New things to do in Las Vegas pop-up, and sometimes 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.
Considering the fact that many of you are repeat visitors, I thought it would be helpful to summarize a few of the newest things to do in Las Vegas, both on the Strip and on Fremont Street.
Hopefully, one or two of the newest activities will resonate with your interests and find their way onto your itinerary!
New Things To Do on The Strip
Discovering King Tut’s Tomb at Luxor
The newest museum attraction at Luxor allows guests to follow in Egyptologist Howard Carter’s steps and relive the 1922 discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Discovering King Tut’s Tomb 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:
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 that 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:
Princess Diana: A Tribute Exhibition at Crystals
This tribute to Princess Diana is located within the high-end Crystals Shopping mall in front of Aria.
Inside, fans will discover 12 themed rooms and 700+ artifacts from Diana’s life. Themes include “Wedding of the Century”, “Fashion Icon”, and “Gone Too Soon: A Memorial”.
I recently stopped by! Take a look inside the Princess Diana Exhibition.
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!
Located in the Showcase Mall next door to MGM Grand, the Paradox Museum affords guests the opportunity to get some truly “mind-bending” photos.
Offering 90+ exhibits, early reviews of the Paradox Museum seem to be pretty positive.
Tickets start in the $30 range and can be priced out with:
Dino Safari at Horseshoe
Walk amongst animatronic dinosaurs, learn about their time here on Earth, and participate in interactive activities at Dino Safari, the newest thing to do at Horseshoe Las Vegas.
Early reviews suggest that this attraction may be more suited to younger kids, as they’ll get the most out of the experience.
Tickets start at just over $20, and can be priced out with the:
I recently stopped by – See my Dino Safari Review!
Coming Soon to The Strip
Coming in 2023, the $1.8 billion MSG Sphere is located behind Venetian and Palazzo and will be a theater unlike any other in Las Vegas.
The venue’s LED screen, which is larger than 3 football fields, will not only sit in front of the audience but wrap around and above them. While we don’t yet know who will be performing in the new attraction, we do know that it’ll be epic.
Swingers Mini Golf at Mandalay Bay
The newest 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.
Atomic Golf at STRAT
A similar experience to Topgolf, Atomic Golf will open at The STRAT in 2023 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.
Ole Red at Horseshoe
Speaking of Ole Red, the venue will be situated directly on the Strip near the pedestrian walkways that lead from Horseshoe to both Caesars Palace and Cromwell.
The country music venue, co-owned by Blake Shelton, will offer a large indoor main stage and a rooftop venue with a view of the Strip.
The $30 million project broke ground in January 2023 and is expected to be completed this year.
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.
Play Playground at Luxor
A family destination by day, and an adult-only experience by night, Play Playground will offer “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.
As a bonus, there will be cocktails that the press release described as “theatrical”.
No timetable was given for project completion.
DiscoShow by Spiegelworld at Linq
Opening in the summer of 2024, 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.
Related: The Newest Shows in Vegas – See something fresh!
“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 early 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 Things To Do Downtown Las Vegas
While the pace of change tends to be slower on Fremont Street than on The Strip, there are a few new 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 the newest 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Best yet, the outdoor bar in Plaza’s former porte cochere offers complimentary drinks for those actively gambling.
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!
New Things To Do – Off The Strip
Exxcite at Rio – A Risque Burlesque
A product of producer Jennifer Romas, Exxcite is a new burlesque show that calls the Duomo Theater at Rio home. The production pays homage to the glitz & glam showgirl past of Las Vegas, tracking the progression of rock & roll and female sexuality from the 1950s to today.
Tickets start in the mid $40s and can be priced out with:
Punk Rock Museum
The newest museum attraction in Las Vegas is dedicated to the history of punk rock, 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!
Based on the Steven King franchise, Escape IT is a new escape room concept that boasts 30 interactive rooms spread throughout the 30,000-square-foot complex that will include the Neibolt House, Derry Canal Days Festival, and the sewers below the town among others.
Escape IT is a short drive from resorts downtown and on the Strip, and tickets can be purchased here.
“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.
F1 Paddock and Year-Round Experience
Formula One’s new paddock facility on Koval and Harmon is currently under construction and will house a year-round “fan experience” once complete.
Although details about what activities will comprise the fan experience are sparse, I’m confident the attraction will be built to impress.
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!
I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.