Las Vegas is mostly known for its hotels and casinos and the unending parties and insane hangover the next day. However, there are a lot of other attractions to look forward to in Las Vegas – and some of it is even free!
By the time you lose all your cash at the casino, you will be thanking these free attractions such as the Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand Hotel and the White Tiger Lair at the Mirage. You can even lounge and watch the stunning Fountain Show at the Bellagio.
Then, there are also the paid (but definitely worth it!) attractions such as the new Neon Museum and reopened State Nevada Museum, which is both educating and entertaining! Have a blast at your vacation by trying out these 10 Best Spots to Visit at Las Vegas!
10- THE NEON MUSEUM
The Neon Museum is one of the newest attractions in Las Vegas. Before, the most iconic neon signs in Las Vegas have been kept to the Neon Boneyard, where visitors have to book almost two weeks in advance just to visit the site.
But, recently, in 2012, the Neon Museum was opened where guests can tour around the collection of neon signs as old as the year 1930. It is perfect for those who want to have a glimpse back to the culture of the Las Vegas Strip year ago!
9- FREMONT STREET
The Fremont Street in Las Vegas is most known for being the entertainment hub of the area. One of the main attractions here is the Fremont Street Experience where visitors can enjoy a light show of 1,450-foot arched canopy featuring 12.5 million synchronized LED modules, 8 robotic mirrors per block, and 208 speakers to create a six-minute presentations, from 7p.m. to midnight! There are also ziplines where visitors can use to go from one attraction to another!
8- CIRCUS CIRCUS
The Chuck Jones Experience is another recent addition to Las Vegas. It was opened in January 2012 and has since captured both the young and young at heart. The place features a collection of the works of the late animator Chuck Jones, who was behind some of the many loved characters from Looney Tunes like Wile E.
Coyote and Bugs Bunny! It also features a theater, a room filled with 3D sculptures of various cartoon characters, and a workshop where visitors can create their very own sound effects and even record their voice-overs!
7- BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN SHOW
One of the most popular and iconic attractions in the Las Vegas Strip is the Fountain Show of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. What’s more, is that it is entirely free but jaw-dropping! Although, there are also a lot of activities hosted by the hotel.
Visitors can watch as the fountain shoots water hundreds of feet in the air! It is also the perfect spot to take some souvenir pictures, eat a take-out, or just lounge after a tiring day.
6- NEVADA STATE MUSEUM
On October 2011, the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas debuted its re-opening. From its outdated former building, the museum was modernized into a $50 million building.
The main attraction in the museum is its ichthyosaur at the Springs Preserve, which measures about 43 feet long! Aside from other massive preserves, the museum also showcases a cave where guests can explore and a 3D movie about the desert during nighttime! A trip to the museum is both educational and entertaining!
5- LION HABITAT
Clearly, Las Vegas is an all-in-one vacation spot. Aside from the all-night partying and feasting on food, visitors can also spot some wild animals in the area such as the Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
Plus, you do not even have to pay to visit and observe the conservatory! If you are not into lions, you can also visit the White Tiger Laire at the Mirage, which houses Bengal tigers!
4- BAR + BISTRO
One of the most underrated restaurant in Las Vegas is the Bar + Bistro at Charleston Boulevard at downtown’s Arts District. It serves a wide variety of food options – from Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, and Puerto Rico.
One of the most unique and sought after menu of this restaurant is its hangover brunch. Grab a taste of Cangrejo Benedict Mofongo, applewood-smoked bacon, and delicious brioche flan French toast. They also serve cappuccino laced with whiskey!
3- HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is one of the iconic attractions in Las Vegas. From its name itself, it is very famous among rock and roll fans but it is also the excellent choice for those who want to make the best night out of their stay in Las Vegas! Fans of rock and roll can linger around the hotel’s wide collection of memorabilia by some of the world’s most legendary singers including clothes of Madonna, leather jacket of Ramone, autographed guitar by Beatles, and relics owned by Guns N’ Roses!
Another perfect way to spend a holiday in Las Vegas is by trying out their most insane rides! One of the most popular is the SkyJump at the Stratosphere, where you can plunge into a 108-story free fall – if you’re brave enough to try it!
This ride is also considered as the world’s longest commercial decelerator jump. It is similar to a bungee jump, although you are attached to cables as you fall 855 feet at 40 mph! A jump can cost you $99.99.
One of the newest and worth-waiting-for attractions at Las Vegas is the Slotzilla at the Downtown Fremont Street Experience. This zipline attraction costs for more than $11 million! It is a slot-machine-themed takeoff platform measuring 11-story or 120- foot high.
If you are trying at the lower level, you will zip 850-feet to the landing platform. If you are brave enough to try the higher level, you will be soaring 1,700-feet at 35 mph! As the rider takes off, the arm of the gigantic slot machine will pull down and the reels will actually spin!