Vegas Culture – While not exactly known
for its high brow cultural offerings, Las Vegas nonetheless
has cultural offerings all its own. You’re not
going to find Elvis-A-Rama anywhere else.
There’s more to it than that, however. Las
Vegas has a very good Philharmonic Orchestra
and a world famous ballet company. The opportunity
to see world-class musical performance is readily
available in Las Vegas. Additionally, the acclaimed
and popular Lord of the Dance frequently shows in
Las Vegas. There are also many museums and art galleries.
The Bellagio has a very nice little art gallery that
often features famous works by renowned artists. Additionally,
the Wynn Collection of Fine Art provides
those with a taste for the artistic plenty to feast
upon. The Auto Collection at the Imperial Palace showcases
800 unique and antique cars. A must-see for automobile
But, undeniably, it is the wild and zanily unique
culture of Las Vegas that draws the tourists. Some
of the cultural offerings Las Vegas
calls her own are things you’d never find anywhere
An integral part of Las Vegas culture is the famous
headliners and celebrity shows that come through.
The Rat Pack, Wayne Newton, Elton John, American Idol,
Divas Live. All fabulous shows and performers that
remind people that Las Vegas really is an entertainment
capital. Elvis-A-Rama and the Liberace
Museum pay tribute to two of the flashiest
performers Las Vegas has ever seen. Both feature large
collections of memorabilia from their namesakes.
The wedding chapel culture is also very prominent
in Las Vegas. Every hotel has a wedding chapel, and
there are many lone chapels besides. A Little
White Chapel is the quintessential Las Vegas
wedding chapel. It is open 24 hours and features a
drive-up window for your convenience.
The Fremont Street Experience in
downtown Las Vegas encapsulates the true Vegas experience.
It’s a huge, flashy five block pedestrian mall.
Even though it is the sight of a daily party, it gets
even flashier for holidays. It is also the site of
the annual Mardi Gras celebration held in Las Vegas
to celebrate the end of Lent. Las Vegas also holds
very patriotic, and very large, Independence Day celebrations
every year. It is also fast becoming the place to
be to party on New Year’s Eve. The party culture
is very prominent in Las Vegas.
With a nod to its Western heritage, Las Vegas is
the place where cowboys and cowgirls annually converge
for the biggest rodeo event: The Dodge National
Circuit Finals. There’s plenty of bronc
bustin’ and bull ridin’ excitement at
this huge spectacle. Las Vegas also tips its hat to
its surprisingly religious beginnings. A tour of the
Old Mormon Fort provides a look at
the humble, missionary beginnings of “Sin City.”