This will be a two part tip of the Palazzo with more pictures and a separate gambling part
Hey, why is the Palazzo not included in the things to do tips? attention tip editor of las vegas!
The Palazzo is one of the Main Things to do in the Las Vegas Area and is among the top 5 destinations in the Strip besides Wynn, Venetian, Bellagio and Ceasar's. It is the more upscale cousin of the Venetian and the Star of the Sands Gaming Corporation in Las Vegas. The palazzo is one of a few casino cum entertainment complex in Las vegas that features all suite rooms The 3,066 suites range from 720 square feet (nearly two times larger than the average Las Vegas hotel room) to 8,000 square feet. The Palazzo is opulence since the owners, the Sands Corporation spared no expense to set this up. But I still prefer their 7 star property at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore!!!!! it's more expensive there!!!
besides having a huge gaming area inside and luxe shops at the Shoppes at the Palazzo, the palazzo also has the Lavo Complex, the newest Night Club in Vegas to bee seen and also the Morel's Steakhouse and my personal favorite, Mario Battali's Carnevino Italian Steakhouse. The Palazzo is connected seamlessly to it's Sister, The Landmark, The Venetian.
Make sure that when you go to the museum that you have a lot of time. You can't just go inside and pay a whooping $16.00 fee and just go to the front and get out.
Also, when you are inside the museum, it gets really crowded. And, taking pictures get into the way sometimes. Just be patient. Some people take time in taking pictures. Some don't. You also have your turn.
Some visitors don't like it, some do take pictures. It's a free country! To pay $16.00, you must make the most of it...So, I took a lot of pictures!
There are so many waxes at the Madam Tussaud's Museum that were molded into the likeness of popular actors and actresses, singers, musicians, sports stars, world leaders and even the astronauts.
The wax of popular actress Cameron Diaz is up at the front of the museum. Camero Diaz became popular from the Jim Carrey's movie, The Mask. She also appeared in the movie "Holiday" and was the voice of Fiona in the movie "The Shrek".
Have you watched Ocean's Eleven? What about Ocean's 13? Those are the movies where popular actor George Clooney acted as a crook, stealing millions of dollars at a casino here in Las Vegas!
So, there's a wax of him at the Madam Tussaud's museum at the Venetian Hotel. Once you get to his wax, make sure to find the wine bottle and the wedding dress and plastic bouquet.
Some of the tourists there don't know where they are. Make sure that if you like to have a picture of him in a wedding gown, find the gown first! Me and my sister just have fun taking pictures at the wax museum. We didn't mind those other tourists waiting. They have their own term, too.
By the time that you are at the end of all the waxes of actors, actresses, singers, musicians, sports people, popular tv personalities, then there are waxes of presidents of the United States.
There is a photographer at the wax museum and she will ask you to pose with President Barack Obama in the imitated Presidential Oval Office.
If you take the picture, it will cost you $16 if you buy a keychain. This is one of the hotel's way of making money from visitors.
I bought a key chain with a picture of me and President Barack Obama and put it on a bunch of key chains of my car keys. However, after a few days of using that car key with President Obama on it, the plastic key chain broke and my picture of President Obama disappeared...
Make sure to seal the picture frame with glue or something before you use the key chain because it is ba-bye to your $16.00 keychain!
You can have a picture of President George Bush at the Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum at the Venetian Hotel.
He is standing on a rostrum about to start a press conference fronting the White House.
It's just beautiful to look at.-some carved three women on top of the circular fountain, a decoration that is absolutely grandeur. I always wondered how the designers install large decorations inside the hotels in Las Vegas. It's just amazing how money is made to work!
The dragonfly is enveloped with moss and other tiny plants. I am not sure how the gardener maintains this plant to be able to survive in an enclosed environment as it is inside the Venetian Hotel.
Every hotel where I visit in Las Vegas, I usually like to take pictures of the domes- where the light goes through to light the lobby or to light the space of the hotel. At the Venetian Hotel, there's this huge dome at the hotel's lobby on the side entrance (where you can load and unload). The ironwork is so intricate and it's so beautiful.
There are many shops at the Venetian Hotel. Some are independent store owners unlike the shops of bigger hotels where you can only find similar items and similar signature and branded items.
At the Venetian shops, I found interesting vendors inside. I also found some unique items at this antique shop that sells items all over the world.
Not sure how I call the person who is rowing the gondola. Gondola rower? But, anyway, when the gondola reaches the part where there are many restaurants are, the gondola stopped and the gondola person wil start singing Italian songs. Most of the gondola rowers have amazing voices and because of the set-up of the restaurants and boutiques surrounding the Grand Canal, the voice sometimes reververates and echoes to the whole place.
As you can see in the picture, visitors of the Venetian Hotel will flock to the Grand Canal and listen to the song of the gondola rower. The gondola rower will paddle the gondola around the restaurant and heads back to the gondola booth close to the piazza outside the hotel.
The Venetian Hotel's bridge- this is where you can access going to the hotel from the Las Vegas Strip. The gondola ride goes underneath this bridge. From this point also, you can have a great picture of the other side of the Strip, which is the Mirage Hotel.
The Venetian Piazza is kind of like the plaza in Siena- just the tower only. This is where you can access the ticket booths for the gondola and where the start of the Grand Canal of the Venetian Hotel.
The gondola ride goes under the bridge and all the way to the piazza of the Venetian Hotel. The gondola ride is very pleasant experience. Once the gondola arrives close to the piazza, the gondola guide usually sings while he is paddling. His voice sometimes is so powerful and reververates thorughout the hotel's piazza, which is like a replica of the piazza in Sienna, Italy.
The gondola lingers around athe "river", which is close to the restaurants as a "show" for other people who are dining or people who are just visiting the Venetian Hotel.
You don't have to pay $16.00 to take a picture of the Rock. This wax of Dwayne Johnson is on display outside the gate of the Venetian Hotel. There are two waxes of two actors in front of the hotel's wax museuym and this Dwayne's wax is one of them.
You can check an example of the Madame Taussud's Wax Museum.