Hidden Gems in Sin City

The guide to everything outside the Vegas Strip

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Created by Christopher Warren - June 3rd 2016

When it comes to popular vacation destinations, Las Vegas, Nevada has it all. You can get married by Elvis at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, swap your valuables at the famous Pawn Stars Pawn Shop, or party your ass off on the Las Vegas Strip 24 hours a day. However, Vegas has a few hidden gems that only the most seasoned tourists know about. Head off the strip and check out this guide to Sin City's under-the-radar attractions.

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201 N 3rd St #102, Las Vegas, NV, US

Mob Bar

Take a stroll across the street to the Mob Bar, a prohibition-themed lounge where everyone looks like they're ready to run from the law. The servers are dressed as flappers, everything is wood grain, and the drink specials are all whiskey.

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Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, US

The Mob Museum

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10mi 00h 15m
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7050 Wetlands Park Ln, Las Vegas, NV, US

Wetlands Park Nature Preserve

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Yep, there's a wetland in the middle of the desert. I was just as surprised as you. The Wetlands Park Nature Preserve is the perfect place to get away from the constant party on the Strip and relax while you take in all the diverse nature viewable from the preserve's two miles of walking trails.

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6mi 00h 14m

4925 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, US

Pinball Hall of Fame

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Not a gambler? Head to the Pinball Hall of Fame for a different kind of skill game. With over 200 pinball machines that range from vintage classics to modern day releases, this is the pinball arcade to rule them all. The place is owned by Michigan native Tim Arnold, an avid collector of pinball machines, who uses the profits from the Hall of Fame to continue pursuing his passion of restoring the classics. The best part? No entrance fee!

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1mi 00h 04m

4640 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV, US

Double Down Saloon

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Sure, you can slurp some watered down cocktails on the Strip, but why do that when you can head this hidden staple where they urge you to just "Shut up and drink". The Double Down Saloon has been around since the early '90s, and is the least "Vegas" (and least classy, if you can believe it) place to get drunk in the whole city. Mild melting art covers the walls in this "clubhouse for the lunatic fringe", and as anti-Vegas as the place is, you can still gamble. Be sure to try the "Ass Juice" drink special.

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4mi 00h 09m

3275 S Sammy Davis Junior Dr, Las Vegas, NV, US

Erotic Heritage Museum

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What happens when a Preacher and a Pornographer decide to open a museum together? You get the Erotic Heritage Museum, a collaboration between Rev. Ted McIlvenna and Harry Mohney who agreed to work together to "maintain a mission of preservation for erotic artifacts, fine art and film." But don't let the description fool you, there's tons of boobs and peens and stuff in there too. The museum store sells plush vaginas.

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3420 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV, US

Zombie Apocalypse Store

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Need to prepare your bug-out bag for the impending rise of the undead? The Zombie Apocalypse Store has all your zombie slaying needs covered. Not only do they carry a wide assortment of things to slice, stab, shoot, and bludgeon the undead with, they also offer zombie target practice for just $1.00.

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501 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, US

Pop's Philly Steaks

Ditch the casino buffets and swing by Pop's Philly Steaks for, hands down, the best Philly cheese steak in the entire city. It's open 24/7 and it's cheap, so you can stuff your stomach after emptying your wallet at the tables at 3AM.