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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 →

Consider this Downtown museum the afterlife for old neon signs. — Fodor's

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

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

Take a trip through time on a guided walking tour of downtown's vintage "boneyard" of neon signs — The Telegraph

Reservations required—and no wonder. The tours at the Neon Museum sell out months in advance. — Afar Magazine

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 →

Complete with palm trees, flowers, waterfalls and the calls of exotic birds and jungle drums playing in the background — Michelin Guide

The famous duo’s ode to preservation, where white tigers, lions and other big cats live in the lap of luxury — Where

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

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

Fremont Street Experience

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

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

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

Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages — Where

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

The National Atomic Testing Museum

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

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

This well-executed museum, library, and gallery space (a Smithsonian affiliate) offers visitors a fascinating glance at the test site from ancient days through modern times. — Frommer's

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

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

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

Springs Preserve

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

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

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

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 →

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

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

Hosting rotating exhibits from museums, other galleries, and private collections... curation is consistently excellent. — Condé Nast Traveler

Yousuf Karsh: Icons of the 20th Century," showcases 60 of the photographer's black & white portraits of icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Humprey Bogart and Alfred Hitchcock. — Where

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 — Where

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. — Travel + Leisure

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

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Wynn Las Vegas Casino

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

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

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

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

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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The Mob Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casino at Mandalay Bay

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

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

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

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

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

The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade

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

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

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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

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 →

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 — 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 — The Telegraph

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

Features America's tallest freestanding tower with indoor and outdoor observation decks — Where

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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 →

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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High Roller

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

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

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

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

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