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Non-casino activities in Las Vegas

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Non-casino activities in Las Vegas

We will be staying on the Strip for 4 days in May and would like to experience the best of Vegas without the casinos. We will have a rental car and would also like to see the natural beauty of the surrounding area with some day trips. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Non-casino activities in Las Vegas

Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam...those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

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2. Re: Non-casino activities in Las Vegas

" Non-casino activities in Las Vegas "

90% of LV is non casino related.

Laughlin

Valley of Fire

Route 66

Oatman Arizona

Death Valley

Mt Charlestown

Sturgeon Bay...
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3. Re: Non-casino activities in Las Vegas

Do you mean actually in Las Vegas or the surrounding areas? So far it looks like the answers are all for out of Las Vegas.

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There's lots to do just outside Vegas. There's a fantastic raft tour that goes from below Hoover Dam to Willow Beach (they pick you up at the Hacienda and take you down to the pick up point below the dam). You get to see the black canyon and occasionally some big horn sheep and other wildlife. Once you arrive at Willow Beach, a bus picks you up and returns you to either the Hacienda or your hotel in Vegas. I highly recommend taking this tour. You can also rent boats, kayaks, etc., in many locations on Lake Mead or Mohave.

If you like hiking, there are lots of trails though I caution doing this in May if you're not used to the heat. White Rock canyon, Gold Strike Canyon are all fun hikes and reasonably close to Vegas (and Hoover Dam if you choose to visit it). I've not hiked the red rock area yet but have heard good things about it.

Good luck! Stay safe and if you do venture out, hydrate well.

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Try this link. There are many different categories to choose from:

http://www.vegas.com/traveltips/

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6. Re: Non-casino activities in Las Vegas

Things to do in Vegas include:

Bellagio Fountains and conservatory

Venetian gondola ride and canal shops

Rides on top of the Stratosphere

Some of the best food and shows in the world

Secret Garden at the Mirage

And that is just a small number of things to do on the strip

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7. Re: Non-casino activities in Las Vegas

EAT... food is the number one non gaming/drinking pastime.... hit Studio B buffet at the M Resort...

Neon Museum North of Downtown on Las Vegas Blvd.

Mob Museum... downtown.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum 900 N Las Vegas Blvd.

Nevada State Railroad Museum 600 Yucca St Boulder City.

Helicopter Tour of Hoover Dam departs from Hacienda Hotel and Casino in Boulder City or McCarran.

Understand that the principal reason for Las Vegas to even BE a city aside from the Federal Government is Gaming.... that is the point of the place.

When people say 90% of what happens in Vegas isn't gaming... that's not exactly true. There would be no reason for the place to exist except to house Area 51 workers and military people without it.

Take a serious look at the total square foot area in Nevada dedicated to gaming..... After housing, and lodging the potential gamer, gaming itself is the number three use of indoor floor space.

In most other cities shopping malls are number 2 and sports arenas number 3.

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