explosion in Russia.  The coal-like material is a mystery that has led to a lot of alien theories as the material is nuclear and made up of manufactured materials we don’t have on Earth.  Many believe this explosion has what was left from a spacecraft crash.  Other alien exhibits cover Area 51 and the famous sighting on Coney Island.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-5pm.  Cost: Museum is $14 for Adults; $20 with Area 51 Exhibit; Discounts for Kids, Seniors, and Military.  Location: 755 E Flamingo Road.  Museum Website: (HERE).

5. Reality TV Show Spots (Various Locations):

About The Reality TV Show Locations: From Pawn Stars to Counts Kustoms and Rick’s Restorations the History Channel has had a ton of famous shows based on local businesses.  At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, don’t expect to actually run into the stars themselves, but a stop is well worth it for any hard core fan.  Even before the show Pawn Stars, the shop was already the most famous pawn shop in town.

Pawn Shop Address713 Las Vegas Boulevard South.  Store Website: (HERE).

6. Dig This:

About Dig This: If you really want to flex your muscle, then head out to the always fun Dig This attraction.  It’s like an adult playground where you get to drive huge machines and bulldozers while pushing stuff around.   Dig holes and push boulders, it’s all a great time.  Official Website: (HERE).

7. Premium Outlets North:

About Premium Outlets North: While there is a ton of shopping to be had on the core of the Las Vegas strip, the outlet mall is where you’ll find the best deals.  It is easy to get to by taxi or bus and has different stuff in stock than other outlet stores around the country.

8. The Hofbrauhaus:

About The Hofbrauhaus: Located just east of the strip, this Is a very fun place to party. On your way there make sure to get a taste of Germany across the street from the Hard Rock in the famous Bavarian beer hall Hofbräuhaus.  At Hofbräuhaus you will experience live German music, great food, and huge glasses of imported Bavarian beer.

9. Pinball Hall of Fame:

About The Pinball Hall of Fame: Old school arcade filled with pinball machines.  Official Website: (HERE).

10. Little White Wedding Chapel:

About The Little White Wedding Chapel: Yeah, visits to the wedding chapels just seem to kind of happen in Vegas on a whim. The most popular chapel is the Little White Wedding Chapel across the road from the Stratosphere. It is home of the Tunnel of Love, which is the first drive up marriage window, but there are 4 other chapels to chose from there. The chapel also happens to be where Britney Spears tied the knot for an entire 55 hours in 2004. Did we mention that you can be married by Elvis while in a pink Cadillac here?

Address1301 South Las Vegas Boulevard.  Hours24/7.  Chapel Website: (HERE).

11. First Friday Art Show:

About The First Friday Art Show: The 1st Friday of each month Downtown Las Vegas has a cool art festival featuring local artists.  Artists set up stands along Casino Center Rd from Charleston to Colorado.  It is a great free event.  Art Show Website: (HERE).

12. Indoor Skydiving:

About Indoor Skydiving: Tons of fun and the closest thing to real skydiving. Location: Next to Encore, Corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Convention Center Dr. Cost: 1 flight $75, 2nd flight same day $40.  Company Website: (HERE)

13. The Palms Casino:

About The Palms Casino: Best place off of The Strip as it has four of the tops places to check out at night in Vegas. This Palms also has a series of over-the-top fantasy suites that will blow you away.