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Things To Do at and Near Luxor Las Vegas

Luxor opened the doors of its signature pyramid in 1993 and added twin 22-story hotel towers in 1998 which brought the resort’s total room count to 4,400. That count ranks Luxor as the second biggest hotel in Vegas, bested only by MGM Grand.

Luxor also offers upwards of 120,000 square feet of gaming which is filled with over 1,000 slot games and an assortment of table game options.

Like other Las Vegas resorts, the gaming floor tends to be the star of the show, but what other things are there to do at Luxor?

Below, I’ll dive into popular things to do at Luxor. Hopefully, you’ll find a few ideas to add to your Las Vegas itinerary!

Itinerary Ideas at Luxor Las Vegas

Enjoy the theming: Honestly, my favorite activity at Luxor is admiring the theming elements that give the property its character.

Sphinxs, statues, and obelisks fill the expansive atrium inside the pyramid. I’ll personally never forget the “wow factor” experienced upon walking through Luxor’s main entrance for the first time.

Luxor Las Vegas Entryway
Luxor Las Vegas Interior
Luxor Las Vegas exterior with sphinx in the foreground

Titanic Artifact Exhibition: Looking for something kid friendly? The Titanic Artifact Exhibit could be an educational option.

Guests are assigned individual passengers and have the opportunity to learn about their backstory and ultimate fate. Among the over 250 artifacts recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean are personal belongings, an unopened bottle of champagne, and a massive piece of the Titanic’s hull.

I have now been to the Titanic Artifact Exhibition in multiple cities, and the Las Vegas version is easily the best maintained and most interesting.

Options for advance ticketing are listed below – Price it out to get the best deal.

A large section of titanic's hull hangs vertically from the ceiling.
A cracked glass window that once covered one of Titanic's portholes.
A porthole window

Related: Things to do with kids in Las Vegas! There’s a LOT!

Bodies… The Exhibition: Bodies at Luxor offers the opportunity to view 13 whole-body specimens and 260+ organs/partial specimens which provide new insight into the inner workings of the human body.

Among my favorite exhibits is the comparison of a smoker’s lungs to those of a non-smoker. Bring the kids along and they’ll never pick up a cigarette.

This is one of two real bodies exhibitions in Vegas (the other is at Horseshoe), and I felt the Luxor version was a tad better.

Tickets can be purchased in advance here:

A body specimen that shows internal organs and muscles from the legs up to the head.
A body laying on its back which has been sliced from side to side many times to provide insight into where internal organs and bones are within the body.

Discovering King Tut’s Tomb: Another museum attraction at Luxor, Discovering King Tut’s Tomb educates visitors on ancient Egypt, Egyptian culture, and Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

While the exhibition is packed with interesting information, it lacks the authentic artifacts & specimens that make Titanic and Bodies “cant-miss” attractions.

While there was plenty of information and visually appealing displays, I left feeling disappointed and short-changed being there weren’t any real artifacts on display.

A golden death mask behind glass
A room displaying old newpaper clippings and video about Howard Carter.

Play Playground: Enjoy cocktails and large social games at Luxor’s newest attraction, Play Playground.

Challenges guests can look to tackle include the “Perfect Popper”, which is modeled after the board game “Perfection” and “Ringer Run” which tasks you with walking a metal ring down a meandering metal track without it touching.

Tickets to Play Playground are available 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.

See Carrot Top: You remember him from the 1-800-CALL ATT commercials, but he’s now the star of a Las Vegas residency at Luxor. A raunchy, high-energy comedy show that leverages plenty of props and borrows from current events, Carrot Top is likely to have you in pain from laughter.

Tickets start at $40 and can be priced out with:

Carrot top laying on stage with a traffic cone on his stomache
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Blue Man Group: There are few people who don’t instantly recognize the Blue Man Group. Their reputation precedes them. The show is best described as 3 completely blue dudes providing an audio/visual sensation. A concert that stimulates all the senses.

Tickets to BMG start at around $50 and can be priced out with:

Blue Man Group performs with a PVC Pipe
Photo: David Becker/Getty Images/MGM Resorts

See a Topless Revue: Whether you’re planning a bachelor party, bachelorette party, or a unique date night intended to spice things up, Fantasy at Luxor could be a great option.

The sexy burlesque show has been a staple of Strip entertainment for over 20 years and features 15 acts that “have never been hotter”.

Baseline tickets start at $39 and can be priced out with:

Performer poses on a couch
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

America’s Got Talent LIVE: Fans of the hit TV franchise will enjoy the live version at Luxor which will feature performers that were previously on the show. Like the show, AGT Live in Las Vegas will star acts from across the talent spectrum, meaning there will be something for just about everyone.

Tickets start at $49 and can be priced out with:

Performers dressed in illuminated suits
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Eat at the Buffet: Luxor not only offers one of the few buffets still open in Vegas, but it’s also among the cheapest buffets on the Strip.

Open until the early afternoon 6 days per week, Luxor’s buffet specializes in breakfast and lunch staples.

I recently ventured into the basement of the pyramid to review Luxor’s Buffet and left satisfied, albeit not blown away. It was a solid value.

Egyption statue in the Buffet

Play Video Games: Luxor’s HyperX Esports arena hosts numerous online tournaments but also allows for hourly gaming. Pricing ranges from $15 for an hour to $125 for a 24-hour pass.

In addition to gaming, the Esports arena also offers a food and beverage menu with items like chicken finger baskets, cheeseburgers, and Philly cheesesteaks costing around $10-$15 on average.

Adult beverages are also available for purchase. If you are looking for something for your kids to do at Luxor while you peck away at the slots, this could be an option.

Luxor's HyperX Esports Arena
Luxor’s Esports Arena doubling as a viewing party

Things To Do Near Luxor

Although Luxor is somewhat isolated at the south end of the Strip, there is a free tram that connects the property with both Mandalay Bay to the south and Excalibur to the north.

Access to the free tram can be found outdoors on the Strip-side of the property.

Free Tram on the tracks in front of Luxor

In addition to the tram, there is also an enclosed walkway that connects the 3 properties which is my preferred method vs. using the trams.

At Mandalay Bay, I recommend grabbing a cocktail with a view at the Foundation Room or paying the cover to access the expansive Mandalay Bay Beach pool complex.

View of the Strip to the north from Foundation Room
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Excalibur’s unique theming elements are also fun to explore as well, as the resort is modeled after a medieval castle.

After admiring Excalibur’s theming elements, snap up tickets to their unique dinner show “Tournament of Kings”.

There, you’ll feast on a cornish game hen (and sides) while knights reenact the story of King Arthur.

Price out tickets with:

Knights on Horseback
Tournament of Kings – © Erik Kabik/MGM Resorts

If thrills are on the agenda, check out the Big Apple Coaster at New York New York, which is a pretty wild ride – Thrill seekers won’t be disappointed.

If you have kids in tow, they’ll also love the arcade at the base of the rollercoaster.

new York New York's Big Apple Coaster goes upside down
Big Apple Rollercoaster – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

A free dueling piano show fires up nightly at New York New York, two resorts to the north at their Bar at Times Square.

My wife and I stumbled across this show years back, and it remains one of my fondest Las Vegas memories. Entertainment fires up nightly at 8:30 pm.

I recommend getting there early and snagging a seat with bartop gaming which are found on the outside of the bar looking in. You’ll have a great seat to enjoy the show and drink for free, provided you’re playing video poker.

Exterior of the Bar at Times Square at NYNY.
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Topgolf, which is located behind MGM Grand is a competitive driving range experience that is fun for avid golfers and amateurs alike.

In addition to hitting bays, Topgolf has multiple bars, a full menu, and even bartop gaming.

View of the range from a hitting bay
Hitting bays at TopGolf offer a view of the strip / sporting events at the end of the range.

Visit the Pinball Hall of Fame: If you take the tram/indoor walkway to Mandalay Bay, you’ll be a short walk from the Pinball Hall of Fame, which is located on the Strip, just south of Mandalay.

Inside, you’ll find a mind-boggling number of pinball games that span the decades and arcade games. Entry is free, but you’ll need quarters to play (usually .25 – .75 per game).

Don’t worry, they have change machines.

Pinball Hall of Fame Exterior
Hard to miss.
Row of pinball machines

Visit the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign: Steps away from the Pinball Hall of Fame is the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the brainchild of Betty Willis.

If you come to Vegas and don’t snap a picture here, were you even in Vegas?

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign during the day
Not many venues scream Vegas like its iconic sign.

As you can see, despite its position on the far south end of the Strip, there’s plenty to keep you busy at Luxor and nearby!

Hopefully, I was able to help you identify an activity or two to add to your vacation itinerary. Have a great trip!

Check out our resort by resort breakdown of things to do on the Strip for more activity ideas.

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