Published on March 14, 2017 by Lola Augustine Brown

If you’re heading to Vegas for the upcoming ASD Show, then you’re perfectly placed to check out some of the varied and excellent attractions in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center. What many people fail to realize about Las Vegas is that there is so much to do beyond just casinos and gambling. Here are some of the highlights:

Get a dose of nostalgia at The Neon Museum where you’ll see old neon signs from Vegas’ heyday. Las Vegas is a city that is constantly re-writing its history, and although most of the classic casinos and bars that the Rat Pack used to frequent are long gone, dedicated citizens kept hold of the signs in their garages or back yards, until they were collected and eventually placed in this fascinating museum. Be sure to book a tour and learn all about the history of this city, as well as its iconic signage.

Be wowed at the Fremont Street Experience. 12.5 million LED lights make up the 1,500 feet overhead video screen that spans much of Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas. Every hour on the hour, visitors are treated to an awe-inspiring free show, which could be lights sequenced to classic Vegas tunes, or pieces by Heart, The Who, Bon Jovi, and many more artists. While you’re there, you can check out some of the classic Vegas casinos, and see glimpses of how the city used to be back in the day.

Catch a Cirque du Soleil show. There are seven permanent Cirque du Soleil shows running in Vegas, and they all offer incredible artistry and acrobatics. O – the underwater show that runs at the Bellagio – is stunningly beautiful, while Zumanity is a little risqué, but very fun. There are even shows dedicated to the music of The Beatles and Michael Jackson. If you’ve never been to a Cirque du Soleil show, you really should, as they are a one-of-a-kind experience.

Check out the aquariums and shops of Caesars Palace. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace are full of interesting stores, great restaurants, and a 50,000-gallon aquarium full of tropical fish. There’s also an impressive animatronics show, The Fall of Atlantis, which is a little dated, but fun none-the-less.

Visit the Mob Museum. If the darker side of culture interests you, head over to the new Mob Museum where you can learn all about the murky history of organized crime in the city and beyond. The museum takes you on an interactive journey through the true histories of bad behavior and corruption across the US. There are plenty of impressive artifacts in this museum, including the bullet-riddled brick wall from the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.

Enjoy the Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio. The Bellagio is a stunning property, and the Botanical Gardens are no exception. The gardens change with every season and for special events, so there is something new to see with each visit. They are maintained by 120 horticulturalists, who ensure that the plants and flowers are always breathtakingly gorgeous. So, the next time you visit the Bellagio for its magnificent fountains, be sure to head inside to see the gardens too.

These are just a few of the many attractions you can check out while in Las Vegas for the ASD Show or any other event. By renting an electric wheelchair or mobility scooter in Las Vegas from Scootaround in advance of your trip, you’ll be sure not to waste a minute of your time getting around these attractions and more.