Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas

Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada

I used to live in Las Vegas and we’re still there often. This weekend, we were in town and wanted to try Chef Stacey Dougan’s Simply Pure. We’re always on the lookout for vegan options in Las Vegas and since we’d had Ronald’s Donuts for breakfast—we needed a healthy dinner.

The restaurant (which was delicious, by the way) is a part of downtown’s new Container Park. We had no idea what the place was about, but it was so cool. Really nifty architecture: tetris-land, with food and shopping. It’s built from shipping containers and very shiny.

The night we were there, they had a live disco band (called Discolicious) in front of a huge play yard for kids—which was, in true Vegas-style, not far from a hip bar for the parents. The kids could whomp each other with pool noodles while we all did The Electric Slide.

Fire Mantis at Container Park, Las Vegas

Oh, I almost forgot the the giant fire-spitting metal mantis—rumor was he’d come from Burning Man—at the front of complex. Here’s a video!

I would definitely recommend a visit to Container Park next time you’re in Vegas. There’s no gambling, but it’s a great chill spot for couples and families alike.

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19 responses to “Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas

  1. Nice town – such a suprise. Thanks for this post.

  2. Wow, I love all the lights on the trees! The mantis is terrifying though!

  3. The professor loves the mantis!

  4. I have friends going to Vegas in September…I will link them to this, they’ll be extremely interested Stethinks.

  5. Thanks for sharing this. I love the idea of the buildings being built from shipping containers. I was surprised that the link you provided didn’t have more pictures since the architecture is what is unique. The praying mantis is definately unique (not scary at all). Love it.

    • karengadient

      Container Park is really a unique place in Las Vegas (and given how much the city strives to stand out, that’s saying something).

  6. It looks amazing! Very inspirational, I should think 🙂

  7. I wonder if I can get a smaller version of the praying mantis as a hood ornament for my car. This would help in dicey traffic situations.
    Lovely pics!

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