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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 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.

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.

Below, I’ll go over some of the best things to do at Flamingo and nearby in Las Vegas.

Things To Do at Flamingo Las Vegas

See the 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.

Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas
Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo – Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Flamingo’s GoPool: Flamingo’s GoPool offers a party atmosphere, and is accessible even if you aren’t a guest at the hotel.

Non-guests are able to 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”.

See the GoPool’s entertainment calendar.

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

Related: Las Vegas Pools Anyone Can Use – For free, or a fee.

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 on the Strip.

Sit, sip, and watch street performers hustle for tips while throngs of people, many of them worth seeing, meander by.

An outdoor bar at Flamingo photographed at night
Park here. Drink beer. See some weird.

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, I’d recommend snagging tickets 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 can be purchased in advance in a few different spots online:

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.

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

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).

I’d recommend buying tickets online ahead of time here to reserve your time slot, save a few bucks, and avoid the line.

Ziplines above the Linq Promenade
FlyLINQ soaring over the promenade.

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.

Again, I’d recommend booking in advance online to obtain a reduced price and to skip the time-consuming line to buy tickets at the attraction.

See Also: High Roller’s Happy Half Hour Review – All-You-Can-Drink!

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 a massive 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. Both are high energy and worth the cost of free!

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 personal favorite bars with live music in Vegas. There, you’ll catch bands like The District, The Droids, the Whip Its, and more.

See Also: Live Music Schedule at Carnaval Court.

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 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.

Fountains of Bellagio with Paris Las Vegas in the Background

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.

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

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