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Roller Coaster Red: Muffler Man Casualty

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Nevada is known for its history of Cold War atomic blasts, but it may have dodged a fireworks mushroom cloud in 2016 due to the sacrifice of a Muffler Man.

Sinful Sign Scam in Sin City

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Reports surfaced of scam artists working at the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign…

Glowing Museum Growing: Vegas Neon

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada officially opens to the public. The organization was founded back in 1996 and has been busy ever since, collecting and restoring neon signage rescued from casinos, motels, restaurants and sundry other businesses defunct or electronically updated.

Mob Museum Shows Off America’s Bloody Valentine Wall

Friday, February 17th, 2012

No one sets out in life to love a wall. Yet we bond with our Vietnam memorial wall, which has spawned several replicas. Even our Mexican border wall has devoted fans.

Mermaids in a Vegas Casino? Take The Kids!

Friday, April 8th, 2011

In what may be the oddest family attraction in Sin City, the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, is employing mermaids to swim in its 117,000-gallon aquarium of tropical fish.

Vegas Mob Experience Targets Tourists

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

It’s showtime for the first of 2011’s two Sin City organized crime museums: The Las Vegas Mob Experience at the Tropicana Hotel.

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