Unless it's 'bigger is better,' there is no real theme at this time-warped giant with its football-field-sized casino overhung by twinkling chandeliers and furnished with overstuffed blue velvet chairs. Bally's resident 'Jubilee!' showgirl extravaganza saw its final curtain call after a 34-year season in February 2016. At the time of writing, the show's eponymous theater still lacked a permanent replacement and Bally's seemed to be in the throes of an identity crisis.

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1. Eiffel Tower Experience

0.12 MILES

The Eiffel Tower Experience is the signature attraction at Paris Las Vegas, a mini version of the French capital that includes the Hotel de Ville, facades…

2. Paris Las Vegas

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This mini version of the French capital might lack the charm of the City of Light, but its efforts to emulate Paris' landmarks, including a 34-story Hotel…

3. Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

0.22 MILES

Slip away from the madness inside the Flamingo’s wildlife habitat, out back behind the casino. Over a dozen acres of pools, gardens, waterfalls and water…

4. Flamingo

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In 1946 the Flamingo was the talk of the town, with its fantastic clusters of pink and orange neon, glitzy decor, Broadway-style entertainment and tuxedo…

5. High Roller

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In Vegas parlance, a gambler who bets big is called a high roller. It's also the name of the world's tallest observation wheel, which tops out at 550ft…

6. Planet Hollywood

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The former Aladdin resort was swimming in a sea of debt when Planet Hollywood bought it in 2003. Now owned by Caesars group, the property's flashy casino…

7. LINQ Promenade


Running between The LINQ Hotel & Casino and the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, the LINQ Promenade is a partially-covered outdoor pedestrian walkway…

8. Fountains of Bellagio

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With a backdrop of Tuscan-style architecture, the Bellagio’s faux Lake Como and dancing fountains are the antithesis of the Mojave Desert – although the…