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7 Top Things To Do At Treasure Island Las Vegas

By Elle
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Treasure Island is quietly tucked away on the Northern end of the Strip by all the fancy schmancy hotels. When it first opened, Vegas-goers flocked to TI to catch the free pirate ship battle / water show at the front of the casino.

That’s long gone now, and with the Hard Rock Hotel construction happening next door, TI’s gotten a lot quieter over the years.

Despite not having as many activities as some of the larger hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, Treasure Island still offers plenty of excitement.

Not many know about this, but there are actually some hidden gem experiences that make TI a great place to visit. You can experience the acrobatic wonders of Mystère, enjoy a larger-than-life drag brunch (with unlimited mimosas, duh!), or join in on some fun line dancing at Gilley’s. Read on to discover the top things to do at Treasure Island Las Vegas!

Watch the original Cirque show, Mystère

Cirque du Soleil Mystere Show Las Vegas
Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Since its premiere in 1993, Mystère has dazzled over 15 million spectators.

As the original Cirque du Soleil production, Mystère is an iconic show that blends high-energy acrobatics and dramatic dance, set to the powerful rhythms of the Taïko drums. With a diverse international cast, “Mystère” unravels the mystery of life itself.

If you’re seeking a family-friendly show that combines awe-inspiring performances with a touch of enigmatic storytelling, “Mystère” at Treasure Island is the perfect choice!

Pro Tip

Book your Cirque du Soleil tickets in advance! These shows are a hot commodity, and waiting until the last minute might leave you out in the Vegas heat. Certain showtimes are more popular than others, so booking as early as you can will ensure that you and your squad can (a) get the showtime you want, and (b) be seated together.

Go line-dancing at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

Gilleys Las Vegas
Courtesy of Gilley’s Saloon

Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que invites you to step into a world where the Wild West meets Vegas flair. Grab a seat on a saddle at the bar, order up some finger lickin’ good BBQ, and get ready to two-step and line dance the night away.

Eat your heart out — you’re going to need to fuel up for the line dancing, or even a ride on the mechanical bull – if you dare!

Oh, did we mention that line dancing lessons are also provided every day?

Gilly’s BBQ opens every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With its lively atmosphere and down-home hospitality, Gilley’s promises a really good time each and every night.

PRO TIP: Are you a Nevada local? Gilley’s Saloon has lots of local specials at any given time. You can check them all out here.

Play arcade games at The Cove Bar & Arcade

Treasure Island hotel guests now have a brand-new spot to drink and play! The Cove Bar & Arcade is perfect for anyone looking to do some family-friendly, non-gambling type of gaming. If you love arcades, this new 7,400-square-foot bar and arcade is worth traveling to and checking out.

The Cove Bar & Arcade features a huge variety of arcade games as well as a duck-pin bowling alley, tabletop shuffleboard, and state-of-the-art golf simulators. While the kids play, the adults will get to enjoy a separate full-service bar with specialty cocktails and eight bartop poker machines.

Game cards start at $20 for 30 minutes of arcade gaming. The arcade closes quite late, between 1am to 2am, depending on the day you visit.

You’ll find it near the pool, across from the Mystère Theatre.

Drag Brunch at Señor Frog’s

Courtesy of Drag Brunch

Get ready for wigs and swigs as you unleash your inner queen at Señor Frog’s world-famous Drag Brunch!

The queens of the scene will take you for a wild ride as you eat and drink yourself silly. This is the most popular drag brunch in town, featuring a highly interactive show fueled by a delicious buffet and an open bar!

It includes brunch with unlimited mimosas, as well as wild performances by the Emmy-winning competition reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens and other fabulous female impersonators.

You’ll need to make reservations for this one!

Latin Nights at Señor Frog’s

From Wednesday nights to Sunday nights, Señor Frog’s hosts its Noche Latina event, spread across two floors. There are usually 2 live performances throughout the night, making it quite easy to dance and vibe til dawn.

You can buy tickets online, just know that the price comes with an open bar (all-you-can-drink). Buy ’em early enough to snag the early bird discount!

Hit the casino (with lower limits)

TI is located among some of the more upscale hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, such as the Venetian/Palazzo and Wynn/Encore. These hotels can be expensive. We’re talking about pricier restaurants, bars, and even table limits!

If you’re looking to enjoy the ambiance and amenities of these luxurious properties without spending a fortune on gaming, hold off on gaming until you get to Treasure Island.

At TI, you’ll likely find lower table limits, allowing your dollar to stretch further while still being in the heart of the action. It’s a smart choice for budget-conscious gamblers who want to experience the action of the Northern Strip without breaking the bank.

Do some shopping at Fashion Show Mall

With Treasure Island being right across the street from the Fashion Show Mall, making a pitstop at this mall is a no-brainer if you need to pick up some last minute clothing items for your vacay!

The Fashion Show Mall is one of the largest shopping centers in Las Vegas, offering a range of stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Zara, H&M, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Coach, Abercrombie & Fitch, the Apple Store, Lululemon, Sephora, etc.

As you can already tell, the store options are much more varied compared to the “malls” within Wynn/Encore and Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. Great for us *normal* people who aren’t trying to buy a new Louis or Chanel purse!

Dining options are also plentiful with many budget-friendly options too. You’ll find the likes of Happy Camer Pizza, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Luke’s Lobster, Benihana, P.F. Chang’s, Chipotle, Earl of Sandwich, and Johnny Rockets. There’s also a Fat Tuesday here!

Explore Other Hotels Near Treasure Island

Treasure Island Las Vegas is situated on the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip, so while you’re a bit less central than other hotels, you still have many neighboring hotels within walking distance.

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 Treasure Island Hotel & Casino:

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About The Author - Elle
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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)!