Though the Las Vegas Strip provides a glittering backdrop, to the drivers at Gene Woods Racing Experience, the blinking lights are all a blur. Behind the wheel of high-performance go-karts, they zip around the 3/8-mile track at up to 45 mph, which is faster than a standard go-kart's top speed. Drivers learn to commandeer the speedy karts through an instructional video before they are let loose onto the curving track for 15-18 heart-pumping laps. Between races, competitors can go head to head in the arcade, or call their father to tell him about what a good job they did on the track.
Get your thrills on the world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver, providing more than 1.4 million riders with heart-stopping action and excitement each year. The fun doesn't stop there! Enjoy the excitement of some of the latest video & arcade games, and attractions in The Big Apple Arcade.
Adding an element of whimsy to downtown pub crawls, Vegas Pub Crawler takes parties to the city's top bars on a group-peddled bike. Facing each other across two bars, groups power their movement through the peddles at their feet as a trained driver captains them to a custom itinerary of bars, each offering their own drink and food specials. An onboard sound system allows riders to pump their own tunes or create eerie zones of silence with the opposite waveform of a noisy crowd. Peddlers are welcome to tote along snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to keep bodies fueled while powered their nightly transport.
What do you get when you mix together a group of friends, some beer, and the pursuit of the American dream? The answer is Banger Brewing, where five pals-turned-brewing-brothers have made it their mission to create beverages worthy of their Las Vegas home. Besides love for their city, these brewmasters rely on fresh ingredients to churn out handcrafted beers one small batch at a time.
That careful brewing results in quaffs such as the popular, award-winning El Heffe, a hefeweizen infused with freshly roasted jalapeños and serrano peppers.
Enjoy the natural beauty of nearby Red Rock Canyon with a guided drive along the area's scenic loop, as well as some off-road adventure. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, only minutes from the Strip, has scenery so dramatic it's often selected as the backdrop for movies and commercials. Along the 13-mile scenic drive you'll view the impressive Wilson Cliffs, part of the 65 million-year-old Keystone Thrust. Numerous geological features abound, including the fossilized sand dunes of the brilliantly colored Calico Hills. A brief stop at the visitor center includes fascinating exhibits, a desert tortoise habitat and gift shop. Beautiful desert wildflowers, ancient Native American pictographs and diverse vegetation make this tour one you'll never forget. This tour uses a 10-passenger Tour Trekker, a vehicle specifically designed for sightseeing and off-road adventures.
Old Vegas neon signs outdoor museum of restored and un-restored historical Las Vegas signs | The Neon Museum was officially established in 1996, the city allocated space in downtown on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard for the Neon Boneyard. YESCO then donated its retired signs to the fledgling organization. About 40 percent of the Neon Museum's collection originated there, and items from newly imploded or remodeled properties are added continually.
This show has gone to the dogs — and cats. Featuring everyday pets doing extraordinary things, Gregory Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater is the cutest show on the Las Vegas Strip. You'll see dogs, cats, doves and other animals act out scenarios like passengers waiting to board a train, students in a classroom and patients waiting to be seen by a doctor. Of course the passengers, students and patients are played by Popovich's more than 30 pets. As the creator, he's the main star of the show. However, his cuddly cast members can't help but steal the spotlight.
The show also features circus acts like juggling, gymnastics and a jump rope routine. Some of the acts are performed by Popovich, while others showcase the talents of his featured artists. One of them is his daughter Anastasie. She dances, twirls a baton and leads a group of adorable dachshunds in a routine. She directs the dogs with ease, a talent she must have inherited from her father.
Treat yourself to an afternoon of amazing illusions, beautiful showgirls and laugh-out-loud comedy at Nathan Burton Comedy Magic. Burton's friendly personality and mind-boggling illusions have continued to captivate audiences since he first started headlining on the Las Vegas Strip in 2001.
Before performing in Vegas, Burton was featured on NBC's "The World's Wildest Magic" in 1996, where he wowed audiences with his comedy infused magic. The overwhelming response to his performance led to a second appearance the following year on the network's other magic special, "World's Greatest Magic 3."
The award-winning Top of the World Restaurant offers a unique experience 844 feet above Las Vegas at the STRAT Casino, Hotel and Tower. One of the most romantic destinations in Las Vegas offers a variety of dishes while enjoying a breathtaking panorama overlooking the city. The restaurant features an award-winning Sommelier, Dean Wachstetter, under whom the restaurant has been awarded Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 18 years in a row every year since 1996.
The High Roller in Las Vegas isn't your average Ferris wheel. And it's not really a Ferris wheel; it's an observation wheel -- the biggest in the world at a staggering 550-feet-tall. Yes, you read that right: 550 feet. That's nine feet taller than the Singapore Flyer and 107 feet taller than the London Eye. It currently holds the Guinness World Record for largest observation wheel.
Love is great and all, but a spectacular view is even better. And where can you get one of the best views of the city? The Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, duh! Oh, and it's not just a tourist thing, this is an every person thing. Yeah, we're talking to you locals (#callingyouout). If you're single, you can have your "Sleepless in Seattle" moment and meet the love of your life up there. If you're in a relationship, you can pop the question with a birdseye view of The Strip. And if you've been hitched for awhile, then it's a great thing to see with your lover. The unbeatable views are well worth the ascent 50 stores up. You'll get to see the Bellagio Fountains, the beautiful Vegas Valley, the surrounding mountains and, of course, the tipsy pedestrians having a good time.
Embark on a horseback ride just like the cowboys who made the American West famous. Your adventure begins with a complimentary hotel pickup. Then it's off to a ranch, where you'll enjoy an authentic Western-style meal. Enjoy the peace and serenity with majestic views of nearby mountains and breathtaking views while you eat. Choose from a breakfast or dinner tour. For breakfast you'll enjoy eggs, cowboy potatoes, pancakes, bacon or sausage and a choice of apple juice or orange juice. For dinner, enjoy a steak or Mesquite-grilled chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, dinner rolls and apple pie. During your 90-minute horseback trail ride, you'll have the chance to admire the stunning beauty of Mother Nature. To capture the memories, you'll be provided with plenty of photo opportunities.
Normally, cars at Las Vegas Motor Speedway pass by in a blur. But during your visit to Glittering Lights presented by Goettl Air Conditioning, you'll want to drive a bit slower. That's because the annual holiday event transforms the arena into a 2.5-mile journey through four million blinking, glistening, and glowing lights. Now in its 18th year, Glittering Lights spent its first decade at Sunset Park before making the move to its current home in 2010. There, cars full of visitors roll around the venue with their windows down, music up, and cameras out while soaking in some 500 displays, including a living nativity on some nights in December. Glittering Lights lasts from mid-November through early January and even remains open on Thanksgiving and Christmas, giving Santa plenty of time to sneak around houses planting gifts and stuffing treats into turkeys.
On the top floor of Mandalay Bay, high above the House of Blues, Foundation Room stands like a magic carpet owned by a quasi-Eastern gentleman with a penchant for bluesy club spaces. We say "club spaces" because the nightclub milieu with its DJ booth, dance floor, table service layout isn't exactly the atmosphere at Foundation Room. It's more of a club in the sense of a social space for partaking in beverages and discussing culture over the beats of a booming sound system.
High-resolution imagery and state-of-the-art, 550,000-watt, concert-quality sound. The Viva Vision screen is made up of 12.5 million energy-efficient LED lamps. | Viva Vision light shows last approximately six minutes, and run every hour. The current time schedule is 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m., 1:00 a.m.
Extravaganza is bringing everything Las Vegas to the iconic Jubilee Theater in a 90-minute whirlwind adventure of thrills. | This one-of-a-kind experience isn’t done pulling from Sin City’s history, not even close. Using state-of-the-art holograms, you’ll be able to sing along to both Elvis and Frank Sinatra on a nightly basis, bringing vintage Vegas into the 21st century.
Let your mind drift back to 1964 when the Beatles made their U.S. television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show." This is just one of the many iconic moments in Beatle history that you are transported to during the show. "We have a live show tonight, but what I'd like to know right now is do we have a live audience?" exclaims an Ed Sullivan impersonator who acts as both your host and tour guide for the different eras of Beatles music visited in the show. He is met with an uproarious response from the audience in anticipation of the upcoming act. Next, the curtain rises, unveiling the clean cut, mop-topped quartet, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, singing "I Want to Hold Your Hand." People in the audience cheer and sing along to the well known tune.
The performers play all of the songs live on the same brand of instruments and amps used by the Beatles, without tapes, sequences or backing tracks. Their remarkable attention to detail with every song makes it seem as though you were listening to an actual recording from the real band.
Watch master magician David Copperfield perform his world renowned illusions live in Las Vegas. Let’s be real here. We are talking about the man who made Statue of Liberty disappear and who walked through the Great Wall of China. Clearly, anything is possible. Don’t believe us? See Copperfield perform for yourself and let us know just how many of his illusions and tricks you manage to figure out. And if you get pulled onstage, we’ll be insanely jealous.
America's favorite faceless dance crew is back. Jabbawockeez rose to fame on "America's Best Dance Crew" and has since captivated audiences and the dance community with its unique style. In white masks and gloves, the Jabbawockeez direct audience members' attention away from their individual identities to emphasize the dancers' unity and to create visual representations of music. Known for their choreography, creativity and killer moves, The Jabbawockeez have won multiple awards including "Best All Ages Production" four years in a row. Their athleticism and precise rhythm have made them one of the world's most influential dance crews.
He may look like he just wandered onstage from the buffet, but this underdressed funnyman is *bleep*-ing hilarious. Let’s be honest, some comedians you just can’t pick out of a lineup. John Caparulo is not that dude. He's made a career out of standing out. For what you might ask? Well, curse words mostly, but we think it’s just best to see him at John Caparulo MADCAP Comedy inside Harrah's to find out.
Four Free Shows Nightly | 8:00 - 8:10PM, 9:00 - 9:10PM, 10:00 - 10:10PM & 11:00 - 11:10PM | The best view of the volcano show is right in front of the hotel. Boom. Pow. Wow. Our iconic front yard has more bang than ever, thanks to taller explosions, more fireballs and a driving soundtrack from The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Indian tabla sensation Zakir Hussain.