The Mob Museum is located in what used to be a courthouse. Built in 1933, it was one of the 14 courthouses in the nation to hold the Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime. This makes it a perfect backdrop for The Mob Museum, an authentic view of the mob's impact on Las Vegas history. The Mob Museum presents the story from the perspective of both the organized crime syndicate and law enforcement. Visitors get to be part of the action through theater presentations and interactive environments. Visitors can shoot a simulated Tommy gun, listen to real FBI surveillance tapes, and take part in FBI weapons training. The museum can also be booked for private events.
The Neon Museum is located in downtown Las Vegas and though it is open all day, it is best viewed at night. See the Caesars Palace sign in its fully-colored splendor, and catch a glimpse of the horse and rider from the old Hacienda Hotel. The museum often adds new items to this marvelous collection. Entrance is available as part of a guided tour only. Purchase tickets early for the later tours as they fill up quickly.
Just wait until you walk into the Double Down Saloon. The walls are covered in weird drawings and vulgar murals. It is located close to the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and has a loyal following. It is a very interesting place if you want to meet a lot of different kinds of people. The drinks here comically named and include a bacon martini. Live bands play here and there are plenty of fun events going on, such as punk rock bingo. It's open 24-hours, so you can come escape from the giltz and glamour of The Strip any time.
House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay is the closest thing you'll find to a blues revival without going to Louisiana. Live music has been presented by some of the all-time great rhythm and blues personalities. Everyone will love the fried catfish and succulent barbecued ribs served here. On Sunday, a brunch buffet is punctuated by some of the greatest gospel singers in the country.
One of the best hotels in the world, MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is a symbol of opulence and the Vegas way of life. Home to more than 6,000 rooms, the hotel offers a luxurious stay, unforgettable dining options, splendid entertainment and an ever-lasting view of The Strip. Its 175,000 square feet (16,258 square meters) casino is MGM Grand's most unique proposition that attracts visitors from world over, closely followed by the 6.5 acres (2.6 hectares) Grand Pool Complex which features waterfalls. Entertainment is promised by the likes of David Copperfield and you are ensured a culinary treat, courtesy of celebrated chef Joël Robuchon. With such big names and a majestic persona, MGM stays truly grand and shines bright as a perfect representation of the vivacious city it calls home.
This collection is impressive even to those who have visited larger museums in New York and Europe. On display are sculptures and paintings from late 19th- and 20th-century artists, including original works by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and other European masters. The tour is best appreciated when the audio headphones are used, which are included with admission. Reservations are necessary, as this is a very popular attraction.
A stay in the heart of The Strip affords a true experience of the casinos and nightlife of Las Vegas. The Cromwell is one such hotel that redefines the meaning of entertainment. It houses a rooftop club and swimming pool, a stylish nightclub, a magnificent restaurant and, of course, a casino. Guests can choose from 188 rooms with royal purple and golden decor, designer Muk bath accessories and large, flat screen televisions. The suites, albeit as costly as three hotel rooms, offer the ultimate in luxury with steam showers, large dining tables, plush sofas and pool tables. At the casino, patrons have a choice of 66 table games and 440 slot machines, while the GIADA restaurant offers a blend of Californian and Italian cuisines. Head to the in-house Drai’s Beach Club to party with the most trending DJs till 5a in the morning. This hotel mostly attracts a young and uber stylish crowd.
Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace is an adult entertainment center in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The tents are used for Absinthe whose history dates back to as far as the 19th century. Rich in culture, it is a contemporary mix of circus, burlesque, vaudeville and cabaret performances.
One of two venues inside the Flamingo Hotel and Casino, Bugsy's Cabaret features entertainment that will top off your stay in Las Vegas. From sultry shows to comedy and more, Bugsy's Cabaret is a venue that has hosted celebrity legends since the beginning. Don't delay, book your seat for some of the hottest shows on the strip.
The Flamingo Showroom is one of the two venues inside the Flamingo Casino and Hotel that feature stellar performances by sibling performers Donnie & Marie. The Flamingo Showroom caters to 740 guests and includes balcony seating. Check the events schedule to catch your favorite show.
Housed on the second floor of Bally's Las Vegas, this lovely venue named Windows is known to host some low-key yet entertaining shows such as The Phat Pack, Dancing Just Like The Stars, Rocky Horror Picture Show and more. Facing the West side of the city, the venue offers unparalleled views of The Strip.
Anthony Cool, who has gained some notoriety in Las Vegas for his nightly show at this showroom inside the Paris Las Vegas, hypnotizes audience members and commands them to act out in embarrassing and bawdy ways. "Cools" believes that hypnotism is "like gravity - it exists whether you believe in it or not," but it is not clear how much of his performance is genuine and how much is illusion. Certainly, after the show is over and the audience members can watch DVD footage of their hypnotic episodes, the embarrassment looks quite real.