This New Orleans–themed casino hotel does a so-so job of re-creating the Big Easy. On the casino floor stand more than 3000 slot and video poker machines and a bustling race and sports book. Bonuses for families include a multiscreen movie theater, bowling alley, video arcade and childcare center.

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1. Palms

0.93 MILES

The ultramodern Palms casino hotel burns brightly with a mix of entertainment designed to seduce gen-Xers and -Yers. Infamous for its starring role on MTV…

2. Gold Coast

1.13 MILES

The neighborhood west of the Strip has several old-school casino hotels, such as Gold Coast – now as well known for its authentic Chinese cuisine as its…

3. Rio

1.25 MILES

Despite its Carnaval theme, the all-suites Rio casino hotel is often overshadowed by the action at the Palms casino resort across the street. Occupying…

4. The Park

1.39 MILES

For some reason, in such a sunshine-filled place, it took 60 years for an outdoor park to be built on the Las Vegas Strip. The new-in-2016 'park' is a…

5. Aria

1.44 MILES

Smartly designed and seductively illuminated, Aria's massive design-savvy casino floor is a sophisticated money-grabber. Big spenders can access exclusive…

6. Aria Fine Art Collection

1.46 MILES

Over 15 striking, large-scale art installations, contemporary sculptures and larger-than-life abstract paintings are spread throughout the Aria complex in…

7. Excalibur

1.49 MILES

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

8. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition


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