5 Las Vegas Place to Check-Out

NEVADA - It is easy to see why the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign is considered among the most popular city attractions. This sign, seen along Las Vegas Boulevard since 1959, comes after Mandalay Bay and the Little Church of the West at the southern tip of the Strip. This must-see sign, a great spot to take a selfie, was designed by Betty Willis, a local artist.

5 Las Vegas Place to Check-Out

1. Hoover Dam

Las Vegas is known for the Strip, but the Hoover Dam was the reason the city could survive. The engineering marvel was constructed during the Great Depression when thousands of workers desperately needed work. You can take several tours to see the dam and power plant at different prices. The dam's arched construction is not only beautiful, but it also provides power for Arizona, California and Nevada.

2. Mount Charleston, Lee Canyon

Lee Canyon, located in Mount Charleston, is one of the most picturesque places. It takes an hour from Vegas to reach this ski resort. The ski resort offers hiking and skiing in the summer and snowboarding and skiing during the winter. Most couples have their weddings in the spring or summer because it is scenic.

3. Mob Museum

The history of organized crime in Las Vegas is long and complex. In downtown, you can visit the Mob Museum to learn more about the influence organized crime has had on Sin City and the US. Visitors can listen to wiretaps or try out a real Tommy Gun. The bloodstained wall of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre is the museum's focal point.

4. Shark Reef

Shark Reef Aquarium is located in the Mandalay Bay next to the convention center. Here, you can find eels and stingrays as well as 15 different sharks. This aquarium is a great place to take your kids. It's busiest in the summer. Mandalay Bay guests who spend a bit more can see the aquarium up close with the Dive with Sharks program.

5. Neon Museum

The Mob Museum tells the story of Vegas in relation to organized crime. The Neon Museum, on the other hand uses neon to tell a story about the city. A group of hotels and businesses are located near Cashman Field, off Interstate-15. They show the evolution of Las Vegas from its beginnings as a stopover for travelers heading to California to today's top tourist destination. Daily tours are available, but they are limited and are sold out quickly.

6. Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Like other Vegas attractions, the Bellagio Conservatory is a big draw. The Bellagio Conservatory, which can be seen from the hotel's front desk, is constantly changing because the 100+ gardeners are responsible for its beautification. Bellagio's conservatory, gardens, fountains in front of the property, and glass flowers decorating its lobby are all reasons to include it on your list of things to do.