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posted on Jan, 7 2005 @ 02:27 PM
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What is there to do and see while DH is at a trade show for 4 days (from the moment it opens until the moment it closes) I would get really tired of gambling for that length of time.

thanks

spelling edit :bnghd:

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posted on Jan, 7 2005 @ 03:41 PM
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You can go to an all female review! Just kidding. It is an excellent place to people watch. If you enjoy a few drinks, you can go to any casino bar and just watch the people blow their money. You can go to the Bilagio and see the fountains, which are amazing. You can go to Treasure Island Casino and see the pirate show for free. Many many shops to explore. Check out Freemont st., which is the older Vegas strip.

I am sure you will find many things to do that aren't expensive. Be sure to have a good pair of walking shoes though.

Just make sure you don't get handed those pamphlets from the solicitors on the streets - they are annoying.



posted on Jan, 7 2005 @ 04:39 PM
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I have to say I am SO boring -- I don't really drink - so when I do one usually puts me down and I'm not a shopper. DH complains that he has to take me shopping to get me to buy things (Bet most of you men would love that problem huh?) I love to people watch and have seen the pirate show once - but I hear that it has changed so I will probably do that. Will be going to the "Thunder Down Under" show so I guess I'm not that boring Does the Bilagio have the art galleries etc. -- I'll probably wander over there for that .

Keep the ideas coming I'm making a list.

thanks
jm

I am having a heck of a time getting this to post :bnghd:



posted on Jan, 7 2005 @ 05:15 PM
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Go to the startosphere tower and ride the coaster on top. Eat lunch afterwards!

Here is part of a list of 100:

1. See the white tigers at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden: The Mirage
2. Visit the dolphin habitat: The Mirage
3. See flamingos and African penguins: Flamingo Hilton
4. See the brilliant collection of parrots: Tropicana
5. Take in the best show in town from the entertainer of the year: Danny Gans at The Rio
6. See the classic car collection: Imperial Palace
7. See daylight at night: downtown Las Vegas after dark, the $70 million Fremont Street Experience
8. See the world's largest atrium: Luxor
9. Visit the glitziest museum in the world: Liberace Museum (1775 E. Tropicana)
10. Ride the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world: Desperado (Buffalo Bill's, Primm, Nevada)
11. Ride the highest roller coaster 1,200 feet off the ground: on top of the Stratosphere (Las Vegas Blvd. near Sahara)
12. Ride the fastest moving straight up and down ride: Stratosphere's Big Shot
13. View an exquisite collection of fine art: Bellagio
14. Submerge yourself in a magnificent garden of fragrance and color: Bellagio
15. Ride an indoor roller coaster at amusement park Grand Slam Canyon: Circus Circus
16. Visit Madame Toseau's wax museum: Venetian
17. Love hamburgers and Harley's?: Harley-Davidson Cafe
18. Go face to face with sharks: Shark Reef (Mandalay Bay)
19. Cant get enough neon: Neon Museum (look for the giant neon horseman at Fremont Street Experience)
20. Watch the dragon battle against the magician: Excalibur's moat

The whole list is here

I went there, and although I didn't stay very long, I just winged it. Just start walking and something will catch your eye, or you could ask the employees at your hotel what is the really neat stuff they don't advertise.



posted on Jan, 7 2005 @ 05:35 PM
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cool list thanks -- am going to print that out -- I hadn't come across that. And asking the employees is a great idea -- we do that when we travel other places why wouldn't I think to do it there


So tell me honestly did you do the stratosphere stuff -- that I would have to have a drink for


jm



posted on Jan, 7 2005 @ 05:48 PM
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No, I didn't. I don't think I even knew they had a coaster up there until I saw it on TV - then I knew I wouldn't ride it! I don't think I would feel very secure on that thing.



posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 11:16 PM
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Found a few things to print out including the link you gave me. Watching the Travel Channel -- they are having a LOT of stuff on Vegas right now. And am starting to go to the Rec. Center to use the indoor track to break in my new walking shoes and build up my endurance also.

Forgot to mention the ignoring the people who hand out the pamphlets -- not a problem. I think that is genetically built into NY'ers

jm



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 12:16 AM
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Yeah! Both Travel channel and TLC both have shows on Vegas - maybe they are paid by the Vegas tourism council or something. When do you plan on going?

I stayed at the Luxor (giant pyramid). The inside was really impressive in size. The elevators were kinda neat too as they travel, not vetically, but diagonally up the sides at each corner. If I went again, though, I would probably like to stay at the New York, New York. I thought the miniature skyline was really nice commercial architecture.

Yes, I do think the Bellagio has a gallery - but don't quote me on that. Another thing to be seen is the Venice theme in the Venetian, which sorrily I did not get to see. I hear the indoor river is a half mile long, with vendors and shops along the way.

I love the SouthWest and if you get the chance, go out to see the local geographic sights as well if you love natural beauty of the environment.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 12:23 AM
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We are going the end of the month for the Shot Show. Going to try Excalibur this time. Our friends we are meeting had a special for there.

I love the Southwest also - I have been going out to AZ for about 20 years because of an aunt who lived outside of Phoenix (she passed away last year) so I did a lot of traveling around when I was there. Once I get her estate (doesn't that sound impressive -- wish it were
) settled I guess I won't have a reason to head out there anymore.

thanks
jm



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by justme1640
We are going the end of the month for the Shot Show. Going to try Excalibur this time. Our friends we are meeting had a special for there.

I love the Southwest also - I have been going out to AZ for about 20 years


That really sounds wonderful! I wish I were in your shoes.

I have to ask what is a Shot Show?? I briefly walked through Excaliber. I wish I could see the show there, but alas, I really wish I could even take a nice vacation right now.

When I was in my teens, I got the chances to visit the SW quite a few times. My dear Dad took me to the Grand Canyon twice and California once. I went on a geology trip in high school once all over the SW states, went out on vacation on a mad tour with my ex-wife, and visited Vegas as a bachelor on a spontaneous spurt. I wish I was living in a lonely ranch house in front of a nice southwest mountain range!

Are you from NY, NY?



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 12:43 AM
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The Shot Show is a trade show for gun dealers. It's actually held at the Convention Center. Of course we will have to go to a gun show that is at one of the hotels near the Excalibur - just can't think of the name now (must be late) Lots of neat new stuff there. Plus I am looking forward to meeting the people who make the smoker I surprised DH with -- that has had about a ton of fish thru it already (Plus ribs, chickens, roasts)

I live about 120 miles out of NYC -- more country/tourist area. In fact pretty close to my avatar


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posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 01:25 AM
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Boy I wish I could go. I haven't been to a gun show in about 18 years now. Is your hubby a dealer in arms or just other associated things?

By the way, the avatar is very nice. I would love to sit there by that lighthouse and watch the waves roll in over those rocks and think about a warm sun - especially since it is a wet snowy winter here in Ohio!



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 09:27 AM
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DH is a gun dealer and competitive shooter (sporting clays) so he is in his element there for sure. I can walk thru the show in one day and see everything I need to see and talk to everyone I need to talk to -- but DH has the gift of gab and it will literally take him every day of the show and every hour they are open to see what he wants to see and talk to the people. Plus of course it gives him a chance to talk to some people he has dealt with on the phone also.
jm



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 04:04 PM
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We may have lucked out a bit -- one of DH's customers is building a resort out there and talked to his executive secty.... she is going to try to get a list from their corporate contact and also get some tickets for some shows. Cool huh?

jm



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 04:15 PM
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Sounds great! Remember to take plenty of pictures and post em on the board when you return.



posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 03:49 PM
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Came down with full blown flu the night before leaving --- so I am home. Sent DH as it was his trade show to begin with and our friends were already there -- they took the red-eye from Anchorage. I'm feeling majorily bummed right now in addition to being majorily sick. :bnghd:

jm



posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 05:14 PM
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Sorry to hear that justme, get well soon.



posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 08:23 PM
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The Atomic Testing Museum

755 East Flamingo Rd, inside the Desert Research Institute

Open 9am - 5pm on weekdays and 1pm - 5pm on Sundays, $10 per adult.


I give it 3 out of 4 stars.

Museum mock-up of our largest nuke currently in service the 1.2 megaton B-61






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