15 Top Things To Do At Horseshoe Las Vegas

By Elle
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The Horseshoe has had many names since it was first built in 1973. At first, it was the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, then Bally’s. Now’s it’s the Horseshoe that we all know and love!

Of all the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, we think Horseshoe Las Vegas is one of the more family-friendly and down-to-earth options, meaning you can have a great time here with your whole squad — and without needing to be filthy rich.

It’s hard to tell from mundane-looking exterior of the hotel, but there’s no shortage of affordable shows, interactive activities, casual restaurants, and innovative watering holes at Horseshoe Las Vegas!

In our handpicked list of things to do at Horseshoe Las Vegas, you’ll find that half of them are catered to adults and half are catered to the kiddos. It’s a well-balanced hotel perfect for groups of adults and families alike.

Here are our top recommendations on things to do at Horseshoe Las Vegas for the full experience.

What’s Around Horseshoe Las Vegas?

To the west: Bellagio — To the south: Paris Las Vegas — To the north: The Cromwell — To the northeast: Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino

Dita Las Vegas: A Jubilant Revue

Dita Von Teese Las Vegas Residency
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

The Dita Las Vegas: A Jubilant Revue show is the dazzling brainchild of burlesque icon Dita Von Teese, who infuses her signature elegance and allure into the storied legacy of Las Vegas showgirl glamour. Inspired by the legendary Jubilee! show (one of the longest running show on the Strip until 2016), this opulent production at the Jubilee Theater is a must-see fusion of classic and contemporary burlesque.

Laugh all show long at Potted Potter

Potted Potter Las Vegas
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For all the witches, wizards, and Muggles out there, Potted Potter is a fast-paced romp through the beloved Harry Potter saga. Created by the Olivier-nominated duo Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the show is a comedic tour-de-force that flies through all seven books with a blend of wit, charm, and a touch of madness.

Audience members can expect a hilarious overview of Harry’s journey, complete with ridiculous props, wacky costumes, and even a fire-breathing dragon.

Experience mind-reading magic at PARANORMAL

Paranormal Horseshoe Las Vegas
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Before you get all worked up about ghosts and scary things, the show is not related to anything horror — it’s 100% lighthearted fun!

International mentalist Frederic Da Silva showcases the powers of his mind in his renowned show PARANORMAL. Experience an afternoon of mystery, magic, hypnosis, and mind-reading that will leave you astonished and amazed.

But first, who is Frederic Da Silva? Frederic Da Silva is a mentalist who brings a wealth of accolades to the stage, including the prestigious title of “Best Mentalist in Europe” and a history of mesmerizing audiences on France’s Got Talent.

Take the kids to a BattleBots show

Battlebots Las Vegas
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This BattleBots Destruct-a-thon show is bigger, louder, and meaner than ever. When it comes to metal machine melee, enjoy everything from full knockouts to grappling fights hanging by the thread of the Judge’s decision. Either way, you’ll get your fill of non-stop action in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

Hosted by Bil Dwyer (original host of the Comedy Central BattleBots series), this intense, fast-moving, family-friendly, fight-fest staring robots has delighted millions of fans o TV all over the world.

Eat Chicago-style pizza at Giordano’s

For those of you who aren’t well-versed in the pizza world, Giordano’s is a legendary pizzeria originating from Chicago, Illinois. Renowned for its deep-dish pies with layers of cheese and toppings encased in a buttery crust, Giordano’s is a must-visit for deep-dish pizza enthusiasts.

Be sure to order their famous “stuffed” pizza, such as the classic Cheese or Meat & More Meat, for an authentic taste of the Windy City.

Enjoy a steak at Jack Binion’s Steak

Savor a delectable steak dinner at Jack Binion’s Steak, a revered steakhouse with roots in the Midwest. Hailing from Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, Jack Binion’s offers prime cuts of beef cooked to perfection and served in an elegant yet welcoming atmosphere.

For a melt-in-your-mouth steak experience, try their signature Bone-In Ribeye or Filet Mignon, expertly prepared and bursting with meaty flavor.

Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Sports Kitchen

If you’re a fan of the TV-famous chef and host of Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives, you’re going to want to check out Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Sports Kitchen. Originating from Flavortown itself, this eatery offers a playful twist on classic sports bar fare, featuring hearty dishes packed with Guy’s signature flair.

Don’t miss out on crowd favorites like the Trash Can Nachos or the Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheeseburger, guaranteed to satisfy your cravings and leave you coming back for more.

Grab drinks at The Cabinet of Curiosities Bar and Lounge

Have you ever wanted to drink at a bespoke bar and lounge filled with unusual items? If that sounds like the perfect setting for enjoying a cocktail or two, head straight for The Cabinet of Curiosities Bar and Lounge.

After getting your drink, feel free to explore the room! Each cabinet is filled with oddities from around the world.

This bar and lounge doesn’t stop at the quirky decor. You can enjoy your favorite cocktail and solve a puzzle at the same time. If you’re curious, be their guest! No reservations are needed, walk-ins are welcome at the Cabinet at all times.

Visit the speakeasy hidden inside The Cabinet

Oh yeah, there are levels to this place. For an extra-exclusive experience, make a reservation to The Lock, a speakeasy hidden inside The Cabinet of Curiosities Bar and Lounge.

The key to this reserved Speakeasy is found only after discovering its hidden entrance where a Locksmith will assist you in cracking the codes for admission.

Play all the games at ARCADE

Arcade Horseshoe Las Vegas
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

As part of the Bally’s rebranding into Horseshoe Las Vegas, they’ve recently opened up a brand new arcade! The ARCADE offers a 7,000-square-foot space filled with over 90 games, including Skee-Ball, air hockey, and virtual reality experiences like “King Kong” and “Mission Impossible”.

With cashless currency and a selection of prizes to redeem, the ARCADE provides endless entertainment to kids, gamers, and anyone looking for a bit of friendly gaming competition!

Learn something new at REAL BODIES

Real Bodies Las Vegas

REAL BODIES is one of the world’s highest-quality collections of real human specimens. At this unique attraction, you’ll see more than 20 perfectly preserved humans and over 200 anatomical specimens.

Visitors to this exhibition can expect to explore various galleries that each focus on a different aspect of human biology, from the skeletal and muscular systems to the intricacies of the circulatory and respiratory systems.

This activity is perfect for budding scientists, biology majors, and people who are interested in science, humans, and life in general. I loved these exhibits as a high-schooler and it makes me happy that these educational exhibits are still here on the Las Vegas Strip today.

Play Twilight Zone-themed mini golf

Step into the eerie world of Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf, a one-of-a-kind 10,000-sq-ft themed attraction that blends the iconic Twilight Zone series with the fun of glow-in-the-dark miniature golf.

Navigate through 18 holes of glowing obstacles and surreal landscapes, all set against the backdrop of classic Twilight Zone characters and scenes.

Explore the Grand Bazaar Shops

This shopping center evokes open-air market atmospheres from around the world. You’ll find all kinds of stores here selling everything you can think of such as candy, collectibles, clothing, and accessories. There’s even a Red Door Escape Room here, perfect for solving puzzles with the entire family!

If you need a snack, while you’re here, you can get Mediterranean food, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, donuts, and even boba.

Take the kids to Dino Safari

Dino Safari Las Vegas
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Embark on a prehistoric journey with the whole family at Dino Safari, an immersive walkthrough adventure in Las Vegas that transports you back to the age of dinosaurs. Wander through lifelike exhibits featuring towering animatronic dinosaurs, interactive displays, and thrilling sound effects that bring the ancient world to life.

Kids will marvel at the sight of roaring T-Rexes, majestic Brachiosauruses, and fierce Velociraptors as they learn about these long-gone creatures through educational exhibits and fun activities. There are plenty of photo opportunities and hands-on experiences!

Explore Other Hotels Near Horseshoe Las Vegas

The Horseshoe is quite centrally located, so you could easily pop into a few neighboring hotels to explore while you’re here. Trust us, you’re going to need a few hours at the very least to see it all! These nearby hotels are all brimming with really unique things to do.

Discover all the things you could do at these other hotels, all of which are either right next to or directly across the street from The Horseshoe:

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About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!