Las Vegas Sights & Attractions
What to See and Do in Las Vegas
Even if you're not planning to get married, take a look at the legendary Graceland Chapel. That's where many (in)famous weddings have taken place, and you can snap a picture by it or see "Just Eloped" couples coming out of it.
Another "only in Vegas" attraction is the Liberace Museum, displaying all the cars, pianos, and costumes that money and lack of taste can buy. See the over-the-top collection of the great American entertainer that was Liberace, accessed through an outrageous entrance topped by a giant piano.
Who says there's no culture in Las Vegas? The Las Vegas Art Museum presents works by emerging and internationally recognized contemporary artists, while developing its own permanent collection. Most of the exhibitions focus on contemporary fine art and design.
The most striking images of Las Vegas are its mega-casino hotels housed in replicas of the world's most famous monuments. The Eiffel Tower of Paris Las Vegas is now also a Vegas landmark, while The Venetian recreates the romance of Venice, complete with the Grand Canal and gondola rides.
Another part of Italy is found at Caesar's Palace, which celebrates ancient Rome, except its Colosseum now hosts major international artists instead of gladiators.
Las Vegas is THE STRIP, an approximately 4 mile (6 km) section of Las Vegas Boulevard South. That's where you'll find many of the world's largest hotel-casinos and resorts, all making the city look like one adult theme park. Walk down the boulevard from The Wynn to the Mandalay Bay, and you will see all of the city's major sights.
At night, check out one of the spectacular shows or concerts taking place inside the casinos.
TOURS & DAYTRIPS
Go on a tour of Las Vegas, and if you're like many visitors to the city who also take advantage of its proximity to some of the United States' most spectacular natural and man-made sights, go on a daytrip. A popular activity is taking a helicopter to the Grand Canyon, and see some of the world's most stunning scenery.
While the Grand Canyon was carved out by nature over a six million year period, the Hoover Dam was man-made. It was completed in 1935, becoming the world's largest concrete structure and the world's largest electric-power generating station at the time.
Man also interfered in nature with the creation of Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake and reservoir in the United States. It is found approximately 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas and can be seen on a cruise.