3 Things to Avoid in Las Vegas


Las Vegas has a lot of fun things to do no matter what you are interested in, but there are also a lot of things that are over-hyped, over-priced, and just plain not worth your time.  In this post, I am going to share 3 things a lot of tourists like to do that are not worth your time.

  1. Voodoo Zip Line at Rio

This is by far the biggest waste of time and money of anything I have done in Las Vegas.  I love zip lines and $28 seemed like a reasonable price for a zip line from the top of a Vegas hotel.  Luckily, there was no line when we went so getting up to the top was easy and there was a good view from the top so I was looking forward to the zip line.

The zip line is less of a zip line and more of a chair lift.  Two people can sit side by side on a little bench and you ride from the top of one building to another building and then reverse back up to the starting point.  While you are high enough in the air to be fun, your view consists of a parking lot and pool and you don’t go fast enough to get any kind of thrill.  If you are dead set on doing a zip line in Vegas, do the one on Fremont Street or the ones out by Boulder City.

2. The Mob Museum

I had high hopes for the mob museum as I have read some on mob history and find it interesting.  Not only is the Mob Museum overpriced, it was boring.  This museum only has a few actual pieces of history and mainly consists of pictures and stories on the walls.  So, if you want to spend hours reading and looking at photographs, this will be perfect.

Do yourself a favor, watch a documentary in your spare time.  You will probably enjoy the documentary more than this museum and will waste a lot less time.

3. M&M Factory

I have no idea why this place is so popular.  It is not a factory.  It is literally a giant store stuffed with grossly over-priced merchandise.  Everyone always wants to go here when they go to Vegas.  Just save yourself the time and money and skip it.  If you get dragged down there, do yourself a favor and go next door to the Coca Cola factory.  While that is also a giant store, you can do the Around-the-World Tour and try sodas from all over the world.  That is actually surprisingly enjoyable.

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