Las Vegas Sights, Activities, Tours and Day Trips for Tourists
So much to see, so much to do, where to begin? Sights and activities in the Las Vegas area are plentiful and ever changing. Day tours to some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States can be found within a short distance of Las Vegas. The activities listed here include free and fee based but most are perfect for kids of all ages.
Las Vegas Area Sights
Boulder City offers small town charm with craft shops and boutiques and is close to Lake Mead. A perfect spot to get away from the excitement of Las Vegas
Known to be one of the hottest places in America, Death Valley at 280 feet below sea level is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. call the info center at 702-553-2200.
Located approximately 300 miles from Las Vegas in Arizona, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is open to year round to visitors. Formed by the erosion from the mighty Colorado River, The Grand Canyon is a mile deep and just over 280 miles long. Many tours are available including mule trips to the bottom of the canyon and flights over the canyon by helicopter or plane. Bus tours to the Grand Canyon are approx. 16 hours in duration and operate daily with hotel pick up and drop off available. We can assist you in finding a tour that is right for you, with 16 tours available including bus, helicopter or plane and overnighters, there is sure to be one that suits your taste and budget.
Located 36 miles south-east of Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is one of the greatest projects ever built by man. The federal government operates tours which last about 35 minutes or more extensive tours of the interior are available for an additional fee. More information is available by calling 702-294-3523
Red Rock Canyon
With beautiful rock formations and amazing colored sandstone the Red Rock Canyon is a favorite with rock climbers and hikers. Follow "the loop", a 13 mile one way scenic trip through the canyon for some spectacular scenery. Open from 7 am. till dusk with a fee of $5 per vehicle
Created by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is the largest man-made body of water in the U.S.A. Lake Mead with more than 550 miles of shoreline is a major recreational area with boating, swimming, water skiing and fishing available
Valley of Fire
Located 55 miles north of Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire has rock formations that are dated to over 150 million years old. Picnic areas and campsites are available for those using the hiking trails.
Las Vegas Activities
Omnimax theater located within Caesars Palace shows entertaining and educational films on a 6 story high screen. Call for current shows 702-731-7900 (Admission Fee)
Five acre theme park features a roller coaster kiddie rides, water flume and an arcade. Entry is free with ride tickets or unlimited passes available.
Oceanspray's Cranberry World
Visitors to Cranberry world will know everything about cranberries when the tour is finished. Many interesting demonstrations and a cranberry juice sampling bar are found on this FREE self guided tour. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Free admission to this self guided tour of a real chocolate factory. Learn how the candy is made and finish your tour with free candy samples!
Guinness World of Records
More than 5,000 sq. feet of weird and unusual exhibits are on display. Fun for the whole family 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (Admission Fee)
Imperial Palace Auto Collection
A collection of over 800 cars is rotated monthly with 200 on display at any one time. Truly a car lovers paradise, the Imperial auto collection features Presidential cars and the Deusenburg room. Daily 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.(Admission Fee **Free admission coupons can be found in most of the free magazines** )
City of Las Vegas Night Flight
The neon lights of Las Vegas at night is spectacular especially when viewed from the air. Take an evening flight over the city by helicopter.
Located in the Tropicana Hotel/Casino the Liberace museum contains many of his famous costumes, the gold diamond studded piano much more. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Admission Fee)
MGM Grand Adventures
Outdoor Theme park with arcade games, bumper cars, games and The Sky-Screamer ride that lifts riders 250 feet in the air then drops them into a free fall, try it if you your brave enough. Reservations must be made in advance for the ride. (Admission Fee) Call for details 702-891-7979
Visit the outdoor display and see the neon signs of the past from Las Vegas. Plaques with information on the history of the signs take you through this self guided tour. Located just beyond the Freemont Street Experience, admission is FREE
New York-New York Manhattan Express
Ride the roller coaster around the Hotel perimeter and dive and twist like a pilot in a barrel roll. Admission Fee) 702-740-6969 for more info
Secret Garden of Seigfried and Roy
The secret garden, located at The Mirage, is a paradise with lions, tigers, leopards and dolphins. Audio presentations describe the animals and their habits.(Admission Fee) Daily 11a.m.-7p.m. Closed Wednesdays
At 1,149 ft. tall the stratophere tower is the highest free-standing observation deck in America. Ride the roller coaster or take the Big Shot ride at the top of the tower for the thrill of a lifetime. Excellent location to view the neon lights of the strip. Daily 10 a.m.-1 a.m. (Admission Fee)
Venetian Gondola Rides
For the romantic at heart, the gondolas of Venice is a relaxing ride . The gondoliers are noted for their urge to sing a ballad for you and your sweetheart as you travel through the winding canals. (Admission Fee)
World of Coca-Cola
Ride 100 feet to the top of the world's tallest bottle of Coke. History on Coke and memorabilia make this unique retail attraction a good time for the family. Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Admission Fee)