One special secret about Las Vegas that the locals know but tourists do not is its culture. The city has numerous museums that other major cities do not. One example is the Mob Museum. The Mob Museum display and show how organized crime got its start and how the mob and mafia crimes made an iconic cultural impact in society. A few other examples are the National Atomic Testing Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame Museum. For science lovers, the National Atomic Testing Museum teaches tourists about Nuclear War history and how the weapons impact the world; whereas, the Pinball Hall of Fame Museum has many pinball game machines throughout the years. Tourists and gamers are allowed to play and have fun to play pinball.
If a tourist wants to go skiing while staying or visiting Vegas- they can! Not far from Las Vegas tourists can enjoy going down a snowy slope at Heavenly’s Ski Resort on Lake Tahoe. Besides skiing, tourists can enjoy other winter sports along with shopping.
Another secret that a handful of Las Vegas people know are the celebrities. Besides the real Wayne Newton, there are celebrity impersonators on the Las Vegas strip. The impersonators entertain, do a memorable routine or tribute, and take pictures. At the end of the night, the guests are happy.
Though Las Vegas is both famous and popular city in Nevada, it is not the capital of Nevada. The city was founded in 1905; whereas Carson City, its capital, was founded in 1858.
When the city was established in 1905, the city was a train stop on the Union Pacific Railroad. Though Amtrack may not have a station or train stop in Las Vegas, the Union Pacific Railroad is still operational and still make stops in this city; however, the Union Pacific Railroad is not opened to the public.
Another secret that a handful of Las Vegas people know, but others do not know is that many of the residents that live in Las Vegas live in the suburb areas or outskirts of Las Vegas. Though the area is heavily popularized, many that work in Las Vegas lives in suburban areas such as Henderson, Boulder City, and Primm.
Besides the casinos and the entertainment, Las Vegas is well known in the golfing community. Shadow Creek and Top Golf are two well-known golf resorts in Las Vegas. Shadow Creek is located in the MGM Resort. The resort is opened to the public on weekdays but closed on the weekends. During the weekends’ celebrities come to the resort and play a few rounds. Top Golf is located behind the MGM Grand and offers more than golf. Besides the tee, guests can enjoy a swim or spend time at the sports bar where the guests can enjoy the VIP treatment.
Each year more conventions enter Las Vegas. During the last few years, Las Vegas has become a location for many conventions. The result, many fans come and enjoy themselves at the conventions and promoters are pleased with the outcome.
When a tourist thinks about Las Vegas one symbol that may pop in their mind is the famous Las Vegas sign; surprisingly the sign is not located in the city. Though the sign is iconic, the Las Vegas sign is located in Paradise- a town not far from Las Vegas. The sign is in the Las Vegas area, but not in the city limits.
One final secret about Las Vegas that the locals may know, but others may not know is that there is another Las Vegas. As the world knows Las Vegas, Nevada is famous for its casinos, variety shows, and its iconic sign, Las Vegas, New Mexico is a small quiet town that ironically has the same town name.