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An October 2011 trip to Las Vegas by dkm1981

Bills Gamblin Hall and Saloon Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: In Sin City there is an abundance of places to stay, places to eat and things to do. Here are some of them . . .

Hoover Dam

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Attraction | "It's Dam High!"

Hoover Dam Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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No trip to Las Vegas should be complete without paying a visit to the Hoover Dam, just outside of the city. The most popular way to visit is probably via one of the many hundreds of helicopter trips that are available from The Strip, but this time we decided to go by car.===What Is The Hoover Dam===The Hoover Dam was completed in 1935 after almost 5 years’ construction and was designed to block the Colorado river and to provide low cost water and electricity to the cities to the Southwest of the area. At 726 feet high it is one of the tallest dams ever built and with a 660 feet wide base it is almost as wide as it is high. There is a pretty interesting plaque halfway across the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 9, 2012

Hoover Dam
US Highway 93 at the Nevada-Arizona border
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Fremont Street Experience

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Attraction | "Lights, Lights, Lights!"

Fremont Street Experience Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Freemont Street Experience was one of my favourite things about Las Vegas. I love Las Vegas, I love the lights, the brashness and the newness of the place that comes in massive proportions. But Fremont Street is old style Las Vegas – how it used to be before modern money took over – and it has one great attraction in the light experience that was created in 1999.So What Is It?The Fremont Street experience is essentially a sound and light show that takes place above the street every night on the hour, every hour from sunset until midnight. As I said, the Experience was built in 1999 in a bid to bring in some of the millions of tourists that visit The Strip each year to the d...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2012

Fremont Street Experience
Westernmost 5 Blocks Of Fremont
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 678 5777

Paradise Garden Buffet

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Restaurant | "Paradise? Not Quite But Not Far Off!"

Paradise Garden Buffet Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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On our second day in Las Vegas we went to The Buffet @ Bellagio but found the queues were far too long for two hungry people. Deciding to stick to the buffet idea that we set our hearts (and stomachs) on, we went over to Garden Buffet at Flamingo Resort. We enjoyed the buffet because the choice is mouth-watering and the price not too bad.The buffet, like most in Las Vegas is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and charges various amounts depending on what time and day you visit. As a rough guide, breakfast is around $15, lunch around $17 and dinner around $20. If you are visiting on the weekend you can expect these prices to go up by a dollar or two. Children under 15 years old pay a fixe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 3, 2012

Paradise Garden Buffet
Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 733-3333

Bellagio Buffet

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Restaurant | "The King of Buffets!"

Bellagio Buffet Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Buffets are and always have been a stalwart of the Las Vegas dining scene. For years people have flocked to them to pile plates for a few dollars. But in recent years the buffet experience has developed somewhat and it has become a chance for hotel chefs to show off their culinary experience. The buffet at the Bellagio is a fine example of being able to eat a wide variety of food for not exorbitant prices.We actually made two attempts at visiting the Bellagio buffet, but our first attempt was not so successful. We went at about six pm the first time and the queue was ridiculously long. The buffet is right at the back of the hotel on the gaming floor, on the right hand side. We could see th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 31, 2012

Bellagio Buffet
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 650-9459

Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon

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Hotel | "Having A Ball At Bill's!"

Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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We stayed at Bill’s Gamblin Hall and Casino on two separate occasions during our recent road trip in America on the recommendation of a fellow reviewer (thanks Rosebud2001!!) and thoroughly enjoyed the excellent value for money and great location that the hotel offers. There is an abundance of rooms available in Las Vegas, so the competition is strong but Bill’s Gamblin Hall well deserves it title as ‘Best Strip Deal’. ===Location, Location, Location===The hotel is located at the corner of the East Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard (otherwise known as ‘The Strip’). The entrance, if you are arriving by car, is actually on East flamingo Road to the side of the hotel. It’s imm...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 16, 2012

Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon
3595 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89132
(702) 737-7111