April 23, 2021

Las Vegas: Neon Museum, Ethel M’s Factory and Cactus Garden, Pawn Stars shop, and the Natural History Museum

Visitors to Las Vegas frequently stay on the Strip and never venture into other parts of the city. If the ding-ding-ding of slot machines starts to grate, take some time out to visit some off-Strip Las Vegas touristic spots.
The Neon Museum is where old Vegas signage is put to pasture. Admission is pricey, but the tour guides give you a good thumbnail history of Sin City  http://www.neonmuseum.org
Ethel M’s Factory and Cactus Garden are off the beaten track, but who can resist seeing where M&Ms got their start plus a charming walkway through desert greenery. The gift shop features free chocolate samples, a host of edible gift ideas and killer Mexican hot chocolate. http://www.ethelm.com

If you’ve ever watched Pawn Stars on the History Channel, you may want to visit the pawn shop that spawned the series. People are queued up outside the unprepossessing building day and night to see if they have treasures worthy of the TV show. Inside you will find an underwhelming display of jewelry, art and memorabilia, but hey, a pawn shop is part of the Vegas experience. http://gspawn.com
If you have children, they will adore the Natural History Museum, a bite-size cultural collection of dinosaurs, mummies, fish and other kid-enticing displays. http://www.lvnhm.org

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