Las Vegas is one of the most exciting cities on earth, and the Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino is in the heart of it all. Located just over one mile from the Bellagio Fountains, less than a mile from Caesars and the Venetian, and walking distance from the Las Vegas Convention Center; the Mardi Gras is affordably perched near the best action in Las Vegas.
Best of all, being only 300 meters south on Paradise of the Main Monorail terminal puts all of the World Famous Las Vegas Strip walking distance from our front door.
AdventureDome at Circus Circus
One of America’s largest indoor theme parks, featuring two dozen high tech rides, a roller coaster, and water slide IMAX film virtual boat ride, miniature golf, arcade and more… Admission is free; All day passes are $29.95 (48 inches and up) and Junior passes (33-48 inches) are $16.95; individual ride tickets for Coasters are $10.
Auto Collection at the Quad
Witness Auto history displayed before your eyes with more than 200 vintage and classic cars. Open daily from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Admission price starting at $11.95.
Bellagio Water Fountain Show
More that a thousand fountains dance to music ranging from Pavarotti to contemporary hits. Shows begin at 3 PM and continue every 30 minutes until 8 PM; every 15 minutes from 8 PM to midnight.
Big Apple Roller Coaster and Arcade at New York, New York
A world-class thrill ride that dives twists and loops around the resort perimeter; offering a truly unique view of the Strip. Open daily from 11am to 11pm (weather permitting) $14.00 person, all-day Scream Pass = $25.00
Big Shot, Hot Roller & Ex-Scream at the Stratosphere
World’s highest thrill rides located over 100 stories above the Las Vegas Strip. The Big Shot reverse bungee shoots riders up 160 feet in seconds before gently free-falling back to the launching pad.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage
Guided educational tour featuring some the world’s rarest and most exotic animals; View Snow white and striped White Tigers; White Lions, Black Panthers and more… Admission is: $19.95 Adults, $14.95 Children 4 – 12, and Kids under 3 are Free. Show runs 11 AM to 5 PM.
Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Hotel
Elevator ride to the observation deck at the top of the Eiffel Tower replica; offering an outstanding view of the Las Vegas valley, world-famous strip and the Bellagio fountains; Admission starting at $7.50; hours 9:30 to 12:30 AM.
Excalibur Magic Motion Rides
Featuring two 48-seats virtual theatres that will take you on an unbelievable filmed experience of music and motion; $5 per person, open daily from 11 AM to 10:45 PM, until 12:45 AM on weekends.
Ethel M Chocolates Factory & Cactus Garden
Free self-guided tours show every step of the candy-making in the chocolate factory. Enjoy free samples and take a tour of the Cactus garden. Open daily from 8:30 AM to 6 PM at #2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson.
Fremont Street Experience, Downtown
$70 million Viva-Vision Canopy shows nightly every hour from dusk to midnight; featuring 2.1 million lights and 540,000 watts of sound & music; shows last 7 – 9 minutes
Gondola rides at the Venetian
Enjoy cruising in an authentic gondola along the quarter mile replica of Venice’s Grand Canal; $18.95 for adults, Private Two-passenger Gondola $75.80; runs continuously from 10 AM to 11:00 PM (Sunday – Thursday), and from 10 AM to Midnight (Friday and Saturday).
High Roller Observation Wheel
The World’s tallest branded observation wheel… This digital age Ferris wheel will whisk passengers 550 feet into the desert sky in the comfort of 28 passenger pods. This center-piece of Caesar’s Entertainment’s LINQ Shopping & Food area is located adjacent to the Quad and Flamingo Hotels at center strip. Rides will cost approximately $25 per person.
Hoover Dam & Lake Mead
Considered one of the world’s great engineering and construction wonders Hoover Dam is just 27 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Hoover Dam was built to create Lake Mead, which is among the world’s largest man-made lakes.
Las Vegas Mini-Grand Prix
Four exciting Go-cart tracks, plus amusement rides and 7,000 square foot arcade with restaurant and private party rooms. Open year round 11am – 9pm (Monday – Friday), 10am – 9pm (Saturday and Sunday). Located at 1401 N. Rainbow Boulevard
M&M World, Las Vegas
A huge variety of M&M candies and gift items; located on Las Vegas Boulevard, near the MGM Grand. Free admission, open every day from 9am – Midnight
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum at the Venetian
An exceptional showcase of more than 100 wax figures of famous folks from history, film, sports, shows and concerts; also take a look behind the scenes at how the figures are created. Open daily from 10am to 9pm. Admission is $29.95 for Adults; $19.95 for Children 4 – 12 years old.
Natural History Museum
Experience the roar and thunder of the most ferocious beast of all times… Tyrannosaurus Rex! Enjoy animated dinosaurs as you walk through natural history. Children will experience fun activities in the “hands-on” room. Located at 900 Las Vegas Boulevard, North; open from 9am-4pm; Admission is $10.00 (Adults), $8.00 (Senior/Military), $5 (Children 3-11).
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
1.5 million gallons of sea water serve as home to over 2000 sea animals, over 100 different species, including 15 species of Sharks. Visitors marvel at the spectacle from within the tank via an acrylic tunnel and a sunken ship. The exhibits also feature rare Golden Crocodiles, Manta Rays, Sea Turtles, and other exotics. Open from 10am – 8pm (Sunday – Thursday), 10am – 10pm (Friday & Saturday); admission is approximately $18.00 per person (includes an audio guided tour).
The Springs Preserve is the premier place in Las Vegas to explore the Valley's vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking, trails, and live animal shows. Located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd the Preserve is open daily from 10am – 4pm.
Strat-O-Fair Midway at the Stratosphere
Enjoy Sky Wheel (a restored 1958 Ferris wheel), virtual bowling, the ‘Lil Shot (a kid’s version of the Big Shot) or ride a mechanical Bull; open from 10am to 1am (Sunday – Thursday) and from 10am – 2am (Friday and Saturday). Rides are $3 each; ride packages are available.
Volcano Eruption at Mirage
A FREE spectacle erupts every hour from 5pm to 11pm; standing at the edge of a tropical lagoon of palm trees and waterfalls, you will feel the heat on your face as you marvel at the sights and sounds of a violent eruption.
Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hilton
A collection of Chilean Flamingos, African penguins, ducks, swans, pheasant, quail, turtles, Koi and goldfish, 24-hours viewing
Bonnie Springs & Old Nevada – 702-875-4191
Experience the look and feel of the Old West. Featuring a small petting zoo, old fashioned melodrama, and vintage store to browse; take Charleston Boulevard west past the RedRocksCanyon area to Blue Diamond.
Lake Mead Recreational Area – 702-293-8906
Lake Mead is the largest man-made body of water in the United States; and boasts more than 550 miles of shoreline. The lake is a major recreational attraction offering boating, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing. There are several Marina developments offering boat rentals, sightseeing cruises, boat launching and supplies. Fishing licenses are required and are available at the Marinas. Lake Mead is located 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas; take U.S. Highway 95 South and follow the signs.
Mount Charleston – 702-872-5500
Enjoy a leisurely drive up to into the high country in the ToiyabeNational Forest; picnic facilities, hiking trails, and a lodge completes the beautiful Forest environment. Temperatures are generally about 30 degrees cooler than Las Vegas. During the winter months enjoy skiing and snowboarding at LeeCanyon. Located 36 miles north of Las Vegas; take US Highway 95 North.
Red Rock Canyon – 702-363-1921
Magnificent formations of colored sandstone make Red Rock Canyon Conservation area a favorite among hikers, cyclist and rock climbers. It is also a beautiful and enjoyable daytime excursion just to see the sights. The RedRocksVisitorsCenter is open daily from 8am to 5pm. The Scenic Loop is open from 7am to dusk; a $5 fee is charge for each vehicle making the 13 mile scenic drive. Take Charleston Boulevard west for 20 miles.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park – 702-875-4141
The Wilson Cliffs can be found at this historic spot where travelers on the Mormon and Spanish trails once rested. Tours of the Spring Mountain Ranch and other historic areas are FREE. The Park is open daily from 8am until sunset; the visitor’s fee is $5 per car. Take Charleston Boulevard west past the RedRockCanyon scenic drive and follow the signs.