FlyOver Las Vegas
Located next to the Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip, FlyOver allows guests to dip, soar, and coast through the skies above the world’s most beautiful destinations. Using state-of-the-art technology, this new attraction created a full immersive experience using special effects like mist, wind, scents, and motion to make the ride feel as authentic as possible. With two seperate adventures to choose from you’ll be mesmerized by all you can explore with FlyOver Las Vegas. WONDERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST Experience the West at its wildest. Glide over vast prairies and towering peaks. Dip into valleys where untamed rivers rush, and buzz through electric urban spaces pulsing with energy. Wild locations include: Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Monument Valley, Lake Tahoe, Mojave Desert, Las Vegas Strip and many more. ICELAND Adventure to the land of fire and ice. Hang on to your seat and be swept away to explore volcanoes, glaciers, history and legends as you soar across pristine Iceland. Legendary locations include: Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, Mountains of Hörgársveit, Island of Elliðaey, Aldeyjarfoss Waterfalls, City of Reykjavík and more. WINDBORNE Call of the Canadian Rockies Featuring epic footage captured in the most remote areas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the multi-sensory experience treats guests to a spectacular journey through snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes and picturesque valleys. Mount Somervell, Maligne Lake, Curtain Call and Shackleton Glacier are just a few of the locations featured in Windborne.
Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart
Omega Mart brings you all of the totally not weird grocery store items you can expect from your absolutely regular singular dimension. For all of your family’s free-range, organic, mind-bending nutrients, visit your galactically local Omega Mart today! Okay, so Omega Mart is obviously not your usual neighborhood supermarket, which begs the question, what is Omega Mart? The newest permanent addition to the Meow Wolf family, Omega Mart is a 52,000-square-foot interactive art installation that features work created by a wide range of local and international artists that you can find hidden around every unexpected corner and through every interdimensional portal. The overall theme may center around the classic grocery shopping experience, but that’s just the facade that draws you into this surrealist, immersive storytelling adventure. Glitchy, 80’s sci-fi horror characteristics perfectly and strangely mix with the campy, saturated colors of bubblegum pop to create a reality where time and space are rendered obsolete. This Neon Dystopia filled with optical illusions, freezer portals, and tattooed chicken is suitable for all ages, though some spots may be considered a little overwhelming for younger visitors or those with sensory sensitivity. Omega Mart also includes a bar that serves plenty of drinks, snacks, and alcohol, but you can find even more food and beverage options within Area 15. Book your tickets to Omega Mart and enter a trippy universe of unpredictability that’ll be way more fun than your usual weekly grocery run. Please keep in mind these prohibited items. For the safety of our staff, guests and to keep the exhibit clean, the following items are not allowed in the building. Weapons of any kind including firearms, pocket knives, pepper spray, large chains, spiked jewelry, etc. Outside food, beverages, or alcohol Gum Flasks and containers Vape pens or electric cigarettes Cigarettes, cigars, or pipes Illegal drugs, Marijuana / Cannabis Markers stickers or spray paint Strollers Backpacks, purses, and bags larger than 8” x 8” Skateboards or Heelys shoes Cameras with removable lenses or professional recording equipment Laptop computers or tablets GoPros and other professional-grade photography equipment. Umbrellas Selfie Sticks Any live animal that is not a service animal (Nevada State Statute: NRS 426.097) Costumes with masks that obscure your entire face Any item that challenges public safety per our Security Manager. Guests are subject to search upon entry. No vaping or smoking allowed inside the building or exhibit.
Do you love thrill and adventure? How about spectacular views? Maybe you just want the bahjeebees scared out of you? If you’ve said yes to any of those questions, Fly LINQ Zipline Las Vegas is definitely for you. Words like “adrenaline” and “electrifying” can get thrown around a lot, but there’s something about flying 12-stories above The LINQ Promenade that makes those words come to life. Fly LINQ Zipline starts off Las Vegas Boulevard at the top of a 114-ft tall launch tower, where you’ll have the opportunity to soak in the surrounding views and embrace your last few moments of serenity. Take a deep breath because before you know it you’ll be zipping at speeds up to 35mph in a seated position. Not to mention screaming your lungs out before landing at the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller. Action, adventure AND gorgeous views of Las Vegas? Fly LINQ, the Las Vegas zipline, has it all. Get your cheap Las Vegas tickets today.
Immersive Van Gogh
Experience the beauty of one of the most influential artists in history in a brand new way with Immersive Van Gogh. This stunning projection show transports visitors directly into Vincent Van Gogh’s most iconic paintings. From his bright, hopeful paintings like Sunflowers to his dreamy, chaotic magnum opus Starry Night, Immersive Van Gogh allows audiences an up-close look at every unbelievable brush stroke. His work explores, in overwhelming emotional detail, a lifetime of love, loss, mental illness, and recovery. His neverending examination of his own life created a gallery of masterpieces that have made Van Gogh one of the most popular and beloved artists of all time. Immersive Van Gogh allows us to enter into the work of this iconic artist through the use of a beautiful soundtrack and modern technology brought to life through the mind of Massimiliano Siccardi, who first brought the exhibit to life in France, and the Las Vegas Creative Director David Korins, the set designer of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.
The Official SAW Escape Room & Escape Blair Witch
Okay, horror movie lovers, this terrifying experience is just for you. This bone-chilling escape room throws you right into the action of either the gory Saw franchise or the suspenseful Blair Witch movie. Filled with live actors, immersive sets, and plenty of scares, the Official Saw Escape Room & Escape Blair Witch prides itself on bringing the frights for a full hour of mystery solving. The SAW escape room recreates the infamous Jigsaw’s favorite traps, featuring multiple rooms where you’ll need to solve puzzles, crawl through small spaces in the dark, and ultimately find your way to freedom from inside one of the largest escape room experiences in the world. The story begins with an after-hours tour of the Egan & Co. Meat Packing Plant that quickly becomes a scene out of a nightmare when Jigsaw’s game begins. Do you have what it takes to make it out alive? Escape Blair Witch has your team exploring the Black Hills Forest on the hunt for clues about a few missing college students who were seen heading into the woods. You’ve heard the stories of the Blair Witch but are you a believer in the legend?
STRAT SkyPod and Thrill Rides
Since its opening in 1996, the 1,149-foot-tall STRAT Tower has captured the attention of celebrities and tourists alike with its rock star view. With a 360-view of the city, the STRAT’s SkyPod outdoor observation deck is the tallest of its kind in the country. The SkyPod observation deck is so high up that you can see helicopters at eye level. But even riding in one of the helicopters can’t compare to the thrill of The STRAT rides, which overlook the Strip from the top of the tower. While Las Vegas is the ultimate party destination, there are quite a few people who visit exclusively for the thrill rides. The STRAT offers four out-of-this-world rides sure to get you screaming, including the Big Shot, Insanity, X-Scream and the controlled free-fall SkyJump. If these rides are too intense, there’s no need to miss out on all the fun. Visitors can get some liquid courage at 108 Drinks or watch their adventurous friends on the rides from the indoor deck. One of the best times to come out to the SkyPod observation deck is near sunset. Guests can admire the rainbow of colors in the sky followed by the lights illuminating the city just minutes after. For a romantic evening with a view, guests can also wine and dine at the Top of the World restaurant. This restaurant features a moving floor which takes a complete hour to rotate a full 360 degrees.
Las Vegas Monorail
Travel the Strip without all the walking on a fast, convenient monorail trip. The Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated train system that travels along a 3.9-mile route, connects major hotels and attractions along the Las Vegas Strip. The train stops are located at the back of each hotel, making the walk 15 minutes or less within each resort. Trains arrive every few minutes, so you’re quickly connected to world-class resorts, hotel and casinos, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and the Las Vegas Convention Center. Noted as one of the most technologically-advanced transportation systems in the world, Monorail Las Vegas is the first fully-automated system for driverless operation. It provides fail-safe protection through its software and equipment. The Las Vegas monorail is also open to those with a wheelchair, motorized scooters or walker. In addition to designated safety areas on the train, the stations have elevators that go up to the train station’s platform. Children five and younger ride free. They must be able to be carried through the fare gates and accompanied by a paying adult. Strollers are permitted, but must be locked and stored away inside the train. Guests must bring their confirmation number and/or voucher with photo ID to the check-in station. Monorail Las Vegas hours of operation are as follows: Monday: 7 a.m. – Midnight Tuesday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. Friday- Sunday: 7 a.m. – 3a.m. The customer service booth is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off stations include: Horseshoe Las Vegas / Paris (one location) Boingo Station at Las Vegas Convention Center Harrah’s/The LINQ (one location) Flamingo Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino SAHARA Las Vegas / Sahara Avenue Additionally, there are security officers who watch the area and assist guests with any travel process needs.
Marvel Avengers STATION Interactive Exhibit
Put down that comic book because you’re being summoned into the world of the greatest defenders our planet has ever seen, the Avengers. Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is the Strip’s newest superhero attraction that is about to make all your fantasy/Sci-Fi dreams come true. Marvel fans, one ticket gets you up-close-and-personal with Iron Man, the Hulk and Thor. And you don’t even have to go to Asgard to do it, just a little ole place called Las Vegas, Nevada. This is not your average exhibition, good people of the planet earth. The Avengers attraction in Las Vegas actually encourages you to get hands on with the team’s most prized possessions and artifacts, giving you plenty of photo ops and insight on the Tactical Intelligence Operative Network. You’ll have the security clearance to look inside intelligence files and classified documents, learning the real truth behind the scientific training and experiments that were conducted. Explore Bruce Banner’s lab, see Captain America’s uniform and shield and get a closer look at the shape-shifting aliens from the Battle of New York, the Chitauri. See if you can pick up Thor’s hammer and prove you’re a hero, not a villain. After stepping into the immersive world of Marvel’s Avengers, you’ll have a hard time coming back to reality. They’ve even got a cool retail store so visitors or ahem – agents – can take home collectibles like t-shirts, their own Hulkbuster and more. Delve into the Marvel Cinematic Universe inside the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. So don’t just sit there, buy tickets now.
REAL BODIES at Horseshoe Las Vegas
Grey’s Anatomy freaks – we mean fans – scrub in because we’re going deep under the skin to study all the parts of the body. Every piece of the body is revealed going through the exhibit, and when we say everything, we mean everything (use your imagination). We’ve learned that heart surgeons are basically bomb technicians. The inner workings of the heart reminded us of explosive wires, blue, yellow and red. We decided against touching anything, so neither should you. The attraction is filled with some fun facts and we’re going to tell you our favorites. Did you know a human bite force is 200 pounds per square inch or that babies are born with 300 bones but adults have 206? Well neither did we, pretty awesome if you ask us. And if by the end of it you become attached to the attraction, you can donate your body to the exhibit upon your death. We decided to go ahead and sign up a couple of our friends, we’re sure they will love that email.
Fantasy Lab – Immersive Experience
Fantasy Lab – Immersive Experience at the Fashion Show Mall combines the work of multiple artists into a singular collection that will evoke a wide range of emotions through each living story. This immersive experience features seven separate spaces titled Labyrinth, Circus, Stars, Nightmare, Kaleidoscope, Insomnia, and Enlightenment, that come to life using LED lights, mirrors, and more to evoke a sense of wonder and to heighten each emotion to their highest potential through the use of technology. It’s time to dream at Fantasy Lab – Immersive Experience inside the Fashion Show Mall.
If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a fearsome warrior from the days of Vikings and barbarians, then Axehole on Fremont Street is where you can let out that inner strength. This indoor axe-throwing spot is open seven days a week and offers sessions by the hour where you can test out all of their weaponry, which includes spears, ninja stars, metal throwing cards, shovels, and of course, the classic axe. To let out a little more steam, they even have a smash room where you get 15 minutes to demolish everything around you. Sometimes you just gotta let yourself go feral, and Axehole is the ultimate spot to let yourself loose.
Vegas Off-Road Experience
Fulfill your adventure hero fantasy by taking high-flying jumps and speed through turns at Vegas Off-Road Experience. After a quick class with one of their Experience Specialists, you’ll get your pick of either a Polaris Razor UTV or a genuine Baja Race Truck. With your instructor in the passenger seat, you’ll put the pedal to the metal on their 1.4-mile off-road course that has eight gravity-defying jumps, high-speed corners, and even a 60-foot tabletop jump. Drivers are encouraged to take full advantage of these speed machines. So kick up some dust and get ready for an adrenaline rush with the Vegas Off-Road Experience.
PanIQ Escape Room & Lounge
PanIQ’s escape rooms aim to make each guest’s experience as immersive as possible, which is why each room is perfectly decorated in an array of design aesthetics with a fully fleshed-out story to go along with your 45-minute adventure. They also have a full-service lounge with plenty of themed cocktails to get you in the mood before your escape room adventure begins. For just a taste of what to expect, here’s a breakdown of their escape room stories for you to dive into. The Time Machine – Expert Level (Recommended for Escape Room Veterans) Set in the steam-powered alternate history of 1892, a genius inventor’s radical ideas for the future have made him an outcast of his beloved city, turning him to madness, crime, and violence before mysteriously disappearing. He has left behind only a strange recording for you and your team to decipher. It’s up to you to investigate the professor’s work to discover what he was planning and where he’s gone. Atlantis Rising – Expert Level (Recommended for Escape Room Veterans) You and your team of expert archeologists have been handed the opportunity of a lifetime when the Lost City of Atlantis rises back to the surface once more. Your crew has only 45 minutes total to get through the antichamber and gain access to the ancient city where you’ll solve multiple puzzles using your skills and some serious hand-eye coordination to uncover its hidden treasure before it sinks back into the deep. The Haunted Manor – Hard Level Age 12 and up Enter one of the world’s most haunted locations, Vesper Manor, where local legends tell of supernatural horrors that lurk behind every door. The new caretakers of the property have hired your team of paranormal investigators to uncover the manor’s secrets and end the ghostly experiences once and for all. Wizard Trials – Hard Level A world of magic unfolds before you as an apprentice for the greatest wizard in the world. You and your fellow apprentices have worked tirelessly for years to master the magician’s secrets, from his alchemical arts to the ability to transmute you’ve conquered them all. Now he’s given you 45 minutes to pass his final test: to find his missing familiar Mikla the cat before time runs out. Zombie Outbreak – Medium Level Age 18+ The horde is here, and they’re hungry. Your gang of survivors have found an abandoned ranch as a refuge, but it won’t be safe for long. The old radio you were lucky enough to find speaks of a safe zone close by that can keep you all alive indefinitely. All you need to get to safety is to make the old motorcycle in the barn work again. So get that bike up and running as fast as you can. Because the dead are coming, and you can’t outrun them forever. Casino Heist – Medium Level Age 8 and up The world’s most prolific thief has a proposition for you, but it’s not going to be easy. To leave Las Vegas with the score of a lifetime, you and your team must break into the vault at the Venetian Hotel Casino. You’ve got 45 minutes to find the vault, crack the code, make your way through a laser maze, and blow the vault doors to claim your prize before you’re discovered. Do you have what it takes to return home with the dough? The Morning After – Easy Level Age 18+ So maybe you had one too many martini’s last night, and you can’t really remember what happened, but it can’t be that bad, right? Wrong. You and your friends may have partied a little too hard, broken a few laws, and unfortunately got it all captured on the most incriminating video ever. So to save yourself a divorce and some serious jail time, you’ll have to break into the hotel’s security office and delete that footage before anyone else sees it. Otherwise, the consequences could be dire.
Drifting Ride Along Experience
Exotics Racing has a whole new ride-along experience, and it’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Hop into the passenger seat of a tricked-out Dodge SRT Hellcat while a professional driver takes you on a ride filled with burning rubber and high-speed drifting fun. If you’ve never heard of drifting before, it’s basically skidding sideways in smoke-filled, tire-screeching style. If you want to see it in action to start getting pumped up for your ride, the Fast & Furious franchise is the perfect place to start. Just try not to get so excited that you try pulling a few donuts in your minivan and leave the drifting to the professionals.
Open 7 days a week, and located at SpeedVegas Motorsports Park. You will have access to this state of the art facility and drive on an exclusive and custom built road course specifically designed to get the most out of these supercars. Grab a quick bite at the hidden, onsite cafe. Feel free to take pictures inside and out of the entire fleet of more than 50 exotic cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes, Corvette, Nissan or Audi. Climb the stairs of the outdoor terrace that overlooks the entire custom built road course. There is no feeling that compares to driving or watching someone drive the supercar of their dreams for the first time. Your experience will be unforgettable! Exotics Racing is the original supercar experience and offers a commitment to excellence that is unrivaled, offering the highest level of safety and service in the industry. Take the wheel and push the limits of the car’s performance with one-on-one coaching from a professional instructor. The beauty of this experience is that you don’t have to know how to drive a manual transmission. All of the vehicles have paddle shifters, so they can be driven in automatic. Or if you’d prefer to be a passenger, ride shotgun in a 707 horse power, Dodge Hellcat SRT, as a professional drifter takes you around the track completely sideways. Prior to driving on the track, you’ll be provided with detailed driving instruction in a classroom environment and go on a ride along for 2 laps in a Porsche SUV. Next, you’ll meet your personal driving instructor who will sit in the passenger seat during your driving experience. The instructor ensures that you take full advantage of these powerful exotics while making sure you’re safe. You’ll learn proper driving position, steering techniques, proper racing lines, braking and acceleration with powerful cars and so much more. It is a true adrenaline rush that you will never forget!
The Escape Game Las Vegas
You might escape… you WILL have fun! Voted the #1 escape room in the country, come see for yourself why The Escape Game is one of the best new attractions on the Las Vegas Strip. Here’s how it works: You and your team will work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and ultimately complete a mission. Each game has multiple rooms to explore. Choose from a variety of themes and difficulties. Ask your Game Guide for as many hints as you want! Our games are designed to be epic for everyone – from the experienced gamer to the newbie who’s never played. Each experience is thrilling, family-friendly, and a guaranteed good time! Immerse yourself in five interactive stories that include a risky prison break, a treasure hunt for mobster riches, an espionage-style museum heist, a mysterious undersea laboratory, or a special ops mission. **All games have the potential to be shared experiences, meaning other players can book in to join your game**
AREA15 is known for its immersive experiences, and the stunning new attraction Illuminarium is the perfect addition. The space uses 4K interactive projection, 360-degree audio, in-floor vibrations, and scent systems to build a riveting experience unlike anything else in Las Vegas. This cinematic, immersive attraction offers guests a riveting experience to enjoy, along with the Illuminarium After Dark adult nightlife escape. Space: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond Take a dazzling journey through the universe unlike anything on this planet. Fly through a technicolor nebula, kick up moon dust, and weave through asteroids as you soar by planets of an extraordinary scale. Wild: A Safari Experience Travel to the wilds of South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania, where you’ll come face-to-face with exotic animals in their natural habitat. Bask in the glow of a savannah sunset, gaze at a starlit Kenyan sky, and enjoy a range of stunning, majestic landscapes. Illuminarium After Dark: When the sun sets, Illuminarium becomes a fantastic adults-only nightlife destination. Featuring a full bar with plenty of specialty cocktails and small plates, you’ll enjoy one of the above-featured experiences in addition to the night markets of Tokyo, the stunning floral gardens of France, and mysterious crystal-filled caverns. This admission ticket includes one signature cocktail.
Have you ever wanted to rip a Sodikart SR5 around some hairpin turns and fast acceleration straightaways? Dumb question, because of course you have. The better question to ask is “how many times have you dreamt about doing it?” Now, thanks to Vegas SuperKarts by Exotics Racing, you can turn your dream into a high-octane reality. Look, we get it, you’re probably wondering how fast a “superkart” can actually go. Well, these ain’t your daddy’s county fair go-karts, ok. These Sodikart SR5’s are the real-deal-Holyfield. These bad boys pack a powerful 4-stroke Honda gas engine that offers top-level performance and handling while reaching unmatched speeds. If that doesn’t get the oil in your veins bubbling, wait until you put rubber to asphalt on the outdoor 1,600-foot long dedicated racetrack with speed-inducing straightaways and 14 jaw-clenching turns. What are you waiting for? Vegas SuperKarts by Exotics Racing is what racing dreams are made of. Oooh that just made the hairs on our neck stand up.
National Geographic – Rarely Seen Exhibition
The National Geographic – Rarely Seen Exhibition gives you a stunning look at our planet through the lens of some of the finest photographers in the world. This visually immersive attraction gives visitors the chance to see 50 different once-in-a-lifetime moments. Before entering, you’ll enjoy an introduction to the exhibit by veteran National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, who has traveled across the globe to capture these elusive moments on camera. Some of the gorgeous photos you’ll experience feature the Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand, the Pope taking a selfie in Vatican City, a brightly colored hummingbird facing off with a pit viper, the Rayang Dam in Thailand, an underwater park in Austria, ice caves, a supercell storm, and a stunning royal white tiger in its natural habitat. Get your tickets today to National Geographic – Rarely Seen Exhibition and get ready to experience the world in a brand new beautiful way.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE Share-A-Ride Transfer
Get easy transportation to the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas by booking the Bell Trans Airport Shuttle ahead of time for a smoother beginning to your next Las Vegas vacation. Airport pickup/drop-off location is outside of baggage claim. Las Vegas Airport Shuttle hours of operation are as follows: Sunday-Saturday: 3:30 a.m. to Midnight There are three different Zones for drop-off and pick-up locations to choose from: Zone 1: South Strip (Mandalay Bay, Luxor, NY-NY, Park MGM, Aria, Cosmopolitan, MGM Grand) Zone 2: Center Strip ( Treasure Island, Venetian/Palazzo, Mirage, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, Paris, Horseshoe, Flamingo, LINQ, Harrah’s) Zone 3: North Strip/Downtown Las Vegas (Wynn/Encore, Resorts World, Circus Circus, Westgate, Sahara, STRAT, Four Queens, Golden Nugget, Circa) Hotels not listed here are not serviced.
Grand Canyon West Admission
The Grand Canyon stretches over 1,902 square miles and is one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world. And lucky for you, the West Rim is only a short car ride away from the Las Vegas Strip. Located on the local Hualapai tribe’s reservation, The Grand Canyon West Rim gives visitors the ability to customize their adventure. Conquer your fear of heights on the 4,000-feet high glass-bottomed sky bridge or get your adrenaline pumping with a 3,200-foot zip line located only a mile away at Hualapai Ranch. This authentic old western town also features cozy cabins, horseback riding and lasso lessons. Your general admission ticket includes a hop-on/hop-off shuttle that’ll whisk you away to multiple points of interest. Eagle Point doesn’t just feature the Skywalk, it also has the Native American Village, where artists can show off their crafts and cultural dances in the outdoor amphitheater. Guano Point includes the Highpoint Hike that leads to a breathtaking overlook of the winding Colorado River. Once your hike is complete, have a bite to eat while taking in a 360 view of the landscape at the Guano Point Cafe.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
One of the premier art galleries in Las Vegas, The Bellagio’s gallery showcases some of the most prolific artists in the world. Pieces by the likes of Warhol, Picasso, and Lichtenstein have all been featured within their walls, and the gallery is often changed to showcase new art and art styles to highlight multiple cultures within their gallery space. As the chill of winter subsides, the earth blossoms in many colors, shapes and forms. Similarly, to nature’s perennial reveal, In Bloom uncovers a fresh introduction to Spring. This vibrant display offers unique explorations of rebirth, identity, abstraction, humanity, and forces that move us to collective change. Cultivating a garden of metamorphosis, this exhibition presents a diverse array of artists whose perspectives are materialized through painting, sculpture, and photography. With flowing, textured strokes, Earl Biss’ Charging Through a Rainbow Storm (1997) brings a beautiful windy panorama of Plains Apsáalooke Nation horsemen alive in imagination. Comprised of 21 round discs on a golden backdrop, Yinka Shonibare CBE’s large-scale Bling Painting (2013) flowers with miniature representations of decadence. ‘The Flower Prince’ (2018) by Martine Gutierrez depicts a personification of Xochipilli, a benevolent Aztec deity of excesses and fertility associated with feasting, flowers, and pleasure. In a fit of whimsy, Salvador Dalí’s bronze Alice in Wonderland (1977-1984) stands frozen with arms stretched to the sky as she brings about her next round of jump rope. Together, these works challenge our conventional understandings of seasonal change, giving space for new narratives to bloom. Courtesy of Tia Collection (Santa Fe, NM), this exhibition features works by Regina Bogat, Nick Cave, Salvador Dalí, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alex Katz, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Ai Weiwei, Terry Winters, Earl Biss, Karla Black, Martine Gutierrez, Dan Colen, Lois Dodd, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Nicholai Fechin, Shawn Huckins, Rachel Kneebone, Tamara Kvesitadze, James Lavadour, Ralph Meyers, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Michelangelo Pistolleto, Miron Schmückle, David Simpson, and Judy Tuwaletstiwa.
Ultimate 4D Experience
The real world too boring for your liking? Excalibur Las Vegas thought so, too. So fasten your safety belts, folks, because Ultimate 4-D Experience is going to take you on an out-of-this-world journey, while you’re still in it. Yeah, the real world is cool, but is it dodging giant dinosaurs in a helicopter cool? Or what about being transported to a world of toys where your only goal is to create havoc? Enter, Ultimate 4-D Experience inside Excalibur Las Vegas. With numerous ever-changing 4-D adventures to choose from, your biggest headache is knowing which one to choose first. These 15-minute journeys are action-packed with gnarly sights, high-quality sounds and all-immersive awesomeness. So snag your tickets to Ultimate 4-D Experience today -no shovels, capes and/or helmets needed.
Perfect for the big kids at heart (3 years and older), this tour will have you operating a state-of-the-art bulldozer or hydraulic excavator. After a brief safety and equipment orientation, you’ll be given a hard hat, safety vest and radio. Once you climb aboard, you’ll be operating an excavator or bulldozer in no time. And don’t be intimidated by all the switches and gears. An experienced instructor will talk you through step-by-step via radio. In no time you’ll be rolling gigantic boulders across the dirt, excavating trenches, stacking tires and playing “excavator basketball.” Choose either the excavator or bulldozer ride, both missions are challenging and fun. With five acres of a super-sized sand box, you’ll definitely have room to get down and dirty. Whether you grew up reading “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” or watching the cartoon show “Bob the Builder,” Dig This will soon have you exploring the fun of this adult sand box.
Bodies The Exhibition
Preserving the bodies To keep the specimens in top condition without decaying, they go through a method known as polymer preservation, in which all of the tissue and water is replaced with silicone rubber. First, each specimen must be preserved to stop decay. Next, it’s dissected to feature specific parts of the body. Once dissected, the specimen is immersed in acetone. This process removes all body water. After the acetone process, the specimen is placed in a silicone polymer bath and sealed in a vacuum chamber. During this stage, the acetone leaves the body in the form of gas and the silicone polymer replaces it, entering each cell and body tissue. A catalyst is then applied to the specimen, which hardens it and completes the process. Experts are available at the exhibit for guests who have further questions. With a name like Bodies in Las Vegas, it’s easy to assume you’re going to a topless show. But Bodies…The Exhibition at the Luxor is even more revealing. Bodies will easily trump any science lab dissection you’ve done in school. With an intricate, 3-D vision of the human form, visitors get the chance to see real bodies, preserved along with their inner organs. The exhibit showcases 13 whole-body specimens from China and more than 260 organs and partial body specimens. There are multiple rooms dedicated to different parts of the body, including the muscular, skeletal, circulatory and respiratory systems. There is also a more sensitive section of the exhibition showing fetal development. Guests can see different stages of a baby’s development, from eight weeks old to eight months, as well as fetuses with various birth defects, such as conjoined twins. This exhibit is located in its own private area, so those who feel uncomfortable viewing it can skip to the next section. It is both startling and informative to see so many body parts and inner organs out in the open when they are usually tucked safely away under your skin. One wouldn’t expect such an intricate part of the nervous system, like the spinal cord, to resemble a clump of seaweed. The tongue, meanwhile, looks a bit like a small, thick cut of steak (Would you like that medium-rare or well-done?). One of the more startling sights in the exhibit is the display of a smoker’s lung in the respiratory section. Visitors can see and compare a healthy lung to a blackened smoker’s lung. There is also a brain on display here from a person who suffered a stroke — ironically it looks a bit like the inside of an ashtray. After reading some scary, mind-opening facts (like a single pack of cigarettes takes four hours and 40 minutes off your life), you may think twice about puffing. For the guests’ convenience, there is a cigarette disposal bin nearby. Bodies also offers enrichment that helps visitors improve their quality of life and prevent diseases. Reading the quick facts on the wall is almost as interesting as checking out the specimens. For instance, did you know eating breakfast really does help improve your memory? There are plenty of benches scattered throughout the facility for guests who want to sit down and take a break. For those who want an in-depth description about particular displays, audio wands are available for $5. Expert docents can also answer questions. Visitors are encouraged to write their impressions of Bodies in one of several guest books at the end of the exhibition. As for those who want to take a little piece of Bodies home with them, the gift shop features some a collection of books, incense holders, models, key chains, souvenirs and educational doodads for kids.
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
A Parisian Proposal: Everybody dreams of falling in love in Paris, so why not propose there? The Paris chapel offers Eiffel Tower marriage proposal amenities, giving you the chance to pop the question in a semi-private area of the Eiffel Tower. Please inquire for more details. 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. And if you’re anything like us, and get hungry every five minutes, you can prance your merry self to the Eiffel Tower Restaurant located on the 11th floor. Or if you already know yourself, make a resi and plan your viewing deck ticket around it. Go check out this beaut and bask in the views that come along with it.
The Big Apple Coaster
Where can you experience towering drops, multiple loops and stunning views of the Strip? Located on the popular intersection of Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd., the Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York is hard to miss. Set in a perfect postcard shot, its surroundings include a replica of the New York harbor, a 150-foot model of the Statue of Liberty as well as several of Manhattan’s popular buildings. And to make things even more fun, the roller coaster trains are designed like New York taxicabs. The ride begins with a steep hill, building great suspense and anticipation. Enjoy the aerial view of the south end of the Strip while you can, because before you know it, you’re plummeting down a 144-foot drop. The intensity continues with loops, corkscrews and hills, speeding up to 67 miles per hour. After the ride, you’ll feel surprisingly energized. Don’t forget to stop and see your photo, which is available for sale.
Titanic Artifact Exhibition
If you loved the 1997 movie “Titanic,” then the Titanic exhibit at the Luxor will blow you away. Featuring more than 250 authentic artifacts, as well as breathtaking replicas from the famous ship, the Titanic exhibit truly brings history to life. One of the most heartfelt elements of the exhibit is the personal stories of the passengers. During the tour, the exhibit’s staff shares personal tales from the passengers. Some stories have a tragic, yet romantic ending. For instance, some wives chose to stay behind with their husbands instead of climbing onto the lifeboats. At the beginning of the exhibit, patrons receive a boarding pass of an actual passenger on Titanic. On the back of each boarding pass is the age and the itinerary of that person. At the end of the tour, patrons find out if he or she survived the Titanic by finding the name on the wall memorial. Amazing artifacts Titanic Fast Facts 706 passengers survived, but 1,517 were lost. Even if all 20 lifeboats had been filled to capacity, there was only room in them for 1,178 people. The Titanic was the largest moving object of its time. It cost $7.5 million to build Titanic and carried a $5 million insurance policy. It would have cost about $400 million to build the ship today. More than 15,000 men worked on the Titanic for nearly three years to construct the hull and internal structure. More than 100,000 people gathered to watch the Titanic sail off to New York. For a third-class passenger, a ticket was $40 ($900 today). For a first-class passenger, tickets were $4,350 a piece ($50,000 today). It took about 60 pounds of coal for the ship to move 60 feet. In addition to the passengers’ stories, other fascinating details include their belongings. You’ll discover the Titanic passengers brought their own china and silverware. Each cup, plate, pitcher and bowl has its own interesting, distinct look. One of the exhibit’s unique pieces discovered is the au gratin plates set, stacked neatly in rows. The au gratin dishes were found lined up inside of a wooden crate that had deteriorated over time — an image that is recreated in the exhibition. Other artifacts include ship tools, postcards, currency, a pipe, a spittoon and playing cards. The Big Piece While the tiny pieces leave behind a lasting impression, The Big Piece — a huge piece of the ship’s hull — definitely stands out. This piece is currently the largest Titanic artifact ever retrieved. The Big Piece weighs an astounding 15 tons and measures more than 26 feet long. Riveting replicas In addition to the artifacts, the exhibit also features amazing replicas from the Titanic. One of these includes the staircase replica. Most remember the staircase scene in “Titanic” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Seeing the staircase in person brings the Titanic to life. The staircase is where first-class passengers met, mingled and admired each other’s outfits. The intricately-detailed staircase replica includes iron, bronze and even the stained glass dome. Visitors have the option of having their picture taken and purchasing it at the end of the tour. Other noteworthy replicas include the promenade deck (which features the sounds of waves crashing and a starry sky) as well as an iceberg, which guests are more than welcome to touch. Since the iceberg was specifically created for the exhibit, it contains its own cooling system to prevent it from melting. Make sure to stop and take a look at the third-class and the finely decorated first-class sleeping quarters. Adorned with burgundy colors, elegant décor and mahogany accents, the first-class suite was considered more luxurious than any hotel room on land in its time. Great for the entire family From young to old, visitors of all ages will enjoy this exhibit. There is also gift shop for those who want to take a piece of Titanic home with them. Visitors can purchase everything from T-shirts, stuffed animals, captain hats for kids, cups, key chains and much more. Titanic’s overall experience gives guests a better perspective and appreciation of what happened on that fateful night. It allows visitors to remember the story of Titanic, especially the heroism of the crew and the passengers that were lost that night.
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 United States 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. Located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the High Roller is the focal point of the $550 million open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district, The LINQ Promenade. It’s a sight that can’t be missed. Literally, you can’t miss it. The High Roller is comprised of enclosed and air-conditioned transparent pods holding around 40 passengers each. The pods are roomy with a couple benches and the ride is smooth, not typically bothering those with a minor fear of heights. From boarding to exit, the entire experience is about 30 minutes long (be sure to hit the bathroom before you board). Along the way, you enjoy in-cabin video and music shows while witnessing a truly unparalleled 360-degree view of Las Vegas both day and night. With panoramic views of the Strip, the valley and the mountains, there’s something to see from every angle. But the southwest corner (your immediate right when you enter the pod) offers the best Strip views at the highest point. If you happen to nab this sweet spot, be courteous to other riders. There may be up to 39 other people riding with you in your pod. They want photos too. The High Roller is accessible from The LINQ via multiple entrances, including a back porte cochère off of LINQ Lane. The Las Vegas Monorail, meanwhile, cruises right in front of the High Roller with convenient stops at both the Flamingo and The LINQ. To board the High Roller, guests pass through a building, which includes interactive elements, bathrooms and a bar and lounge. The building also has a hospitality area with outdoor patios, which can be reserved for catered private parties of up to 500 people. Just as the High Roller has transformed the Las Vegas skyline, a ride inside it may transform you. After a spin on this wheel, your view of Vegas will likely never be the same.
Shark Reef Aquarium
Housing more than 2,000 animals including sharks, exotic fresh and saltwater fish, massive sea turtles and much more. Shark Reef offers the aquatic experience of a lifetime. The ocean is probably the last thing people think of when they visit the dry desert of Las Vegas, but the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay changes that. Shark Reef is reminiscent of an ancient temple slowly sinking into the ocean. The tunnel, which houses five species of sharks and the aquarium’s largest animals, is designed to look like a sunken shipwreck. Here, visitors can witness a scuba diver’s view of these mesmerizing creatures, including nurse sharks and Sandtiger sharks measuring up to nine feet long, and sandbar sharks that measure more than six feet in length. In addition to the shark tunnel, guests can experience exhibits featuring crocodiles, freshwater fish, piranhas and much more. Since many of us aren’t planning to pet a piranha anytime soon, visitors can enjoy getting a “hands-on” experience with various stingrays, sharks and horseshoe crabs at the touch pool. (currently only available for viewing) Also at the Shark Reef is an eight-foot-long Komodo dragon, the largest species in the lizard family. This particular Komodo lives within an environment similar to its habitat, complete with sand, heat regulating boulders and a pool. Shark Reef’s naturalists are available to answer any questions visitors may have. Located at the end of the exhibit, Shark Reef’s gift shop features an assortment of figurines, picture frames, trinkets and souvenir photos for those who took one right before the tour. Their new VR Experience gives visitors the ability to swim with a humpback whale and her baby in Tonga or dive next to a 15-foot tiger shark in the Bahamas in a 36-seat motion platform VR theater complete with a sophisticated VR headset. Other activities at this hands-on experience include a hyper-realistic shark cage, the ability to learn about the anatomy of a humpback whale, learn the secrets of whale songs and track sharks around the world in real-time. The VR theater is for ages five and older. Children under five can experience the exhibit but must be accompanied by an adult. Sharks: Blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, bonnethead sharks, nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, zebra sharks, coral cat sharks, and Galapagos shark. Tropical and Fresh Water Fish: Several species of angelfish, puffer fish and tang fish, and venomous tropical fish including lionfish and foxface. Reptiles: Golden crocodiles, green sea turtles and Komodo dragon. Marine Invertebrates, Rays: California round, blue spotted masked stingrays, bowmouth guitarfish, green sawfish and Pacific sea nettle jellies.
Machine Guns Vegas
Whether you’re a fan of classic movies with killer gun scenes like “Rambo” or “Scarface” or into video games like “Call of Duty” or “Gears of War,” get ready to kick it up a notch at Machine Guns Vegas. Located just a few minutes off the Las Vegas Strip, Machine Guns Vegas makes you feel like you’re an action hero. With a wide selection of firearms from AK-47s and MAC 10s to Glock 17s and M60s, you’ll shoot up a storm and get the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. If this is your first time shooting, no need to fear: The safety range officers at Machine Guns Vegas all served in the military, so you’ll be confident in knowing they’re standing behind you the entire time. And unlike most gun ranges where you have to wait in line, Machine Guns Vegas offers an ultra-lounge feel with seating, dim lights, music and a comfortable atmosphere. The minute you walk in, a host will take you to a table to be seated. Here you’ll get a chance to look at the different guns available, as well as a selection of shooting targets. Choose from a variety of target posters like Osama Bin Laden, zombies and hostage situations as well as the standard qualification target. After your experience, you’ll even get to take your poster home and show your friends how well you did. When it’s your turn, you’ll sign a waiver and put on your hearing protection and goggles. Your range officer will follow you into the 10-lane firing range. We must warn you – – the shots from the other guns are startling! Once you’re situated in your lane with your gun, the safety range officer will show you the proper way to hold the firearm, as well as help with your stance. Finally, here’s the part you’ve been waiting for — get ready, aim and shoot like crazy! Coming with a group of friends? Machine Guns Vegas offers a sleek and sophisticated VIP lounge, complete with two private shooting lanes. Before or after your round, you can kick back, relax and watch TV. If you want to leave with a souvenir from your stay, Machine Guns Vegas sells merchandise including T-shirts.