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 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, we’ll dive into popular things to do at Luxor. Hopefully, you’ll find a few ideas to add to your Las Vegas itinerary!
Enjoy the theming: Honestly, among the best things to do at Luxor is simply admiring the theming elements that give the property its character. Sphinx, 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.
Titanic Artifact Exhibition: Looking for things to do at Luxor with kids? 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 Titanic’s hull. Tickets start at $32 and can be purchased at the attraction.
Check out real dead bodies: Bodies at Luxor gives guests 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 our favorite features of the exhibit 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 in their life. Bodies could be a great option if looking for weird things to do at and near Luxor. General admission tickets start at $32 and can be purchased at the attraction.
See Carrot Top: You remember him from the 1-800-CALLATT commercials, but he is 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. Over 2,500 reviewers on TripAdvisor give their seal of approval, awarding Carrot Top 4.5/5 stars and a slew of positive reviews. Tickets can be purchased in advance directly with the box office, or with a 3rd party like Vegas.com where tickets are frequently a tad cheaper.
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. Guests of all ages are welcome and the show is highly regarded earning 4/5 stars on TripAdvisor. Tickets can be purchased in advance directly via the box office or through a 3rd party like Vegas.com – Check both and see which is cheaper.
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 weekend 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.
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. In addition to the tram, there is also an enclosed walkway that connects the 3 properties which is our preferred method vs. using the trams.
At Mandalay Bay, we recommend grabbing a cocktail with a view at Foundation Room or paying the cover to access the expansive Mandalay Bay Beach pool complex. Excalibur’s unique theming elements are also fun to explore as well. If thrills are what you seek, check out the rollercoaster at New York New York, or relax and put balls downrange at Topgolf behind MGM Grand.
As you can see, despite its position on the far south end of the Strip, there are plenty of things to do at and near Luxor! Hopefully, we were able to help you identify an activity or two to add to your vacation itinerary. Have a great trip!