Top 10 Things to See in Las Vegas

Top 10 Things to See in Las Vegas
Las Vegas may be the city of sin, glitter and gambling, but it offers a wealth of activities for all visitors. After you have spent time hiking and exploring the many trails outside the city, the excitement isn't over. The adventure traveler can still easily find enough attractions to fill an entire trip and more. Consider the following heart-racing, pulse-pounding activities for your next Vegas trip.
 

Hoover Dam

Although outside of Las Vegas proper, the Hoover Dam is large enough to be considered a Las Vegas sightseeing must do. View the Dam from above in an observation deck, then travel inside via the inspection tunnel and see the seepage drains and antique stairs once traveled.

Hoover Dam
Boulder City, NV
(866) 730-9097

 
 

Bootleg Canyon Flightlines

Via zip line, fly higher than 1000 feet above the desert and mountains of Las Vegas. Tour guides are there to assist the novice fliers. The tours are part of a sustainable park strategy, with proceeds directed back into revitalizing the surrounding parks and land.

Bootleg Canyon Flightlines
1512 Industrial Road
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 293-6885

Adventuredome

Adventuredome, housed in the Circus Circus resort on the strip, offers thrill-seekers memorable experiences all under one roof. Try the 4G force of the Sling Shot, spin on a 14-rotation per minute roller coaster, and brave the Inverter which will flip you in circles while 50 feet off the ground.

Adventuredome
Circus Circus
2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 444-2472

Bodies...The Exhibition

Ever wonder what exercise and healthy foods (or the opposite) does to your body? With unparalleled access to the human form, the Bodies exhibit at the Luxor on the strip gives you a nerve-by-nerve, sinew-by-sinew view into your own body. Not for the squeamish, the exhibit also shows fetal development, birth defects, and the nervous system's organs in greatly segmented glory.

Bodies...The Exhibition
Luxor
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 492-3960

The Stratosphere

Rising over 1,100 feet into the Las Vegas sky, the Stratosphere not only gives viewers a top of the world feeling, but thrill-seekers will love the three rides offered at the top: Big Shot, Insanity, and X Scream, which dangle, twirl,and rocket riders over the edge of the building.

The Stratosphere
2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(800) 99-TOWER

Wildlife Habitat

The Flamingo Las Vegas on the strip offers visitors some nature and animal experiences at the free Wildlife Habitat. In this tropical island oasis, you can rest and interact with turtles, koi, and of course, flamingos while enjoying their tranquil palms, fronds, and magnolia on quiet benches.

The Flamingo Las Vegas
3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 732-2111

Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

Animals run wilder than the nightlife in Vegas at The Mirage Hotel and Casino on the strip. Created by magicians Siegfried and Roy, the habitat grants visitors access to tigers, cubs, dolphins and more.

The Mirage Hotel and Casino
3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 963-9634

Gondola Rides

After a long hike, sit back and let someone else do the work. At the Venetian Las Vegas on the strip, enjoy a languid, restful gondola ride. The private boat tour will take you through the streets of the Grand Canal Shoppes as your gondolier serenades you.

Venetian Las Vegas
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-3982

Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Haven't had enough excitement yet? Try indoor skydiving. All ages and experience levels are welcome to take the lessons and flights are available in bulk purchase for those who become addicted.

Vegas Indoor Skydiving
200 Convention Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-4768

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Chances are, you won't run into Brad Pitt, Elvis or Tiger Woods while hiking outside of Las Vegas. But you can find these folks and more at Madam Tussauds Las Vegas, an ideal attraction for a rainy day. Think of the photo opportunities. A chapel is set up where visitors can "marry" George Clooney (wedding dress included) as is a tennis court where visitors can take on Andre Agassi.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 80-SHOWS

 

Article Written By Filonia LeChat

Fionia LeChat is a technical writer whose major skill sets include the MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher), Photoshop, Paint, desktop publishing, design and graphics. LeChat has a Master of Science in technical writing, a Master of Arts in public relations and communications and a Bachelor of Arts in writing/English.

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