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Red Rocks and The Neon Museum

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by heatherlovesvegas, Dec 2, 2012.

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    I guess you could classify this as entertainment... Some recommendations from me!! I just got back from Vegas last weekend and I went to both of these places and I highly recommend them both.

    The Red Rock 13 mile scenic drive is amazing. It's so beautiful, I was blown away that something this beautiful was only a few miles away from the big city. It cost $7 to get in. You can stop at the visitors center if you like (I didn't). Then every mile or so you can stop and get out and take photos. It would be a nice place to have a picnic, or go hiking if you are into that. But I really thought it was a great way to kill a few hours. Then after I went to the Red Rock casino which is a beautiful place too, I hadn't been there before, I did some gambling and saw a movie. It's about a 20 minute drive from the strip. Definitely worth doing if you go to Vegas a lot, or are there for a longer trip.

    I believe you take the 215 north to Charleston then hang a left.

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    here's a photo I took.

    Also the Neon Museum (Neon sign boneyard) just officially opened in Downtown. That was really fun! I think it was $18 to go in, I would reserve online if you can, as the groups are small. I went on a Monday so I just had to wait maybe 20 minutes for the next tour. They take you on a guided 1 hour tour of the junked signs. Also the building is the old La Concha hotel. It was fascinating to hear all the stories of why these places fell by the wayside, and it was cool to be reminded of Vegas' past... and what the future was supposed to be. It's on Las Vegas Blvd, but a ways down, maybe 5 miles past Sahara.

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    here's the old Stardust sign. it's SO big.

    Just wanted to point these things out. I don't think they are in the forefront of places you should visit in Vegas. I've been to Vegas 5 times this year, it was nice to get away from gambling and shopping for a while and do something different.
     
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