Las Vegas Attractions to See & Do at RailsConf
Las Vegas offers so many things to see and do and there really is something for everyone (Vegas haters, we're talking to you!). Check out Vegas.com for all kinds of adventures that you can experience while in Las Vegas. If gambling, partying and shows aren't your bag, how about a vist to a museum or ride on top of the Stratosphere? You aren't limited and remember, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"!
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Things to Do
- Visit a Casino
- See a show
- Hear some music
- Get married
- Eat in a fabulous restaurant
- Be pampered at a spa
- See Elvis
- Wager on horses or sports
- People watch (and boy is there good people watching in Vegas!)
- Ride the mono rail (its connected to the Hilton!)
Casinos and clubs not quite your scene? Then check out these other fun things to do in the great outdoors.
- Visit Lake Mead and Hoover Dam
- Take an air, bus or hummer tour
- Visit Red Rock Canyon
- Visit Mt. Charleston
- See petroglyphs and camp at the Valley of Fire
- Take of tour of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park
- Take a helicopter tour
Interested in a more cultural vegas experience? Then you might want to visit one of these Vegas offerings.
- Auto Collection at the Imperial Palace
The Auto Collection at the Imperial Palace is the auto enthusiast's dream. Featuring 350 classic cars that span more than a century, every single one is available for purchase.
- Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Featuring exhibitions of art and objects from all over the world, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is sure to attract art lovers.
Previously on display in cities across the world including New York City and London, "Bodies...The Exhibition" showcases 21 whole-body specimens as well as more than 260 organs and partial body specimens.
- Centaur Art Galleries
Known as Las Vegas' oldest art gallery, Centaur Art Galleries features fine works from the world's most famous painters, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Norman Rockwell as well as contemporary artists like LeRoy Neiman and Steve Kaufman, to name a few. Showcasing a diverse selection of paintings from around the world, visitors can easily find themselves browsing through the gallery's colorful collection for hours.
- Liberace Museum
Here you'll find all the spectacle "Mr. Showmanship" encompassed, from the rhinestone-studded pianos to the mirrored Rolls Royce limousine to the red, white and blue hot pants outfit.
- Nevada State Museum
The museum depicts southern Nevada's plants, animals, fossils and history from the Ice Age to modern times.
Although the "ship of dreams" met its demise nearly a century ago, the spirit of the Titanic and its passengers live on through "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition."
- Springs Preserve
From interactive learning stations and an indoor flood exhibit to the eight-acre botanical gardens and walking trails, Springs Preserve celebrates the colorful nature of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas shows feature legendary stars and the best of Broadway. Want to see a musical, a comedian, a magic show, or just want to be wowed? Again, theres something for everyone.
- Blue Man Group
- Criss Angel
- Ice: Direct from Russia
- KÀ Cirque du Soleil
- Le Rêve
- Menopause the Musical
- Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular
- Soprano's Last Supper
- Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding
- V - The Ultimate Variety Show
- Carrot Top
- Defending the Caveman
- George Wallace
- Improv at Harrah's
- Louie Anderson
- Riviera Comedy Club
- Wayne Brady
High adrenaline fun for those that want to get their blood pumping.
- Adventure Canyon
The crew at Buffalo Bill's has shown what a little ingenuity can do -- it turned a ride that one employee called "a dog" into a novelty that may start showing up in theme parks across the country.
Only in Vegas could you find America's largest indoor theme park encased beneath a five-and-a-half-acre glass dome, complete with pink trim. The Adventuredome is exactly what its name suggests — a thrill-seeker's delight.
- Big Shot
Soar off into space and be one with the astronauts as you're launched 160 feet in a mere 2.5 seconds at 45 mph, getting a taste of weightlessness as 4 Gs of force lift you literally off your seat.
- Canyon Blaster
Designed by Utah-based Arrow Dynamics, the Canyon Blaster crams four inversions into the tight confines of the Adventuredome. Taking the Tilt-a-Whirl and Scrambler to new heights, Chaos has passengers spinning, tilting and flipping like never before.
From the top of the first hill, a tunnel burrowing into the desert looks like an anthill. By the time the Desperado rams through it, the train is careening at about 80 mph.
- Drive or ride in a real race car
Following one-hour instruction, you can drive (or ride in) a full-size, 600 HP race car for six laps around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 15 minutes from the Strip. Reach top speeds of 145 mph. No experience necessary.
- Insanity - The Ride
Extending 64 feet over the north edge of the tower, Insanity-The Ride spins passengers at up to three Gs. And as the speed increases, up to 10 riders are pulled out in "escape proof" seats to an angle of 70 degrees, with nothing to look at but the Las Vegas Strip more than 900 feet below. In one of Vegas' better motion simulators, riders follow an expedition crew in its race against the evil Dr. Osiris for the coveted crystal obelisk.
With only a harness and T-bar separating you from the concrete floor 50-feet below, the Inverter gives new meaning to the term hang tight.
- Rim Runner
The Rim Runner provides a huge photo opportunity as the broad-hulled, six-seat-across boats produce a massive tidal wave upon impact with the water after building speed on a two-tiered 60-foot chute.
- Sling Shot
Part of the new generation of "thrill rides," the Sling Shot shoots passengers up a 100-foot tower at 4 Gs of force, 1 G more than a rocket launch.
- The Roller Coaster at New York-New York
This state-of-the-art roller coaster, located right on the Las Vegas Strip, incorporates high velocity and inversions, including a unique heartline twist and dive.
- Turbo Drop
Riders are slowly transported up a 180-foot tower. At the summit, they're yanked down at 45 mph and bounced on a cushion of air. This new extreme thrill ride plays on your fear of heights, as you are plunged 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower at speeds of 30 mph.
Things to do for Free
- The Aquarium at the Silverton
Located within the cozy Silverton Hotel, a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium provides entertainment on a scale one can enjoy only in Las Vegas.
- CBS Television City Research Center
Ever thought you could do the job of a network executive, deciding which shows are put on the air and which ones end up in the waste bin? The network jobs are hard to come by, but you can weigh in on the decision-making process by letting your opinions be known at the CBS Television City Research Center at MGM Grand.
- Conservatory at Bellagio
Crafted by a team of 100 horticulturalists, the Bellagio's conservatory features elegant, elaborate arrangements of plants and flowers in its bright, airy atrium.
- Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Ethel M Chocolates panders to the sweet tooth in all of us. Located seven miles from the Strip, its free admission entices us to the factory, through which many a visitor goes for a behind-the-scenes look at the candy-making (and tasting) process.
- Fountains at Bellagio
Every evening, a water and music show plays again and again in the spectacular fountains filling the quarter-mile-long lake in front of the Bellagio.
- Fountain shows at Caesars
No civilization put on a greater spectacle than ancient Rome, and now you have a chance to witness the glory for yourself at Caesars Palace's fountain shows.
- Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience will have you dancing in the street with its $70 million light canopy and 540,000-watt sound system.
- Lion Habitat at MGM Grand
One look into the MGM Grand's lion habitat and you'll be hooked. The majestic cats command adoration whether they're chasing a large ball, licking their immense paws or just lyin' around.
- Marjorie Barrick Museum
With displays of Western culture, desert life and the history of ancient Mexico, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History is both educational and vibrant.
- Show in the Sky at the Rio
This sensual, yet upbeat production takes visitors on a journey through the world's greatest celebrations with energetic dancers, exotic costumes and plenty of fun.
- M&M's World
M&M's World may be the most delicious attraction in Vegas. And judging by its scores of visitors, M&M's World must be doing something right.
- Neon Museum
The open-air museum was created by the city of Las Vegas to preserve these vital pieces of Vegas history. Part muse, part temptress, part pirate, watch as the Sirens of TI battle a band of pirates in Sirens' Cove, located at the front entrance of the popular hotel and casino.
The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian adds a little 'Streetmosphere' to the shopping experience, providing fun and entertainment for all that visit.
- Sunset Stampede
Take a symphonic journey through the Wild West at Sam's Town.
- Volcano at the Mirage
Every hour after dusk, the Mirage volcano explodes forth for crowds of curious Strip onlookers.
- Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo
The Flamingo's brilliant neon sign is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable on the Strip. And visitors can take a closer look at the creatures who inspired the bright display at the hotel-casino's very own wildlife habitat.