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With so many nearby things to do, Las Vegas is the ideal starting point for many memorable adventures. From nearly a dozen State and National Parks in Nevada alone, to hundreds of fun, educational, entertaining and fascinating side trips for the whole family, you might want to consider adding an extra day or two to your vacation just to see some of the sights! With our guide there's no wondering what to do in Vegas!

Las Vegas' centralized location makes it a great stepping off point to Southern Utah (Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park), Arizona (Lake Havasu and Grand Canyon) and even Southern California (Death Valley, Universal Studios and Disneyland). Most of which are a mere day's drive away, returning in time for an evening show or dinner.

While many Las Vegas attractions are within walking distance of the Strip and Downtown, far more are an hour or more drive away. While the use of a rental car is suggested to enjoy the attractions at your own pace and interest level, there are also inexpensive, organized tours from Las Vegas by professional tour guides to the most popular attractions. Where applicable we've also included links to these services.

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NATIONAL PARKS NEAR VEGAS - Separated into two sections, for nearby day trips on the first page and farther away overnight trips on the second page, this category covers about 50 destinations including such favorites as Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon and Zion.

GHOST TOWNS NEAR LAS VEGAS - The gold and silver rushes of a century ago, left many ghosttowns in its wake. Many of the original buildings still remain for touring and reliving this historic period of the old west.

OUTDOOR FUN - Recreational destinations in the wild west! From horseback riding and snowboarding to bungy jumping and skydiving.

MUSEUMS - Who says Vegas doesn't preserve it's history? Not your grandparents dark stuffy exhibit halls either. From Indian ruins to Liberace, art and science. We tell you where to find them all. Many are free to those in the know!

GALLERIES - Las Vegas is quickly developing a sense of culture in the fine arts. From art museums to galleries where you can browse and purchase.

FREE FUN - FREE in Las Vegas? You'd be amazed at the list of nearly 50 fascinating free activities we've compiled for you. Factory tours, Indian reservations, Casino exhibits, Living animal habitats, and much more.

MUST DO'S - You can't say you've experienced Vegas until you try out at least a few of the many varied, very inexpensive attractions which make LasVegas what it has become today. Roller coasters, Spectacular views, Exotic Animals and much more.

LAUGHLIN NEVADA ATTRACTIONS - Laughlin Nevada is only about 90 miles south of Vegas. If you're planning a day trip, overnight or weekend there, you'll not want to miss some the more interesting attractions close to there and featured in this section.


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