15 Original, Extraordinary, and Unique Las Vegas Activities

Seven Magic Mountains Near Las Vegas

As the first hotel in Vegas, we’re all about being original. Whether you’re looking for something unique, unusual, or extraordinary to do on your next trip, Las Vegas has everything you need. From haunted museums to helicopter rides over the city, there is no dull moment with these Las Vegas activities. Make your own history and make some great memories with these original and unique Vegas ideas that take you outside of the ordinary.


Extraordinary Things to do in Las Vegas


Seven Magic Mountains

An experience like no other, the Seven Magic Mountains is sure to be wondrous and awe-inspiring. The art installation features colorful rock formations in the middle of the desert. These formations are striking against the Mojave desert background and are a wonder of the Las Vegas Valley.


LINQ High Roller

Climb over 500 feet above the Las Vegas Strip in the world’s tallest observation wheel. The 28 pods take 30 minutes to complete one rotation. You will get astounding views of the city while enjoying the thrill brought on by the height of the High Roller. If you time it right, you may catch a beautiful sunset while soaring hundreds of feet above the city. To keep each pod safe and clean, capacity and loading have been modified to allow space between parties and pods are cleaned and disinfected between guests.


Helicopter Ride Over Vegas

One of the best ways to see Las Vegas is from the sky. Dozens of helicopter tours run over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and give visitors a unique birdseye view of the city – maybe one of the most exciting ways to socially distance yourself from those on the ground. Book a tour today to experience Vegas in an unconventional way: from the sky!


Horseback Ride Tour

There is an abundance of natural beauty in the desert around Las Vegas and a fantastic way to experience it is on horseback! Take a horseback ride tour to visit the Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, and the desert around the city. Many horseback riding tours will also include breakfast or a barbeque dinner. Sunset is a beautiful time to take one of these tours as well! 


Circa Sportsbook

Visit Circa Resort & Casino to experience the largest sportsbook in the world. With a 3-story sportsbook, 1,000 person capacity and private boxes, this is the ultimate sports betting experience. The sportsbook is so large, that Circa constructed the casino around it. Within their sportsbook arena, play from 28 Level One and 44 Level Two bar top games. Their bar overlooking the sportsbook, Overhang Bar, will make sure you can grab a drink without missing a moment.

Circa Las Vegas is dedicated to guest health and safety so you can enjoy the entire sports betting experience without worrying about COVID-19. A state-of-the-art air filtration system keeps air moving up and away from guests so there is always a fresh air supply. Capacity is also reduced, but like we said, it’s the largest sportsbook in the world, so there is plenty of room to spread out!


Neon Boneyard Museum in Las VegasSource: Volterre


Unique Things to do in Las Vegas


Neon Boneyard

Relive the history of Las Vegas through a neon experience dedicated to preserving and commemorating Las Vegas’ legendary history. The Neon Boneyard is the museum’s main collection, where there are over 200 unrestored, rescued neon signs from Vegas over the years. The outdoor space comes to life at sunset when the signs are illuminated with in-ground lighting. Currently, there is a limited number of tickets daily for capacity purposes. And if you can’t make it in person, you can virtually tour the boneyard online!


Mob Museum

For a provocative and modern perspective on American organized crime, visit the Mob Museum. Learn about American society’s mobsters from over the years through immersive exhibits that look at the history of organized crime through a contemporary lens. Exhibits include their Crime Lab, where you can take part in a unique experience to explore the work of forensic analysts and crime scene investigators. Advanced reservations for tickets is highly recommended to ensure you can visit during limited capacity. Face masks are also required, which they sell in case you need a new one.


Pinball Hall of Fame

A classic game, Pinball lives on at the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. With a collection of over 200 pinball games in perfect working condition, fall in love with the classic game all over again. Visitors can play the games and experience the bright colors, flashing lights, buzzers, bells, and chimes that make the game so distinctive. 


Graceland Chapel

Looking for a dose of the classic Vegas that we all know and love? Visit Graceland Chapel. Whether you’re looking to elope (congratulations!) or want to just visit, it’s most definitely worth a stop. Famous musicians like Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Ray Cyrus have tied the knot here. Graceland Chapel has been conducting wedding ceremonies for more than 70 years and is a well-known landmark in the city. However, the chapel’s notoriety does not diminish its uniqueness.


Fremont Street Experience

For endless entertainment and a lively night, visit the Fremont Street Experience. From light shows to live music to the world’s largest video screen and even a zipline, it is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Visit D Bar, OneBar, or Circa Bar for refreshing drinks and endless entertainment right on Fremont Street. Though live performances and large crowds aren’t currently taking place, you know Fremont Street Experience is where you need to be once they come back!


Dig This Heavy Equipment Playground Las VegasSource: Travel Addicts


Unusual Things to do in Las Vegas


Dig This

Get behind the wheel of heavy, powerful machinery in this adult sandbox. This unique experience teaches you how to operate big equipment and it packs the fun as well. Schedule individual digs, group sessions, or kids digs. It’s a great activity to do with the family, especially if you have younger kids. It’s a unique activity you may not find anywhere else!


Zac Bagans’ Haunted Museum

Spooky and scary, the Zac Bagans’ Haunted Museum will give you chills. The award-winning museum features a carefully curated and bone-chilling experience that highlights a collection of peculiar items and true stories of decade’s old ghost tales. The tour takes you through more than 30 haunted rooms, all sure to scare you. Tickets must be pre-purchased to ensure proper social distancing can take place, with no more than 6 people allowed per tour.


Stratosphere Thrill Rides

For high speed thrills at daunting heights, visit Stratosphere Thrill Rides. Rides include the Big Shot, which brings you high above the Las Vegas Valley, and drops you hundreds of feet at insanely high speeds. Insanity dangles you 900 feet in the air. X-Scream launches you head first over the edge of the tower. This is exciting fun that is sure to make your heart race. Rides will be sanitized frequently and group sizes are limited to ensure a safe experience.


SlotZilla Zip Line

Take a new adventure on the SlotZilla zip line, which takes you straight over the Fremont Street Experience. See downtown Las Vegas from a new perspective, all while experiencing the thrill of the high speed zipline. The zipline shoots you down the 1,750 long zipline at up to 40 miles per hour. This will be an experience you’ll never forget. 


Nelson Landing Ghost Town

Visit the famous abandoned gold mine that was once one of the greatest places in the Wild West, but has a spooky history riddled with murders and crime. It’s remote location made it one of the most lawless locations in the west. You can visit the buildings that are still standing and see the town that used to be Nelson Landing.


The next time you plan a trip to Las Vegas, be sure to add these unique, unusual, and extraordinary activities to your list. There is no shortage of things to do in the city, but mixing it up with unique things to do in Las Vegas will help you create lasting memories. Book a room at Golden Gate Hotel to be near all the excitement!