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It’s not unusual that hearsay, television shows and movies greatly influence how one perceives or sees things. Las Vegas is one of the many cities that has fallen victim to this. Sadly, there are misconceptions flared by the media that have hindered many to book a trip to this fabulous city…which is as normal as your regular state; schools, playgrounds, parks, hospitals, and everything that makes every metropolitan function are available.
No, it’s not only gambling or eating all day or being vain when you visit Sin city – which admittedly, would be the reasons that it has been christened such. The city promises fun not limited to the same card games you play online like blackjack, poker, and solitaire (which was discontinued) along with slots, there’s indoor kart racing, virtual reality arena, a heavy equipment playground, and escape game rooms too. You can enjoy buffets of many different cuisines at different times of the day and also do high-end to day by day shopping.
There are many attractions that kids and kids at heart would both enjoy. You can even go around in a limousine if you fancy, or any other car that you like. If you ever find yourself bound to a trip to the Sin city, make sure that you have readied yourself for a list of cool events to engage in and things to do and see.
Here are some of the more popular:
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The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel
Even if you’re not really a fan of mermaids, you shouldn’t miss the Aquarium at Silverton. It features 160 species of fish from all over the world. You’ll find “mermaids”doing synchronized swimming with the fish inside a 117,000-gallon reef aquarium.
Adventuredome at Circus Circus
Adventuredome is America’s largest indoor theme park. All of five and a half acres feature thrill rides, laser tag, miniature golf, bumper cars, midway booths, an arcade, clown shows, etc. The natural lighting, high ceilings and canyon fixtures throughout the property gives you the feel of the outdoors, so you don’t feel claustrophobic in the least bit. You’ll feel every bit like a kid at heart with the 4-D Special FX Theatre which features bubbles, water squirts and other special effects.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens
This is where those delectable Ethel M Chocolates are made. You get to fulfill all your chocolate fantasies as you tour the facility and see how those chocolates are made. After you get your chocolate fix, you can head on over to the unique, three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden which is just next door. Here you’ll find more than 300 types of cactus including spotted aloe, and agave plants.
Gondola Ride at the Venetian
Get a dose of romance as you take a ride on one of the gondolas traveling either inside or outside the hotel. Inside, you’ll be cruising through the Grand Canal Shoppes. Outside, the gondolas traverse along a lagoon in front of the Venetian. You’ll get an awesome view of the Las Vegas strip here.
Just 30 minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip is Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This 16th largest man-made lake in the world occupies a whopping 1.5 million acres and 820 miles of shoreline. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the Strip, then Lake Mead is for you. Here you can do everything from jet skiing to kayaking, to swimming.
Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Attraction
If you’ve always dreamed of rubbing elbows with Michael Jackson- but never got the chance to- then you should definitely go and see Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Here you can feast your eyes on more than a hundred wax replicas of famous celebrities, musicians and sports figures. They look so real, you’d think they had a pulse.
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
Even if Science was never your favorite subject back in school, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store once you step inside this Children’s Museum. With 100 different interactive stations, you’ll never get bored learning about science again.
If the chocoholic in you simply craves for more, then M&M’s world is sheer paradise. They have a section here where you can personalize M&M candies with your own custom message- as long as it fits two lines of eight characters each. Drool over M&M’s items ranging from stuffed dolls to alarm clocks to shower curtains.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, so they say. With the many possibilities for fun for the entire family, you’re sure to have those Vegas memories linger for years to come and yes, they won’t stay just in Vegas.
Photos By: H