Though Vegas is known for its casinos and nightlife, there are several activities that are culturally enriching, adventurous or just plain fun. As thrilling as it sounds, not every trip to Vegas has to be a rendition of the movie Hangover. Here are 10 things you (probably) didn’t know you could do in Vegas.
Learn how to win. Attend a free gaming lesson at Luxor before betting big. Craps, blackjack, and roulette lessons are offered daily at 12PM in the Dice Pit located near the Casino Cage.
Become a gondolier. Enroll in Gondola University at The Venetian, and in just a few hours, you will learn the “ins and outs” of piloting a gondola. Participants receive a gondola hat and t-shirt, a souvenir photo, and a degree certificate.
Fly through the sky. See Freemont Street Experience from up above with SlotZilla zip line. You can zipline at 77 feet halfway down the pedestrian promenade. Want more of a thrill? Zoomline 114 feet in the air “superhero style” to the historic Golden Gate Casino.
See the light. Meaning “pure water” from Egypt’s Amarna period, Akhob is an art installation by James Turrell located in the Louis Vuitton store. The piece consists of circular openings leading to two large chambers filled with slowly changing, rotating lights. Call for reservations at least one month in advance.
Visit the neon boneyard. The Neon Museum has a two-acre outdoor exhibition space with more than 200 signs, 11 of which are restored. Take an hour long guided tour to learn about the history of the signs and the Strip.
Swim with sharks. Get up close and personal with the king of the sea at the Shark Reef Aquarium in Mandalay Bay. If you’re not dive certified, you can enjoy the fish from outside of the tank.
Watch the Fall of Atlantis. It’s no Cirque du Soleil but there is a display of fire, water, and nine-foot-tall talking statuses. You can see the Fall of Atlantis at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace everyday on the hour from 11:00AM to 10:00PM.
Stop to smell the roses. Each season a team of horticulturalists and designers transform the 14,000 square-foot Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden to showcase the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Bulldoze shit. Play with heavy equipment and blow off some steam at Dig This Vegas. You can move some dirt or crush a car by choosing one of their many experiences.
See some art. The Cosmopolitan houses an Art Collection of hundreds of contemporary art works by established and emerging artists from all over the world. The collection includes large-scale paintings, photography, mixed-media works, and much more.
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