Category archives for: Attractions

Fall is in full swing at Bellagio Conservatory

Fall is in full swing at Bellagio Conservatory

The fall display at the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens includes a 1,200 pound live pumpkin. Twelve hundred pounds. Now that’s a lot of pie. The harvest-inspired exhibit features whimsical pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, scads of seasonal plants and flowers, oversized acorns, illuminated water arches and twinkling birch trees. Here’s a breakdown by [...]

Fright Dome gets monster makeover, teams up with ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

Fright Dome gets monster makeover, teams up with ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

Leatherface is on the loose in Las Vegas, and he’s headed for Fright Dome at Circus Circus. The pepto pink 5-acre Adventuredome theme park will transform into a maccabre monster-filled massacre, starting Oct. 3, with six haunted houses, four scare zones and 25 rides and attractions. But that’s just the tip of the chainsaw. This [...]

Las Vegas puts the pedal to the metal for NASCAR and beyond

Las Vegas puts the pedal to the metal for NASCAR and beyond

Start your engines, NASCAR fans. The race is on to buy tickets for the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a three-day weekend of live music, entertainment and racing action speeding through the Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 6-8, 2015. The full-throttle fun continues on October 3, 2015, with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. [...]

Marvel’s Hulk looks smashing at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Marvel’s Hulk looks smashing at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

A superhero who rips through pants faster than a Chippendales dancer is showing off his impressive green physique at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. In honor of the Incredible Hulk’s smashing arrival, children who dress as their favorite superhero or say “Hulk Smash!” at the Madame Tussauds box office between now and Sep. 24 will receive [...]

‘Do’ Feed the Animals at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

‘Do’ Feed the Animals at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

This is Las Vegas, not the Discovery Channel. We’re home to Shark Reef, not Shark Week. But participating in the Animal Encounters program at Shark Reef Aquarium really isn’t that different from watching Rob Lowe riding on the back of two sharks. Fine. I made that up. It’s actually nothing like watching Rob Lowe riding on the [...]

Join the feeding frenzy at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

Join the feeding frenzy at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

Shark Week  doesn’t start until August 10, but you can get into the spirit now with the new Animal Encounter program at Shark Reef Aquarium. Three different feeding experiences give you a chance to get up close and personal with the attraction’s aquatic residents including zebra sharks, stingrays and everyone’s favorite globetrotting sea turtle, OD. [...]

These Las Vegas water attractions are the coolest, man

These Las Vegas water attractions are the coolest, man

When you visit Vegas in the summertime, keeping cool isn’t a philosophy, it’s a necessity. This is the desert and it can get pretty hot. We’re talking triple digits, baby. Fortunately, we have plenty of water attractions to help keep you hydrated during your stay. A wet and wild ride As the name and photo [...]

Wet and Wildlife in Vegas: Rafting the Black Canyon Water Trail

Wet and Wildlife in Vegas: Rafting the Black Canyon Water Trail

Nestled between sandy beaches, colorful caves, coves and active hot springs, the shimmering waters of the Black Canyon Water Trail are as brilliant as the lights on the Las Vegas Strip. In one secluded spot, called the Emerald Cave, the water actually glows green like neon. Starting at the base of the Hoover Dam, the [...]

Las Vegas Strip Sweetness Factor: Hershey’s vs M&Ms worlds

Las Vegas Strip Sweetness Factor: Hershey’s vs M&Ms worlds

Located across the street from one another on undoubtedly the sweetest intersection of the Las Vegas Strip, Hershey’s Chocolate World and M&Ms World satisfy tourists’ sugar cravings and boost the dental industry 365 days a year. Due to their closeness in proximity and general candy-esque retail theme, we decided to compare the sweetness factor of [...]

10 family-friendly (and totally legal) ways to entertain kids in Las Vegas

10 family-friendly (and totally legal) ways to entertain kids in Las Vegas

People tend to think of Las Vegas as an adult playground. Can’t imagine why with all the gambling, boozing, hardcore partying and whatnot (especially the whatnot). But for those traveling to Sin City with kids, there’s plenty of fun stuff to do other than forcing your kid to be your wingman. Here are 10 family-friendly, [...]

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