Luxor, Las Vegas
The first time I saw the Luxor Hotel & Casino was from the plane as we came into land. How surreal to see a pyramid and sphinx again - just like being back in Cairo…. Sort of.
Yep, Luxor is home to a 30 storey pyramid, and a massive sphinx, not to mention a towering obelisk which is covered in hieroglyphics (I do love a good hieroglyphic). On the inside the Egyptian theme continues, with more sphinxes, huge statues of gods and mummies and animals, along with temples and more of those lovely hieroglyphics.
Also of great interest to me is that the Luxor is home to the Luxor Sky Beam, which is the strongest beam of light in the world, the equivalent of 42.3 billion candles. They say it is visible from space!
Luxor Hotel, by the name itself, is a hotel. It has a pyramid shape, that would truly attract anyone who sees it. Its pyramid shape gives it a feel of the pyramids of Egypt. Luxor Hotel is open to the public. Anyone, even those who will not avail of their lodging, can enter and roam the lobby of the hotel. This hotel is one of the many attractions to be visited in Las Vegas. Its unique feature as a pyramid makes tourists curious and want to enter inside to see for themselves what it is to be inside a pyramid.
Like many other hotels in Las Vegas, Luxor has a casino inside. At the tip of the pyramid is a stationary spotlight pointing directly upward. It lights up at nighttime and it can be seen from any point from Las Vegas City. During spring season, its light attracts many moths, and the scene is likened to snow.
By the entrance of the hotel is a replica of the sphinx, guarding the hotel.
located on the south end of the strip is the luxor. the luxor is instantly recognized by it's pyrimid shape and at night by the beam of light that emits from the top of the pyrimid. this interesting casino is egyptian themed and is decorated with replica egyptian artifacts. an interesting casino to visit when in las vegas.
We saw Carrot Top at the Luxor Hotel and it was an absolute blast! I was exhausted after the show because we laughed so hard the entire time. He is a great comedian with all of his famous props. His humor is up to date with pop culture references.
The theatre is pretty small so there areant many bad seats.
Tickets range from $55-65 not including taxes or service charges.
This had to be one of the best shows I have seen in Vegas!!!
A giant pyramid in the desert! Who'd have though that? The Luxor is a fasanating place to stop and look around! You enter through a replica of the Sphynx. The inside is a hollowed out pyramid! The second level has an IMAX theatre, an arcade, and several other attractions. Elevators to the floors go up the sides of the pyramid sideways on a 39 degree angle! A very very odd feeling! And on the upper floors, the hallways are open to the bottom of the pyramid and since the floors below are recessed, it looks like you're floating! The Pyramid rooms are beautiful and very spacious, however most have a shower only, no bathtubs. The hotel does have two separate towers whose rooms do have a separate tub and shower, but in my opinion I would avoid these rooms. They are a long walk from the main Pyramid, especially the attraction level, and the views leave something to be desired. A north facing room in the Pyramid can give you excellent views down the strip, while a north facing room in one of the towers can give you excellent views... in the rooms of the Excalibur towers right across the street.
The hotel looks great from the outside with the sphinx and the glass pyramid. The Egyptian theme continues inside the hotel, which is housed inside the giant glass pyramid. The sloping walls and a few statues were interesting, but other than that there was not much of interest (well at least after visiting other hotels along the strip after 2 days). Other attractions inside the hotel include a replicated King Tut's tomb and an Imax Theatre. All of them charge for admission. I didn't visit any of them; it seemed a little silly to pay US$10 for a self guided audio tour of King Tut's tomb. Oh well.
The Luxor Casino, a huge glass pyramid, looks odd in the middle of Vegas, but hey everything is odd in Vegas. Obviously everything is Egyptian stylee, complete with Sphinxs etc. The view inside is amazing as you look up to the walls to see the rooms around the side. At night the top section lights up and sends a column of light into the sky. AMAZING
There's pack of three or all seven of the attrations at Luxor that you can get. We got the three pack for about $40 each. I felt that it was worth it. We chose the King Tut Museum, The IMAX ridefilms (in Search of the Obelisk) and the IMAX theatre (some spooky haunted house thing).
The King Tut was interesting and informative but not highly entertaining. However, I'm not shooting it down, I like museums. And if you are looking for a half hour to kill, go for it.
In Search of the Obelisk was entertaining. One of those jerky rides in front of a big IMAS theatre. I don't normally get motion sickness but even I felt that. But it was a lot of fun.
The theatre was fun and the movie was definitely creeepy but I think it was just a halloween thing and was only playing in October.
This picture was taken at the Monorail station of Luxor hotel (the one that runs between Mandalay Bay - Luxor - Excalibur) and shows the Sphinx in front of the Pyramid. That's an impressive building and for pictures of the Egyptian style interior, click on "see more pictures". Inside the Pyramid, you will not just find the hotel rooms but also the casino, souvenir shops, a little "food court", restaurants, the buffet, a King Tut Museum and more. If you have time, go and see the King Tut exhibition and enjoy the ancient Egyption architecture and design.
The luxor is one of the most striking and recognizable resorts on the entire strip. It has an obvious Egyptian theme and at night, emits a solid beam of light straight up into the sky. the Luxor is home to the fantasy girsl show, the king tut museum and IMAX theater. there is also a tram that connects the resort to excalibur to the north and mandalay bay to the south.
If you get a chance, visit Luxor's IMAX Theater, it is in the center of the Hotel. When my girlfriend and I were there Matrix Reloaded was playing on the huge 60-foot screen. They strap you in your seats and you watch the entire movie on the big screen. It is not in 3D because your eyes would bleed from watching a 3D show for so long. Make sure you go to the bathroom before the show as you cannot just get up and leave. First of all, you are strapped in as if you are in a rollercoaster ride and second of all you are not permitted to come back just in case you manage to bypass the first thing I said. I think the price was $10-$15 but it was worth it. There are very few places where you can see a movie on a screen that is so large that is it above you, below you and all around you.
The Luxor houses the King Tut museum which features an exact replica of King Tut's tomb as it was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. This is a self guided tour, at your leisure via cassette recording. There are many replicated pieces on display, including the sarcophagus of Tut himself. Tickets are $9 each.
We had a blast filming our "Magic Carpet Ride"! It's in a booth across from the King Tut Museum on the second level of Luxor...
They seat you on a carpet in a green lit room, while directing you to act, then edit various scenes of Las Vegas into the background such as Michael Jackson waving from a limo, Elvis chasing you and winning a huge bag of cash from a casino.
DVD copy is $40.
As you can see from these pictures the casino's in Las Vegas, in this case the LUXOR, have become more than mere gambling establishments. They have become not only family oriented hotels, but also amusment parks and even theme parks both inside and out. The Luxor, as its name suggests, takes you on a trip to the monumental buildings and temples of ancient Egypt and it is on a scale to mimic the original. The two most obvious exterior views are of the sphinx and the pyramid, but take a look inside and the statues would do Ramses honor.
The largest Pyramid in the US. The Luxor is a really cool looking hotel. The second largest in Vegas , I believe. A giant sphinx sits outside of it-Guarding. The inside is cool because of the pyramid design. Inclinators' (elevators) travel sideways at a 39-degree angle up 30 stories taking you to your hotel room. The outside wall in your room is slanted and has good views.
There is a museum in the hotel, an IMAX theater, as well as a night club, none of which I went to, but we did stay here and it is nice.