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100 Great Things to Do in Las Vegas

  • See the white tigers at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden: The Mirage
  • Visit the dolphin habitat: The Mirage
  • See flamingos and African penguins: Flamingo Hilton
  • See the brilliant collection of parrots: Tropicana
  • Take in the best show in town from the entertainer of the year:
    Danny Gans at The Rio
  • See the classic car collection: Imperial Palace
  • See daylight at night: downtown Las Vegas after dark, the $70 million Fremont Street Experience
  • See the world's largest atrium: Luxor
  • Visit the glitziest museum in the world: Liberace Museum
    (1775 E. Tropicana)
  • Ride the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world: Desperado (Buffalo Bill's, Primm, Nevada)
  • Ride the highest roller coaster 1,200 feet off the ground: on top of the Stratosphere
    (Las Vegas Blvd. near Sahara Ave.)
  • Ride the fastest moving straight up and down ride: Stratosphere's Big Shot
  • View an exquisite collection of fine art: Bellagio
  • Soar through the sky: SkyScreamer at the MGM Grand theme park
  • Ride an indoor roller coaster at amusement park Grand Slam Canyon: Circus Circus
  • Visit Madame Toseau's wax museum: Venetian
  • Love hamburgers and Harley's?: Harley Davidson Cafe
  • Take in a movie that will give you a thrill at the Omnimax Theatre: Caesar's Palace
  • See the British navy battle pirates: Treasure Island
  • Watch the dragon battle against the magician: Excalibur's Moat
  • Visit the Guinness Book of World Records Museum (2780 Las Vegas Blvd. S.)
  • See the New York City skyline: New York-New York Hotel/Casino (the Strip at Tropicana)
  • Watch the dancing fountains: Bellagio Hotel/Casino (the Strip at Flamingo)
  • See outdoor lifelike sculptures in Green Valley: (starting on Sunset Rd. at Green Valley Parkway)
  • Take a paddlewheel cruise on Lake Mead: Desert Princess (293-6180)
  • Play high-tech video game battles at Virtual World: In Gold Key shops on the Strip at Convention Center Drive
  • See one of world's largest gold nuggets: Golden Nugget
  • Ride the roller coaster: New York-New York
  • See the world's largest collection of gambling books: Gambler's Book Club
    (630 E. 11th off Charleston)
  • Stroll under a changing simulated sky: Forum Shops at Caesars
  • Only pyramid-shaped hotel in world: Luxor
  • Swim-up to your blackjack table: Tropicana
  • Admire the imported marble swimming pools: Caesar's Palace
  • Watch free circus entertainment: Circus Circus
  • See the largest resort hotel in world: 5,005-room MGM Grand
  • Witness a volcano eruption: The Mirage
  • Watch fountain sculptures come to life: Forum Shops at Caesar's
  • See and hear animated birds and animals: Sam's Town Atrium
  • Be a spectator at a jousting event renaissance dinner show : Excalibur
  • See the largest Coke Bottle: Showcase Mall: (in front of The MGM Grand)
  • Most unusual sensations: Riding on a runaway train (Excalibur's Magic Motion Machines) and flying through space (Luxor's Motion Machines)
  • See midnight idol Wayne Newton's multi-million dollar mansion on Pecos at Sunset
  • Get married: any of the 24-hour chapels along Las Vegas Blvd. south from the Strip to downtown
  • Get your picture taken with 1 million dollars: Binion's Horseshoe (displayed in a glass case)
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower: Paris Hotel & Casino
  • Best place to see 1 million dollars change hands: Caesar's baccarat tables
  • Best place to see a light beam visible for 250 miles: Luxor
  • Ride on two-way moving walkway: Bally's, The Mirage
  • Take the complimentary monorail between MGM Grand and Bally's
  • Switch to sneakers; largest athletic shoe store, Just For Feet in Caesars Forum Shops
  • Best place to put your valuables: hotel's safe deposit box
  • Best way to put a whammy on your competitor: The Psychic Eye occult bookstore (953 E. Sahara in Commercial Center)
  • Cheapest way to get to around: Shuttle bus
  • Fastest way to get to around: Taxi
  • Coolest way to get to around: take a limo
  • Best place to buy or repair a watch, bracelet or any jewelry: The Jewelers (several locations)
  • Listen to some tunes: (rock) KOMP 92.3 FM, (Top 40): KLUC 98.5 FM, (easy listening): Big Band KORK 920 AM, KJUL 104.3. FM , (classical): KNRP 89.5 FM
  • Best place to visit small town America: Boulder City, where gaming is still illegal!
  • Watch the surf at the wave pool: Mandalay Bay
  • See bartenders juggle flaming drinks: Voo Doo Lounge, Rio Hotel
  • Catch up on the news: Channel 8 (CBS affiliate), Channel 3 (NBC affiliate), Channel 13 (ABC affiliate), Channel 22 (CNN Headline News), Channel 20 (CNN)
  • Buy reading material for plane trip home: Bookstar (3910 S. Maryland Pkwy. near Flamingo), Waldenbooks (Fashion Show Mall on the Strip)
  • Best odds at tables: Binion's Horseshoe
  • Best casino for covering large bets: Binion's Horseshoe
  • Biggest poker room on the Strip: The Mirage
  • Biggest poker room downtown: Binion's Horseshoe
  • Best sportsbooks for style: Las Vegas Hilton, Fiesta
  • Place a drive-thru bet on your favorite sporting event: Fiesta
  • Best sportsbook for action: Stardust
  • Worst gambling bets: Keno and coin push machines
  • Best places to bet the horses: Stardust and Las Vegas Hilton
  • Best get-a-away from the STRIP: Red Rock Canyon
  • Best historical tour: Hoover Dam
  • Best place for boxing: Caesar's Palace
  • Best place for coffee: Starbucks (several locations)
  • Best place for people watching: Fashion Show Mall — the Strip & Caesar's Forum Shops
  • Best bet: The Patriots will not be in first place by December
  • Best places to meet new friends: Drink, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Best late-night dancing: The Rio (Thursday — Saturday)
  • Best hotel for western dancing: Sam's Town
  • Best place for dancing on the Strip: Caesar's Cleopatra's Barge (except Monday)
  • Best place for jazz on the Strip: Drai's at the Barbary Coast (Flamingo and the Strip)
  • Best place for jazz downtown: Monday night at the Four Queens
  • Best place for upscale shopping: Forum Shops at Caesar's, Neiman Marcus at the Fashion Show Mall, Bellagio
  • Ride in a gondola: Venetian
  • Eat the largest hot dog: Slots-A-Fun on the Strip between Spring Mountain and Sahara
  • Shop for antiques: Antique Row (Charleston Blvd. at Eastern Ave.)
  • Largest selection of western boots: Sam's Town on Boulder Hwy.
  • Shop for Western apparel: Adam's Western Store (1415 Western Ave.)
  • Buy your own slot machine: Ancient Slots (3127 Industrial Rd.)
  • Best longtime bowling alleys: Showboat, Sam's Town
  • Best place to get Romulan ale: Quark's Bar, Hilton Hotel
  • Best ice rink: Santa Fe Hotel/Casino (northwest of Strip)
  • Indoor tennis courts: Green Valley Athletic Club
  • Best reason to rise early: to see the sunrise over the desert
  • Best reason #2: For an early jog (great track at Las Vegas Hilton)
  • Best reason #3: To beat the breakfast crowd
  • Tour the cactus garden and sample chocolates: Ethel M Chocolates
    (2 Cactus Garden Drive, Green Valley 458-8864)
  • Tour the Ocean Spray Cranberry World West (1301 American-Pac)
  • Gamble! Gamble! Gamble!

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