Las Vegas Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
(Las Vegas, Nevada - NV, USA)
Once you've had your fill of gambling, drive-through tourist attractions, weddings and giant shopping complexes, do leave enough time to properly explore other aspects of Las Vegas. Highlights include hot-air balloon trips high above the Las Vegas Strip, helicopter rides over the relatively nearby Grand Canyon
, and the exotic animal attractions within the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
If you crave an adrenaline rush during your holiday, then head to the Speed Roller Coaster at the Cyber Speedway and prepare yourself for some serious excitement. Situated within Clark County, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is another popular tourist attraction of note, as is the Mini Grand Prix.
Ultimate Balloon Adventure
Address: Transportation from your location, Las Vegas, Nevada NV, 89101, USA
Tel: +1 702 869 9999
The Ultimate Balloon Adventure provides an amazing way to see the city and its many neon attractions. Established for over 30 years, the Ultimate Balloon Adventure even performs in-flight weddings. With superb panoramic views of the city below, traveling by balloon over the bright neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip is a memorable experience
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
Address: 245 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada NV, 89109, USA
Tel: +1 702 736 7243
The Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters are one of the ultimate ways to appreciate the stunning city of Las Vegas. These helicopters feature a glass bottom to enable the best possible views, come with air conditioning and even offer champagne. There are various different options available, including a night tour over the Strip, with spectacular views of the many dazzling casinos, and a trip to the west rim of the Grand Canyon.
Address: 1411 Airport Road, Suite 110, Boulder City, Nevada NV, 89005, USA
Tel: +1 888 589 7701
Operating from the nearby Boulder City Municipal Airport, some 30 minutes to the south-east of downtown, Serenity Helicopters provide another popular opportunity for Las Vegas Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours. The price includes a free pickup from your hotel and a round-trip, taking in a number of different sights as you fly towards the Grand Canyon, such as Lake Mead, the famous Hoover Dam and also the Grand Wash Cliffs. Serenity Helicopters boasts its very own landing spot on the canyon floor, allowing a very different view of this unique scenery. Passengers can also expect a picnic lunch complete with champagne, as well as informative commentary from the pilot, who will always be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Address: 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas, Nevada NV, 89030, USA
Tel: +1 702 651 4759
The city's Planetarium is one of the popular places of interest situated to the north. With regular movies, powerful telescopes and an impressive observatory, the CSN Planetarium is a great place to appreciate astronomy.
Open hours: Friday - 17:00 to 20:00, Saturday - 15:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children under 12 years old and seniors
Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Address: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada NV, 89109, USA
Tel: +1 702 791 7111
The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is a wonderful, tropical paradise, situated on the Las Vegas Strip, at the Mirage Hotel Casino. Here you will find many animals from all over the world, including rare and famous white tigers, elephants, panthers and leopards. The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat avidly promotes conservation and has an important breeding program. Probably the star attractions are the friendly dolphins, who enjoy seeing the many visitors each day.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 11:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, children under three years are free, discounts available for children under 12 years old
Address: 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, Nevada NV, 89115, USA
Tel: +1 702 644 4444
The Motor Speedway is located on the northern side of the city and features a major racing circuit. This racing attraction often holds important speedway races, attracting large crowds of spectators. There is also a driving school, where you can learn some of the skills required when racing on the Motor Speedway attraction. Guided tours of the facilities are available.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Mini Grand Prix
Address: 1401 North Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada NV, 89108, USA
Tel: +1 702 259 7000
Situated on the western side of the city, the Mini Grand Prix is a fun place to hang out, popular with both adults and children. The Mini Grand Prix covers over seven acres / three hectares and includes go-karts, kiddie-carts and four different tracks. Children must be over 4.5 feet / 1.4 meters to be able to ride here.
Open hours: Sunday to Thursday - 10:00 to 23:00, Friday 10:00 to midnight