Sights in Las Vegas

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Luxor's main entrance

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Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps, and there are several Las Vegas sights to enjoy. In Las Vegas, you can find something for the young, the old and ever age in between.

Dive with Sharks

If you to add some adventure to your Las Vegas vacation, consider diving with sharks. The Mandala Bay Hotel gives guests the opportunity to experience sharks up close and personal. You do have to be at least 18 years of age and be a certified scuba diver. Once in the tank, you will be surrounded by 30 different sharks. Many guests find that hand feeding the sharks is a magnificent experience and takes away the fear most people have of sharks.

Lied Discovery Children's Museum

At Lied Discovery Children's Museum, you will find and interactive museum that caters to children. The children will love being at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum because they are encourage to touch and explore everything the museum has to offer. The museum is just a few blocks away from the strip, making this a perfect sight to see in Las Vegas.

Pink Jeep Tour

When you think of Vegas entertainment, nightlife, gambling and the strip usually comes to mind. However, there is more to Las Vegas than just the strip. Taking the Pink Jeep Tour will help you explore other parts of Las Vegas. The tour takes you out to the desert and lets you experience a whole new Las Vegas. The Pink Jeep will pick you up at your hotel and will provide you with interesting information about the Southern Nevada Desert.

Explore the Hotels

Spending the day walking in and out of all the hotels on the strip is an experience not to be missed. Every hotel has something different to offer. The New York New York has a great roller coaster, Bellagio puts on a wonderful fountain show, Paris Las Vegas Hotel is a beautiful hotel that has recreated the Eiffel Tower...and these are just a few of the hotels on the strip. There are several more that are worth a visit.

Dick's Last Resort

Dick's Last Resort is a fun place to enjoy a bite to eat. The food is good and the staff can be a little vulgar, but that is the point of Dick's. Dick's Last Resort is like a comedy show while enjoying a meal. The staff might rude comments to you or insult you, but it is all in good fun! Dick's is one of the loudest and most enjoyable restaurants on the strip.



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The great thing about Las Vegas activities is there are so many amazing things to do and see that you can choose to follow a Las Vegas travel guide page by page or simply go it alone. No matter where you go -- whether it's inside your Las Vegas Hotel, a nearby Las Vegas restaurant or a short sun-filled stroll along the Strip - you are never more than a split second away from a spectacular sight or an unforgettable Las Vegas activity. Continue reading through the listings below to learn about some of Las Vegas' top sights and activities.

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Henderson Bird Reserve

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The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is open daily from 6 am to 3 pm year round. The last entry is at 2:45 pm. The Preserve is located at 2400 B Moser Drive, near the intersection of Sunset Road and Boulder Highway (look for signs in the medians). It is located within the Water Treatment Facility and sits on approximately 140 acres.

The Preserve is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl as well as numerous resident desert birds. There are nine ponds available for birding, surrounded by both paved and dirt paths. The paved path is approximately 3/4 of a mile long. The more..

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tel:(702) 267-4180
openingHours:OPEN DAILY 6am - 3pm
url:www.cityofhenderson.com
address:2400 B Moser Drive

STAR TREK: THE EXPERIENCE

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A dream come true for trekkies: features a complete re-creation of the promenade from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine;" Quark's Bar & Restaurant; Zek's Grand Emporium and Moogie's Trading Post; The History of the Future, a self-guided museum tour; and The Voyage Through Space, an interactive ride where visitors are "beamed" through time and space to the Transporter Room and bridge aboard the USS Enterprise.

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address:Las Vegas Hilton, 3000 Paradise Road

TITANIC: THE EXHIBITION

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Features artifacts recovered from Titanic's wreck site.

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address:The Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road

Fremont Street

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Fremont Street is where Las Vegas and all its glory originated from.It lies about a mile away from the strip and a safer option for visiting it would be to take a cab there.There is the Fremont Street Experience, a magnificent lit up ceiling that puts on a laser show every hour, all in different themes, such as Elvis, the sixties, boogie music etc.

The Experience was recently modernized, so the shows are now higher resolution, and television shows can be displayed on the ceiling.  Alternatively,if you wish to stay on Fremont Street, your best bet would be to more..

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BELLAGIO CONSERVATORY

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The glass-domed 90,000-square-foot conservatory features 1,200 bins of exotic plants and flowers such as orchids, lilies and hyacinth. Displays changed monthly.

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address:Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Gondola Rides at the Venetian

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This romantic ride is the perfect for couples and it is also a relaxing ride for singles looking to take a break from the Strip. The trip travels down the Grand Canal past cafes, under bridges and balconies and past other boats. Venetian Gondola rides also feature a singing gondolier and passengers have their choice of indoor or outdoor rides. Indoor rides cost $15 (gondola seats 4) and $60 for a private two-passenger gondola. Outdoor rides cost $12.50 (gondola seats 4) and $50 for a private two-passenger gondola. You can catch a Venetian Gondola ride just about anytime.

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address:3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
tel:702-414-1000 or 877-883-6423
openingHours:Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-midnight
url:www.venetian.com
email:reply@venetian.com

Dancing Fountains at the Bellagio

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Fountains by Night
Fountains by Night
photo by: Werner Ruckelshausen

More than 1,000 fountains (on an 8-acre manmade lake) dance to the sounds of Frank Sinatra and other artists in unison with lights and choreographed water that shoots more than 220 feet into the sky. This is an amazing sight to see right smack in the middle of the desert! Performances are Monday-Friday at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday at 12 p.m. Performances start every half hour until 6:00 p.m. After 6:00 p.m. performances are every 15 minutes until 12 a.m. Performances are free, of course.

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address:3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
tel:888-987-6667 or 702-693-7111
url:www.bellagio.com

BIRD SANCTUARY

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Gilcrease Bird Sanctuary houses a large collection of game, exotic birds and birds of prey that are being rehabilitated by the Wild Wing Project.

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address:8101 Racel Road

EIFFEL TOWER RIDE

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Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
photo by: Werner Ruckelshausen

Ride to the tower's observation deck.

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address:Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd.

STRAT-O-FAIR

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Amusement park near the Stratosphere tower.

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address:The Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South

The Stratosphere Thrill Rides and Observation Deck

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If you have the stomach for a ride that will shoot you 160 feet straight up into the air in 2.5 seconds (at 45 mph), then the Big Shot ($13) ride at the Stratosphere is the thrill ride for you. At 1,081 feet above the Strip, you just won’t get a better view than this if you can bear to look down. Other Stratosphere thrill rides include: X-Scream ($12) and Insanity ($12). The Stratosphere also has the tallest observation tower in the United States – it reaches 1,149 feet into the Las Vegas skyline.

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address:2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
tel:702-380-7777
url:www.stratospherehotel.com

SHARK REEF

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The main tank holds more than 1 million gallons of water and features a 20-foot-long acrylic tunnel for surround viewing, similiar to Sea World. The predator-based attraction features 2,000 animals from 100 different species, with 13 shark species. Also features jellyfish, manta rays, sea turtles, crocodiles and other exotic animals. There is also a touch tank for children.

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Lion Habitat at MGM Grand

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Lion Habitat
Lion Habitat
photo by: Werner Ruckelshausen

Yes, the MGM Grand houses a real live lion habitat and boy is it spectacular! Visitors can walk above, around, below, and through a glass-enclosed habitat to watch lions at rest or on the prowl. The habitat includes both adult and adorable baby lion cubs. Adult lions are on display from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and the baby lion cubs are on display from 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m. as 11 p.m. is way past their bedtime. Also on site is a gift shop that sells souvenirs from this wonderful experience. Admission is free! Note: The lions live on a gorgeous 8.5-acre ranch 12 miles from more..

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address:3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
tel:877-880-0880 or 702-891-7777
openingHours:11 a.m.-11 p.m. adult lions/11 a.m.-5:00 p.m. cubs
url:www.mgmgrand.com

WILDLIFE WALK and TIGER HABITAT

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A natural bird, wildlife and reptile habitat on the walkway between the hotel's two towers. There is also a tiger habitat outside the hotel entrance. Admission is free.

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address:The Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South

CIRCUS CIRCUS

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The 5-acre theme park features water rides, a roller coaster, laser tag, animated dinosaurs, an arcade, gift shop and a restaurant.

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address:Circus Circus, 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

NASCAR Café

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Venetian Grand Canal
Venetian Grand Canal
photo by: Werner Ruckelshausen

NASCAR Café – This festive café is a must for NASCAR fans and non-NASCAR fans alike. The Café features two levels of NASCAR racing competitions on giant projection screens, 20 authentic NASCAR stock cars on display (including the world’s largest stock car), the world famous Carzilla bar and tons of official NASCAR merchandise. Bring your appetite too – the menu features hearty American fare such as burgers, Buffalo wings, and pizza as well as decadent desserts that can’t be any less than 1,000 calories each! NASCAR Cafe Las Vegas is located at the Sahara Hotel and more..

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address:Sahara Hotel and Casino, 2535 Las Vegas Boulevard South
tel:702-734-7226
url:www.nascarcafelasvegas.com; www.saharavegas.com
email:abotta1010@aol.com; info@saharavegas.com

Madame Tussaud’s Las Vegas Wax Museum

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It’s eerie, it’s weird, and it’s absolutely fascinating! Madame Tussaud’s 30,000 square-foot Las Vegas Wax Museum at the Venetian features wax figures you’d swear are alive including: John Wayne, Brad Pitt, Madonna, Hugh Hefner, Frank Sinatra, Cher, Muhammad Ali, Britney Spears, Tom Jones, Princess Diana, George Clooney, George W. Bush, and of course – Elvis. This is just a small portion of the wax figures you will find at Madame Tussaud’s. The wax museum houses more than 100 figures and it's open from 10:00 a.m. daily. Madame Tussaud's is located on the more..

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address:3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
tel:702-862-7800
openingHours:Open from 10:00 a.m. daily
url:www.venetian.com

THE SECRET GARDEN OF SIEGFRIED & ROY and DOLPHIN HABITAT

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Features some of the world's rarest and most exotic animals, including the Royal White Tigers of Nevada and the White Lions of Timbavati. The Mirage Dolphin Habitat is home to eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

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address:The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South

MANHATTAN EXPRESS ROLLER COASTER

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Roller Coaster behind New York New York
Roller Coaster behind New York New York
photo by: Joseph Hollick

Is this Coney island? I guess not, because the weather is so good.

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address:New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South

PRIMM ATTRACTIONS

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Adventure Canyon Log Flume, the Desperado Roller Coaster, the MaxFlight VR2002 Roller Coaster, state-of-the-art motion-simulator theaters and the Turbo Drop at Buffalo Bill's.

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address:Primadonna Resorts, Interstate 15 South
tel:702-382-1212
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