Just about everyone knows that Las Vegas is the place to go for gambling, elaborate shows, and indulging one’s wild side, but the city also has a propensity for the unusual, with plenty of unique things about it. If you buy one of the Las Vegas houses for sale, you’re unlikely to be disappointed with entertainment and attractions going far beyond those big casino resorts.
Just 45 Minutes Away You Can Enjoy Cool, Lush Mountain Scenery
Mount Charleston AKA, the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, offers the chance to escape the heat and the crowds just a 45-minute drive from the city. It’s a totally different world, home to Mount Charleston, which soars to nearly 12,000 feet at its highest point. You’ll enjoy cool breezes, fresh mountain air, and breathtaking scenic beauty. Two of the most popular half-day hikes include Cathedral Rock, which offers fantastic views, and Big Falls, a trek that leads to a 100-foot-high waterfall. Along the way, you spot wild burros, deer, and desert tortoises. If you’re up for a longer challenge, wild horses might be seen on the 10-mile Bonanza Peak trail.
The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum is a one-of-a-kind, dedicated to preserving the city’s most iconic art form, neon signs, featuring signs from the old casinos and other businesses. It includes an outdoor exhibition space called the Neon Boneyard Main Collection and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, which expands on the other. The Main Collection showcases over 200 unrestored signs that are illuminated with ground lighting at sunset. It’s a popular spot among engaged couples for photos and Instagrammers.
Fremont Street Experience
The only place you can see the world’s largest video screen is in Vegas. Viva Vision is made up of over 12 million LEDs suspended 90 feet above the Fremont Street Experience, which takes up five of the westernmost blocks on Fremont Street. Every night the sound and light show is displayed for pedestrians on the promenade below, who can also enjoy riding an 850-foot-long zipline called SlotZilla, and taking part in an immersive zombie-themed attraction called Fear the Walking Dead Survival.
The Mob Museum
The only museum of its kind in the country, the “Mob” Museum, officially the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, reveals how organized crime has impacted law enforcement, especially in Las Vegas. Visitors can take a self-guided tour through three floors, viewing items like bullet fragments and a piece of the wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre as well as displays like a sound booth playing the real-life stories of La Cosa Nostra.
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
“Avengers” fans won’t want to miss this exhibit at Treasure Island, which offers interactive experiences with the Marvel Avengers characters. It’s part memorabilia museum, part whole body, multi-room video game, where you can train to be an agent through access to things like a mobile training device and intelligence files. It features originals from the movies, like Iron Man’s suit, Black Widow’s weapons and armor, and Captain America’s uniform.