Tourists and locals alike flock to Vegas for the occasional gaming—your favorite games of poker, blackjack, baccarat, roulette or slots just isn’t the same if not played within the corners of the Sin City. The allure of this city in Nevada is not limited to high risk amusements; those who are used to luxurious living seek out the posh hotels that present deluxe services and out-of-this-world offerings. The lengths that hotel and casino establishments go through in order to please their patrons are short of flabbergasting. For instance, did you know that the ARIA Las Vegas is home to Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana, aside from the exceptional dining experiences and non-stop relaxation features? How’s that for indoor entertainment?
However, we have to put aside the misconception that the sole thing offered by Vegas is entertainment through gambling. There are actually places which you can visit, where you can have an equally marvelous time. Check out some of these museums and see for yourself:
The Mob Museum
Address: 300 E. Stewart Ave., Las Vegas, NV
Also known as the National Museum of Organized Crime and Enforcement, the place showcases relics by collectors of memorabilia. Designers of the museum made it a point that displays are interactive, and pop culture is also exhibited. There’s even a replica of an electric chair. The second storey is a makeshift courtroom, with a career memorabilia of Oscar Goodman, previously hailed as Defender of the Year.
Atomic Testing Museum
Address: 755 East Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
This museum will take you back to Nevada’s nuclear experimentation history, including experiments in the BERN tower. Nuclear energy as presented by the museum will pique your interest, and will have you wanting to learn more. There are also interactive media offered here, such as the Geiger counter which can be swiped with an arm, and a nuclear warhead which can actually be touched.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Address: 900 N. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV
Phone: (702) 384-3466
Kids and kids at heart will have a grand time in this museum, because there are a lot of rare animals featured here. If you think you’ll only see wild animals on the Discovery Channel or the Animal Planet, you better think again. A tooth of the woolly mammoth as well as the jawbone of a shark is on display. The place gives off a zoo-like feel because of the realistic reproductions of animals, even those which are already extinct. If you’re a lover of marine life, you can feed baby sharks here every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.