Not for the squeamish, this educational permanent exhibition at Luxor features 13 preserved cadavers and 260 pickled organs with scientific explanations made simple. It's one way to find out if your kid's got what it takes to become a surgeon. That said, it helps to be on a surgeon's salary to afford the entry price.

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1. Luxor

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Named after Egypt's splendid ancient city, the landmark Luxor once had the biggest wow factor on the south Strip. While the theme easily could have…

2. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

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This intriguing exhibition displays more than 250 genuine artifacts salvaged from the RMS Titanic – the luxury passenger liner that sank in the chilly…

3. Excalibur


This medieval caricature, complete with crayon-colored towers and a faux drawbridge, epitomizes gaudy Vegas. Inside the mock castle, casino walls are hung…

4. Mandalay Bay

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Angular and glittering gold, massive Mandalay Bay flanks the far south end of the Strip. It's the first resort many visitors lay eyes on as they roll into…

5. Shark Reef Aquarium

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Mandalay Bay’s unusual walk-through aquarium is home to 2000 submarine beasties, including jellyfish, moray eels, stingrays and 15 species of shark. Scuba…

6. Tropicana

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Open since 1957, the Trop has had half a century to sully its shine, lose its crowds and go the way of the Dunes and the Sands – ashes to ashes, dust to…

7. Mandalay Bay Beach

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Mandalay Bay's 1.6-million-gallon wave pool occupies 11 acres, has 2700 tons of imported Californian sand and can generate waves up to 6ft. The facility…

8. Big Apple Arcade

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Above New York–New York's casino floor, a gargantuan carnival-esque arcade offers something for kids (and kids at heart) with 200-plus video games ranging…