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Upvoting /r/Vegas: Interesting things found on our city’s Reddit page

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Sure, Google is your friend, but don’t deny yourself the rabbit-hole descent that is the Vegas Reddit page (/r/Vegas). There, you’ll scan the digital bulletin board-as-social network and discover not only the lurid, only-in-Vegas stories, but interesting and/or useful info—even in posts on exhausted topics (i.e. inquiries from incoming tourists and new residents). Here’s a sampling of gold mined during a recent click-a-thon:

Like free beer? Arts District brewery Hop Nuts is celebrating its first anniversary this week by offering visiting Redditors who say “Hoppy Birthday” one pint of a local brew on the house. You won’t find that deal on Facebook or Twitter.

Anyone else always looking for a new picnic spot? One user recommends Oxford Park in Summerlin, which boasts a great Valley view.

In the same item, another Redditor raves about something called Archery Tag, which takes place at Impact Archery indoor shooting range. One team against another, dodging both obstacles and foam-tipped arrows—take my money. (Oh, and it’s on Groupon!)

Get questions from non-local friends about bachelor parties? Instead of directing your buddy and his group to a Strip hotel where they’ll pay through the nose for multiple rooms (likely to be located on multiple floors), have them look off-Strip for mansion rentals on Airbnb.

A post from a prospective visitor revealed an awesome Sunday brunch option available April through November from Lake Mead Cruises. It’s reasonable ($20-$45) and includes Champagne for adults. My first upvote!

Speaking of experiences to plan for the near future: A camel safari farm is due to relocate from Washington and open in Mesquite. Who wouldn’t want to take in the gorgeous Virgin Mountains riding a camel named Spud?

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