Five Las Vegas Attractions That Aren’t Casinos

When you think of Las Vegas, you likely think of casinos. Sin City is home to over 100 casinos, leaving plenty of options for gambling and hoping that Lady Luck is on your side. Not a gambler but want to experience other things that Las Vegas has to offer? While you can expect to be surrounded by casinos, there are plenty of other attractions in Las Vegas that will definitely keep you entertained.

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Here are 5 attractions that aren’t casinos that ensure you’ll leave Las Vegas a winner.

  1. Grand Canyon Tours

Las Vegas may be most known for its hustling and bustling strip, but on your trip, take the time to get away from the city and spend time soaking in some natural beauty. Take a day and spend time on a Grand Canyon tour.

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On the way you’ll likely to see Route 66 and after you arrive, you have hours to explore on your own. In the Grand Canyon there are almost 300 miles of land to explore and over 70 different species of animal. Millions of visitors visit the landmark each year and you definitely don’t want to miss out.

Be sure to dress in comfortable clothing and shows, and don’t forget your camera. These are sights you’ll want to share with your friends and family members back home.

  1. Local Sports Bar

Are you a fan of watching sports and can’t stand to miss a game, even when you’re on vacation? The good news is that if you’re looking for a Las Vegas sports bar, you’ll find ton of them on and around the strip. A top option to consider is Lagasse’s Stadium, which is owned by world-known chef Emeril Lagasse. The bar is filled with more than 100 television screens and some of the best stadium snack food you’ve ever had. For a true sports fan, this is a sports bar you won’t want to pass up.

Another notable sports bar is Four Kegs, a location that’s well known for its strombolis, the perfect meal when watching an action packed sporting event. If you want to get a true feel for the local Las Vegas culture, be sure to stop by Mr D’s Sports Bar and Grill for drinks, songs, and plenty of sports.

  1. Big Bus Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Day Tour
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The Big Bus Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Day Tour is a great way to experience the strip without gambling. You can either ride on top of the bus for an open air experience or stay inside for shade and relaxation. The bus stops at some of the most popular locations on the strip including:Treasure Island, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, the Hawaiian Marketplace, LINQ and more.

The downtown bus route takes tourists into Vegas outside of the trip. On this route you can experience Gold and Silver Pawn Shop (Pawn Stars pawn shop), the Mob Museum, and notable casinos, where you can dine or see views of the city’s skyline.

  1. Catch a Show

A trip to Vegas isn’t complete without seeing a show. A top location is V Theater which offers a wide range of shows including Zombie Burlesque, The Mentalist, VEGAS! The Show, and the Ultimate Variety Show. Other shows to consider include Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, and Penn & Teller.

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You’ll also find that there are many shows at the local casinos along with live concerts with some of your favorite entertainers. Be sure to look at the show schedule at Luxor, MGM Grand, Paris Las Vegas, Luxor, and other casino hotels on the strip.

  1. Gene Woods Racing Experience

Are you one of those people who love to go fast? Have you dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a race car? If so, the Gene Woods Racing Experience is definitely for you! The experience is great for adults and children alike.

Here you can race around the half mile racetrack and have the thrill of your life. At the track there are pros who teach you how to maneuver safely on the track, including getting on edge on your components, passing safety, and taking turns at high speed. In 18 laps around the course, you’ll feel as if you belong in the next NASCAR race!


Traveling to Vegas doesn’t have to involve gambling your money and hoping to strike it rich. These 5 attractions are great for making memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Happy traveling!

What’s your favorite non-casino destination in Las Vegas? Share your favorite places in the comments below.


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