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Entertainment Venues

Concert halls, opera houses, theaters and more.


Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102
Opened in 1857, the building is the oldest grand opera house in America used for its original purpose. It is the home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philadelphia Opera Company.


Bellagio Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, 89109
Owned by MGM Mirage, the Bellagio was built on the site of the demolished Dunes hotel and casino. The building was inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio, Italy.


Bob Carr Theater

Orlando, Orange County, Florida, 32801
The site has been a center for performing arts since 1926 and was renamed for former Orlando Mayor Bob Carr in the 1970's. It is home to the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Opera and the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra.


Bourbon Street (Rue Bourbon)

New Orleans, Louisiana
When New Orleans was founded in 1718, it was originally centered around the French Quarter. The city has since expanded, but "The Quarter" remains the cultural hub with Bourbon Street as one of its main attractions.


Capitol Center for the Arts

Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 03301
The Capitol Center for the Arts opened in its current form in 1995 after a multiyear renovation of the Capitol Theater, which had existed in the same location from 1927 to 1989.


Carnegie Hall

New York, New York, 10019
Carnegie Hall is named after Andrew Carnegie, who paid for its construction. It was intended as a venue for the Oratorio Society of New York and the New York Symphony Society, on whose boards Carnegie served.


Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, 30313
A small amphitheater is located at the southern end of Centennial Olympic Park. The park is host several events including a summer popular music concert series as well as holiday concerts and fireworks display.


Church Street Station

Orlando, Orange County, Florida, 32801
Once an active entertainment venue, Church Street has been fighting to regain an audience that was taken by Downtown Disney. At one time, there was a station for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad here.


Churchill Downs

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40208
Famous for hosting the annual Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs filled a void in Louisville left by the closing of Oakland and Woodlawn, two earlier race courses. The twin spires atop the grandstands are used as a symbol of the track and the Derby.


Circus World Museum

Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin, 53913
Among the buildings that make up the Circus World Museum is The Hippodrome, a permanent big-top which houses the museum's daily circus and magic show performances.


Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 25301
The Clay Center houses the Maier Foundation Performance Hall, an 1,883-seat theater with exceptional acoustics and sight lines and The Walker Theater, a black-box venue.


Count de Hoernle Amphitheater

Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, 33432
Formerly called the Mizner Park Amphitheater, the venue is part of Boca Raton's Centre for the Arts. It opened in 2002. The 3500-seat venue is located adjacent to the shopping area at Mizner Park.


David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33602
As the largest performing arts complex south of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Center opened in 1987 and provides an environment for a wide variety of world-class events.


French Quarter

New Orleans, Louisiana
The French Quarter is the oldest and most famous neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. Many of the buildings date from before New Orleans became part of the United States. New Orlean's Mardi Gras celebration is centered here.


Las Vegas Strip

Clark County, Nevada
Some of the more popular free attractions visible from the Las Vegas Strip include the water fountains at Bellagio, the volcano at The Mirage, and the Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain at Caesars Palace.


Magic Springs and Crystal Falls

Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, 71901
The Timberwood Amphitheater is a state-of-the-art concert venue which offers a variety of entertainment. Concerts are held every Saturday during the operating season. While there is free lawn seating, there are also 26 rows of bench reserved seats in front of the stage.


Mall of America

Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55425
Mall of America has a gross area of 4.2 million sq ft. (390,000 m2), with over 520 stores. The Mall is organized into 4 different zones, each with its own decorative style.


Mann Music Center for the Performing Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19131
Originally founded as the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Mann Center is the only outdoor cultural arts venue in the Philadelphia region and one of the largest of its kind in the nation.


Mardi Gras World

New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130
The events venue at Mardi Gras World, the River City Complex, hosts festivals, weddings, private parties and corporate events.


Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort

Chester, Hancock County, West Virginia, 26034
The track was known as Waterford Park prior to 1990. In 1994, the track was authorized to have slot machines. The Mountaineer now has casino table games, a convention center and entertainment venue called "The Harv."


Muhammad Ali Center

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40202
The Muhammad Ali Center is a non-profit museum and cultural center in Louisville, Kentucky. Dedicated to boxer Muhammad Ali, a native of Louisville, it is located in the city's West Main District.


Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)

Orlando, Orange County, Florida, 32819
The OCCC currently ranks as the second largest convention center in the United States with over 2.2 million square feet of exhibition space.


Paris Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, 89109
Owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment, this hotel-casino's theme is the city of Paris in France. It contains replicas of many famous landmarks in Paris, including a 540 ft. (164.6 m) replica of the Eiffel Tower.


Parx Casino and Racing

Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 19020
Originally called Keystone Racetrack, Philadelphia Park opened in November 1974. It is the home of Grade II Pennsylvania Derby. The name of the casino, Parx, is a modified spelling of the racetrack name.


Polynesian Cultural Center

Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 96762
The Polynesian Cultural Center hosts many special events, highlighting Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian and Māori cultures along with a Christmas festival and a Haunted Lagoon.


Renaissance Center

Detroit, Michigan, 48243
The Renaissance Center (also known as the GM Renaissance Center and nicknamed the RenCen) is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.


Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Dedicated on April 27, 1973, the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere consists of a grassy 7-acre (28,000 m2) park built atop a large parking garage and Interstate 64. It also features fountains, shelters, and an ice-skating rink.


Sacramento Convention Center Complex

Sacramento, California, 95814
The Sacramento Convention Center Complex is a complex of entertainment venues and a convention center located in downtown Sacramento, California.


SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego, California, 92109
SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California. SeaWorld San Diego is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium

Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana, 71101
The 3,200-seat Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium is used for concerts, family shows, Broadway plays, boxing, and other special events.


Sloss Furnaces

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35222
Sloss Furnaces was operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing it became one of the first industrial sites in the U.S. to be preserved for public use. The site currently serves as an interpretive museum of industry.


Temple Square

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150
Temple Square is often the location of concerts and other events. During the Christmas holiday season, approximately 100,000 Christmas lights sparkle from trees and shrubs around Temple Square each evening until 9 pm. The lighting of Temple Square is a popular event, usually attended by more than 10,000 people.


The Epic of American Civilization Mural

Baker, Grafton County, New Hampshire
The Epic of American Civilization is a mural by the social realist painter Jose Clemente Orozco. It is located in the basement reading room of the Baker Memorial Library on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover.


Titanic Museum

Branson, Missouri, 65616
The Titanic Museum Attraction is a museum located in Branson, Missouri on 76 Country Boulevard. It is one of two Titanic-themed museums owned by John Joslyn (who headed a 1987 expedition to Titanic's final resting place). The museum holds 400 pre-discover


Walt Disney World Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Orange County, Florida
Walt Disney World Resort includes The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom and 32 resorts and hotels that are located on the Walt Disney World property.


Westminster Arcade

Providence, Rhode Island
The Westminster Arcade is a historic shopping center at 130 Westminster Street and 65 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Built in 1828, it is notable as the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States.


Wet'n'Wild Hawaii

Kapolei, Hawaii, 96707
Wet'n'Wild Hawaii is currently the only water park in the state of Hawaii. It is one of seven water parks operating under the Wet'n'Wild brand globally.

Top 10 Most Popular Entertainment Venues Landmarks

  1. Mardi Gras World
  2. Bourbon Street (Rue Bourbon)
  3. French Quarter
  4. Mall of America
  5. Walt Disney World Resort
  6. Centennial Olympic Park
  7. Bellagio Hotel and Casino
  8. Academy of Music
  9. Churchill Downs
  10. Las Vegas Strip