Secrets Of The Las Vegas Strip: Sin City’s Hidden Treasures

Las Vegas has a reputation for secrets. Whether it’s the outlaw lifestyle that contributed to its birth or the tongue-in-cheek “What Happens In Vegas” motto, the hush-hush nature of a Vegas Vacation can make the strip seem secretive.

It just makes sense that the Las Vegas Strip itself will have some secrets of its own. You may already know about the Main Street Station Casino or Nevada museum, but there’s so much more. For those about to embark on a trip to the city that never sleeps, those already there, and those who just love to uncover mysteries, we present the secret Las Vegas locations on the Strip.

There’s An Underground Speakeasy You Need A Password For

secret entrance picture vegas

300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Monday through Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight

Grab a fedora and get yourself bugsy because underneath the Mob Museum is a throwback to one of the foundations of Las Vegas history. The Underground Speakeasy is a prohibition-era bar that will take you back in time. This hard-to-find speakeasy awaits—but you need to know the password to get in.

That’s right, in order to gain entrance, visitors need to know the weekly code words. Located on their website, this extra measure takes the experience from quirky to genuine. Look at you – living the notorious nightlife in Sin City.

It’s like stepping through a time warp. Sporting a bar, fully stocked with the shine and splendor of prohibition-era ambiance and a menu to make your mouth water, this amazing location with a unique layout is one of the most elusive on the Strip, a true hidden gem away from the neon signs.

You Wouldn’t Even Notice Secret Pizza

Secret Pizza

Boulevard Tower, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Level 3, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Friday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.

two people enjoying a pizza in Las Vegas
Pizza in Las Vegas

It’s called “Secret Pizza”. How could we not include this on the list of Strip Secrets?

What makes it a secret? The fact that it’s hard to find is one reason. Tucked away on the 3rd floor of The Cosmopolitan, off the beaten path, this New York Style restaurant has no signs or entrance markings. It has caused many potential diners to just walk right by without a second thought.

Those who do manage to notice it are never let down. There is hot pizza, available by the slice, along with an old-school pinball machine. This is one meal that you will want to tell your friends about back home…as long as you can find it.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (from USD $250 )

Let The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas take you into a world of lush, modern hospitality with fun twists and mysteries that dazzle each and every guest.

There’s An Actual Key To The Las Vegas Strip

Much like small-town USA and major cities across the county, there’s a Key that honored guests to the strip receive. Unlike the others in its town-pride category across the nation, this key doesn’t encompass all of its city-like downtown Las Vegas and surrounding areas. Rather, it’s the “Key To The Strip.”

Past honorees include comedian Bill Maher, Jeopardy winner James Holzhauer, and Tiesto. The actual key, housed in a ceremonial box is usually included with a day proclaiming the recipient as an honoree, as was the case in 2021 when July 16 was declared “Bill Maher Day”

There’s A Piece Of The Titanic

Titanic Exhibit

big piece of Titanic exhibit at Luxor
image courtesy of MGM

3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Now through September 5   11:00 AM – 8:00 PM; last admission 7:00 PM

September 6 – November 13 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; last admission 5:00 PM

November 14 – December 31 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM; last admission 7:00 PM

A bell from the Titanic
Ring the bell for the Titanic in Las Vegas

Rose may have let Jack float away from the hull of the ship, but you can see it for yourself. There are 15 tons of the infamous ship on display at the Titanic Exhibition housed in the Luxor. This Sin City exhibition is both historic and photo-worthy on levels most can’t imagine.

The showcase has become a sensation, boasting that it’s been seen by over 25 million people around the world. With many exhibits in many locations, Titanic’s Las Vegas installation is perhaps its most ambitious. Not only can you get a glimpse of the actual boat, but luggage, ship whistles, a window frame and even a 1900 vintage unopened bottle of champagne.

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Luxor Las Vegas (from USD $79 )

While many of the properties along the Strip follow traditional architecture, Luxor is located inside its legendary black glass pyramid.

Rock-n-Roll All Night, Golf Everyday With KISS Monster Mini Golf

3700 W. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Sunday-Thursday: Noon – 10pm

Friday & Saturday: Noon – 11pm

A blue golf ball next to it's hole
Are you too good for your home, ball? Enjoy the best mini golf in Las Vegas

There are many mini-golf places in the world, but only one that can call itself the official mini-golf of iconic rockers KISS. It’s here – in Vegas. Once again, there’s a classic vegas attraction you can’t miss tucked within a hotel. Just head to the Rio.

This 13,000-square-foot KISS-themed playground has all the glowing splendor you’d expect from the Monster franchise along with the showmanship of Gene Simmons and friends. For those who like golf, it’s a sure-fire visit. For those who love KISS, it’s definitely not to miss.

Maybe you also love arcade games, music memorabilia, special events, gift shops and even a rock-n-roll wedding chapel. If you do, you’re in luck. This magical monstrous masterpiece has you covered on all sides. Step right up and prepare for a Crazy Crazy Night.

Score Big At The Pinball Hall Of Fame

4925 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas NV 89119

Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In most cities, the Pinball Hall Of Fame would be the centerpiece. In a bustling playground like Las Vegas, it can be often left off of itineraries. Don’t make that mistake with this hidden gem.

It’s free.

You read that right. It’s free. Not only does this location offer a look at some of pinball’s most beloved games through their massive selection of machines, but they allow you to play them too. This labor of love from the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club is one of the Strip’s most cherished destinations for its novelty, retro appeal, and overall sense of love that you can feel the owners have for the game.

If you’re in town, this hidden treasure can give you a great day without breaking the bank. It gives new meaning to being a high roller.

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Get Engaged At Tiffany & Co’s Proposal Balcony

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. The only exception is marriage. That one you take with you.

It’s for this reason that Las Vegas has become a destination for engagements, marriages, and love in general. Tiffany & Co has created private rooms at both its shops at Crystals location and Bellagio so that lovebirds can pop the question, view the impressive selection of rings, and prepare to tie the knot. All of this can happen without leaving your hotel.

While the entire location is a picture-perfect proposal scene, these private areas give fiances-to-be a chance to pop a bottle of bubbly open after the “yes”. It’s one of the few Vegas moments that gives couples privacy in a town known for public parties.

Bellagio Las Vegas (from USD $149 )

Let the magic of Bellagio, with its conservatory, fountains and splendor, make your Las Vegas Strip an unforgettable experience.

FAQS:

Are there any hidden bars on the Las Vegas Strip?

Yes. Just like the Underground, located below the Mob Museum, there’s Ghost Donkey, a secret bar within the Cosmopolitan. It’s one of many little-known eateries and all the hidden gems along the Strip.

Are there fine art galleries in Las Vegas?

There are a number of upscale art installations in Las Vegas including Akhob at the Louis Vuitton store at Crystals and the Bellagio Fine Art Gallery. These locations are what makes Las Vegas one of the most well-rounded destination spots for tourists and families.

What is the most secret museum in Las Vegas?

The National Atomic Testing Museum is one of Las Vegas’s strangest and most exclusive museums. Opened in 2005 and located just east of the Strip, this site showcases Geiger counters, memorabilia, and more. Looking for something “realistic”? Their Ground Zero Theater offers a simulation of what an above-ground nuclear test would have been like. For those in the area, the National Atomic Testing Museum is a visit that is unlike any other.

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