The 4 Best Las Vegas Attractions on the Strip
Looking for the best ways to enjoy yourself in Las Vegas without parking in front of a slot machine? These 4 attractions should be a big help!
If you can pull yourself away from the slot machine for long enough, you may come to find that there is a whole world of entertainment waiting for you outside of the casino. There are those that think Vegas is all about the gambling, but they are sorely missing out on some really great and family-friendly attractions.
To ensure you get the most out of your Vegas trip, we’re charging you with leaving the casino to check out these four great attractions, all located conveniently on the Las Vegas Strip.
This one is a pretty unique attraction on the Strip in that it provides actual, physical entertainment in the form of amusement park rides. Located rather fittingly in the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, Adventuredome is a 360° space featuring over 15 different rides and attractions.
This is a permanent carnival, right at the edge of the Las Vegas Strip. It’s ideal for families with attractions that are perfect for younger children, such as the 4-D theater, the Circus Carousel, Road Runner, and Drifters. Thrill seekers will be in awe when they catch a glimpse of Canyon Blaster and El Loco, two full-sized rollercoasters that use every inch of space they have perfectly. Descend 90-foot drops, zoom at speeds of 55mph, and scream your head off while doing so.
Beyond rides, Adventuredome features a collection of arcade games, free shows, and an 18-hole miniature golf course ideal for the whole family. Expect to set aside an entire day for Adventuredome, there’s just that much to do and see.
2. Shark Reef Aquarium
You may never expect it, but the desert city of Las Vegas happens to be home to a great collection of underwater exhibits, and one of them can be found at Mandalay Bay.
Shark Reef Aquarium puts into the spotlight some of the ocean’s most feared creatures, from nurse sharks to grey reef sharks. These predatory sharks swim peacefully behind plated glass as guests gaze on in wonder. Along with them, a world of other sea life like beautiful parrotfish, southern stingrays, and moray eels.
As you make your way through Shark Reef, some of the first exhibits you see aren’t actually sharks. You start above sea level and come face to face with komodo dragons, golden crocodiles, and green sea turtles as you traverse through more rainforest-like environments before taking the plunge to a mock-up of the deep blue.
It’s a world of wonder for children and a fascinating display for adults of what awaits under the dark depths.
In addition to the exhibits, Shark Reef also allows the bravest of brave souls to actually dive with the sharks. Overcome that fear and do something truly unique and unexpected, right here in sunny Las Vegas!
3. The Eiffel Tower Experience
It’s one of Sin City’s most beautiful attractions, towering over the Las Vegas Strip in the most intimidating of ways. The Parisian replica of the Eiffel Tower sitting right outside The Paris Resort and Casino is a distinguishing mark of just how cultured Las Vegas works at being.
The scaled replica is not just a set-piece for The Paris Resort and Casino; it’s a restaurant and observation tower that gives tourists and locals somewhere to go to get a different view of the Strip.
Atop the Eiffel Tower’s viewing deck, you have a great view of the Fountains of Bellagio. When the fountains aren’t going, though, there is plenty of opportunity for some fun people watching.
Should you want to turn the Eiffel Tower into a complete experience, there’s the restaurant located on the 11th floor of the tower. It’s a high-end dining experience, so this is definitely not a kid-friendly restaurant. Experience authentic French cuisine as you sit inside of France’s staple landmark.
4. High Roller
The High Roller is a great indication of the direction that Las Vegas is starting to move towards. It’s high class, flashy, and caters to a mix of young party-goers and sightseeing tourists.
The 550-foot-tall Ferris wheel is the largest observation wheel in the world, providing exquisite views of the Las Vegas Strip, the surrounding valley, and even some areas far beyond that. It extends its reach high enough to be able to see everything that’s worth seeing, and moving at one full rotation every 30 minutes, it moves slow enough to be able to drink in the surrounding areas.
The most unique part of the High Roller is the size of its cabins. Each cabin can fit up to 40 people, meaning large parties can stick together and enjoy something different without being separated. Cabins can be rented for an entire occasion and come with an on-board mini-bar and customizable musical selection.
If you don’t mind being potentially stuck with a group of strangers for 30 minutes, the High Roller is one of the latest additions of “must see” attractions in Las Vegas.
One thing that’s important for each attraction is that you bring a camera. Some of the sights you behold, especially in the Eiffel Tower and on the High Roller, are unforgettable and make the perfect addition to any scrap book.
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