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Headin' to Sin City

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A February 2007 trip to Las Vegas by VA_traveler

Bellagio Fountains Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: In typical fashion, we try to see the entire thing in one trip. There's plenty left for next trip, but we had a great time!

Bellagio Fountains

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Bellagio Fountains Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Who knew that water could look so cool? I wish I had realized how impressive this fountain was earlier - I would have planned more opportunities to stop by and see the show. During the week, there are shows every half hour beginning at three (noon on the weekends), and every night, starting at 8pm, they run one show every fifteen minutes until midnight. The shows might be delayed or postponed when the wind is strong, but trust me, it's worth waiting for! The show is set in rhythm to one of thirty or so classic Vegas songs. As the music players, the jets spray water up to 200 feet in the air, and really make it dance. I didn't know it was possible, but it's true. The lighting th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 9, 2007

Bellagio Fountains
3600 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 693-7111

Blue Man Group at The Venetian

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Attraction | "Blue Man Group"

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I've seen a couple of documentary-type shows about these strange blue guys. I was "this close" to seeing them a couple of times in different venues. But I have to admit that once we bought the tickets for the Vegas performance, I started getting nervous. There's something about plunking down over $100 for a ticket, and then having it dawn on you that maybe the designation "poncho seats" isn't just a cute name. I mean, these guys spit things, and splatter paint, and play really, really loud music! So night of the show, we headed to the Venetian with a bit of trepidation. Turns out that we needn't have worried - not even about our clothes getting dirty.When we arrived, we were sh...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 9, 2007

Blue Man Group at The Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(866) 641-SHOW

"O" by Cirque Du Soleil

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Attraction | "'O' - Cirque Du Soleil"

Cirque du Soliel and the Bellagio Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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If you are at all interested in Cirque du Soleil, then Las Vegas is the place to be. There are currently (2007) 5 Cirque shows with permanent homes on the strip. Ka, O, Mystere, Love, and Zumanity. You know what that means, right? It means that at any given moment during the day, there are probably 400 people walking around the Vegas area who could scratch their ears with their toes while walking on their fingers and juggling fire. But also, it means that there are choices to be made if you want to see a Cirque show. For us, it was a tough decision. We narrowed it down to Mystere and O, and decided on O. I'm glad we did. O has all the acrobatic wonders of any other Cirque show, but it sets thi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 9, 2007

"O" by Cirque Du Soleil
Bellagio Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(888) 987-3456

Star Trek: The Experience

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Star Trek: The Experience Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Don't shoot me, but I'm not a big fan of the original Star Trek series. Just never got into it. I am way more of TNG girl. I can't really understand the whole fascination with Kirk, but gimme an eyeful of that Picard any day. So needless to say, I was very pleased to learn that the Star Trek Experience was primarily a Next Generation and beyond kind of thing. It's actually pretty cool. In a sci-fi kind of way. The Experience is kind of a cross between a museum, a thrill ride and a movie, with a smidgen of live-action role-playing thrown in. You arrive and wind your way through displays of Star Trek memorabilia, including costumes, props, and models of different star ships. There's also a h...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2007

Star Trek: The Experience
Las Vegas Hilton 3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(888) 462-6535

Stratosphere Tower

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Stratosphere Tower Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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If your city has a tower, and you really need someone to climb it and enjoy panoramic vistas from the top, please let me know. I am totally a sucker for panoramic vistas. So when I heard about the Stratosphere Hotel and tower, I knew I would have to give it a look. Located at the northern end of the strip and measuring 1149 feet, the Stratosphere holds the distinction of being the tallest man-made structure in America west of the Mississippi. The first floor is a casino (no surprise), with a hotel above. The building is capped by an observation deck and restaurant with great views of the city. Getting to the observation deck will cost you - $10.95 per adult, plus more if you want to try on...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2007

Stratosphere Tower
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
(702) 380-7777

Sirens of TI/Sirens Cove

Attraction | "The Sirens of Treasure Island"

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I admit it, I was the idiot in our group who said "Hey! let's see the pirate show at Treasure Island! It's free, so surely it'll be worth seeing!" When am I going to learn? The "sirens" said things like "C'mon girls, let's rock this house". The dialogue continued in this vein, and at one point, I'm pretty sure the pirate ship captain and the sirens were arguing over how much closet space a woman needed. This was about when we left. Look, I understand the need to see scantily-clad dancers on a trip to Vegas. I was disappointed not to have been able to fit in a burlesque review during my trip. This show was NOT a good alternative - it was sleazy without being sexy, the dancing was awful,...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 9, 2007

Sirens of TI/Sirens Cove
3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109