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.
Below, we’ll cover some of the more popular things to do at Excalibur and at nearby resorts.
Tournament of Kings: Among the more unique things to do at Excalibur, the Tournament of Kings dinner show allows guests to enjoy dinner while exploring the story of King Arthur. 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 directly from the box office, but are commonly a few bucks cheaper here at Vegas.com.
Ultimate 4-D Experience and Arcade: Along with the Fun Dungeon arcade, the Ultimate 4D experience is among the top things to do at Excalibur with kids. Essentially a 15-minute, 3D video experience with 4D sensory elements like spraying water mixed in, seeing one show costs $9.99 while 2 are $12.99. Shows currently showing are “San Andreas: The 4-D Experience”, and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – the 4-D experience”. Afterward, stop by the Fun Dungeon arcade to play their assortment of gaming options.
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. Among one of the more popular things to do for bachelorette parties in Vegas, the Australian men have received rave reviews and 4.5 out of 5 stars after nearly 1,000 TripAdvisor reviews. Tickets can be purchased directly from the box office, but are commonly a few dollars cheaper here at Vegas.com.
Get insulted at Dick’s: Grab a drink or meal at Dick’s and enjoy their offensive, abrasive sense of humor. Thick skin required. What will mean spirited line will they write on your hat? Only one way to find out!
Grab a cheap bite: As a budget-friendly resort, Excalibur offers an abundance of cheap meal, 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.
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 Luxor next door, stop in to enjoy the resort’s unique Egyptian theme and visit the museum attractions Bodies or Titanic the Exhibit.
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 the opportunity to upgrade your pool experience by paying the cover to use Mandalay’s Beach, a complex complete with a lazy river, wave pool, and real sand.
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. Afterward, stop in at Sirrico’s for a cheap, delish, slice of pizza which we think is among the best in Vegas. If staying late, stick around for the dueling piano show at The Bar at Times Square.
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. Among our favorite things to do near Excalibur, at MGM Grand is visiting Topgolf which offers bartop gaming, a 2 level pool open to the public, and a bajillion TVs in addition to golf games.
Given the resort’s location on the Strip, there are a plethora of things to do at Excalibur and nearby! Hopefully, we were able to help you find some items to add to your Las Vegas itinerary.