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Adventure

Escape Blair Witch
Players search for clues in the disappearance of some local college students in this multiroom escape experience, which begins at the Bukittsville Ranger’s Station in the Black Hills Forest. 2121 Industrial Road, 5 p.m.-midnight Fri., 4 p.m.-midnight Sat., 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Sun. & 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Wed.-Thu. (reservations required), $45.99+, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian; 702-333-0770, escapeblairwitch.com

GoJump Las Vegas Fun
Skilled and always ready to take a leap, the GoJump skydiving team provides a safe, unforgettable jump experience from aircraft designed for skydiving using the latest in parachute technology. 23600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Jean, Nevada; 702-900-4000; gojump-america.com/lasvegas

Once Upon an Escape
Experience uniquely enchanting escape-room experiences and solve mysteries while being immersed in fairy tale favorites from their original authors. 5067 Arville St., 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun., 2:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (last booking 10:15 p.m.); 702-331-0335, onceuponanescape.com

Machine Guns Vegas
A firsthand shooting-range experience with more than 40 available firearm options, from fully automatic weapons, to pistols and shotguns. Whether you’re experienced or a first-timer (one-on-one instruction included), packages are available to fit your skill level and budget. Make a day of it by combining your shooting time at MGV with some of the city’s top attractions. 3501 Aldebaran Ave., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 10+; 800-757-4668, machinegunsvegas.com

Pole Position Raceway
Race around a 1/4-mile course in high-performance European go-karts capable of nearly 45-mph speeds. Kids carts also available; must be 48 inches tall. 4175 S. Arville St., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 702-227-7223, vegas.polepositionraceway.com

The Range 702
Designed to deliver the ultimate shooting experience, this indoor range has 16 dedicated shooting lanes, including four custom-engineered VIP lanes with a private hostess, bar, LCD TVs and private restrooms. 5999 Dean Martin Drive, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily; 702-425-5312, therange702.com

Saw Escape Room
A multiroom escape adventure inspired by the twisted games devised by the Jigsaw killer in the Saw film franchise. Players solve intricate puzzles and make their way through the Egan & Co. Meat Packing plant. 2121 S. Industrial Road, Suite 101, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Wed.-Thu., 5 p.m.-midnight Fri., 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; 702-625-8716, sawescaperoom.com

Sky Combat Ace
An extraordinary aerial dogfighting experience that puts you at the controls of your very own “fighter jet” while under the supervision of a highly trained fighter pilot. Not a simulation; no flight experience necessary. 1420 Jet Stream Drive, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Henderson, Nevada, 888-494-5850, skycombatace.com 

Skydive Las Vegas
Experience an adrenaline-pumping adventure as you free fall from 12,500 feet in the air at 120-plus mph while strapped to a skydiving expert. 1401 Airport Road, Boulder City, Nevada, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. daily, reservations suggested; 702-759-3483, skydivelasvegas.com


Art + Culture + History

Area15
Enter this vibrant, immersive world and explore fantastical realms that captivate at every turn with art—including the 360-degree digital virtual reality exhibition “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,” music, games, rides and more. 3215 S. Rancho Drive, noon-2.a.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sat., 10 a.m.- midnight Sun., noon-midnight Mon.-Thu., all ages but must be 21+ after 10 p.m. and to enter select areas; 702-846-1900, area15.com, 844-307-4644 Van Gogh, vangoghvegas.com

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
Changing seasonally, this beautiful 14,000-square-foot botanical display is a celebration of Mother Nature that provides a wonderful experience filled with breathtaking colors, sights, sounds and scents that arouse and enliven the senses. Bellagio (located next to the hotel lobby), 24/7, free; bellagio.mgmresorts.com

Madame Tussauds
Hang with all your favorite A-list movie stars, music icons of past and present, greatest professional athletes, Marvel super heroes and more at this incredible wax-figure museum. The Venetian, hours vary, under 15 must be accompanied by an adult 18+; 702-862-7800, madametussauds.com/las-vegas 

M&M’s World
The very first M&M’s store location offers four levels totaling 28,000 square feet of colorful M&M’s candies, plus a personalizing printer and replica of Kurt Busch’s M&M’s-sponsored NASCAR No. 18 Toyota. Showcase Mall, 3785 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-740-2504, mms.com/en-us/mms-store-las-vegas

Meow Wolf: “Omega Mart”
A psychedelic, interactive art installation that takes guests on an unpredictable, mind-blowing journey that begins in a bizarre supermarket and ventures far beyond. 3215 S. Rancho Drive, noon-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun., noon-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., all ages; 725-241-6300, tickets.meowwolf.com/las-vegas

The Mob Museum
Learn about the history of organized crime and its impact on American society through immersive exhibits, rare artifacts and more in this three-story museum. 300 Stewart Ave., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; 702-229-2734, themobmuseum.org

Museum Fiasco 
Located on the mezzanine of Area15, this 5,000-square-foot gallery showcases futuristic exhibits, audiovisual experiences and immersive mixed media in a space that fosters a sense of connectivity. 3215 S. Rancho Drive, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 3 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat. and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. (21+ after 10 p.m.), $17+ adults, $5 children 6-12, free for kids 5 & under; 702-798-7000, museumfiasco.com

Real Bodies
Explore the human anatomy, its various systems and their functions in this unusual and intriguing educational exhibit that displays real human bodies and informative exhibition labels throughout. Bally’s, 10 a.m-8 p.m. daily. (last entry 7 p.m.); 702-777-2782,
realbodiesatballys.com

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Travel back in time while viewing more than 250 authentic artifacts recovered from the wreckage of this famous ocean liner, plus re-creations of some of its most famous rooms. Luxor, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thu.-Sun. (last entry 5 p.m.); 702-262-4400, luxor.mgmresorts.com

Recreation + Leisure

Cowabunga Bay
This water park features numerous thrilling slides; attractions like a wave pool, kids’ area, splash pools and a lazy river; plus VIP cabanas, arcade games and plenty of food options. 900 Galleria Drive, various hours throughout month; 702-850-9000, cowabungabayvegas.com

Fremont Street Experience
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five-block pedestrian mall and attraction featuring the Viva Vision barrel-vault canopy light show with the world’s largest video screen, live music on three stages, shops and kiosks, and the SlotZilla zip line. Fremont Street; 702-678-5600, vegasexperience.com

Minus5 Ice Experience
Designed to provide a refreshing experience, everything inside this attraction is made of ice, including the walls, bar, seats and even the glasses in which the beverages are served. Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 702-293-3388. The Linq Promenade, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 702-489-3545. The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thu.; 702-740-5800. Ages 7+ until 9 p.m. for all locations; minus5experience.com

SkyPod
Ride up 1,149 feet up to the top of The Strat and experience the iconic SkyPod with indoor and outdoor observation decks. It also houses the acclaimed Top of the World restaurant with a 360-degree revolving dining room, a wedding chapel, thrill rides, shops and more. And if you’re feeling brave, take a plunge with SkyJump and enjoy a controlled descent that spirals you down the tower. The Strat, noon-1 a.m. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sun. (SkyPod) and 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., noon-midnight Fri.-Sun. (rides); 702-380-7777, thestrat.com

Topgolf
A multilevel sports entertainment complex with more than a dozen golf games with one common goal: hitting the giant targets. From beginners to advanced players, the entire family will have a blast! Players also can take their best shot in a climate-controlled hitting bay or cool off in one of two swimming pools. 4627 Koval Lane, 10 a.m.-midnight Sun.-Thu. and 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 702-933-8458, topgolf.com/us/las-vegas

Rides

Eiffel Tower
This 46-story attraction provides amazing views and a free synchronized light show every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour from sunset to midnight. Paris Las Vegas, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. daily; 888-727-4758, caesars.com/paris-las-vegas

Fly Linq
Riders will experience a huge adrenaline rush as they launch from the 12-story tower of the Las Vegas Strip’s only zip line and race 1,121 feet above Las Vegas Boulevard and The Linq Promenade at 35-mph-plus speeds. The Linq, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Thu.-Mon.; 702-777-2782, caesars.com/linq 

High Roller
At 500 feet tall, the world’s largest observation wheel located at the center of the Las Vegas Strip gives riders a 360-degree, bird’s-eye view of the bustling action below. The Linq Promenade, noon-midnight Fri.-Sat., 4 p.m.-midnight Mon.-Thu.; 855-234-7469, caesars.com/linq

TOURS
Adrenaline ATV Tours

Experienced guides lead guests on a scenic 28-mile ride through sand dunes and canyon trails to take in some of the most picturesque scenery of the Las Vegas Valley. 4780 W. Ann Road, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, 18+ (drive), 6+ or 60+ lbs. (ride-along); 702-289-5427, atvlasvegas.com

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours
Award-winning culinary walking tours offer a selection of VIP dining experiences that introduce guests to the best signature dishes, unique preparations and exciting tastes in and around Las Vegas. Various locations and times daily; 888-681-4388, lipsmacking-foodietours.com

Maverick Helicopters
Enjoy a variety of unforgettable tours in state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopters designed to provide luxurious comfort and featuring wraparound glass for outstanding visibility. 6075 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; 702-261-0007, maverickhelicopter.com 

SunBuggy Fun Rentals
With lots of ride options and a wide selection of ATVs, Polaris RZRs, 3/4-scale desert racers, and dune buggies, you’ll find something that’s just your speed. 6925 Speedway Blvd. C-106, 6 a.m.-midnight daily; 702-644-2855, sunbuggy.com/lasvegas

Tours

Adrenaline ATV Tours
Experienced guides lead guests on a scenic 28-mile ride through sand dunes and canyon trails to take in some of the most picturesque scenery of the Las Vegas Valley. 4780 W. Ann Road, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, 18+ (drive), 6+ or 60+ lbs. (ride-along); 702-289-5427, atvlasvegas.com

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours
Award-winning culinary walking tours offer a selection of VIP dining experiences that introduce guests to the best signature dishes, unique preparations and exciting tastes in and around Las Vegas. Various locations and times daily; 888-681-4388, lipsmacking-foodietours.com

Maverick Helicopters
Enjoy a variety of unforgettable tours in state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopters designed to provide luxurious comfort and featuring wraparound glass for outstanding visibility. 6075 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; 702-261-0007, maverickhelicopter.com 

SunBuggy Fun Rentals
With lots of ride options and a wide selection of ATVs, Polaris RZRs, 3/4-scale desert racers, and dune buggies, you’ll find something that’s just your speed. 6925 Speedway Blvd. C-106, 6 a.m.-midnight daily; 702-644-2855, sunbuggy.com/lasvegas