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At­trac­tions AR­CADE CITY FOOD & FUN

Known for its play card sys­tem, de­li­cious food and drink and fun se­lec­tion of games and prizes, there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one at Ar­cade City Food & Fun. Open daily at 11: 30 am. 3200 S. Las Ve­gas Blvd., 725.777.0940. www.ar­cadecity.com

BELLAGIO CON­SER­VA­TORY

An elab­o­rate dis­play of hor­ti­cul­ture and art, with more than 7,500 plants, trees and f low­ers in view. Open 24 hours. Free. Bellagio, 702.693.7111. www. bellagio.com/at­trac­tions/ botan­i­cal- gar­den. aspx

CSI: THE EX­PE­RI­ENCE Test your in­ner crime solver at the block­buster in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibit based on the hit TV show, “CSI.” Open daily, 9 am- 9 pm; last ad­mis­sion at 8 pm. MGM Grand, 702.531.3826. www. mg­m­grand.com/en­ter­tain ment/csi-the- ex­pe­ri­ence. aspx

EIF­FEL TOWER EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Travel 460 feet above the Strip to the top of this half- scale replica and en­joy a panoramic view of the city and moun­tains. Day­time hours: 10 am- 6 pm; night­time hours: 6 pm-1 am. Paris Las Ve­gas, 702.946.7000. www.cae­sars.com/paris­las- ve­gas/ things- to- do/ eif­fel- tower

FRE­MONT STREET EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Viva Vi­sion, the world’s largest LED screen, spans the length of five foot­ball fields above the pedes­trian mall. Light shows take place ev­ery hour on the hour between sun­set and mid­night nightly. Free. Fre­mont Street at Las Ve­gas Boule­vard, down- town. 702.678.5777. www.ve­g­a­s­ex­pe­ri­ence.com

GON­DOLA RIDES

Glide along the canals of The Vene­tian while a gon­do­lier ser­e­nades you. In­door and out­door rides avail­able. In­door: Su-Th, 10 am-11 pm; F- Sa, 10 am-mid­night. Out­door: Su-Th, 5-10:45 pm; F- Sa, 5-11:45 pm. The Vene­tian, 702.414.4300. www. vene­tian.com/ ho­tel/ at­trac­tions/gon­dola- rides. html

HIGH ROLLER

The world’s tallest ob­ser­va­tion wheel. Its 28 glass- en­closed cab­ins of­fer you un­par­al­leled views of the Strip from the mid­dle of all the ac­tion in a 30-minute ride. Open daily, 11: 30 am-2 am. The Linq, 866.328.1888. www.cae­sars.com/ the­linq/ high- roller. html

MER­MAID SHOW

Visit the casino’s 117,000- gal­lon reef aquar­ium for live mer­maid swims. Su, 10: 30 am-1:10 pm; 2-3:15 pm; 5- 6:45 pm. Sil­ver­ton, 702.263.7777. sil­ver­ton­casino. com/ameni­ties/ aquar­i­um­mer­maids-shows

SPRINGS PRE­SERVE Ex­plore col­or­ful botan­i­cal gar­dens, in­ter­ac­tive gal­leries and trails at this 180- acre “birth­place of Las Ve­gas.” Open daily from 9 am- 5 pm. Trails close at dusk. 333 S. Val­ley View Blvd., 702.822.7700. www. springsp­re­serve.org

SHARK REEF

A to­tal sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence that trans­ports vis­i­tors to an un­der­wa­ter world. Su-Th, 10 am- 8 pm; F- Sa, 10 am-10 pm. Last ad­mis­sion one hour prior to close. Man­dalay Bay, 702.632.4555. www. sharkreef.com

SIEGFRIED & ROY’S SE­CRET GAR­DEN AND DOLPHIN HABI­TAT

White tigers, li­ons and other big cats live in the lap of lux­ury. The ad­ja­cent 2.5 mil­lion- gal­lon habi­tat is an ob­ser­va­tion and re­search fa­cil­ity with un­der­wa­ter view­ing ar­eas. Open daily, 10 am- 6: 30 pm. Mi­rage, 702.791.7188. www. mi­rage. com/at­trac­tions/se­cret­gar­den. aspx

THE STRAT TOWER Fea­tures Amer­ica’s tallest free­stand­ing tower with in­door and out­door ob­ser­va­tion decks.

The tower houses SkyJump, X- Scream, In­san­ity and the Big Shot, all open Su-Th,

10 am-1 am; F- Sa un­til 2 am. See it with the all- day rides pass (SkyJump a sep­a­rate price).

The STRAT, 702.383.5210. www. strato­sphere­ho­tel.com/ At­trac­tions

VE­GAS BAL­LOON RIDES Go up, up and away in a hot air bal­loon. Whether you’re look­ing for a small, pri­vate f light or are part of a large group, there’s a pack­age for you. Flights start at $275 per per­son. Spe­cial of­fers may be avail­able. 4390 Po­laris Ave., 702.553.3039. www. ve­g­as­bal­loon­rides.com

VE­GAS IN­DOOR SKY­DIV­ING

Ex­pe­ri­ence sky­div­ing within a ver­ti­cal wind tun­nel, with air speeds up to 120 mph, sim­u­lat­ing the free- fall of sky­div­ing. Must be height/ weight pro­por­tion­ate. Open daily at 9: 30 am.

200 Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Drive, 702.731.4768. www. ve­g­asin­doorsky­div­ing. com WEL­COME TO FAB­U­LOUS LAS VE­GAS SIGN De­signed by Betty Wil­lis in 1959, this iconic sign is on the Na­tional Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places. Free. Open 24 hours. 5200 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.

Mu­se­ums & Ex­hi­bi­tions BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART

Ya­suaki Onishi’s “Per­meat­ing Land­scape” ex­hi­bi­tion is the new­est set of works at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Open daily 10 am-7 pm; last ad­mis­sion at 6: 30 pm. $10: chil­dren un­der the age of 5 are free. Bellagio, 702.693.7871. bellagio. mgm­re­sorts.com/en/en­ter­tain ment/gallery- of-fine-art. html

DIS­COV­ERY CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM Fun and ed­u­ca­tional mu­seum, where kids of all ages can ex­plore elec­tric­ity, en­ergy, space and much more. Open Tu- Su. 360 Prom­e­nade Place, 702.382.5437. www.dis­cov­erykid­slv.org MADAME TUS­SAUDS LAS VE­GAS

Rub el­bows with your fa­vorite stars—among the Las Ve­gas lineup are Nicki Mi­naj and Elvis. Open daily at 10 am. The Vene­tian, 3377 S. Las Ve­gas Blvd., 702.862.7800. www. mad ame­tus­sauds.com/ lasve­gas

THE MOB MU­SEUM

See the thrilling story of or­ga­nized crime and law en­force­ment, with ar­ti­facts, ex­hibits on the legacy of the Mob, and an in- depth look at mobsters in Sin City. Daily, 9 am- 9 pm. 300 Ste­wart Ave., 702.229.2734. www.the­mob­mu­seum.org

THE NEON MU­SEUM

This out­door mu­seum is home to more than 200 neon signs dat­ing from the 1930s to present day. The “Bril­liant!” ex­pe­ri­ence trans­ports vis­i­tors through the his­tory of Las Ve­gas. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets, guided tours and combo tick­ets avail­able. Open daily from 9 am. Tim­ings for last tour vary. 770 Las Ve­gas Blvd. N., 702.387.6366. www. neon­mu­seum. org REAL BOD­IES AT BALLY’S Ex­pe­ri­ence real hu­man bod­ies pre­sented in dra­matic and com­pelling en­vi­ron­ments. Open daily at 10 am. Bally’s, 702.777.2782. www. real bod­iesat­ballys.com

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