Las Vegas Journals

Sharks in the Desert?

An April 2002 trip to Las Vegas by bnbstein

Quote: If you love the ocean, but are stuck in Las Vegas, what do you do? Go see the shark encounter at Mandalay Bay!

Sharks in the Desert?

Overview

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By far, the best attraction was the Shark Encounter at the Mandalay Bay Casino. I think that it is actually better than Sea Worlds! The kids loved it, and it was entertaining and educational. (Just don't tell our kids that.) Some of the other things to do in Vagas are gamble (had to mention that, or you would have thought I was in a different Vegas), Fremont steet has a bunch of great shops and a good light show at night. The M&M store on the strip was fun, but be aware, you will leave with some really funky colored M&Ms. The Coke factory is there also, and is fun. For the more adventurous, there are a number of roller coasters and rides atop massive towers to get your thrills.Quick Tips:...Read More

Cheesecake Factory at The Forum Shops

Restaurant | "The Cheesecake Factory"

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Love this place! Of course they have cheesecake, but I was actually more impressed or maybe just surprised at the entrees. The menu is about 17 pages of differnt kinds of foods ranging from pizza, seafood, chicken, pastas, and desserts. It was very crowded, but we got right in. The service was great, as was the food. It is a little pricey, but great fun.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 18, 2003

Cheesecake Factory at The Forum Shops
3500 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas 89109
(702) 792-6888

Rainforest Cafe

Restaurant

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If you have children, this is the place. It is a theme cafe. It is made to look like a tropical rainforest with a lot of vegetation and animated animals. There are also numerous aquariums with wonderful brightly colored fish to watch. The food was pretty good and the service was good also. If you save room for dessert (we were too stuffed), they have a really fun "volcano". It is a mountain of ice cream and toppings and is served with a lighted sparkler! Definitely an attention getter. Go and have fun. The only downside, as with most places in Vegas, is that you have to enter/exit through the gift shop. Be ready to fend off the "mom, can have this pleeeeaaase???", and you will be ok...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 18, 2003

Rainforest Cafe
3799 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 891-8580