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  • Gambling Advice

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    I always find it difficult to tip dealers after I lose (which is most of the time). The last time I was in a casino playing Blackjack, I decided to "pre-tip" the dealer a dollar. The first 6 deck shoe was profitable (up about $25). So I decided to "pre-tip" as the dealer shuffled the next shoe. During the game, there was a time when the dealer had...

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  • THE STRIP

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    'The Las Vegas Strip is an approximately 4.2-mile (6.8 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County.' It's one of the most popular destinations for tourists. Most of the attractions and shows on the Strip are located on the hotel casino properties and make Las Vegas the world's most exciting city.

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  • Caesars Palace

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    The Brahma Shrine located in the Roman Plaza at Caesars Palace Hotel Casino on The Strip, near the Serendipity Restaurant. It is an authentic replica of one of Thailand's most popular Buddhist shrines. Some facts: - Cast in bronze and plated in gold - Weighs more than 8,000 pounds - 14 feet high - Formally dedicated on February 5, 1984 under...

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  • Information / Sources

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    Instead of truing to find restrooms along the Strip you can freely use any of the toilets in any of the hotels along the Strip and you aren't expected to spend money in the casino or restaurants to use the facilities. Restrooms are beautifully decorated and are there for anybody to use. Restrooms are usually well marked by signs in most casinos.

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  • Combined Suggestions

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    If you do not know how the happiest place on earth looks like - take a look at the picture :) . And everyone knows, that with out cheap beer it could not be really 'The happiest place on earth' ! This Heaven is located about a block behind Bill's on Flamingo. Cuisines: American Dining options: Late Night Neighborhood: Paradise Beer - from $1...

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  • Bellagio

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    BE SURE TO VIEW ALL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS The Bellagio Hotel, Shops, and Cascino are just outright elegant. This is a Tuscan-style of architecture, and from the moment I entered the lobby with its two thousand glass blossoms [by Dale Chihuly], I knew this was a very special hotel. Having visited Bellagio, Italy, I knew I was in for a sensual...

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  • Day Trips/Tours

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    las vegas has a number of gas stations around and are mostly located off the strip and the gas stations in the strip are generally more expensive than off the strip. If you have a car rental going in and around the las vegas area, it is better to gas up off the strip for cheaper gas but again be sure that you have gps in the car or bring your own...

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  • Neon / Vegas By Night

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    Like other neat features you will see in Vegas. I like to know more about them. The beautiful sculptures they have that are the centerpiece of the lobby in the Palazzo you cannot miss. What is so neat about these sculptures is they started to decorate them according to the holidays or seasons. Very beautiful. I found this information online. Very...

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  • Treasure Island Hotel/Casino

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    Most of the casinos have some free entertainment or attraction for children, bums and other people without money. Treasure Island's pirates are probably one of the most popular attractions, they draw huge crowds with their regular shows. You'll see sword fights, cannon fire and a sinking ship! There's also the volcano at the Mirage (which also...

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  • Luxor

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    Located in the front of the Temple of Luxor by the street is the replica pylon or obelisk. The carving are of episodes are from the Battle of Kadesh, when Ramesses and his army defeated the forces of the Hittites and their alliesis. The origianl is one of a red granite pair which Ramesses erected in front of the pylon and its twin now in the Place...

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  • Paris Hotel/Casino

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    Hotel Paris has re-creation of the another world-famous Paris landmark - Alexander III Bridge. A replica of the Pont Alexandre III passes above the slot machines from one leg of the replica Tour Eiffel tower to the eastern wall of the casino. The real Pont Alexandre III is a the most extravagant bridge in Paris. This arch bridge connecting the...

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  • Weddings

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    Well we decided to get married in Vegas this year...we didn't rush into it. Last december we decided to do so because we didn't like to have a traditional wedding and being in the spotlight allday. We arranged it al through the website and e-mail with the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. What documents do you need ? 1) Get a marriage license see...

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  • Vegas Vibes

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    Inside Fry's Electronics way up along the top of the store walls in the front and back of the store are these huge fantastic historical photo's of the history of Las Vegas. These caught my immediate attention and I thought they are awesome. Even if you don't come in here to shop, at least make the time to check them out. 6845 Las Vegas Blvd S Las...

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  • Freemont Street Experience

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    With just a couple of days to explore Las Vegas, we had more than enough to see in the Strip area. But deciding to go and see the Rat Pack show one evening at the Plaza Hotel & Casino meant a trip downtown. This visit to the heart of downtown Vegas became one of the highlights of the trip. This is where it all began, over a century ago. I don't...

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  • Mirage

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    Legendary magicians Siegfried & Roy, masters of impossible, who proved that magic does work in Las Vegas. Their shows featured spectacular illusions involving wild animals, including their signature white tigers, and ushered in an era of family-friendly entertainment in Las Vegas . They had performed more than 5,700 times in Las Vegas. Opened in...

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  • Personal Moments

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    This iconic statue in the middle of the Harrah's casino was not based on a real story of a couple who won big bucks at Harrah's. Winnie and Buck Greenbacks are fictional characters. They are a respresentation of the hopes and dreams of anyone that comes to Las Vegas. The name of the dog in the statue is Chip. Chip used to hold a $100 bill in his...

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  • New York, New York

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    Statue of Liberty is 150ftt (46 m) tall (1/2-scale) replica at the "New York-New York Hotel and Casino". According to Wiki: "The US Post Office Forever Statue of Liberty Stamp, which was intended to show the actual Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, actually shows the replica at New York-New York. This is due to an error by the stamp designers,...

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  • Other Hotels/Casinos/Shows

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    If you're looking at a specific top show then I would say book in advance to ensure you are not disappointed. I usually go through the hotels own website to book and you then collect the tickets, usually the day before. If you're happy to take a chance on which show you see, or are looking for the lesser shows then there are cut price ticket...

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  • Flamingo Hilton

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    I'm especially fond of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino for many reasons. First of all, it is quite historic being that it is Bugsy Siegel's desert dream. The Flamingo has been an anchor to the Strip since 1946. It is located on the famed "four corners of Las Vegas Boulevard Flamingo Road. I also think that it is great that the resort still has a...

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  • Mandalay Bay

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    Four-story 42 foot tall tower holds 10,000 bottles and keeps the right temperature. This Wine tower is Aureole's at Mandalay Bay visual trademark; it has very own Wine Angel Stewards, who gracefully ascend the tower to retrieve bottles. You can search the 3,200 bottle touch-screen wine list, which includes a 1961 bottle of Chateau Petrus valued...

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  • MGM Grand

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    Why should Mum and Dad be penalised for wanting to enjoy Vegas with the kids? Ok I agee kids shouldnt be allowed into the casinos, but there are so many other attractions for children in Vegas that it seems only fair to take them with you....BUT what happens when you really want a night to yourselves. Nice dinner, take in a show, just some "away...

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  • Excalibur Hotel/Casino

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    Excalibur was once the biggest hotel and casino in Vegas in terms of number of rooms. But that was more than 10 years ago. Excalibur has distinct archtecture. Its colorful castles can be seen from far away. But I think these castles are just decorations. You cannot really live or gamble there.

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  • Venetian Hotel/Casino

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    The plaque reads: Coins found in water fountains throughout the Palazzo are donated to fund The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Clinic for drug abuse treatment and research. Located in Las Vegas, funds contributed will be matched by Dr. and Mr. Adelson, founders of the Palazzo and the Venetian, as an additional contribution. Thank You for helping...

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  • Vegas Views

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    I recently stayed at the Vdara which had WAY AWESOME views of the Bellagio fountains. It was as if they were my private show day or night. (How I got it: By accident, I asked for a superior view of the strip & slipped the clerk a $50) The view of the Bellagio fountains and the strip were breathtaking. I have not stayed at the Cosmopolitan but...

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  • Aladdin

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    Thank you Jimmie and Jed for making our trip to Vegas and the Aladdin the BEST! After my first trip to Vegas I began receiving the frequent mail outs with special room rates and various freebies. We now visit 3-4 times a vear and have tried many of the hotels but after our last visit Aladdin will be our "Vegas Home" from now on. We are average...

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  • Stratosphere

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    the variety of amazing buildings along the Strip. the city by night, billions of twinkling lights. it nice to have been there, but everything is so artificial and focused on gambling.... wouldn't say I miss that....

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  • Symphony Park

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    When we were exploring, we came upon this huge grassy park and within the park is a sculpture called "Pipe Dream" is by artist Tim Bavington. Each color represents a music note. Fred W. and Mary B. Smith are primary donors who have been very generous with their donations to build Symphony Park and the statue by artist William Behrends. Donald W....

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  • Celebrities

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    I saw quite a few celebrities while I was in Vegas.... when I am in Miami, it seems like everyone who deems theirselves a celebrity hides in VIP corners of clubs and beneath the strong tinted windows of a Rolls... but in Vegas, they were out and about, I saw one actor at a Bellagio table at about 4AM, another one was DJing at Pure in Caesars......

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  • Rio Hotel/Casino

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    Go off the Strip and visit the Rio! This is the first off-Strip casino to gain respect as a major Las Vegas player in over 30 years. That is a remarkable achievement. The Rio has a dramatic black glass exterior and has a stunning purple light show which is visible from all over the city. This is also a local's favorite. From the top of the hotel...

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  • Binion Horseshoe

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    A few times a night, Binion Horseshoe presents a free "Honky Tonk Cowgirls" show to bring the crowds into their casino. These cute girls singing and dancing among farm tools doesn't convince me they are real cowgirls. I'm not sure they can milk the cow. Well, we all have to start somewhere. Binion Horseshoe is one of the oldest casinos in Vegas....

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  • Conventions/Museums

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    This is a tip about a pedestrian overpass that's a shortcut from the Courtyard Marriott to the Convention Center. *On the Courtyard Marriott side of Paradise Road, walk past the Courtyard Residence Inn. *Cross Convention Center Drive and turn left. *About 50 yards away, on the right, there is an escalator leading to an overhead walkway that...

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  • Encore Hotel

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    Located in the casino are four beautiful crystal peacocks with eyes crafted in jade. The tails are crafted out of open-work metal and accented by hundreds of Swarovski crystals. When lite, they are abosultely gorgeous. Yet, during the day, they are just as beautiful. WYNN LAS VEGAS AND ENCORE HOTEL 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV...

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  • Grand Canyon

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    We have had spectacular views of Grand Canyon on the way in and then great view of Vagas on the way out. Our flight path on the way in was northeast of town, which put us over Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam.

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  • Shopping

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    I always carry extra medicines because I like to be prepared encase any of us does get sick on the road or if we just need lotion or sunscreen. So when I saw a Walgreens, right next if not part of the Palazzo Hotel, I thought how nice that must be for many of guest that are staying here or any of the other hotels near by. Also, this is a great...

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  • Winn Hotel

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    If the Wynn has a smaller than average space of gaming tables and slot machines, The Encore has an even smaller gaming space than it's older sister. The Casino here is just at 74,000 square feet making it one of the smallest in the strip area. It Does not have a race and sports book joint here. They have just 1,000 Slot machines here that accepts...

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  • Canyon Ranch Spa

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    The quintessential spa experience. Canyon Ranch has a great reputation, and I was curious to see if it lived up to it. That, of course, was the sole reason for spending an afternoon at the spa. Well, not really, but I can say that this spa is world class. The environment, treatment rooms and staff are all top of the line. In addition to a host of...

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  • Golden Nugget Hotel

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    Inside the Golden Nugget Casino, there's a display of all the gold nuggets the casino collected over the years, including the largest piece in public display in the world. It weighs more than 60 pounds, and was discovered only 6 inches below the surface using a metal detector. It's called "The Hand of Faith" because it's shaped like a hand.

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  • Hoover Dam

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    This sculpture designed (1935) by Norwegian artist Oskar Hansen is located at the Hoover Dam, not far from Las Vegas. 30-foot tall bronze winged goddesses (or humanoids? or far-future humans? who knows) contain more than 4 tons of statuary bronze and representing the 'eternal vigilance which is the price of liberty'. Don't forget to rub their toes...

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  • Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino

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    I could not resist in sharing this, but when we were exploring we came across these huge forms of art in the form of crystals.. My hubby made the state, "Scotties missing dilithium crystals, the Klingons must have hid them here.....LOL! They are near the check in desk. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV...

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  • Rock Natural Conservation

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    Before you've blown your entire wad at the slot machines, or if you've just seen enough drunken fannypack tourists, rent a car and check out the area beyond SIn City- there are so dang many cool things to see and do within a couple-few hours of here it's really an underrated benefit of living and visiting Southern NV. Within a 4 hr. radius there...

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  • Loneliest Road

    US-50 is often sited as being the "Loneliest Road in America". There are often times that you will drive for hours without seeing any other travelers.But in reality, US-6 is the real "Loneliest Road", crossing Nevada's expanse from Montgomery Pass CA to Baker and Great Basin National Park at the Utah line. In those 297 miles of open spaces there...

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  • Wildlife abounds

    I know this photo is not the best quality, but it just goes to show you that Nevada might be desolate, but it is full of life. Elk, deer and the occasional wondering livestock will be the most common obstacles while driving.Big animals that you can see in Nevada include, elk, mule deer, wild mustangs, bear (mostly in the Sierras and Ruby...

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  • Stay in Las Vegas but rent yourself a...

    I love going to Las Vegas. It is cheap to get a room and eat on the strip, not to mention the great shows. However, the main reason I go to Las Vegas is not to go to the strip, but to head out to the mountains. All within easy driving distance, Death Valley in California, Grand Canyon and Painted Desert in Arizona, Zion and Bryce in Utah, and...

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  • Prickly Pear Cactus

    If you were looking for something unique to this area of the world, look for Prickly Pear Cactus jelly. They are flowering in July, most years. It's not like you'll find them just anywhere though.

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  • Verdi's Historical Marker

    You can find this marker on highway 40 (my grandmother said this is the old highway that she used over 50 years ago to drive to California) between the I-80 exits. It's the only way through town. Stop in and see Crystal Peak Park nearby along the Truckee River, near the last crossing gold rush emigrants had to make before their long trek through...

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