Lives in Wheaton, IL
Since Sep 2007
65+ year old female
Geologic Formations, National Parks, State Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Canyons
Gift & Speciality Shops
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Bridges, Canyons
Natural History Museums
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, State Parks
Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Speciality Museums, History Museums
Nature & Wildlife Areas
If you grew up loving pinball machines, you must include a visit to this 'museum'. I've never seen so many pinball machines in one place! There are machines dating back as early as the 1940's. All are in working order, and they don't charge outrageous prices for you to play.
If you are looking for a feel of the beautiful west within half an hour's drive of Las Vegas this is the place. Beautiful scenery along a nice drive, and hiking of all levels for those who have the time and interest. Recently they have updated the visitor center, so it is worth a stop there even if you only have time to drive the loop and see the sights.
If you like the show you will enjoy a short stop here. It won't take long to see it all, but it is fun to see the shop, and if you are lucky you may see some of the television stars working on restorations.
If you want a quiet, romantic dinner, go elsewhere. If you want to experience a lively, traditional, old school Italian restaurant that has been here for years this is the place.
If you have never been to Hoover Dam, it is definitely worth the trip down here to see this man-made wonder.
Visiting Las Vegas when it is 110 degrees and longing for a cool breeze? Looking for a nice hike in the mountains that look nothing like the desert down below? You will love a visit to Mount Charleston.
This might be a place you would want to bring your children if they are interested in seeing a lot of animals (albeit of the stuffed variety).
Who would think to look for this type of museum in Las Vegas? It is definitely worth a trip if you are interested in the development and deployment of the atom bombs. Of particular interest to Baby Boomers and older, it is a good history lesson for younger people as well.
There was a time when Las Vegas was not one casino after another. Learn some history of what came before Bugsy Siegel.
A little slice of gardening heaven right in the heart of a Las Vegas neighborhood. If you enjoy plants, and walking around, then this is a nice change of pace for an hour or two.
Near Red Rock Canyon, this is a great side trip before heading back to your hotel on the Strip. A little bit of history, and some nice outside scenery.
Fairly recently relocated, this fine museum is now a part of the Springs Preserve (separate admission). You can make a nice afternoon of it by doing both.
If you like the show, you have to stop and see this place! Don't get your hopes up that you will see any of the stars of the show - it seems they rarely show up anymore. But it is fun nonetheless to see where it all began.
Most of this refuge is accessible only to well-equipped off-road vehicles, and that is not an exaggeration. It is still worth the drive out, though, as there is a nice path outside the newly renovated visitor center which is great. Currently you need to drive two miles on an unpaved road to get there, but they told us that will be paved sometime in the near future. Unless it has recently rained a lot, any vehicle can make the drive to the visitor center without issues.