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15 Things to Do in Las Vegas Other Than Casinos

Ever since Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in 1947, Las Vegas has attracted people from all over for the gambling, nightlife and entertainment. What once was a mob dominated destination with little more than casinos filled with smoke, dice and cards has evolved into what is billed as the “Entertainment Capitol of the World”. Today Las Vegas is a popular destination for weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, family vacations and conferences. With over 1700 licensed places to gamble in Las Vegas, you’ll have no problem finding a place for betting. Las Vegas offers more than gambling though. With all the conferences and families making Vegas their destination of choice, there’s a lot of activities that have been built to attract the non-gambler or just those wanting to take a break from the tables and slots. The following is our list of things to do and see in Las Vegas besides just the Casinos.

15. Area 51 Tour

Did you ever wonder if the little green men really exist? Take a tour to the most secretive Military base in world. Adventure Photo Tours of Las Vegas will take you on a 10 hour road trip so you can decide for yourself. The tour starts at the Airport where you will see “Janet Airlines”, the airlines that don’t exist, used to transport workers to Area 51. You will travel through the desert and make a stop at the famous A’ Le’ Inn for lunch, Then, you’ll journey to the perimeter of Area 51 where men in black watch your every move. Who knows, you might even spot a UFO.

Area 51, Nevada

14. Colorado River Rafting

Expensive but still probably cheaper than spending a day at the blackjack table, Look Tours will take you white water rafting on the Colorado River. At close to $600 this is an all day trip starting with a 4 am hotel pick-up. Your trip includes a 40 mile white water rafting trip through the Grand Canyon with an experienced tour guide. The water part of the trip lasts about 5.5 hours and culminates with a six minute helicopter flight to the top of the rim. You will experience class three to class six rapids and arrive back at your hotel around 8 pm.

rafting grand canyon
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