If you want to know what every tourist should see in Las Vegas, read our review. We’ve compiled our “top attractions in Las Vegas” ranking, taking into account reviews from experienced travelers and professional guides.
What Las Vegas tours should you book without fail? In our opinion, your trip should include a trip to the following attractions and sites:
To see this iconic welcome sign shining with lights, you must drive into town through the Las Vegas Strip avenue. The sign was created more than 50 years ago by B. Willis, and today is officially listed on the national list of “historic landmarks in the U.S.“
Official website: https://www.lasvegashowto.com
This section of the boulevard is about 7 kilometers long. Want to find the best casinos and the biggest hotels in Las Vegas? Go here. There are countless clubs, restaurants, bars, and boutiques open here in addition to the establishments mentioned above. You can watch the singing fountains, attend circus performances of Du Soleil, play cards and slots, and swim in swimming pools (services are provided at the hotels).
As a reminder, in previous years casinos could only be opened outside the city limits or in downtown Las Vegas. That’s why the Strip, with its luxurious and largest entertainment venues, is located almost beyond the administrative city limits. We recommend that you visit such interesting places in Las Vegas at night, because when it’s dark the street looks the most colorful and spectacular.
Where should you go in Las Vegas at any time of day or night? To the large-scale movie screen on Experience Street. The arch-shaped dome was created by Korean firm LG - it is four blocks long and three dozen meters high.
Official website: https://vegasexperience.com
What to see in Las Vegas in 1 day so you won’t be disappointed? We recommend the AAA-rated five-star Bellagio Resort Hotel. The gigantic hotel complex has many attractions of its own: great restaurants, a casino, a spa, a botanical garden, and an art gallery. We also included the Bellagio in our “best attractions in Las Vegas” rating, considering its grandiose show of singing fountains. You can see the unique performance without even entering the hotel itself - from the sidewalk.
Official website: https://www.bellagio.com/
Another legendary hotel complex with its own casino. It operates on the Alley Strip. The building is built according to the architectural style of the famous Hotel De Ville (France). On its square are copies of famous French monuments: the building of the Paris Opera House, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower. The interior is made in the style of Europe.
Official website: https://www.caesars.com
The famous themed hotel complex set up in the southwest of the city. The style is Ancient Egypt with all its basic and characteristic features: the entrance is guarded by a statue of a sphinx, the building is shaped like a pyramid. Along with other complexes, “Luxor” will offer you to visit many boutiques and restaurants. By the way, you can see it from any part of Las Vegas, thanks to the light beam reaching into the sky (beams from the top of the building).
Official website: https://www.luxor.com/
Speaking of the major attractions in Las Vegas, we should briefly mention this hotel-casino as well. The building was erected in the Venetian palazzo style. The complex consists of boutiques, a spa, a sports club, swimming pools and restaurants. The interior is decorated with marble arches and columns, picturesque works of art. Most of the statues, frescoes and other decorative objects are artificially aged.
Official website: https://www.venetian.com/
If you don’t know what to visit in Las Vegas but have a passion for racing and speed cars, our following recommendations are just right for you. The format of this Las Vegas attraction is race tracks, totaling approximately 500 hectares. This is where NASCAR and other similar sporting events are held. You can book a room (or a place on a campsite) at a local hotel, and there are restaurants and cafes.
Official website: https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway
One of the most elite and new hotels in the central part of the city is considered the Encore. It was erected close to the equally large and fashionable casino hotel Wynn. Structures combined into a giant complex, providing absolutely any services and entertainment: here you will find halls with slots and gambling, gyms, spas, etc.
Official site: http://www.wynnlasvegas
Experienced guides in Las Vegas always advise including a visit to the city’s most iconic observation deck at the Stratosphere Tower as part of your tour itinerary. The height of the structure is 350 meters. In addition to the viewing platforms (outdoor and indoor), the tower has a large number of attractions, including extreme ones - Insanity, BigShot, Sky Jump. If you don’t like the extreme, you can enjoy the panoramic views in peace.
Official website: https://www.stratospherehotel
To get to the top of the 168 meters you need approximately 15 minutes in a capsule cabin of the Ferris wheel (the whole trip takes half an hour). Each cabin can accommodate up to 40 visitors. If you want to see Las Vegas shining with all the colors of the world buy a ticket for the “High Roller” at night.
Official website: https://www.caesars.com/
The entertainment complex is located on the Strip, and covers more than 20,000 square feet. There are dozens of rides (including the famous “roller coaster”), a climbing wall, a shooting gallery, and a golf course. There are clown shows for kids of all ages. “Adventuredome” is arranged on the top floor of the hotel “Circus Circus” (everyone can buy tickets, it is not necessary to book a room at the hotel).
Official website: https://www.circuscircus.com
The original amusement complex, where visitors are invited to become drivers of various types of special equipment (cranes, excavators, etc.). Entrance is open to all comers over 18 years of age (14-18 year old guests must provide consent from an adult). Park workers clearly adhere to safety requirements: before “becoming an operator” of heavy equipment, the visitor must be instructed, get a vest and helmet.
Official website: https://digthisvegas.com/
The museum building is dedicated to the famous American performer Wayne Newton. He was once considered the highest paid pop singer in the world. At the ranch you can see all the trappings of the artist’s posh life - his personal plane, an exhibition of exotic animals, a collection of expensive cars, etc.
Official website: https://www.casadeshenandoah
The legendary chapel where some of the most famous couples on Earth have been married. The building will not impress you with its chic appearance, but its arrangement is really modern and technically advanced. It was here that the first Skype and global network weddings took place. You can also order a wedding ceremony - the packages are different.
Official website: http://www.littlechapel.com/
These attractions are located on the grounds of the Bellagio Hotel. The botanical garden has a truly magical appearance: tens of thousands of its flowers and plants are made into numerous figurines of animals and birds on the spacious grounds. The staff of gardeners is represented by a hundred experienced craftsmen. A visit to the local conservatory can be just as fascinating as a stroll through the blooming garden.
Official website: https://www.bellagio.com/
The first Tussauds Museum in America is home to about a hundred wax figures of celebrities. To visit the exhibition, you must come to The Venetian Hotel. Most of the sculptures are dedicated to American artists. You will see here exact replicas of Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Jolie, Ricky Martin, Depp, Will Smith, and other celebrities both of our time and past eras.
Official website: https://www.madametussauds
The main theme of all the exhibits is neon in various formats and colors. The objects of the exhibition are outdoors (for the most part). What gives them special artistic interest is the fact that many of them have not been restored or renewed even once since their creation.
Official website: http://www.neonmuseum.
The building is located in the former Post Office and offers the opportunity to view collections devoted entirely to fighting crime. You can find entertainment to your liking: look at fraudulent business schemes or, for example, shoot a machine gun. More than $75,000,000 was allocated to organize the complex.
Official website: https://themobmuseum
The items in the museum, opened by U.S. authorities 13 years ago, are devoted to the Nevada Test Site nuclear tests - various measuring equipment, bunker furnishings, etc. Monitors broadcast a video of a nuclear bomb explosion.
Official site: http://nationalatomictestingmuseum
If the attractions listed above failed to interest you, or if you have some free time left after seeing them, by all means visit:
The museum is located in the Luxor Casino Hotel: all the exhibits tell the story of the main tragedy of the 20th century - the sinking of the Titanic. All in all, about three hundred items are on display: a bottle of sparkling wine from 1900, personal belongings of the passengers, jewelry, elements of the liner’s trim, etc.
Official website: https://www.luxor.com/
The volume of the exhibit is not large. However, there are always a lot of people who want to see new and retro models of Mustang brand cars. The exhibition is accompanied by stories of guides about the history of the brand and the peculiarities of manufacturing cars. There is an opportunity to visit the production workshop. A huge plus is the absence of entrance fees.
Official website: http://shelbyamerican.com/
The unique hydraulic structure, named for the 31st head of state, was built on the Colorado River in Black Canyon more than 80 years ago. It is included in the list of “7 Wonders of the Industrial World” and has an incredibly imposing appearance. Included: a hydroelectric power plant and the gravity-arched concrete dam itself (over 220 m high).
Official website: https://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/
The highest point of the Spring Mountain Range. To get to it, you can rent skis, sleds, rent a bicycle or a horse, for example. The mountain is located in a national nature reserve, and we recommend it to all fans of camping and picnics (there are special sites for resting).
The name of Nevada’s National Wildlife Refuge. Over 30 kilometers of trails are set up for tourists from all over the world. If you are tired of the lights and noise of the city, come here: to admire the natural beauty and unique views of the Mojave Desert. The peace and tranquility of these places cannot be disturbed even by the many travelers. A visit is recommended at any time of the year.
Official website: https://www.redrockcanyonlv
We are sure that those Las Vegas attractions, photos with names and descriptions of which you have now seen, have aroused your interest. Hire an experienced guide or go sightseeing on your own. Read also about Los Angeles attractions and get inspired for your next trip to the USA.