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 mouth (it’ was not U.S. dollars, it was Harrah’s dollars) but now his mouth is empty.
Fondest memory: The statue was created by Conversano and Chiodo.
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 89109
The Comopolitan Las Vegas
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 89109
We have had spectacular views of Grand Canyon on the way in and then great view of Vagas on the way out.
Fondest memory: Our flight path on the way in was northeast of town, which put us over Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam.
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.
Fondest memory: Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Beer - from $1 a bottle
$2 "Beer and a shot"
$2.50 "Hot dog and a beer"
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 .
Fondest memory: They had performed more than 5,700 times in Las Vegas.
Opened in 1997, the Secret Garden & Dolphin's Habitat at the Mirage gives tourists a glimpse in the amazing world of the Siegfried & Roy animal family.
This sculpture designed (1935) by Norwegian artist Oskar Hansen is located at the Hoover Dam, not far from Las Vegas.
Fondest memory: 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 - rub all ten with all ten of your fingers, the sign says.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin... I can not count how many sculptures of him with bird droppings I’ve seen in Russia. To be honest, I did not recognize him near by the entrance to Red Square restaurant at Mandalay Bay at first, - something was... kind of missing :)
Fondest memory: The statue is 14 feet tall (4,500 pounds of gypsum and plaster) was unveiled in 1999. The hotel decided to decapitate it when heads were being removed from many Lenin statues in Eastern Europe. However the head is preserved inside a block of ice within Red Square’s walk-in freezer.
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.
Fondest memory: Restrooms are beautifully decorated and are there for anybody to use.
Restrooms are usually well marked by signs in most casinos.
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 the fight against drug addictions.
"May All Your Wishes Come True."
Fondest memory: To me this is a wonderful way of giving back to the community!
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 pennies, quarters $ 1 and $ 5 and up to $ 5000 at the high roller areas that are both progressive and non progressive. The Gaming tables are the usual like Baccarat, Casino War, Spanish 21, Black Jack, Stud Poker, Craps, Pai Gow and more. The gaming tables are like in it's sister the Wynn where the Lower Limit is at $ 25. The Very High Limit salon often has tables with $1000 minimums.
Fondest memory: Encore at Wynn is located at: 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV
Definitely take a cab - shuttles are about the same price!
Most cab drivers are willing to give you a sightseeing tour for free :)
They are the ones to answer your questions!
Definitely helpful & worth the $$ :)
Definitely pay the $7 for 24 hours.
The Deuce is the bus which runs along the Strip.
From one end to the other - The Luxor down to Old Vegas!
Many stops along the way!
Buy tickets at the stops or when you board!
Double deckers buses (enclosed) - take pictures through the big windows up front on top ;)
More seating up top!
We were informed of a buffet that we couldn't pass up!
$40 for 24 hours - 7 buffets to choose from as many times as you want!
Start by having a late dinner (8pm ish) & have it until 8 pm the next night!
Many buffets to choose from along the Strip!
Definitely something to look into - whether you are a picky eater or not.
Get your 'Total Rewards' card first & get $ off!
A perk just for you!
Enjoy.. this might be an idea for you or not.. just thought I'd share :)
From the Las Vegas Strip, you are able to see The "Arc de Triomphe" for free twenty four hours a day, This replica is a 2/3 scale of the original monument in Paris, France, that was dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Austerlitz. The names and dates of Napaleon's victories are inscribed on this Vegas replica.
It's located in an unusual spot: the check-in circle for the Paris Las Vegas Hotel/Casino. I even ran over to the monument to see it up close to inspect the details. They are amazing.
I was impressed with the authenticity of this monument and enjoyed seeing it as much as I enjoyed going into the hotel and casino with all its understated elegance.
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