80 Things to Do & See in Las Vegas for the IBS 80th Anniversary

80 things to do and see in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, a city renowned for its dynamic entertainment, lavish hotels and, of course, its iconic Strip, is celebrating a significant milestone in 2024. It’s the 80th anniversary of the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS)!

To make your trip to the Entertainment Capital of the World unforgettable, here are 80 unique activities and sights to explore.

Builders’ Show

1. Visit the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS): Naturally, the star of the month! Check out new innovations, tech, designs and more.


2. Akhob by James Turrell: A hidden art gem.

3. Art Installations & Galleries: Explore the Arts District and discover various art installations that frequently change.

4. Downtown Las Vegas Murals: Street art at its best.

5. Explore the Arts District: The Las Vegas hub for the arts.

6. Wine & Paint: Enjoy a relaxed evening at spots like Pinot’s Palette, combining creativity with some fine wine.

Adventure & Thrills

7. Adventure Canyon at Buffalo Bill’s: A log flume ride.

8. Area15: An immersive entertainment complex.

9. Axe Monkeys: Try your hand at axe throwing.

10. Dig This: Operate heavy machinery just for fun! Drive a bulldozer in a real-life sandbox.

11. Escape Rooms: Challenge your mind and teamwork skills by trying to break out of one of the city’s top escape rooms.

12. Fly LINQ Zipline: Soar above The LINQ Promenade.

13. The High Roller: Get a panoramic view of the city from the world’s tallest observation wheel.

14. Interactive Experiences: Explore the latest in VR and immersive experiences.

15. SkyJump at the Stratosphere: A controlled free fall from over 800 feet.

16. SkyZone: Trampoline park for all ages.

17. SlotZilla Zip Line: Fly over Fremont Street.

18. Vegas Indoor Skydiving: Get the thrill of skydiving indoors.

Candy & Sweets

19. Ethel M Chocolates’ Cactus Garden: They light up the garden, making it an ideal evening stroll location.

20. Hershey’s Chocolate World: Satisfy your sweet tooth.

21. M&M’s World: Four floors of chocolate goodness.

Dining & Shopping

22. Coca-Cola Store: Taste beverages from around the world.

23. Dine at the Top of the World: Revolving restaurant at The STRAT.

24. Downtown Container Park: A unique shopping experience.

25. Eat at Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen: A gourmet dining experience.

26. Lip Smacking Foodie Tours: Experience the culinary wonders of Vegas.

27. The LINQ Promenade: Shop, dine and play.

28. Shopping at the North Premium Outlets: Grab some Winter sales!


29. Celebrate Leap Day: February 29 is Leap Day in 2024! Las Vegas generally has special hotel, dining and casino promotions to celebrate the day.

30. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens: Seasonal displays.

31. Bellagio Fountains: These majestic water displays set to music are a must see.

32. Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck: Paris in Vegas.

33. Fremont Street Experience: Experience old Vegas, complete with a canopy light show.

34. Gondola rides at The Venetian: Feel like you’re in Venice without leaving Vegas.

35. Mandalay Bay Beach: Sun, sand and entertainment.

36. Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N: Dive into the Marvel universe.

37. Mirage Volcano: Experience a fiery eruption.

38. Spa Day: Relax in one of the many luxury spas on the Strip.

39. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign: Snap a classic Vegas photo.


40. Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix: Family fun with rides and games.

41. Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Feel the need for speed.

42. Pole Position Raceway: Indoor go-karting fun.

43. SpeedVegas: Drive exotic cars on a real racetrack.


44. Bodies…The Exhibition: Explore the human body like never before.

45. Hollywood Cars Museum: Iconic cars from films.

46. Las Vegas Natural History Museum: Learn about the world’s wonders.

47. Madame Tussauds: Pose with lifelike celebrity wax figures.

48. The Mob Museum: Dive deep into the history of organized crime in America.

49. National Atomic Testing Museum: Dive into atomic history.

50. Nevada State Museum: Dive into Nevada’s history.

51. The Neon Museum: Explore the classic neon signs that once adorned the Strip.

52. Nostalgia Street Rods Museum: Vintage cars galore.

53. The Pinball Hall of Fame: Play on over 200 vintage pinball machines.

54. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition: Discover artifacts from the famed ship.

55. Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum: Experience the supernatural.

Outdoor & Nature

56. Desert Glamping Experience: Book a luxury glamping (glamorous camping) experience in the outskirts of Vegas before or after IBS.

57. Flamingo Wildlife Habitat: Flamingos in the heart of the Strip.

58. Hike Mount Charleston: A cool escape with trails and snow in winter.

59. Lake Mead: Boating, fishing and scenic views.

60. Red Rock Canyon: Escape the city and experience stunning desert landscapes.

61. Seven Magic Mountains: View colorful art installations in the desert.

62. Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay: See over 2,000 animals, including 15 species of sharks.

63. Springs Preserve: Discover the natural side of Las Vegas.

64. Valley of Fire State Park: Marvel at ancient petroglyphs and red rock formations.

Piano Bars, Clubs & Speakeasies

65. Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan: Sip cocktails inside a giant chandelier.

66. Nightclubs: Dance the night away at some of the world’s best clubs.

67. Piano Bars: Dueling piano bars like The Piano Bar at Harrah’s are always a fun time, with interactive performances and great music.

68. Speakeasies: Venture beyond the regular nightlife scene and explore the clandestine corners of the city.


69. Attend a comedy show: Laugh out loud at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club.

70. Mystère by Cirque du Soleil: Witness mind-bending acrobatics.

71. Wynn’s Lake of Dreams: A multimedia experience.


72. Attend a Las Vegas Golden Knights game: Experience NHL in the desert.

73. Golf: Many golf courses in Vegas are open year-round, so take advantage of the cooler February weather.

74. Kiss by Monster Mini Golf: Rock and golf come together.

75. Topgolf: Mix golf with party vibes.


76. Big Bus Tours: Explore Vegas on wheels.

77. Helicopter ride over the Strip: Experience Vegas from a whole new angle.

78. Hoover Dam: A testament to human engineering

79. Hot Air Balloon Rides: Experience Vegas and its surrounding beauty from above.

80. Tour the Official Show Home of IBS: The New American Home®

From dazzling lights to natural wonders, from the past to the present and from the ground to the sky, Las Vegas offers an array of experiences. Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the NAHB International Builders’ Show with some of these unforgettable experiences while you’re in Vegas for the show, happening Feb 27 – 29.

Learn more and register for the Builders’ Show.

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