Las Vegas Shows

A vacation to Las Vegas can be a fast and excitingly paced trip into American eccentricity, with such acts as Siegfried and Roy and many of the various shows that contribute to the atmosphere which becomes that essence of entertainment that becomes the Las Vegas experience.

While Las Vegas is known for many of its shows and not all of them family friendly, it’s great to know that there are still a few shows going on that offer a little something for nearly every member of the family. Even some of us grown up viewers aren’t as interested in the shock value of many Vegas shows and prefer much tamer forms of entertainment when enjoying our downtime from work and responsibility.

There are all kinds of Las Vegas shows – including great offerings like Cirque du Soleil. There is truly something for everyone.

A lot of people really enjoy adult Las Vegas shows while they are on vacation. You might want to catch Splash and Jubilee! going on at the Riviera and Bally’s respectively.

Flamingo Las Vegas
Flanked by shimmering pink neon lights, this fantastic resort is home to nine restaurants including Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, three bars, a dinner showroom, theater with Broadway-style entertainment, 77,000-square-foot casino, garden wedding chapel, and children’s arcade. The 15-acre water playground is home to a wildlife habitat featuring Chilean flamingos and African penguins that roam the grounds. Active guests appreciate the hotel’s full-service health spa and fitness center, four swimming pools, four tennis courts, and hot tub.

If you never outgrew a love of magic or if you have children that you are hoping to introduce to the wonderment that illusion can bring then Lance Burton, Master Magician has just the show for you to see. He performs at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Tuesday through Saturday. After you’ve seen the show, be sure to enjoy the magic of the Monte Carlo. The magic Las Vegas shows are infamous. The best magicians, like the Amazing Johnathan and Penn & Teller perform fantastic tricks for Las Vegas audiences.

Many people only see a hypnotist like Dr. Scott Lewis or Marshal Sylver while on vacation in Las Vegas. The hypnosis Las Vegas shows are pretty easy to find. There are currently four hypnosis Las Vegas shows that run from $25 to $66 for admission tickets.

There are also the headliner Las Vegas shows like Elton John: The Red Piano and Celine Dion A New Day. The price for admission is reasonable and people stream out of these Las Vegas shows with smiles on their faces.

Treasure Island is offering the wonderful show of Mystere by Cirque du Soleil. This show has delighted audiences around the world and is sure to please even the most difficult to impress in your group. Watch as colors explode right before your eyes. This act consists of 72 dancers, singers, and acrobats along with a somewhat misguided clown. Enjoy this show with the family for a wonderful night of entertainment. This show plays Friday-Tuesday with shows at 7:30 and 10:30.

The comedy Las Vegas shows are really fun to attend. Occasionally, artists like Rita Rudner and the Scintas family will have people laughing so hard that their sides hurt.

The tribute Las Vegas shows for Neil Diamond are really spectacular. The show goes over the top in its adoration of Neil Diamond. Tickets for A Neil Diamond Tribute run about $55 and are worth every cent.

If you loved the Rat Pack, there is no show in Vegas you’d rather see than the Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey, and Dean, which shows at the Greek Isles Casino on Saturdays through Thursdays. This is the way to see the Rat Pack back in action and remember the great music and entertainment of days gone by. While this is a family friendly show, children must be over the age of five in order to attend.

Wynn Resort
The 7 Billion dollar resort is Re-Defining Las Vegas luxury. Centrally Located On the Las Vegas Strip. Multiple Pools, Full-Service Spa and Salon. 18-Hole Championship Golf Course Exclusive To Hotel Guests. Unique Dining Experience With 18 Restaurants To Choose from and Many Lounges and Bars.

If you are a product of the 70’s and remember ABBA and other musical experiences long gone by you’ll have a true appreciation for the magic of this love story that is built around the music of ABBA, that is playing at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. You can see the show Sunday through Thursday at 7:30 and on Saturdays at 6:00 and 10:00 PM. This is another show that requires children be at least five years of age in order to attend.

Legends in Concert at the Imperial Palace offers a great night of entertainment with impersonators to the stars of today and days long past. This is not a lip-synching show but actual singer and dancers impersonating the best. Sit back, watch, be amazed, and see if you can tell the difference. This show is friendly to children age 2 and over and is a show that is generally very well enjoyed by children of this age. You can watch at 7:30 and 10:00 PM Monday through Saturday.

It really doesn’t matter what particular music tastes and preferences you have, there is probably a show somewhere in Vegas that will appeal to the music that you hold dear. If you have family with you on your Vegas excursion you owe it to the entire family to find a show that you can all enjoy together. If you have youngster in your group there are shows that you can very much enjoy together, the problem is that these shows will most likely be without loud music as there is a fear of damaging the ears of little ones with loud noises often involved in the musical venues.

You can easily find great afternoon Las Vegas shows to attend. There is a Musical Tribute to Liberace that is constantly showing at the Liberace Museum and a production called Cheflive that suggests reservations.

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a true delight to all the senses to see the sights and inhale the fragrance of these gardens that display seasonal highlights in plants, flowers, and produce. Each season offers new delights to the senses and there is no admission fee to view these beautiful floral arrangements. This is a great place for a photo op to help you remember your time in Las Vegas.

BellagioAfter visiting the Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio, you’ll want to stick around long enough to witness the fountains of Bellagio. These shows consist of more than 1000 fountains that are literally dancing in choreographed unison with light to the music (you may be surprised or quite possibly impressed by the extent and variety of the music play list for this particular show). This is also free to witness and occurs every half hour or so after 3:00 PM throughout the week and after noon on the weekends.

If you’re looking for more great fun that is free for the entire family to enjoy, head on over to Circus Circus for Circus Acts-this show is free to watch and provides the audience with the thrills and chills of the big top day after day. You can watch different acts as they perform throughout the day at the half hour mark between the hours of 11 AM and Midnight.

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall offers a stunning display of water and laser lights daily at 2:00, 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00. This show is called “Sunset Stampede” and takes place in a 9-story atrium that hosts a natural habitat of live trees, greenery, waterfalls, and trails.

Another great free attraction in Vegas is the Masquerade Show in the Sky. The show is free to watch, if you choose to participate by riding one of the floats, the cost is $12.95 (that is subject to change). This experience is very reminiscent of Carnivale in Brazil. The floats are literally suspended from the ceiling for the sake of this show which is considered one of the best free shows that Vegas has to offer.

Perhaps one of the most interesting freebies is the Silverton Hotel and Casino’s Aquarium. This attraction is completely free to the public and a fascinating thrill to children big and small (even mom’s find this one fascinating). Enjoy watching both salt water and freshwater fish in their natural habitats and enjoy the ambiance of your surroundings.

There’s also St. Mark’s Place and the canals within the Venetian; the Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Las Vegas; the lion habitat at MGM Grand; nightly volcano eruptions at the Mirage; the Luxor pyramid; the Roman streetscape at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace; the Mardi Gras-style Show in the Sky at Rio’s Masquerade Village; the view from the observation deck at the Stratosphere Tower; the Fremont Street Experience. There are so many things to do and see and so many thrilling adventures available for little or no cost to explore while visiting Las Vegas. If you spend wisely, you will discover that you can enjoy the better part of most days filled with activity without breaking your wallet.This is Las Vegas!

Las Vegas Hotels…

There are many ways to get the best deal on hotel accommodations in Las Vegas, whether just for you for a night or two, or for a romantic rendezvous for yourself and a lover, or even for a family adventure. Explore some of the accommodations available for you on this site and be sure to watch for our special Hot Rate hotels.

There are many supreme hotels that will make some of the more affordable dives seem lackluster by comparison, and these places have been around only for the last few years, as old buildings from the past in a gangster-funded era went down to allow for the completion of new resorts suitable for the entire family.

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