Discover March 2018
“Brilliant!,” the new experience at The Neon Museum, takes you back to vintage Vegas where unrestored signs – with broken lights and all – are provided the creative technology to give the impression that they have been re-electrified. The immersive 30-minute show, created by audiovisual artist and designer Craig Winslow, reanimates 40 monumental examples from amongst the museum’s many iconic, vintage signs, to the accompaniment of music from some of the entertainment industry’s most storied performers. Tickets start at $15 for locals, seniors, students, and military.
The Neon Museum, 770 N. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, 702-387-6366. http://neonmuseum.org
Pedal power on rails
Through April, you can “ride the rails” two ways and experience history dating back to the 1930s - the time when the Boulder Branch Line was constructed by the Union Pacific Railroad to service the Boulder Dam project. Rail Explorers: The Las Vegas Division offers an exciting new tour, which combines an exhilarating, four-mile, downhill, pedal-powered ride from the station to Railroad Pass. Then, enjoy a more leisurely ride back to the top of the hill in one of the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic trains. Prices range from $85 for two to $150 for four passengers.
Chocolates and Cocktails
Take a trip back to 1779, when Marie Antoinette’s pharmacist created a distinctive, coin-shaped confection blended with headache medicine and cocoa butter. The queen, who had refused to take her medicine all those years, was delighted by his now famous chocolate pistoles (coins). Today – with no medicine added, of course – the treat can still be enjoyed as a pairing when you order a cocktail from 9 - midnight at Rosina, inside Palazzo Las Vegas. No doctor’s note needed for this fanciful libation duo.
Rosina, The Palazzo, 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, 702-607-1945.