15 Unusual Unique Things to do in Las Vegas

Most people think of shows, casinos, clubs, and restaurants when they think about visiting Las Vegas, but there is so much more to the world-renowned city.

 If you’re looking for something unusual or unique to do in Las Vegas, you’ve come to precisely the right place!

Keep reading to find out more.

Top Unique Attractions in Las Vegas

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Take a gondola ride through the canals inside the Venetian

Experience a Piece of Italy with a Gondola Ride

Visit one of the most iconic hotels on the Vegas Strip, Venetian, to get a little taste of Italy during your visit.

A Gondola Ride sets the mood for romance and is a fun adventure to have with your kids, or even if you’re flying solo. You’ll never get as close to Italy without leaving the US as you will at Venetian.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping with Skydiving

GoJump Las Vegas offers tandem skydiving that is perfect for newbies to the extreme sport.

Tandem jumping allows you to step off the plane with a professional instructor who will handle all the technical aspects of the jump so you can enjoy the amazing view.

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Play in the Dirt with Heavy Machinery Equipment

This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows adults to drive heavy equipment like bulldozers and more provided by Caterpillar. Reservations for your dig must be made in advance.

Don’t miss your chance to live out some of your construction dreams at Dig This, one of the totally unusual things to do in Vegas!

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Motorsports Park with Exotics Racing

The exclusive racetrack features Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette, Lamborghini, Audi, and more exotic cars. You’ll never get a chance to drive these expensive, exotic cars in your hometown.

Test Your Senses with Dining in the Dark

This attraction takes fine dining to a whole new level where your sight is limited, and your other senses will be put to the test.

The sensory experience at Dining in the Dark is pitch black and doesn’t allow cell phones or any other light sources during the 7-course meal.

Unleash Your Inner Viking

Throwing axes lets you unleash your inner Viking at one of the premier axe-throwing facilities in Las Vegas–Axehole! You can even become a certified axehole.

This thrilling attraction is perfect for bachelor or bachelorette parties!

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Bird’s Eye View: Helicopter Flyover of the Strip

One of the most exciting tours of the Vegas Strip is done by helicopter.

Get a bird’s eye view of one of the most iconic cities in The United States with a helicopter flyover tour.

Some of these iconic tours include champagne and other add-ons. We recommend the night flights to see the awe-inspiring lights of Las Vegas.

Saw escape unique thing to do in Vegas

Bring Your Love of Horror to the SAW Escape Room

This attraction is not for the faint of heart.

Based on the horror movie franchise SAW, this escape room has live actors and immersive sets and is one of the largest escape room experiences on earth.

Test Your Shooting Skills with Machine Guns

The state-of-the-art indoor gun range is close to the Las Vegas Strip and offers an array of guns to choose from when renting a bay.

Pistols, fully automatic machine guns, and even historical pieces can be used at Machine Gun Vegas.  

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Play the Largest Selection of Pinball Machines

The Pinball Hall of Fame features an astonishing number of pinball machines from decades past, as well as state-of-the-art games.

You’ll experience the history and feel like a kid again playing these machines. Whether you’re young or young at heart, this gaming attraction is for you.

AREA15 is a fun attraction, very artistic

AREA 15 Vegas

Described as a wonderland of art, music, and amusement, AREA 15 is one of the newest and hottest attractions in Vegas, offering up one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences.

Restaurants, bars, and retail can all be found at AREA15 alongside virtual reality experiences that take you to space, on a safari, and more.

High Roller at the LINQ
High Roller at the LINQ

Take a Spin Around the Largest Observation Wheel  – High Roller

The best alternative to a helicopter tour of Las Vegas is a view from atop the 550-foot-tall High Roller Observation Wheel.

The Ferris wheel is the tallest in North America, and riders sit in enclosed, climate-controlled pods. Alcohol is sold in some pods, and one complete rotation around takes 30 minutes.

Enjoy the Most Epic Pool Parties Anywhere

There are plenty of pools in Las Vegas, but only a handful of epic pool parties!

We recommend Dayclub at Encore Beach Club or Wet Republic at MGM Grand Hotel. These large beach clubs have the best DJs, multiple pools, swim-up bars, private cabanas, and all the bells and whistles of a top Vegas pool destination.

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Experience Nevada History with A Hoover Dam Tour

The Hoover Dam sits on the border of Nevada and Arizona across the Colorado River.

The project was one of President Roosevelt’s and was completed in 1936. Tours are offered through many different Las Vegas tour companies, with many offering strip hotel pick up and transportation to the Dam, lunches, guided tours, other stops along the way, and more.

Experience Magic in a Whole New Way

Las Vegas is known for its shows, but the magic ones are some of the best anywhere in the world.

Penn And Teller’s magic show at Rio Las Vegas is an iconic show that’s provided decades of magic in Las Vegas mixed with comedy. 

And if comedy magic is your jam, we also recommend Cirque – Mad Apple and the variety show, Absinthe for a mix of all things iconic Las Vegas.

Find something new and exciting every time you visit Las Vegas to keep the thrill of Sin City alive with each visit. You won’t go wrong with any of these unique attractions.


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