A Geek’s Guide to Vegas

by Anna

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Source: USATourist.com

For any nerd planning a vacation, the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada would probably not jump immediately to mind as the ideal destination.  Preceded by its reputation as “Sin City”, many geeks might feel that there could be little on offer for them – particularly after the closure of what many had thought was its only geek attraction, the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.  However, the Budweiser-soaked, frat boy fantasies perpetuated by the famous “what happens here, stays here” advertising campaign provides only a two-dimensional glimpse of the city.  While it is certainly not without its partying, drinking, and of course, gambling, one can easily find a number of first-rate geek-centric attractions and activities to satisfy any personality … read more.

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