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There are two main parts of this Gilcrease property. First, the animal sanctuary, which is home to birds and other wild animals needing care and shelter. The Wild Wing project to rehabilitate injured birds cares for exotic and domestic birds. The Gilcrease Orchards allows people to pick their own apples, apricots, pears and other fruit, depending on the season. Call the recorded line to hear which fruit are ripe and the hours available for picking.
Experience the rush of skydiving without jumping out of a plane! Vegas Indoor Skydiving is an indoor skydiving facility located in the heart of The Strip. Step inside a chamber with a trampoline floor and padded walls then feel yourself left off the ground and float in the air with the help of a vertical tunnel that shoots up air to support your weight. As the wind rushes by, you'll feel like you're in free fall without any plane or parachute. With no age limit and only a modest weight minimum, this is the perfect adventure for both kids and adults.
Hidden in an unassuming warehouse is what might just be the world's largest collection of pinball machines from the 1950s up through the 1990s. This Pinball Hall of Fame is listed as a museum, but is also an arcade. All the machines are operational and patrons can play to their heart's content. There is no fee to enter the Pinball Hall of Fame, but players will need to pump quarters into the machines to play. Located not far from the strip, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a great spot for anyone looking for something a bit unique and off the beaten path. Anyone can go to Vegas and say they played slots. How many can say they visited what is possibly the world's largest collection of pinball machines?
The Mob Museum is located in what used to be a courthouse. Built in 1933, it was one of the 14 courthouses in the nation to hold the Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime. This makes it a perfect backdrop for The Mob Museum, an authentic view of the mob's impact on Las Vegas history. The Mob Museum presents the story from the perspective of both the organized crime syndicate and law enforcement. Visitors get to be part of the action through theater presentations and interactive environments. Visitors can shoot a simulated Tommy gun, listen to real FBI surveillance tapes, and take part in FBI weapons training. The museum can also be booked for private events.
Featuring artifacts recovered from the sunken wreckage of the famous ship, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey back in time to teach them about the ship and the passengers on its native voyage. There are several recreated rooms on display, including the grand staircase. On the Promenade Deck portion of the exhibit, you'll be able to experience the cold temperature that the passengers experienced on the night the ship sank.
Nestled within close proximity to Downtown Las Vegas, Springs Preserve is a natural park and cultural center devoted to commemorating the history of Las Vegas and promoting sustainability. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the preserve is a rich repository of desert botanical gardens, museums, and galleries. It is home to several life-sized displays, exhibits, and entities centered around building a green environment. this insightful preserve also hosts classes, lectures, and workshops built around the disciplines of cooking, archaeology, sustainability, arts, crafts, cultural studies and more. Serpentine trails cleave many wetlands and lush desert terrains at this sprawling preserve which is also home to an indoor theater and a historic photo gallery. A seamless synergy of nature, education, and conservation, Springs Reserve is a noble step towards replenishing the global environment.
Rock and roll all night at KISS by Monster Mini Golf. This themed miniature golf extravaganza features the world-famous heavy metal band KISS, and like the band, aims to redefine the concept of entertainment. With a modern indoor glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course and host of arcade games, it is fast gaining popularity among fun-seekers one and all. The core theme, the band Kiss is a part of its decor too. Apart from the golf course, it also features a cafe, special VIP rooms, function rooms, wedding chapel and many other attractions. Live music concerts, DJ sessions, theme nights and special events further add to the fun.
Life is candy-coated at this four-story factory, where you can not only feast on the iconic candies, but also enjoy a 3D movie (Lost My "M" in Vegas) and order your own custom-printed and custom-colored M&M's! These personalized treats make a unique Las Vegas gift for someone back home. M&M's World is, of course, a very child-friendly attraction just beyond the main portion of The Strip. If you're coming to Vegas with kids, this is a stop worth making.
The Neon Museum is located in downtown Las Vegas and though it is open all day, it is best viewed at night. See the Caesar's Palace sign in its fully-colored splendor, and catch a glimpse of the horse and rider from the old Hacienda Hotel. The museum often adds new items to this marvelous collection. Entrance is available as part of a guided tour only. Purchase tickets early for the later tours as they fill up quickly.
Sprawled over 30 acres (12.14 hectares), the Clark County Museum is an open-air museum that allows you to experience the history of South Nevada first hand. An entire ghost town has been recreated, along with a nature and mining trail where you can see fascinating mineral exhibits. Walk along the museum's Heritage Street exploring a simulated newspaper printing company from the 1900s, historic houses from the early 20th Century, an old barn and wedding chapel, and an original Union Pacific steam engine and caboose. Of course, any exhibit on the culture of South Nevada is incomplete without mentioning its burgeoning entertainment industry. Clark County Museum also showcases memorabilia from Las Vegas resorts and casinos, along with retro fashions from the 1960s. At the end of an interactive guided tour, stop by at the souvenir shop to purchase traditional hand-crafted dolls and other keepsakes.
Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is a tropical paradise dedicated to the wild things. You will find many exotic animals housed here, from panthers and leopards to elephants and tigers. This exhibit is presented in an effort to spotlight the need to protect vanishing species. There's also the intriguing Dolphin Habitat. You will thoroughly enjoy watching the antics of these amazing creatures that love to show off for onlookers.
The Farm is a far cry from the bright-lights-big-city feel of the Las Vegas strip. An educational venue and quaint sanctuary for a wide array of barn animals through the Barn Buddies Rescue, this spot in Centennial offers items such as produce, local honey and eggs in addition to a unique family experience. Children will be delighted to interact with the farm's gentle giants, including cows, ponies and goats.