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10 Famous Things In Las Vegas, Nevada - Updated 2020

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Ever been to Las Vegas? This city has a lot to offer than you could probably take home in one visit. Vegas is one of the most sought after cities in the US. Every year millions of tourists flock to the city thanks to its iconic destinations, including the Strip, casinos, plush hotels, trendy clubs, resorts, the Grand Canyon and the famous Bellagio Fountains. The city is also the go-to place for gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. With so many things it’s hard to decide what to do and where to go. If you are planning to visit the city any time soon, here’s a list of the famous things in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1. Casino

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (5532331848)
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Amongst all the popular things that Las Vegas is known for, it is the casinos that top the list. The Sin City has over a hundred casinos housed in its plush hotels and resorts. Whether you would like to gamble by picking up a seat at the slot machine, looking for a place to have some exquisite meals, are here to play board games and poker, or want to just satiate your curiosity about gambling without actually indulging in it, it is all here. Pick one that suits your need.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Address: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

Website: Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

2. Night parties

The Chainsmokers at Hakkasan Night Club, Las Vegas - 35037283122
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There are several things to do in Las Vegas once the sun goes down. Amongst all of them, the one you should not miss is to experience the vibrant side of the city when it comes alive in the night. The pool clubs, the night clubs, and the bars are where you should be at, in the midst of all those people who enjoy partying all night, to experience the best of nightlife in Vegas.

3. The Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip lights at night
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The Las Vegas Strip is a 4.2-mile (6.8 km) stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard and is one of the most visited places in Vegas. With its large concentration of hotels, casinos, shops, restaurants, and a lot of other attractions, it is a great choice for tourists interested in shopping, dining, nightlife, and entertainment. You would still find here some of the oldest hotels like the Flamingo Las Vegas and Sahara (which is today known as SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). Tourists can cover the entire stretch of the Strip on foot; it is extremely pedestrian-friendly and there are footbridges at all main intersections.

Flamingo Las Vegas

Address: 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: Flamingo Las Vegas

4. The Neon Museum

Sahara - Neon Museum - Stierch 2019
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There are a bunch of unique museums in Las Vegas and The Neon Museum is one amongst them. The Boneyard tour at the museum is one of the most highly recommended night tours in the city. The nearly 2-acre (0.8 ha) outdoor exhibit is home to over 200 pieces of old Vegas signage and the one-hour guided tour to learn about the history of the exhibits would be an experience in itself.

The Neon Museum

Address: 770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Website: The Neon Museum

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 9:30am – 12am; Mon - Thu: 9:30am – 11pm

Price: 22 USD

5. Live entertainment

MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Lounges, bars and restaurants along the ever-vibrant Las Vegas Strip are where you would find live music. You could also enjoy the street performers throughout the strip. T-Mobile Arena and MGM Grand Gardens are some of the most famous venues that host the biggest names, like Elton John and Paul McCartney. For a smaller, more intimate experience, check out The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan and Brooklyn Bowl.

MGM Grand Gardens

Address: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: MGM Grand Gardens

6. Fremont Street

Experience  Fremont Street Las Vegas.
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Fremont Street is a historic stretch of Las Vegas and a much-loved tourist place. You would find several souvenir shops, eateries, bars, and restaurants here. Check out the old shipping containers that house shops and restaurants, a water slide that goes through the center of a 200,000-gallon aquarium where you would find five different species of shark living alongside stingrays and other exotic fishes, the world’s largest video screen that has 12 million LED lights and is 90 feet (27 meters) wide and 1,500 feet (457 meters) long, the zip lines that come out of the 12-story replica of a slot machine, and the bronze replica of the famous Manneken Pis sculpture.

7. Wedding chapels

Wedding chapels Las Vegas
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Wedding plans in your cards? You should then check out some of the chapels here in Las Vegas. Vegas is the best place to get hitched. Over 100,000 weddings take place in the city every year. No wonder it is called the Wedding Capital of the USA. The Little Church Of The West, A Special Memory Wedding Chapel, and Chapel Of The Bells are some of the best wedding chapels that offer services ranging from traditional, to Victorian-style, to themed, and to the typical Las Vegas weddings.

Little Church of the West

Address: 4617 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

Website: Little Church of the West

Opening hours: 8am - 11pm (daily)

8. Ferris wheel (from USD 20.0)

At 550 feet (167.6 meters) tall and 520 feet (158 meters) in diameter, The LINQ, is the world tallest observation wheel (even taller than the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer). The 30-minute ride could be a bit boring when compared to other amusement rides and roller coasters but is worth every penny. Just being up there as you watch the sunset or when the whole city is lit is an awesome feeling. You can walk around and even order for a drink for a few extra bucks. Day tickets start at USD 25 for adults and USD 10 for kids and night rides cost USD 37 for adults and USD 19 for kids.

High Roller World's Largest Observation Wheel at The LINQ

Duration: 30 minutes

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9. Bellagio

Bellagio Las Vegas
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Bellagio Hotel is one of the top tourist destinations in Las Vegas thanks to the famous Fountains of Bellagio. The hotel is in the backdrop of this magnificent fountain that is on an 8-acre (3.2 hectares) lake, located between the Bellagio Hotel and the Strip. It is a visual treat when 1,214 spritzers from the fountain shoot water up to 460 feet (140 meters) in the air. These dramatic, aquatic shows are perfectly choreographed to the light and music that accompany it. The shows take place at an interval of 30 minutes from 3pm to 8pm, and thereafter at 15 minutes of interval till midnight.

Bellagio

Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: Bellagio

Price: Free

10. Luxor Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas Luxor 04
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The pyramidal structure, the iconic sky beam, elevators that lift guests at a 39-degree angle and the allegedly spooky hallways make Luxor different from your regular hotel and casinos in Las Vegas. It is built in the form of a pyramid with an Atrium that encapsulates casino, restaurants, a theater, and show venue. At about 350 feet (107 meters) tall it is one of the largest pyramids in the United States and one of the tallest in the world.

Luxor Hotel & Casino

Address: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Website: Luxor Hotel & Casino

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Las Vegas Strip
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Las Vegas is a great place to visit year-round. With all the famous things that make Las Vegas a one-of-a-kind destination, it is definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list. Keep this list handy and get going to Las Vegas, Nevada to see them for yourself.

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