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31 Exciting Things To Do in Las Vegas that Aren’t Gambling or Partying

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14. Go indoor skydiving

Experience the thrill of skydiving without actually jumping out of an airplane thanks to Vegas Indoor Skydiving’s 1,000 horsepower motor. All ages are welcome, and the facility is open seven days a week.

Learn more about Vegas Indoor Skydiving.

Indoor skydiving is ideal for:

15. Visit the Atomic Testing Museum

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Learn the history of America’s nuclear testing program as you explore 70 years of nuclear testing, including an exact replica of the control point where the countdown for each nuclear bomb detonation occurred.

Get more information about the Atomic Testing Museum.

The Atomic Testing Museum is ideal for:

16. Solve a crime

Find a (fictional) killer by gathering evidence and putting your crime-solving skills to the test at CSI: The Experience. Examine bullet casings and review DNA evidence with help from real forensic scientists – if you solve the mystery, you’ll earn an official CSI Diploma!

Learn more about CSI: The Experience.

CSI: The Experience is ideal for:

17. Cool off at the Minus 5 Experience

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Mandalay Bay’s ice lounge is the perfect way to cool down after spending the day in the hot Las Vegas sun. Everything inside the lounge is made of ice, including the walls, the bar, and even the seats. Choose your package, get dressed up in warm gear, and enter the ice bar for a round of icy smooth cocktails.

Get more information the Minus 5 Experience.

The Minus 5 Experience is ideal for:

18. Explore Death Valley


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If the Minus 5 Experience is a bit too chilly for you, head to Death Valley. Death Valley is home to the lowest point of elevation in North America, and it’s also the site of the hottest temperature recorded on the continent. Explore salt pans, Badwater Basin, and mountain ranges all in one stunning location as you learn what makes Death Valley such a unique part of the Southwest landscape.

Visit Death Valley on our Death Valley Bus Tour.

Death Valley is ideal for:

19. Take a hot air balloon ride

Float over the Strip and the Red Rock Mountains on an hour-long hot air balloon cruise, including a traditional champagne toast upon landing!

Book your balloon ride here.

Vegas Balloon Rides are ideal for:

20. Get medieval at the Tournament of Kings

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Enjoy dinner and a show at the Excalibur casino-resort, complete with competing knights, Arthurian legend, and a three-course meal eaten the way the medievals ate – with your hands.

Get more information on the Tournament of Kings.

Tournament of Kings is ideal for:

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21. Indulge your sweet tooth at Ethel M.’s

Chocoholics rejoice! Ethel M.’s Chocolate Factory offers a smorgasbord of gourmet chocolate and tasty treats, and it’s also home to one the largest cactus gardens in Las Vegas.

Visit Ethel M.’s website for more details.

Ethel M.’s is ideal for:

22. Mine for gold at Eldorado Canyon

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Explore the Old West in all its glory, visit haunted ghost towns, and even pan for gold at authentic abandoned gold mines!

Visit Eldorado Canyon and explore a haunted gold mine on our guided tour.


Eldorado Canyon is ideal for:

23. Test your aim at a gun range

Battlefield Las Vegas is the #1 entertainment attraction in Las Vegas. Choose from a number of gun range experiences, and if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can even crush a car with a tank!

Get more information about Battlefield Las Vegas.

Battlefield Las Vegas is ideal for:

24. Take a ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel

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The LINQ’s High Roller Observation Wheel is the world’s tallest observation wheel. Travel 550 feet above ground on your 30-minute spin and enjoy 360 degree views of downtown Las Vegas and beyond.

Learn more about the High Roller Observation Wheel.

High Roller Observation Wheel is ideal for:

25. Become a rock star

Live like a rock star, work with veteran rockers, and even form your own band with the help of a Rock Star Counselor and headlining guest stars!

Learn more about attending Rock Camp.

Rock Camp is ideal for:

26. Ride a roller coaster at an indoor theme park

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Check out the Adventure Dome and ride some seriously exciting indoor roller coasters, play laser tag, and enjoy theme park classics like a swinging ship and bumper cars. There are also lots of kid and family-friendly attractions to check out. Adventure Dome is open seven days a week.

Learn more here.

Adventure Dome is ideal for:

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27. Try an escape room

Solve puzzles and follow the clues as a team to escape from a locked room before time runs out!

Check out Lockdown Rooms for more information.

Lockdown Rooms is ideal for:

28. Visit the botanical garden

Springs Preserve is described as the “Central Park” of Las Vegas. With several gardens featuring the largest collection of Mojave Desert cacti and succulent plants in the region, a hiking trail, and a butterfly habitat, it’s easy to see why.

Visit the Springs Preserve website for more details.

Springs Preserve is ideal for:

29. Head to the Valley of Fire

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Named for its distinctive red sandstone formations, the Valley of Fire is a must-see for every Vegas adventurer. Check out Native American petroglyphs, the famous Atlatl Rock, and more stunning viewpoints at Nevada’s oldest state park, only 50 miles from the Las Vegas Strip.

Visit the Valley of Fire on our Valley of Fire SUV tour, or go off-roading on our Valley of Fire SUV tour.

The Valley of Fire is ideal for:

30. Play trampoline dodgeball

Bounce around at Skyzone, the world’s first indoor trampoline park. Enjoy open jumping times or the foam zone, play “Ultimate Dodgeball” (that’s dodgeball on trampolines), or try your hand at “SkySlam” – trampoline basketball!

Book your jumping time at the Skyzone website.

Skyzone is ideal for:

31. Fly over the Strip

las vegas night flight helicopter tour

Soar over the Las Vegas Strip in a luxury sightseeing helicopter and fly past all the most iconic viewpoints, including the MGM Grand, New York New York, Caesar’s Palace, and more on our Las Vegas Night Flight tour. Bonus: drive to your helicopter in a stretch limousine! Book your tour here.


Las Vegas Night Flights are ideal for:

Gambling Not Required

Despite its raucous reputation, “Sin City” is filled with exciting activities that appeal to everyone – not just gamblers or party-goers.


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