Vegas can be intimidating, but fear not - we got you! From old-timey pinball machines, to drive thru wedding chapels, to the world's largest golden nugget, we'll help you navigate the crazy with our short list of photo-worthy attractions.MoreLess
In January 2006 The Pinball Hall of Fame museum opened in Paradise, Nevada. It houses pinball machines from all eras, including rare machines such as Bally's Pinball Circus, Recreativos Franco's Impacto, and Williams' Black Gold. Over 200 different pinball games as well as classic arcade games and other novelty machines of the past and present can be found at this site.
The oldest church on the Strip is a wedding chapel and was intended to be a replica of a typical pioneer town church built from California redwood. Originally built in 1942 on the area which would eventually become The Strip, The Little Church of the West was moved a number of times until its current location on the east side of the strip south of Mandalay Bay.
The #1 supermarket in the "worlds" is something straight out of the fifth dimension of the "Twilight Zone." It looks very normal at first glance, but a closer investigation will reveal some disturbing oddities - a stack of zucchinis that allow you to view another universe, canned rabbit shards and mammoth meat, a deli section with tattooed fresh whole chicken, a cold section selling robot milk...the endless wonders here require at least a couple of hours to look at.
Cascades of thick, rich, melted chocolate of white, milk, and dark varieties flow down multi-tiered platforms in sweet, sticky streams. Descending 27 feet, this sculpture is a sugary-scented infusion of art, engineering, and gourmet - a pet project of Bellagio's chief pastry chef, Jean-Philippe Maury. 2,100 pounds of chocolate loop around 500 feet of pipes all day and night. Because the smooth trickles of liquid are so hard to resist, they are encased in glass.
The Bellagio Hotel and Casino holds a world record because it houses the World's Largest Glass Sculpture in its hotel lobby, the Fiori di Como. The more than 2,000 colorful hand blown glass flowers that hang from the hotel lobby's ceiling were created by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. The name of the sculpture translates to "Flowers of Como."
Within Paris Las Vegas is a hotel and casino and a 541-foot tall replica of the Eiffel Tower at half scale. The observation deck is 460 feet up and guests are able to see the entire valley from that height. The evening lights on the way up to the enclosed observation deck are a breathtaking sight! Within that glass elevator you'll also view the city's airport as well as all of the scenic vistas you can handle.
The Neon Museum Boneyard is only available to the public through hour long guided tours which are available seven days a week. This is an outdoor collection featuring seven restored neon signs as well as the lit un-restored signs when booking an evening tour. General admission and day tours are also available.
Standing in front of The Stripper Bar at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile is Sin City Sindy, a 31-foot tall custom built stripper in red thigh high stockings and black corset. To get inside the bar you'll have to walk between Sindy's legs and if you look up Sindy's skirt on the way, your picture will be snapped by a hidden camera for a souvenir. Sindy is a costly stripper too, costing $150,000 to construct. She's also the heaviest, weighing in at a hefty 2,500 pounds.
The world's tallest ferris wheel is located on the Vegas strip. A 30-minute ride will cost you 25 bucks during the day, and 35 bucks at night. The pictures you'll get of Las Vegas will be worth every penny…and it's much cheaper than a helicopter ride or buying a drone!
What's the size of a baby and weighs almost 62 pounds and was purchased by the Golden Nugget Casino for a million bucks? The "Hand of Faith," of course - the world's largest gold nugget! Dug up in Australia, this gold Nugget was unearthed only six inches below the ground's surface! What a find!
The Diamond Inn Motel was originally built in 1940 as the Desert Isle Motel and may be one of the oldest buildings still standing on the Strip (when you consider how many hotels and casinos have been constantly torn down and rebuilt on the Strip). The pink elephant was actually a Disney World resident which arrived at the hotel during the 1950s where it quickly became kinda sorta the hotel's mascot.
The Stratosphere Las Vegas (formerly Vegas World) is a hotel and casino which is known primarily for its Stratosphere Tower. The Stratosphere's signature attraction is the 1,149 ft (350.2 m) Stratosphere Tower, which is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. The Stratosphere is owned and operated by American Casino & Entertainment Properties.
The site of many "quickie" celebrity weddings, the Little White Chapel is known for its drive thru Tunnel of Vows. Employing ten ministers, who have married about 800,000 couples, the chapel has been featured on a variety of TV shows such as "Friends," "Good Morning America," and "WWE RAW." Celebrities married there include Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Britney Spears, Bruce Willis, and Demi Moore to name a few!
This popularized sign is a Las Vegas landmark that was constructed in 1959 and erected by Western Neon. The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign was funded and designed by Betty Willis at Ted Rogich's request (a local salesman) who sold it to Clark County, Nevada. The sign is actually located roughly 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Las Vegas' city limits.