The Best Exhibitions in Las VegasJune 1, 2017 10:00 am
It’s not all just casinos – here’s some of the best exhibitions in Las Vegas
Swap one indulgence for another with a cultural excursion in the city of sin, which brims with stage shows and numerous exhibitions in Las Vegas. Whatever your interests are, there’s a wide range of selections for history buffs, sports geeks, budding doctors and entertainment lovers – see the whole list below.
When the Titanic crashed in 1912, the world reeled at the tragedy and the cruise liner was lost to the North Atlantic deeps. Years later, the ship was rediscovered and hundreds of its remnants have been given a new lease on life at the Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition in Las Vegas. Floor tiles, window frames, whistles and even an ancient bottle of champagne feature among the relics and recreations of ship sites like the grand staircase have been built. The real star of the show however is the gigantic fragment of the ship’s hull which dominates the exhibition. (Note: Leonardo DiCaprio and cheesy Celine Dion ballad not included.)
This exhibit isn’t for the faint of heart. What amounts collectively to thirteen human bodies is spread out across these Luxor displays, with over 260 organs, metres of blood vessels and bones scattered around the hall. While it’s an eerie place to be, it’s also incredibly fascinating and there’s even a health education component to it with the effects of smoking, overeating and more on the body clearly displayed.
I am the greatest: Muhammad Ali
In honour of the late great Muhammad Ali, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is running an exhibition centred around the inspirational sportsman until the end of September. Following his journey from a Kentucky nobody to renowned professional boxer, the exhibit is given a personal touch with photographs, artefacts and even some exclusive video footage of the man in action.
Another slightly gory exhibition on the list, Bally’s REAL BODIES exhibit centres around the human body and what goes on in them. Aside from dissections and displays of over 20 human bodies, the exhibition goes one step further and also delves into intricacies of the human experience. The exhibit will make you question what it really means to be a human being, following the lives of people from start to finish as well as cultures all over the world.
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Imperial Palace Auto Collection
Perfect for the casual driver or the hardcore auto enthusiast, the Imperial Palace Auto Collection is filled with some of the most impressive and rare cars in the entire world. While people generally come to visit its rows of Rolls Royces, Volkswagens, Ferraris and more, everything is on sale so those with deep pockets can shop to their hearts content. Some of the rides that have passed through its collection include a car that once belonged to Johnny Carson’s family as well as Adolf Hitler’s vehicle (which has since been sold).
Les Folies Bergére: Entertaining Las Vegas One Rhinestone at a Time
This risque show was once one of the brightest gems of the Las Vegas entertainment scene, inspired by the sensual cabarets of Paris. While it lowered its curtains for the last time in 2009, Les Folies Bergéres lives on in a new exhibition which channels the spirit of the original show. See photographs of its sparkling showgirls behind the scenes and performing onstage, as well as the show’s iconic over-the-top feathered headpieces and dramatic set pieces.
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Treasures of Egypt
Escape Las Vegas for a little while and slip away to the Natural History Museum’s ancient Egypt exhibition. Step into the past and recreations of artefacts from the era like sarcophaguses, outfits and the Golden Throne. Learn about everything that goes into mummification at a hi-tech display that combines modern technology with ancient artefacts to create a digital image of what it would look like at any point. If you do one thing here, make sure to walk through the replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb for insight into the period.