For many travelers, Las Vegas is one of the places that they must see at least once in their lifetimes. The light displays along the Vegas Strip and Fremont Street are unmatched anywhere in the world. However, as the city’s main attraction has traditionally been its casinos, non-gamblers are often left wondering what other things there are to do there.
However, they have plenty of options outside of the casinos. Las Vegas offers other attractions that include amusement park rides, museums, aquariums, shopping centers, and the opportunity to drive exotic cars.
The amusement park rides include the Big Apple Roller Coaster on the Strip in front of New York New York along with multiple roller coasters at the Stratosphere tower. The Adventuredome is an indoor amusement park at Circus Circus that offers many more rides. As suggested by its name, Circus Circus also offers a circus year-round.
Las Vegas also offers a number of museums, including the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and the Discovery Children’s Museum. A couple of the more unusual ones are the Neon Museum, which displays some of the neon signs that used to hang along the Strip, and the Mob Museum, which documents the history of organized crime in the US.
Even though the city zoo closed in 2013, Las Vegas still offers the chance to see exotic animals as there are a number of aquariums there. SeaQuest has an aquarium along with a petting zoo featuring animals from around the world. Additional aquariums in Las Vegas are the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and the Aquarium Las Vegas at the Mirage.
People who are looking for a shopping experience can find multiple options along the Strip. There are shopping malls at Caesar’s Palace, The Venetian, and the Palazzo. Other shopping malls along the Strip include the Fashion Show Mall and Crystals at CityCenter.
If you have always wanted to drive a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or any other type of exotic car, you can do it in Las Vegas. Exoticsracing.com offers the chance to drive these vehicles at the 1.5 mile long racetrack at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where you can drive at speeds of 140 mph. It’s also affordable for such an experience, as five laps in a Ferrari only costs about $300, with the other car models going for a similar rate. There are also packages available if you’d like to try driving multiple makes of exotic car.
Anybody who isn’t into gambling still has plenty of reasons to visit Las Vegas. The variety of attractions has something to offer just about everyone, and will provide memories which will be fondly remembered in many years to come.