While most people’s visits to Las Vegas will revolve around the infamous Strip, where you’ll find all the iconic neon lights and world-class casinos and resorts, there is a wealth of other Las Vegas attractions throughout the city that should be on your list of things to see and do. As local real estate professionals that live and work in the areas we service, it would be our great pleasure to share our list of Top 10 Attractions in Las Vegas with you. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or are a Las Vegas local looking for something to do with the family, you’ll find everything you need to know here!
Las Vegas Attractions
#1 The Las Vegas Strip
Home to some of Las Vegas’ most iconic landmarks, such as the Bellagio Fountains, the Eiffel Tower at Paris, the pyramid and sphinx at the Luxor and the Venetian’s Grand Canal, no other street in the world can quite compare. The Strip technically refers to Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Russell Road, but is often used loosely to refer to the hotels and casinos near Las Vegas Boulevard. Enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment and people-watching for a truly authentic Las Vegas experience.
#2 The Hoover Dam
Stretching the Colorado River and the Black Canyon, which separates Nevada and Arizona, the Hoover Dam has been a National Historic Landmark since 1937 and is positioned approximately 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Used to contain Lake Mead and to provide power to Arizona, Nevada and California, tours of this massive concrete structure are given throughout the day.
#3 Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Located just seventeen miles southwest of Las Vegas, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area boasts excellent hiking, beautiful parks and lovely gardens. You can opt to follow the 18-mile scenic car route or to spend the afternoon hiking any of the park’s beautiful trails. You’ll find yourself surrounded by the Mojave Desert and its signature red hills.
#4 The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum sheds light on Las Vegas’ pervasiveness in the 20th century gangster era. Located in the downtown area, the museum can be found in Las Vegas’ former federal courthouse. Visitors learn about such notorious gangsters as Al Capone, John Gotti and Bugsy Siegel. The museum is open from Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 7pm and on Friday and Saturday until 8pm. Guided tours are also available.
#5 Cirque du Soleil
Perhaps one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas, the Cirque du Soleil show is known for its incredible acrobatic feats, which are performed with an unparalleled level of artistry. The “LOVE” show is performed at The Mirage, while “O” can be seen at the Bellagio. Other popular shows are “Michael Jackson ONE” at Mandalay Bay, “Zumanity” at New York-New York, “CRISS ANGEL Believe” at the Luxor, and “Zarkana” at ARIA.
#6 The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris, Las Vegas
While it might not be quite the same as the authentic Eiffel Tower, Sin City’s take on Paris can be found at the Paris, Las Vegas hotel. Visitors will find a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, decorations and ambiance similar to that of the Paris Opera, and a 46-story Eiffel Tower. The view from the observation deck, open from 9:30am to 12:30 am, gives visitors a 360-degree view of America’s finest playground.
#7 The Bellagio Fountains
Praised as the best free show outside the hotels, the Bellagio Fountains dazzle onlookers every half-hour between 3pm and 8pm, and every 15 minutes from then until midnight. Visitors will enjoy 1,214 spritzers shooting water up to 460 feet in the air in the 8.5-acre lake to music by artists such as Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly.
#8 The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay boasts rays, sea turtles, crocodiles, sharks and even a Komodo dragon. If you’re staying at Mandalay Bay, you can watch the Shark Reef channel 24 hours a day on your television, but for $16.99, the real thing is quite impressive.
#9 New York-New York Roller Coaster
The New York-New York casino and hotel occupies almost a full block along the Strip – complete with scale models of famous attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. The Big Apple Rollercoaster winds and weaves through the faux skyline and gives visitors a great view of the southern Strip.
#10 Spa Time
One of the best spa destinations in the country, if you’re looking to relax and rejuvenate, Las Vegas has plenty of five-star options. Canyon Ranch at the Venetian and Spa at the Bellagio are perhaps two of the most noted.
These are just a few of the many, many attractions in Las Vegas that made it to our list of Top 10 Attractions in Las Vegas. Do you have attractions to add to the list? We’d love to hear from you! In the meantime, we welcome you to tour our website to learn more about the area’s real estate market – including Anthem Country Club homes for sale and those in the surrounding Las Vegas suburbs – and to search properties at your leisure. Should you have any questions or would like to get to know Las Vegas better, we are just a phone call or website inquiry away. Connect today to get started!