Las Vegas is considered one of the most amazing cities in the world. With all of the casinos, hotels, and beautiful lights, it is no wonder it is the second most visited attraction in the United States. Created here is a list of the must see attractions in Las Vegas to ensure that even the most overwhelmed tourist doesn't miss a thing:
The Mirage was erected in 1989. It is famous for its 54-foot volcano that erupts every 15 minutes from dusk until midnight. It is a Polynesian-themed hotel/casino with many amenities including a tropical paradise pool, aquarium, atrium, and golf course. Besides being a five star hotel, the Mirage is home to two exhibits; white tigers and dolphins. The hotel offers dolphin-training lessons in The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
Caesars palace, a Roman themed casino/hotel, has been around since 1966. It is well known for its ancient Roman marketplace consisting of about 100 shops and its excellent spa. Caesars Palace consists of a 129,000 square foot casino, 26 restaurants, gardens and the Colosseum with many world-class stars and entertainment.
The Venetian is the home to some of the most beautiful attractions. It is a hotel/casino with many of the same amenities. Outside of the Venetian is the Grand Canal, known for its gondolas and singing gondoliers. Besides having an arched bridge, there are many shops and the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum.
The Wynn is a high class, 5-story hotel/casino that was built in 2005. It is the home to many high-end shops including Chanel, Dior, and even a Ferrari/Maserati dealership. This hotel has spared no expense when it was built. Every detail is high end, colorful, and breathtaking.
The Luxor is an Egyptian themed, 30 story, pyramid shaped hotel/casino. It is known for its Egyptian statues, monuments, and the 10-story sphinx. At night, this hotel has a powerful beam light at the top that can be seen by aircraft from 250 miles away.
New York-New York
The New York-New York is a New York themed hotel/casino. The outside of this hotel replicates the New York Skyline. There is the Manhattan Express roller coaster and a street-level Brooklyn Bridge. Inside the hotel, there are many themed restaurants including a Coney Dog shop and a bar called Coyote Ugly.
The Bellagio is a luxurious, AAA Five Diamond award winning hotel and casino opened in 1993. It is a very high class, Italian themed attraction known for its 1214 light show outside the casino. The show takes place every 15 to 30 minutes from early evening until around midnight. The hotel even contains a Botanical Garden and Conservatory, which is changed out five times a year to reflect the current season.
The MGM Grand is a hotel/casino themed by high-class movies. It opened in 1993 and was the world's largest hotel. Known for the 45-foot bronze lion and emerald green glass on the exterior, the MGM Grand has changed since it first opened its doors. Before the renovation, a Wizard of Oz themed entrance and lion paws lined the path from the street to the entrance. It now includes 30 floors, 5 pools, rivers, waterfalls, the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and CBS Television City. It is currently the largest casino in Clark County.
Paris Las Vegas
The Paris Las Vegas is a hotel/casino that is Paris, France themed. Outside is a 541-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower and a sign in the shape of the Montgolfier balloon. Opened in 1999, the Paris Las Vegas became the home to many actors including Tony Danza, David Hasselhoff, and the famous singer/songwriter Barry Manilow.
The Golden Nugget is a luxurious hotel/casino known for its AAA Four Diamond rating Built in 1946; it is one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas. It is the home to the largest public displayed gold nugget, which is approximately 61lbs. In a recent renovation, The Golden Nugget renovated their pool to include "The Tank." This is a pool connected to a 200,000-gallon shark tank. It replicates swimming with the sharks.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is an entertainment resort opened in 1995. It consists of a 30,000-square-foot casino, a nightclub, five restaurants, a spa, Tahitian-style beach and swimming pool, three cocktail lounges, and a poker room. Well known for “The Joint," a rock club which hosts many well known stars, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino earns only about 30% of its revenue from its casino. The focus of this resort is music.
Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park
The Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park is a casino/hotel. It is known entirely for the Adventuredome, which is a 126,000 square-foot indoor amusement park. It currently offers 25 rides and attractions. The Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park has the only RV Park on the Las Vegas Strip with space and accommodations for 399 people.
Fremont Street is considered the Time Square of Las Vegas. This street was named after the explorer John Charles Fremont. In 1925, it was the first paved street in Las Vegas. Even though it is the home to the Golden Nugget and many other famous casinos and restaurants, it is most popular for its abundance of neon signs.