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great things to do in Las Vegas, and where they can be found, other than gambling.

great things to do in Las Vegas, and where they can be found, other than gambling.

Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:30 AM
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great things to do in Las Vegas, and where they can be found, other than gambling.

The purpose of this thread is draw response from visitors and residents like of Las Vegas. Sure, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Las Vegas is gambling. But with Las Vegas being so much more than that, let's hear about some other things you did and enjoyed that wasnt related to gambling. For me, I had a great time doing karaoke at both Bourbon Street (located just east of the Strip and Flamingo Blvd.), and also Imperial Palace (located on the Strip-north of Flamingo Blvd.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:35 AM
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So it was you Elvis impersonator I saw in Imperial Palace? Now the mystery is solved!
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:11 PM
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Valley of Fire. Absolutely breathtaking and the silence is stunning.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:12 PM
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I second Valley of Fire.
Red Rock Canyon
Mt. Charleston
Ethel M's chocolate factory and cactus garden
Boulder City (only town in NV where gambling is illegal) Not only can you visit close by Hoover Dam, but you can sit outside Milo's and enjoy a cheese platter and wine and then stroll and visit quaint shops.
The District is great for boutique shops, restaurants and live musice outside on the weekends. (perhaps only during the warmer months though)
The outside omnitheatre located across from The District has great concerts.
Spring Mountain Ranch near Red Rock, big grassy areas, they also do concerts and movies under the stars.
Sunset Park, feed the ducks and watch the little motorized boats race.
Bonnie Springs, also near RR Canyon, pet the wild burros and watch a cheesy shootout between cowboys, ride the train.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:17 PM
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Enjoy the view from the top of the Stratophere.

Check out the exotic car collection at the Wynn.

I second driving out to Mt. Charleston & down to Lake Mead & Hoover Dam.

Window shop (or really shop if you've got $$$) at the Forum Shops in Caesar's Palace.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:26 PM
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For the wildlife inclined, in Boulder City, there is a little city park in the northeast end of town that abuts the hills and desert. Every afternoon, a herd of mountain goats come down out of the hills and graze on the grass in the park. It's neat.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 01:33 PM
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dwooddon, which park is that? My boys would love that. I have been taking them to the new Veterans park. They like hiking up to that flag, they also got fishing poles and boats from "Santa" for the two little lakes.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 02:25 PM
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I don't remember the name of the park but it is on Ville Drive, about a long block north of Hwy 93. Ville Drive is the street in the northeast part of town where the Light House Best Western Motel is located. The park is a block past that motel on the east side of Ville Drive.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 03:29 PM
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thanks, I'll have to look for it.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 03:34 PM
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When you speak of "Valley of Fire" is this a place you drive to? Is there a tour to this place or would one have to rent a car?
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 03:41 PM
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You can drive or take a tour.

I took the "annie bananie" tour. Despite the funny name it was a great tour. We stopped at Lake Mead for lunch (included in the tour price), and at an oasis on the way back. Beautiful place! The tour was worth each penny.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:29 PM
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diann, if you rent a car it is about 45 minutes outside of Vegas.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 09:14 PM
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Valley of Fire is a Nevada State Park located 50 miles from Las Vegas and will take about an hour to get there.

I put "Valley of Fire tour" into Google search and it looks like there are several tours available to Valley of Fire State Park.

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