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Major Nikon

(36,831 posts)
Mon Jan 15, 2024, 09:41 PM Jan 2024

Two full days in Vegas, what would you do?

I'm not a big fan of Vegas, but it looks like I have a 4 day business trip there with two down days in the middle with nothing to do.

I hate gambling so I won't be doing any of that. I'm looking for shows or other activities that are worth seeing. As far as shows go, I'm thinking some sort of comedy or theater would be my first pick, but open to anything entertaining. I'm not as thrilled about seeing octogenarian performers, tribute shows, or magic.

It will be next week so not much lead time.

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Two full days in Vegas, what would you do? (Original Post) Major Nikon Jan 2024 OP
Hoover Dam leftieNanner Jan 2024 #1
I've taken a tour of Glen Canyon dam Major Nikon Jan 2024 #10
We saw Keith Urban last year leftieNanner Jan 2024 #12
For good deals on shows leftieNanner Jan 2024 #2
The Neon Museum Colorado Liberal Jan 2024 #3
I enjoyed the Mob Museum. And Red Rock canyon, Hoover Dam too dem4decades Jan 2024 #4
the zipline downtown lapfog_1 Jan 2024 #5
The wife and I are there often DetroitLegalBeagle Jan 2024 #6
Go to a tiki bar or two. DinahMoeHum Jan 2024 #7
Go skiing or snowboarding. mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2024 #8
Valley of Fire State Park Callalily Jan 2024 #9
Thanks for all the ideas Major Nikon Jan 2024 #11
When I lived in Vegas mdmc Mar 27 #13


(15,223 posts)
1. Hoover Dam
Mon Jan 15, 2024, 09:44 PM
Jan 2024

I haven't been there yet myself, but my daughter went last year and said it was fascinating.

The aquarium at Mandalay Bay is very cool as well.

We're going down in March for the Pac 12 women's basketball tournament. I'm not much of a Vegas fan myself.

Major Nikon

(36,831 posts)
10. I've taken a tour of Glen Canyon dam
Tue Jan 16, 2024, 06:13 PM
Jan 2024

I'm pretty sure it's almost the same as Hoover. It was worth touring one of these dams.

I love acquariums so I'll probably check out Mandalay Bay. I'm not sure where I'm staying yet, but probably on or close to the strip, so hopefully within walking distance.


(15,223 posts)
12. We saw Keith Urban last year
Tue Jan 16, 2024, 06:27 PM
Jan 2024

At Planet Hollywood. It was really good. I never realized what a fine musician he is.

Colorado Liberal

(146 posts)
3. The Neon Museum
Mon Jan 15, 2024, 09:47 PM
Jan 2024

The boneyard at night has remnants of old neon signs from now-defunct businesses and casinos. I thought it was pretty cool.


(11,352 posts)
4. I enjoyed the Mob Museum. And Red Rock canyon, Hoover Dam too
Mon Jan 15, 2024, 09:55 PM
Jan 2024

Then again, see if Big Elvis is playing. We also went up in the Eifel Tower at night and watched the water show at the Belliogio it was cold but worth it.


(29,271 posts)
5. the zipline downtown
Mon Jan 15, 2024, 09:56 PM
Jan 2024

in the Fremont Street Experience is worth it.

depending on your tolerance for heights, the Stratosphere is good... but I think they closed all of the rides at the top.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

I haven't checked it out yet, but a friend of mine went to the Sphere ( not a show, just a tour ) and said it was pretty good too.

I like the Cirque de Soleil shows, but your tastes might run different.

Long time ago I love Blue Man Group but I think the show has run its course.


(1,938 posts)
6. The wife and I are there often
Mon Jan 15, 2024, 10:41 PM
Jan 2024

The Neon museum at night is cool to go to.
Penn and Teller have a great show. We go to it every year.
My wife loves the Beatles Love show.
The Pinball Hall of Fame is cool if you like playing pinball.
There is an aquarium at Mandalay Bay that's nice.
The Mob Museum downtown is cool. Plus they have a speakeasy in the basement.
If you are into science stuff, the Atomic Testing Museum is also cool. Lots of stuff related to the nuclear testing they did in Nevada.
Area15 is a cool spot. There is a few things there like MeowWolfs Omega Mart, which is a interactive art exhibit.


(21,871 posts)
7. Go to a tiki bar or two.
Mon Jan 15, 2024, 10:47 PM
Jan 2024

In particular, Frankie's and Golden Tiki. Great Asian restaurants in the neighborhood of the latter.


(29,114 posts)
13. When I lived in Vegas
Wed Mar 27, 2024, 03:42 PM
Mar 27

I would take trips up to Mount Charleston to get off of the strip and out of the heat

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