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Year of the Horse on display in Las Vegas

Year of the Horse on display in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is preparing to kick off Chinese New Year 2014 with a ton of festivities in honor of the Year of the Horse. Although the New Year doesn’t officially start until Jan. 31, you can already find quite a few celebratory decorations and displays on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown, as well as [...]

Las Vegas roller coaster undergoes safety testing (with video)

Las Vegas roller coaster undergoes safety testing (with video)

Safety testing is underway on the Adventuredome’s new roller coaster, El Loco. The crazy coaster will run about 2,000 test cycles before opening to the public in late January 2014. As ride engineers work out the final kinks, the ride is being tested with (and sometimes without) water dummies — each weighing about 185-190 pounds. [...]

PHOTOS: Your crazy wait is almost over! Las Vegas roller coaster nears completion

PHOTOS: Your crazy wait is almost over! Las Vegas roller coaster nears completion

UPDATE — 3:25 p.m.: Safety testing has officially begun on El Loco’s cars, a major milestone in the coaster construction process: It’s almost time to go crazy on the Las Vegas Strip! The El Loco roller coaster is slated to open at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus in late January or early February — and [...]

In Las Vegas, there’s a reality TV show for everyone

In Las Vegas, there’s a reality TV show for everyone

Reality TV and Las Vegas seem to go hand in hand. We’ve long basked in the spotlight of these “unscripted” programs and everyone seems to want to join the party — even the Las Vegas City Council. The Discovery Channel starting shooting Vegas 24-7, a reality show centering on Las Vegas City Hall, last week. [...]

Free lecture showcases architect behind famous Las Vegas lobby

Free lecture showcases architect behind famous Las Vegas lobby

If you’ve ever pondered the curious shell-shaped building that serves as the Neon Museum’s visitor center, now’s your chance to learn more. Museum Scholar in Residence Dr. Leslie Luebbers will talk in depth about the La Concha Motel lobby’s architect, the late Paul Revere Williams, during a free lecture in honor of African-American History month at 7 [...]

Bellagio Conservatory celebrates the Year of the Horse

Bellagio Conservatory celebrates the Year of the Horse

A celebration of the Chinese New Year is now in full swing at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The free Las Vegas attraction will honor the Year of the Horse through March 1 with a colorful display featuring eight life-size horses frolicking atop a mountain, burning incense, flowing rivers of water, a tranquil temple, [...]

Welcome to Las Vegas sign goes solar

Welcome to Las Vegas sign goes solar

No offense, polar vortex, but if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Right? That seems to apply to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, which is scheduled to begin running on solar energy during a switch-flipping ceremony at 4:30 p.m. today. The iconic landmark is located in one of the sunniest spots in the United [...]

Now open at The Linq Las Vegas

Now open at The Linq Las Vegas

A handful of businesses are now open at The Linq, the $550 million entertainment district being built by Caesars Entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip. Tenants of the open-air, pedestrian-only district, located  in the corridor between The Quad and the Flamingo, began their debut in late December with the opening of Irish-themed gaming joint O’Sheas (read that story here). The [...]

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas a nocturnal habitat for artist Alisha Kerlin

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas a nocturnal habitat for artist Alisha Kerlin

Las Vegas isn’t home to a traditional zoo, but for the next few weeks you can walk among other party animals and observe, or even join an artist-at-work inside her glass cage at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Artist-in-residence Alisha Kerlin is welcoming inhabitants to her nocturnal zoo habitat in the P3 Studio from 6 to [...]

From flowers to gingerbread, the holidays are handcrafted at Wynn Las Vegas

From flowers to gingerbread, the holidays are handcrafted at Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas has handcrafted a festive atmosphere this holiday season with impressive floral and gingerbread displays created by talented artisans. The luxury resort recently unveiled two large-scale floral installations in the atrium as well as a 3-foot gingerbread replica of the signature bronze hotel in the Wynn Buffet. Flower power (more than 160,000 flowers) As a [...]

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