Off Beaten Path Attractions in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip offers visitors five miles of famous hotels, but what if you're looking for something away from the crowds? A short drive will take you to unusual museums, or into the beautiful Mojave desert.

When visitors think of flying high in Las Vegas, they probably don't think about it literally--but in Boulder City, at the Bootleg Canyon Zip Lines, that's exactly what's in store for your inner daredevil. Riders are strapped into a harness that speeds them along a line, thousands of feet above the desert floor.

If flying isn't for you, you can keep both feet on the ground at the Atomic Testing Museum. Since Las Vegas is close to the Nevada Test Site, it's always had a link with the atomic bomb--at one time, the mushroom-cloud blasts were a draw for tourists. At this unusual museum, visitors will learn about the invention, testing, and development of nuclear bombs. It's a sobering subject, but fascinating.

Las Vegas is surrounded with natural wonders--magnificently colored rocks and cliffs, hidden springs, and even historic places--but you have to leave the Strip to see them. The Valley of Fire, Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, and the Spring Mountain Ranch will take you out of town and into a completely different type of Las Vegas.

The Atomic Testing Museum

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755 E. Flamingo Rd

The history of the atomic bomb and the Nevada Test Site... read more

Erotic Heritage Museum

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3275 Industrial Road

An educated and sensuous look at the erotic...
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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

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6375 Highway 159

Historic buildings in beautiful surroundings...
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Haunted Vegas Tour and Show

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Haunted places all around Las Vegas... read more

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Valley of Fire State Park

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Interstate 15 on exit 75, P. O. Box 515
(Six miles from Lake Mead)

Other-worldly rock formations on the edge of Lake Mead... read more

Las Vegas Richard Petty Ride Along Experience

6975 Speedway Boulevard

Ride along in a race car!... read more

Spring Mountain National Recreation Area

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State Rt. 156/157/158

The locals call it Mt. Charleston... read more

Springs Preserve

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333 S. Valley View Blvd

The birthplace of Las Vegas... read more
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