Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas
As a lover of mythology, I was thrilled to see both the inside and outside of the gigatic Caesar's Palace Hotel and Casino There are statues, reliefs, and Fountains everywhere. It is jaw-dropping in its "over-the-top presentation"!
From the outside, you can see that this immense Hotel/Casino/Shops goes on forever! The three photographs that I have presented cannot possibly capture the magnitude of this edifice.
First of all, Caesar's Palace has five different towers:
The Casino is one of the biggest, covering about 130,000 square feet!
There are lounges everywhere and perhaps the most famous is The PussyCat Dolls Lounge.
For car lovers, they offer The Exotic Cars Showroom
A friend stayed here about ten years ago, and she could never find her room! Well, no wonder; there are 3,348 rooms!
The Forum Shops take up one city block alone.Here, they have the Fall of Atlantis animatronic Show which takes place on the hour, and we happened to see it because we were there at the right time.
Oh, yes, and there are several Aquariums:
In the Forum Shops, there is a 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium that is filled with sharks, stingrays, puffer fish, and at least 500 tropical fish. At 1:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., you are able to watch divers feed the fish.
Also, at the Beijing Noodle No. 9, its whole entrance way is flanked by gigantic aquariums full of goldfish.
In addition, The Seahorse Lounge has a 1,700 gallon aquarium filled with Seahorses!
There is also a 5-story Parking Garage for guests.
Are you starting to see how large this complex really is?
This is kind of a touristy thing to watch, but it is enjoyable. Kids will get a kick out of it. They use animatronics and the special effects are pretty neat. Get there early to get a position so you can see the show, because it gets crowded very quickly. The main show is near the Forum Shops at the intersection of the Strip and Flamingo Road. Connected to it is a really cool aquarium with more than 100 species of ocean life in a 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. You can watch as a diver feeds the tropical puffers, flounder, sharks and the rest of the aquarium's inhabitants each day at 1:15 and 5:15 p.m. A second staff person is present during feeding times to answer any questions you might have. In addition, tours of the aquarium's facilities are offered Monday through Friday at 3:15 p.m
Hours of operation: Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain: Every hour on the hour Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - midnight.
At the west end of the mall is the Festival Fountain show, featuring an animatronic discussion between Bacchus, Venus, Apollo and Pluto as well as a laser light show.
When walking to the Forum Shops from the Casino you will come across a marvelous indoor fountain. Unfortunately, to walk right up to it you must be seated in the restaurant Trevi. Because the restaurant was named Trevi I thought this fountain was...the Trevi Fountain. I was so disappointed that you couldn't walk right up.
However, I was happily incorrect. Trevi Fountain (as seen above) is outside the Forum Shops Strip entrance.
This fountain is called The Fountain of the Gods. I did not eat here (yet) but at lunch time there was no crowd. Prices were high, though.
So, just in case anyone else might get confused like me, I posted this tip with pictures.
I've been to Trevi Fountain in Rome but the one outside of Caesar's Palace, beside the entrance to the Forum Shops, is very impressive. It's large and there are many benches available to sit and relax and breathe in a few moments (or rest your feet in my case).
Walking around Caesar's can be beautiful. I don't get the feeling of Italy in the hotel but more Athens/Greece. Because I visited The Venetian first I just couldn't get in the feeling but perhaps it's just my problem.
I didn't gamble here. I wanted to look more around but the company I was holding did not. Well, that, and we were STARVING and my picky-eating dad was looking for Hard Rock Cafe. The good thing is I got a great tour of the Trevi Fountain and Forum Shops.
The shopping area and restaurants are breath-taking. It's a beautiful place to see...and free if you have some self control!
Caesar's, which is part of the Harrah Hotel/Casino chains, is absolutely spectacular. With well over 3,000 rooms, it's one of Vegas' largest. Arguably, CP has the best shopping, luxurious and otherwise at the Forum Shops. Even more, CP can claim to be the most attractive to entertainment and glamor. The Colosseum at CP has hosted top names in showbiz, including Cher, Elton John, Bette Midler, Gloria Estefan and Celine Dion, who did a three year stint with the Cirque du Soleil. The popular Pure and Pussycat Nightclubs are celeb and Vegas favorite. Family entertainment includes the free Fall of Atlantis and Festival fountain show, the latter which I happen to catch and loved. For boxing fans, CP embraces the sport and puts on several matches
There have been several movie and television shoots at CP. Notable films include Ocean's Eleven (from 2001), Rain Man, Dreamgirls and The Hangover.
This beautiful aquarium is just behind Caesars Palace Fall of Atlantis show. The aquarium has more than 100 species of ocean life in a 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium.
A diver feeds the tropical fish including sharks and more each day at 1:15 and 5:15 p.m. Another staff person is present during feeding times to answer any questions you might have. Tours of the aquarium's facilities are offered Monday through Friday at 3:15 p.m.
The CHEAP seats to Cher's performances are $120... If that's a *tad bit* out of your price range, you can still check out some of her iconic costumes for FREE, in the glass cases in front of the Colosseum entrance.
Located in the Forum Shops, next to The Cheesecake Factory, the free fountain show uses lifelike animatronic figures to recount the myth of Atlantis.
The story unfolds as King Atlas tries to determine which of his children will rule Atlantis. The siblings try to destroy each another, poisoning the kingdom with their greed. Finally, the gods decide to step in and settle the dispute, launching the Fall of Atlantis. A 20-foot winged beast appears from behind Atlas' throne and watches over the destruction as Atlantis is consumed by fire and then flooding water.
Surrounding monitors add to the drama of the show with a variety of visual displays. Get there early to grab a good spot; the area gets crowded quickly.
Every hour on the hour Sunday - Thursday, 10am - 11pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am - midnight.
Follow the signs in the Forum Shops at Caesar's to the atrium fountain. There, on the hour, the statues come to life to honor Bacchus, the god of wine and revelry. The performance is about 7 minutes long, and is FREE. The kids will be mesmerized!
The shops at the Forum shop in Caesars hotel are amazing. All the top shops are here, Bvlgari, Christian Dior, Burberry, Versace and Louis Vuitton. The setting is wonderful with Italian statues and waterfalls
These shows are both located in Caesars' Palace, in the Forum Shops. The shows are practically on opposite ends of the shops. These shows consist of animatronic figures. The Festival Fountain Show has a laser light show to go with it. The best part of these shows is that they are free. "If its free, its for me." Both shows begin at the same time, which is every hour on the hour, starting at 10am and ending at 11pm, 7-days a week. I would say arrive 10 minutes early, to get a good spot.
We were at Caesar's Palace checking out the Forum Shops when we ended up to the display room of the expensive cars.
There were a dozen of cars on display and we were able to check each one of the cars.
We were told that each car cost more or less than $200,000!
Just like the Flamingo Hotel & Casino, Caesars Palace helped transform the Strip into what it is today by becoming the first true "themed" hotel in Las Vegas, back in 1966. While there are not many hotels left on the Strip that date back to the 1960s, Caesars Palace has aged like good wine: throughout the years, it has been able to keep up its great reputation through a constant series of updates, renovations and additions, while staying true to its roots. One of its best known addition is of course the Colosseum theatre which was added in 2003 specifically to host Celine Dion's "A New Day...", a very successful show that ran during almost 5 years. As of 2008, Bette Midler, Cher and Elton John were sharing the stage of the Colosseum theatre.
I very much enjoyed walking around Caesars Palace, but what I liked the most was to roam around its beautiful grounds. Everywhere you look there are flowers, statues (which funnily enough look like classic Roman statues that have received breast inplants!), and of course the Palace's famous fountains. I also found a nice little spot on the terrace where you could stop by to get a drink - I got a glass of raspberry vodka lemonade and very much enjoyed sitting in the sun, with Rome behind me and the Eiffel Tower in front!
Yes, you can have your picture taken with the U.S. President George W.Bush! It was really fun to go to Caesar's Palace and have our picture taken with President Bush! It just take minutes! Of course, with the new technology, they just prop my face to a healthy-looking female body and my husband's face propped to a healthy-looking male body!
Have a memorable trip by bringing home a picture of yourself and President Bush! Some do the Time Magazine cover, the sexy picture, etc. The cost is $25.00.