National Atomic Testing Museum
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Look beyond Las Vegas hotels and casinos for a more unique experience and plan a trip to the National Atomic Testing Museum, which features artifacts and exhibits dedicated to nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site, located just north of Las Vegas. The museum—which became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 2011—also features a Ground Zero Theater that shows guests what it feels like to experience a simulated bomb blast. There’s also an exhibit about how scientists developed the first atomic bomb. Still looking to explore more underground museums? Here are 8 weird museums you never knew existed.
Neon Museum and Boneyard
If you’re a fan of neon America, Las Vegas is the place for you. (You might also appreciate these top retro burger stands.) Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum features old neon signs from defunct casinos and restaurants in the town’s past. The Boneyard refers to the six acres of land in which the signs are restored and put on display for the public. Some notable classics include the La Concha Motel and the Stardust Hotel and Casino. Curious about the Las Vegas sign? Here are 12 things you never knew about the Las Vegas sign.