The city of Las Vegas Signs Glamorous Las Vegas is, without doubt, the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’. It’s got tonnes of mega-resorts, amusement parks and shows as well as unbeatable shopping, dining, and nightlife.
There is so much to see and do in Vegas, and it can be hard to know where to start! The Casino’s are probably one of the city’s major attractions, but here we take a look at other top attractions for you to see while in the city.
Shark Reef, city of Las Vegas
Shark Reef is the only predator-based aquarium and exhibit in the city of Las Vegas, North America, so a visit here is a must! It located at the back of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. At this fantastic undersea world, you will come face to face with some of the world’s most dangerous aquatic animals.
There are 14 exhibits here with over 2,000 animals and fish and 15 different species of shark. The Shark Reef has lots of interactive and fun activities for kids like a touch pool. There are also two fascinating tunnels, which visitors can walk through – the experience is said to give visitors a “divers view”!
Manhattan Express Rollercoaster at New York
The Manhattan Express is the highlight of the New-York New-York Hotel Resort. This exhilarating ride takes you 203ft high and drops 144 feet. This rollercoaster is hard to miss and is located at the intersection of The city of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue.
The 2 minutes 45-second ride will take you around the replica New York harbor, Manhattan’s buildings and the Statue of Liberty. The journey has some fantastic hills, drops, twists, and loops.
Bellagio Fountains, city of Las Vegas
The famous Bellagio Fountains are found in front of the magnificent Bellagio Hotel. The shows take place every 30 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes at night.
The show is particularly beautiful at night when the dramatic water, music and light show can be enjoyed at its best. The fountains are free, so you’ve no excuse to see it!
The Stratosphere Tower claims to be the tallest observation tower in the city of Las Vegas, US! You cannot miss this attraction, and it can be seen from far and wide in the Las Vegas city skyline.
The Stratosphere tower encompasses three thrill rides such as the Insanity Ride, the X-Scream and Big Shot – these are the three highest thrill rides in the world! Other attractions at the Stratosphere include two observation decks and a revolving restaurant called ‘Top of the World’.
Freemont Street Experience
Freemont Street is located in the heart of downtown The city of Las Vegas. It is a historic street where the city’s world-famous entertainment industry was born.
The Freemont Street Experience takes up five blocks of Freemont Street. There are many attractions to see here, such as the Viva Vision – the biggest ‘big screen’ in the world, a pedestrian mall, two performance stages where free concerts take place.
The best time of the day to visit Freemont Street is by night when you can appreciate the millions of dazzling LED lights and the visual and sound shows.
The Venetian Hotel & Resort is said to be the largest hotel in the world with over 8,108 hotel rooms! The hotel resort was one of the most expensive ever built and cost approx $1.5 billion.
This elaborate resort boasts some fantastic landmarks like the Columns of San Marco and San Teodoro, the Rialto Bridge, the St. Mark’s Square replica and the Grand Canal Shopping Centre. A visit to the Venetian should include an unforgettable Gondola Ride, which is the ultimate in romance and relaxation.
The iconic Mirage Volcano is located on the Las Vegas Strip and is one of its top attractions. This impressive volcano ‘erupts’ nightly for a spectacular show.
The volcano (which is already 50 feet high) erupts into the air up to 40 feet! The show is free, but you need to get there early to get a good view. The show performs nightly at the top of every hour.
The luxurious Caesars Palace Hotel & Resort is also located on the famous The city of Las Vegas Strip. The Forum Shops at Caesars are one of the premier shopping destinations in the city.
It features over 160 shops and boutiques as well as 13 restaurants. All the top designer stores can be found here such as; Burberry, Christian Dior, Fendi, Gianni Versace, Guggi, Louis Vuitton and Valentino, to name a few.
The Titanic Artefact Exhibition
This impressive exhibition houses more than 300 artifacts as well as some beautiful replicas. The objects on display include several accessories, floor tiles, ship whistles and even an unopened bottle of champagne.
Some of the most beautiful ornaments recovered from the wreckage are also on display, including platinum pendants, diamonds, and sapphires. Replicas of the Titanic include the ship’s staircase, the promenade deck, the first-class sleeping quarter – you will feel like you are on board the vessel at times!
At the start of the tour, you will receive a boarding pass of a Titanic passenger, and when you finish the tour, you will find out whether that passenger survived or not.
The Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam is, without doubt, one of the top construction achievements of the 20th century. It is located about 35-minute drive south-west of The city of Las Vegas in the Black Canyon.
This national historic landmark rises more than 725 feet above the Colorado River and it one of the country’s largest hydroelectric power stations. Visitors can go to the observation deck and take a tour of the dam.