Las Vegas Tourist Attractions

Situation and characteristics
Las Vegas, the largest city in the state of Nevada, lies in a pale brown desert landscape surrounded by barren hills.

Strip

The Las Vegas Strip runs along Las Vegas Boulevard and is lined with all the most famous hotels. Many of the large resorts feature free outdoor shows which can be seen by simply strolling down the street.

McCarran International Airport

Visitors arriving and departing by air from Las Vegas will pass through McCarran International Airport. This airport is very busy and is in the midst of a multi year expansion to meet the heavy demands of the city's air traffic. The McCarran International Airport has restaurants and all the regular amenities found at other international airports.
Official site: mccarran.com
Address: 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard, Box 11005, Las Vegas, NV 89111-1005, United States

Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum

Housed within McCarran International Airport, the Cannon Aviation Museum features aviation history from the first flight in 1920 to the use of jets. The focus is primarily on aviation history related to the state of Nevada.
The main exhibits for the museum are located above the Baggage Claim with additional displays in ticketing and at the "A" and "B" gates.

Fremont Street Experience

The Fremont Street Experience is one of the great free Las Vegas experiences. Fremont Street has been covered over with a canopy of LED lights. Each night a fantastic music and visual show takes place overhead. The Fremont Street Experience is located in downtown Las Vegas, a few kilometers from the new hotel groupings such as Treasure Island and Caesar's Palace. It is best to take a taxi to get there.
Official site: www.vegasexperience.com
Address: 425 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5609, United States

Liberace Museum (closed)

Any illusions that wealth and good taste necessarily go hand in hand are dispelled by this museum dedicated to showbiz pianist Liberace. Exhibits include a Rolls Royce with snakeskin trim.
Fans of this legendary performer, also known as Mr. Showmanship, will want to see this small Las Vegas museum devoted to preserving his legacy. The Liberace Museum is located off the main Las Vegas Strip, but is easily located on one of the major streets of Las Vegas. Inside visitors will find the great man's clothes, pianos, and all manner of memorabilia.
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Lied Discovery Childrens Museum

If the little ones are looking for something to do when you are in Las Vegas, head for the Lied Discovery Children's Museum. Here you will find a multitude of fun and interactive displays that are sure to thrill children of all ages. One of the most interesting exhibits is the Bubbles Area. Here children (and adults) can make huge bubbles. The Lied Discovery Children's Museum also has a wide variety of other fun exhibits in addition to the Bubbles Area and frequently hosts traveling national and international exhibits.
Official site: www.ldcm.org
Address: 833 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89101-2030, United States

Las Vegas Art Museum

Considered one of the finest art museums in Nevada, the Las Vegas Art Museum provides a wonderful assortment of art in its galleries devoted to traveling exhibitors. The Las Vegas Art Museum has a constantly changing repertoire of exhibitors, so be sure to check in to see what's on display. The Las Vegas Art Museum also features an education program and for those wishing to take home a souvenir, a gift shop is on the premises.
Official site: www.lasvegasartmuseum.org
Address: 9600 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89117-5959, United States

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum at 900 Las Vegas Boulevard North offers an interesting survey of the natural history of the desert state of Nevada.
At the Las Vegas Natural History Museum visitors will be treated to a variety of displays showcasing the natural history of planet earth with a focus on Nevada. The museum also hosts traveling national and international exhibits, be sure to check their website to see what's on display.
Official site: www.lvnhm.org
Address: 900 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89101-1112, United States

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historical Park is located in the city of Las Vegas. Visitors can tour the park and will see the remnants of an adobe fort that doubles as the visitor's center. Inside the visitor's center are a series of displays detailing the life and times of the early Mormon settlers in the area.
Mormon Fort State Historic Park is dedicated to the first permanent, non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley.
Official site: parks.nv.gov/olvmf.htm
Address: 500 East Washington Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101-1000, United States

Southern Nevada Zoological and Botanical Park

Also known as the Las Vegas Zoo, the Southern Nevada Zoological and Botanical Park makes for a great outing. The park has a variety of species of flora and fauna and is located only 15 minutes by car from the famous Las Vegas "Strip". The animal-reptile collections are expanding to include many more endangered/rare species. The Southern Nevada Zoological and Botanical Park is spread out over 3 acres and there are many shady spots to escape the intense desert sun.
Official site: www.lasvegaszoo.com
Address: 1775 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89106-1020, United States

Vegas Indoor Skydiving

If you want to do something truly unique when in Las Vegas, Vegas Indoor Skydiving, is a good place to visit. Here visitors will get to experience what actual skydiving is like, without an airplane or parachute. Qualified instructors escort you to a vertical wind tunnel where you are suited up in all the gear required. Once they turn the fan on, you float effortlessly in the air as if you had just jumped from a plane. No experience is necessary.
Address: 200 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109-2020, United States

Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix

Looking for some fast paced racing action when in Las Vegas? Head over to Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix. This attraction has 4 racetracks catering to four levels of racing. Kiddie Karts, Go Karts, Sprint Kart Speedway, and Adult Gran Prix cars. In addition, there are four amusement rides, the latest arcade games and a 600 seat restaurant. This is a great outing for the whole family.
Official site: www.lvmgp.com
Address: 1401 North Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89108-1864, United States

Las Vegas Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorail offers tired travelers smooth and efficient transport around the Las Vegas Strip area. The Las Vegas Monorail consists of seven stations: Sahara, Hilton, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, Flamingo/Caesar's Palace, Bally's & Paris Las Vegas, and MGM Grand. Single, two ride, ten ride, unlimited one day, and unlimited three day passes are available.

Nevada State Museum and Historical Society

Located in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society provides insight into the natural history of Nevada. The Nevada State Museum and Historical Society has three permanent exhibits including Biological Sciences, Regional History, and Earth Sciences. The museum also hosts national and international traveling exhibits in its gallery spaces.
Address: 700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107-2104, United States

Star Trek: The Experience (closed)

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Fans of the Star Trek television show should head to the Las Vegas Hilton to take in Star Trek: The Experience. Inside this attraction visitors are transported forward in time to the 24th Century on two interactive rides. Also on site is the History of the Future Museum, Quarks Restaurant, and a large retail store selling all manner of Star Trek merchandise.

University of Nevada

Perhaps better known by its acronym UNLV, the University of Nevada Las Vegas is one of the nation's finest research establishments. The UNLV campus is open to the general public and one of the most interesting sights is the arboretum. Athletics also plays a big role at UNLV; several of the university's teams are ranked in the top tier of their respective sports.
Official site: www.unlv.edu
Address: 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-9901, United States

Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery

If you are a fine art aficionado and you find yourself in Las Vegas, be sure to visit the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery located at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Here you will find unique and interesting pieces of art from local and international artists. The gallery is constantly changing exhibits so be sure to check in to see what's on display when you will be visiting.
Address: University of Nevada, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5002, United States

Marjorie Barrick Museum

The Marjorie Barrick Museum is located in Las Vegas. A visit to this museum is worthwhile for its amazing displays of pre Columbian and Native American cultures. The Marjorie Barrick Museum also has several collections of fauna including reptiles, birds, and insects. The museum is located on the campus of University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Official site: barrickmuseum.unlv.edu
Address: University of Nevada, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4009, United States

Thomas and Mack Center

The Thomas and Mack Center is located in Las Vegas on the campus of UNLV. The Thomas and Mack Center is where all the large spectator sports in Las Vegas take place. This venue is part of a three building complex - the other two buildings are the Cox Pavilion, and Sam Boyd Stadium.
Official site: www.unlvtickets.com
Address: University of Nevada, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Box 450003, Las Vegas, NV 89154-0003, United States

Flashlight

This work of art was created by Claes Oldenburg, to be a symbol for the University of Nevada. This 38-foot black steel flashlight is mounted lens down.
Official site: www.unlv.edu
Address: 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-9901, United States

Walker African American Museum

If you are looking for a bit of history when visiting Las Vegas, stop in at the Walker African American Museum. Here you will find a wide variety of African American historical items on display such as photos, figurines, along with newspaper and magazines. Also on display are fine works of art and hand made dolls which are sold in the gift shop.
Address: 705 West Van Buren Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106-3042, United States

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Fans of fast cars will want to head over to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is home to NASCAR races among many other racing events. The Speedway features multiple restaurants and for those wishing to stay overnight, camping is available.
Official site: www.lvms.com
Address: 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89115-1708, United States

Laser Quest

Laser Quest is the place to go in Las Vegas if you are feeling the need for an adrenalin rush. Visitors to Laser Quest suit up in futuristic outfits and carry a laser gun in order to tag other players. The game is played in the semi darkness of a warehouse filled with all manner of obstacles to hide behind.
Official site: www.laserquest.com
Address: 7361 West Lake Mead Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89128-1040, United States

Nevada Opera Theatre

The Nevada Opera Theatre Company is located in Las Vegas and performs some of the best-loved opera productions. Featured performances change throughout the year, be sure to check their website for the latest show information. Performances have include La Boheme and Tosca.
Address: 1601 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119-5278, United States

Pueblo Park

Pueblo Park is located in Las Vegas and is surrounded by residential development. The park is 62 acres in size and offers visitors amenities including a desert interpretive garden, jogging and walking trails, basketball courts, and play areas for children.

4th Dimension Virtual Game Center (closed)

The 4th Dimension Virtual Game Center in Las Vegas is a good spot to fill that need. Here visitors will find state of the art arcade games that will delight those of all ages.

Art Encounter

Art Encounter was established in 1992 to provide an opportunity for visitors to discover vast art styles and mediums. This fine art gallery hosts over 100 international, national and local artists.
Official site: www.artencounter.com
Address: 5720 S. Arville Street, Suite 119, Las Vegas, NV 89102, United States

Lisa Livingstone Gallery

When in Las Vegas, be sure to visit the Lisa Livingstone Gallery. Located not far off the famous Las Vegas Strip, the gallery highlights works of art by local residents. Shows are always changing, be sure to check in to see what's on display.
Address: 3335 Cinder Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89103-3025, United States

Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Movie Museum (Closed)

The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Movie Museum is now closed.
Address: 305 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109-2098, United States

Huntridge Theater for the Performing Arts (Closed)

The Huntridge Theater for the Performing Arts closed on December 31, 2001.

Scandia Family Fun Center (Closed)

The Scandia Family Fun Center is now closed.
Address: 2900 West Sirius Avenue, United States

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