Las Vegas Cultural Happenings (Oct. 10, 2003)
If your arm is a bit fatigued from pulling the one-armed bandit handles, there is no shortage of non-gambling activities in Las Vegas. Let's just say Vegas has an active cultural life. Check out the links below:
Interested in the Arts?
"Cinderella" at The Nevada Ballet Theatre. The theater is now in its 32nd season.
A review of The Nevada Ballet Theatre's "Cinderella," in "Las Vegas CityLife"
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum
The Guggenheim Hermitage "American Pop Icons" exhibit at The Venetian
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
The Las Vegas Philharmonic plays year-round.
The West Las Vegas Arts Center's Poet's corner (events list. on Yahoo! Groups page)
How about some Hiking / Nature / Modern Wonders?
Need a break from the neon? Hike through Cathedral Gorge, one of Nevada's oldest state parks.
Cathedral Gorge State Park info., on the Nevada Division of State Parks site
If you want to see the sort of stars you won't find on The Strip, there's always the Las Vegas Astronomical Society
Park info. on the Desert USA site
www.desertusa.com or www.americansouthwest.net
You can rent bikes and hike at the spectacular Red Rock Canyon. Rock climbers from all over the world do their thing here, too.
Info. on Red Rock Canyon, part of the Bureau of Land Management site
The Hoover Dam -- there is no substitute. It's rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.
More info. on Red Rock Canyon, on SunsetCities.com
Info. on the Bureau of Reclamation site
Hoover Dam info., as part of the PBS special "The American Experience"