Here's a statue of headless Lenin in front of the Red Square restaurant in Mandalay Bay. Not sure what happened to the head. Perhaps Lenin couldn't stand the menu and the price put out by the restaurant. What I found interesting is the fake bird droppings painted all over the statue.
This golden monolith anchors the southern end of the Strip. It stood on the site of the demolished Hacienda hotel. Before the Mandalay came along the Luxor used to be the southernmost resort. I was living in Boston when this was built, and upon returning was quite surprised to find goldenrod here. In fact, whenever I come home, there's always something that I haven't seen before. I can't tell you much about this place, though the shark tank seems to be big. It's my favorite from the outside.
Okay, so they're fake. But they look real! And it's just all really cool! This is a cruelty-free zoo. All of Mandalay Bay deserves a walk-through. Don't only get caught up in the shops and restaurants. Enjoy the out-of-doors as well.
Mandalay Bay is fantastically elegant and exotic. It's truly like another country...or island. It's attached to the Four Seasons and has a lovely pool area - not open to the public. The chapel is gorgeous and not too, too expensive.
The trees, details in decoration, and atmosphere made Mandalay Bay one of my favorite hotel stops!
Unfortunately, I didn't have time to check this hotel out. Even though it was located next to my hotel, I ventured north on the strip instead of down to this one. I did take the walkway to it one night, but didn't explore much. So I will provide a picture and you can explore on your own!! Hows that? I do know an above ground tram links this hotel to the Luxor and Excalibur.
We saw the Tragically Hip (a great Canadian band) at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. This intimate venue offered an amazing chance to see this fabulous band up close. Looking at future listings at this club, there are numerous acts I would love the chance to see.
Mandalay Bay. Defintely spectacular inside, its even got a wave pool (they call it a beach!). It doesn't look like much (relatively) from th outside though.