Leslie Frisbee, editor of Las Vegas Magazine, shares her top ten list of things to do.
Shark Reef: Featuring more than 1,200 species of marine life, including sharks, exotic fish, a massive sea turtle and an 8foot-long Komodo dragon, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is the ultimate aquatic experience.
Adventuredome at Circus Circus: This indoor theme park spans more than 5 acres and is home to the world’s only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster. Less adventurous guests can enjoy miniature golf or the Midway for arcade and carnival-type games.
Blue Man Group: Combining musical theatrics, comedic skits and audience participation, Blue Man Group is a unique entertainment experience. The trio, who doesn’t speak throughout the 90-minute production, communicates solely through their inventive expressions and does things with marshmallows that one has to see to believe.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat: An oasis in the desert that is home to several rare breeds of animals, including Siegfried and Roy’s signature white tigers. Surrounded by lush grounds and palm trees is a 2.5 million-gallon lagoon where guests can get up close and personal with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and participate in the Trainer for a Day experience.
The Beatles LOVE: Cirque du Soleil’s homage to the music of The Beatles. Combining the artistic and athletic stylings of Cirque with the music of The Fab Four, The Beatles LOVE is a visual masterpiece and fun for the whole family.
The Mac King Comedy Magic Show: Mac King’s show at Harrah’s is the perfect afternoon escape from the frenetic pace of the Vegas Strip. King’s quirky humor and mind-boggling magic combines just the right amount of adult humor and kid-friendly fun, making it the ideal show for guests of all ages.
Madame Tussauds: Impress your friends and family back home with the ultimate photo op with some of the world’s biggest celebrities. The 30,000-square-foot attraction is home to several wax exhibits resembling stars from the worlds of sports, music and movies.
M & M’s World: Located in the Showcase Mall, M&M’s World attraction will definitely bring out the kid in you. Four floors of melt-in-your-mouth goodness, the chocolate emporium features a wide selection of mix-and-match candy dispensers, souvenirs and collector’s items.
Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man: The ultimate chocolate wonderland, Max Brenner is the modern-day Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In the Forum Shops at Caesars, the 9,400-square-foot restaurant features a variety of chocolate items as well as creative options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tournament of Kings: At the Excalibur, Tournament of Kings is a family-friendly dinner show of medieval proportions. The eat-with-your-hands dining experience is a classic battle of good versus evil featuring jousts and sword fights plus kings, horses and damsels.
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