Photo: Ron Mader, Old Fort (some rights reserved)

Are you looking for slow adventures in Las Vegas? I have a few faves, mostly family-friendly and inspired: //¿Estás buscando aventuras lentas en Las Vegas? Tengo algunos favoritos que te inspiran y amigables para las familias:

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These faves are personal and eclectic, what I enjoy and recommend to friends and family.

There’s a side of Las Vegas and Clark County based on the loud and the many, bums on seats, record crowds, the magnetism of mass tourism. It’s anonymous and show-offy. Irksome for the quiet and introverted. A challenge for the extroverts. The paradox of transitions at home – the striving toward authenticity world food markets an the entertaining reproductions of the Egyptian pyramid, the Eiffel tower, and the Hoffbräuhaus…

Our Faves

Happening now in downtown Las Vegas is the next big thing – micromobility via bike share. The BCycle / RTC Bike – is the go-to, slow adventure in one of the world’s most storied cities.

Keep Vegas weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the one-time football and rugby stadium.

Reopened in July 2022! Plane spotting at the Sunset Viewing Area of Harry Reid International Airport. The area is located on Sunrise between Paradise Road and Eastern Avenue. During the summer season (April 1 – September 30), the Sunset Viewing Area will be open to the public from 9am-9pm, seven days a week. Hours for the winter season (October 1 – March 31) will be 9am-7pm, seven days a week.

Paiute land north of downtown is the site of NuWu Cannabis Marketplace, the largest medical and recreational marijuana marketplace in the world. With the largest windows of local dispensaries, this is a bright and cheerful environment.

Clark County Museum covers 30 acres and includes exhibit halls, historic buildings, gazebo, a Union Pacific steam engine and railroad station, a nature trail, and wikiup.

The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a prompt and thoughtful response to 2017’s Oct. 1 tragedy.

The Pinball Hall of Fame is a 10,000-square warehouse with rows and rows of playable pinball machines. It’s an amazing hands-on museum. Just put your quarters into the machines you want to play.

Good signage! Always open and free to access.

For those keen on public art – the sculptures, land art and ephemeral street art, one object deserving attention is located on the grounds of the Harry Reid Airport Find the Vaquero (Cowboy) Statue by sculptor Luis Alfonso Jiménez, Jr on the xeriscaped hill. Easy to drive by. Difficult to access on foot.

This tribute to Las Vegas’ classic neon continues to upgrade by illuminating the past.

Just down the road from the Neon Museum is one of the oldest buildings in Las Vegas, part of Nevada State Park’s Old Mormon Fort Museum

Game Day Express

Las Vegas Allergy Mix
3315 E. Russell Road, Suite A-3
Golden Flower Chinese Restaurant next door

Saint Andrew Labyrinth
1399 San Felipe Drive, Boulder City

India Market
1435 E Tropicana Avenue

Planet 13

Want to visit …

Gilcrease Orchard 7800 N. Tenaya Way Open to the public Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Pioneer Saloon (est. 1913) in Goodsprings

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