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When you are ready to tear yourself away from the poker tables or slot machines, you might want to see a little of what makes Las Vegas such a fascinating draw for millions. Its entertainment options, aside from the shows (on previous page) are endless.

Here are some in-town options. Check your map as you set out, or just ask your hotel concierge.

  • Go shopping! Shopping possiblities are immense, including souvenirs unique to Vegas, some tackier than most. As a major tourist destination (or trap!), Vegas has all the major chain stores you could possibly want (or not want). The Forum at Caesar's Palace, if you are anywhere in the vicinity, has plenty of shopping, and most hotels will have at least a small string of shops. For more shopping options, visit

  • For some family-oriented activities, or if the girls of the family go shopping, and the boys are at loose ends, Las Vegas sports many types of thrill rides, for those staunch in nerves (like the Manhattan Express at the New York, New York hotel), and a host of other rides. Check this bewildering array: Thrill rides
    Remember, it is easy to buy a multi-ride or even multi-day pass on the Las Vegas monorail.
  • Consider a nature break and a visit to the Las Vegas Zoo, just 15 minutes from the Strip, and in a shady 3-acre area. Admission is very reasonable, and you can even get an internet coupon off the site in advance of your visit. The zoo (unlike the casinos!) has a conservation and education mission, and some rare species of birds and other critters. Check Zoo for hours and to get your discount!
  • While "cultural mecca" does not come to mind when one utters "Las Vegas," there are a few museums in the city when you are ready for a quiet break. There is the Vegas Guggenheim, which has a lovely, albeit small permanent collection. See Guggenheim The city is home to the Liberace musuem also. Liberace was the quintessential showman-pianist, complete with the glittering tuxedos, and a unique "entertainer-pianist." If you have a hankering to find out more about museums, try
  • Try to find an Elvis impersonator! This is actually somewhat of a career choice in Vegas. If you have never seen one in action, you will be most entertained. If you are lucky, you might chance on a happy hour with a performing Elvis. Or look at Elvis
  • Finally, Las Vegas is a popular destination for WEDDINGS, not just for the stars, but for anyone wanting a quick and easy wedding, or a hitch with a difference. Wedding chapels will take care of all the details, and you could really be married a little on the wild side, with pictures of an Elvis impersonator and a helicopter ride to boot! Interested? Curious? Get your information at Weddings


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