Las Vegas, Nevada - Do & See

It is impossible to see and do everything that Las Vegas has to offer in one trip, which is what keeps visitors returning over and over again. The choices can be overwhelming. Good planning is the key to any great vacation, but that is especially the case here.

Grand Canyon National Park

Pretty much everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon! The stunning landscape with its impressive size is a sight that should not be missed if you are anywhere near it. The national park consists of 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and the erosion's effects on the surrounding landscape. The Grand Canyon is 18 miles (29 km) wide, and a mile (1,6 km) deep. It is possible to hike 9 miles (14,5 km) down the Bright Angel Trail all the way to the bottom.

AddressGrand Canyon, AZ 86023
Phone+1 928 638 7888
Webwww.nps.gov/grca
More InfoThe Grand Canyon lies 250 miles from Las Vegas. There are several companies that offer day trips and different tours out there. If you have a car and want to drive there yourself, you take highway 93 south to Interstate 40 east to highway 64. Count on approximately 4.5 hours to get there.

Gambling

There is no doubt that the main attraction in Las Vegas is gambling. There is a level of gambling for every visitor, whether experienced or a first-timer. If you are new to gaming, most casinos offer free lessons, usually in the morning hours on table games such as Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette. The new penny slots are probably the most popular with the recreational gambler because of the bonus games within the games. The jackpots are, of course, not nearly as large as dollar slots, but the games are fun and entertaining: there is money to be won!

More InfoThe 21-year age limit for all gambling is strictly enforced.

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the border between Arizona and Nevada. Named after President Herbert Hoover and dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt, the Hoover Dam is visited by nearly one million people each year. Hoover Dam is a national historic landmark and the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, more than 725 feet (220 m) above the Colorado River. It has 17 generators that produce 4 billion kilowatts of electricity a year, which makes it one of the country’s largest hydroelectric power facilities.

Address30 miles (40 km) south of Las Vegas
Phone+1 702 494 2517
Opening hoursDaily: 9am -5pm
Webwww.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam
Emailjmerchen@usbr.gov
More InfoTickets and Fees are contingent on parking and tour. For more information, see: www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/service/index.html

Fountains of Bellagio

The Bellagio Fountains, a choreographed dance of water and light set to 29 different operas, country, or pop musical selections, is presented at the quarter-mile lake in front of the Hotel Bellagio. Each show is different and lasts five to 10 minutes, with the water blasted hundreds of feet into the sky. Shows take place every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight. The best time to see the fountains is at night and to stand on the street side of the lake. Crowds will start to gather about five minutes before each show so get there a little early to get an unobstructed view.

Address3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone+1 702 693 7111
Webwww.bellagio.com/attractions/fountains-of-bellagio.aspx
More InfoSchedule may vary. Shows are subject to cancellation due to high winds.

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley is a hot, low, and dry desert valley within the Mojave desert, east of the Sierra Mountains. It holds the record for the hottest July temperature ever recorded at Furnace Creek. On July 10, 1913, temperatures reached a stunning 134 °F (56.7 °C). Death Valley has an area of about 3,000 square miles (7.800 km²) and is located near the border of California and Nevada.

Phone+1 760 786 3200
Opening hours(Winter) Daily: 8am - 5pm
Webwww.nps.gov/deva
More InfoThe visitor center is located in the Furnace Creek resort area on California Highway 190. Furnace Creek is 30 miles from Death Valley Junction and 24 miles from Stovepipe Wells Village.

Fremont Street Experience

The Fremont Street Experience is a highly successful attempt to draw the millions of visitors to Las Vegas back to the downtown area. A domed-canopy 90 feet (27,5 meters) above the street was constructed along five city blocks lined with some of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas. Every evening from sundown to midnight, the canopy becomes a giant screen showing high resolution images accompanied by concert-quality sound. At the top of each hour, visitors pour into the streets, looking skyward in anticipation of one of the six different shows lasting six to nine minutes.

Address425 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone+1 702 678 5777
Webwww.vegasexperience.com
Emailcontact@vegasexperience.com

Volcano at the Mirage

Every 30 minutes from 7pm to midnight, the tranquil waterfalls in front of the Mirage are transformed into an erupting volcano, beginning with thunderous explosions and followed with bright orange flames leaping into the night sky and molten lava streaming through the three-acre lagoon area. The heat can be felt by onlookers standing across the wide Las Vegas Boulevard.

Address3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone+1 702 791 7111
Opening hoursDaily: 6pm - 11pm
Webwww.mirage.com/attractions/volcano.aspx
More InfoSchedule may vary. Shows are subject to cancellation due to high winds.

Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show at Caesars Palace

On the hour every hour, the Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show is presented in the Forum Shops next to the Cheesecake Factory. The show involves the mythical King Atlas, sibling greed, a 20-foot winged beast, fire, floods, and best of all, giant talking statues.

Address3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone+1 702 731 7110
Opening hoursDaily: 11am - Closing
Webwww.vegas.com/attractions/on-the-strip/caesars-atlantis-fountain
More InfoLocated inside Caesars Palace Forum Shops at the intersection of the Strip and Flamingo Road.

Red Rock Canyon State Park

Red Rock Canyon State Park offers scenic desert cliffs that reach up to 3,000 feet (914 meters), spectacular rock formations, and abundant wildlife, including hawks, squirrels, and lizards. Recreational activities available here are camping, sightseeing, hiking, and more.

AddressScenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89161
Phone+1 702 515 5350
Tickets$7/car/day
Webwww.redrockcanyonlv.org
Emailtrail_source@rrcia.com
More InfoThe scenic loop is open every day of the year with times changing slightly according to the season.

Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935. The valley is named after the red sandstone formations that were formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. The area boasts petrified wood and a 3000-year-old Indian petroglyph, as well as brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes dating back 150 million years.

Address29450 Valley Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040
Phone+1 702 397 2088
Webwww.parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire-state-park
Emailvof@mvdsl.com
More InfoThe park is open year-round.

Secret Garden of Siegfried and Roy and The Dolphin Habitat

Enter the Secret Garden, a tropical sanctuary for some of the most exotic and rare creatures in the world. Siegfried and Roy, famous for their magic shows, are deeply committed to saving these animals from extinction through research and education. In addition to the Royal White tigers, there are spotted leopards, white lions, black panthers, and an Asian elephant. Atlantic Bottlenosed Dolphins live in a 2.5 million gallon water habitat including an artificial coral reef.

Address3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone+1 702 791 7111
Opening hoursMonday - Friday: 11am - 5:30pm. Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5:30pm.
Tickets(All-Day Adventure Pass) Adults: $19.95. Children (4 - 12): $14.95. Children (3 and Under): Free.
Webwww.mirage.com/attractions/secret-garden.aspx

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Witness one of the most compelling stories of our time through the precious treasures left by those aboard the Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage. The exhibit will take you to the Titanic’s resting place and into the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Address3900 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone+1 702 262 4400
Opening hoursDaily: 10am - 10pm
TicketsGeneral Admission: $32. Seniors (65 and over): $30. Children (4 - 12 years): $24. Children (3 & younger): Free.
Webwww.luxor.com/entertainment/titanic.aspx
More InfoNear the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and the Las Vegas Strip, inside the Luxor.

"O" Cirque du Soleil

"O" is performed by Cirque du Soleil, the internationally-renowned cast of world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, and divers. Performed at the Bellagio twice nightly, as listed below.

Address3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone+1 702 693 7074
Opening hoursWednesday - Sunday: 7:30pm, 10pm
Tickets$155, $130, $109, & $98.50
Webwww.bellagio.com/o-cirque-du-soleil/o-cirque-du-soleil.aspx
Emaillasvegas.sales@cirquedusoleil.com