Las Vegas Journals

Fun things to do in Las Vegas

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A travel journal to Las Vegas by garymarsh6

The Venetian Gondola Rides Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
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Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium

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Attraction | "Walk with the sharks!"

Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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The first time I visited the aquarium was a couple of years ago so while we were in Las Vegas for Christmas I thought it would be a great idea to visit here on Christmas day wrongly assuming the place would be empty as it was Christmas day? Empty could not be any further from the truth. There was a massive queue just to line up to buy tickets. Once having bought tickets you then had to queue once again to get into the aquarium however the queue moved fairly quickly and most people seemed quite happy I guess because it was Christmas day!The Shark reef Aquarium is absolutely massive the main tank contains 1.3 million gallons of water. The variety of fish is quite vast and includes different ...Read More

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Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 632-7777

The Roller Coaster at New York New York

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Attraction | "Head spinning ride!"

The Roller Coaster at New York New York Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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If you like the thrill of the big dipper then this is the ride for you. Where else can you go on a big dipper beside the skyline of New York but nowhere else like Las Vegas?The big dipper can be found in the NewYork NewYork hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard opposite the MGM grand. You can see the rails and dipper hurtling around and people screaming from the street. It reaches a speed of 67 miles per hour and at its highest point at 230 feet high with a 144 foot drop. It is stomach churningly fearful and yet exhilaratingly great fun.The ride.Currently the ride costs $14 for a single trip and $25 to ride the big dipper all day long if you have the stomach for it. The entr...Read More

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The Roller Coaster at New York New York
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
866.815.4365

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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Attraction | "Wax Lyrical in Las Vegas"

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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We went to visit Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas. Most of the characters are American some well-known and some not so well known to my family.You can find the Madame Tussauds experience at the Venetian hotel the entrance of which is near to the Rialto Bridge.Who was Madame Tussaud?She was born in Strasbourg France in 1761 and her mother was a housekeeper to Dr. Curtius in Berne Switzerland. He was a physician who was adept at creating wax models and taught her the art of wax modelling. Her first wax figure was made in 1777 when she was 16. When Dr. Curtius died she inherited all his wax models. She then went on to make death masks of people executed during the French revolution. S...Read More

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Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 2001
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

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Attraction | "Amazing conservation mini zoo."

Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Secret Garden. Mirage Hotel.It is called the Siegfried and Roy’s secret garden and dolphin Habitat after Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn both of German origin. They both had a permanent stage show at the Mirage hotel that used White tigers and other wild animals in the magic show. However following an incident where one of the tigers bit Roy the show was discontinued. What appears to have happened Roy had lost his footing and the tiger is believed to have thought he had fallen and was hurt did what it would do to one of its cubs and bit him around the neck to try and drag him off stage to safety. However of course by biting his neck the skin is not thick and covered by fur and he bi...Read More

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Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Mirage Hotel, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 791-7188

The Venetian Gondola Rides

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Attraction | "The Grand Canal."

The Venetian Gondola Rides Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Grand Canal and St. Marks Square.You can find the Grand Canal, shops and St. Marks Square inside the Venetian hotel. I know it is quite Kitsch but then what isn’t in Las Vegas. You have no worries about it raining, snowing, flooding or being too hot as it is air conditioned throughout the building.Outside the Venetian you can see a small Lagoon where you can have a ride on a gondola ok the gondolas are on rails which go around the lake but some for some people it may be the nearest they ever get to the real thing. There are often queues to get on the rides.Inside the hotel you will come across a sign for the Grand Canal and shops. There is a walkway either side of t...Read More

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The Venetian Gondola Rides
Grand Canal at The Venetian
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(877) 883-6423