Vegas is known for its gambling, drinks a plenty, shopping and shows, but if you’ve done Vegas before or those just aren’t your cup of tea, we’ve got the list for you. Make the most of your time by skipping the usual Vegas routine during HR Tech and stepping out of the box. Vegas actually has quite a bit to offer those who don’t want to spend time in the casino, so grab your camera and head out to these eight weird Vegas attractions.
Neon Museum – Vegas is the city of lights, but where do those lights go after they’re reached their prime? The Neon Museum, just north of the strip. With over 150 retired Vegas signs and tour guides who will share their knowledge about the city’s sordid history, it’s definitely worth the trip. Tours run every half hour from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and costs $18.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. – Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan combines restaurant, bar, club and theater performance in the weirdest way possible. If you like the idea of dancing, musical performance, acrobatics and good food all happening in the same area, this is your place. It has a secret underground vibe, performances that vary night-to-night and exceptional food. It’s pricey, but it’s a weird experience you won’t forget.
A million dollars – Most of us will never see a million dollar pile of cash in our lifetimes, but you can in Vegas. Binion’s Hotel and Casino at Fremont Street will take you back in time to classic Vegas, and let you take a picture with a million dollars. When you visit, they’ll take your photo and give you a free 4×6 in a souvenir frame. Stop by between 9 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Shark tank – After you get your million-dollar picture, head across the street to The Golden Nugget and get up close and personal with sharks. You can see the 200,000-gallon shark tank from a distance for free in the casino or take a shark tank tour for $30.
World Series bats – Any baseball fan that hasn’t browsed the Las Vegas Club and Casino memorabilia collection is seriously missing out. At the back of the casino is the world’s largest collection of signed World Series baseball bats in the world, and it’s free to enjoy.
Electric chair – Ok, it’s fake, but the electric chair at the Mob Museum makes for an excellent photo op, not to mention that the museum is incredibly interesting. The museum shows the history of organized crime in the area and how it helped shape Vegas into the city it is today. Tickets are around $20 and the museum is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kiss themed mini golf – Yes, you did in fact read that right. Where else could you play 18 holes of mini golf surrounded by giant electric guitars, painted rocker faces with long tongues and an enormous platform boot? Kiss Mini Golf is a short drive east of The Strip and offers all that – and so much more – for just $12.
Absinthe – Most Vegas shows follow a pretty standard format, but Absinthe doesn’t quite fit in that box. It’s creepy, mesmerizing and might make you feel like you’re in American Horror Story: Freak Show with its circus feel and gravity-defying acts. Performances take place at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Take a look at our other Vegas #HRTechConf guides on the TalentObjects blog to get the lowdown on where to go and what to do in Sin City.