Although spinoffs have moved the sleuthing to Miami and New York, the original CSI television show takes place in Las Vegas, so how apropos is this major attraction, which allows visitors to work a crime scene right on the Strip? Three different crimes have occurred—a car has crashed into a house, a woman has been murdered behind a motel, and a skeleton has been found in the desert—and it’s up to the participants to examine the crime scene, look for clues, take notes, and then run it all through an interactive lab of sorts with help from videos of various stars of the show (we miss you, Gil Grissom!) and real-life CSI technicians. It’s silly, gory fun and highly engrossing if you have an analytical mind (all but the most sullen of teenagers will love this).
- Rick Garman