Las Vegas Attractions

Sightseeing in Las Vegas

hen most people think of Las Vegas, they usually imagine the Las Vegas Strip occupied with only upscale hotels and casinos everywhere you turn. But there is so much more to do and seein Las Vegas! Don’t deprive yourself of the full experience of sightseeing in Las Vegas. 
Each year, millions of people vacation to Las Vegas. Tourism is Las Vegas’ primary means of financial support. Some people go to Las Vegas for the casinos and a chance to try their luck. While others vacation in Las Vegas to experience the amazing top name concerts and other types of renowned entertainment. As far as sightseeing goes, Las Vegas itself is at the top of the list, in its’ own right, with magnificent natural as well as man-made creations. 

                                                              The Grand Canyon 
TThere are various tour groups that can bring visitors to see the breath-taking view of the Grand Canyon. Airplane tours, helicopter views from above and Greyline bus tours are some of the local options available for touring the Grand Canyon. Another option is driving yourself for a day journey. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the natural beauty in an everlasting memory.

                                                               The Hoover dam
LLocal tours from Greyline Tour Buses can also bring visitors on a day journey to the Hoover dam. A day trip to the Hoover Dam is quite exciting. It is only about a 30 minute drive but definitely worth it and along with the short drive comes some superb scenery. The Hoover Dam was named after former U.S. President Herbert Hoover. It’s size it massive; The Hoover Dam expands into more than 600 feet wide and has a height of 720 feet tall. A must see historical landmark for every Las Vegas visitor.

                                                             The Las Vegas Strip
In the center of Las Vegas is the ever popular Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard). Popular hotels, an assortment of famous restaurants and the most famous nightclubs in the nation, the Strip has something to offer to everyone. Casinos are also located in hotels and restaurants as well as some other stand alone casinos. Most visitors come to Las Vegas with a dream of winning the odds in casinos. May luck be your lady.

                                                             Bellagio fountains 

Any visitor to Las Vegas should stop to observe the glorious Bellagio fountains. The fountains are designed brilliantly to ‘dance’ to music from Mozart to the U.S.National Anthem. Bellagio also offers visitors its Conservatory and Botanical Gardens free to all visitors and open all day and year around. A must for visitors who need an hour or two to just wind down and relax.

                                                               Paris Las Vegas 

Across from the Bellagio fountains are the Paris Las Vegas and a reproduction of the Eiffel Tower in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. At 300 feet high, going to the top at nighttime will provide an absolutely magnificent view of the Las Vegas strip and the Bellagio dancing fountains below, all glowing in their splendor.

                                                          Atomic Testing Museum

Experience the feeling of an atomic bomb going off. This is just one of the features of visiting the Atomic Testing Museum east of the Strip on Flamingo Road. Throughout the 1950's and during the 1960's, "The Nevada Test Site” about which is only about a one hour drive north of Las Vegas - would test atomic bombs. Now, the Nevada Test Site is closed; but many of the machinery, photos and memorabilia from the era are displayed at the Atomic Testing Museum


Adventuredome is a colossal indoor amusement park. Adventuredome is located at the admired Circus Circus hotel on the Las Vegas strip. The park presents twenty-five (25) rides and interesting sights. The theme park offers unlimited fun and excitement with a roller coaster, an 18-hole miniature golf course, a rock climbing wall, along with an arcade and clown shows with carnival type games. 

                                                              Madame Tussauds
As an interactive wax museums Madame Tussauds is world famous for the lifelike features of the wax celebrity figures. With museums around the globe, the Madame Tussauds museum in Las Vegas is the most popular as it creates a Hollywood style atmosphere.

                                                                   Lake Mead
Just a short drive from the Las Vegas area is an attractive leisure area at Lake Mead. Water sports thrive on this man-made lake that provides a great escape from the sometimes sweltering Las Vegas heat. You can boat, swim, camp, fish, or even hike around the entire area. Be advised that there is a small fee for entrance, and additional fees if you choose to camp for the night.

                                                         Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Just slightly off of the Las Vegas Strip is the Ethel M Chocolate factory. Here you can sample some of the finest chocolate in the United States. 

                                                                      Area 51
Most people, especially in the U.S. have most likely heard of Area 51. Many UFO and alien conspiracies surround area 51. Most notably is the allegation that area 51 is a top secret Air Force base where the Government is performing experiments with technology from outer space and hiding the bodies of aliens. And this conspiracy theory continues today. 

                                                               Zion National Park

Zion National Park, thirty (30) minutes outside of Las Vegas offers visitors the most stunning scenic sites in the state of Nevada. With its astonishing waterfalls and perfect pools and vast rock formations, lovers the great outdoors or new adventures, absolutely must add this location to their site seeing list. 

There are many locations noteworthy of visiting in Las Vegas. There you will find sights for the whole family. Off the strip entertainment is merely minutes, up to a full day journey. When planning a vacation to Las Vegas it's best to plan to visit some of the most notable locations, most of which is located on 'the strip' but also plan some time to visit some spectacular locations 'off of the strip' as well.




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