Summer is the best time of year to visit Las Vegas, Nevada and people throughout the United States and abroad flock to this fun-filled travel destination which makes it the popular place that it is.
There are wonderful boutiques, restaurants, and casinos where vacationers willingly spend their hard earned cash, but Las Vegas is also home to countless other attractions that should not be missed.
Here is an overview of the most popular Las Vegas attractions not to miss.
Although Las Vegas is known for its desert heat, visitors can experience the climate of a tropical oasis in the “Wildlife Habitat” at the “Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.”
The “Wildlife Habitat” consists of imported foliage from around the world such as magnolia, pines, and palms. Visitors will enjoy the serene atmosphere as they walk past waterfalls along trickling streams and over bridges above the lagoons and ponds.
Walkers will spy over 300 birds which consist of swan, quail, crane, ibis, ducks, pheasants, parrots, and the ever popular Chilean flamingos.
In addition to the beautiful birds the habitat is home to countless turtle and Koi.
The “Wildlife Habitat” at the “Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino” is open daily from 8:00 am until dusk.
For more information regarding this exciting attraction log on to www.flamingolasvegas.com.
Auto enthusiasts will not want to miss “The Auto Collections” at the “Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino” located on the 5th level of the self parking facility.
“The Auto Collections” are a car lover’s fantasy consisting of over 300 automobiles including muscle cars, touring roadsters, racing cars, and so much more.
Visitors will stand in awe of the “1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible,” “1961 Cooper Climax 2.5-Litre Formula One Race Car,” and the one of a kind “1931 Minerva 8 Al Rollston Convertible Sedan,” which is valued at $750,000.
In addition, some of the automobiles were formerly owned by stars such as Nicholas Cage, Rita Hayworth, Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman.
“The Auto Collections” at the “Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino” is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
For more information log on to www.imperialpalace.com.
Because Las Vegas is no longer just an adult’s playground there are great attractions for people of any age.
“Circus Circus Hotel Resort & Casino” is home to the “World’s Largest Permanent Circus” that is not only exciting but great for families with little ones.
The “World’s Largest Permanent Circus” features live performances by trapeze artists, “The Flying Poemas,” “African Acrobats International,” jugglers, unicyclists, and so much more.
In addition to the performers “Circus Circus” offers hundreds of carnival games and amusement rides for kids of all ages.
The “World’s Largest Permanent Circus” at the “Circus Circus Hotel Resort & Casino” has performances daily starting at 11:00 am.
For more information log on to www.circuscircus.com.
Even if visitor’s are acrophobic “The Stratosphere Observation Deck” is still a “must see.”
Standing at a massive 1,149 feet tall, the “Stratosphere Tower” is greatly popular with vacationers. The “Observation Deck” is the tallest of its kind in the entire country and is home to 3 electrifying rides that thrill seekers will not want to miss.
“The Big Shot” stands at an impressive 112 stories high and vigorously jets riders 160 feet in the air in an amazing 2.5 seconds. The excitement doesn’t end there; riders will be breathless as they drop to one negative G.
“Insanity” stretches 68 feet over the edge of the “Stratosphere Tower” and leaves riders dizzy from its 3G spin. Passengers will be elevated up to a 70 degree angle, approximately 906 feet above the Las Vegas Strip, and can reach speeds up to 40 mph.
Visitors will definitely scream when they ride the “X Scream.” This ride is likened to a playground teeter-totter however it is 900 feet above ground level. Riders will reach speeds up to 30 mph as they travel 29 feet over the edge of the “Stratosphere Tower.” This ride is not for the timid.
Vacationers can visit “The Stratosphere Observation Deck” Sundays through Thursdays 10:00 am to 1:00 am, and Saturdays and holidays 10:00 am to 2:00 am.
To learn more about the “Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino” log on to www.stratospherehotel.com.
Whether on a vacation, honeymoon, or a family get-away, guests can relax by taking a “Gondola Ride” at the “Venetian Hotel & Casino.”
Guests of all ages will experience tranquility as they glide past the “Grand Canal Shoppes” hearing gondoliers express heartfelt emotions through song.
The half-mile “Gondola Ride” enables guests to take-in the elaborate architecture of the beautiful hotel and casino and get a glimpse of what Venice looks like.
Vacationers can experience the “Gondola Ride” daily starting at 10:00 am.
To learn more about the “Venetian Hotel & Casino” log on to www.venetian.com.
For a true Hollywood experience, vacationers can visit “Madame Tussaud’s Interactive Wax Museum” located inside the “Venetian Hotel & Casino.”
Visitors are allowed to touch, take pictures, and get an up-close and personal look at wax figures fashioned after stars such as “Elvis,” “Jennifer Lopez,” “Bono,” “Judy Garland,” “Bette Midler,” “Siegfried & Roy,” “Wayne Newton,” and even the legendary “Bugsy Siegel.”
“Madame Tussaud’s Interactive Wax Museum” is 33,000 square feet, two stories high, and adds approximately 4-5 new wax figures per year.
Guests can visit “Madame Tussaud’s Interactive Wax Museum” daily starting at 10:00 am.
To learn more about this must see attraction log on to www.madametussauds.com/LasVegas.
Paris, France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world so it’s no wonder that the “Eiffel Tower” at the “Paris Hotel & Casino” attracts countless vacationers.
The “Eiffel Tower” stands at an amazing 460 feet and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic mountains, the Las Vegas Strip, and the “McCarran International Airport.”
This Las Vegas attraction has been described as utterly romantic by almost everyone that has visited which makes it one of the most popular attractions on the Las Vegas Strip.
The “Eiffel Tower” is open daily from 9:30 am to 12:30 am.
To learn more about the “Paris Hotel & Casino” log on to www.parislasvegas.com.
Animal lovers will have the experience of their lives when they visit the “Lion Habitat” located inside the “MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.”
The habitat can be described as a “Mini African Safari” which displays 31 of the most beautiful four-legged creatures, consisting of 20 females and 11 males. Although large in number only a few lions occupy the exhibit at one time and are rotated in and out throughout the day, typically spending no longer than 6 hours at a time.
When these magnificent animals are not on display they are cared for by feline expert Keith Evans at an 8.5 acre ranch located 12 miles from the “MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.”
The “Lion Habitat” is open daily from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
To learn more about the “MGM Grand Hotel & Casino” log on to www.mgmgrand.com.
While it would be impossible to list every exciting Las Vegas attraction, these are definitely the ones that should not be missed.
To learn more about Las Vegas, Nevada including additional attractions log on to www.visitlasvegas.com.