In and Around Las Vegas
Unique Experiences Abound
With so much to do you might need to extend your stay. Just a few of the unique experiences of Las Vegas are listed below.
Shark Reef aquarium is the home of over 2,000 animals including the saw fish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, jellyfish and the rare golden crocodile. This unique exhibit gives you the chance to dive with a higher concentration of exotic sharks than you'd ever find in the wild. Become an Aquarist for a day and feed our stingrays, shark or turtle in our Animal Encounters program. Shark Reef Aquarium is introducing their newest exhibit – the world premiere of Polar Journey, An Interactive Adventure. Open for a limited time, this interactive experience gives guests a glimpse into the Earth’s polar regions and the animals that call them home. Learn more.
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. Learn more about all there is to enjoy in the Stratosphere Tower.
Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country's ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now, years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders. Learn about tours.
Rise above the frenzy of the Strip at one of Las Vegas’ premier attractions with amazing views. The Eiffel Tower tickets are available for purchase at the Eiffel Tower Gift Shop. An icon of the city skyline, the high-altitude attraction is located 46 stories up and is a half scale replica of the world-famous Paris, France landmark. The observation deck features 360 degree city views and knowledgeable Ambassadors point out Las Vegas landmarks. Learn more.
Commonly known as the "birthplace of Las Vegas," the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas' dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of water for Native Americans living here thousands of years ago. In 1997, the Las Vegas Valley Water District Board of Directors approved a plan to develop a preserve to protect and manage the cultural, natural and water resources of the site, and the Springs Preserve opened to the public in June 2007. Featuring museums, galleries, outdoor events, a colorful botanical garden and an interpretive trail system, the Springs Preserve has evolved into a world-class attraction providing a glimpse of the origins of Las Vegas. Learn more.
Each season, the enormously talented horticulturalists and designers who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter—along with a special display for Chinese New Year. When the seasons turn and the displays rotate, 90 percent of the trees, flowers and plants in the conservatory are recycled, to further celebrate our commitment to the earth. Learn more.
Dream Racing is the five-star driving experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and features the world's largest and fastest selection of Supercars and the only one where you can get behind the wheel of a real Lamborghini, Ferrari or Porsche Race Car. No matter which package you choose, we promise to deliver you a once in a lifetime exotic car racing experience. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to try your hand at racing these exotic cars. Learn more.
Las Vegas is in the desert but the terrain around the city has been described as moonscape, rough and rocky. Las Vegas RaZoR Adventures has a permit with the Bureau of Land Management to use the only sand dunes close to Las Vegas, about 15 minutes North of the Las Vegas Strip. Learn more.
Daily Grand Canyon Tours from Las Vegas by luxury, bus, helicopter or plane. Choosing the right Grand Canyon tour from Las Vegas is an important decision. Choosing the right rim to visit, the right mode of transport and the safety of the operator are all bigger decisions. Don't leave your vacation to chance. Your Grand Canyon trip is probably going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Insist on the best. Learn more.NPA does not endorse or support any of the activities listed here. For use as informational purposes only.