Are you bringing a travel companion or your family with you to the conference?
Look here for activities, attractions and dinning suggestions for your guests while you are attending the conference.
Fine Dining in Las Vegas:
Ethel M Chocolate Factory
12 miles from Rio / Mon. – Thur. 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. / Cost: Free
A self-guided tour of Ethel M Chocolate’s Factory and world famous Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden.
The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris
2.2 miles from Rio / Daytime 9:30am to 7:15pm / Cost: $7.00-$15.00
Located in the middle of the strip this attraction has great views 50 stories high and an observation deck.
King Putt Indoor Mini-Golf
10 miles from Rio / Mon. – Thur. 2:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. / Cost: $8.50
A unique indoor mini golf glowing experience for people of all ages this is a family oriented mini golf course which provides a fun, affordable, safe, and novel experience.
Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Family Fun Center
11 miles from Rio / Mon. – Fri. 11:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. / Cost: $6.50 – $18.00
Features 4 exciting race tracks, the park also has a Super Fun Slide, Tornado Twister, Dive Bomber Airplanes, and a Dragon Roller Coaster, plus a restaurant the latest arcade games.
The Putt Park Miniature Golf
8.6 miles from Rio / Mon. – Fri. 12:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. / Cost: $7.50-8.50
This Course is an 18-hole miniature out-door golf course specially deigned for kids, families and seasoned golfers alike.
CSI: The Experience
2 miles from Rio / Mon. – Fri. 10:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. / Cost: $30
CSI: The Experience, at MGM Grand in the Studio Walk is a unique interactive crime-solving experience.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
1.5 miles from Rio / Tue. – Thur. at 4p.m. / Cost: $45
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets.
Outdoor Activities & Tours:
Lion Habitat at MGM
2 miles from Rio / Mon. – Fri. 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. / Cost: Free
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino has created a one-of-a-kind Lion Habitat as a showcase for public education and appreciation for this majestic creature of nature.
Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo
2 miles from Rio / Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. to dusk / Cost: Free
The Flamingo resort is home to a flock of live Chilean Flamingos as well as a collection of other feathered friends.
Bellagio Dancing Fountains
.7 miles from Rio / Mon. – Fri. 3p.m. to 8p.m. / Cost: Free
Las Vegas show of water, music and lights thoughtfully interwoven into the most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature.
Volcano at the Mirage
.9 miles from Rio / Mon. – Fri. 6p.m. to 11p.m. / Cost: Free
Every Hour on the Hour, the Mirage volcano explodes creating an audio and visual spectacle for onlookers.
Las Vegas Zoo
7.8 miles from Rio / 9a.m. – 5p.m. / Cost: $7 – $9
The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park is a shady 3-acre park which exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals
Hoover Dam Tour
3.2 miles from Rio / Hours Vary by Tours / Cost: $60-$200
Premium Tours include motor coach trips, airplane and helicopter combination tours, also offer a boat cruise and a float trip that departs from the base of Hoover Dam.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat
1.2 miles from Rio / 11:00a.m.-5:30p.m. / Cost: $10 – $15
Experience an exotic, enchanting and wondrous world at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
Wild West Horseback Adventures
9.2 miles from Rio / 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. / Cost: $100 – $129
You will ride on the same dusty trails that were once ridden by some of the most infamous outlaws of the American West
Museums & Arts:
CBS Television City Research Center at the MGM
2 miles from Rio / Mon. – Fri. 10:00a.m. to 8:30p.m. / Cost: Free
A network television research center to get audience reactions and feedback to new shows screened in small theaters.
Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art
6.6 miles from Rio / Wed. – Sat. 12:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. / Cost: $3
A privately funded, non-profit organization and presently features over 20,000 square feet of exhibit area, with a main gallery, a special exhibitions gallery, and a small works gallery.
Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Museum
2.1 miles from Rio / 10:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. / Cost: $15 – $25
Celebrity and historical figure wax museum, featuring Lady Gaga in wax recently unveiled on December 9th.
Nevada State Museum
4.7 miles from Rio / 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. / Cost: $4
Nevada State Museum and Historical Society offers visitors a glimpse of the complete, past of the Silver State.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
5.0 miles from Rio / 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Cost: $5 – $10
The Natural History Museum houses more than half a dozen unique exhibits. From the African savannah to desert life and Nevada’s prehistoric past.
Atomic Testing Museum
2.9 miles from Rio / 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. / Cost: $12
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, preserves and presents information and exhibits that describe the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Development and Testing Programs
Theme Parks & Rides
Adventuredome Theme Park
3 miles from Rio / 11:00a.m. to 6p.m. / Cost: $14 – $25
5 Acres of indoor fun, including rides, rollercoasters, a miniature golf course, laser tag, an arcade, clown shows, and bumper cars.
The Rollercoaster at New York-New York
2.4 miles from Rio / 11:00a.m. to 11p.m. / Cost: $16 – $26
This Roller Coaster will lift you up 203 feet, drop you down 144 feet and goes as fast as 67 mph.
2.0 miles from Rio / 3720 S. Las Vegas Blvd. / 10a.m. to 11p.m
2.3 miles from Rio / 3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd. / 10a.m. to 9p.m.
Las Vegas Outlet Center
6 miles from Rio / 7400 S. Las Vegas Blvd. / 10a.m. to 9p.m.
12.2 miles from Rio / 2240 Village Walk Dr. / 10a.m. to 9p.m.