Las Vegas is one of the best tourist attraction sites in the world with a popular culture making it one of the most visited cities worldwide. Below are some of the best places to visit in the city.
Cruising the strip begins Once you pass the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign that is located along Las Vegas Boulevard South. Along the strip, one is able to locate Sin City’s most iconic landmarks, including the Bellagio Fountains , the Eiffel Tower at Paris, Las Vegas , the pyramid and sphinx belonging to The Luxor and The Venetian’s Grand Canal .
The strip begins from Mandalay Bay on the south end (where an aquarium and a man-made beach is located) to the Stratosphere casino on the north end, where the tallest free-standing observation tower in the country is located. Visiting the strip is best at night so as to be able to view all the casinos and attractions that light up in the desert.
The Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam spans the Colorado River and the Black Canyon (that separates Nevada and Arizona) about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The Hoover Dam confines the largest reservoir in the US by volume (Lake Mead) thus helping to provide power to Nevada, Arizona,and California since 1935. Apart from keeping the lights on within the city, the Hoover Dam welcomes over a million visitors each year making it one of America’s most recognized landmarks with some of its most noteworthy sights being, the vision center that has an Exhibit Gallery features various audio, visual and interactive exhibits, that comprises of a generator model you can walk through. The Winged Figures of the Republic are bronze statues that were created by sculptor Oskar J.W. Hansen. Featuring a 142-foot-tall flagpole that sits between two winged figures.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Seventeen miles southwest of Las Vegas, The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located seventeen miles southwest of Las Vegas. Here, one can opt to go through the desert by following the 13-mile scenic car route and also stretching your legs along the many hiking and biking trails. Whichever way one chooses to explore the park, the beautiful Mojave Desert and its signature red hills are always on the surrounding. It is also important to have a map, sunscreen and to plan the hiking route in advance.
The Neon Museum
Neon is a familiar aspect in America’s Playground as hotels, bars and casinos have been using neon lights to lure clients with bright signs for years. The Neon Museum is Located on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of the Mob Museum and it pays tribute to the Las Vegas light show whereby it offers guided tours of what’s known as the “boneyard.” the just about 2-acre outdoor exhibit is houses more than 200 pieces of old Vegas signage all laid out for admiration on the desert floor.