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Old 08-22-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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In general is there all of the normal entertainment outside the strip? Isn't the strip only a couple of blocks long? I see that the bus passes can be purchased to not go near the strip and you can pay less.
I'm someone whom may only rarely go near the strip. I'm only into rare occasions like concerts, and eating maybe on the strip. Is there a normal nice art museum, and an Art area of town for instance?
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I have been to concerts at some off Strip venues in casinos (Aliante, Green Valley, Boulder Station, Santa Fe etc). The venues I have been to are very nice and the sound has been good (I used to mix audio for a living). The Strip is 4.2 miles long, way too far to walk back and forth IMO, especially if it is hot.

I haven't had time to find art galleries/museums but it's on my list of things to do. I need to buy some art, new house, some bare walls, lol.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:16 PM
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Location: Henderson, NV
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I'm confused, so you'd rarely go to the Strip but you'd regularly go to an art museum? I'm not sure Las Vegas is really the right fit. I don't think anyone really cares about art museums, outside of a couple of snobbish NYC types, and if you do, you can travel to art museums because they're not something you need in your back yard.

But yes, there are tons of things to do off Strip depending on what you're into. Whether that's hiking, locals casinos, comedy clubs, restaurants, whatever really. The Strip isn't a couple of blocks long, by the way, it's ENORMOUS and several miles long. You'd have trouble walking the entire Strip in any reasonable amount of time or even at all during the summer. I can understand why locals rarely visit in the sense that Vegas is built so well, your immediate neighborhood basically has all that you need regularly speaking, but going to the Strip for world class entertainment is still a lot of fun. I'm a homebody but I also love the Strip, and even I admit I can't honestly see going to the Strip more than once a month. Until I have Golden Knights season tickets, then I'll go a lot more often.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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i've lived here more than 15 years and avoid the strip like the plague. lots to do.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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We only go to the Strip for special occasions or with visitors. There is plenty to do away from there.

I don't know about art museums, but one of the best photographers in the world has galleries at Caesar's, Venetian, and Mandalay Bay. His name is Peter Lik and his work is amazing. You don't even have to be a New York snob to appreciate it.

He has things available for sale but you better bring wheel barrows full of money.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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We only go to the Strip for special occasions or with visitors. There is plenty to do away from there.

I don't know about art museums, but one of the best photographers in the world has galleries at Caesar's, Venetian, and Mandalay Bay. His name is Peter Lik and his work is amazing. You don't even have to be a New York snob to appreciate it.

He has things available for sale but you better bring wheel barrows full of money.
There's also the Elena Bulatova gallery at Aria (I personally like the stuff they have there, but it's not for everyone) and the Richard MacDonald galleries at Aria and Bellagio (he works very closely with the Cirque folks).
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Old 08-23-2019, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Distances are deceptive in Vegas....the "strip" is MILES long...and crowded most of the time.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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There are no quality art, science or general interest museums in Las Vegas. And, I don’t think anywhere in the state of Nevada. We live here and enjoy visiting museums when we travel. But, there are plenty of recreational activities.
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:21 PM
 
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Isn't the strip only a couple of blocks long?
Yep. In fact, you can easily walk to any resort you can see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmPF...=youtu.be&t=36
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:14 PM
 
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Enjoy the state parks and national recreation areas around town. Visit the Springs Preserve, it is the closest thing we have to a Getty Center. If you are in the Henderson area then Lake Mead would be interesting, I reside in Spring Valley so I visit Red Rock Canyon and Mt.Charleston/Lee Canyon area and not so much for Lake Mead.

Unfortunately Mt.Charleston/Lee Canyon area will forever be ruined in just a few short years, master planned communities are being built left and right and one only 10 minutes away near the brand new Mt. Charleston Gateway on the 95 freeway. City of Las Vegas in the meantime, have plans for more on the other side of the freeway.
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