Top Las Vegas Tourist Attractions
There are Las Vegas tourist attractions for every age, interest, and budget. There are enough free things to do to keep you occupied you for at least a week. If money is not a constraint - you can stay occupied for a few months!
Below you will learn about everything you can see and do in Las Vegas - from all things free to the most expensive and exciting attractions. After all, we live for the experience, right?
Whatever your budget, Power Pass will offer you multiple discounts in most attractions. It's especially invaluable for families with kids, because it includes many family activities.
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Free Las Vegas Tourist Attractions
There are plenty of free things to do in Las Vegas! If taking a sightseeing tour is not an option but you still would like to see as much as you can for free, we are adding soon a list of all free Las Vegas tourist attractions. Plus, we are adding a map that you can use to plan your time while you do the sightseeing on your own.
Note that almost all (with a couple of exceptions) free attractions are great and safe for kids and a teens.
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Top Las Vegas Tourist Attractions - Shows
Other than casinos, the first thing that comes to mind when picturing Las Vegas is shows. Shows are, in fact, extremely popular here, and many people come here just to see Cirque du Soleil!
Cirque du Soleil, magic, adult, comedy and musicals (very specific type of musicals a la Vegas!) you can find under shows. Plenty of famous performers come to Vegas regularly and you can learn about all headliners month by month under concerts. Besides, the city is a great spot to catch a boxing or UFC fight, or other spectator sports such as Monster Jam, Professional Bull Riders, Rugby, or Tennis Championship.
|Shows||Concerts||Boxing & UFC||All Sports
Top Las Vegas Tourist Attractions - Tours
Guided tours where you can see the most exciting spots or learn interesting facts about Vegas, or beautiful national parks around it (found under Day trips) - are also highly popular Las Vegas tourist attractions. Luckily, Grand Canyon is located a few hours drive (or an hour of flight by helicopter) that it would be a shame to miss the opportunity to see it while in Las Vegas. Under Active & Extreme you will find the most thrilling tours in and around the city - ATV rides, exotic car racing, Indoor Skydiving and many more. Under Sightseeing we combined guided tours of all famous Las Vegas tourist attractions and landmarks.
|Grand Canyon||Day Trips||Active & Extreme||Sightseeing
Las Vegas Tourist Attractions - Best Of
We couldn't decide how to categorize these Las Vegas tourist attractions, so we decided to simply call them best of. Everyone always wants to know about the best things to do and see in Vegas, so we combine them under one umbrella. Enjoy Best Las Vegas shopping malls, swimming pools, nightclubs, bars, golf courses, spas, wedding chapels, and restaurants!
Las Vegas tourist attractions - Museums
Museums are also very popular Las Vegas tourist attractions. If you don't have the time to see them all, we recommend two that are very specific to Vegas. Atomic Testing museum traces the gloomy part of the city's history - not so long ago, an area not so far from it was the test site for nuclear weapons. Now this thought gives us shivers, but back then in 1950, tourists were coming to Vegas to watch the mushroom explosions! Luckily the only explosion that we can watch in the city today is Volcano at the Mirage hotel.
If you ever wondered were old neon signs go to die (even if you didn't wonder - after all who thinks about these things?) - in Vegas, they usually go to a boneyard in downtown, which now is transformed into one of the most popular Las Vegas tourist attractions - Neon Museum.
If you have more time, desire and curiosity - check out other museums. You can guess what they are about from the pictures! Well except Erotic Heritage, but then, the name is pretty obvious. You can find more options to explore under family attractions.
|Atomic Testing||Clark County Heritage||Erotic Heritage||Auto Collection
|Lost City||Neon Museum|| Shoezeum|| Art Galleries
Las Vegas Tourist Attractions For Families
Despite everything you might have heard about the city, there are plenty of Las Vegas tourist attractions for kids and families! Again, considering you might not have enough time for them all and might need a few pointers, we suggest the following most interesting things to see with kids.
The Natural History Museum and Lied Discovery are great for kids who like to learn stuff - dinosaurs, nature, astronomy, science etc.
Mob Attraction if fun for the whole family, one of the most popular Las Vegas tourist attractions. It's an interactive experience with live actors where you pretend to be part of the mob.
Another place not to miss, especially if you are traveling with teens, is Pinball Hall of Fame. This little place, that looks very unimpressive from the outside, has dozens of operating vintage pinball machines! It's free to visit, just have some quarters with you if you want to play!
|Natural History||Lied Discovery||M&M World||Railroad Museum
|Nevada State Museum||Chuck Jones||Titanic||Bodies
|Ethel M Chocolate||Mob Attraction||Mob Museum||CSI The Experience
|Madame Tussauds||Pinball Hall of Fame||Thrill Rides||Arcades
Las Vegas Tourist Attractions - Nature and Animals
If you or your kids love nature and animals, you will have a blast! Below are Las Vegas tourist attractions not to miss for animal lovers.
At Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel you can see not just beautiful friendly dolphins, but also a few ferocious species related to cats - tigers, lions and panthers!
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is a gorgeous aquarium with exotic fish, sharks, turtles and other imaginable sea creatures.
And of course, Bellagio Gardens are not to be missed, especially considering they are absolutely free!
|Springs Preserve||Shark Reef||Bellagio Gardens||Floyd Lamb Park
|Secret Garden||Flamingo Habitat||Mystic Falls||Lake Mead
Landmarks - Las Vegas Tourist Attractions
And here are a few Las Vegas landmarks that we have described elsewhere on the site and wanted to highlight. There is Gold & Silver Pawn Shop - the one from the TV show Pawn Stars, located at 713 South Las Vegas Boulevard. The Hartland Mansion - a historic house, located at 525 Park Paseo. Gondola Rides at the Venetian hotel. And of course, one of the most glorious landmarks and popular Las Vegas tourist attractions - Hoover Dam.
| Pawn Shop||Hartland Mansion||Gondola Rides||Hoover Dam
Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel - Las Vegas Tourist Attractions
Address: 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV Map
For a taste of Paris in Vegas, visit the most romantic of all Las Vegas tourist attractions - Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel. Soar above the city in a glass elevator in the second tallest building in the city and admire Vegas from the observation deck. Eiffel tower in Vegas is almost like the real thing, except twice as small.
Although it's not as tall as Stratosphere Tower, it offers great views of all Las Vegas landmarks. Plus, it's located directly across the street from dancing Bellagio Fountains and offers a different angle of this amazing free show.
Not surprisingly, Eiffel Tower is a romantic hot-spot, a perfect place to make a marriage proposal and get married. If you are here for the romance, dining at the Eiffel tower restaurant is a great addition to Las Vegas events September 2012 and your romantic evening!
The Stratosphere Tower
Address: 2000 South Las Vegas Boulevard Map
The Stratosphere Tower, which also happens to be a popular hotel as well as one of the most popular Las Vegas tourist attractions, is the one of the tallest observation towers in North America, at par with CN Tower in Toronto and Willis Tower in Chicago. If you take into account the Big Shot ride on top of the tower, it's 1,149 feet (350 meters) tall.
Main attractions at The Stratosphere Tower are: a highly popular rotating restaurant Top of The World - (use discount coupons to Top of The World Las Vegas,) called so for a good reason; 3 incredible thrill rides: X Scream, Big Shot and Insanity; all new highly popular Sky Jump (yes, people actually jump from the top of Stratosphere!).
If you are not into extreme Las Vegas tourist attractions, there is an observation deck from which you can see the most amazing views of Las Vegas. It's not as great for people watching as the tower is too tall for that, but it's a lot of fun to watch planes take off and land at the Mccarran Airport. As Stratosphere is located in the very beginning of the Strip, on one side of the observation deck you will see the entire length of the crazy-beautiful Strip, and on the other side - the low-rise "real" Las Vegas where people actually live!
On top of all that, (pun intended), Stratosphere is a popular spot to make a marriage proposal of even have a wedding!
Penske Wynn Ferrari Maserati
Address: 3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV Map
Among popular Las Vegas tourist attractions where flock exotic car aficionados from all over the world is Penske Wynn Ferrari Maserati. Located inside Wynn Hotel and Casino, this is actually a Ferrari and Maserati dealership that also always has a few cars on display for those who can't afford a car, or are just windows shopping.
If you want to buy a little something to remind you of the beautiful sports cars, there is a Ferrari gift shop nearby. You can buy clothing, watches, model cars, toys and other souvenirs.
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If you like cars, check out also Quad Resort Auto Collection - although the feel is quite different from Ferraris, you can admire some beautiful vintage cars.
But if you really, really love cars - the best of all Las Vegas tourist attractions for car lovers is Exotic Car Racing and Tours
Goretorium - Las Vegas Tourist Attractions
Address: 3717 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Paradise, NV Map
The newest (as of writing this in October 2012) addition to Las Vegas tourist attractions is something that comes directly from the macabre imagination of the actor and director Eli Roth. Goretorium is Roth's attempt to create year-round Halloween on the Strip. Inspired by the best (or the worst?) horror movies, the purpose of Goretorium is to scare you to death. If that's your type of fun, you are welcome.
Goretorium immerses visitors in the realm of horror with the help of special effects, live actors and accordingly decorated maze.
Tickets are $40 at the door, $35 purchased online, and $60 - for Death row VIP Pass.
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