The Downtown Container Park is a gigantic shopping complex created using abandoned shipping containers, hence the name. These shipping containers are an address to eclectic shops selling local merchandise, souvenirs and more, and their creative layout simply leaves you in awe. There are also many restaurants that call these quaint containers home. Apart from shopping, what makes this place unique are the various exhibits of massive sculptures that line the park, one such attraction is the giant, fire-emitting Mantis which was again created using recycled materials. The Downtown Container Park also has a wonderful tree house and the park's open ground is used as a venue for live musical performances. This is without a doubt a must-visit when in the city.
As the name suggests, Bauman Rare Books houses books and documents that are hard to find and valuable. A first edition of Ulysses by James Joyce and other noted volumes have been found at this marvelous bookstore. Located in The Shoppes at the Palazzo, it features true collectibles. If you are an avid reader or a book lover then this store is a must-visit for you. Even historic artifacts like a military document signed by Emperor Napoleon are housed here.
This eclectic collection includes not just antique items, but many pieces that were owned by famous musicians, film stars and politicians. You will discover rare movie posters, jukeboxes, vintage games and personal items from celebrities. It is a great place to just browse or look for items of particular interest for collectors. This shop is located at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace.
Rare, obscure, and out of print titles line the shelves of Amber Unicorn Books. Besides carrying the everyday bookstore fare - romance, fiction, and other common genres - they have a great selection of books dealing with metaphysics, science fiction, and theater. If you're looking for a title that they don't have, you can choose to make use of their search service, and they'll do their best to find it.
The Laos Asia Market is a rarity and a hidden gem, tucked away in a strip mall, away from all the glitz and glamor of the Las Vegas Strip. On offer you will find a varied selection of Thai and Laotian groceries, including pickled tamarind leaves, an assortment of noodles, produce, various condiments, cans of tapioca and other hard-to-find goodies. Enjoy authentic Laotian delicacies like Nam Khao, Khao Piek Sen and the ever popular papaya salad from the counter-serve eatery hidden away at the back of the market. Simple and authentic, the food served here promises to give you a true taste of this little known cuisine. Prepared meals and to-go desserts complete the offer at the Laos Asia Market.
The Pawn Shop was started by Richard "Old Man" Harrison in 1989. It is a place where people come to sell artifacts of apparent historical significance and patrons can buy them. It is a great place to stroll and look around. Because of the national television popularity the place has a long line but it is worth a visit. And if you are lucky you might catch the four pawn heroes right in action!
When you are in Las Vegas for any reason, here's a change of pace from the casinos. Located in the downtown Arts District, this 12,000 square feet, two-story building is a collector's adventure. Here you will find an array of items, including art pieces, vintage dolls, jewelry and clothing, as well as science fiction collectibles. Take a detour from the overwhelming amounts of knickknacks and enjoy the tea room and art gallery, filled with local artist's work, as well as classic pieces. If you're feeling lucky, have your tarot cards read by a modern Oracle.