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 things to do at Flamingo. Boasting over 90,000 square feet of gaming space which is comprised of 1,900 slot devices and 89 table games, Flamingo is a gambler’s paradise. Many don’t realize though that there is plenty to do outside of gambling both at and near the resort.
Below, we’ll go over some of the best things to do at and near Flamingo in Las Vegas.
Things To Do at Flamingo Las Vegas
Wildlife Habitat: The perfect escape from the smoke and noise of the casino floor, Flamingo’s free wildlife habitat is located in the rear of the resort near the pool complex. Resident animals on display include pelicans, ducks, fish, and of course, flamingos. Stop by between 10 am to 5 pm for a unique souvenir with one of Flamingo’s resident parrots.
Flamingo’s GoPool: Flamingo’s GoPool offers a party atmosphere, and is accessible even if you aren’t a guest at the hotel. Non-guest access to Flamingo’s GoPool complex for free Monday-Thursday and for a cover charge on Thursday-Sunday.
People Watch at Flamingo’s Outdoor Bar: Located at the south corner of the property overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and Cromwell, this bar offers some of the best people-watching in Vegas. Sit, sip, and watch street performers hustle for tips while throngs of people, many of them worth seeing, meander by.
Play Beer Pong: Bird Bar, located near the front of the property along the Strip offers a number of beer pong tables that are free for anyone to use. Check it out if you need a break from gambling!
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. As a popular show, we would recommend snagging tickets in advance with the box office, or here with Vegas.com where you can commonly save a few bucks.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Live: Boasting the world’s most famous queens, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live is based on the hit reality show. Pricing starts at $49 with the box office, but ensure to check Vegas.com here to see if a better deal can be had. Especially popular with bachelorette parties, RuPaul’s Drag Race is among the more popular drag shows in Vegas.
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 can be purchased in advance with the box office, here, and with Vegas.com.
Things To Do Near Flamingo Las Vegas
FlyLinq Zipline: Just north of Flamingo is the Linq Promenade which is lined with numerous shops, dining, and bar options and FlyLinq allows you to soar over the crowds below. Rides originate near the Strip and deliver riders to the base of the High Roller Observation Wheel. Riders have the option of riding in a sitting position or “Superman” style (on their stomachs as if flying). We recommend buying tickets online ahead of time here to reserve your time slot, save a few bucks, and avoid the line.
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, we 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 $13-$15, is a blast. Again, we recommend booking in advance online to obtain a reduced price and to skip the time-consuming line to buy tickets at the attraction.
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. There is also a massive 30,000-gallon aquarium stocked with over 300 species of fish.
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 (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 (show schedule) that runs late into the night. Both are high energy and worth the cost of free!
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 prioritize seeing 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.
Even if you don’t have a huge gambling budget, there are plenty of things to do at Flamingo in Las Vegas. As a property that sits in the center of the Strip, there are also plenty of itinerary-worthy items in the near vicinity.