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Haunted Las Vegas

Destination(s): Las Vegas

At least four Strip hotels are supposedly haunted—Bally’s, by the ghosts of the people killed in the 1980 fire; the Hilton, by Elvis; the Flamingo, by Bugsy Siegel; and the Luxor, by the ghosts of a construction workers who died there. Liberace hangs around Tivoli Garden, and the Clark County Heritage Museum has had a few paranormal investigations. The Old Mormon Fort is supposed to have a soldier ghost, and the Boulder City Hotel is reportedly quite haunted. For an official tour of all of Las Vegas’ haunted places, take the Haunted Las Vegas Tour. If you’re in town during October, visit the Adventuredome, which turns into Frightdome during October. ~Picture of the Boulder Dam Hotel.~ read more about Haunted Las Vegas

Flamingo Las Vegas

Flamingo Las Vegas

  • 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S
  • Between Sands Ave. and Flamingo Rd
  • tel:702/733-3111
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89109
Luxor

Luxor

  • 3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South
  • tel:+1 702 262 4102 / +1 888 777 0188
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89119
Bally's Las Vegas

Bally's Las Vegas

  • 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S
  • At Flamingo Rd
  • tel:702/739-4111
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89109
Carluccio's Tivoli Gardens

Carluccio's Tivoli Gardens

  • 1775 E. Tropicana Blvd
  • At Spencer St
  • tel:702/795-3236
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89119
Clark County Museum

Clark County Museum

  • 1830 S. Boulder Hwy
  • Henderson
  • tel:702/455-7955
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89015
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

  • 500 E Washington Ave
  • tel:+1 702 486 3511
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89101
Haunted Vegas Tour and Show

Haunted Vegas Tour and Show

The Adventuredome

The Adventuredome

  • 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S
  • Behind Circus Circus
  • tel:702/794-3939
  • Visit website
  • Las Vegas, 89109

Las Vegas poses some challenges for families--namely, what to do with the kids. The Adventuredome at Circus-Circus is the Strip's only remaining theme park, and while it might not have the size or technology of larger theme parks like those in Southern California or Orlando, it's a good place to spend an afternoon with the kids. One of its best features is that it is indoors, a major bonus during the summer. You'll find rollercoasters (including the world's largest indoor, double-loop rollercoaster), laser tag, and miniature golf, all in a small indoor theme park that has the same circus midway feeling reflected in the rest of the property. If you're looking for upscale, top-of-the-line, brand-new rides, you may be disappointed--Circus Circus is known as a budget destination almost as much as a family destination. Circus Circus and Adventuredome are on the northern part of the Strip, closer to downtown and the grittier side of Las Vegas, which may turn some visitors off. But if you're hoping to find a reasonably-priced, G-rated place away from the slot machines and poker tables, Adventuredome has five acres of family-appropriate entertainment. Visitors can purchase all-day passes or buy tickets to individual rides for $4-$7 per ride. Signature rides include the Canyon Blaster, a 55 m.p.h. double-loop rollercoaster; Disk 'O, which spins riders in circles; Rim Runner, the requisite water ride; Chaos, a whirling, spinning ride that sends you in several different directions; and the Inverter, a ride that will flip you over and make you scream.

In October, the Adventuredome loses its family-friendly ambiance when it transforms into Fright Dome. Fog machines, haunted houses, and professional actors come together to turn the park into a place too scary for those under 12. Be prepared for crowds and lines; this attraction is also popular with the locals, especially teens.

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