Las Vegas is a city in Nevada that has a lot to offer tourists. Many visitors stick to The Strip where they can hit up casinos, go to world-class restaurants, and even see some really interesting, fun shows. But, many visitors don't even consider the fact that there are a lot of other things to do in Las Vegas.
While there's nothing wrong with going to see a show or trying your luck in the casinos, Las Vegas is a city that has a lot more to offer than just that. Visitors that limit themselves to hanging out on The Strip will be missing out on a lot of the most fun and unique things that they can do in Las Vegas.
To see 10 unique things to do in Sin City, keep reading!
10 The Neon Boneyard
Las Vegas is a city that's known for its bright, neon lights. Every building has a brightly lit up sign that draws in visitors and entices anyone who might pass by. But where do these neon signs that have lit up the Vegas streets go when they're no longer in use?
Since 1996, they've gone to The Neon Boneyard. The Neon Boneyard is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and displaying neon signs that have been used in Las Vegas and are now out of commission. This unique piece of Las Vegas history has hundreds of signs that date all the way back to the 1930s.
9 Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum
Zak Bagans is the host of the TV series Ghost Adventures. Along with the rest of the Ghost Adventures crew, Zak travels around the country to various haunted locations to investigate the spirits and ghosts that call it home.
Whether you're a huge fan of the show or just interested in the paranormal, no visit to Las Vegas could be complete without going to Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum. This museum is a vast collection of various haunted and otherwise spooky items that Zak Bagans has collected over the years.
8 The Simpsons House
This house was built back in 1997 as part of a promotion for the long-running animated series The Simpsons. When it was built, it was painted the same bright, cartoonish colors as the family's home on the show and the inside was staged to look like the house does on the cartoon. But the Las Vegas residents that live in the suburbs with this house weren't very pleased with the idea of the brightly colored home.
It was given away to a contest winner who chose to take the cash prize instead, the house was repainted, and it was sold to a private owner who calls it home now. Still, it's fun to see the outside of the home and see what the Simpson family house would look like if it were real. This house is viewable from the street for anyone passing through Henderson.
7 Flamingo Habitat
The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is an outside attraction that features quite a few different animals. There are, of course, pink flamingos and ducks, pelicans, swans, koi fish, and many other different birds. Visitors are free to walk up and watch them in the habitat or sit down and enjoy a snack from one of the nearby snack shops.
If you need to sit down and relax during your day in Las Vegas, watching these beautiful animals in the tropical habitat that was built for them in the heart of Las Vegas is definitely a good way to do it. There are seating areas for visitors to enjoy themselves and watch the animals for a while.
A few decades ago, vending machines that sold cigarettes were everywhere. As attitudes on smoking started to change, they became banned in many countries and started to decrease in popularity in others. In 1997, an artist bought up several dozen vintage cigarette vending machines and decided to do something unique with them.
His project is called Art-o-mat and there are machines located around the country. Instead of selling cigarettes from these vending machines, they sell pocket-sized art prints from various different artists. The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has six of these machines, all stocked with art prints that cost $5 each.
5 KISS by Monster Mini Golf
KISS is an iconic rock band that has become known for its music and over-the-top stage performances and presence over the years. For fans of rock music or people that just want a really unique experience, going to KISS Monster Mini Golf is a must-do while in Las Vegas.
It's located in the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. This isn't just any mini golf! It's a 14,000 square foot attraction that was custom designed with huge, glow-in-the-dark KISS-themed props. While you play, a live DJ plays KISS' greatest hits and even has trivia contests and games for players to enjoy while they wait their turn while golfing the 18-hole course.
4 Pinball Hall of Fame
Pinball is a game that has been a staple of arcades around the world for decades. There are a ton of different types of themed pinball, each of which has its own unique graphics and sound effects. There are pinball machines dedicated to movies, sports, musicians, and even TV shows.
The Pinball Hall of Fame is located in a Las Vegas suburb and has over 150 different pinball games and dozens of arcade games. For people that are into games or arcades, visiting this location and seeing the vast collection of pinball machines and arcade games is a must while in Vegas.
3 National Atomic Testing Museum
Even though Las Vegas is a really popular place to go see live shows and try your luck in casinos, it's also a city with a really rich history. If you're someone who wants to visit a unique piece of the history of Las Vegas, the National Atomic Testing Museum is a great place to go while in Sin City.
This museum walks visitors through the history of nuclear testing in the United States. Specifically, it shows off the history of the Nevada Test Site as it was used for testing nuclear weapons starting in the 1950s.
2 Evel Pie
Evel Knievel was born in Butte, Montana and became a hugely famous stunt performer and entertainer starting in the 1960s. For people that are familiar with his work, visiting this Las Vegas restaurant is a must.
Evel Pie is a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas that is designed to look like a restaurant straight out of the 1970s, the decade when Evel was at the height of his fame. There's Evel Knievel merchandise all over the place and '70s rock music plays as visitors enjoy craft beer and freshly baked pizza.
1 High Roller
What's the best way to see Las Vegas? How about from over 500 feet above the city? The High Roller is located at The LINQ Hotel and is the tallest observation wheel in the world. This tall Ferris wheel has a large room for visitors to stand, enjoy drinks, and get the best view of Las Vegas that money can buy.
The High Roller gives visitors a 360-degree view of the Las Vegas Strip and a full rotation around the wheel takes half an hour. The cabins have bars in them, meaning that visitors who take a ride on the High Roller can enjoy a drink while they take in the view.