Attractions To Do in Las Vegas

Attractions To Do in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has many attractions for vacationing tourists and their families. There are a few locations off the main Las Vegas strip that are definitely worth a visit. Take an afternoon to discover some hidden adventures, including an unusual and educational museum and a nonprofit animal sanctuary. Or enjoy walking through a stunning botanical garden while enjoying free chocolate samples.

Atomic Testing Museum

Spend a few hours learning about the Nevada test site and the history of the atomic bomb in this interactive museum. The Atomic Testing Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. As of September 2009, adult admission is $12, while seniors over 65, military members, students, children ages 7-17 and Nevada residents pay $9. Children under the age of 7 are free.

Atomic Testing Museum
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 794-5161

Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary

The Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary is a nonprofit animal rescue organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for all types of animals. As of September 2009, admission to the sanctuary is $5 for adults and children 12 and up, $1 for children under 12, and $4 for seniors 65-plus and military members. The sanctuary is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors can enjoy the petting zoo featuring llamas and farm animals, a rain forest aviary with tropical birds and various other rescued animals throughout the sprawling park.

Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
8103 Racel St.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
(702) 645-4224

Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Ethel M Chocolate shops can be found in several locations in Las Vegas, including the Fashion Show Mall and McCarran International Airport. The Ethel M Chocolate Factory is located just 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip in Henderson, Nevada. The factory offers self guided tours and chocolate samples from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.daily. This free tour also encompasses the Botanical Cactus Garden, which features more than 300 species of desert plants.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory
2 Cactus Garden Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89014
(888) 627-0990

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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