The 10 casinos in Las Vegas that offer weird attractions for visitors
Every casino be it land casino or online casino want more visitors. Obviously for commercial reasons and to earn revenue, and to have their place look best spot in town and in web, Land real casinos of Las Vegas has large number of tourist annually. Though the presence of online casinos, large hotel and parking fees have decreased the number of visitors still Las Vegas casinos have lots of punters and visitors all through the year.
These Las Vegas Casinos are beautiful buildings with architectural designs, parks, gaming lounges, bars and restaurants, hotels and attractive and glamorous entertainment shows to attract visitors. Among hundreds of such land casinos in Vegas or Southern Nevada there are 10 casinos in Las Vegas that offer weird attractions for visitors.
1. Ballagio Casino
Fountains of Bellagio put on a show every 15 to 30 minutes during the evening.
Ballagio Casino offers attractive dancing fountains every 15 to 30 minutes during the evening as the dancing fountains outside burst into a choreographed show. They’re set to music whether operatic, Sinatra standards or pop megahits. The Bellagio also serves up a fine art gallery, the world’s largest chocolate fountain and Cirque du Soleil’s incredible aquatic-staged show.
2. Mirage Casino
A volcano bursts in Mirage
The Mirage hosts a Cirque show and set to Beatles music that offers up glorious indoor gardens to boot. But it gleefully leaps into kitsch absurdity with its huge fake volcano, which regularly erupts with surprisingly fearsome pyrotechnic displays. The volcano show at Mirage opened in 1989, when offering lavish free spectacles was used to lure gamblers into Las Vegas casinos. The Mirage volcano underwent a renovation in 1996, and was closed for most of 2008 while it underwent another renovation, at a cost of $25 million.
The Mirage volcano was designed by a company called WET, the same firm that designed the Bellagio fountains. The volcano erupts at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, there will be an additional 10:00 p.m. show.
3. Golden Nugget Casino
A shark slide at Golden Nugget
Golden Nugget casino has gone one step ahead of others for being so bold to have a shark slide show. It curves around a mini-aquarium, where gawping fish and a few sharks spend their days. However, there’s also a water slide, which passes through said aquarium at high speed.
You can take a guided tour of their incredible 200,000 gallon Las Vegas shark tank aquarium hosted by one of their staff marine biologists, in this behind-the-scenes shark tank tour. You’ll discover the inner workings of the Tank and its marine life. Witness feeding time for the sharks and learn about the different species. You’ll even go home with a souvenir shark tooth! This show takes place every Wednesdays & Sundays| 1:30pm at $50 per person
4. New York New York Casino
A rollercoaster at NYNY
The enjoyably rowdy New York New York offers up copies of the Big Apple’s most famous buildings, but running through them all is a massive rollercoaster. This ride begins with a 180-foot (55 m) lift and a 76-foot (23 m) drop, followed by a hill and a 144-foot (44 m) drop. The train then traverses two inversions, a standard vertical loop and a dive loop (twist and dive element), where the train performs a 180 degree spiral and then performs a half-loop maneuver.
The rest of the ride is executed on the roof of the casino, and features small hills and a helix into the brakes. The ride’s station is themed to a New York City Subway station. Built by TOGO, it had a reputation in the past for being a rough, even painful roller coaster. Some riders have gotten bruised on the shoulders from the old trains due to the roughness of the ride and negative G-force. Currently, the ride costs $17 and $8 for a re-ride. Normal operating hours are Sunday -Thursday 11 AM to 11 PM. Friday and Saturday 10:30 AM to Midnight.
5. Venetian Casino
Gondola rides run through a series of indoor “canals” at Venetian
Enjoy 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.
Surrender to the romance of a live serenade and take in the sights from a one-of-a-kind vantage point as you float along the Grand Canal and under bridges, absorbing the enchanting atmosphere of Las Vegas’ most unique and elegant resort. Or choose the outdoor ride and enjoy an open-air experience right on the Strip.
Indoor Gondola operating hours 9:30 a.m. Sunday – Thursday between 10:00 am – 11:00 pm and on Friday – Saturday between10:00 am – 12:00 am . Note that Last Gondola leaves the dock 15 minutes prior to closing. The Outdoor Ride operates on a seasonal and weather permitting basis.
6. Caesars Casino
A replica Eiffel Tower looms large over Las Vegas.
The Paris, as the name would suggest, goes in for an ersatz French theme. With a big Montgolfier balloon outside, acting as a sign, and a two-thirds life-size copy of the Arc de Triomphe. But the most ballsy imitation of the French capital comes courtesy of the replica Eiffel Tower, which stands 165 metres tall outside, and has a much-loved restaurant at the top.
7. Luxor Casino
The Sky Beam is the world’s strongest light source, visible from 275 miles away.
The Luxor Las Vegas hotel and casino has been one of the Vegas Strip’s most iconic features for over 23 years. The property is owned by MGM Resorts International, and even today it is the ninth-largest casino hotel in the world. The hotel features an Egyptian theme, complete with a resplendent 30-floor pyramid and adjoining 22-storey towers – though in recent years the ancient Egyptian trappings have been stripped back, and a more modern design applied to much of the 100,00 square foot casino premises.
One of the best-known features of the Luxor is the laser light which sits at the top of the pyramid. This 42.3 billion candela ‘Sky Beam’ is not only the world’s brightest light, but it is among the most energy-efficient. Thanks to a system of mirrors and focused light beams, it converts 315,000 watts of power into a powerful beam that costs just $51 per hour to run. Environmental researchers have tracked a full ecosystem to the light beam itself, with bugs, bats and owls all sustained by the column of visible energy.
8. Park MGM Casino
Bird-shaped cocktail glasses
By Vegas standards, the new kid on the strip is very toned back. The Park MGM restricts itself to nature-themed decor, plus aromatherapy and circadian lighting in the Stay Well rooms. That is until you get to the Juniper Cocktail Lounge, where marvellously madcap cocktail design includes the “Little Birdie” in a bird-shaped glass with strips of Thai basil acting as a tail.
9. Rio Casino
A hardcore zipline
There’s one comforting thing about riding the Voodoo Zipline at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; the onlookers at the swimming pool 51 stories below may hear you scream, but they can’t see the ridiculous look on your face. For some the comfort might end there, because like most thrill rides, the Voodoo Zipline is meant to spike your adrenaline levels and get your heart racing. For others, the 30+ miles per hour speeds are exactly what they came to Vegas to find. Going between the hotel’s two towers, 51 storeys high, this ride sees you strapped into a little chair, then sent flying way above the hotel pools.
10. Excalibur Casino
Jousting in Las Vegas: Guests feast in a 900-seater arena.
Of all the themed hotels in Las Vegas, Excalibur is arguably the most delightfully silly. The medieval, knights in shining armour kitsch is topped off with the Tournament of Kings show. Here, guests feast in a 900-seater arena while mounted “knights” fight, and all manner of special effects and pyrotechnics go off. There’s some sort of Arthurian plot in among it, but this is really about men on horseback driving lances into each other over dinner.
So next time you are at Las Vegas you can enjoy these weird and exciting attractions.