Known for its themed casinos and elaborate presentations, the Las Vegas Strip is home to some of the most spectacular display of engineering, artisty and artifice you'll ever see. The hotels on the 4 mile stretch of Las Vegas Blvd.; (referred to as the Strip) are among the most exciting, dynamic and expensive structures on earth. You have seen the City of Entertainment on TV and in the magazines. From the iconic Effiel tower at Paris Las Vegas to the Manhattan Skyline at New York-New York Las Vegas. As a tourist, visiting and taking photographs of these landmarks should be tops on your list.
With so much to do and see in Las Vegas, we have put together what we consider to be the seven wonders of the Vegas Strip.
An icon of the Las Vegas skyline, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas stands 46-story high and is a half scale replica of the world-famous Paris, France landmark.
The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas is the world's largest replica of the original in Paris France. To ensure authenticity, designers obtained Gustav Eiffel's original drawings, used the same paint color, and designed the lighting system to the exact specifications of the original tower in Paris.
Three of the tower legs rise from inside the casino, meeting the fourth leg, and rising high above the Las Vegas Strip. The 11th-floor restaurant features fine French cuisine and a breathtaking view of the Strip. Visitors can ride one of the tower's glass elevators to the observation deck for a spectacular view of the Las Vegas Valley.
Located at the Paris Las Vegas
Located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, in between The LINQ Hotel + Experience and Flamingo Las Vegas, directly across from Caesars Palace, is the 550 feet, Las Vegas High Roller.
Topping out at 550 feet and measuring 520 feet in diameter, the Las Vegas High Roller is considered to be the tallest observation wheel in the world, eclipsing both the London Eye and Singapore Flyer.
The High Roller consists of 28 glass enclosed cabins that unveils broad views of the Las Vegas Strip in the 30 minutes it takes to complete one full revolution.
Each cabin accommodates up to 40 people.
Located on the Las Vegas Strip
The amazing recreation of the New York City Skyline on the Vegas Strip is mind boggling
Made up of 12 individual resort towers (top height of 529 feet) New York-New York Hotel and Casino Las Vegas is an architectural recreation of some of the most famous New York City skyscrapers including:
The Empire State Building: 45 stories
The Century Building: 41 stories
The Seagram's Building: 30 stories
The 55 Water Tower: 36 stories
The Lever House Soap Company: 29 stories
The Municipal Building: 29 stories, plus an 80-foot tower
The AT&T Building: 26 stories
The Chrysler Building: 40 stories
The CBS Building: 29 stories
The New Yorker Hotel: 34 stories
The Liberty Plaza: 31 stories
The Ziggurat Building: 38 stories
• 150-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty
• 300-foot-long, 50-foot-high replica of the Brooklyn Bridge
• Other distinctive New York City landmarks and attractions including:
Ellis Island Immigrant Receiving Station
Grand Central Station Terminal
Soldiers & Sailors Monument
United Nations Building Assembly Hall
Former U.S. Customs House
Located at the New York-New York Las Vegas
Considered one of the most popular attractions and the best Las Vegas free show, seeing majestic Bellagio fountains is a must for any visitor to Las Vegas. The Fountains of Bellagio is located on a lake of more than 8.5 acres of water in front of the Bellagio Hotel and features more than 1,200 dancing streams choreographed to music and lights.
Music range from Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli to Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra
Performances are every 30 minutes, Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 8 p.m.; Sunday, every 15 minutes, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; every thirty minutes after 2:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; After 8 p.m. daily, performances are every 15 minutes until midnight.
No admission fee
Located at the Bellagio Las Vegas
Viewable from the Las Vegas Strip, the erupting volcano in front of the Mirage Hotel and Casino Las Vegas is a sight to see.
Erupting nightly every hour on the hour from dusk until eleven; (schedules are subject to change and vary by season), audio/visual spectacle features never-before-seen fire effects and a musical composition created by legendary Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and international tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. The Mirage volcano lasts about 10 minutes and features more than 150 FireShooters™, that shoot fireballs choreographed to the music. The show ends with a giant fire eruption 60 feet into the air.
Located at the Mirage Las Vegas
Faithfully recreating the aura and ambience of Venice Italy, The Venetian Las Vegas will transport you not only to another place, but to another time as well. From the detailed frescoes of the Great Hall to the serenading gondoliers winding their way down the Grand Canal, every breathtaking detail was carefully attended to.
The gondola rides at The Venetian Las Vegas are consistently voted the most popular attraction in town. Guests experience a ride down the Grand Canal in an authentic re-creation of one of Venice's best-known icons-the Italian gondola. Serenading gondoliers escort guests along the quarter-mile-long waterway, through the grandeur of The Grand Canal Shoppes, as they relax and absorb the atmosphere of Venice and its architecture. Guests can also enjoy the open-air elegance of an outdoor ride, overlooking the unparalleled excitement of the Las Vegas Strip
Located at the Venetian Las Vegas
Located at Wynn Las Vegas' main entrance is a $130 million towering man-made mountain. At seven stories tall and covered with more than 450 hand-picked trees, the man-made mountain at the resort's main entrance is an impressive piece of engineering that will make you feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Vegas strip. Visitors to the resort can view the mountain from the Vegas strip and several locations inside the hotel offer great vantage points from which to enjoy the mountain's scenic beauty.
The mountain at Wynn Las Vegas features a waterfall cascading down the top of the mountain into a 3-acre lake. Covering the mountain are magnificent trees, including pine, purple leaf plum for color, Augustan and pistachio trees mixed throughout the mountain.
Located at the Wynn Las Vegas
The tallest structure in Las Vegas is The STRAT Hotel Casino and SkyPod at 1,150 ft.
The tallest building in the city is the 735 ft tall The Drew Las Vegas, formerly the Fontainebleau
The tallest Ferris wheel in the world is the High Roller at 550 ft tall
The world's largest spherical structure at 400,000-sq-ft, the Las Vegas Sphere (slated to open in 2021), will be located on Sands Avenue, between Manhattan Street and Koval Lane