TI opened in 1993 as the pirate-themed Treasure Island and has been a staple of the north end of the Las Vegas Strip since. Although they have slowly dulled the pirate theme, which includes nixing their free “Sirens of TI” show, the property still carries a degree of that original charm. Surrounded by world-class resorts, there are plenty of things to do at and near TI in Las Vegas.
Below, we’ll dive into some of the more popular attractions at and near TI.
Related: Optional resort fee at TI explained.
See Mystere: While the storyline and adult baby will have you confused, the acrobatics and production value will leave you satisfied in typical Cirque du Soleil fashion. A mid-tier Cirque show, pricing tends to be cheaper than “O” at Bellagio, or “KA” at MGM Grand. Tickets can be purchased in advance via TI’s box office, or through a 3rd party like Vegas.com which is often slightly cheaper.
Play blackjack: Usually, we like to focus on things to do besides gambling, as trying your luck is an obvious Vegas activity. TI, however, is one of the few Strip casinos that still deals a traditional $10 blackjack game that pays 3:2. Additionally, TI has a stadium blackjack set up with $2 (weekdays) – $5 (weekends) minimums which also pays 3:2 per the Vegas Advantage.
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N: Fans of the franchise or those traveling with kids may enjoy checking this attraction at TI. Essentially a museum that displays movie props, and characters from Avengers movies with some interactive missions to complete, the S.T.A.T.I.O.N costs $42 for adults and $32 for kids if buying at the box office. Children under 3 are free. Note that prices are often lower when booking in advance here, at Vegas.com.
Watch the game over a cheap beer: Golden Circle acts as TI’s sportsbook and offers some solid food and drink deals. In addition to seasonal drink specials found on their website, Golden Circle offers $5 draft beers Monday – Thursday. All in all, a solid value on the Strip for sports fans.
Bull riding and dancing: Gilley’s is a western-themed bar and BBQ restaurant that offers late-night dancing and even a mechanical bull. How long can you last? The average entree at Gilley’s runs $20-$30 and the full menu can be viewed here.
Ensure to Check out the Freebies: On display at TI is a carved wooly mammoth tusk that took generations to complete. The intricacy and detail of the work is sincerely amazing. Nearby is the “Sirens of TI” motorcycle which is also an impressive sight.
Stock your room for cheap: With a CVS located within the property, we suggest stocking up on essentials, snacks, and even light meal options in advance if staying at TI’s hotel. Check out this post for more ways to save money in Vegas.
Things to do Near TI
Explore Wynn and Encore: Across the street to the north, Wynn and Encore are among the most luxurious properties in Las Vegas. Stop by to check out the visually stunning conservatory, the free Lake of Dreams show, and to peruse Wynn’s Plaza Shops. Even if you don’t intend to stay and gamble, eat, or drink, Wynn and Encore are worth seeing.
Visit Venice: Exploring Venetian and the Grand Canal Shoppes should be at the top of your list of things to do near TI. For my money, nothing beats strolling the Italian-themed cobblestone streets of the Grand Canal Shoppes, complete with canals, gondoliers, and replica St. Mark’s Square. There are also a number of solid happy hour/cheap drink options in the shoppes, making it a fun candidate for bar hopping.
See Free Shows Nearby: Both Mirage’s Volcano (erupting nightly), and the Fountains of Bellagio (spouting daily/nightly) are a short walk down the Strip to the south. While at Bellagio, stop in to check out the conservatory and “Fiori de Como”, a floral sculpture on the ceiling of Bellagio’s lobby by Dale Chihuly.
Hopefully, we were able to help you identify 1 or 2 things to do at TI during your upcoming trip! Given the resort’s position on the Strip, there will be a plethora of things to keep you busy! Have a great time, and win big.