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Six Great Offbeat Things To Do In Las Vegas

With a nickname like 'Sin City', it will be no surprise to find that Las Vegas is a city that caters to all manner of interests, both mainstream and otherwise, and it is a city that offers a wealth of activities for those that like their entertainment quirky and offbeat. The city's image may be one of giant casinos and entertainment venues combined with a central strip that is bright colours and brash confidence, but it is certainly worth trying some of these offbeat activities.

See The Lights Left Behind At The Neon Museum

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Neon signs may not be something that would immediately come to mind when you think about a museum, but here is a collection of neon signs that once graced the walls of some of the largest establishments in Las Vegas. The Boneyard is where most of the 150 signs are stored having been donated or loaned by their owners, while even the futuristic looking La Concha Visitors' Center was once a motel lobby that was saved from demolition and moved to the site of the museum.

Play In The World's Largest Sandbox

There are many people who would have grown up with a sandbox in the garden, which would usually have one or two sacks of sand in it, but Dig This takes the idea to a whole new level, with a massive lot filled with sand, rocks and other debris. You are then given the keys to excavators, bulldozers and other heavy equipment, and can play to your heart's content, while there is also an obstacle course to test your control of the vehicles.

Take A Leak On The Berlin Wall

Probably the only place in the city where you'll want to grab a photo while going to the bathroom, a section of the Berlin Wall is located in the gents' lavatories at the Main Street Station Hotel and Casino, and on this wall are mounted the urinals. You won't actually be urinating on the Berlin Wall unless you are particularly clumsy, but the message is clear. Women are unfortunately not able to join in, but the hotel does allow quick tours for those wanting to see the wall.

Start Your Art Collection At The Art-O-Mat

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Even the greatest art collections began with just one piece, and the Art-O-Mat is a creative and clever refurbished cigarette machine at the Cosmopolitan Hotel which dishes out small artworks instead of a carton of smokes. At just five dollars it is great value and is supplied by a range of up and coming artists from the region, and includes tiny paintings and other arts and crafts items.

Get Your Picture Taken With Elvis At The Las Vegas Sign

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One of the iconic pieces of Las Vegas culture that has been immortalized in many films is the welcome sign to the city, and this colorful landmark is just south of the main strip and certainly draws plenty of visitors. Much of the daytime traffic here is greeted by an Elvis impersonator, who will be happy to pose for pictures to give you a wonderful memento of your visit to Sin City.

See The History Of Gangsters At The Mob Museum

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The Mafia and gambling is one of the great crime partnerships, and with its range of huge casinos, it is no surprise that there have long been links between the leaders of the crime families and Las Vegas. The Mob Museum is housed in an imposing former federal courthouse, and has exhibits including the wall from the Valentine's Day Massacre, and it regularly holds fascinating events, while its themed weddings are a sight to behold.

Getting There:

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways fly direct non stop to Las Vegas, for cheap flights to Las Vegas look at flights with a change en-route, and why not take advantage and stop? there are quite a few options via New York or Chicago.

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