When thinking about things to do in Vegas, we’re sure things like: gambling, seeing strippers, and going to pool parties, clubs and stage shows, all come to mind. While doing these things are certainly fun, we also like to seek out things that are a bit more unique. Here we share 10 unique things to do in Las Vegas (in no particular order):
1. Shoot “real life” zombies
Apocalypse Vegas feels like a real life video game. Armed with an airsoft gun, your mission is to find and shoot zombies (who are real life actors) to prevent the spread of a virus that will kill mankind. Former special ops provide combat training, including how to kick down doors and sweep the room.
(Apocalypse Vegas, +1-844-292-5076, https://apocalypsevegas.com/ from $120USD, 4375 S. Valley View Blvd. Open: Thursday – Sunday 9am-9pm).
2. Get a cupcake out of an ATM
Feel like something sweet in the middle of the night? Well you are in luck! Vegas has a 24 hour ATM that dispenses cupcakes. There are 4 ATMs located at McCarren Airport priced at $4.50USD per cup cake.
(Sprinkles Cupcakes, +1-702-733-0522, https://sprinkles.com/locations/nv/las-vegas, from $4.50USD, McCarren Airport. Open: every day, 24 hours).
3. View an exclusive art exhibition
Hidden within Louis Vuitton at The Crystals, Aria, is an exclusive light art exhibition by James Turrell called Akhob. Bookings need to be made months in advance and a maximum of 6 people are allowed through at any one time. After entering a secret elevator, signing disclaimers and gearing up in plastic booties you stand in a room for 20 mins while different colours wash over you. It is interesting as you transition from a meditative state to one of discomfort as the intensity of the light and colour changes. Oh and we forgot to mention it is free!
Tip #1: If you haven’t been able to get an advanced booking try your luck by calling while in town. There are often last minute cancellations.
Tip #2: It is a little tricky to find the meeting spot. Go inside the Louis Vuitton shop and go down to the ground level. You will see an escalator and a Louis Vuitton trunk. This is where the staff member will meet you. If you are unsure, just let a staff member know you are there to see the art installation.
(Akhob, +1-702-730-3150, http://archive.jamesturrell.com/artwork/akhob/ , FREE admission, Louis Vuitton @ The Crystals, Aria. Open Thursday – Monday 11:30am – 7:30pm. Call for bookings).
4. Get spanked if you don’t finish your food
Down on Freemont street (also known as the old Vegas), you can find a very interesting themed restaurant called Heart Attack Grill.
When you see the sign out the front that diners over 350lbs (or 159kgs) eat for free, then you know it is going to be a strange restaurant! Customers gear up in hospital gowns, while the wait staff dress as sexy nurses. Wine comes in IV drips and the burgers here are big! Only order what you can eat, because if you don’t finish your meal you are in for a spanking! Even if you do manage to finish your meal, you can still get a spanking if you ask nicely (just ask Dean).
(Heart Attack Grill, https://www.heartattackgrill.com/, prices vary. 450 Fremont St. Open: every day 11:00am – 10:45pm. No bookings necessary).
5. Enjoy a romantic railbike trip
Are you looking for a unique and romantic experience in the middle of the desert? Then check out Rail Explorers railbike trip. Set on an old (unused) railway track, you and your loved one sit in a four-wheeled bike and peddle along the railway at your own pace! With three different tours to choose from, the most romantic by far is the “Evening Lantern Ride” as you enjoy the desert moonlight and stars!
(Rail Explorers USA, https://www.railexplorers.net/tours/las-vegas, from $85USD. 601 Yucca St, Boulder City. Advanced bookings required through the website.)
6. Get a robot to make your cocktail
Sick of the bartender getting your cocktail order wrong? Then head to Tipsy Robot in the Miracle Mile shops. Use the ipads to order and pay, and then head over to see the robots in action. There are two robots shaking up cocktails. They are so efficient they can make up to 120 drinks an hour!
(Tipsy Robot, +1-702-659-7711, http://thetipsyrobot.com/, prices vary. 3663 South Las Vegas Boulevard. Open 10am-11pm every day and open until 12pm Friday-Saturday).
7. Blow up a car
Want to live out your Lethal Weapon dreams and blow up a car? Shoot Las Vegas allows you to do just that. For $2000USD you can blow up an old car in their outdoor shooting range.
For something extra exclusive, you can even blow up a limo. Priced at $4000USD this experience does not come cheap – however it includes 3 different guns and up to 4 shooters are allowed per limo. Hurry as there are only 2 limos left to blow up!
(Shoot Las Vegas, +1-702-634-4867, https://www.shootlasvegas.com/blow-up-a-limo.html from $2000USD, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Open: every day 9am-5pm).
8. Get your fortune told by the President
For $1 USD Trump will tell your fortune. The fortunes may not be accurate, but it should give you a laugh.
(Located on the corner of S Las Vegas Bvld and E Harmon Ave near Viva Vegas Gifts, $1USD. Open every day, 24 hours).
9. Be a tv show audience tester
Are you an armchair critic, who loves to yell at the tv about a show’s characters and plots? Now is your chance to actually have some input about what makes it to air. If you have a spare hour, you can sign up to view a pilot show at CBS Television City Research Centre in the MGM. Armed with an ipad you give feedback as the show progresses and you may even be lucky enough to get discount vouchers or cash for your efforts.
To participate you must be at least 10 years old and a US or Canadian citizen. Other country’s citizens may be considered if there is a special project, but note they will only take you if you have participated in other focus groups in the past.
(CBS Television City Research Centre, +1-702-891-5753, https://tvcityresearch.com/, FREE admission, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Open: everyday 10am-8:30pm).
10. Pose with a colourful outdoor art installation
Seven Magic Mountains is an outdoor art installation by Swiss artist: Ugo Rondinone. Seven piles of fluro painted rocks make up the seven mountains. The installation juxtaposed with the desert landscape in the background makes for stunning photos. The art installation was supposed to remain only until the end of 2018, but due to its popularity it will remain until the end of 2021. So check it out before it is gone!
(Seven Magic Mountains, http://sevenmagicmountains.com/, FREE admission, 10 miles south of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, Nevada, Open: every day, 24 hours).
Do you know of any other unique things to do in Las Vegas that we should add to the list? Or have you tried any of our top 10 unique experiences? Let us know in the comments below!