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Map of top 10 attractions in Las Vegas
The typical top ten attractions are listed below. You can find the detailed locations of these places on the maps above.
Stroll on the Strip after dark - You haven't really seen Las Vegas until you've seen it at night. This neon wonderland is the world's greatest sound and-light show. Begin at Luxor and work your way past the incredible hotels and their attractions. Go all the way to the Stratosphere Tower for a bird's-eye view of the city from more than 1,000 feet up. Make plenty of stops en route to see the Mirage Volcano erupt, take a photo of the full moon over the Eiffel Tower, and marvel at the choreographed water-fountain ballet at Bellagio.
Watch the water dance at the Bellagio fountains - This intricately choreographed water ballet would be worth repeated viewings even if they charged to see it. The fact that they don't makes it an almost perfect Vegas experience.
Experience the Fremont Street - How do you persuade tourists it's safe to walk the downtown streets at night? Simple – you put a roof over the lot and turn it into a massive light show display. Now you can also fly the Slotzilla zip line just under the Fremont Street roof.
See the Volcano eruption - When the free Mirage Volcano first 'erupted' in 1989, shooting flames and faux lava into the sky, it literally stopped traffic on the Strip. That it doesn't today only means that it has more competition for your attention, not that it is any less fun.
Play the casino penny slot machine - The interior of each lavish hotel casino is more outrageous and giggle-inducing than the last. Just when you think they can't possibly top themselves, they do. From Venice to Paris, from New York City to the Manhattan-style chic of CityCenter, it is all, completely and uniquely, Las Vegas.
Visit one of the 'only in Vegas' museums - Go nuclear at the National Atomic Testing Museum, go naughty at the Erotic Heritage Museum, or get 'made' at the Mob Museum.
See the Cirque du Soleil performance - With over five permanent shows on the Strip, and more on the way, the Canadian circus/theatre troupe has transformed Las Vegas entertainment scene.
Visit the Grand Canal - There's more to see and do at the Venetian than perhaps any other casino in town, but it's the absurd Grand Canal, with its gondolas, bridges, squares and high-class shops and restaurants, that you'll be telling the folks back home about.
Have a breakfast buffet - Whether your tastes run towards the refinement of Wynn Las Vegas or the 1950s kitsch of the Imperial Palace, you can't leave Las Vegas without sampling at least one all-you-can-eat buffet.
Get away from it all - Las Vegas can be overwhelming, so be sure to put some time on your itinerary to find your Zen by visiting the Valley of Fire State Park, Red Rock Canyon, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam.
Other must-do experiences include: seeing the sharks at the Shark Reef Aquarium; taking the New York-New York roller coaster; partying at the pool; going clubbing, regenerating at the spa.
What are some interesting facts about Las Vegas?
The Las Vegas Strip is the brightest place on the planet when looked at from the space shuttle.
The Sphinx at the Luxor hotel is a re-creation of the Great Sphinx of Giza. At 101 feet high it is however larger than the original.
There's a heavy equipment playground in Las Vegas called Dig This. You can operate excavators and bulldozers for fun.
The Las Vegas 'black book' is a list of people who are banned from entering any of the city casinos.
'The Range 702' is a place in Vegas where you can shoot a grenade launcher.
If you weigh over 350 pounds, head over the the Heart Attack Grill restaurant where you can eat for free.
The massive neon cowboy (The Vegas Vic) in the Fremont Street Pioneer Club was once the largest mechanical sign in the world.
The largest sum of money won in Las Vegas is $39 million. A 25 year-old software engineer won it at the Excalibur after putting in $100.
The Bronze lion just outside of the MGM Grand Hotel weighs 50 tons. It is in fact the largest bronze sculpture in the country.
The Eiffel Tower replica outside the Paris hotel in Las Vegas was originally planned as full size, but had to be shrunk due to the nearby airport.
Over 300 weddings per day take place in Las Vegas, making it the top wedding destination in the US and second only to Istanbul for most number of weddings in a single city.
Before Las Vegas was famous for gambling, it was a place to watch atomic bomb tests in the desert. Over 10,000 people have successfully claimed half a billion dollars back from the US Government in compensation for fallout-related illnesses. Go to the Atomic Testing Museum to learn more about it.
You could build a 4 ft. wide sidewalk around the Earth at the Equator with the concrete used to build the Hoover Dam.
The Wynn Las Vegas was the most expensive hotel and casino in the world when first opened.
Most casinos in Las Vegas will cash in chips from a different casino.
Elvis Presley performed 837 consecutive sold out shows at the Las Vegas Hilton (now known as LVH–Las Vegas Hotel and Casino).
Howard Hughes stayed at the Desert Inn for so long that he was asked to leave. He then bought the hotel.