Excalibur first opened in 1990, and the medieval-themed property cost $290 million to construct at the time.
The distinctive castle, an instantly recognizable part of the Las Vegas skyline, offers guests 3,981 guestrooms, and although some are showing some wear and tear, rooms in Excalibur’s Royal Tower were renovated in 2016.
A resort known as being more “kid-friendly” than others, there are plenty of things to do at and near Excalibur.
Things To Do at Excalibur Las Vegas
Tournament of Kings: The Tournament of Kings dinner show allows guests to enjoy dinner while watching the story of King Arthur play out in the arena below.
With an authentic medieval vibe complete with horses, jousting, and even dragons, the show could be a fun and differentiated experience to take in.
Options exist for both a dinner show including a 3-course meal and a slightly less expensive “dinnerless” experience.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from:
Ultimate 4D Experience: Found inside Excalibur’s Fun Dungeon arcade, the Ultimate 4D experience is a fun add-on activity.
The 4D experience is essentially a 3D video with 4D sensory elements like spraying water, wind, and scents mixed in.
Shows currently showing include Happy Feet 4D, Yogi Bear 4D Dino Island 4D, and Funhouse 4D and you can see all 4 back to back for just $12.
Fun Dungeon Arcade: Outside the Ultimate 4D Experience is a sprawling arcade that boasts 200+ games. Included in that total or classics like Skee Ball, modern titles, and even carnival-style midway games.
I recently stopped into Excalibur’s Fun Dungeon Arcade and left impressed.
A Male Revue: Images of the men from “Thunder From Down Under” at Excalibur assault or delight the eyes of visitors, depending on your perspective, on ads around Vegas beginning the moment you de-plane at the airport.
Tickets can be purchased in advance with:
Laugh Along with Mac King: Incorporating magic, comedy, and animals, Mac King has been a staple in Las Vegas for years. Leveraging goldfish, a guinea pig, and even a “bear”, it’s certainly a unique offering.
Don’t take my word for it though, instead, trust the 2,190+ people that have awarded Mac King 4.5 out of 5-stars on TripAdvisor.
Tickets to the family-friendly show start in the $40s and are available here:
Get insulted at Dick’s: Grab a drink or meal at Dick’s and enjoy their offensive, abrasive sense of humor. Thick skin is required. What will mean spirited line will they write on your hat? Only one way to find out!
Dick’s also boasts one of the more intimidating food challenges on the Strip – the T-Boner, which involves consuming 2 steaks, a foot-long hot dog, nachos, and salad.
Grab a cheap bite: As a budget-friendly resort, Excalibur offers an abundance of cheap, and quick bite options to help you stay within your means.
Check out the Castle Walk Food Court up the escalator at the beginning of the walkway to Luxor, which lists Einstein Brother’s Bagels, Popeye’s Chicken, and Pizza Hut as tenants among others.
Related: Eat cheap on the Strip in Las Vegas – Resort-by-Resort breakdown of options!
Things To Do Near Excalibur
Head South: Use the free tram out front of the property, or the enclosed walkway to visit both Mandalay Bay and Luxor.
At Mandalay Bay, grab a drink at the Minus5 Ice Bar, or one with stunning views of the Strip at their Foundation Room perched on the 63rd floor.
Additionally, Mandalay Bay provides non-hotel guests the opportunity to upgrade their pool experience as long as they reserve a daybed or cabana.
Mandalay’s Beach has a lazy river, a wave pool, and real sand, and is a significant upgrade when compared to Excalibur’s pool.
Ride the Coaster: Head across the street to New York New York and take a spin on the Big Apple Coaster, which is a rough, thrilling ride offering views of the Strip.
At the base of the Big Apple Coaster is New York New York’s sizable arcade, which boasts a solid selection of modern games.
Afterward, stop in at Sirrico’s for a cheap, delish, slice of pizza which I think is among the best values in Vegas.
A Dueling Piano Show: Also at New York New York, the Bar at Time’s Square offers a dueling piano show nightly that is an absolute blast.
I recommend getting there early to snag one of the seats that surround the bar that offer bartop gaming. As long as you’re pecking video poker (why wouldn’t you?!) you’ll drink free all night!
Explore MGM Grand: See a comedy show at Brad Garrett’s lounge, check out Cirque du Solel’s “KA”, or play arcade games and shuffleboard at Level Up.
Hunger Games Exhibition: Also found within MGM Grand is an exhibit dedicated to the hit movie and book franchise, The Hunger Games.
There, superfans will enjoy participating in interactive activities, exploring recreated sets, and seeing movie-worn costumes.
I recently visited The Hunger Games Exhibit and absolutely loved the archery experience which was both easy to get the hang of and fun.
Given the resort’s location on the Strip, there are a plethora of things to do at Excalibur and nearby! Hopefully, I was able to help you find some items to add to your Las Vegas itinerary.
If you need more inspiration, check out my resort by resort breakdown of things to do on the Las Vegas Strip.
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.