Top 10 Las Vegas Landmarks & Famous Places

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    If you’re traveling to Las Vegas, you first have to get the lowdown on the most famous Las Vegas landmarks. Where else can you see an Egyptian pyramid, the Eiffel Tower and a medieval European castle, all within a few blocks?  

    Below, you’ll find the most famous places in Vegas split into two parts: landmarks on the Strip and landmarks off the Strip. 

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    The most famous Las Vegas landmarks on the Strip

    The Strip is home to the coolest hotels in Vegas, so it’s packed with Las Vegas landmarks.

    1. The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign

    No Las Vegas itinerary is complete without a pitstop at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. This iconic Las Vegas landmark marks the start of the Strip and makes for a great photo op.

    2. The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas

    About half the size of the original, the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel is still an impressive sight and one of the most famous places in Las Vegas. Don’t miss the view from the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

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    3. The Bellagio Fountains

    Right across the street from the Eiffel Tower, you’ll find one of the country’s most intricate and impressive water displays. The Bellagio Fountains are one of Las Vegas’ most famous landmarks, embodying elegance with light and water shows running from the early afternoon until midnight nearly every day of the year.

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    4. The Mirage Volcano

    If you prefer a fierier Las Vegas landmark, the Mirage Volcano is only a block away from the Bellagio. From 7 pm until 11 pm each night, just outside the Mirage Hotel, smoke and fireballs spit from the Volcano to the beat of an intense drum solo.

    5. The Venetian gondola rides & Grand Canal Shoppes

    Continuing your tour around the world, the Venetian Resort takes you to Venice, Italy, with an impressive recreation of Gothic architecture, complete with both indoor and outdoor gondola rides. 

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    6. The Sphinx & Luxor Pyramid

    On the other end of the Vegas Strip lies the Luxor resort, featuring a replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza, rows of Egyptian statues, walls and pillars decorated with hieroglyphs, and most notable of all, a black glass pyramid topped with the world’s most powerful skybeam (widely believed to be visible from space). Talk about Las Vegas landmarks.

    7. The Excalibur Resort

    The Excalibur may be the most outlandish looking of all the family-friendly hotels in Las Vegas, with a full-scale medieval castle serving as the resort’s hub. This striking Vegas landmark also answers the age-old question of what to do in Las Vegas with kids, given its massive arcade and exciting shows like the Tournament of Kings — a family-friendly experience where knights compete for the King’s favor while guests dine.

    The most exciting Las Vegas landmarks off the Strip

    The best of Las Vegas isn’t exclusively found on the Strip; there are cool Vegas landmarks all over.

    8. The Strat Tower

    If you’re looking for things to do in Vegas besides gambling, consider checking out the Strat Tower, the second-highest observation tower in North America. Aside from offering a breathtaking view of the city (especially at night), you can grab lunch or dinner from the rotating SkyPod, which sits near the tower’s apex. It might not be the most famous place in Las Vegas, but it’ll give you an unsurpassed view of all the other Las Vegas landmarks.

    9. The High Roller

    Another option for stunning views: the High Roller Ferris wheel. 

    Easily the largest landmark in Las Vegas, the High Roller takes 30 minutes to complete a full loop, during which adults can take full advantage of the open bar while they take in the city from up to 550 feet up.

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    10. Fremont Street Experience

    No Las Vegas getaway is complete without the Fremont Street Experience. At night, the street — more like an outdoor mall — comes to life. Blazing lights, live music, casinos — it’s all here. 

    If you’re only able to see one landmark in Las Vegas, make it Fremont Street.

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