Within the city limits, you’ll find a host of interesting attractions—many of which don’t feature heavily in guidebooks.
Here are a few of our favorites:
KISS by Monster Mini Golf
Sometimes, regular mini golf just isn’t enough. Sometimes, you find yourself with the insatiable desire to drive a golf ball into the open mouth of KISS front Gene Simmons.
If you find yourself in such a predicament during your stay in Las Vegas, you’re in luck. Head over to KISS by Monster Mini Golf, a KISS-themed, blacklight-soaked mini golf course that will blow your mind whether you’re a fan of the band or not.
Find it inside the Rio Hotel & Casino–just be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
Pinball Hall of Fame
Whether you’re a pinball fanatic or you’re simply amused by flashing lights and bright colors, you’ll enjoy Las Vegas’ Pinball Hall of Fame.
Situated just a stone’s throw from the Las Vegas strip, this incredible spot is home to more than 200 vintage arcade games. The oldest games in the collection, which date back to the 1940s, cost as little as 10 cents to play, while newer games cost up to a dollar.
Have you ever walked by a construction site and found yourself wishing you could try out some of the heavy machinery being used? In Las Vegas, you can finally turn those wishes into reality.
Dig This, a truly unique attraction located on S. Rancho Drive, gives visitors the chance to hop into the driver’s seats of a pair of Caterpillar D5 track-type bulldozers and three Caterpillar 315CL hydraulic excavators. From there, the surrounding landscape is theirs to alter. Dig a hole, fill a hole—whatever suits your fancy.
It all started when founder Ed Mumm discovered the joys of using heavy machinery while doing some renovations on his home.
“I wasn’t making much progress on the house, but I was having great time,” he told ENR Construction (via Atlas Obscura). “I felt that it was something everyone could enjoy, and there was nothing like it out there.”
The Neon Boneyard
By night, Las Vegas is aglow with neon signs that illuminate the darkness of the surrounding Mojave Desert like a patch of bioluminescent algae. But where do those signs go when they stop working or they’re no longer needed?
Just like defunct Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors, they head to a very specific resting place: The Neon Boneyard.
Head to this incredible Las Vegas attraction to get up close and personal with the neon signage that kept the streets alight in years long past. You’ll find it on N. Las Vegas Boulevard.