Uncovering the Best of Quirky Las Vegas

Discover everything – from the magical to the macabre – in Las Vegas
Discover everything – from the magical to the macabre – in Las Vegas | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
Las Vegas does everything big, and its bright, bold sights provide endless entertainment. But a trip to the city isn’t complete without taking in some of its quirkiest must-dos. Culture Trip’s curated list of Las Vegas tours and experiences will let you choose from the best.

You’ll be spoiled for choice in glitzy Las Vegas, but some experiences stand above the rest, providing a quirky new look at entertainment-central. If you’re into the mystical and the macabre, there’s magical mindreading and zombie burlesque to take in. If you’re looking to get the perfect selfie, try it in 3D, or overlooking the city from a helicopter. Whether you’re having a dune buggy adventure, rubbing elbows with the mob, or just sipping at the perfect martini – Vegas has it all.

ActivitiesParanormal - The Mindreading Magic Show at Bally’s Las Vegas
From $53 per person
1 hour 15 minutes
5 (20)
Multiple award-winning mentalist Frederic Da Silva rivets audiences with his performance of 'Paranormal - The Mindreading Magic Show' at Bally’s Las Vegas. The famed magician and hypnotist from ‘France’s Got Talent’ gets inside the minds of participants and makes accurate predictions that will leave you questioning reality.
ActivitiesValley of Fire Hiking Tour from Las Vegas
From $119 per person
5 hours
5 (10)
Take a break from the glitz of Las Vegas and escape to the gorgeous natural scenery in Valley of Fire State Park with this morning or afternoon hiking tour. Marvel at petrified wood and 3,000-year-old American Indian petroglyphs as you take an easy, moderate or difficult guided hike through Nevada's oldest state park. During your 4-, 5- or 6-hour tour, you'll also pass through the Moapa River Indian Reservation and catch sight of Lake Mead. This small-group tour is limited to 13 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
ActivitiesZombie Burlesque at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
From $49 per person
1 hour 30 minutes
4.9 (10)
The undead never looked so good!  In Zombie Burlesque, zany musical zombies from the atomic era take to the stage at “Club Z” with variety acts, comedy, a live big band and award-winning cast of characters.  Your fantasies come back to life!  Runs 8:30pm nightly (dark Sunday) at V Theater inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Recommended age 16+. 
AdmissionLas Vegas Mob Museum Admission Ticket
From $29 per person
3 hours
5 (109)
The Mob Museum offers a bold and authentic view of organized crime from vintage Las Vegas to the back alleys of American cities and—increasingly—across the borders and networks of the entire world. Explore the real stories and actual events of Mob history through interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind Mob and law enforcement artifacts found inside our restored 1933 former courthouse and post office building located just minutes from Fremont Street.
ToursVegas Mini Baja Chase Dune Buggy Adventure
From $194 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
4.3 (10)
The Original Desert Chase Experience! This cannot be replicated by other mass production consumer grade vehicles! 1, 2, and 4 seat Dune Buggy Desert Racers Available. This is the most advanced and adrenaline-fueled buggy tour available, when you do The Mini Baja Chase once you will do it again every time you come through Vegas! SunBuggy has been featured in over 70 television shows worldwide and designated "Vegas' Best Near-Death Experience" By Rolling Stone Magazine! Akin to driving your own rollercoaster, this 1/4 Chase is 30 high intensity minutes in duration and is PLENTY of adrenaline filled heart pounding action fun FOR MOST of us. Special options to upgrade to longer duration adventures of 60 or 120 minutes for the truly bold and brave are available by contacting SunBuggy Direct after the initial booking.

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ToursGrand Canyon All-American Helicopter Tour
From $410 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
5 (10)
Take off from McCarran Airport on an exhilarating helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. You'll enjoy a 45-minute helicopter flight each way, land deep in the canyon for a glass of champagne and a basket of snacks then fly low over the famous Las Vegas Strip on your return. The Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour is a half-day tour, leaving you with time in the day free to explore Las Vegas and Nevada at your leisure.
ToursThe Pop Culture Walking Tour with Cocktails Downtown
From $31 per person
2 hours
5 (23)
Explore Las Vegas as an outdoor museum of American popular culture on a spirited walking tour through the city's historic heart topped off with a complimentary drink at a legendary bar. You'll hear how the Mob once ran the city and stand in the spot where the town began. We stroll Glitter Gulch with its spectacular neon; pause at the old red light district; see the oldest pawn shop and bump into the iconic cowboy sign, Vegas Vic. We step into famed casinos with vintage slot machines and old-school attractions. Fremont is a zany street with the world's largest video screen, quirky street buskers and aerial zip lines. We encounter hidden gems as part of local lore - stopping at a high-rise casino hotel that's sure to reshape Downtown. The tour ends in a new arts, retail and festival district with a stop at Container Park and the giant Praying Mantis sculpture from Burning Man. We top off the tour with a cocktail at the El Cortez bar with toasts to Las Vegas and the adventure of travel.
ToursSecret Food Tours Las Vegas
From $138 per person
3 hours
5 (1)
On our Secret Food Tour: Las Vegas, you'll enjoy a variety of celebrity chef dishes.

Learn the story of a city that started from nothing, and has become an unapologetic shrine to excess and change. We're the home of the iconic shrimp cocktail, and redesigner of the once inexpensive buffet, into a visually stunning and gastronomic experience with a new price tag to match. No place on earth in a 4.2 mile stretch can you enjoy world class cuisine from several countries and more than 20 celebrity chefs. Come with us on a journey to experience some of the best Vegas has to offer, leave with a better understanding of the unique food history and influence Las Vegas commands in the epicurean cycle.

At the end of your tour, you'll have sampled some of Las Vegas' most delicious dishes and gained a better understanding of our culture and history.