MGM Grand, Las Vegas

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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 891-1111

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    MGM Lion Habitat

    by lazyman_1 Written Jun 6, 2006

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    At the MGM, free of charge you can visit the Lion habitat and get an upclose an personal view of the lions. When i was there there was several cubs jumping and playing in the enclosure as well as several adults. The lions appear to be very tame as during feeding times the trainers would sit inside the habitat with them.

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    MGM grand

    by lazyman_1 Written Jun 6, 2006

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    The MGM is the biggest hotel on the strip and apparantly the biggest hotel in the world. At over 5000 hotel rooms it is sometimes difficult to find your way around. The hotel is home to a number of attraction such as the lion habitat and club 54 and several theaters playing a revolving door of acts and shows.

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    Free Things to do in Vegas

    by Casino_Chris Written May 4, 2006

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    Free things to do in Vegas

    Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo
    Hours of operation: Open daily, 24 hours.
    Reservations: Not applicable.
    Cost: Free.

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    MGM Grand Lion Habitat
    Hours of operation: Open daily, 11 a.m - 10 p.m.
    Reservations: Not applicable.
    Cost: Free.

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    Masquerade Village at the Rio
    Hours of operation: 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. daily.
    FREE

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    White Tiger Habitat at the Mirage

    Hours of operation: Open daily, 9 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
    Reservations: Not necessary.
    Cost: Free.

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    Bellagio Conservatory

    Hours of operation: Open daily, 24 hours.
    Reservations: Not applicable.
    Cost: Free.

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    Air Play at the Tropicana
    Hours of operation: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily.
    Reservations: Not applicable.
    Cost: Free.

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    World's Largest Permanent Circus at Circus - Circus
    Hours of operation: Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - midnight. Shows are every half-hour.
    Reservations: Not applicable.
    Cost: Free.
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    Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain shows at Caesars Forum Shops
    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 .
    Reservations: Not applicable.
    Cost: Free.
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    Sirens of TI (Treasure Island)
    Hours of operation: 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 p.m. nightly.
    Reservations: Not applicable.
    Cost: Free.

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    Nose to nose with a real lion

    by RAINBOWWINGS Written Apr 5, 2006

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    The MGM Grand hotel has lots to offer but my favourite moment was when we came face to face with the lions in their glassed habitat just off the lobby of the hotel. Several lions of various sizes are brought in to play, sleep and eat in this amazing area, accompanied by two keepers who will throw giant rubber balls for them to chase and roll on. The area is constructed so that you can walk through glass tunnels with the lions resting on top...just reach up and touch them...thru the glass of course! All is tightly controlled and each group of lions are only "on stage" for a couple of hours at a time

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    MGM Grand Lion Habitat

    by Christlike Updated Dec 12, 2005

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    This exhibit opened July 1, 1999 and cost $9 million dollars! This is, in my opinion, the best animal exhibit in Vegas. At the MGM Grand, there are three well trained lions which in a habitat, behind plexiglas. There are many different viewing angels in which you can see the lions, including a short walk through tunnel, which is "surrounded" by plexiglas. Many times the lions will lay on the ceiling in the tunnel, so get your camera ready and be sure to take the flash off! You can watch the lions being fed and play throughout the day by their trainers. I find it quite strange that the lions are transported each day to their habitat, where they sleep on a ranch, 12 miles away. Go figure!

    The hours of operation:
    11am - 10pm (daily)
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    MGM Grand Lion Habitat

    by AVG2319 Written Dec 7, 2005

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    Easily found because of the giant carved Lion that impressively gaurds the hotel entrance. We went here to see the Lion habitat inside. The MGM Grand Lion Habitat features multilevel areas for the pride lions to play and interact with the public, which is less than 1 1/2 inches away. Open from 11:00am to 11:00pm daily. Admission is free. It is nothing fantastic or that impressive to see, but it is free and you can get your picture taken with the lions for a fee if you want and the kids like it.

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    COWARDLY LION!

    by heitzenrater Written Jun 7, 2005

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    MGM Grand has created an unprecedented opportunity for the public to observe and experience the majestic King of Beasts close up and in person at the resort's Lion Habitat. At the same time, the resort has formed an alliance with the world's foremost institutional leader in lion research to support his activities and to share his knowledge on a scale not previously feasible.
    MGM Grand's Lion Habitat was opened in July of 1999 and has proven to be one of Las Vegas' most popular experiences, drawing more than 12,000 visitors a day.

    Situated inside the resort's Strip entrance off Las Vegas Boulevard adjacent to its entertainment dome, the Habitat is a 5,000 square foot showcase of lofty simulated jungle complete with waterfalls, enclosed in 240 degrees of floor-to-ceiling protective glass that enables the public to view a variety of lions at play and leisure. Handlers utilize only voice and hand signals to direct the lion's movement. Members of the family of lions appear in sequence for periods of no more than six hours at a time before returning to their spacious, permanent homes on an 8 1/2-acre ranch outside of Las Vegas. Guests can see the lions literally inches away and can stand beneath or above them in a see-through passageway that bisects the Habitat. They also are free to photograph the lions at will.

    The Habitat was conceived as a salute to the lion that has been so much a part of the MGM heritage for decades, dating back to the Leo, whose roars have welcomed generations of moviegoers to epics of MGM Studios' silver screen.

    He and his staff accompany the animals back and forth for their daily public appearances. Evans supervised development and construction of the facility.

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    Hours of operation
    11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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    MGM Grand

    by smschley Written Apr 2, 2005

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    There is one thought when describing the MGM Grand… Enormous. In terms of rooms, over 5,000, it is the biggest hotel in the world. Its casino is also the biggest in Las Vegas at 171,500 square feet. It is made up of four emerald-green towers, three of them 30 stories high, set on 112 acres and housing more than 5,000 guest rooms, including 700-plus Hollywood-inspired suites. Each tower offers different flavors of room from a motel 6 type to the Bungalow suites in the Grand Tower that have plush fabrics, polished wood, and black-and-white Italian-marble bathrooms. These Suites range from around 675-square-feet all the way up to the Penthouse Suites, which are probably bigger than most California houses.

    The MGM Grand was originally designed as a family destination with a "Wizard of Oz" theme from its emerald green exterior to the animatronics’ of Dorothy in the front rotunda. While everything is still green, most of the family-friendly stuff is gone, replaced by the same kind of upscale image that all the other hotels in this town seem to be going after (there are striptease shows and a lounge called Tabú). What draws me here is that you are still able to take a stroll through the magnificently landscaped three-story Lion Habitat, a glass tunnel meandering through a pride of lions and cubs. The swimming pool area is like everything else here ENORMOUS. The 6.6 acres of landscaped grounds feature five pools, including the longest lazy river in town.

    The hotel contains 20 different restaurants, among them the Wolfgang Puck Cafe and Emeril Lagasse's New Orleans Fish House, and the Rainforest Café. It also has several bars and nightclubs including Studio 54 and the ultra trendy Tabu; three performance venues including the 15,000 seat MGM Grand Garden; a topless review called La Femme; a comedy club; an enormous arcade featuring video and arcade style games; a health club; and Cirque du Soleil; It is the last stop on the Vegas Monorail station which can get you to the other end of the Strip in about 15 minutes.

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    Get your photo taken with a baby lion

    by mht_in_la Updated Feb 1, 2005

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    Although MGM lions' habitat is a free display, they set up a small studio inside, and use the cute puppies to lure you in for a photo. I think it costs more than $20 to have your photo taken with a baby lion. These puppies are so cute that very few can resist...

    Get your photo taken with a baby lion

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    MGM Grand

    by Easty Written Jun 9, 2004

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    There is one thing that I can say about the MGM Grand, it is huge!!! I was walking in there for hours looking for things. I liked the lions in the middle of the casino. It also has lots of entertainment there. For instance, George Carlin was doing a stand up comedian show while I was there (Late May 2004). There are also many major boxing matches from this building.

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    MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

    by Hosell Updated May 25, 2004

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    Do you like Hollywood movies? then this is your place!!.
    The MGM is also called the "Entertaiment City",here you will find 5,009 rooms,14 restaurants,shops,a Lion Habitat.Don't miss a visit here if you have the chanceThe decoration in the hotel it is based on Hollywood movies.

    Also includes a nightclub.In the huge lobby of the hotel,you'll see also some free and very good shows,singers,etc.I suggest you to visit Coyote Cafe,one of best restaurants in this hotel.

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    The MGM Grand

    by Erin74 Written Jan 6, 2004

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    ...continuing on down the Strip, head into the MGM Grand...

    The MGM Grand is the biggest hotel in Las Vegas. It's a vast complex with over 5,000 guest room and offers lots to see and do. The hotel has been in existence for some time, but was re-opened in 1993 (at a cost of 1 billion dollars). It has undergone another renovation since then and really looks good. A movie theme is present throughout the hotel, but it's not over-done or tacky. The MGM has several things worth seeing:

    The Lion Habitat is located near Studio 54 and Rainforest Cafe. It is open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Admission is free. Here you will see two or three lions in a large and lush habitat. The enclosure is made of glass, so you can easily take photos of the lions. Children will especially love seeing these majestic animals, but it's fun for all ages.

    Visit the MGM Grand Adventure Theme Park while you're at the casino. It is closed in the winter months, but open most of the year. Admission is $12.95 per person and that provides you with unlimited access to all rides except the Sky Screamer. There are a number of rides here, including Grand Canyon Rapids which takes you on a trip down white-water rapids. There are also a number of shows at the park: the Dueling Pirates Stunt Spectacular, the BMX Grind and La Vida Loca, a tribute to Latin rock.

    MGM Grand has gotten a reputation as the preferred "family" hotel-- and the hotel has started combating that label with some very adult features. They've intoroduced "Femme," a sexy topless revue. Also for adults, go clubbing at the popular Studio 54 or hang out at chic lounge Tabu.

    There are lots of dining options at the MGM Grand, including the popular Rainforest Cafe and Emeril's.

    ... from the MGM Grand, walk across the sky bridge to New York, New York...

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    MGM's lion-viewing tunnel

    by mht_in_la Updated Dec 21, 2003

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    The lions' habitat at MGM is basically a big glass box where lions can be viewed from all angles. There's a glass tunnel where lions can be viewed from below while they rest on top, as seen in photo. Watch out for the droppings.

    MGM's lion-viewing tunnel
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    MGM's lions

    by mht_in_la Written Nov 6, 2003

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    If the Mirage Casino reminds you of white tigers, the MGM Casino should remind you of gold lions. At the front entrance of MGM there's a larger-than-life statue of a gold lion as seen in photo. Inside, MGM has a lions' habitat. Several times a day trainers enter the habitat and hand feed the lions to entertain the guests.

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    MGM Grand

    by meteorologist1 Written Aug 22, 2003

    MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, marked by the big lion. You can even see some real lions inside, close-up! MGM Grand also contains Studio 54. And also, if you are a magic fan like me, David Copperfield's magic show is an excellent magic experience.

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