b'L as Vegas tourists know they need to make time to see the Bellagio Fountains and head to Downtown Las Vegas for the Fremont Street Experience. They have to be prepared for deep crowds and long lines. Ive lived in Las Vegas for over 40 years, and Ive been to every corner of Southern Nevada. I enjoy the popular sights when friends come to townbut what about attractions not appearing in most travel guides? Here are some of my favorite places, includ-ing some hidden gems.Pinball Hall of Fame (1610 E. Tropi- 3 The Neon Museum (770 Las Vegas 1 cana Ave., Las Vegas, NV/pinballhall. Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV/neonmu-seum.org) The nearly two-acre Bone-org)Visitors can browse and play theyard houses over 200 discarded, donated collection of nearly 200 vintage pinballand loaned signs telling the unique story machines in perfect working order. Openof the development of Las Vegas and its daily and free to enter, visitors can spendrich history. The boneyard collection is only hours reliving their childhood memoriesavailable to the public through one-hour-and introduce new generations to the lovelong guided tours reserved online.of pinball.2 National Atomic Testing Museum4 Springs Preserve (333 S. Valley (755 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV/ View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV/nationalatomictestingmuseum.org)springspreserve.org) The The National Atomic Testing Museum is a180-acre cultural institution com-national science, history and educationalmemorates the vibrant history of institution telling the story of Americasthe Las Vegas Valley and provides nuclear weapons testing program at the Ne- a vision for a sustainable future vada Test Site, the primary testing locationthrough award winning exhib-of American nuclear devices. The Nevadaits, habitats and gardens. Test Site hosted over 1,000 nuclear detona-tions between 1951 and 1992. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday.DISCOVER Southern Nevada522015 REACHINGOUT-CURRENT.indd 50 12/10/15 10:45 AM'