Treasure Island Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas
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 has a wonderful tropical paradise garden inside) which is linked to Treasure Island by monorail.
The pirate show is no more, but do not fear it has been replaced.
They still battle in front of the TI, but its now Sirens. almost as sexy as the Pirates, but then I'm partial to pirates.
Three shows nightly, barring any inclement weather. Check the information booth out front for times.
Here's a photo of Treasure Island taken from the Venetian across Las Vegas Blvd. The Venetian is one of the Strips' newest hotels, unveiled in 1999. It was not yet completed, at least not when I was there last. The building of a second tower is planned which would make the Venetian the biggest hotel in the world with 6,000 rooms. There have been some financial problems, so this may not happen. So far, construction has cost around $1.4 billion and includes replicas of six major Venice buildings; the Library, the Campanile, the Palazzo Contarini-Fasan, the Doge's Palace, the Ca'd'Oro, and the Clocktower. Replicas of the Rialto Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs, and the two tall columns from Piazza San Marco are also present. The Grand Canal Shoppes inside, along with the Grand Canal are a must-see, even if you aren't going to shop. This recreation of the waterways of Venice comes complete with gondalas and singing gondaliers. A gondala ride costs $10 and you should reserve a spot early in the day if you want to do it.
The main lobby and central stairwell of the Venetian are impressive with huge columns and stunning frescoes on the ceiling. Outside the hotel along the Strip, is a pond with gondalas - just for show, but it makes an attractive addition to this magnificent showpiece. If you want to stay here, be prepared to pay a higher rate than at many other locations on the Strip. The other major tourist attraction here is the first US Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
My favorite thing in Vegas is the Treasure Island Hotel & casino complex. This place attracts many tourists and visitors from miles away. You see this huge pirate sign with the skull in the middle. This sign is well lit with bright neon signs at night. In fact Las Vegas is even more beautiful during the dark, night hours.
Fondest memory: Treasure Island at the Mirage has huge Pirate ships in front of the building and holds daily, scheduled shows for the general public. At this show you see acrobatic pirates jump from ship to ship and you hear and see cannon shots, sparks and all kinds of noises. Just like in the movies. When it's too hot outside, you can stand underneath of a cooler spray. These sprayers create cool mist and use chilled water. The air is dry so don't worry about sweating from the mist.
Favorite thing: watch the cheesy pirate show outside Treasure Island. It's kind of fun and easy to catch - every 90 minutes from 4pm until 10 (11.30 at weekends and every day in summer). And it's free!
Favorite thing: ....watch the buccaneer show that is staged every afternoon unless the wind is too strong. Incredible - two full-size sailing ships, one burning, the other one gets sunk. I´m looking forward to watching it for the umpteenth time!
Favorite thing: .... watch the buccaneer show in front of the TREASURE ISLAND (on the other side of the Mirage). F-a-b-u-l-o-u-s. Hooray to Hollywood! In this picture, you see the pirates´ ship that will burn later.....
I thought walking through the whole strip was so much fun!
Fondest memory: well it's kind of hard to say about my best memory of Vegas because my family and i went there for my grandmother's funeral :-( yes she loved Vegas and that was why she moved there and unfortunately she had to die :-( But I thought it was fun just being there and watch people gamble and the nice weather and the cheap food.
Fondest memory: A fantastic special effects show in front of Treasure Island Hotel. Here is the best part, the spectacular show is free. There is a show every 90 minutes Sunday tru Thursday from 4-10 and Friday and Saturday until 11:30. I would recommend that you see this spectacular in the evening and then walk on over to the other free shows like the Volcano Fountain at the Mirage and the Fountain Show at Bellagio.
Favorite thing: .... have a close look at the pirates´ village. There is so much detail in everything.Most people just shoot a glance at it and hurry on. DON´T!
Favorite thing: Treasure Island has pirates. I have a real thing for all things piratey. Maybe my real parents live in Neverneverland. A girl can dream, right?