Despite the fact that Las Vegas is a relatively young city compared to other cities in the United States, there’s still plenty of fascinating history to explore.
If you’re in the mood for more than just bright lights and casinos, check out some of these historic attractions.
One of the longest-running attractions in the Vegas area is Helldorado Days, which dates all the way back to 1934. Originally, this festival was held to encourage visitation to the area after construction of the Hoover Dam. The event is one of the most popular in Vegas and attracts visitors from all over the world. Today, Helldorado Days features a rodeo, carnival, parade, art show, auctions, a poker tournament — and so much more!
Clark County Museum
Head to the Clark County Museum for plenty of education and local culture. Here, you’ll discover historic homes, a replica of an old-fashioned print shop, railroad artifacts, and even a natural history exhibit. When you tour the Anna Robert Parks Exhibit Hall, you’ll discover how locals lived from the Ice Age to today.
NV State Museum
Another museum you don’t want to miss when visiting Vegas is the Nevada State Museum. There’s a little bit of everything at this museum; you’ll not only learn about the mobsters who made Vegas what it is today, but also about desert wildlife and the history of nuclear testing in the state. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is part of the Springs Preserve.
BC Arts Festival
For the past 54 years, the Boulder City Arts Festival — also known as Annual Art in the Park — has been a favorite yearly event for Vegas residents and visitors alike. This festival offers free admission and welcomes over 100,000 people every year. You can feel good about buying art at this festival, as it raises funds for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation.
Las Vegas Philharmonic
The Las Vegas Philharmonic dates back to 1998 and is an important part of recent Vegas history. Serving as the only philharmonic of Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Philharmonic has won multiple awards and landed on plenty “best of Vegas” lists. Performances range from Beethoven and Brahms to festive holiday concerts and much more.
After exploring these historic Las Vegas destinations, head back to your luxurious Tahiti Village suite to relax and take advantage of the wide range of amenities available. A Vegas vacation is the perfect time to pamper yourself, so be sure to also visit the Mahana Spa for an array of relaxing treatments and services.