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The Neon Museum

Las Vegas 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It's overflowing with more than 100 pieces of vintage nonoperative signage that trace Las Vegas's unique physical history. — Concierge

This collection of 150 neon signs dating from the 1930s—the largest in the world—is finally open. — Condé Nast Traveler

The Neon Museum preserves Las Vegas’ rich history through one of its most iconic art forms: the neon sign — Where

The so-called Neon Boneyard has housed more than 80 relics of Vegas's neon sign history since it first opened in 1996. — Departures

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

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

The Strip 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

Programs like Trainer for a Day let you get up close with the dolphins at the incredible Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage, and an underground viewing area lets you see the incredible mammals at play. — Travel + Leisure

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

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

Fremont Street Experience

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

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

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 movies play overhead. — The Telegraph

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

If you're looking for something a little different, head to this ear-splitting, eye-popping show that takes place on the underside of a 1,450-foot arched canopy 90 feet overhead. — Fodor's

The illuminated extravaganza of flashing, rolling images is generated by more than 2 million fiber-optic lights and synchronized to music from a 540,000-watt sound system. — Michelin Guide

The National Atomic Testing Museum

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

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

Photography and exhibits of post-Cold War era weaponry — Where

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

A serious look at the history of the Nevada test site, along with an exhaustive collection of memorabilia from the era when atomic testing was an aboveground spectator sport in Las Vegas. — Travel + Leisure

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

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 — The Telegraph

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

This 180-acre complex defies traditional categories, combining botanical gardens, hiking trails, live animal exhibits, and an ultra-modern interactive museum. — Fodor's

Visitors can wander the trails for free, through a dramatic desert landscape dotted with cacti, acacia and mesquite trees, and re-created Pueblo Indian dwellings. — Travel + Leisure

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 →

The gallery operates independently, bringing in traveling exhibits from some of the most famous art museums in the world. — Fodor's

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

This small but effective gallery is one of the few remaining places on The Strip where you can see fine art, if you are so inclined. — Frommer's

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

One of the first spots on the Strip to stage blue-chip exhibitions, its reputation in Vegas makes it a reliable, and popular, respite from the city's less cultured activities. — Departures

Bellagio Fountains

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

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. — Travel + Leisure

Serpentine streams of water blast 245 feet in the air and are set to music — Where

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

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

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

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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 →

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

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

he $42-million Mob Museum sits in the circa-1933 former federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office downtown. — Fodor's

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 — The Telegraph

Highlighting one-of-a-kind artifacts and weapons donated by old Las Vegas families, plus the actual bullet-ridden wall from 1929.  — Departures

Wynn Las Vegas Casino

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Situated just off the Strip, this aquarium is home to more than 2,000 animals, including 100 sharks, piranhas, rare golden crocodiles, and a 300-pound endangered sea turtle. — Travel + Leisure

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

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

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. — Frommer's

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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

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

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

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

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

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Stratosphere Tower

Las Vegas 81 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 — 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

For the thrill of your life, head to the top of the Stratosphere on the north end of the Strip — Afar Magazine

Get a thrill over 100 stories above the Strip atop this tripod-legged skyscraper’s observation deck, reached by the USA’s fastest elevators — The Telegraph

Whether you come for the views or the scary rides, the Stratosphere Tower is a uniquely Vegas experience — Frommer's

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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Spa & Salon Bellagio

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

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 — Frommer's

try your hand at a game of Texas Hold 'em or 7 Card Stud in the smoke-free Poker Room — Michelin Guide

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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 →

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

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

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

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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High Roller

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

Eclectic shops, buzzing bars, trendy restaurants, live-music venues and even a bowling alley line the pedestrian promenade, where you'll also find the High Roller, a 550ft-tall observation wheel. — Lonely Planet

The if bigger is better, then biggest is best ethos that Las Vegas loves so much continues here with the world’s tallest observation wheel. — Frommer's

Standing more than 100 feet taller than the iconic London Eye, the High Roller opened in 2014 as the largest observation wheel in the world. — Fodor's

At 550 feet high, the High Roller boasts of being the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, which opened in 2014 at The Linq, the walkable district between The Quad and Flamingo. — Travel + Leisure

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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 →

The most interesting exhibit at this modern, updated center is the 'Viva Las Vegas' display on the modern history of Vegas, replete with casino memorabilia and exhibits about the Hoover Dam project. — Lonely Planet

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. — Where

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. — Frommer's

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Mirage Volcano

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

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

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 Telegraph

When the Mirage’s trademark artificial volcano erupts out of a three-acre lagoon with a roar, it inevitably brings traffic on the Strip to a screeching halt. — Lonely Planet

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 →

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

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

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