In the early 1990s, the Las Vegas Strip was in the process of integrating entertainment into places no one had thought of before. Volcanoes and pirate ships were showing up in front of the hotel casinos. So why not a shopping mall designed to look like an ancient street, with a changing sky for a roof and talking statues? The Forum Shops at Caesars was a hit with locals and tourists alike when it opened in 1992. It was the first shopping-tainment experience along the Strip, and this year it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Today the Forum Shops mall occupies nearly 700,000 square feet. The selection of retailers is vast and includes a selection of unique and upscale stores. H&M has its largest location in the world here. Jeans connoisseurs will enjoy Lucky Brand Jeans and True Religion. If you're looking for exclusive bling, shop at Cartier, De Beers, or Tiffany–although you might also want to stop in Pandora or Swatch. For the shoe obsessed, you'll find Jimmy Choo and Kate Spade. Cosmetic favorites Mac and Sephora have stores at the Forum Shops, giving you a chance to pick up anything you might have left at home (or have decided you must have while in Vegas). Shoppers can browse through a grand total of 145 shops and 15 restaurants.
For a little free entertainment, enjoy the talking statues show (every hour on the hour), officially known as the Fall of Atlantis. Kids will enjoy the animatronics, and even grown-ups are prone to whipping out their smart phones to snap a few minutes of the fire, thunder, and fog.
The Forum Shops also has a massive exotic fish aquarium. You'll find places to sit here, making it a nice place to enjoy a snack or drink while watching the fish calmly swim by.