Tourist Traps To See, Las Vegas

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  • The Venetian, Las Vegas
    The Venetian, Las Vegas
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  • Gilley's
    Gilley's
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  • Fremont Street
    Fremont Street
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  • Hoover Dam tour -- Dam Great Tour ! ! !

    by debster2660 Written Apr 25, 2007

    Please do not listen to those other fools. This tour is worth every Dam penny.
    Sure the picture costs 12 dollars, but they sure look great in the vacation book.
    You can always make copies on your computer. Besides, the whole thing makes
    one "Dam" great book report. Just ask my grandson. And my uncle Ron got in
    for the senior price.

    Unique Suggestions: Yeah, bring a lunch or eat before going to the Hoover Dam, but please buy an
    ice cream. Worth every penny of $3.65. Comes in chocolate, vanillia or swirl.
    Oh, and parking is up to $7.00. But it puts you in the middle of everything.
    And you just have to buy a "Dam" bag to carry your dam stuff home. It's only
    one dollar. Also if you buy the picture during the tour each member of your picture gets a free
    "dam" souviner. And you should never buy film at an attraction. Dam stupid if you ask me.

    Fun Alternatives: You could drive one way and visit Boulder City, OR you could drive the
    other way and take the kids to Las Vegas, then visit Circus Circus. And
    the best part for californian's is the price of gas. Dam low compared to
    home. Also, the kids might enjoy the museum of natural history located
    on the strip, past downtown, headed north, across from the Lied Children's
    Museum.

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    M&M World!

    by GracesTrips Written Mar 7, 2007

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    They are known to have bizzarre colors of M&M's. Of course you can't get to them easily - they are upstairs. You have to manuever your way through all the M&M "junk" for sale. From clothing, hats, key chains, playing cards - you name it, they have it. So, my boyfriend and I bought a couple pounds of M&M's totalling $26.00! Outrageous, I thought! It's a little more than $10 per pound. But, I bought black, white and a yellow-green colored M&M's. Very cool!

    Located at 3785 S. Las Vegas Blvd, east side of the road, next to the giant Coca Cola bottle and just north of the MGM Hotel.

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    The Strip - State-of-the-art slot machines.

    by Jerelis Written Aug 10, 2005

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    All the casinos feature state-of-the-art slot and video gaming machines, as well as large gaming areas and full-scale Race and Sports Books.

    We were determined not to spend too much money gambling and we did succeed. But remember that The Strip is definately the street of lights, exitement and dreams. Some dreams come true becoming great successes and other sadly die...

    Unique Suggestions: Just enjoy!

    Fun Alternatives: None, it's also a must see!

    The volcanoe show at The Mirage.
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    The Strip - The temperture is 7 degrees C higher!

    by Jerelis Written Aug 10, 2005

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    It's a world of its own. Where else can you go and visit Egypt, New York, Paris, the tropics, Rome, Greece and Hollywood all in 1 day? A nice fact is that the temperature at The Strip is 7 degrees Celcius higher than the rest of Las Vegas, this because of the neonlightning.

    We visited quite a lot of casino-hotels and they all have their own show outside the building; like the fight of the pirates at Treasure Island, waterfountain show in front of The Belagio or the Vulcano show at The Mirage.

    Unique Suggestions: Just enjoy!

    Fun Alternatives: None, it's also a must see!

    The Excalibor at the strip.
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    The Strip - The centre of Las Vegas nowadays.

    by Jerelis Written Aug 10, 2005

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    The Strip is the center of Las Vegas nowadays. It starts on the verge of the desert with the pyramide of the Luxor and ends at the huge Stratosphere Tower .

    Because of the enormous rivalry the hotels decided to build peculiar and sometimes spectacular attractions in and around the casino-hotels. Because of this, the stereotyped impression people have of Las Vegas are definately from The Strip. It's a more than 5 kilometers long connection of neonlightning; the largest concentration of casino-hotels in the world. In our opinion the hotels are just outdoing themselves ---> Big, bigger, biggest!!!

    Unique Suggestions: Just enjoy!

    Fun Alternatives: Non, it's also a must see!

    Hilton and Paris at The Strip.
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    Il Gran Trap di Turisti

    by jglsongs Updated May 22, 2005

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    The entire city of Las Vegas is one big tourist trap...

    Unique Suggestions: ...but one tourist trap that's a must-see is the Venetian Hotel. Although more theme park than reality, it's still something to see with its canals, Gondola rides, a not-too-shabby replica of the Piazza S.Marco and ceiling frescoes of the sky that at times makes you almost think you're outside.

    The Venetian, Las Vegas

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    Freemont Street at night .....

    by kymbanm Updated Oct 15, 2004

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    See my Las Vegas page for more info but .... I love going to this tacky, old Las Vegas style area!

    It's best seen at night so that you can experience the light show - there is a canopy over the pedestrian area of Freemont street that has a light and music show. There are street performers, and bands on stages at either end of the experience ...... check it out but watch for your belongings while you are looking up!

    Oh, did I forget to say, this is FREE??????

    Freemont St Light Show
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    Girly show-just not that exciting...

    by kazander Updated Sep 24, 2004

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    We went to see Jubilee, one of those elaborate topless review, showgirl, shows at Bally's. I fell asleep. Literally. My boyfriend had to wake me up. He thought it was better than I did.

    Fun Alternatives: I would have said go see Siegfried and Roy, wish i had...but...

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    BONANZA- World's Largest Gift Shop

    by truesunn Updated Jun 9, 2004

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    Touted as World's Largest Gift Shop! As a Las Vegas memoribilia collector, I could not pass this place up! They had many items I had not seen before in the Casino shops. This store does have A LOT of merchandise, however, at about $1+ more than any of the smaller gift stores found on the strip!

    Unique Suggestions: If you are looking for specific item types, for example if you collect shot glasses, try one of the smaller gift shops. For example, I was looking for a specific snowdome that plays "Luck Be A Lady". It was as much as $39 at large stores. I got it for $19.99 at a hole in the wall next to McDonalds/MGM...

    Fun Alternatives: Avoid buying at the gift shops in the Casinos for sure! They are the highest priced! Try the shops near MGM at the south end of the strip, and the Walgreens there has many gift items as well at great prices!

    Bonanza!
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    And the Cheesy Award goes to......

    by catalysta Written Nov 28, 2003

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    ....(drum roll).......

    the Canal barge rides at the Venetian!!!!

    Unique Suggestions: Now, how would you like to ride in a real live motorized canal barge, that runs on a track into the inner sanctum of the shopping mall at the Venetian, where your designated tenor at the rudder will belt out his best operatic splendiferousness at full volume, in a building that has all the accoustical excellence of a high school gymnasium?

    I thought so! Hah!

    O sole mio.....
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    Tip the cab driver.

    by Tenzin Written Jul 9, 2003

    Our cab driver was repeatedly cursing at the miserable 70cts tip he had from the preceding customer. "So cheap, they should not come to Vegas!"

    Walk or take the free tram rides and escalators. Buses are at $2 per trip I heard. Avoid driving thru the Strip during the evening peak at all costs.

    Fun Alternatives: Wake up at 5 am during summer and have the whole Strip to yourself. Snap all the photos you want and admire the golden sheen reflected off the glass surfaces of the hotels. Lovely.

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    Fremont Street -- A Spectacle and an Eyesore

    by soccergrrl Written May 30, 2003

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    OK, some would argue that all of Vegas is a tourist trap. And it is. But in its glorious homage to excess, it's a place where anyone can escape everyday reality and just have fun.

    Fremont Street has some things worth visiting (see my "Must See" tip), but be warned that it is full of some of the largest tacky souvenir shops you'll ever see. We also found this to be the most unpleasantly crowded part of Vegas (which may change at other times of the year -- we were there in early May).

    Unique Suggestions: Take in the light and sound show that blasts its way across the "roof" every hour or so. Also, there is a tasty, and tasteful, restaurant inside the Golden Nugget. It's called Zax and you can find more info in my restaurant tips.

    Fremont Street

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    check out: the VENETIAN -...

    by slaybelle Written Sep 12, 2002

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    check out: the VENETIAN - click on travelogue rightcornerInteresting facts about the Venetian: Each guest room includes a fax machine/printer/computer-modem and each guest receives a welcoming fax with their personal fax number on it. The resort offers many replicas of famous Venetian landmarks including the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, the Campanile Bell Tower and St. Mark's Square, which is complete with live pigeons. Needless to say, the rooms are aesthetically stunning as well as technologically sound, with refinements from Italian marble in the bathrooms to a mini-bar. Ah, la dolce vita.

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    Best view of Fremont Street

    by ricknkat Updated Sep 4, 2002

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    It's a must see while in vegas. Watching the show while wasted is particularly interesting.

    Unique Suggestions: One of the best places to catch a Fremont Street Experience light show is from the second-floor balcony of Fitzgeralds Casino. Just take the escalator up to the second level. The small balcony can get crowded during the shows, so get there about 15 minutes early. Fitzgeralds is easy to find- it's the green one on Fremont Street near Main St. downtown.

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    The Stratosphere is the place...

    by Kodi01 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Stratosphere is the place to go for a great view of the city.

    Well, most tourist like to see the city and THIS CITY is DEFINITELY one you want to see at night for a spectacular view.

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