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
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
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
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
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
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