Las Vegas Visitors Guide
Visiting Las Vegas? Las Vegas offers tourists everything they could ever want for their dream vacation. Las Vegas Visitors and Tourist are attracted from across the world to the playground that is Sin City. Look no further, the Sin City Chamber of Commerce of Las Vegas offers visitors connections with local businesses that offer a wide range of services.
VISITORS GUIDE-10 Best Free Shows
- Bellagio Water Show (Afternoons to Midnight, every 20 minutes) and the ever-changing Bellagio Conservatory-open 24 /7
- Fremont Street Experience Sound and Light Show (Daily at dark, every hour)
- Mirage Volcano Eruption (Daily at dark, every 15 minutes)
- Caesars Forum – Atlantis and Festival Fountains (Daily starting at 10am, every hour)
- Rio Mardi Gras Parade (Daily, dark Tues. & Wed. starting at 2pm, every 2 hours
- Excalibur Medieval Acts (Daily 10am – 10pm, every 45 minutes)
- Circus-Circus Live Circus Acts (Daily, starting at 11 am to 11pm, continuous)
- Treasure Island Sirens of TI (Daily, starting at 9pm, every 90 minutes, wind permitting)
- Venetian Street Performers in St. Marks Square (Daily, 10 am-10 pm, continuous)
- Sam’s Town Water & Laser Show (Daily, 2,6,8,10pm)
VISITORS GUIDE-Local Attractions
MT. CHARLESTON – 35 miles (56 km.) from Las Vegas, highest elevation 11,918 feet (3,615 meters). A four season playground, featuring-in season, sleigh riding, winter skiing and snowboarding park, picnicking, hiking, and horseback riding. Tours available.
BONNIE SPRINGS OLD NEVADA – An old western town in Red Rock Canyon, 16 miles west of Las Vegas with a motel, shops, activities, petting zoo, and western shootouts. Great for kids and kids at heart.
DEATH VALLEY - 135 miles (216 km.) from Las Vegas, lowest elevation on North American Continent at 280 feet below sea level (84.93 meters).
GRAND CANYON – About 300 miles from Las Vegas, 1 1/2 hour flight by plane, tours available.
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA - Closest point is only 25 miles from Las Vegas with more than 550 miles of shoreline, swimming, water skiing, camping, boating, fishing, six marinas, tours available and boat rentals from Forever Resorts.
HOOVER DAM - 34 miles from Las Vegas, 726 feet high from bedrock, a wonder of the modern world, tours of inside and outside of dam available, shops and visitors center. River raft tours are available.
RED ROCK CANYON – 15 miles west of Las Vegas, 3,000- foot escarpment produced by thrust fault, Bureau of Land Management visitors center, scenic area of rock formations and desert, hiking and picnicking.
VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK – 55 miles from Las Vegas, scenic landscapes of hidden canyons and unique rock formations, petroglyphs and remains of an ancient Indian civilization, Nevada Park Service visitors center, tours available.
LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY – The 1500-acre Las Vegas Motor Speedway complex includes a 1.5-mile super speedway, 2.5-mile road course, 1/2-mile dirt oval, drag strip, and Go-Kart tracks. Is open every other Friday night for locals to drag race in what is called the Midnight Mayhem program. This is an effort to get street racing off of local streets and into a safer environment.
SPORTING EVENTS – Residents and visitors alike enjoy the wide variety of sporting events to be found in Las Vegas including Hockey with the Las Vegas Wranglers at the Orleans Arena, Baseball at Cashman Field with the Las Vegas 51’s, World-class Boxing at the MGM Grand, UFC at Mandalay Bay, UNLV Football and Monster Truck Jam at Sam Boyd Stadium, Professional Bull Riding Competition at Thomas & Mack Stadium, including the NRA finals in December.
GOLF – With year-round sunshine, mild weather, and 39 golf courses to choose from, golf is the game of choice throughout the Las Vegas valley. Prices vary from course to course and season to season. Read more
More Nearby Attractions
Area 51 – Atomic testing in the early years of the Cold War lead many believers that a heighten intensity of UFO activity resulted in an alien spacecraft crashing in Roswell, NM in 1947.
Las Vegas Fishing Information
Remember, to fish in Nevada or Arizona, you must carry with you a valid fishing license. If your license is for Arizona, and you plan to fish from a boat or other craft on Lakes Mead and Mohave, or on the shoreline of Nevada, then you must have a “use stamp” from Nevada (and vice-versa).
A trout stamp is required in addition to any other use stamps if you intend to catch and keep trout. You may purchase licenses from the concessioner at the marinas or at local bait and tackle shops.
Largemouth bass, striped bass, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill are found in both Lakes Mead and Mohave. Rainbow trout can be found in Lake Mohave. Fishermen go for the big trout at Willow Beach, while Cottonwood Cove and Katherine offer great bass and trout fishing.
Lake Mead has become famous for its striped bass with an occasional catch weighing in at over 40 pounds. Fishing for striped and largemouth bass is good throughout Lake Mead with crappie, blue gill, green sunfish, and catfish being more prevalent in the upper Overton Arm of the lake.
Each person may use only one combination of hook, line and rod at one time.
No more than three baited hooks or fly hooks or two lures or plugs may be used at any one time or on a single line.
The fishing line must be closely attended.
Several protected species of fish are found in the Colorado River System. Two of these, the razorback sucker and bonytail chub, may be found in the lakes. If these fish are caught, they should be returned to the water. Please report the catch to the National Park Service Resource Management office at (702) 293-8950.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/lame/planyourvisit/fishing.htm