Not far from the Strip, these sites are sights to behold.
From glittering pianos to outrageous feather and fur costumes, it’s all on display at the Liberace Museum. 1775 E. Tropicana Ave. Hours: Tue.- Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Admission: $15. Profits go to the Liberace Foundation, which supports students in the performing arts.
Phone: 702.798.5595 Online: Liberace.org
The three-acre Neon Boneyard features a collection of full-size, historical neon signs from the Strip. 425 Fremont St. Hours: Tours are given Tue.-Sat., noon-2 p.m. Admission: Minimum donation of $15. Reservations required.
Phone: 702.387.6366 Online: Neonmuseum.org
The Nevada Test Site was the premier nuclear testing facility in the U.S. from 1951 to 1992. Today, the 10,000-sq.-ft. Atomic Testing Museum gives visitors an in-depth look at a piece of history. 755 E. Flamingo Rd. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $9.
Phone: 702.794.5161 Online: Atomictestingmuseum.org
The Zero G experience simulates being weightless aboard a modified 747. Flights “depart” from the Signature Air Terminal at McCarran International Airport. Admission: $4,950, plus tax.
Phone: 888.664.7284 Online: Gozerog.com
For more Vegas day trips, see Hop, Skip, Jump.