Like mirages in the desert, the Statue of Liberty, an Egyptian pyramid and the Eiffel Tower shimmer in the skyline of the famed Las Vegas Strip. No, you’re not seeing things; welcome to Southern Nevada, home to the Entertainment Capital of the World. Here, you can discover exhilarating thrill rides, top-line live shows, high-end shops and casinos everywhere you turn. But beyond the flashing lights and clanging slot machines, there’s much to explore. Take a hike or climb the rocks in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Head to Lake Mead for some water recreation and take a tour of the impressive Hoover Dam. A visit to Boulder City helps you appreciate the larger-than-life history of this region.