FOR VISITORS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Las Vegas is known for it's amazing accommodations, and we're just as accommodating to our visitors with special needs. From hotel rooms and swimming pools to getting around and gambling, learn more about navigating Las Vegas no matter what your needs.
BOOKING YOUR ROOM - Las Vegas offers a wide variety of guest rooms and activities that are accessible to people with disabilities. Hotels have rooms with roll-in showers, transfer showers, tubs with built-in seats and portable seats. Please speak with your reservation operator about your specific needs. If you require additional details, ask for the hotel's ADA specialist.
SHOWROOMS, LOUNGES AND RESTAURANTS - Most hotels have assistive listening devices for hearing-impaired persons available at the showroom or lounge entrance. Wheelchair seating is also available in most restaurants, lounges and showrooms. Call ahead for details.
GAMBLING - All hotels have accessible slot machines and many have sit-down table games. Many hotels also have accommodations for wheelchair users to play craps. Gaming personnel are well-trained in assisting vision and hearing-impaired persons to play table games. If you need a sign-language interpreter for the gaming schools offered at many of the casinos, just ask in advance. Most bingo rooms have Braille cards and large-print cards. A few larger rooms have electronic bingo, enabling blind players or persons with hand-dexterity problems to play up to 100 cards at once!
SWIMMING POOLS - Bring your swimsuit! Most Las Vegas hotels have lifts to assist you in getting into our beautiful pools. You may also find a pool beach entrance at some of our hotels. Check with the reservation operator when booking your room.
TAXI SERVICE - All taxi companies in Las Vegas have lift-equipped vans accommodating one wheelchair. Call from your room, use any dedicated taxi phone or ask the doorman at your hotel for an accessible taxi van. Click here for transportation listings.
CITY BUS/PARATRANSIT - Our RTC (Regional Transportation Commission) bus service is fully accessible, including buses that are lift-equipped, have low floors and kneel, and accommodate up to two wheelchairs. Reduced fares are available for seniors and persons with disabilities. Call CAT-RIDE (702-228-7433) for routes, schedules or help in using the system. The "Strip" bus runs 24 hours a day. If you are certified to ride paratransit in your home city, bring your certification and you will be allowed to ride up to 21 days without having a Nevada certification. To schedule rides, call 702-228-4800 one to three days in advance.
PARKING - Bring along your hometown dashboard parking permit from your personal vehicle if you plan to rent a vehicle in Las Vegas. Out-of-state permits are recognized. Temporary disabled parking permits are available through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Contact them in advance for an application at DMV Special Plates, 775-684-4750, in Carson City, or visit www.dmvnv.com. A physician's statement will be required. Alternatively, valet parking is available at most hotels.
OVERHEAD WALKWAY - There are several four-corner overhead walkway locations on the Strip. The first set of walkways is located on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip) and Tropicana Avenue, which connects the blocks where the MGM Grand, Tropicana, Excalibur and New York-New York are located. The second set is connecting Park MGM and the Showcase Mall/Hard Rock Cafe. The third set is on the corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard connecting the blocks where Bally's, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Flamingo (next to The Cromwell) are located. The fourth walkway set is located on Spring Mountain Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, which connects the corners where Treasure Island, the Fashion Show mall, The Venetian and Wynn are located. Some walkways have direct access into the resorts. Escalators and elevators are available at all locations. In addition, there is a direct-connect walkway from the front of Planet Hollywood to CityCenter accessing ARIA, The Cosmopolitan and Crystals shopping center. Also, there is a walkway connecting Veer Towers, Crystals and Waldorf Astoria.
FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE - This unique experience was created by closing Fremont Street (Downtown) to vehicular traffic, making it an outdoor pedestrian mall and doming it with the most fantastic light show you'll ever see! This area is accessible and wheelchair-friendly.
Where can I find an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired?
Click here for more information.
Where can I find personal care attendants, wheelchair, scooter or oxygen rentals?
Where can I find general ADA assistance for the Las Vegas Convention Center?
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Nevada Relay Service
Voice: 1-800-326-6888 or Dial 711
TTY/ASCII/HCO: 1-800-326-6868 or Dial 711