Skip the casino and try these under-the radar Las Vegas experiences instead

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Las Vegas is famous for its casinos, shows and nightlife, but there’s more to this city than meets the eye. If you’re looking for some under-the-radar activities and experiences that will make your trip unforgettable, here are 10 suggestions:

Fly over Fremont Street on the SlotZilla Zipline

This thrilling ride lets you soar above the Las Vegas crowds and neon lights on a zipline that resembles a giant slot machine. You can choose between the lower Zip-Zilla or the upper Super-Hero Zoom, which has you flying horizontally like Superman.

Learn about the history of nuclear tests at the National Atomic Testing Museum

This one-of-a-kind museum showcases the scientific, technological and social aspects of the atomic age, with exhibits, artifacts, videos and simulations. You can see a replica of the test site’s Control Point, where countdowns took place before each detonationand experience an above-ground nuclear test in the Ground Zero Theater.

See retro signs from Las Vegas’ past at the Neon Museum

This fascinating museum preserves and displays hundreds of neon signs that once adorned the city’s hotels, casinos and businesses. You can explore the outdoor “neon boneyard” and admire the colorful and iconic signs from different eras. You can also catch rotating special exhibits featuring modern neon artists and private collections.

Delve into burlesque’s risqué artistry at the Burlesque Hall of Fame

This unique museum is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of burlesque, with thousands of costumes, props, photos and memorabilia. You can see the personal effects of Gypsy Rose Lee, the fans used by Sally Randand the glittering headdresses and pasties of various performers. You can also learn about the evolution of burlesque and its cultural impact.

Experience a different kind of thrill at Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum

This spooky museum is housed in a 1938 mansion that is said to be haunted by various spirits. You can take a guided tour through 30 rooms filled with creepy and cursed objects, such as haunted dolls, serial killer artifacts and a dybbuk box. If you’re lucky(?), you might even encounter some paranormal activity along the way.

Explore the world of Hollywood cars at Hollywood Cars Museum

This museum showcases a collection of vehicles that have been featured in movies, TV shows and music videos. You can see iconic cars such as the Batmobile, the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and many more. You can also pose for photos with some of the cars and check out some rare and custom-made models.

Indulge your sweet tooth at Ethel M Chocolates Factory

This delightful factory produces gourmet chocolates using fresh ingredients and no preservatives. You can take a self-guided tour through the factory floor and see how chocolates are made, from roasting to wrapping. You can also sample some of their delicious products and visit their cactus garden, which has over 300 species of cacti and succulents.

Enjoy jazz at The Dispensary Lounge

This cozy lounge is a hidden gem that offers live jazz performances every night of the week. You can relax in a cozy atmosphere and listen to some of the best local and national jazz artists. You can also enjoy some drinks and snacks from their bar and menu, which features burgers, sandwiches, salads and more.

Experience a taste of Italy at The Venetian

This fabled Las Vegas hotel and casino replicates the architecture and ambiance of Venice, with canals, gondolas, bridges and piazzas. You can even take a gondola ride through the waterways and enjoy some romantic serenades from your gondolier. You can also stroll through the Grand Canal Shoppes and browse through various boutiques and restaurants.

Rock out with KISS by Monster Mini Golf

This off-the-wall attraction combines mini golf with rock music and features an indoor course inspired by the band KISS. You can play 18 holes surrounded by glowing black lights, giant guitars and KISS memorabilia. You can also check out their arcade games, gift shop, wedding chapel and live DJ booth.

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