10 Famous Things In Las Vegas, Nevada - Updated 2024

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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 book a hotel or Airbnb and flock to the city to see 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

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Amongst all the popular things that Las Vegas is known for, it is the casinos that top the list. Sin City has over a hundred casinos housed in its plush hotels and resorts, one of the most famous buildings here being Caesars Palace. 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)

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2. Night parties

Before it all goes down
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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.

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3. The Las Vegas Strip

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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. Exploring the Strip is one of the best things to do at night.

Flamingo Las Vegas

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

Website: Flamingo Las Vegas

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4. The Neon Museum

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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

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5. Live entertainment

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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

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6. Fremont Street

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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.

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7. Wedding chapels

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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)

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8. Ferris wheel (from USD 33.0)

Looking for romantic places to spend time with a special someone? 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) and a great option for dates. 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.

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High Roller Wheel at The LINQ Admission Tickets

Duration: 30 minutes

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9. Bellagio

Bellagio Fountains - 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. If you want to live in the lap of luxury, this is the place to be.

Bellagio

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

Website: Bellagio

Price: Free

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10. Luxor Hotel & Casino

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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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Explore the famous things in Vegas

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Las Vegas is a great place to visit year-round. With all the famous things and excellent hotels 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.

Tip from Content Creator

Seven Magic Mountains Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas Harley-Davidson High Roller

Do you love taking Insta-worthy shots while on vacation? Then check out my recommendations for the best photo ops in Las Vegas:

1. Seven Magic Mountains: This is an art installation located about 25 minutes outside of downtown Vegas. The place makes for great pics but is very windy, so you’ll have to be creative with posing.

2. Welcome to Las Vegas sign: This is a must-visit! There’s usually a short line of people waiting to take their photo with the sign. It’s completely free, but there may be someone offering to take photos and expecting a tip.

3. Vegas strip: There’s an endless supply of photo spots on the strip. We stayed primarily in the area around the Bellagio and Paris resorts, so most of our pictures were set against the “Eiffel Tower” or Bellagio fountain background!

4. Las Vegas Harley Davidson: The Harley Davidson store is right across from the welcome sign and where we parked to walk over. If you go inside the store, you will find a motorcycle photo spot that makes for really cute pictures!

5. The Highroller: The Highroller is the tallest Ferris wheel in the U.S. at 550 ft (167.6 m)! For around 30 USD per person, you’ll get a 30-minute ride with the best views of the city (and the best photo ops). P.S. - For a higher price, you can enjoy their happy hour, which includes an open bar for the duration of your ride!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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