MGM Grand, Las Vegas

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

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    Walk of Stars - Free

    by Yaqui Written Mar 22, 2009

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    Walk of stars on Las Vegas Blvd. On the walkway in front of MGM if you look down you should see some wonderful monument of stars dedicated to the famous celebrities of Las Vegas past and present. The Las Vegas Walk of Stars consists of four miles of sidewalk to the East and West of Las Vegas Boulevard South between Sahara and Russell.

    Each star will be made of polished granite, 36" x 36", weighing 180 lbs., inlaid with the recipient’s name and specialty. As many as 3,000 stars could eventually be installed.

    There are 36 stars dedicated. Some of the past honorees include Wayne Newton, Liberace, Rich Little, Frank Marino, Line Renaud, Siegfried & Roy, Vicente Fernandez, Los Tigres Del Norte, Trini Lopez, Veronica Castro, Sammy Davis, Jr., Elvis Presley, Tony Sacca, Richard MacDonald, Wayne Allyn Root, Society of Seven, Bobby Darin, Mafalda, Dick Feeney, Donny Lee Moore, Jose Jose, to name a few. Several top-star ceremonies are being planned for 2009 http://lasvegaswalkofstars.com.

    Las Vegas Walk of Stars
    P.O. Box 15129
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89114-5129

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    Coca Cola World~

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 25, 2011

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    If you are a collector or not, this is a wonderful place to explore for anything Coca Cola. Lots to choose from and the prices are very reasonable too. So just stroll in and explore. We always buy something here. This time we bought some glasses, coffee container, pens, and they were selling promotional t-shirts for only $5.95. So we bought one. We even enjoyed some coca cola floats. Yummy!

    What is sad, is there use to be a really neat museum and a actual bottling mini plant. They had this huge fountain area set up so you could sample coca cola from all over the world. It has been gone for quite some time.

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    MGM Lion Habitat

    by deecat Updated Feb 1, 2011

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    On our list of "things to do" was to visit the MGM Lion Habitat. I'm glad we did that, but I wish that the window pane you have to take a photograph through would not cause such problems. I took at least seven photographs, and all of them were "smokey or blurred" because of the scratches and murky film on the windows.

    I guess I'll have to paint a picture of what we saw. First, it was obvious that the lion habitat is symbolic of the iconic MGM lion and that all the lions here were descended from the original MGM lion who was called Metro. I find that so "cool". For a free attraction, this is a really good one.

    The 30 lions are usually housed at a ranch outside of Vegas and they rotate them between the Habitat and the ranch. What a life for the lions; they spend approximately six hours a shift of entertaining the crowds of visitors who wish to take their photographs. Then, the working lions go back to the ranch for a two-day vacation. Here the cats are bathed and dried to look their best for the next shift.

    The baby lions were adorable and kept in a more secure area where photographs were not allowed. Of course, so they could make money, you could have your picture taken with the cubs for about $30.00 or $40.00. Needless to say, we did not to so.

    On the day that we were there, it was extremely crowded, even in the lion-themed souvenir store.

    Because I could not come up with a clear and decent photograph, I am using the golden Lion outside the MGM Hotel/Casino symbolic of the live creatures and a picture of the golden lion inside the Hotel/Casino.

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    Don't forget to look for the lion habitat!

    by Jefie Updated Dec 13, 2008

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    When the MGM Grand opened in 1993, its +5000 rooms earned it the title of the largest hotel in the world. Although it may or may not have lost that title depending on which source you read, its massive green shape and humongous lobby are still pretty impressive. When it first opened, the general theme of the MGM Grand was the Wizard of Oz. Although Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion disappeared a few years later, the hotel's distinctive green color still reminds visitors of the "Emerald City".

    Once you're done walking through "the largest casino in Las Vegas", make sure to look for the lion habitat. Everyday, at least two lions are brought in by their trainer and are left to roam around the see-through habitat to the delight of visitors. More often than not you'll catch them snoozing (they're big cats, after all!), but once in a while they wake up to pose for pictures and play with their giant plastic balls. The lion habitat is open free of charge from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

    Also, CBS Television City has a studio at the MGM Grand so if you're in the mood, you can stop by to screen pilots from new series or watch the live taping of a show, depending on the schedule. If you're still looking for more things to do, you can always go see the Cirque du Soleil's KA, the Crazy Horse Paris show, whatever is going at the MGM Garden Arena that night, or party all night long at the Studio 54 nightclub, a replica of the original Studio 54 in New York City. Looks like the MGM Grand is determined to live up to its new title of the "City of Entertainment"!

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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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    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

    by sue_stone Written Oct 18, 2008

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    The MGM Grand is currently the largest hotel in the world. It has over 5000 rooms - I wouldn't want to try and find mine after a big night of gambling and free casino drinks! The hotel is owned by the movie mogul Metro Goldwyn Meyer, and the hotel has a movie theme running throughout it, along with the MGM's lion mascot.

    Speaking of lions, the façade of the hotel is dominated by a giant bronze lion - at 14 metres tall it is reportedly the USA's largest bronze statue. Want to see some real lions - then take a wander through the MGM's huge casino and you will come across the Lion Habitat. Here there are two lions that roam over a see-through tunnel you can walk through and get a very close up look at these predators - just a sheet of glass between you and them. Apparently the MGM owns a number of lions and the two in the habitat are rotated regularly.

    The casino is the size of four football fields, and there is indeed an amazing array of gambling options to tempt you as you meander through it. The hotel has a large arena that hosts top concerts, and when we visited was home to a full size ice rink. There are lots of top restaurants to dine in and even a food hall to tempt you with cheaper options.

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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 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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    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!

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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 Grand Hotel & Casino ...

    by photobf Written Feb 25, 2003

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    MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
    Sprawling casino for the stroller set.
    The MGM Grand is the casino that brought on the storm of media-chatter about the Disneyfication of Las Vegas -- the idea of marketing to dads with strollers instead of high rollers. But, hey, if it's fun, who cares if it cramps Sin City's style a bit? The MGM is a formidable playland for adults and kiddies alike. Attractions include a full-blown theme park boasting the infamous SkyScreamer (think horizontal bungee-jumping), the high-concept production show EFX, and regular big-name concerts and sports events in the Grand Garden Arena. Both fine dining and fast food are available, a lounge with a huuuuge stage, and of, course, gaming, gaming, gaming.

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    luxury casino

    by doug48 Written Jan 27, 2008

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    the mgm grand has one of the largest gaming areas in las vegas. like all luxury casinos on the strip table limits are higher than average. as with all casinos on the strip table limits are higher at night and on weekends. the mgm grand has a large selection of restaurants, bars, and shops. pictured are the lions on display at the mgm grand.

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    La Femme

    by aussie79 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    An incredible topless review at the MGM Grand. Originally from Paris, La Femme has found it's way to Las Vegas. Shows are Wednesday through Monday nights at 8:30 and 10:30. (dark on Tuesdays) Must be 21 or older to attend.

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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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