Luxor, Las Vegas
Hotels in Vegas are not only places to stay, but attractions. The Luxor Hotel is a giant Egyptian-style pyramid. Even I, a skeptic and self-proclaimed expert detector of cheesiness, had to admit that this place was pretty damn cool. To enter the hotel you walk through a giant Sphinx and are immediately greeted by fountains and ancient looking statues. Look up and you will see the inside of the pyramid and the neat elevators that travel on an angle to accomodate the hotel's structure. The sheer size of the building is awe inspiring.
Inside the Luxor is a to-scale reproduction of King Tut's tomb. For a small fee you can take a self-guided tour of this with a tape recording that you conrol. All of the artifacts have been recreated here exactly as they were found in the real tomb. It was a lot of fun as well as educational!
For families with kids the Luxor would also be a great place to go because they have an IMAX theatre as well as inexpensive and kid friendly food options such as Pizza Hut and Burger King.
Europe starting to bore you? Forget those cheap charter flights in Europe. Egypt is just a few steps away when you're in Vegas. The Pyramids (well, one)? The Sphinx? They're here. Who needs history? These babies are bright and shiny and make for nice pictures.
Hotel Luxor is really spectacular sight. Behind the sphinx in the picture, you will find the central part of the hotel, being a black glass pyramid, with a bright lightbeam shooting up into the sky from the top. On the inside of the pyramid you find the casino, completely shaped in Egyptian style, with enormous pillars, statues, etc. The walkways of the hotelrooms give you a spectacular sight into this central area.
The main attractions of the Luxor Hotel is it's building and it's different structures outside the building. They are unbelievable. The pyramids are beautiful! It's like Egypt's pyramid in the United States!
We went to Luxor Hotel to take a picture of the Sphinx outside.
At the Luxor Hotel, you can visit the Tomb or the Museum of King Tutankhamun. Yes, you don't have to fly all the way to Egypt to have a glimpse of the tomb, including the pyramid. The Luxor Hotel itself is a modern replica of an Egyptian pyramid.
King Tutankhamun ruled in Egypt for nine years. Nothing was known about him until his tomb was discovered in 1922. He is not one of the greatest of Egyptian Pharoahs but the tomb apparently gives a lot of description about this pharoah of Egypt. He died n about 1325 BC...
There are so many things to see in Las Vegas. Among them is the Luxor Hotel as it is designed as a Pyramid of Egypt. At night, it has a light that shoots all the way to the sky and you can see it at a distance...
Besides the hotel is the huge statue of a Sphinx and Pharaoh. Also, you have to go inside the hotel and take a glimpse of the hotel's display.
The tomb of the King Tutankhmun is one of the attractions of hotel.
The Luxor Amusement area is a great place to take the kids. There are 3-D movies, haunted mansion ride, an arcade, and other stuff to keep your kid occupied. Rides run from $5 to $10 dollars. There is also a nice museum featuring ancient Egypt.
The Luxor is a pretty neat building to check out. I stayed there in 1994 and found the room to be comfortable and spacious.
During the holiday season, the interior was a mix of their standard Egyptian motif decorated with Christmas wreathes and such.
I wanted to see this exhibit and so did my son. It was somber, sad, and fascinating. They did an excellent job with their wonderful displays and the care of the artifacts to preserve them. As you walk from room to room, it takes on a character of its own. They have some wonderful educational poster of information of many of passengers and how they came to board the Titanic. The only bad thing was the lighting, it was hard to read some of the dispay boards. Yet, I do know they do this to preserve the artifacts. No photography is allowed. A little expensive, but we received a discount with our AAA card, so that was neat. This is well worth your money and time.
It's bigger than the real thing - and the nose hasn't fallen off yet!
This hotel and casino is an amazing piece of architecture. The black pyramid is a real landmark and at night the light on top shines out towards the stars (aparently the airport had to move one of its runways as the light was too bright - I don't know if someone was having me on, but it wouldn't surprise me!).
An Egyptian theme prevails at the Luxor. If you arrive by the free monorail from Mandalay Bay or the Excaliber, you will behold the giant Sphinx which guards the entrance to the shining black pyramid. But fear not, you can enter between the sphinx's legs to the casino and beyond. Inside you will find faithful reproductions of Egyptian hieroglyphs, Tutankhamaun's tomb and Cleopatra's Needle, alongside the slot machines and talking camels.
King Tut's Museum is open 9am to 11pm daily, not free.
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!
Located almost at the end of the strip, beside Mandalay Bay, the Luxor is shaped like a giant pyramid and is 30 stories high. The rooms are situated around the outside from top to bottom, with a gigantic open atrium inside.
The theme, of course, is Egyptian and the interior is very impressive with lots of palm trees and Egyptian motifs and statues dramatically lit.
There is almost a museum-like atmosphere here, and of all the grand "theme" hotels, we found this is one of the quieter ones on the strip. You probably won't spend much time here as there isn't a whole lot to see, but it is worthwhile.
This hotel is shaped like a pyramid. It has a sphinx outside which is huge! Take some time to have a look around this Eygptian themed hotel and casino.
They boast the best celebrity packed shows, there are exibitions and so many places to grab a snack and something to drink (alcoholic & non-alcoholic!).
Give it a go, I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did. It's a great place to explore and is also connected to Excalibur and Mandalay Bay. You could spend a day exploring the three hotels!
Although we didn't spend that much time hanging around the Luxor Hotel & Casino, it is still one of those not-to-be-missed attractions on the Strip. With its 350 foot high black pyramid and striking reproduction of the Great Sphinx of Giza, it is probably one of the city's most easily recognizable landmarks.
Although they've recently toned down the Egyptian theme inside the hotel, I was still impressed by all the details included in the design, from the larger-than-life reproductions of Pharaoh statues to the Egyptian symbols and scriptures carved on the walls. Another quirky feature of the Luxor is the spotlight that sits on top of the pyramid - it is believed to be the brightest spotlight in the world and not only can it be seen from any location on the Strip, some say you can even see it as far as Los Angeles!
In the Luxor Hotel there are Imax theatres, and Imnax ride/films. There is also a replica of the museum of King Tutankhamun.
There is a charge of about $5 for the museum which is ipen:
Open daily 9am-11pm
Friday and Saturday 9am-11.30pm
This hotel is built like a pyramid and inside is a must see.