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Top Las Vegas Attractions

Updated on June 5, 2009

Top Attractions in Las Vegas

 Las Vegas has so much to see and do; never runs short of entertainment and is a perfect vacation spot. Las Vegas is the ultimate tourist destination drawing millions of people every year from all over the world. If you just have a few days or just a week, you do not want to miss out on the best Las Vegas has to offer and this list of Top Las Vegas Attractions might guide you as you plan your trip to Las Vegas.

top las vegas attraction
top las vegas attraction

Best Shows are the top attraction in Las Vegas

 Las Vegas top attractions are the shows it offers. There are a lot of free shows which are world class and you must experience the great Bellagio fountains and the Mirage Valcano show.

Bellagio fountains
The choreographed display start every 30 minutes in the afternoon and every 15 minutes in the evening. Take in a complimentary Las Vegas show of water, music and light thoughtfully interwoven to mesmerize its admirers. All for your amusement, the most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature ever conceived amazes against the beautiful backdrop of Las Vegas' lavender sky. Each dynamic performance from the Fountains collection is unique in its expression and interpretation. Fall in love with the stunning nature of this unprecedented aquatic accomplishment while relishing a clever concert of opera, classical and Broadway tunes.

Mirage Valcano show
The new Mirage Volcano is impressive and one of the best free shows in Las Vegas. The volcano erupts nightly on the Las Vegas strip in front of the Mirage Hotel. The volcano includes two volcano systems, a lagoon and fire shooters that shoot flame on demand. These massive fireballs are capable of shooting more than 12 feet into the air. It also features waterfalls with surrounding pools including fire and smoke effects.

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio

Tickets for “O” are $150.00, $125.00, $99.00, and $93.50
Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, "O" The international cast of world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience in a magnificent theatre reminiscent of a European opera house. "O" performs twice nightly at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Read all about the Cirque Du Soleil show and the discounts on ticket prices here.

Blue Man Group
The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group Las Vegas show has been called “visually stunning,” “wildly inventive,” and “hysterically funny" making it the top Attractions in Las Vegas. Although it is almost impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group’s show at The Venetian is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas Downtown
Fremont Street Experience is located in the Las Vegas downtown and is played on a canopy that covers almost the entire street. Viva Vision, an integrated video, graphics and music show with plenty of glitter and lights comes live every hour between sunset and midnight. Top Attractions in Las Vegas is not complete without listing down the Fremont Street Experience.

More attractions in Las Vegas

 Food at World Class Restaurants

Well, you will not find the $3 lobster buffets like old times, Las Vegas has become a foodie's dream destination with nearly every resort offering a half dozen in house restaurants in addition to the ubiquitous snack bars and fast food places. Las Vegas is known for its food, classic international and especially for its wonderful endless buffets. Check out these hubs to find the best buffets in town:

Best Buffets in Las Vegas

Best Seafood buffets in Las Vegas

If you have time or if you are nature lover, consider leaving the city and visit Mother nature as there are great natural attractions near Las Vegas. Grand Canyon is just a 4-hour drive from Las Vegas and you can visit Hoover Dam along the way which is just 30 minutes from Vegas. visit this hub on top natural attractions in Las Vegas to get more information on Grand Canyon, Red Rock canyon and Lake Mead area.

Stratoshere Thrill Rides
If you are a thrill seeker, do not miss the incredibly scary rides perched on top of the Stratosphere tower. The Big Shot, X SCream and Insanity are three rides that take you to unimaginable heights. You will also like the New york New York Roller Coaster ride.

Forum Shops at Caeser
Opened in 1992, this shopping and dining mall is modeled after a Roman streetscape is absolutely fantastic to stroll through. You will find a lot of fine stores like Gucci, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana along with great restaurants like BOA Prime Grill and Spago.

Nightlife if incredible in Las Vegas offering plenty of action for adults including wild dance club or a sophisticated lounge and it is all on 24 hours.

Hoover Dam
Just 30 minutes away from Las Vegas, it is a must see magnificent Dam  offering tremendous views and there are tours available that takes you into its interior. You can combine a trip here with a tour of the nearby body of water that the dam created called Lake Mead.

Top attraction in Las Vegas - Fountains


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    • Mike Lickteig profile image

      Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      I've taken in most of the sites and attractions you've mentioned, but I've never been brave enough to ride the rides at the top of the Stratosphere. I've always worried that I would have a heart attack riding a ride that high up!

    • EWealthGuide profile image

      EWealthGuide 8 years ago from Vancouver

      Definitely my fav attraction if the Fountains at the Bellagio. Just breathtaking!