More than just a marketing tagline, most people take the phrase “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” quite seriously. However, there is no rule forbidding you to share to your family or friends the places or activities you enjoyed in the city.
Away from the bright lights, 24/7 loud entertainment, and flock of Las Vegas high rise condominium and hotels that the city is known for, there are plenty of less flashy, but often more fun, hidden Las Vegas attractions that deserve to get the spotlight. You just have to be good at finding them.
Let us unleash the best kept secrets of Las Vegas to the world! Here is a guide to hidden Las Vegas attractions you should definitely know and visit.
The Neon Museum770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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Not as hidden as the other Las Vegas secrets but still often overlooked when exploring the city, The Neon Museum is the resting home of over 150 decommissioned, non-restored neon signs that once lit up Las Vegas.
A visit in The Neon Museum will show you the peculiar mix of burlesque, kitsch, and retro-modern style that marked the visual identity of 20th century Las Vegas.
Burlesque Hall of Fame1027 South Main Street, Suite #110, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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One of the very few collections dedicated to the seductive art of risqué dancing in the entire world, it is a surprise that The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas is not as popular as it should be.
Created with the intention of having a space to showcase the history of burlesque and serve as home to the aging performers, the Burlesque Hall of Fame currently has several thousand costumes, stage props, photographs, and other memorabilia that document the careers and lives of burlesque performers and producers in collection.
Lonnie Hammargren’s House4318 Ridgecrest Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Dr. Lonnie Hammargren’s House of History, also known as The Hammargren Home of Nevada History or simply Lonnie Hammargren’s House, is the home of the retired neurosurgeon, former lieutenant governor, and lifelong memorabilia collector Lonnie Hammargren.
Every 31st of October, Hammargren opens his home to visitors for an open house to celebrate the Nevada Day and showcase his ever-growing unique collection which also contains the history of the state.
Akhob, by James Turrell3720 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 103, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Literally one of the best kept secrets of Las Vegas, James Turrell’s art installation exhibit “Akhob” meaning “pure water” is located at the hidden top floor of the Louis Vuitton City Center store. It is a 24-minute presentation of two circular openings leading into two huge chambers filled with slowly changing, rotating light which will give your eyes a gentle, soothing bath of brilliant colors.
There is no admission fee or any purchase required to enter the exhibit. However, you must call and make reservations ahead of time before going. Only four people at a time are allowed inside the exhibit.
é by José Andrés3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Different from the bold and striking image of the city, é by José Andrés thrives from discretion and exclusivity. Tucked away in a small private room within Jaleo at The Cosmopolitan without any flashing signs announcing its existence, é by José Andrés offers the most exclusive dining experience you could ever have in Las Vegas or in the country. It seats only eight persons along a curved counter with three chefs at work on the other side, and serves a clever and creative tasting menu of Spanish avant-garde dishes.
If you are planning on having an exclusive dinner with your loved one, é by José Andrés should be perfect for you. It only allows two seating reservations per night, up to three months in advance.
No secret is ever safe, including Las Vegas secrets! Discover more hidden Las Vegas attractions, explore the city beyond the surface, and experience an once-in-a-lifetime enjoyment!