Atomic Testing Museum

Atomic Vegas – Sin City and the bomb

Atomic Vegas – Sin City and the bomb

A lot of people see the glitz and glam of the Las Vegas Strip and don’t realize the critical role we’ve played in world history. A history that not only shaped this city, but is still accessible to those who visit today. Vegas is intertwined with the development, testing and…

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…

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…

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…

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…