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Historical sites to see in LV

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Historical sites to see in LV

Does anyone know if there are any historical sites left in and around Las Vegas? Ghost towns, old landmarks, Celebrity homes etc.? We'd like to see something other than the strip this time around. Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Historical sites to see in LV

I believe Springs Preserve has the old trails to water from the early settlers there. If you are into history the Atomic Test Museum is not far from the strip. There are 2/1 or other discounts available for the Atomic if you search around, Groupon has it once in awhile. Springs Preserve also has museums on the property.

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2. Re: Historical sites to see in LV

every CET property aside from Caesars.

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3. Re: Historical sites to see in LV

Flamingo is the oldest property on The Strip. Golden Gate is the oldest casino in Las Vegas. Mob Museum. Wayne Newton used to live at Pecos and Sunset at the Shenandoah, he has since moved.

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4. Re: Historical sites to see in LV

The Neon Museum would be worth a look.

Out near Beatty is the ghost town of Rhyolite. Nelson, over near Boulder City is an old mining town with tours. In Goodsprings is one of the oldest bars in Nevada,an old stamped steel Sears Roebuck building with wooden floors.

Hoover Dam is historic. There is even a WWII bunker on the hill.

If you want to do a driving loop, you can head to the dam, over to the mining town of Chloride, onto Kingman, where you catch old Route 66 into the old mining town ofOatman. Then return to Vegas via Laughlin.

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5. Re: Historical sites to see in LV

Shenandoah: Celebrity home, old landmark, and ghost town all wrapped into one.

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We're planning to see the Mormon fort when we visit later this year.

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Big recommendation for the Atomic Testing Museum.

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8. Re: Historical sites to see in LV

You can find this out in front of the Golden Gate. Takes all of 30 seconds...


But now that you've seen it, I guess there's no reason to check it out in person. LOL!

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9. Re: Historical sites to see in LV

Clark County Heritage Museum

Lots of history, artifacts and historical buildings on site and it's only $1-$2 entry fee


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10. Re: Historical sites to see in LV

The Atomic Testing Museum does a great job of covering that aspects of Nevada's history quite well. I really enjoyed it!

The Mob Museum also does a great job of covering the history of the Mob (with special attention given to its role in Vegas). Lots of interactive and interesting displays. I highly recommend it!

The Neon Museum also looks really interesting, but I have not yet been able to visit. It's on my list for nwxt time!