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5 Cool Things to do in Vegas that Don’t Involve Casinos

Las Vegas promises to keep your secrets as you enjoy a good time, but not all the fun is found in the strip bars, raunchy shows and casinos. If you are looking for cool things to do in Las Vegas that don’t involve gambling, drinking or other events that could lead to trouble, there are plenty of things for you to do in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

360-Degree Dining

The slow rotation of the Top of the World Restaurant adds to the delicious food, excellent lunch specials and a spectacular view of the city. Check out what Vegas has to offer as you eat lobster bisque, rack of lamb or the rib-eye steak. Expect to pay a pretty penny for the meal and dress for the occasion, but know that every bite will be worth it.

Manly Toys

Play with the big boys in a sandbox only a man could dream up (though women are more than welcome). The heavy equipment playground, Dig This, lets you move mountains of dirt with bulldozers, excavators and more. Or, you can test out your sharpshooting skills with a rifle, hand gun or machine gun at the firing range.

Wise Guys

Las Vegas Mob  Museum exterior

You might not normally get a kick out of museums, but the local Vegas Mob Museum is really something to experience. From the mob that ruled Vegas to the men and women who brought them down, the museum presents both sides of the story within a historical federal building. This museum tells the secrets that were once so violently protected by the infamous Vegas wise guys and highly sought after by national law enforcement.

Floral Exhibits

Miniature train at Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Las Vegas Nevada

If you appreciate nature and a wallet-friendly adventure, then you will love the Conservatory and Botanical Garden. Stroll through the stunning exhibits for free and enjoy the seasonal displays. The gardens change throughout the year, so if you’ve seen it once, you still should go see it again. Thousands of colorful plants and floral sculptures will have you enthralled for at least part of your day.

The Unsinkable Ship

Once a gem of the United States, the Titanic tragically sunk on its first voyage into the open waters when it hit a submerged iceberg. In a beautiful and memorable way, Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition offers a look into the historical ship and the passengers that died when tragedy struck. It’s easy to picture yourself on the trip in this special museum and you will enjoy the journey whether you are a history buff or a sentimental soul. View personal artifacts of those lost, read interesting facts about the voyage, and appreciate the meticulous detail of the somber exhibit recreations.

The above are just a sampling of non-casino attractions in Vegas. Others include bungee jumping, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, the Pinball Hall of Fame, Bonnie Springs Ranch, the Neon Museum, and a hike at Red Rock. There are so many things to do in Vegas; you will have trouble fitting them all into your trip. Hotels like the Wyn Las Vegas offer tourists many fun events, shows and activities other than gambling. With so much fun jam-packed into every corner of the strip, you won’t know what to do first!