Hidden Treasures in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is home to many world-famous attractions and destinations, but we dug a little deeper to take you to some of the out-of-the-way places that you probably didn't know about. Step away from the crowds and step onto the path to these hidden treasures.
If you're a pinball wizard, have an interest in the game, or just want to check out something a little different, then the Pinball Hall of Fame
is the right place for you. Check out 10,000-square-feet of pinball machines galore! Play 25 and 50 cent games on hundreds of fun machines that have been restored to their original glory.
Address: 1610 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas NV 89119 - MAP
Satisfy that sweet tooth by taking a tour of the Ethel M Chocolates Factory
. The self-guided tour runs seven days a week, and as you walk through you'll be able to see the chocolate making in process. See the machines in action, learn about the production, and taste the final product. It's the sweetest destination in the city.
Address: 1 Sunset Way, Henderson, NV 89014 - MAP
Phone: (800) 471-0352
Take a small road trip outside of Vegas to see a true ghost town. The Rhyolite Ghost Town
was once a booming mining community and boasted a big turn out of quartz and gold in the early 1900s. But just as things started taking off, development halted with the onset of financial crises that swept the nation and all that's left now is what you'll see as you walk through the town.
Get a closer look at some true Las Vegas relics at The Neon Museum
. This unique museum presents old signs from famous Sin City locations, including the Hacienda Horse & Rider
sign, Aladdin's Lamp
, circa 1966; The Flame Restaurant
sign, circa 1961; Wedding Information
sign, circa the 1940s; and The Red Barn
, circa 1960. An estimated 150 signs are kept in the museum's "boneyard."
Phone: (702) 387-6366
You'll be shopping at the "World's Largest Gift Shop" as you walk the isles at Bonanza Gifts
. Tons of weird, unusual, and unconventional merchandise is available throughout the store's 40,000-square-foot expanse. Find this fun shopping treasure located at Sahara and the Strip.
Address: 2440 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89104 - MAP
Phone: (702) 385-7359