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Newest Things To Do in Las Vegas – Open Now & Coming Soon!

Things to do in Las Vegas pop-up and fizzle out with mind-numbing frequency.

Although it can be difficult to keep up with the pace of change, the constant churning of attractions means that there’s always something new to do, even for the most seasoned Vegas veterans.

Because many of you are repeat visitors, I thought it would be helpful to summarize what’s new in Las Vegas, both on the Strip and on Fremont Street.

New Strip Attractions

Ole Red at Horseshoe

Ole Red is a country music venue, co-owned by Blake Shelton, which boasts a large indoor main stage and a rooftop venue with a view of the Strip.

In addition to live music, Ole Red will host watch parties for events like the Super Bowl on its 40-foot video board.

Uniquely, the venue’s decor includes a tractor hanging from the ceiling and a mural made of dice.

A rendering of Ole Red, which is positioned at the front of Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops.
Courtesy of Ryman Hospitality Properties

Play Playground at Luxor

A family destination by day, and an adult-only experience by night, Play Playground offers “20 larger-than-life immersive games and attractions” that provide the opportunity to leave the real world behind and revisit the joys of childhood.

The games require no skill and are social in nature.

One example of this is the “Ringer Run” which tasks participants with walking down a rainbow hallway with a metal ring, guiding it along a meandering metal track without allowing it to touch.

Another is a massive game that mimics the popular board game “Perfection”.

As a bonus, there are cocktails that the press release described as “theatrical”. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds festive.

Learn more about Play Playground, here.

A bar is on the left with stools lined up. In the background, you can see a curly slide decending from an upper level of the venue.
Courtesy MGM Resorts/Play Social Inc.

Discovering King Tut’s Tomb at Luxor

A museum attraction at Luxor, Discovering King Tut’s Tomb allows guests to follow in Egyptologist Howard Carter’s steps and relive the 1922 discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The attraction tells the story of Egyptian culture and Howard Carter’s Exhibition through a multimedia experience that includes video, audio, and replica artifacts.

I recently visited Discovering King Tut’s Tomb and was impressed with the educational aspects of the attraction, but underwhelmed by the fact there were no real artifacts on display.

That being said, fans of ancient Egypt are likely to enjoy the presentation and can price tickets out with:

A golden death mask behind glass

See a Show at The Sphere

The $2.3 billion Sphere is open for business, located behind Venetian and Palazzo, and is a theater unlike any other in Las Vegas.

The venue’s LED screen, which is larger than 3 football fields, not only sits in front of the audience but also wraps around and above them.

While shows from big-name artists like U2 are getting all the buzz, the easiest (and cheapest) way to get into The Sphere is to see “Postcard from Earth”, a space exploration production by Darren Aronofsky which starts at $89 and can be priced out with:

A wide angle photo of seating in The Sphere.
Credit: The Madison Square Garden Company/LVCVA

Awakening at Wynn

Wynn’s newest show recently pressed “pause” on performances due to soft ticket sales and mixed reviews. Well, the show has been reimagined and has made its triumphant return.

In addition to a storyline that follows a heroine who must confront the forces of light and darkness, the production also includes comedy, aerial routines, acrobatics, stunning visuals, and illusion.

Narrated, by Anthony Hopkins, I think take two of Awakening is going to knock it out of the park. After all, it’s Wynn, a resort not known for letting people down.

Tickets start at around $100 range and can be priced out with:

Related: See my Review of Awakening!

The stage in hues of blue to simulate the water portion of the show. In the air, jellyfish and a big whale float.

Arte Museum

Located between Cosmopolitan and Crystals on the Strip, Arte Museum aims to mesh nature with digital art to create a handful of compelling visuals that include a beach, waves crashing against glass, and stars (pictured below) among others.

I recently stopped by and was a bit underwhelmed by Arte Museum for the price paid ($45).

Colorful paper lamps dangle from the ceiling at different hights. Mirrored walls and floors make the "stars" appear to extend into the distance.
Star Raindrops at Arte Museum

Immersive Disney at Crystals

A similar attraction into Immersive Van Gogh at Crystals, guests are surrounded by 4 massive video walls that drop you into Disney classics like Peter Pan, Frozen, Encanto, and more.

Put this new attraction atop your list if you’re on the hunt for things to do with kids in Vegas.

Tickets can be priced out with:

I recently stopped by – Check out my Immersive Disney Review!

A clip from The Jungle Book playing on the surround screen.

Dino Safari at Horseshoe

Walk amongst animatronic dinosaurs, learn about their time here on Earth, and participate in interactive activities at Dino Safari.

I recently stopped by and feel this attraction appeals most to the youngest of kids. Teens and adults are likely to be less impressed – See my full Dino Safari Review.

Tickets start at just over $20, and can be priced out with the:

2 different types of dinosaurs standing next to eachother. The one in the foreground is on his hind legs and has a startled look on his face.

Coming Soon to The Strip

Dreambox360 at LINQ

Opening next to the Icebar along the LINQ Promenade in early 2024, Dreambox360 will immerse guests in one of several adventures via a 360-degree screen and 5D elements like wind, mist, rain, and more.

Experiences include The Arctic Ghost Ship: A Quest in Search of the Lost Rum” and “The Weekend Trip – A Psychedelic Experience” among others.

360 degree screens depicting a pirate ship moving through the sea past a rocky outcropping.
Dreambox360 Rendering – VOX PR

Swingers Mini Golf at Mandalay Bay

The newest indoor mini golf course in Las Vegas is coming to Mandalay Bay in the fall of 2024.

The 40,000 square foot venue will be home to 5 (yes… five!) mini golf courses that will each have their own unique flair.

A fun touch, craft cocktails will be orderable while playing from “Caddies” which will be milling about to take orders and deliver drinks.

A rendering that shows a mini golf course indoors at Mandalay Bay, which also offers a bar/restaurant.
Courtesy of Competitive Socializing

Atomic Golf at STRAT

A similar experience to Topgolf, Atomic Golf will open on March 22nd, 2024 on a 7-acre footprint right on Las Vegas Blvd. The complex will offer 100+ hitting bays, 6 bars, opportunities to polish your putting game, and plenty of TVs to catch the big game.

Atomic Range Exterior Rendering
Courtesy of Flite Golf & Entertainment/STRAT
Rendering of where Atomic Range will be in relation to STRAT on the Strip.
Courtesy of Flite Golf & Entertainment/STRAT

Bottled Blonde at Horseshoe

Scheduled to open in 2024, Bottled Blonde will be located right along the Strip at Horseshoe next door to Ole Red.

The 4-story, $50 million entertainment venue will boast an open-air rooftop bar, full menu, and unique drink options that include a 128 oz. beer tower, mimosa pyramids built around bottles of champagne, and an expansive beer garden.

A rendering of the new Bottled Blonde venue in front of Horseshoe's hotel tower.
Courtesy Evening Entertainment Group

DiscoShow by Spiegelworld at Linq

Opening July 27th, DiscoShow will be the fourth show by Spiegelworld in Las Vegas, joining “Absinthe”, “OPM”, and “Atomic Saloon“.

The show will follow the characters “Who were there at the birth of disco; into their lives; on the streets; at the club; encouraged at every moment to lose themselves in the music and on the dancefloor”.

I’m personally just excited for another dose of the raunchy comedy Spiegelworld is known for.

Performers in attire from the 1980s smash the old TV screens in the old IP sportsbook.
Courtesy of Spiegelworld

“Game of Thrones” Dragons Las Vegas

Here’s what I know about this new attraction coming to Las Vegas: Nothing. The new attraction was announced in December of 2022 via Twitter, and they have a website, albeit informationless.

What I do know is that fans of the hit franchise will likely enjoy what’s to come.

Of course, I’ll be sure to update this as details emerge!

New Fremont Street Attractions

While the pace of change tends to be slower on Fremont Street than on The Strip, there are a few fresh things to do of note – Most of which are at Plaza, which has done a spectacular job of reinventing itself to stay modern, while maintaining a “gambling hall vibe”.

The Sand Dollar Lounge at Plaza

The new Sand Dollar Lounge is located off Plaza’s casino floor and is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy live music.

Aiming to “Resurrect the energy of rock’s golden era”, The Sand Dollar should be a fun hangout. You can learn more about the vision on this episode of Plaza’s “On The Corner of Main” podcast.

Entrance to The Sand Dollar from Plaza's casino floor.
Oscar’s at Plaza – ©kitleong/123RF.COM

More Additions at Plaza

Plaza recently opened the first smoke-free casino on Fremont Street. The new smokeless casino is the first of its kind downtown and carries the Brian Christopher Slots name. If unfamiliar, Brian is a popular YouTuber and champions the cause of casinos going smoke-free.

The new slot room is 2,500 square feet in size and contains 80 slot games. Notably, the space is physically separated from the portion of the casino where smoking is allowed, preventing drift.

There are even some fun photo opportunities inside!

Brian Christopher photo opportunity with a mirror behind it.

Secondly, the popular downtown steakhouse Oscar’s has added patio seating that can accommodate up to 225 people.

I stopped in to eat in the new outdoor space on their second day of operation and was impressed with both the view and the prime rib.

The view of Circa and Golden Gate from Oscars outdoor patio.
My prime rib from Oscar's Las Vegas on a plate with a small steel container of au jus.
It was legit.

Pinkbox Doughnuts has also opened in front of the property and has added some unique flair to Plaza’s exterior. The location features 70 doughnut varieties within a 16-foot-long display case.

Exterior of Pinkbox at Plaza.
An illuminated display case showing off around 50 doughnuts.

The best addition in my opinion is the new Carousel Bar, which is an outdoor cocktail lounge found under the twinkling lights of Oscar’s dome.

Exterior of Plaza's new carousel bar.
Courtesy of the LVCVA

The Movie Prop Experience

Located in Neonopolis, The Movie Prop Experience is a museum dedicated to showcasing props used in hit TV shows and movies that span the genre spectrum. Items currently on display include Wolverine’s claws, Han Solo encased in carbonite, Iron Man’s hand, and so much more.

I recently stopped in – See my Review of The Movie Prop Experience!

A tour vehicle from the movie Jurassic Park sits in front of the Movie Prop Experience.

Coming Soon to Downtown

CrashNBurn & Aero Vegas

Opening March 1st, CrashNBurn is a bar & restaurant that’ll be situated on the 3rd floor of Neonopolis overlooking Fremont Street.

While I’m looking forward to grabbing a bite and a beer on their outdoor patio, the real attraction will be the open-air skydiving experience pictured below.

A restaurant and bar pictured from Fremont Street below. Notably, 2 people are flying above a net, participating in simulated skydiving.
Courtesy of CrashNBurn

New Off-Strip Attractions

Punk Rock Museum

The Punk Rock Museum is dedicated to the history of the genre, and self-guided tickets start at $30.

Inside, you’ll find a collection of artifacts that include fliers, photos, instruments, handwritten lyrics, and more.

Uniquely, there’s even a hands-on guitar room, where visitors can play equipment once used by groups like Rise Against, NOFX, Strung Out, and more.

Learn more, and buy tickets to the new Punk Rock Museum here.

Related: The Punk Rock Museum Review – Take a look inside!

A garage band setup with drums, guitars, speakers, and posters on the walls.
The Punk Rock Museum

“Coming Soon” Off-Strip Attractions

A “Horror Experience” from Universal Parks & Resorts

Universal Parks & Resorts plans to create a permanent year-round horror attraction that will be an extension of the Area15 complex.

While details about the new attraction are sparse, the press release noted that it’ll be 110,000 square feet, using words like “creative”, “innovative”, and “immersive” – The holy trinity of press release verbiage.

The new horror attraction will “Bring to life Universal’s vast library of classic horror films and today’s most terrifying tales”. Count me in.

While we still know next to nothing about the Horror Experience, we do know that the venue will blend an ever-evolving lineup of spooky experiences with food & drink offerings and seasonal events.

I personally love Area15, especially Omega Mart, and am hopeful that this is equally impressive.

An aerial rendering depicting where the new horror attraction will be located in relation to Area15.
Courtesy of Universal Parks
A rendering of a haunted house with red light seeping out the windows and doors. A group of tourists walks in and is about to be greeted by spooky figures in costume.
Courtesy of Universal Parks

John Wick Experience at Area15

Another new attraction to watch for at Area15 is the John Wick Experience, which opens in late 2024.

According to the press release, “The new experience blends immersive theatre and highly themed cinematic environments to create an interactive journey that transcends reality. Guests step through the doors of the Las Vegas Continental and into the fantastical underworld of John Wick, where they navigate a high stakes adventure”.

Rendering of the exterior of the John Wick Experience at Area15.
Courtesy Egan Productions

PopStroke Mini Golf at Town Square

PopStroke, in partnership with Tiger Woods, will be bringing its unique brand of mini golf to Town Square in April of 2024.

Unlike “traditional” mini golf, PopStroke’s two separate 18-hole courses resemble and play like an actual golf course with sand traps, artificial grass fairways, and even rough.

Here’s what their putting course in Scottsdale looks like:

A mini golf course in Scottsdale that closeley resembles a real golf course.
PopStroke Scottsdale – Courtesy of PopStroke

F1 Paddock and Year-Round Experience

Formula One’s new paddock facility on Koval and Harmon will eventually be home to a year-round “fan experience”.

Although details about what activities will comprise the fan experience are sparse, I’m confident the attraction will be built to impress.

Rendering of the future Formula One paddock facility.
Rendering Courtesy of Las Vegas Grand Prix

Finding new things to do in Las Vegas is rarely difficult as the constant drumbeat of change marches on. Hopefully, I was able to point you in the direction of new activities in Vegas that you deem worthy of adding to your itinerary.

See Also: Need more itinerary inspiration? Check out these free things to do in Las Vegas!

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Tuesday 29th of March 2022

This is great! I'm a regular visitor to Vegas and always good to find new things to see and do.


Monday 3rd of January 2022

Thanks! Great information.

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