Things to do & places to visit in Nevada, United States

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Las Vegas is the place to go for the best nightlife, gambling, live shows and dining in the U.S. But there's plenty to do in Nevada for all types of travelers. The state boasts more than 100 beautiful golf courses, and water lovers can relax on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Set your sights on the mountainous landscape, perfect for hiking, or tour the famous Hoover Dam. World class resorts with top of the line spas are located throughout the state's major cities and tourist locales.

Nevada #6 destination in United States 2023. The average rating score is 4.42 based on 432.9k traveler reviews, of 773 attractions. Timezone: America/Los_Angeles, current date and time: Friday, December 08, 2023, 20:14.

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  1. 5.0 Valley of Fire State Park (4.679 reviews)
    - Valley of Fire
    Spent More than 3 hours State Parks
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    Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000-year-old Indian petroglyphs. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. The park is open all year. See more..
  2. 5.0 London Bridge Jet Boat Tours (1.979 reviews)
    - Great day
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Sightseeing Tours • Speed Boats Tours • Day Trips
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    This boat trip was a great way to spend a day. The boat departs in the morning and you spend about 2 hours on the boat with plenty of opportunities to stand up and stretch when needed. The seats themselves are not that comfy but they're not horrible. It's not a luxury cruise by any means, but the captain is funny and informative and gives you the best views of the canyon. Stopping at London bridge was super interesting and we had plenty of time to shop and eat some lunch. There was quite a bit of boat traffic that day and the captain was very good at handling the crowd. Bring some water and snacks if you need them. See more..
  3. 5.0 National Automobile Museum (1.811 reviews)
    - Awesome display of automotive history
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    The National Automobile Museum is one of the top Reno attractions with a “Wow!” factor you won't want to miss. Our Museum has more than 225 rare, one-of-a-kind, antique and collector cars with authentic street scenes and sounds that bring displays to life. With artifacts, a theatre presentation, audio tours, and a Museum Store – there’s lots to see and do. The Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive near Downtown Reno, on the banks of the Truckee River. There’s free parking in the Museum lot on Museum Drive off of Mill Street. See more..
  4. 5.0 Lion Habitat Ranch (1.520 reviews)
    - Unexpectedly wonderful experience
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Zoos
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    We have been to Vegas countless number of times, including multiple trips with kids, but this was the first time we heard about this place. Its location is really easy to miss on the outskirts of Henderson, but when you come in, you are in for a genuine treat! We have never seen so many lions, and especially so close in front of us. The incredibly friendly and knowledgeable stuff showed us how they treat the animal with the care, attention and patience they need and deserve. Seeing other animals, including numerous parrots, a [painting] giraffe and some others, added to the pleasure. Really the only negative thing I have to say about our visit is that paying $10 for a giraffe feeding and then only getting 3 romaine leaves to do that with seemed like a bit of a ripoff... Other than that, I cannot recommend a visit to this place strongly enough, especially for families with kids. See more..
  5. 5.0 Sky Combat Ace (1.220 reviews)
    - That was the time of my life! Exciting, Safe, and Professional.
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Air Tours
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    This was hands down the most exciting, adrenaline pumping, amazing experience I've ever had. Everything was customized to what I wanted to get out of it. My pilot Tom was so thorough, and you could tell he was just as excited as I was. Not only can he handle that plane like a pro, but he's an excellent teacher as well. My flight into town was delayed and I missed my original reservation. The guys over at SCA were able to accomodate me at a later time without even blinking an eye. Excellent customer service. See more..
  6. 5.0 Las Vegas ATV Tours (873 reviews)
    4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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    Steven, our tour guide and host with the most, is all that! He did a great job getting us registered, driving the van, and leading the ATV tour! He exercised such patience and made the trip most enjoyable. Jay was amazing too at making sure we were prepared for a safe outing. Our group had an exciting time and would definitely come back on the next visit! See more..
  7. 4.5 Fountains of Bellagio (92.1k reviews)
    - A Las Vegas Classic
    Friday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Fountains
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    Every night, over 1,000 fountains sway and dance to music and lights on an artificial lake in front of the Bellagio Resort. See more..
  8. 4.5 The Strip (34.9k reviews)
    - Take advantage of the Monorail to save steps.
    Spent More than 3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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    Stretching for over 4.2 miles, the most famous entertainment destination in the U.S. showcases an eclectic collection of mega hotels and resorts, glitzy casinos, lavish shopping malls, and Michelin-starred restaurants. The best way to enjoy the Strip is to stroll down the avenue and marvel at free spectacles like the dancing fountains of Bellagio and the erupting volcanoes of The Mirage. Or rest your legs by joining an open-top bus tour that cruises down the boulevard. For a more adventurous experience, splurge on a luxurious helicopter tour for a bird’s eye view of Las Vegas’ iconic landmarks. – Tripadvisor See more..
  9. 4.5 Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (26.4k reviews)
    - Great location near to the city...
    Friday: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours State Parks • National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Canyons • Geologic Formations
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    Visitors can admire colorful rock formations on several hiking trails or on a 13-mile scenic drive. See more..
  10. 4.5 High Roller (25.6k reviews) from $27.57
    - High Roller at noon.
    Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Spent < 1 hour Observation Decks & Towers
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    Currently the second largest in the world, the 550-foot tall ferris wheel located at the LINQ lets you soar above Las Vegas for panoramic views of the city. Each revolution takes about 30 minutes and each cabin holds up to 40 people. The views are prettiest at night when the city is illuminated, and you can opt for a Happy Hour ticket that comes with an open bar in the cabin. Day tickets are cheaper if you are looking to save, and tickets are also included in several Las Vegas City Passes. – Tripadvisor See more..
  11. 4.5 Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden (14.7k reviews)
    - Gorgeous Holiday Display!
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Gardens
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    Brilliance abounds inside our breathtaking Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The attention to detail is astounding. The passionate display of nature in all its awe-evoking glory - quite simply, sensational! Let your imagination wander as you assume a leisurely stroll amongst rare natural finds selected distinctively for Bellagio from all over the world. Admire the essence of every season recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor See more..
  12. 4.5 Stratosphere Tower (13.3k reviews) from $24.00
    - Sunset at The Strat!
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
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    The Tower is a unique, iconic fixture in the Vegas skyline with a magnificent 360 degree view of the shimmering Las Vegas Strip and Valley. See more..
  13. 4.5 Hoover Dam Bypass (11.6k reviews)
    - Must see!!
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Bridges • Canyons
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    The 2,000-foot-long bridge spans the Colorado River canyon. As the world's highest concrete arch bridge, it shows off spectacular views of Hoover Dam. See more..
  14. 4.5 The Mob Museum (9.811 reviews) from $32.50
    - Tons of Information
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums
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    The Mob Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society. The Mob Museum offers a bold and authentic view of organized crime from vintage Las Vegas to the back alleys of American cities and—increasingly—across the borders and networks of the entire world. Explore the real stories and actual events of Mob history through interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind Mob and law enforcement artifacts found inside our restored 1933 former courthouse and post office building located just minutes from Fremont Street. See more..
  15. 4.5 Hoover Dam (9.469 reviews)
    - An Absolute Must
    Spent < 1 hour Dams
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    Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada. Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada. Paid parking, visitor center and guided tours. See more..
  16. 4.5 KA by Cirque du Soleil (8.500 reviews) from $71.75
    - Fantastic Show-Jaw Dropping Stunts and Set
    Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM Cirque du Soleil Shows
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    A long-running show in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, this must-see production by Cirque du Soleil dramatizes the epic story of heroic twins who challenge empires and destinies. The 90-minute artistic and theatrical masterpiece is packed with non-stop action without intermission. Be awed by the 360-degree rotating stage that features over 80 artists, thrilling acrobatics, heart-stopping aerial performances, and creative pyrotechnics. Enjoy an exclusive show with the KÀ Royal VIP experience tickets that give you access to a guided backstage tour, meet-and-greet session with the artists, and more perks. Buy your tickets early to secure the best seats. – Tripadvisor See more..
  17. 4.5 Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck (7.018 reviews) from $29.71
    - Another Great View
    Friday: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM Observation Decks & Towers
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    This lookout point sits 46 stories high atop a replica of the Parisian Eiffel Tower, offering fabulous views of the Las Vegas Strip below. See more..
  18. 4.5 Wynn Las Vegas Casino (6.428 reviews)
    - Beautiful resort - best rooms in Las Vegas
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    Located in one of the world's largest hotels, this casino along the Strip offers new and upcoming games, poolside gaming, and its signature poker room. See more..
  19. 4.5 Mirage Volcano (6.012 reviews)
    - The most iconic free show in Las Vegas since 1989!
    Friday: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    The Mirage Volcano in front of Las Vegas’ MGM Mirage has been wowing travelers for over 30 years. The volcano erupts in a nightly fiery display against a background of dancing water jets—complete with a pulsating soundtrack and a kaleidoscopic light show. It actually emits heat to mimic an actual eruption. The show draws a sizeable crowd each time so it's recommended to get there early to snag a good viewing spot. Catch the show on a night tour of the city in a cute pink jeep, or enjoy an aerial view from a helicopter. – Tripadvisor See more..
  20. 4.5 Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign (5.458 reviews)
    - You have to do it at least once when you visit Vegas.
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    The 25-foot-tall sign is located in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South. The sign marks the classic start to the famous Las Vegas Strip. A small parking area is provided. See more..
  21. 4.5 The Neon Museum (5.285 reviews)
    - Worth the Trek!
    Friday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    Displaying over 200 retired signs of casinos and businesses from all over town, the Neon Museum offers a peek into old Vegas. On a tour through the museum's two-acre courtyard, you’ll see gigantic, glitzy signs and learn more about their history. You can also watch the Brilliant! show, a fantastic augmented reality experience that reanimates 40 of the neon signs in the museum. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for souvenirs, as well as the visitor's center which is located inside the former La Concha Hotel lobby. Though open from mid-afternoon, the Neon Museum looks even more spectacular after sunset when the signs are lit up. – Tripadvisor See more..
  22. 4.5 Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition (4.568 reviews) from $36.99
    - Interesting artifacts
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM History Museums
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    350 recovered relics and full-scale recreations of the ill-fated Titanic luxury liner can be seen at this exhibition at the Luxor Hotel. See more..
  23. 4.5 Casino at Bellagio (4.337 reviews) from $20.52
    - Excellent customer service!
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    Pretty impressed with the reservation team with MGM Resorts. I booked a stay at the Bellagio back at the beginning of May using an offer for comped nights. My husband found out he has to take a class for work on the day we were supposed to be flying home so we had to extend our stay a day. I was trying to figure out the easiest and cheapest way to add the extra night at the hotel since it wouldn't let me edit the reservation. If I just added the room on my own it would have been an extra $450 so I called...I hate talking on the phone. The lady I talked to was able to get me the extra night in the fountain view room, an additional $25 freeplay from my original offer and an additional $50 in food and drink credits from the original offer and it only added $20 to the original amount. I was really stressing out about this but Vanessa was so pleasant and helpful and made the entire change so easy. I am so thankful for their excellent customer service. See more..
  24. 4.5 Las Vegas Downtown (4.280 reviews)
    - Nightlife
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    This is a vibrant part of town with great nightlife. There is plenty to see and do to keep you entertained. The Fremont Street Experience has free live music performances as well as a range of street performers. There's a zipline if you feel like something more adventurous. There are also plenty of shops and eateries at various price points. This is also the area that Greyhound buses leave from to get in or out of town. See more..
  25. 4.5 The LINQ Promenade (3.322 reviews) from $27.57
    - The Linq Bigwheel Open Bar.
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Spent 2-3 hours Neighborhoods
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    The LINQ Promenade is Caesars Entertainment's shopping, dining and entertainment district located at the center of the Las Vegas Strip which is home to 35 restaurant and retail stores such as Brooklyn Bowl, Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chips, IN-N-Out Burger, Razer, Yard House, and so much more! You can find exciting attractions at The LINQ Promenade such as The High Roller, North America's Tallest Observation wheel, and Fly LINQ Zipline, the strip's only zipline. There's something for everyone at The LINQ Promenade! See more..
  26. 4.5 Pinball Hall of Fame (2.991 reviews)
    - Playable Pinball Nostalgia
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Speciality Museums
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    The new location is on the Strip, across from the famous 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign and the Mandalay Bay hotel. Admission is free. More than 200 games fill the warehouse, most of while are functioning and playable. A few games cost ten cents per play, most cost 25¢, and the newest pinball games cost $1. The Pinball Hall of Fame also houses classic video arcade games and two Disney Mold-A-Rama machines. As another reviewer noted, this is not an arcade; it is a museum where you can play with the exhibits. Employees are available and willing to help in cases where a machine eats a quarter without providing a game credit. Good place to fill some time in Vegas. See more..
  27. 4.5 The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort (2.858 reviews)
    - Beautiful Venezia Like Setting with Attractive Shops and Restaurants
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Spent 1-2 hours Shopping Malls
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    Discover Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, an enchanting shopping and dining destination in the heart of The Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Stroll cobblestone walkways with illuminated, painted-sky ceilings, exploring award-winning flavors and signature shopping. Grand Canal Shoppes is also now home to exclusive, unique experiences sure to create lasting memories, such as KAMU Ultra Karaoke; Museum of Dream Space; and Madame Tussauds. See more..
  28. 4.5 Forum Shops at Caesars Palace (2.650 reviews)
    - Fantastic luxury shopping.
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Spent < 1 hour Shopping Malls
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    This Roman-themed shopping area features more than 160 upscale shops, including Fendi, Gucci, Dior, Versace, Chanel, and Cartier, plus art galleries and renowned restaurants like Spago and the Palm. See more..
  29. 4.5 Fashion Show Las Vegas (2.162 reviews)
    - Nice Mall Near Wynn/Encore Resort with Various Shops, Restaurants, and Food Court
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Shopping Malls
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    Fashion Show Las Vegas' collection of 250 shops, 25 eateries, and eight department stores includes Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, Tiffany & Co., Diesel, and Guess. There's also live entertainment. See more..
  30. 4.5 Bodies The Exhibition (2.108 reviews) from $36.99
    - The whole body
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Science Museums
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    My husband and I have been to an exhibit like this in Edmonton but it wasn’t to the same extent...this was much better. They explained the preserving process which is a very interesting and then had views of the bodies in different every day positions. The exhibit also showed all the organs and explained their functions and potential disease. There is a section where the display is of small embryos and fetuses. There is a sign warning you before entering this section so you can bypass it. We thought this was very thoughtful. All in all a great stop if your looking for something to do in Vegas. See more..
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