Things to See in Las Vegas, NV

Things to See in Las Vegas, NV
During a visit to Las Vegas, it is hard to miss the prominent attractions located on the Las Vegas strip. There are also many lesser-known and inexpensive attractions located within a short drive that are definitely worth the trip. When you tire of the bright lights, loud music and large crowds of the tourist areas, try some of these local favorites.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers a 13-mile scenic drive through 197,000 acres of the Mojave desert. Visitors can enjoy picnics, hiking, bicycling and seasonal camping from Sept. 1 to May 31. Information and maps outlining the hiking and bicycling trails are available at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. As of August 2009, daily fees to enter the Conservation Area are $5 per automobile and $2 per motorcycle. Those on foot or bicycle are not charged an entrance fee.

HCR 33 Box 5500
Las Vegas NV 89124


Pinball Hall of Fame

The Pinball Hall of Fame features 4,500 square feet of working pinball machines, including some machines that date back to the 1940s. There is no admission fee, and each game costs 25-50 cents to play. This pinball arcade is owned by a nonprofit corporation, and all proceeds are donated to charity. As of August 2009, operating hours are from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday.

3330 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas NV 89121

Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge

The Silverton Casino Lodge features a large saltwater aquarium containing more than 4,000 fish. Visitors to the Mermaid Restaurant & Lodge can enjoy lunch, dinner or cocktails while enjoying the underwater scenery and the occasional mermaid sighting. The Silverton Mermaids appear inside the aquarium in full costume from 2:15-8:45 p.m. Thursday, 2:15-9:45 p.m Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Sunday.

3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas NV 89139


Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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