Things to Do in Las Vegas

Anderson Dairy Tour

Location:
Anderson Dairy
801 Searles Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 1:00 pm
(tours last about 1 hour)

Price – Free – guided tours

A free guided tour with animatronics animals that explain the history of Anderson Dairy and the cleanliness and process.  At the end of the tour the children are provided a free Dixie cup of delicious Anderson Dairy ice cream.


Big Elvis

Location:
Harrah’s Hotel – Piano Bar
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 369-5000

(Located in The Piano Bar)

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm

Price – Free

Pete Vallee, stars as “Big Elvis”, a Las Vegas based tribute artist show. He performs all the favorite songs.  Big Elvis has performed more than 7,000 shows on the Las Vegas Strip.

A must see for Elvis fans.  Listen to your favorite Elvis songs and the best part – it’s FREE.


Calico Basin / Red Spring Boardwalk

There you will see the picnic area and the boardwalk.  It has some of the most breathtaking views.  There are natural springs and vegetation.  Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a Bureau of Land Management area on the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley.

According to www.americantrails.org   “The boardwalks allow visitors to enjoy the site and experience interpretive areas while sensitive riparian habitat is protected. Three springs with permanent water emerge from the base of the red sandstone cliffs: Red Spring, Calico Spring, and Ash Spring. Water also runs in washes to the north and south of the springs during winter.

This area, known as Calico Basin, is sheltered and moist, making it attractive to a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. Flow from the springs supports several tree species, including cottonwood, ash, shrub, live oak, and honey mesquite, as well as salt grass meadows. Red Spring flows from a shallow tunnel in the rocks at the end of the road.”

Directions:
West on Charleston Blvd. just before the entrance to the Scenic Red Rock Loop.  Turn right on Calico Basin Road and drive north (the road will be dirt for about 1 mile then turns into pavement) and then the turns to the right.  Turn left and proceed through the gate.


Cars and Coffee Las Vegas – Weekly Car Show

Hours:
Every Saturday 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Price – Free (coffee isn’t free)

Location:
9500 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Every Saturday car enthusiasts meet for a cup of coffee and talk about the one thing they love the most – CARS.  You will see classics, exotics, hotrods, concepts and you will make new friends.


Circus Circus Acts

Location:
Circus Circus Hotel
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 734-0410

(Inside the Circus Circus Hotel – acts performed high above the casino floor)

Hours:
Monday – Thursday | 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday | 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday | 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Price – Free

Live circus acts to include: trapeze artists, jugglers, uni cyclists perform high above the casino floor.  While you are there be sure to visit the midway with lot of games for the whole family.


Circus Circus Clown Show

Location:
Circus Circus Hotel – Adventuredome
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 734-0410

(Inside the Circus Circus Hotel – Adventuredome)

Show time Hours:
Performances daily at noon, 1, 3 and 4 p.m. Additional shows Friday and Saturday at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m.

Price – Free

Clown shows on the main stage in the Adventuredome.


Dancing Waters

Location:
Bellagio Hotel & Casino
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(888) 987-6667

Show Times:
Monday – Friday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm. show every 1/2 hour 8:00 pm – 12:00 am show every 15 minutes
Saturdays & Holidays 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm show every 1/2 hour 8:00 pm – 12:00 am show every 15 minutes

Sundays 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. show every 1/2 hour 7:00 pm – 12:00 am show every 15 minutes

Price – Free

A spectacular show of water, music and light perfectly choreographed.  This show will mesmerize you and it is truly a work of art.  You won’t want to miss this one.

The whole family will enjoy!


Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens

Location:
Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden
2 Cactus Garden Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014
(800) 438-4356

Hours:
Monday – Sunday | 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Price – Free

The Botanical Cactus Gardens are located at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory.  A self guided tour into this breathtaking collection in one of the world’s largest collections.   The Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden features four acres of drought-tolerant ornamentals, cacti, and other succulents.  There are over 300 species of plants and half of them are cactus.

It is a spectacular tour and while you are there be sure to take the Ethel M Chocolate Factory tour. The whole family will enjoy!


Fall of Atlantis Show

Location:
Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 227-5938

(Inside Ceasar’s Palace – The Forum Shops)
Every Hour:
Sunday – Thursday | 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday | 11:00 am – Midnight

Price – Free

The Fall of Atlantis is a popular attraction where the Roman statues sink into the fountain and the throne of King Atlas rises up.  The statues come to life and recreate the fall of Atlantis.  The water bubbles and flames shoot up from the volcano.  This is done through animatronic figures, fire, water, fog and laser effects. Looks life like.

The whole family will enjoy!

Don’t forget to see the 50,000 gallon saltwater aquarium, while a diver feeds the aquarium residents twice daily.  The aquarium has tropical puffers, flounder, sharks and many other species that live in the aquarium.


Fremont Street Experience

Location:
Downtown Las Vegas – Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Every Hour: 7:30 pm, 8, 9, 10, 11 pm and Midnight

Price – Free
A spectacular light show, suspended high above Fremont Street.  The Viva Vision video screen is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and it is suspended 90 feet above Fremont Street and is composed of 12.5 million energy efficient LED lamps.  There are a variety of light shows with high resolution imagery and 550,000 watt concert quality sound to add to your Fremont Experience.

Each show lasts six minutes and runs every hour, starting at dusk and the shows end at midnight.


Las Vegas Welcome Sign

Location:
5200 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Hours:
Open 24 hours

Price – Free

The sign was designed by Betty Willis at the request of a local salesman, by the name of Ted Rogich.  Ted Rogich sold the design to Clark County, Nevada and in May of 1959 the funds were provided, in which Western Neon built the famous sign.  The sign was never copyrighted as, Betty Willis a gift to the city.

On December 6, 2016, the State Historic Preservation Office for the State of Nevada announced that the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign had been added to the State Register of Historic Places.

The famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” is iconic and stands 25 ft. tall.  A lot of people consider the sign to be the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. In 2007, Clark County installed decorative artificial turf inlaid with four playing cards underneath the sign with site improvements for visitors safety.

For further history of the famous sign please visit Las Vegas Welcome sign history.

This is a must see and visit for your photos.


Luxor Sky Beam

Location:
Luxor Hotel & Casino
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 262-4000

Hours:
open 24 hours / 7 days a week (light you can see starting at dusk – off at dawn)

Price – Free

The light beam is the strongest light beam in the world.  It consists of 39 individual xenon lights with 7,000 watt bulbs.  The lamps sit in a room about 50 feet below the very tip of the pyramid. You won’t be able to go in the room to see the individual lights, but look up and you can’t miss it.


Mirage Hotel Volcano

Location:
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 791-7111

(The Volcano is located on Las Vegas Blvd at the main entrance to the Mirage Hotel)

Hours:
Sunday – Thursday | 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday | 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Price – Free

A man made volcano show at the Mirage Hotel.  The Volcano erupts nightly with a fiery display, spewing smoke and fire 100 feet above the water.  The display is located on 3 water covered acres, stands 54 feet high and circulates 119,000 gallons of water per minute.

Bring the whole family.


Neon Museum – The BoneYard

Location:
Neon Museum
770 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 387-6366

Tours: Guided only (book a tour) – 1 hour long tour.

Price – Admission

Old Las Vegas neon signs, don’t die, they go to the Neon Museum – The BoneYard

There are about 150 Las Vegas signs, while there are seven restored signs and the others are illuminated with ground lighting. The Neon Museum opened in 2012 and has nearly a two acre outdoor exhibition space.  The Neon Museum features more than 200 signs, seven restored signs and a visitor center. Come see a bit of Las Vegas history.


Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

Location:
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
500 E. Washington Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 486-3511

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Price – $1 for Adults and children are Free.

Built in 1855 by a group of Mormon missionaries.  The park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort, which contains interpretive displays. The Visitor Center contains exhibits on the history of the site, as well as historic artifacts.


Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens

Location:
Palazzo Hotel  & Casino
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 734-0410

Hours:
Open 24 Hours – 7 days a week

Price – Free

Come stroll in the indoor gardens with beautiful flowers and lush green foliage, while listening to the sounds of a two story waterfall.  Get back to nature and relax.

The atrium is maintained by the Venetian and Palazzo’s horticulture team.  The atrium changes with the seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter.


Red Rock Visitors Center

Location:
Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center
1000 Scenic Loop Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89161
(702) 515-5350

Hours:
open 24 hours / 7 days a week 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Price – Daily Car Fee $7.00

Beautiful outdoor drive and it is a 13 mile loop.  Incredible views, colors, formation, rock formations. Back to nature and away from the neon.


Sam’s Town Mystic Falls Park

Location:
5111 Boulder Highway

Las Vegas, NV 89122
(702) 456-7777

(Located inside Sam’s Town)

Sunset Stampede Laser Light Show (located inside the Mystic Falls Park)

Show Hours:
2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm daily.

Price – Free

Come enjoy the sounds of the waterfall, the rolling brooks of water, listen to the chirping birds in the live trees reaching up toward the skylight 10 stories.

At Christmas time, you will see a magnificently decorated Christmas Tree and experience a winter wonderland. Bring the whole family.


Streetmosphere – Venetian Hotel – Grand Canal Shoppes

Location:
Venetian Hotel & Casino

3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-1000

(Located 2nd level of Venetian Hotel)

Sunset Stampede Laser Light Show (located inside the Mystic Falls Park – inside Sam’s Town)

Show Hours:
Streetmsophere performances in St. Mark’s Square: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The Venetian Trio performs nightly in St. Mark’s Square: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Living Statues on display in St. Mark’s Square: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and near Ann Taylor: Noon – 8 p.m.

Price – Free

Streetmosphere is created with an international roster of trained singers, actors and musicians.  They perform daily in St. Mark’s Square.   The Living Statues amaze guest with immovable poses while the Artiste del Arte, a troupe of musicians, wander the cobbled streets and created a serenaded shopping delight, beneath an evening sky.


The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel

Location:

Silverton Hotel & Casino
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 263-7777

Show Times:

Mermaid Swims:
Thursday-Saturday | 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm | 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm | 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Sunday | 11:30 am – 12:45 pm | 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm | 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Interactive Feeding Shows:
Daily 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Price – Free

This is a 117,000 gallon aquarium reef.  It is filled with thousand of tropical fish and three species each of stingrays and sharks.

The Mermaid Lounge features two 500-gallon jellyfish aquariums lit with LED lights.


The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Location:
Bellagio Hotel & Casino
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 639-7111

Hours – 24 / 7 days a week

Price – Free

Indoor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens occupy 14,000 square feet inside the Bellagio Hotel. The 114,000 square feet is transformed by a horticulture staff of 120 into a spectacular display.  This consists of sights, and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter.  The seasons change and the displays compliment the seasons.  90 percent of the trees, flowers and plants used in the conservatory displays are recycled.


Venetian Hotel Ceilings – Painted

Location:
Venetian Hotel &Casino

3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-1000

Hours:
open 24 hours / 7 days a week

Price – Free.

Inside the Venetian Hotel are beautifully painted ceiling, which were modeled after Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.


 Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel

Location:
Flamingo Hotel

3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702)733-3111

Hours:
Monday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday:8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday:8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday:8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Price – Free

The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is located within the hotel’s 15 acre grounds.  The Habitat has the Flamingo Island, which is home to a beautiful flock of Chilean Flamingos, along with exotic birds, fish, turtle, swans, ducks, koi fish, pelicans and Ring Tealed ducks.  The Habitat contains islands, streams and is surrounded by waterfalls and lush green foliage.  The animals and the Habitat are carefully maintained.
This is a true delight for the whole family.  Bring everyone and enjoy a little paradise, snap some pictures and create beautiful memories.