Everyone knows the old saying, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” That’s probably a good rule of thumb, but not everything about Sin City is, well, sinful. There’s plenty of good, clean fun to be had on and off the strip. Next time you’re in Vegas, ditch the smoky, windowless casinos and check out one of these seven adventures instead.
You’ll be transported back in time when you visit this outdoor collection of vintage neon signs, known as “the Boneyard.” More than 150 signs—seven of which have been fully restored—call the museum home. Tour times vary by season, but we suggest the night tour. It costs a few bucks more, but it’s worth it to see the restored signs in all their dazzling glory.
770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, 702-387-6366
Slotzilla Zip Line
When you think of zip lining, you probably envision soaring through the air amongst the trees (or at least being in nature). The Vegas version of zip lining is a bit more urban. At the Slotzilla zipline on Fremont Street, you can soar amongst millions of brilliant, twinkling lights in Old Vegas. The zip line takes off from a 12-story platform on a giant slot machine adorned with dice, palm trees, gold coins and (what else?) 37-foot tall showgirls.
425 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, 702-678-5780
Pinball Hall of Fame
From classic games like Fireball and Captain Fantastic to newer versions like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Jurassic Park, this is a fun, family-friendly jaunt. Admission is free, and games cost 50 cents maximum. This is a great way to enjoy Vegas on the cheap—even teenagers are known to put down their phones.
1610 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, 702-597-2627
Dinner In The Sky
Finally, a dining experience worthy of breaking out the camera phone. At Dinner In the Sky, thrill-seeking foodies are strapped into roller coaster-like seats and hoisted 180 feet above the Vegas skyline. There, you’ll enjoy a gourmet meal, craft cocktails, and four-star service prepared by a team of “sky chefs” and master mixologists.
2800 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, 702-257-7303
Stratosphere Amusement Park
Attention, daredevils: this is your utopia. Imagine an amusement park with roller coasters, bungee jumping, swings and more….now imagine all that on top of a Vegas skyscraper. This place isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you like adrenaline rushes, you’ll love it.
2000 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, 702-380-7777
Admit it, you’ve seen those unattended bulldozers on the side of the highway and wondered if the keys are inside. Good news: at Dig This, you can get down and dirty driving heavy machinery like bulldozers and excavators without worrying about the cops showing up. After a short training (and a breathalyzer), you’ll be set loose to dig, tear, rip and claw to your heart’s content.
3012 South Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, 702-222-4344
Las Vegas isn’t exactly known for its biking scene, but it is known for quirkiness and unique activities. Case in point: this fun play on Burning Man. Twice a year, riders dress up in elaborate costumes, deck out their bikes with LED lights, stereos and art installations, and take over the strip. In town without a bike? No worries, Vegas has a bike sharing program coming soon.
Meets on the Vegas strip