Sunday, April 19, 2015

Some Quiet Things To Do in Las Vegas

If you want to get away from all the noise and people, but don't want to leave Las Vegas itself, there are several things you can do for a quiet afternoon.  Here are a couple places that you can go and see something different.

    The Double Down Saloon has cocktails, a wild jukebox, and bizarre mural work by local artists.  Mingle with some of the local folks or, if you are lucky, you might spot the occasional celebrity that visits.

    The Chinatown Mall is an Oriental type of place with some good restaurants, fascinating shopping, and some unique items.  Everything has a background of the Far East as its theme.

    The Arts Factory has a a gallery with first rate collection of art pieces.  They have parties the first Friday of every month to help showcase the local artist's work.

    The West Sahara Library Fine Arts Museum building is one of the few buildings that is built to Smithsonian specs.  It is an urban building that accentuates its space and art work perfectly. 

    The Guggenheim/Hermitage Museum was a venture between St. Petersburg, Russia and the Guggenheim.  Located in the Venetian, it is right by the front door and has an outside entrance.  There is some sculpture and glass pieces in the museum.

    King Tut's Tomb and Museum located in the Luxor Hotel is a reproduction, full scale, of King Tut's tomb in Egypt.  It includes the antechamber, annex, burial chamber, and replicas of all the treasury inventory.  King Tut was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings.  All of the tomb and its accouterments were handcrafted by Egypt artisans using the gold leaf, linens, tools, and ancient methods.

If you want to spend a nice quiet hour or two on your own, check out one of these destinations.

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