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Old 06-22-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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Top 5 Las Vegas activities

I'm starting a new thread where we can post out favorite fun things to do in Vegas, and just to make it interesting limit yourself to a top 5!


Here are mine:

1. Bellagio fountains - puts me into an "epcot" frame of mind every time!

2. Shopping at the Forum shops - but it has to include lunch at the Cheesecake factory!

3. Mirage hotel at night - you can watch the volcanoe,see the white tigers, and admire the aquariums all in one trip!

4. The Star Trek attractions at the Hilton - pricey (and scary) but so worth it!

5. Belaggio conservatory - a do not miss oasis of calm and beauty!


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Old 06-22-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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  1. Manhattan Express Rollercoaster
  2. Stratosphere thrill rides
  3. Desperado Rollercoaster (Stateline)
  4. Star Trek Experience
  5. Mystere

Anyone sensing a theme?

(And Mystere is merely representative - any and all Cirque shows are a must!)
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:11 PM   #3
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Most of mine wouldn't be appropriate to post here but I really like the Madame Tussad's Wax Museum, and if you enjoy shooting I really like going to The Gun Store to shoot. It's fun for me since they have guns that are illegal here in CA.
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:45 PM   #5
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Re: the Star Trek Experience

What is this? I come from a whole family of Trekkies, and am very curious about this.

Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2006, 04:14 PM   #6
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I can't believe how pricy the coasters have become here---NYNY is $12.50 now! Four trips on that and you may as well be at DL for the day!

JMHO, but Mystere is the best of all the Cirque shows we have here.

Don't limit your time to the tourist corridor! Our landscape is beautiful, and very different from the East Coast. Visit Red Rock Canyon for a great hike, or Mt. Charleston (the snow just melted from the peak last week!), and the Hoover Dam is a cool tour. My favorite dayhike is at Valley of Fire, about an hour north of here. Great state park to visit during the non-summer.
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A co worker of mine just returned from Vegas this morning and all he could brag about is the buffet he ate. I don't recall the name of it but he said it was $25 per person and you have to ride an escalator downstairs. He was amazed at how long the buffet bar was and kept bragging about. He didn't say much about the gambling. He said he stayed at the Tropiciana(?). Being from the southeast, he also talked about the "dry" heat out there as compared to the humidity we have on the eastern side.
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:52 AM   #8
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The only buffet I know of that is downstairs is the Luxor. That would have been walking distance from the Trop, so maybe that's the one???

I went "home" to NJ/PA last week, and it's unbelievable the difference between dry and wet heat. I couldn't wait to get back here! When we get off the plane in FL every year, my kids literally get nauseous from the humidity!
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Old 06-25-2006, 05:56 PM   #9
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A co worker of mine just returned from Vegas this morning and all he could brag about is the buffet he ate. I don't recall the name of it but he said it was $25 per person and you have to ride an escalator downstairs. He was amazed at how long the buffet bar was and kept bragging about. He didn't say much about the gambling. He said he stayed at the Tropiciana(?). Being from the southeast, he also talked about the "dry" heat out there as compared to the humidity we have on the eastern side.
It could be the Alladin.....they have a fabulous buffet that you "escalate" down to get there.
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A co worker of mine just returned from Vegas this morning and all he could brag about is the buffet he ate. I don't recall the name of it but he said it was $25 per person and you have to ride an escalator downstairs. He was amazed at how long the buffet bar was and kept bragging about. He didn't say much about the gambling. He said he stayed at the Tropiciana(?). Being from the southeast, he also talked about the "dry" heat out there as compared to the humidity we have on the eastern side.
That would be the buffet at Planet Hollywood which is advertised as the best in Vegas.
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:15 AM   #11
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Enjoying reading ~ We are off to LV soon and I have many ideas from the posts.
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Danny Gans, Phantom and Celine- all GREAT shows I'd see over and over again!
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:25 AM   #14
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Danny Gans, Phantom and Celine- all GREAT shows I'd see over and over again!
Saw Danny Gans and Phanton -- and agree whole-heartedly! Haven't seen Celine, so I can't comment on that show. Saw Elton John (who performs when Celine is off), and he was in excellent form.

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Things I love to do when staying in Vegas
1. Lake Mead
2. Red Rock Canyon
3. Valley of Fire
4. Hoover Dam
5. Death Valley
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