There is no shortage of entertainment options in America's Sin City. Las Vegas has a bewildering number of shows, shopping centers, activities, museums, and more. Some attractions are unique and found nowhere else in the world.
One place to consider putting on the bucket list is Area15. Arguably it is because of so many unique and unusual attractions that Las Vegas is not overrated and is a destination everyone should visit at least once.
The Las Vegas Strip is the heart of the city's entertainment district with an impressive collection of some of the largest and most famous casinos in the world. And Area15 is a major, brand-new attraction only a mile from the Las Vegas Strip. This new venture offers an experience in Las Vegas that's like none other — and that's saying something!
What Is Area15 And Why Is It So Special?
"AREA15 is Las Vegas’ newest experiential entertainment district offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, bars and eateries, and much more.
AREA15 is a wondrous mash-up of experiences and an immersive playground, all rolled up into one vibrant space."
So — what exactly is Area15? It is an immersive bunker-style experimental bazaar with plenty of larger-than-life art installations and mind-blowing virtual reality experiences.
Area15 is an experiential retail and entertainment complex around a mile from the Strip. It has alcohol outlets, a restaurant, major experimental entertainment residencies, and more. Some of the retail stores here are found nowhere else.
Omega Mart and Lost Spirits take up large areas of Area15. Omega Mart is an interactive art installation while Lost Spirits is an installation the size of a football field that has a fully functional distillery in a dreamlike world.
After delays, Area15 finally opened in 2020 with the pandemic delaying its operations and cavity until 2021. Area15 has a capacity of around 7,000 people, although the pandemic forced it to temporarily limit it to only 750.
Attractions & Activities At Area15
There are far too many experiences offered at Area15 to go through here and really do them justice. While the outside of the main hall (all The Spine) is unassuming, inside it is lit up with backlights and neon colors.
There are virtual reality attractions, thrill rides, great restaurants, and much more.
Birdly is a ride that mimics every part of an avian experience. People feel the wind beneath their wine and get a bird's eye view of some of the richest landscapes of the digital world.
It has three flights: New York, Jurassic (fly amongst the dinosaurs), and Wingsuit (feel the sensation of flying in a wingsuit).
Other examples of attractions at Area15 include:
- Museum Fiasco: Emphasizes light and sound
- Axe-Throwing: Axe-throwing lounge
- Haley's Comet: A zipline rollercoaster
- Emporium: Arcade and bar
- Omega Mart: An interactive, walk-through art exhibit
- Lost Spirits: A functioning distillery
To get a full idea of the many attractions offered at Area15, see their website.
Planning A Visit To Area15
General admission is free and grants access to much of what the complex has to offer.
Some activities and experiences are family-friendly. That being said, the complex is only for those aged 21 and over after 10:00 pm.
After 10:00 pm visitors need to present a valid driver's license or ID to enter.
- Age Restriction: 21+ After 10:00 pm
Examples of activities in Area15 include as diverse activities as throwing ax duels, wandering through bamboo volcanoes, zip-lining, and more.
- Days Open: Seven Days A Week
- Monday: 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
- Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
- Friday: 12:00 pm to 2:00 am
- Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 am
- Sunday: 10:00 am to 12:00 am
While the pandemic has eased, as of September 2022, pre-registration is still required to manage capacity and maintain social distancing. Regular registration is free.
- Entry Fee: Free But Entry Pass Is Required
- Late-Night Entry: $15.00 For Those Aged 21+ On Fridays and Saturdays
They also have a late-night entry on Fridays and Saturdays and the admission fee is $15.00. Visitors can save $5.00 by securing an entry pass before arriving.
People with an Experience or event ticket in Area15 do not require an entry pass.