5 Crazy Fun Places In Vegas To Visit

Located in the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and the Entertainment Capital of the World.

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There is never a shortage of entertainment options in the most famous gambling mecca on the planet. From legendary comedians to renowned acrobats, without fail, someone of note, at all times, is performing in a Las Vegas corner.

However, in the past two decades, the city has tried to move away from its showbiz and gambling reputation and establish itself as a more family-friendly location that offers something for everyone. Thus, if you are not into taking a Cirque du Soleil show or watching Celine Dion sing, here are a few places that you can visit in Sin City that should provide a unique experience that you will not forget any time soon.

BLACKOUT Dining in the Dark

Everyone likes to eat out. Yet, few have done so in complete darkness. For a culinary journey like no other, you can visit the most innovative dining experience on the Vegas Strip – BLACKOUT Dining in the Dark. It will answer the age ole question of how your sense of taste would react if you get deprived of your sense of sight. Will the food get richer in flavor? Or will it stay the same?

The BLACKOUT experience starts with trained staff guiding you to through a pitch-black dining room, where you get treated to a seven-course mystery meal that aims to stimulate your remaining active senses. The BLACKOUT dining menu features international flavors, seasonal dishes, wines, and signature cocktails. Novel concept aside, multiple publications claim that this is one of the top restaurants in Vegas. However, all customers should remember to visit the restroom facilities before entering its dining room.

Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery

If you are thinking – eh, another casino, what is so special about this one? Ellis Island is unique in that, besides the wealth of $5 tables on hand, the croupiers here dress up like celebrities during the evenings. In the past, some even provided lip sync performances in between hands.

Ellis Island Casino also gives away rewards to those who hit specific card combos while playing blackjack. Thus, the venue has prizes at table games on top of regular payouts. If you are a newbie to the world of gambling, to understand casino games, play them online first. You do not want to enter a gaming establishment without knowing at least a couple of betting systems.

Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf

There is a fifth dimension beyond that known to man. Those are the words to the opening of Rod Serling’s groundbreaking The Twilight Zone. The original series ran for five seasons between 1959 and 1964 and contained many endings that left countless jaws to drop.

Fans that grew up watching the original or any of its three other iterations can enjoy some Twilight Zone magic on the lower level of the Bally Hotel and Casino, next to the Bodies Exhibit. Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf is a unique 10,000 square feet eighteen-hole indoor miniature golf course that features glow-in-the-dark monsters from the TV series.

Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Who does not want to fly? Likely no one. Vegas Indoor Skydiving lets customers enjoy all the thrills associated with skydiving without having to jump out of an airplane with a parachute. Instead, a 1,000-horsepower motor keeps customers soaring through the air.

Indoor skydiving is an adrenaline-inducing activity that gets your blood pumping as you free-fall at wind speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. The recommended gravity-defying session lasts an hour, but pricing gets divided into ten-minute blocks. There is no age restriction, and interested parties can find this spot located at 200 Convention Center Drive.

The Mob Museum

Some people may find museums boring, but one dedicated to organized crime and law enforcement is anything but that. Opened in 2012, inside the former Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse, the Mob Museum shows the history of organized crime in the US. The project cost over $50 million, of which more than half when into the restoration of this historical building.

The centerpiece of the venue is the second-floor courtroom, which now serves as a theater. Inside it, every day, a multi-screen video production re-tells the Kefauver Hearings, which exposed organized crime in the early 1950s. The other museum exhibits focus on casino money skimming, wiretapping operations, and mob violence.

These are only five crazy spots to visit in Sin City. Other places worth looking into include the Erotic Heritage Museum, Bodies: The Exhibition, the SlotZilla Zipline, Titanic: The Exhibition, Dick’s Last Resort, the Gun Store, and the Atomic Testing Museum. Alternatively, you can walk around the Strip, and chances are you will bump into something wild on your own.

About the Author

Shelly Schiff has been working in the gambling industry since 2009, mainly on the digital side of things, employed by OnlineUnitedStatesCasinos.com. However, over her eleven-year career, Shelly has provided content for many other top interactive gaming websites. She knows all there is to know about slots and has in-depth knowledge of the most popular table games. Her golden retriever Garry occupies most of her leisure time. Though, when she can, she loves reading Jim Thompson-like crime novels.

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