Cruising the Las Vegas Strip? Don't Miss These Landmarks
Of course, a stay in Las Vegas is not really complete until one cruises the Las Vegas Strip. There truly is something for everyone along the route of one of the most iconic roads in the United States.
"Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada"
What could be more iconic than the red, white and blue sign that welcomes you to Las Vegas? See the original welcome sign located just south of Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on the strip. You'll recognize the sign from countless Vegas movies.
The Statue of Liberty
Why travel all the way to New York City to see this statue? Instead, visit this replica at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino. Also, check out the casino's version of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
Can't afford a trip to Egypt? No problem. Check out the Luxor Casino-Hotel situated on the southern end of the strip for the Las Vegas version of a pyramid, flanked by a 100-foot tall sphinx.
High Roller Observation Wheel
Take a ride on this 550-foot observation wheel for a stunning, panoramic view of Las Vegas. Situated in the heart of the strip, this giant wheel accommodates 40 passengers within each one of its 28 transparent pods with rides lasting a half hour.
The Fountains of Bellagio
Located at the Bellagio Hotel-Casino near the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Road, these fountains put on a spectacular free display for tourists. Shows run every day, combining the water from the fountains along with music and lights to create a magnificent audiovisual event.
North of the Statue of Liberty, stands the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. If you've always wanted to ride on a graceful gondola to see the sights along a canal, check out the indoor and outdoor gondola rides offered at this five-diamond luxury hotel.
Take a ride to the top of the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. As part of the Stratosphere Hotel complex, this 1,149-foot tower with breathtaking views is located just north of the Las Vegas Strip.
Fremont Street Experience
A four-block corridor set aside for the ultimate block party in downtown Las Vegas is the best way to describe the Fremont Street experience. Watch free concerts and light shows, shop, ride a zip line or just sit back and people-watch.
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