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Grand Canyon National Park

Pretty much everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon. The stunning landscape with its impressive size is a sight that should not be missed if you are anywhere near it. The national park consists of 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and the erosion's effects on the surrounding landscape. The Grand Canyon is 18 miles (29 km) wide, and a mile (1,6 km) deep. It is possible to hike 9 miles (14,5 km) down the Bright Angel Trail all the way to the bottom. It's a tough walk, but certainly worth it!
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The Mob Museum

What happened with the familiar phrase 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?' Follow the real life stories of criminal characters only familiar to you from TV dramas as you walk through this one-of-a-kind Mob Museum. You can discover the birth of the Mob, to the activities of them today. The museum features real stories of both sides, from the Mob and the justice system. Here you will learn about how Las Vegas came to be and the hidden stories that have unfolded in its busy streets.
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High Roller

The largest and tallest observation wheel in the world! It beats the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer when it comes to height. For one of the best views combined with a fun experience, take a half hour ride on the High Roller and discover the city from a new angle. You can look at the city with 360-degree views and stare in awe. There is even an informative video which will explain interesting and surprising facts about Las Vegas. Come in the evening for an amazing sunset experience.
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Stratosphere Tower

This is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. For a drink with one of the best panorama view of the strip come to Stratosphere and take the elevator to the very top. The tower will give you a glimpse of the shimmering Las Vegas Strip and the grand casino's. If you are feeling adventurous and brave, take the 829-feet Sky-jump, the free fall drop tower or the gigantic mechanical arms. But beware, this activity is only meant for daredevils among us!
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The Strip

The Strip is probably the world's best-known boulevard stretch - prepare for an intense few hours among casinos, restaurants, stores, top-notch hotels and many other establishments. One of the well-known activities, is that you can take pictures with people dressed up as the famous. One of the choices that you can make is Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and even Alan from the movie The Hangover. Come here at night to rediscover the area in glimmering light, and prepare to get dizzy and amazed!
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Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas

No need to leave the U.S. soil for a romantic meal on the Eiffel Tower, just visit this Las Vegas landmark and dine with a 460-foot-high and 360-degree city view over the breathtaking Bellagio fountains. Rise above the crowded Las Vegas Boulevard and enjoy some fine-dining whilst looking at one of the most beautiful views of Las Vegas. You can even immortalize this moment by taking a professional picture in ''France in Vegas''. Make reservations in advance for best seating.
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Gambling

There is no doubt that the main attraction in Las Vegas is gambling. There is a level of gambling for every visitor, whether experienced or a first-timer. If you are new to gaming, most casinos offer free lessons, usually in the morning hours on table games such as Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette. The new penny slots are probably the most popular with the recreational gambler because of the bonus games within the games. The jackpots are, of course, not nearly as large as dollar slots, but the games are fun and entertaining: there is money to be won.
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Fountains of Bellagio

The Bellagio Fountains, a choreographed dance of water and light set to 29 different operas, country, or pop musical selections, is presented at the quarter-mile lake in front of the Hotel Bellagio. Each show is different and lasts five to 10 minutes, with the water blasted hundreds of feet into the sky.The best time to see the fountains is at night and to stand on the street side of the lake. Crowds will start to gather about five minutes before each show so get there a little early to get an unobstructed view.
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Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show at Caesars Palace

On the hour every hour, the Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show is presented in the Forum Shops next to the Cheesecake Factory. The show involves the mythical King Atlas, sibling greed, a 20-foot winged beast, fire, floods, and best of all, giant talking statues. The story behind the show is King Atlantis is unable to make a decision between his heirs and who will rule the kingdom, since they all want to destroy each other for the opportunity to be the next ruler. You will see the Fall of Atlantis during this show!
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Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935. The valley is named after the red sandstone formations that were formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. The area boasts petrified wood and a 3000-year-old Indian petroglyph, as well as brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes dating back 150 million years. Something interesting, there are 7 tall, red boulders in the desert which are called ''The Seven Sisters''. Take a peek yourself!
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Secret Garden of Siegfried and Roy and The Dolphin Habitat

Enter the Secret Garden, a tropical sanctuary for some of the most exotic and rare creatures in the world. Siegfried and Roy, famous for their magic shows, are deeply committed to saving these animals from extinction through research and education. In addition to the Royal White tigers, there are spotted leopards, white lions, black panthers, and an Asian elephant. Atlantic Bottle-nosed Dolphins live in a 2.5 million gallon water habitat including an artificial coral reef.
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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Witness one of the most compelling stories of our time through the precious treasures left by those aboard the Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage. The exhibit will take you to the Titanic’s resting place and into the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean. At the beginning of the exhibit, you will receive a boarding ticket from an actual passenger of the Titanic. It will give you some information about the person and in the end you will find out if the person survived the catastrophe or not. It will give you a real sense of perspective of the magnitude of the disaster.
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Things to do outside Las Vegas

There are over 100 different tours offered by a variety of tour companies in Las Vegas including sightseeing to the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and the Colorado River, Red Rock and the Valley of Fire and Mt. Charleston. These tours last from 2 to 10 hours, and can be by van, bus, airplane, boat or helicopter. Be sure to book tours from a reputable company, not from someone selling tours on the street. One of the most exciting tours is the Grand Canyon Sunset Tour. Leave by helicopter, making a low-level flight over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead and land at the Grand Canyon for a Champagne picnic at sunset before you return over the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. If you have a car, it is an easy drive from the Las Vegas Strip to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead (51 km/31 miles) Mt. Charleston (64 km/40 miles) Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (24 km/15 miles ) and the Valley of Fire (85 km/53 miles).
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