It’s fair to say that you will never get bored if you’re thinking of planning a trip to Las Vegas, USA. With a 4-mile strip filled with the biggest casinos, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and world famous hotels there will never be a dull moment during you’re your stay in Sin City. But with so much to see and do you may overlook some of Nevada’s more obscure offerings so make sure you check out these places below.
1.THE NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM
Whenever you’ve seen old footage of giant mushroom clouds in the sky the chances are you have been watching footage of atomic testing at the Nevada Test Site. Located just north west of Vegas, this famous venue is situated out in the desert and has seen more than 900 nuclear tests in since the 1950’s. The site is an hour’s drive out from the heartland on East Flamingo Road and it’s a great way to absorb some history and even experience a simulation of an above-ground test.
2.BLACK CANYON RAFTING
Located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area close to the strip the Black Canyon is a great place to experience a historic trip down the river. The rafting tour will take you right downstream so you can experience the stunning views around the canyon which have been forged out of millions of years of volcanic activity. Travel along the river and see the world famous Hoover Dam, take in the breath-taking scenery and even enjoy a dip in the hot springs.
3.PINBALL HALL OF FAME & THE NEON MUSEUM
Nevada now offers regulated online roulette if you don’t fancy a night at one of the many casinos on offer. But equally, if you’re not necessarily in the mood to play the live games then you could always take some time out to learn a little more about them. The Pinball Hall of Fame features over 10,000 square feet of wall to wall classic pinball machines whilst The Neon Museum contains a huge collection of old Vegas signs in its “Neon Boneyard”.
4.VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK
The oldest state park in the whole of Nevada is located about 50 miles outside of Vegas but is a definite must-see on your trip to the city of sin. These 42,000 acres of desert scenery and rock formations will certainly inspire you. You can hike, camp or even book yourself an adventure Jeep tour of the area. These special guided, and narrated, tours will take you to all the park’s main landmarks such as the Rainbow Vista, the White Dome, Atlatl Rock and the historic sandstone cabins.