These are located close to the Forum/Trevi Fountain at the Caesar's Palace. If you look at the top of one of the stores there, you will notice that those statues there are kind of like those seen at St. Peter's Cathedral plaza.
My sister said that she ran out of chips of her camera. That's not good, I said. Just for one hotel, there are so many things to see and to take pictures with...And, this is one of them. This is located at the main entrance (not the side entrance) of the Caesar's palace...
Here is a casino so big it's easy to get lost in it. Then again, you may not really mind; there's plenty to do anywhere inside. It's a virtual city within a city, complete with shops, restaurants, entertainment, and of course the game floor.
This place is MASSIVE. You are almost struck speechless when you first see the hotel and grounds because it's just so huge. I guess this Roman theme echos the excess and fantasy of the ancient Romans, and it pulls it off with a grand flourish.
We, in fact, didn't have time to go inside the hotel/casino itself, but walked around the perimeter of the property, plus we went into the Forum Shops, which is basically, a gigantic shopping mall, complete with beautiful Italian architecture and gorgeous fountains. Like the other theme hotels, the shop fronts are meant to make you feel you are on a street, this time in Rome.
This is an extremely busy area, and the crowds were overwhelming. We did return here early in the day, but it didn't seem to make that much of a difference.
Caesar's Palace is for me the most overblown tasteless hotel-casino etc... in Las Vegas. [And I don't want to think what the other is if you prove me wrong:(]
The statues are certainly not from MY art history textbook -- and they are everywhere, both inside and out!
And you gotta see it!
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!
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