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10 Top Rated Things to Do in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is worldwide popular city for its resorts, casinos, hotels, shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife. Las Vegas is one of the top destinations in the United States. The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels located on the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street.

Las Vegas Strip
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Las Vegas Strip

#1 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip, known as The Strip is about 4 miles long stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard that is known worldwide for its resort hotels and casinos. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort on the Strip known for its contemporary architecture, lights, and wide variety of attractions. Popular attractions on the Strip include the water fountains at Bellagio, the volcano at The Mirage, and the Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain at Caesars Palace. The Strip is home to many entertainment venues.


Bellagio Casino and Fountain
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Bellagio Casino and Fountain

#2 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

Bellagio is a luxury hotel resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip. Bellagio is known for its most popular Fountains of Bellagio. The Fountains of Bellagio is a a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music. The show takes place every 30 minutes in the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. The hotel also contains a Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Bellagio also houses a special exhibition space displaying art work on loan from various museums and private collections from around the world.


Fremont Street
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Fremont Street

#3 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

Fremont Street of downtown Las Vegas is the most famous street and casino corridor. Famous casinos of Fremont Street are: The Fremont Hotel & Casino, The D Casino & Hotel, Binion's Gambling Hall, Circa Resort & Casino, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Four Queens Hotel & Casino, Main Street Station Casino, The California Hotel & Casino, and Golden Nugget Las Vegas.



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The Mirage
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The Mirage

#4 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

The Mirage is a Polynesian themed hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip. The Mirage is popular for it's artificial volcano located in front of the resort. The artificial volcano along the Strip fires nightly on the hour at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm and 11pm. Other attraction at The Mirage includes Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.


MGM Grand
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MGM Grand

#5 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

MGM Grand hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip includes five outdoor pools, rivers, and waterfalls. The MGM Grand has one of the largest gaming floors in all of Las Vegas including 2,500 machines for gaming and 139 poker table games.


New York-New York Hotel & Casino
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New York-New York Hotel & Casino

#6 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

New York-New York Hotel & Casino architecture includes several towers configured to resemble New York City buildings such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. The casino attractions include 150-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty, and replicas of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Main Immigration Building on Ellis Island, and Grand Central Terminal.


The Venetian Las Vegas
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The Venetian Las Vegas

#7 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

The Venetian Las Vegas uses Venice, Italy, as its design inspiration and features architectural replicas of various Venetian landmarks, including the Palazzo Ducale, Piazza San Marco, Piazzetta di San Marco, the Lion of Venice Column and the Column of Saint Theodore, St Mark's Campanile, and the Rialto Bridge. The Venetian also includes an indoor shopping mall known as the Grand Canal Shoppes. The Venetian is home to four theaters: The Opaline Theatre, The Palazzo Theatre, The Sands Showroom, and The Venetian Theatre.


Paris Las Vegas
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Paris Las Vegas

#8 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip is themed the city of Paris. 540-foot tall replica of the Eiffel Tower is the the high-altitude attraction located 46 stories up. The light show every 30 minutes features synchronized and choreographed twinkling and colored lighting. The casino has over 1,700 slot machines.


High Roller
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High Roller

#9 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

High Roller is a 550 feet tall world's tallest Ferris wheel located on the Las Vegas Strip. With sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip, the wheel takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution and features 28 spacious cabins to accommodate guests.


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

#10 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles west of Las Vegas and encompasses 195,819 acres within the Mojave Desert. The 13 mile Scenic Drive through Red Rock Canyon provides vehicle access to many of the scenic stops in the area. The road is also popular for bicycle touring. Park activities include hiking, biking, and rock climbing.