Home of amazing The Fountains of Bellagio, The National Atomic Testing Museum, Caesars Palace and fun of activities to do on Memorial Day in Las Vegas. We've compiled some of the best things to do in Las Vegas on this Memorial Day holiday.
On Memorial Day, Bellagio’s signature dancing fountains are arguably the most popular attraction on The Strip. The geysers—more than 1,200 in all—are nestled in the eight-and-a-half acre lake in front of the resort. Set to music, the fountain erupts every half-hour in the afternoon and every 15 minutes throughout the evening until midnight. Not just free, the aquatic spectacle immortalized in Ocean’s Eleven is truly priceless.
Can you actually believe that during the 50s, people would saunter into the streets along The Strip, still clutching their Cuban Sunsets and watch as enormous atomic mushroom clouds appeared on the horizon and arced skyward? The history and development of America's nuclear weapons programme is both hypnotic and horrifying. And strangely enough, Las Vegas was close to the heart of it. A visit during Memorial Day to this museum should absolutely, unequivocally be on your Sin City Must Do List.
With one foot in the past and one in the future, Caesars is one of the last old-school properties remaining, and few Las Vegas casinos can match it in atmosphere. Come to wager a few chips on the sprawling casino floor, take a dip in the lavish Garden of the Gods pool, browse the Forum Shops, see a concert in the Colosseum, or just to wander the halls while quoting The Hangover.
Located a little further north-west from the north end of the Strip, past the Venetian, is a 'heavy equipment playground' where thrill seekers can drive life-size Tonka toys for fun. You choose either a burly Caterpillar D5G bulldozer or 315CL hydraulic excavators: with a bulldozer, you can build huge mounds and push gigantic tires. With an excavator, you can dig trenches and stack 2000 lb tires. Or you can even try both on your visit on Memorial Day weekend.
The Venetian is an ever-expanding resort and entertainment complex with indoor and outdoor gondolas and larger-than-life décor. Inside, St. Mark’s Square is replicated complete with costumed characters and gelato stands under a perpetually sunny sky. Bask in lavish comfort here, as The Venetian boasts some of the largest suites on The Strip and has multiple pools in Italian-inspired gardens. You and your family must visit on Memorial Day.
If you haven’t been to Peppermill, you haven’t really been to Las Vegas. The front half of the building is a 24-hour diner, where velvet booths welcome guests to hearty plates of eggs and hash browns and piled-high fruit plates. The back half is the Fireside Lounge, a glorious throwback to the days when disco ruled the dance floor, drowned in blacklight, packed with fake foliage and mirrors. Gather around a cozy fire pit and order a plate of nachos and the famous 64oz Scorpion Bowl.
The Great Depression-era landmark that dammed the Colorado River and created Lake Mead, The Hoover Dam looms large in Las Vegas history and the 726-foot-high curving cement facade makes for a striking view, whether you take a guided tour, walk along the bridge or view it from a boat on Lake Mead. It took five years and 21,000 men to build the mighty dam on the Colorado River, and it’s worth stopping by to see the fruits of their labor on Memorial Day.