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Tours

  • Does a tour of Las Vegas sound better than partying all night long? Hop on and off an open-top bus to learn all of the details that created the famed Las Vegas Strip along with plenty of photo opportunities. Visit the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam or Valley of Fire State Park with hiking, bus or horseback tour options. Or up the excitement with helicopter or exotic racing tours.
  • Prices and times vary
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Shows

  • Vegas has lots of entertainment to offer. From music and dance shows like Cirque Du Soleil, the Blue Man Group or Jabbawockeez to magic shows by Criss Angel, Shin Lim or Penn and Teller, there’s sure to be something for everyone including concerts and comedy shows.
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National Atomic Testing Museum

  • This museum tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site located in the Mojave Desert about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The 8,000 square foot museum showcases some of the rarest of artifacts relating to the nation’s atomic testing program.
  • Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $25
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The Venetian Gondola Rides

  • The gondola rides are a Las Vegas must-do. There is both an indoor and outdoor gondola ride. A singing gondolier helms each gondola. Sit back and relax on the waters of the Venetian.
  • Hours:
    • Outdoor: Daily 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Indoor: Monday-Thursday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m./ Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Prices: starting at $34, vary on day
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Caesars Palace shopping and nightlife

  • Offering betting options, shows, nightlife and shopping, check out this luxury hotel and casino. Caesars Palace is home to the Forum Shops, which features some of the world’s most popular brands, as well as upscale bars and lounges including the multilevel OMNIA nightclub.
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Bellagio entertainment

  • You don’t have to stay at this luxury resort and casino to experience the entertainment. View the resort’s signature attraction, the Fountains of Bellagio featuring a dancing water fountain synchronized to music, or check out the fine arts gallery or conservatory and botanical gardens.
  • Hours:
    • Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art: Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Fountain, gardens and hotel lobby open 24 hours
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Pinball Hall of Fame

  • The Pinball Hall of Fame is an attempt to house and display the world’s largest pinball collection, open to the public. The 25,000 square feet facility features restored to like-new pinball arcade games from the 1950s to 1990s, all available for play for 25 to 50 cents.
  • Hours:
    • Sunday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Shelby American Heritage Center Tour

  • The Shelby Heritage Center is home to over 30 Shelby high-performance vehicles and tells the story of racing driver Carroll Shelby, along with the company he started in 1962. The 15,000 square-foot Heritage Center sits adjacent to the 150,000 square-foot production facility.
  • Hours:
    • Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: Free self-guided tour, VIP tours $59
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STRAT Tower

  • Be at the highest point in Vegas at the 1,149-foot-tall STRAT Tower. The STRAT offers out-of-this-world rides that are sure to get you screaming, including the Big Shot, X-Scream and the controlled free-fall SkyJump, or take in the views in a more relaxed setting on the SkyPod outdoor observation deck, the tallest of its kind in the country, offering a 360-view of the city.
  • Hours:
    • Saturday-Monday 10 a.m. to midnight
    • Tuesday-Friday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Prices start at $22.50
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Mob Museum

  • Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, The Mob Museum is an immersive experience exploring the ongoing power struggle between organized crime and law enforcement from the Mob’s origination to today. Through vivid storytelling, guests are presented with the facts, the fiction and the gray area in between — showcasing the events and characters that played an integral (and infamous) role in U.S. history.
  • Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $29.95 for general admission