Springing up from the desert in southeastern Nevada, Las Vegas is a major US city world renowned for its casinos, luxury hotels, comedy acts, musical productions and extravagant shows. Most of the city’s main attractions are all concentrated within the area commonly referred to as the “Strip.”
In addition to gambling, show girls and lavish performances, Las Vegas offers plenty more to suit people of all ages and interests. One of the must-see sights in the city is the dazzling displays of dancing water, light and music at the Fountains of the Bellagio Hotel. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum showcases wax figures of famous people like Michael Jackson, John F. Kennedy and John Wayne. Other museums exhibit collections of sports memorabilia, aircraft, art and natural history. Theme parks like Adventuredome offer daring roller coasters, clown shows, bumper cars and more. For tourists in need of a break, there are dozens of spas in the city offering massages, pedicures and manicures.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is a great family attraction in which tigers, lions and dolphins are the stars of the show. The Las Vegas Zoo is an excellent place where adults and children alike can see more than 150 animals, birds and reptiles as well as stroll through beautiful botanic gardens.
Golfers will be happy to know there are more than 55 golf courses in and around Las Vegas. Just outside the city are state parks offering rock climbing and hiking trails. Also nearby is Lake Mead, which provides a variety of water sports.