Posts tagged as: Atomic Testing Museum

Vegas’ Atomic Testing Museum immerses you in history

Vegas’ Atomic Testing Museum immerses you in history

There was a time when tourists flocked to Las Vegas just to see flashing lights. In the 1950s, many visitors arrived to view the neon, but a few set their sights on the atomic tests at the distant Nevada Test Site. The Atomic Testing Museum commemorates this era, when the power of the atom was just [...]

From blings to kings: museums show off city

From blings to kings: museums show off city

Paris is known for the Louvre. New York City is home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles has the Getty Center. And though Las Vegas doesn’t seem like a place concerned with preserving historic relics, the city is actually home to several unique museums and exhibits. Many of them provide a chance to [...]

Flashback Friday: When The Atom Was King

Flashback Friday: When The Atom Was King

As the world marks the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945), Flashback Friday looks at a period in the 1950s when the world and Las Vegas enjoyed a fascination with all things atomic. Today’s Flashback Friday photo features Sands Copa Room showgirl Lee Merlin posing [...]

Venture off the beaten path for fun in Vegas

Venture off the beaten path for fun in Vegas

It’s no secret that 99.9 percent of tourists come to Vegas to experience what the Strip has to offer. Of course this means the Strip, both outside and inside the resorts, can get a bit crowded and full of hustle and bustle. If you happen to get tired of it all and would like a [...]

Just off the Strip can be fun too

Just off the Strip can be fun too

 Chances are when you come to Vegas you’ll spend 99.9 percent of your time on the Strip – and there’s nothing wrong with that. After all, the big resorts along the Strip have it all – nightclubs, pools, buffets, restaurants, shows, spas and more. And yet, just a few blocks from the Strip are interesting [...]

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