Las Vegas, Nevada - A City Built of Dreams
Las Vegas! Just saying the name conjures up (a good term, by the way when discussing Vegas) the idea of a City of Dreams made real.
Once upon a time there was gambling and top-notch musical
entertainment. However, that did not attract enough revelers for the
kings and queens of dreams, so now there's gambling, performances, and
a whole lot more. Now you, and your family, can visit Vegas and never
want to leave.
Many have chosen not to leave. Las Vegas was one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. for over a decade.
Visit one of the Cirque du Soleil performances - Mystere, KA or "O" -
and see some of the finest acrobats in the world. Then be amazed when
the show turns out to be so much more than just a circus act. True
theater, with music and grand staging to match, these one-of-a-kind
extravaganzas are sure to delight anyone. Maybe even check out the magic of Penn and Teller, or another kind of magic...that of 'The King", Elvis.
Maybe you enjoy zoos?
Come see some interesting twists on an old idea at one of the many Las
Vegas venues. There's Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and
Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage, for example. There you can see white
lions, white tigers, panthers, leopards, and a family of Bottlenose
Dolphins up close and personal These amazing animals are much more
visible than in your average zoo, comfortably housed behind glass walls
that make seeing them a unique experience. You can even enjoy a drink
at the bar while the dolphins swim nearby, and occasionally leap to
celebrate your good fortune.
Or, if you still miss the water out here in the desert, check out the
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Housed in a million gallon tank,
it's not quite the "Aquarium of the Bay", in San Francisco,
but you'll still find a dozen species to delight you.
While gambling was once the big deal in Vegas, shopping is now in
You can find everything from exquisite jewelry at Harry Winston's to
home decor at Versace, the famed clothing designer. Don't miss out on a
half-mile gondola ride at The Venetian, then step out onto "dry" land
and whip out the plastic. Or, come visit the tri-level Forum Shops at
Caesars Palace. You'll be treated like a queen at any of the over 100
Try a more rough and ready trek at nearby Red Rock Canyon. This desert
park is home to Red-Tailed hawks and 8,000 foot peaks. The red
sandstone cliffs feature unbeatable views, 30-foot waterfalls and
hiking trails to challenge even the most experienced.
Would you like to see something unusual, educational and
awe-inspiring, other than a slot-machine payout, but still stay in
town? Try The National Atomic Testing Museum at the Frank H. Rogers Science and
Technology complex. The nearly 50-year history of nuclear weapons
testing conducted for decades at nearby Nevada sites is recorded and
explained here. With many interactive displays, films in the concrete
bunker, and the most unusual gift shop anywhere visitors will be glad
they split the atom.
Want something awe-inspiring? Then visit Fremont Street and
see the $70 million dollar 1,400-foot canopy covering an area housing
dozens of casinos. With continual projections of video and amazing
sound you'll come away dazzled. Offering more neon lights than anywhere
fhis, or the other, side of Hong
Kong, it's a must-see. In fact, many will tell you that if Vegas has a "Main Street", Fremont street is it!
If, after "doing Vegas" you're not totally knocked off your feet yet,
try one of the scream-inducing rides at the Stratosphere. At a thousand
feet up, no one can hear you anyway but the terrified rider next to
you. That's okay, because no one else will know, because what
happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?
However, anytime you want a real adrenaline rush, then crank up some
real fear by doing the traditional activity at Las Vegas - gambling.
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Cirque de Soliel
Dining in Las Vegas
National Atomic Testing Museum
Red Rock Canyon
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