Things to see and do in Las Vegas

While the casinos on The Strip define Las Vegas, the city has much more to offer.

Popular attractions in Las Vegas

Fountains of Bellagio

Watch the breathtaking water ballet outside the Bellagio

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The Fountains of Bellagio have become one of the most popular attractions on The Strip, especially after appearances in Hollywood blockbusters like Ocean's Eleven. The concept is simple'about 1,200 fountains launch sprays of water as far as 460 ft into the air. With over 4,500 lights and fantastic choreography, they make the 8-acre lake in front of the Bellagio into the stage for a breathtaking show.

The Fountains of Bellagio run multiple times every evening, unless there's a special event taking place, and the performances are set to music from Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Elvis Presley, and others.

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Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

Take a selfie with the most famous sign in Vegas

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  • Sightseeing
  • Sight
  • Top attractions
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The Welcome to Las Vegas Sign greets visitors to the city from the central reservation at 5100 South Las Vegas Boulevard, just south of The Strip. It also gives you a good idea of what to expect from the city, including bright lights, a friendly welcome, and a fabulous time.

Built in 1959, the sign is on the US National Register of Historic Places. As more and more people have wanted their picture taken with the 25-foot-tall sign, the site has been improved to make it less risky to do so. You can now safely and legally park your car nearby.

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High Roller

Ride the High Roller for views of The Strip

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At 550 feet, High Roller is among the tallest Ferris wheels in the world. The 28 40-person cabins make a full circuit of the 520-foot diameter wheel in about 30 minutes. With each of the cabins being mostly glass, they offer great views along The Strip.

The view is especially impressive at night, with the bright lights of the city laid out in front of you, which is why tickets are slightly more expensive after dark than they are during the day. The wheel itself is a sight worth seeing at night, when it's lit up by 2,000 colorful LED lamps.

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Pinball Hall of Fame

Play on rare machines at the Pinball Hall of Fame

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  • Kid friendly
  • Museums
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The Pinball Hall of Fame pays homage to the simple delight of pinball machines. With a collection of over 200 machines, including some extremely rare specimens, it's right at home in the gaming culture of Las Vegas. You can find this museum of pinball wizardry on East Tropicana Avenue, east of The Strip.

Highlights among the collection at the Pinball Hall of Fame include Williams' Black Gold, Bally's Pinball Circus, and Recreativos Franco's Impacto. All of the games on show are available to play for 25 to 50 cents per game, making the 10,000 sq ft museum basically a giant arcade.

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Fremont Street Experience

Enjoy shopping and live shows at the Fremont Street Experience

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  • Activities
  • Shopping district
  • Shopping
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The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) has transformed Las Vegas's original Strip into a vast shopping mall, casino area, and entertainment center. Formerly known as Glitter Gulch, Fremont Street is the home of Vegas's first hotels and casinos, but now also has a 12-story zip line, light and sound shows, and 3 stages for live entertainment.

The FSE is covered with a 90-ft-high canopy to keep you dry or shaded, depending on the weather and time. The canopy is a show in itself, with more than 12 million LED lamps and 220 speakers.

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Stratosphere Tower

Look out over Las Vegas from Stratosphere observation tower

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  • Nightlife
  • Hotel casino
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Stratosphere Tower is just to the north of The Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard, but stands head and shoulders above the city. At a staggering 1,149 ft, it's among the tallest freestanding observation towers in the world.

Brightly lit up at night, Stratosphere Tower has been an iconic feature of the Las Vegas skyline since its completion in 1995. At the top, you'll find 2 observation decks, a revolving restaurant, and 4 thrill rides, including one allowing you to jump off the tower and make a controlled descent to the ground.

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Ka Theater

Be amazed at the epic Cirque du Soleil performance

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Ka Theater hosts a unique show performed by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Cirque du Soleil is the largest theatrical producer in the world, and their Ka show has been a big hit here since 2005, seen by over 1 million people.

Ka Theater's stage has been specifically built for this show. It's made of 2 giant moving platforms and 5 smaller ones, on which perfectly choreographed dances, acrobatics, and martial arts are performed. With luxurious decor, dazzling costumes, and outstanding physical performances, it's a must-see.

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Las Vegas Eiffel Tower

See Las Vegas from the Eiffel Tower

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  • Restaurant
  • Eat and drink
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The Las Vegas Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel is a 540-ft replica of the famous French landmark, located on South Las Vegas Boulevard. The observatory deck stands at a height of 460 ft, and can be reached by an exhilarating elevator ride up. Once there, you'll be greeted by an impressive 360-degree view over downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Eiffel Tower opened in 1999 and hosts a fine-dining restaurant, making it a great spot for a romantic meal. Try to score a window seat, so you'll enjoy both a top-notch dinner and a view of the Fountains of Bellagio Show.

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Neon Museum

See vintage neon signs of famous Las Vegas casinos

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  • Art museums
  • Museums
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The Neon Museum offers you the opportunity to discover and photograph a unique collection of old neon signs that belonged to Las Vegas casinos and companies. The 6-acre site on North Las Vegas Boulevard doesn't only exhibit these famous signs, it also restores them.

The Neon Museum houses some splendid pieces among its collection of about 150 neon signs. The historical frontages of Moulin Rouge Hotel, Caesars Palace, and Stardust are just a few of the most interesting items on display. Naturally, it's best to visit the museum in the evening to get the full effect of the illuminated signs.

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Gondola Rides at The Venetian

Explore The Venetian on a gondola ride

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Gondola rides at The Venetian recreate the famously romantic experience of punting around the canals of the Italian city of Venice. It's said that no trip to Venice is complete without a gondola ride, so no trip to The Venetian hotel and casino would be complete without the same.

There are two routes available for gondola rides at The Venetian'1 outdoor and 1 indoor, and both with their own unique attractions. Just like the European original, you'll cruise under bridges and balconies, past caf's and streets, all while being serenaded by your gondolier.

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