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Things to do at and Near Flamingo Las Vegas

Flamingo has been a staple of the Las Vegas Strip since the 1940s. Although much at the resort has changed since those days, one thing hasn’t: There are still plenty of itinerary-worthy activities at Flamingo.

Boasting over 90,000 square feet of gaming space which is comprised of 1,900 slots and 89 table games, Flamingo is a gambler’s paradise.

While it’s true that gambling steals the show, many don’t realize though that there is plenty to do outside of gambling both at and near the resort.

Itinerary Ideas at Flamingo

See the Wildlife Habitat: The perfect escape from the commotion on the casino floor, Flamingo’s free wildlife habitat is located in the resort’s rear, near the pool complex.

Resident animals on display include pelicans, ducks, fish, and of course, flamingos. Stop by at 8:30 am or 2 pm for an educational “Keeper Talk” session!

A flock of pink flamingos wonder the habitat.

Flamingo’s GoPool: Flamingo’s GoPool offers a party atmosphere, and is accessible even if you aren’t a guest at the hotel (provided you buy a daybed or cabana).

Non-guests can get into Flamingo’s GoPool by purchasing a cabana or daybed in advance.

Of course, there’s also a “mellow” pool at Flamingo if you prefer to avoid the “untz”.

Overhead view of Flamingo's GoPool in Las Vegas
Flamingo’s GoPool – Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Visit Margaritaville: A tropical island-themed restaurant and bar, Margaritaville is the perfect destination for those looking to leave their troubles in the “real world” behind.

Notably, the Jimmy Buffet-inspired bar offers an all-day happy hour that boasts relatively inexpensive well-drinks, draft beer, and small bites.

Exterior of Margaritaville Las Vegas.

Check out Piff: You may have seen Piff the Magic Dragon and his dog Mr. Piffles, the first magic-performing Chihuahua, on America’s Got Talent. They now perform their sarcastic, hilarious, brand of magic at Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Notably the show is suitable for all ages, and I have even gotten my kids hooked on Piff’s YouTube videos.

As a popular show, I recommend snagging tickets (which start around $50) in advance:

Piff poses with Mr. Piffles the dog

RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE: Boasting the world’s most famous queens, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live is based on the hit reality show. Especially popular with bachelorette parties, RuPaul’s Drag Race is among the more popular drag shows in Vegas.

Pricing starts at around $70, but ensure to shop around to get the best deal.

Drag performers pose together on stage

Catch a Burlesque Show: If you’re looking for a show that’s a bit more “Vegas” look no further than X Burlesque.

Tickets to the topless revue that’s popular with bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, and couples looking to rev things up land in the $50s and can be priced out with:

6 Performers dancing onstage at X Burlesque

See Wayne Newton: Channel your inner Ellen Griswold and obsess over Mr. Las Vegas himself at “Wayne: Up Close and Personal”. Set in the intimate Bugsy’s Cabaret, you won’t want to miss this chance to see classics like “Summer Wind” and “Years” in person.

Tickets to Wayne Newton start at around $80 and can be priced out with:

Wayne newton puts his fingers to his mouth on stage

Visit a Speakeasy: I recently stopped by The Count Room speakeasy, which is part of Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse and has a nondescript “secret door” near Flamingo’s Food Court.

Behind the door is an elegant cocktail lounge which is a throwback to the prohibition era.

A green decorative door with a sign hanging over it that says "The Count Room".
Here’s the door you seek.
The bar at The Count Room with illuminated bottles on the back wall.
The Count Room at Flamingo

The Count Room features free live music on Friday and Saturday night courtesy of The Moonshiners.

During a recent performance, I stopped in with a couple of friends and was blown away by their talent. We had intended to stop in for *1* singular beer and ended up staying for *much* more.

The band uniquely performs modern hit songs in a 1920s “prohibition era” style – It was mesmerizing.

The Moonshiners are performing in a corner of the speakeasy.
The Moonshiners at The Count Room

Things To Do Near Flamingo Las Vegas

FlyLinq Zipline: I recently took a rip on the FlyLINQ Zipline, which sends riders soaring above LINQ Promenade towards the High Roller Observation Wheel.

The ride was exhilarating, but the views were just “OK” compared to SlotZilla on Fremont Street. For half the price, however, I thought it was a good value.

Ziplines above the Linq Promenade
FlyLINQ soaring over the promenade.
View from the launch deck at FlyLINQ. Linq is on the left and Flamingo is on the right. The high roller observation wheel is in the background.
The view from the Flight Deck.

Belly Up To an Icebar: Also located along the LINQ Promenade is the Minus5 Icebar, which is kept at a balmy 23 degrees Fahrenheit and is constructed out of ice.

That’s right. The walls, bar, tables, chairs, decor, even the cups… All Ice.

You can see my full Minus5 Icebar review here, but suffice it to say that I enjoyed the reprieve from the summer heat.

A wide angle photo of the Icebar which features a faux fireplace on the right and the bar on the left.

High Roller Observation Wheel: Anchoring the Linq Promenade is the iconic 550-foot-tall High Roller Observation Wheel. Take the 30-minute round-trip ride in one of High Roller’s 28 pods which offer stunning views of Las Vegas.

While slightly more expensive, I recommend riding at night when Vegas is shining bright. High Roller also offers an all-you-can-drink open bar package dubbed the “Happy Half Hour” which, for an extra $20 or so, is a blast.

Linq Promenade

Walk the Forum Shops: Shopping malls in and of themselves aren’t that exciting, but this is no ordinary mall. Located across the street from Flamingo at Caesars Palace, the Forum Shops are a photo opp in their own right.

While stunning architecture and theming is the main reason to stop by, the Forum Shops also offers a free animatronic “Fall of Atlantis” show daily. It’s not worth going out of your way for, but worth catching if you’re in the area anyway.

There is also an impressive 30,000-gallon aquarium stocked with over 300 species of fish.

Forum Shops Atrium
Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Check out a Free Lounge Act: Walk past LINQ over to Harrah’s where 2 distinct free shows are offered at The Piano Bar.

In the first, Pete Vallee stars as Big Elvis (Big Elvis show schedule) who plays both the hits and obscure Elvis tracks on request.

The other is a dueling piano show featuring twins Tamara and Kim Pinegar (Dueling Piano show schedule) that’s offered nightly.

Exterior of the Piano Bar at Harrah's

Catch Live Music at Carnaval Court: Nestled between Linq and Harrah’s is Carnaval Court, one of my favorite bars with live music in Vegas. There, you’ll catch bands like The District, The Droids, the Whip Its, and more.

Carnival Court Bar exterior
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Free Shows Nearby: A free show erupting nightly, Mirage’s volcano is choreographed to music and packs some serious heat. Among the most popular things to do at Mirage, this freebie doesn’t disappoint.

You’ll also want to swing by the Fountains of Bellagio which dance every 15-30 minutes daily. After you see the fountains, stop into Bellagio to walk through the conservatory and botanical gardens.

Fountains of Bellagio with Paris Las Vegas in the Background

Even if you don’t have a huge gambling budget, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy at and near Flamingo – Have fun exploring!

See Also: Cheap Eats on the Vegas Strip – A property-by-property directory of quick, cheap meal options.

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