10 Weird Things to Do in Las Vegas

Aug 19, 2020

10 Weird Things to Do in Las Vegas
By Alex Velazquez

10 Weird Things to Do in Las Vegas

Apart from glitzy Las Vegas hotels, nightclubs, posh casinos, and classy restaurants that the Strip offers, there are also some rather odd or weird things that you can do when in Vegas. The city never disappoints when it comes to entertainment and sight-seeing – so, frankly speaking, you haven't seen it all if you haven’t been to one of these weird places we're going to showcase today!

Best Weird Things You Can Do in Las Vegas

First off, Vegas is weird. The best way to dip into this scene is to simply explore this list of weird things to do, and make sure to stop by some of them when you’re in Vegas, if you're bar crawling that neighborhood, or your impromptu 2am walking tour leads you into the rabbit hole of rare finds, far away from the blinding (yet somewhat comforting) lights of the main Las Vegas Strip. I know what you're thinking – what if? Relax. You will have such interesting stories to share with your friends back home, and honestly there's enough non-weird experiences available in Vegas to go around, but this list of suggested places should make things easier for you to fly out of your orthodox orbit into the fringe for a while.

Keep reading for the top 10 weird things to do in Las Vegas.


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1 | Go to the Atomic Testing Museum | Remember the atomic bomb from the Second World War? If you have been particularly curious about the engineering and scientific ingenuity that went into implementing this history-defining weapon, you should definitely visit the Atomic Testing Museum. The museum shows you how the atom bomb was actually created and tested – both underground and in the open. There is a large collection of items and exhibits for you to feast your eyes on. The Atomic Testing Museum will add more to your knowledge of history. It is actually a great place for anyone to visit.

WHERE: 755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 | WHO: 702-794-5151

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2 | Shoot an Uzi at the Gun Store | If you have been itching to have that experience of shooting a gun or just handling a firearm, this is a place where not just you but also your kids can enjoy shooting rifles. Kids even under the age of 12 get a chance to shoot guns at this place. This is not something you can see just anywhere. There are AK47s, M1A1 submachine guns and several other guns and rifles in the mix. All you need is your driver’s license and a little amount of money to make all this happen. There’s also a bachelorette package for brides to come get a taste of the shooting action. It’s available on Friday and Saturday nights. The bride gets to shoot a rental of her choice for free. Hurry down to this place and have a wonderful gun-filled time.

WHERE: 2900 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89121 | WHO: 702-454-1110

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3 | Try to Keep Your Calm at Dick’s Last Resort | Ever been in a restaurant full of dicks? Probably not. As the name implies, Dick’s Last Resort is a food fabulous food spot with waiters and staff actually put in place to act like dicks. It’s not like they are actually bad people for real. Everything is just a gimmick to make you laugh and have a unique and fun experience as you eat some amazing food. There’s no need to get offended by the jokes or jabs that may come in your direction, everyone present at the restaurant gets a taste. Dick’s Resort is actually a place to be merry and cheerful. Feel free to dance and sing while you’re there for an unforgettable experience.

WHERE: 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-597-7991

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4 | Tour the Area 51 Alien Center | If you’ve heard of “Area 51,” it is a large place in the middle of the Nevada desert which contains letters written by Albert Einstein on the use of nuclear weapons. It also contains other historic items like a nameplate that survived a bomb detonation and lots more. Feel free to tour the area for sight-seeing.

WHERE: 4730 S Fort Apache Rd Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89147 | WHO: 702-970-7770

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5 | Dine While Hanging from a Crane | The dinner in the sky team is on ground to give you an exquisite, classy and not-so-cheap dinner experience. The unique dinner experience takes place at a height of about 180 feet above the ground. To achieve this, you will be strapped to a seat inside a crane overlooking the city. The food served here is of high quality and reputation as it is prepared by professional chefs. It is also served by top-class waiters. Each person pays $289 for the dinner experience. The fee covers your transport from the hotel to the dinner and back. Have a nice time overlooking the city as you enjoy a nice dinner in the sky. It will be a meal to always remember.

WHERE: 2800 W Sahara Ave #3, Las Vegas, NV 89102 | WHO: 702-257-7303

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6 | Learn About Mafia at the Mob Museum | The Mob Museum is a place that sheds light on the mobster vs law enforcement history from the dark pasts of Vegas. It was put together by the warring duo. The museum, which is located in a courthouse, provides you with a gun-training exercise. You get to experience an educational session where you learn about police vs suspect confrontations and how to de-escalate the situation. You will be allowed to handle a gun while de-escalating in your own voice as if you were a cop in real-life suspect confrontation. These experiences and simulations are part of the Use of Force Training and Crime Lab which you get to do for a fee.

WHERE: 300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | WHO: 702-229-2734

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7 | Take a Look at the Erotic Heritage Museum | This is a place that houses erotic exhibits such as the largest erotic bicycle in the world. If you are aware of the urban legend on Catherine the Great, you will find some of the famed erotic objects from the legend featured in the Erotic Heritage Museum. A pink and purple colored neon sign points you to the place. The museum was opened in 2008 and has several erotic sculptures and paintings for visitors to see. This place is another one of Vegas’s weird wonders. You’re welcome to pay the museum a visit. Don’t take your children with you, it wouldn’t be so appropriate.

WHERE: 3275 S Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-794-4000

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8 | Visit Bodies: The Exhibition | Just as the name suggests, this museum exhibits dead bodies in different movement postures and also offers a close-up look at internal organs. Some of these organs are cancerous tumors and smoker’s lungs which give you a look at what an unhealthy organ is actually like. The bodies displayed are put in place to help visitors know more about how muscles and the skeletal structures work. This place might sound depressing but it actually isn’t. You can be assured that you’ll have a unique and interesting experience as you tour the museum alongside other visitors. It will also be educational for you as per human anatomy and health topics.

WHERE: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 | WHO: 702-262-4400

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9 | Try the SlotZilla Zipline | For anyone who is interested in a zipline experience, there are two right above the Fremont Street. The lines are at different heights – one is at a higher level than the other and the ride lasts longer. So far as you’re not scared of heights, you should have a nice time ziplining in the sky. If you are scared of heights, you can always start at the lower zipline. You get pictures of yourself after the rides for a certain fee. This is an addition you can make to your list if you ever find yourself in Fremont. It promises to be an intriguing experience.

WHERE: 425 Fremont St #160, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | WHO: 702-678-5780

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10 | Recreate the Titanic Movie at Titanic: The Exhibition | This is a recreated experience of the world-famous Titanic and the story behind its fame. If you have seen the Titanic movie, this is your chance to experience it in real life. Visitors that stop by for the exhibit are given a passenger’s boarding pass at the beginning of the tour. Some rooms from the original ship have been perfectly replicated so as to give you the best experience of what being on the original ship feels like. The passenger’s boarding pass you were given at the entrance to the museum has the names of real people from the Titanic story. You get told, at the end of the exhibit, if the person on your pass actually died or survived the accident. This is a great opportunity for you to experience what it would have been like to be a passenger aboard the great Titanic. Plan a trip to the exhibition if Vegas is on your list of places to visit soon. And if it isn’t, add it to your list.

WHERE: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 | WHO: 702-262-4400

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Last Tips on Weird Things to Do in Las Vegas

Apart from these 10 weird things to do in Las Vegas, you should also consider the Criss Angel’s Mindfreak Live. This live show, performed from time to time, is a magic packed zone with loads of acrobatics and motorcycle tricks. It is located in the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. You get to screen the amazing works of Criss Angel in 3D with special effects. Of course, you'll want to check out ALL the amazing Las Vegas entertainment available at Westgate Las Vegas! (shameless plug time!)

You should also check out the Lion Habitat Ranch and Thunder from down under. All these places provide you with unique, intriguing experiences that you may only find in Vegas. Check for more places online to make sure you don’t miss out on the best of Vegas’s weird trips.


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