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Las Vegas: More Than Meets the Eye

by John Wroblewski

Jun 7, 2017

At a recent lunch with a friend, he mentioned my last GT blog about the Las Vegas 51s and said I must love gambling since I go there often.

To be honest, I don’t go to Las Vegas to gamble; I honestly don’t even gamble much when I am there. I play a few hours of Pai Gow and occasionally some slots, but the majority of my time is spent enjoying the other things Vegas has to offer.

Slotzilla, in the downtown area, is one of the coolest zip lines. There are two options: The Zipline starts 77 feet up, and you sit and sail about 850 feet down Freemont Street; and the Zoomline starts at 114 feet high, and you fly Superman-style about 1,700 feet down Freemont Street. There are hundreds of people below you and huge video screens above you — it truly is a unique zip line.

Freemont Street is also the site of the May–September Summer Concert Series.  Performances rotate between three stages, all with giant video screens as backdrops. Ann Wilson, Rick Springfield and Collective Soul are just some of the talent appearing this year.

Since 1996 the Neon Museum has delighted visitors with its large collection of iconic Las Vegas signs. The Boneyard is only accessible through guided tours, which heighten the experience.

Banger Brewing is a microbrewery started by childhood friends. Free tours give visitors the sights and tastes of the microbrewing process. You don’t have to be a beer-lover to enjoy Banger Brewery — especially on a scorching Vegas afternoon.

Of course, I already mentioned the 51s baseball team. Later this year, the NHL’s Golden Knights start play and, in a couple years, the NFL’s Raiders will be relocating here. Good timing in scheduling, and you might be able to see all three teams play during one Vegas stay, and if not, you can always return.

These are just some of the nongambling activities. Finding new or different food options — like Lobster Me — is always a tasty way to spend time.

I might spend less time in casinos than the average tourist, but I have just as much fun and probably come home with more money, too.

— John Wroblewski, distribution specialist

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