Fodor's Expert Review Area 15

West Side Arts/Performance Venue Fodor's Choice
Those who love hi-tech art served with a Burning Man or Electric Daisy Carnival vibe—and with the addition of air-conditioning—will gravitate to this indoor amusement park inside a giant warehouse next to Interstate 15 (the name is a play on both the highway and the mysterious Area 51). The very fluorescent interior (the black-light averse may feel like they are trapped in a giant Spencer Gifts) even features two big Burning Man art installations: a giant skull covered in video graphics and the fantasy hot rod known as Flux Capacitor. No one in the target demographic will remember when Disneyland had free admission and separate tickets for the rides, but that's the business plan here. Each of the three big attractions is a separate admission: Omega Mart is an otherworldly convenience store, which leads into a walk-through funhouse full of immersive art from the Santa Fe–based arts collective Meow Wolf; Winkworld is full of art and tech surprises courtesy of Chris Wink, a co-founder... READ MORE
Those who love hi-tech art served with a Burning Man or Electric Daisy Carnival vibe—and with the addition of air-conditioning—will gravitate to this indoor amusement park inside a giant warehouse next to Interstate 15 (the name is a play on both the highway and the mysterious Area 51). The very fluorescent interior (the black-light averse may feel like they are trapped in a giant Spencer Gifts) even features two big Burning Man art installations: a giant skull covered in video graphics and the fantasy hot rod known as Flux Capacitor. No one in the target demographic will remember when Disneyland had free admission and separate tickets for the rides, but that's the business plan here. Each of the three big attractions is a separate admission: Omega Mart is an otherworldly convenience store, which leads into a walk-through funhouse full of immersive art from the Santa Fe–based arts collective Meow Wolf; Winkworld is full of art and tech surprises courtesy of Chris Wink, a co-founder and original member of the Blue Man Group; Museum Fiasco is an immersive, disorienting clublike bombardment of light and sound. Peripheral attractions include axe-throwing and rides on ski-lift chairs suspended from a ceiling track. Chill out with a cocktail in the "Digital Forest" or maximize this new era of carnival midway with a Korean Corn Dog from the Todd English restaurant The Beast. The complex also has both indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces. The Portal is a 7,000-square-foot indoor venue where projection mapping augments everything from a Van Gogh exhibit to drag shows. The outdoor A-Lot hosts electronic music masters such as Paul Oakenfold. Admission is free, but online reservations let you skip lines out front and may be required on busy nights. READ LESS
Arts/Performance Venue Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

3215 S. Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada  89102, USA

702-846–1900

area15.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Entry free; Omegaworld $45, Winkworld $15, Museum Fiasco $17

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