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About the Other Las Vegas

By Victoria Harding

Las Vegas Everyone knows that Vegas is all about gambling, eating, entertainment and partying. But does everyone know about the hidden treasures Vegas has to offer? Well, for something different but with the same excitement of the Vegas casinos, consider these options the next time your in "sin city".

  • For a definite change of pace, venture over to the A. J. Hakett Bungee Jumping Tower right next door to Circus Circus. For $49 dollars you can take a thrilling dive into a sea of neon lights. 720-385-4321
  • If it isn't bungee jumping that interests you, or bungee jumping is maybe to wimpy for you then take a real dive with Sky Dive Las Vegas, and for $159 you can enjoy a stomach lurching tandem dive into the lights of Vegas. 720-293-1860
  • For a simple, less extreme adventure, head over to New York-New York's Manhattan Express. This is the first twist and dive roller coaster in Vegas and for an added fright, the roller coaster hangs you upside down 86 feet up in the air! 800-693-6763
  • To get out of the city and explore the surrounding nature of Nevada, look into Sky's the Limit Climbing School. Here you geared up, instruction, and someone to hold the rope while you rock climb up some of the most beautiful sights in the world. 702-363-4533
  • And as if all of the previous options weren't enough, you can try paragliding with Upper Limits, and for $80 you can tandem glide and see the whole city from up in your own glider. 702-873-0516
  • For a healthy change of pace, rent a 21-speed mountain bike at Escape the City Streets and head for the hills. You can find excellent trials on Mt. Charleston in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area. 702-596-2953
  • For a new kind of buzz that doesn't included alcohol, try the "Oxygen Bar". For just a buck a minute, you can inhale the aromatherapeutic "flavors" of the oxygen bar. No liquids are used here, so enjoy this pleasant new experience.

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