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The Neon Museum

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Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying neon signs, an iconic Las Vegas art form. — Travel + Leisure

Reservations required—and no wonder. The tours at the Neon Museum sell out months in advance. A walk through the museum's famous "Boneyard" (where neon goes to die) is fascinating, from... — Afar Magazine

This nonprofit project is doing what almost no one else does: saving Las Vegas' history. — Lonely Planet

Take a trip through time on a guided walking tour of downtown's vintage "boneyard" of neon signs. Gems such as the Stardust casino's magnificent marquee and Binion's lucky... — The Telegraph

The Neon Museum preserves Las Vegas’ rich history through one of its most iconic art forms: the neon sign. This two-acre, outdoor museum is home to more than 200 neon signs dating from... — Where

Fremont Street Experience

Downtown 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Fremont Street Experience is a 5-block open-air landscaped strip of outdoor snack shops, vendor carts, and colorful kiosks purveying food and merchandise. — Frommer's

A four-block pedestrian mall topped by an arched steel canopy and filled with computer-controlled lights, the Fremont Street Experience, between Main St and Las Vegas Blvd. — Lonely Planet

Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to eight casinos, more than 60... — Where

Yeah Baby! The Strip might get all the attention, but if you want the real Vegas the only place to go is Fremont St. — Afar Magazine

On downtown’s old-fashioned casino row, this 1500ft-long canopy flashes with 12.5 million synchronized LED lights and booms with 555,000 watts of sound as zany six-minute-long animated... — The Telegraph

The National Atomic Testing Museum

Paradise 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This museum commemorates southern Nevada's long and fascinating history of nuclear weapons research and testing with film footage and photographs of mushroom clouds. — Fodor's

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.  — Atlas Obscura

The Atomic Testing Museum, a few minutes east of the Strip, aims to educate about the once-secret history of atomic activity in the region. — Concierge

Fascinating multimedia exhibits focus on science, technology and the social history of the 'Atomic Age' which lasted from WWII until atmospheric bomb testing was driven underground. — Lonely Planet

This well-curated museum, designed with assistance from the Smithsonian Institution, recounts the history of atomic testing in the US. — Michelin Guide

Springs Preserve

Las Vegas 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Unearth the past at this multimillion-dollar natural history museum complex, also home to the Nevada State Museum. Exhibits treat Native Americans and railroad pioneers to casino... — The Telegraph

Museums, galleries, botanical gardens and a living desert center full of Gila monsters and ... the recently reopened Nevada State Museum. — Condé Nast Traveler

By now, perhaps you've learned that Las Vegas is Spanish for "the meadows". — Frommer's

Opened in 2007 as the city's first nod to its desert surroundings, this 180-acre park occupies the site of the original springs that were the birthplace of Las Vegas. — Michelin Guide

This educational complex is an incredible trip through historical, cultural and biological time. — Lonely Planet

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

The Strip 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Tucked off the casino floor, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art holds its own when it comes to well-established works of art. — Afar Magazine

A noncommercial venue dedicated to presenting high-quality art exhibitions from major national and international museums. — Michelin Guide

Though few formal art museums exist in Las Vegas, you'll find quite a good one right inside the Bellagio. — Travel + Leisure

With help from with museums (including Boston's MFA and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) and foundations from around the globe, the BGFA is Sin City's foremost destination for... — Departures

Steve Wynn is responsible for shepherding Vegas into its current upscale era, and pivotal in that transformation was the fine art gallery he installed at Bellagio. — Concierge

Bellagio Fountains

The Strip 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Serpentine streams of water blast 245 feet in the air and are set to music. Weekdays: every 30 minutes between 3-8 pm; every 15 minutes from 8 pm-midnight. Starts at noon on weekends. Free. — Where

Bellagio's signature water ballet has more than 1,000 fountain nozzles, 4,500 lights, and 27 million gallons of water. — Fodor's

At just barely under 20 million gallons and 8.5 acres, Lake Bellagio is easily the largest musical fountain system in the world. — Michelin Guide

With a backdrop of Tuscan architecture, the Bellagio’s faux Lake Como and dancing fountains are the antithesis of the desert – although they do recycle and use reclaimed water. — Lonely Planet

There are plenty of free attractions along the three-mile stretch of the Strip, but the one you definitely won’t want to miss is the choreographed Fountains of Bellagio, the colorful... — Travel + Leisure

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The Mob Museum

Las Vegas 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This downtown spot opened its doors on the anniversary of the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, during which infamous mobster Al Capone faced off against his rivals in Chicago in 1929. Step... — The Telegraph

This former federal courthouse—where such landmark hearings as the 1950 Kefauver Hearings on Organized Crime were held—is now a museum dedicated to the history of organized crime. — Travel + Leisure

The Mob Museum is the glittering centerpiece of downtown's cultural renaissance. — Lonely Planet

A museum dedicated to the history of organized crime. — Condé Nast Traveler

Located in the former federal courthouse and post office that hosted such proceedings as the 1950 Kefauver Hearings on Organized Crime, this $42 million museum opened on February 14,... — Departures

Wynn Las Vegas Casino

The Strip 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The 75,000-square-foot house casino at the Wynn Las Vegas Encore resort is the prototypical Vegas card palace. This modern space on The Strip has the same sexy red palette, and sumptuous... — Travel + Leisure

Wynn's casino is a gorgeous, inviting place to play (and a great place to spot celebrities). — Fodor's

Classy, kitsch-free megaresort with the Strip’s only golf course, indoor-outdoor restaurants and one of the city’s best pool scenes. — Jetsetter

As you enter the hotel from the Strip, you'll find yourself in a blooming, light-filled solarium promenade, teeming with design boutiques. — Michelin Guide

Steve Wynn's signature (literally, his name is written in script across the top, punctuated by a period) casino hotel stands on the site of the imploded 1950s-era Desert Inn. — Lonely Planet

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Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

The Strip 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The famous duo’s ode to preservation, where white tigers, lions and other big cats live in the lap of luxury. The adjacent 2.5 million-gallon habitat is an observation and research... — Where

Learn how to make a bottlenose jump—one of the most exhilarating (non-gaming) things you can do in Vegas. — Condé Nast Traveler

Here, white lions, Bengal tigers, an Asian elephant, a panther, and a snow leopard join the white tigers. — Frommer's

The palm-shaded sanctuary has a collection of the planet's rarest and most exotic creatures. — Fodor's

Their popular show closed abruptly with Roy’s injury in 2003, but the famous animal trainers and illusionists have established a research and education center. — Afar Magazine

Casino at Mandalay Bay

The Strip 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It's just a giant aquarium, which we like. — Frommer's

Tropical flowers and the sound of running water add a jungle vibe to M-Bay's classy 135,000-sq-ft casino. — Lonely Planet

Underwater caverns that culminate in a transparent tube where sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles glide past. It's no small production. — Condé Nast Traveler

This tropical-themed resort possesses the only sand-and-surf beach on the Strip. — Michelin Guide

It's easy to drool at the hordes of fabulous beautiful people and millionaires crowding this casino's tables. — Fodor's

The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade

The Strip 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

There are two reasons to ride the Coney Island–style New York–New York roller coaster (aka Manhattan Express): first, with a 144-foot dive and a 360-degree somersault, it's a real scream. — Fodor's

Experience negative Gs that take you past the replicated New York City skyline. Daily, 10:30 am-midnight. Riders must be at least 54 inches tall. $15; $26 for an all-day pass. — Where

As if the outside of New York-New York wasn’t busy enough, someone decided to knock it up a few notches by having a roller coaster wind around the whole thing. The whimsically designed... — Frommer's

This Coney Island–inspired roller coaster makes a heartline twist-and-dive manoeuvre, producing a sensation similar to that felt by a pilot during a barrel roll in a fighter plane. — Lonely Planet

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Casino at the MGM Grand

The Strip 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Inside the casino, this glass-walled habitat showcases up to six magnificent felines daily, all descendants of the movie company's original mascot. — Lonely Planet

The biggest of the Las Vegas casinos, the MGM has a staggering amount of gaming space, which includes more than 3,500 slot machines and 165 different table games. — Fodor's

Mega-hotel towards the southern end of The Strip, with the kind of over-the-top appeal that epitomizes the Vegas experience. — Jetsetter

Hit this attraction at the right time, and it's one of the best freebies in town. It's a large, multilevel glass enclosure in which lions frolic during various times of day. — Frommer's

The three-story Lion Habitat at MGM Grand houses a variety of African lions and cubs, including Goldie, Metro and Baby Lion. — Michelin Guide

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Casino at the Tropicana Las Vegas

The Strip 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Although there are plenty of Mafia artifacts on display (Bugsy's Packard, Lucky's desk, and so on), this is much more than just a dry museum chronicling the rise and fall of the mob in Vegas. — Frommer's

Built in 1957 the Trop has had half a century to sully its shine, lose its crowds and go the way of the Dunes and the Sands – ashes to ashes, dust to dust. — Lonely Planet

Splash around in the water park, equipped with three pools, five spas, two tropical lagoons, and live flamingos. — Michelin Guide

Since it opened in 2010, this mafia-themed attraction inside Tropicana Las Vegas has been plagued by poor technology, controversial exhibits, and flagging visitation. — Fodor's

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Stratosphere Tower

Las Vegas 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Features America's tallest freestanding tower with indoor and outdoor observation decks. The tower houses SkyJump, X-Scream, Insanity, and the Big Shot, all open Su-Th, 10 am-1 am and... — Where

High above the Strip at the tip of the Stratosphere Tower are four major thrill rides that will scare the bejeezus out of you, especially if you have even the slightest fear of heights. — Fodor's

Whether you come for the views or the scary rides, the Stratosphere Tower is a uniquely Vegas experience. Indoor and outdoor decks provide remarkable views of the city, southern Nevada,... — Frommer's

Get a thrill over 100 stories above the Strip atop this tripod-legged skyscraper’s observation deck, reached by the USA’s fastest elevators. Mechanical rides will put your heart in your... — The Telegraph

For the thrill of your life, head to the top of the Stratosphere on the north end of the Strip. My favorite is the Big Shot -- I can't count how many times I've been. Take the elevator to... — Afar Magazine

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Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio

The Strip 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An elaborate display of horticulture and art, with more than 7,500 plants, trees and flowers in view. Open 24 hours. Free. — Where

Plants in Bellagio's soaring atrium are fresh and alive, grown in a 5-acre greenhouse. The artistic floral arrangements and ornamental landscaping here is breathtaking. — Fodor's

The atrium inside Bellagio Hotel and Casino transforms five times per year from one over-the-top botanical display to another. — Travel + Leisure

Adorned with Dale Chihuly’s sculpture of 2000 vibrant hand-blown glass flowers, the Bellagio’s conservatory houses ostentatious floral arrangements. — Lonely Planet

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Nevada State Railroad Museum

Las Vegas 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Part nature museum, part Native American museum, part Las Vegas museum, there’s certainly a lot of history jam packed into 13,000 square feet; too bad none of it is particularly in-depth.... — Frommer's

Discover railroad car displays and ride the very rails the Boulder Branch Line took to the Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) project in the 1930s. Trains depart for 35 minute rides every Sa-Su... — Where

If you've got a hankering to see a stuffed Columbian mammoth or the Nevada state fossil (psst, it’s an ichthyosaur) you've come to the right place. However, the most interesting exhibit... — Lonely Planet

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Mirage Volcano

The Strip 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This erupting volcano, a 54-foot mountain-fountain surrounded by a lake of miniature fire spouts, is a must-see free attraction on the Strip. — Fodor's

Each evening, at the main entrance to the Mirage, facing the Strip, a rumbling sound begins, fog appears, and a violent volcano shoots smoke and fire 100 feet above the lagoon. — Michelin Guide

Experience the fiery pyrotechnics out front at the Mirage casino, where a faux-Polynesian volcano erupts spectacularly after dark, stopping passersby in their tracks. The explosive... — The Telegraph

The original Vegas mega-casino with a pyrotechnic show, zoo, and one of the Strip’s best party scenes. — Jetsetter

This attraction is bigger, better and hotter than ever before. It erupts Su-Th at 8 & 9 pm; F-Sa, 8, 9 & 10 pm. Free.  — Where

The Strip

The Strip 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

You haven't really seen Las Vegas until you've seen The Strip at night. — Frommer's

This 4.5mi stretch of urban highway-extending from the Stratosphere in the north to Mandalay Bay Resort in the south-embraces Las Vegas' greatest concentration of resorts and casinos. — Michelin Guide

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Spa & Salon Bellagio

Las Vegas 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

try your hand at a game of Texas Hold 'em or 7 Card Stud in the smoke-free Poker Room.;When Steve Wynn opened the $1.7-billion Bellagio in October 1998 (it's now owned by MGM Mirage), he... — Michelin Guide

The surroundings are luxe and the staff is so soothingly attentive that you just know it’s going to cost you a fortune to get worked on here—but it’s totally worth it. Few other spas in... — Frommer's

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Casino at The Downtown Grand

Las Vegas 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Grand certainly lives up to its name—its 650 rooms range in size from 350 to more than 1,000 square feet, and the decor mixes slick minimalism with a retro Mad Men aesthetic. — Time Out

A Latin kitchen done as a food court, the fun starts with the funky, mismatched decor that gives the sunny room a decidedly casual BoHo vibe. — Frommer's

In the olden days, the casino at The Lady Luck Hotel & Casino was considered one of the most happening spots in town. — Fodor's

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