It's called “The Entertainment Capital of the World” and it plays host to more than 39 million visitors every year. It's Las Vegas and there aren't enough adjectives to adequately describe it. It's glitzy and larger-than-life. It’s outrageous and excessive, and it offers its visitors a glittering array of things to do and see. It’s true: Las Vegas represents many different things to the multitudes who visit each year. But there’s one thing they can all agree on: Las Vegas is one-of-a-kind.

Las Vegas Attractions Fun Facts About Las Vegas
Las Vegas Restaurants

Las Vegas Attractions

Rock of Ages
Entertainment at The Venetian and The Palazzo
The Venetian and The Palazzo offer a vast assortment of entertainment options, from Resident shows (Soul2Soul, Rock of Ages, and Human Nature.) and celebrity performances (David Spade, Tim Allen) to the hippest nightclubs (TAO, Lavo). Check out the entertainment page for the latest info.


Gondola Rides at The Venetian
No trip to Venice—or The Venetian—would be complete without a graceful and romantic glide down the Grand Canal in an authentic Venetian gondola. Float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies, and through the vibrant Venetian streetscape as your singing gondolier sweeps you down the Grand Canal for a ride like no other. A relaxing and romantic gondola ride reveals all the charm, excitement and passion that is Venice—and The Venetian.

Wax Museum

Madame Tussaud's Interactive Wax Museum
Have you ever dreamed of hangin’ with Snoop Dogg, auditioning for the “American Idol” judges, or being serenaded by The King? These magic moments and more come to life at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Visitors to the museum can mingle with lifelike wax celebrities such as George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Leonardo DiCaprio, Frank Sinatra, and Angelina Jolie. Sports legends, rock stars, and famous Las Vegas entertainers are all represented. A behind-the-scenes exhibit illustrates how the wax figures are painstakingly created to resemble their real-life counterparts.


Stratosphere Tower
At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States affords a spectacular panorama of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding valley. Thrill seekers can enjoy excitement over 100 stories above the ground on the "Big Shot," "X Scream," and "Insanity" thrill rides.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam stands 726 feet high and is one of the highest concrete dams ever constructed. Completed in 1935 for flood control and water storage, it impounds Lake Mead, one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States. A self-guiding tour of the visitor center offers a 25-minute film on the construction of the dam and a theater presentation explaining how irrigation from the Colorado River turned desert into farmland. The power plant's eight generators may be explored via an elevator that descends 500 feet into Black Canyon. An exhibit gallery highlights the region's natural history and an overlook atop the visitor center provides spectacular scenic views.


Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Set in a sunken ancient temple, this aquarium abounds with some of the world's most dangerous and exotic animals. Visitors will take in more than 1,200 species of aquatic life, including sharks, exotic fish, sea turtles, and much more. Some of the reef's notable exhibits include schools of black piranha, water monitors, moon jelly fish, the extremely rare golden crocodile, and, of course, numerous species of sharks.

House of Blues

House of Blues Las Vegas
Located within the Mandalay Bay Resort, the legendary House of Blues plays host to an eclectic mix of live music. With seating capacity exceeding 1,800, the House of Blues consistently draws an impressive lineup of entertainers, from classic rock bands to today's hottest performers. And on Sundays, don't miss the incredibly popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch.

Secret Garden
Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Siegfried and Roy invite you to enter their Secret Garden to view an assortment of exotic animals, including royal white tigers, panthers, white lions, leopards, and a four-ton Thai ceremonial elephant named Gildah. The 2.5-million-gallon Dolphin Habitat is home to a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and includes four connected pools where the creatures can be observed frolicking underwater.

Fun Facts About Las Vegas

• Las Vegas has been labeled with an assortment of nicknames, and all of them are richly deserved. Here is a sampling:

        - The Entertainment Capital of the World
- Adults' Disneyland
- The City of Lost Wages
- Sin City
- Gambleville
- The Wedding Capital of America
- Neon City
- Playground USA
- One of the Seven Wonders
  of the Artificial World

• Vegas boasts more than 50 wedding chapels, and more than 100,000 marriage licenses are issued each year. Celebrities married in Vegas include:

       - Brigitte Bardot
- Michael Caine
- Joan Collins
- Cindy Crawford
- Joan Crawford
- Bing Crosby
- Clint Eastwood
- Judy Garland
- Cary Grant
- Angelina Jolie
- Bette Midler
- Michael Jordan
- Demi Moore
- Paul Newman
- Elvis Presley
- Diana Ross
- Frank Sinatra
- Britney Spears
- Elizabeth Taylor
- Bruce Willis

• There are over 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas, which is more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

• Seventeen of the world's twenty largest hotels are located in Las Vegas.

About Elvis

    • Ironically, the performer who would become largest draw of all time in Las Vegas entertainment history initially flopped. In 1956, Elvis Presley's raucous hip-swiveling review failed to appeal to the Frank Sinatra set and his show was cancelled after only one week of performing.
• There are more celebrity chef-owned restaurants in Las Vegas than anywhere else in the world.

Neon Cowboy

    • Vegas Vic, the 40-foot high cowboy that watches over Fremont Street, is the world's largest mechanical neon sign.
• The bronze MGM lion statue, which graces the front of the MGM Grand Hotel, is four stories tall (45 feet) and weighs 100,000 pounds.

About Restaurants     Las Vegas Restaurants

In the past, dining in Las Vegas meant finding which hotel served the cheapest steak and lobster buffet. Like everything else about Las Vegas, things are a bit different today. Vegas now boasts an impressive line-up of world-class restaurants. Scores of celebrity chefs have opened restaurants here, each more delectable and sophisticated than the next.

For dining options at The Venetian and The Palazzo, visit or

Leon Panetta
Rock of Ages
Wax Museum
Hoover Dam
House of Blues
Secret Garden