Las Vegas Events For GeeksOctober 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Las Vegas. The capital of entertainment. The City of Sin. To many, however, it’a a geek’s paradise. There’s lots of, shall we say, unconvential fun to be had in Vegas. Well, if you know where to look. From UFO sightings, to simulating a mock Crime Scene Investigation, each and every hobby is welcome. If you prefer pinball to pontoon, then read on for our guide to the best Las Vegas events for geeks!
Nevada’s National Atomic Testing Museum attracts thousands of visitors each year. And it’s no wonder. It’s a fantastic museum dedicated to splitting the atom. Attendees can learn all about the history of the US’s nuclear programs, Vegas’ involvement in nuclear testing, and its history as the ‘Atomic City’. Vegas’ tourism thrived thanks to its involvement in atomic testing, and here you can learn about everything related to the atomic age with over 10,000 artifacts and exhibits!
State Route 375 is a highway in central Nevada which runs from Crystal Springs to Warm Springs. That might not sound that exciting. However, it’s also a source of multiple UFO sightings and alien activity. So much so that, since 1966, the route has been nicknamed Extraterrestrial Highway! Rachel, a small town nearby, caters to these sightings and visitors to the town can enjoy alien-related memorabilia and souvenirs to take away. Dare you take a drive down the highway?
If, like us, you love crime dramas and documentaries, then get involved with CSI: The Experience. This great interactive experience will guide you through a criminal investigation. You’ll monitor video evidence, and be able to examine bullet casings and hair found at the scene of the crime. Use your powers of analysis to solve the case. A fantastic Las Vegas event for geeks, if you can solve it.
The Pinball Hall of Fame is dedicated to, you guessed it, pinball. In fact, it’s the world’s largest collection of pinball machines around. You’ll find old retro models from the 1950s all the way up to the 90s. Make sure you bring lots of quarters! However, even if your quarters get swallowed up quick, you’ll be helping out some fantastic causes as every cent goes to charity! It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon, and more generous than gambling!
The iconic Madame Tussaud’s Las Vegas is currently running a Marvel Exhibit, featuring Earth’s mightiest heroes. They’ve got Spiderman, Ironman, the Hulk, and many, many more on display. So, if you’ve got kids, or are just a big kid yourself, come check it out. Think of all the photo opportunities…
And there’s plenty more for comic book lovers in Las Vegas too! Celestial Comics has a huge selection of comic books, and combined with its fantastic sci-fi/fantasy decor, it’s a must-visit for any comic fanatic. Pick your poison, and have a read on one of their sofas, or browse their considerable merch section. You’re sure to find something to take home with you!
It’s those pesky Avengers again, always getting up to some world-saving shenanigans. And, here they are again, ready to provide you with an immersive and educational experience. Step into their world. Their Avenger world. If you were wondering, S.T.A.T.I.O.N. stands for ‘Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network’. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why acronyms are vital.
Visitors will take a deep dive into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are exclusive intelligence files to read, classified studies to look over, and experiments to discover. Explore the history of Earth’s greatest heroes, and train to become an official agent of S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Easily one of the best Las Vegas events for geeks!
Countdown Live Escape Games
Blur the lines between fear and reality at the Countdown Live Escape Games. A wonderful experience for only the most daring. So, if you’ve ever…escaped…an escape room, you’ll know what to expect. Puzzles of all shapes and sizes stand between you and the exit. And with 60 minutes on the clock, you must have your wits about you. And if you don’t make it out, that’s it. You’re stuck in there forever. Not really, you’ll just have to leave with your tail planted firmly between your legs. Lots of fun, and suitable for all ages too.
And that’s our list of the best Las Vegas events for geeks! Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments. And, while you’re here, why not check out some of the other weird and wonderful things Vegas has to offer?