Things To Do Near South Strip (Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd.) in Las Vegas

At the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, visitors can see lions, sharks, and a castle. It's easy to wander in this area, which not only has overhead pedestrian walkways but also offers trams (between Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur) and an access point to the Las Vegas Monorail. The south end of the Strip, where Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue meet, is home to a wealth of things to see and do.

The New York-New York Hotel Casino recreates the Big Apple, but with an added bonus: a roller coaster that circles the outside of the property. The exterior of the hotel squeezes several key features of New York into one place: the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. Around it all, a roller coaster speeds riders along at up to 67 m.p.h., twisting, diving, and rolling.

Across the street, the MGM Grand Hotel Casino has an unusual feature: lions. The lion has been a icon of MGM films for years, and here you can see the real thing. The exhibit is free and placards around it detail information about the big cats. It's not a large exhibit, but it is conveniently located close to the pedestrian access bridge that connects the MGM to the Tropicana's side of the street.

Visitors can shop at two large malls, Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood and Crystals at City Center. The Miracle Mile is one of the Strip's shopping malls that offers free entertainment by way of its design--a ceiling that mimics the sky, elaborate faux buildings, and an indoor rain storm. Crystals focuses more on its high-end retailers like Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, and Versace--but in a sleeker style.

The Roller Coaster at New York-New York

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3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Hotel New York New York Las Vegas

Loops, spirals, and drops at up to 67
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MGM Grand Lion Habitat

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3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S
In MGM Grand

Lions on the Vegas Strip... read more

Shark Reef

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3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

North America's only predator-based aquarium...
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Excalibur Hotel Casino

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3850 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Medieval midway for kids, casino and bars for adults... read more

Miracle Mile Shops

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3663 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Suite 900, Planet Hollywood Resort

Ultimate shopping experience at Planet Hollywood...
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Crystals at CityCenter

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3720 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Artfully designed mall at CityCenter... read more


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3785 Las Vegas Blvd. S
In the Showcase Mall

An arcade for the whole family right on the Las Vegas Strip... read more

Las Vegas Mob Experience at the Tropicana

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3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South

An interactive exhibit about the Mob in Las Vegas...
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3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Resort with King Tut style... read more

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Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

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3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Tropical elegance with a sandy beach and 20+ restaurants... read more
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