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Las Vegas not only opens your eyes, it excites the senses. My husband and I have had the pleasure of going to Las Vegas several times in our lives for many weddings and events, plus our own wedding to boot! It is one "Wild City" and the lights alone can knock you over. Nevada was one of the first states to legalize gambling. It was outlawed for a time but people fought to keep gambling going in the state. The big building boom started in 1940s and 1950s and then in 1976 they started building the mega resorts. Entertainment follows a close second to gambling in Las Vegas, it is thought of as the "entertainment capitol of the world" . Featuring fabulous entertainers, events and conventions. Examples include, Elvis, Jay-Z, Wayne Newton, Danny Gans, Liberace,Celine Dion, and many more. Las Vegas lures thousands of visitors daily, with world class restaurants and spas, superb service in luxury hotels. With an average of 120,000 Weddings that are preformed every year on record for the county, it's a draw all on its own. My husband and I have stayed at many of these resorts and below, I have listed links and added information, from my travels to Las Vegas.

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Free Activities in Las Vegas

  • The Golden Nugget has a shark tank that you can stop by and look at for free.
  • Bellagio Fountains they spout off every 15 minutes, they also have a conservatory and botanical gardens
  • Fremont Street experience Downtown Las Vegas, Concerts, Elvis and Showgirls.
  • Modern Art exhibit at the Cosmopolitan
  • CBS television city research center at the MGM
  • Circus Circus Acts at the Carnival Midway at the Circus Circus Las Vegas.
  • Volcano eruption at the Mirage 7pm nightly
  • Aquarium at the Silver-ton Casino
  • Miracle Mile Shops have fountain shows
  • Grand Canal shoppes have entertainers and people walking on stilts
  • Fashion show Mall has a live fashion show
  • Dueling pianos at the Harrah's
  • Auto Museum at St. Judes Ranch
  • Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
  • Bonnie and Clyde Exhibit at the Primm Valley Resort
  • Coral Reef Aquarium at the Mirage
  • Chocolate Factory Tour at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory
  • Chocolate fountain at the Bellagio
  • Cigar factory Tour at Don Pablo's Cigar Company
  • Cirque De sol Art Gallery Bellagio
  • Fishing Demonstrations at Pro Bass Shops Las Vegas
  • Harley memorabilia at the Harley Davidson Hotel and Cafe
  • Hoover Dam and Lake mead are free to see, but you have to drive there and it does cost to go on the inside tour.
  • Tropical rain forest at the Mirage

Hotels in Las Vegas

Family Friendly
Luxury
Fun / Romantic
Circus Circus
Four Seasons Las Vegas
Aria Hotel
MGM Las Vegas
The Palazzo
The Fremont Hotel
Mandarin Oriental
The Venitian
The Golden Nugget
NY NY With Roller Coaster
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas
Excalibur
The Bellagio
The Cosmopolitan
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Pink Jeep Tours

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More Free Las Vegas Activities

  • Coral Reef Aquarium at the Mirage
  • Chocolate Factory Tour at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory
  • Chocolate fountain at the Bellagio
  • Cigar factory Tour at Don Pablo's Cigar Company
  • Cirque De sol Art Gallery Bellagio
  • Fishing Demonstrations at Pro Bass Shops Las Vegas
  • Harley memorabilia at the Harley Davidson Hotel and Cafe
  • Hoover Dam and Lake mead are free to see, but you have to drive there and it does cost to go on the inside tour.
  • Tropical rain forest at the Mirage

The Luxor Hotel and Casino

Hotels and Sights

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A markerThe Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas -
Luxor Hotel and Casino, 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
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We Stayed At the Luxor,they have a fabulous spa!!

B markerJimmy Buffets Margaritaville las Vegas -
Las Vegas, NV, USA
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A must See on the strip, featuring a girl who slides down a volcano into a margarita!

C markerThe Tropicana -
3801 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Fun place! Best Buffet. Go and spin the wheel for free and win free stuff. We won a free ticket for the magic show and it featured a white tiger too.

D markerThe Venetian 3355 las vegas blvd -
Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd,South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Go and Eat at the Delmonico Steakhouse, excellent food, somewhat spendy 100.00 for two

E markerBellagio Las Vegas -
Las Vegas @ Bellagio Casino (S), Paradise, NV 89109, USA
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F markerThe Mirage Las Vegas -
Mirage Volcano, 3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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G markerFremont Las Vegas -
2216 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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H markerParis, Las Vegas -
Paris Las Vegas, 3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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I markerWynn Las Vegas -
Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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mindyjgirl 4 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon Author

Thank you everyone ...My mom is going for her 50th class reunion!! I should go with her just for fun :) MTV did the spring the break show there in 2012 at the Palms. Mexico is so scary right now many people and opting for Vegas instead.


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mindyjgirl 5 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon Author

Thank you, for the votes and notes, it is really nice to connect and hear your stories on here too.


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SmittenWithTravel 5 years ago

The Bellagio water show is pretty awesome. Who would think that looking at water would be so entertaining?!


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Great hub.....my wife and I renewed our vows in Vegas...we even had Elvis preform the ceremony....we love Vegas....thanks for posting...voted up


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Never been mindyjgirl, but your hub here has brought the idea to the fore. Very good info, Thanks. Up!


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mindyjgirl 5 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon Author

Thank you ladies:)Honestly I hardly gambled, we went to a lot of shows and I was in the spa's while Tom was playing Texas Hold 'em. :) We have always has a great time, just be careful when we were walking down the strip these guys kept trying to hand me something and I though it was coupons, so i took it. Well it wasn't coupons! it was sexy pictures of call girls.LOL So if you go out walking the streets on Sundays they aren't around. .. I should add that in my hub.


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emilybee 5 years ago

A co-worker of mine just vacationed in Vegas, I went to Vegas twice too! Wouldn't mind going back. Nice hub, thanks for sharing!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I have never been to Vegas. Now I really want to go. Viva to this Hub!


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Kamran! 5 years ago

vegas is best...my favorite...nice hub

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