American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
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Bowie, MD 20720
Things to do and visit in Las Vegas
If this is your first time to visit Las Vegas, here are some ideas.
Are you thinking of attending a show or event in the evening? Check out the Shows & Events Nov 3-Nov 10, 2012 that are scheduled during the conference.
Do you like to explore museums? There are several different types that will interest conference attendees and their families:
The Springs Preserve, known as the birthplace of Las Vegas and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is administered by the Las Vegas Valley Water District, the agency that manages the city's water and promotes conservation. The Nevada State Museum is a unique part of the overall Springs Preserve experience. Through expansive historic collections, the museum works to advance the understanding of the history, pre-history and natural history of Nevada.
Bellagio Fine Arts Museum showcases magnificent works of art. During our conference, in partnership with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, a special exhibit Claude Monet: Impressions of Light is the main exhibit.
Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, The Mob Museum showcases both sides of the notorious battle between organized crime and law enforcement. With high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts, and interactive exhibits, you can finally discover the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
A visit to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum immerses you in a world of exotic wildlife and the ecosystems they live in – from prehistoric times through the present. Your students or group may learn about topics such as animal characteristics, habitats, adaptations, classification and basic scientific methods and principles.
Are you interested in the history of the development and testing of a nuclear bomb? The National Atomic Testing Museum in Association with the Smithsonian Institution has a collection of more than 12,000 unique artifacts in educational and inspiring exhibits along with changing temporary exhibits.
If you are able to stay an extra day, plan to visit the Hoover Dam located approximately 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam and powerplant since 1937. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam.