Category archives for: Attractions

Da Vinci does Vegas with visionary inventions at the Venetian

Da Vinci does Vegas with visionary inventions at the Venetian

To say that Leonardo da Vinci was ahead of his time is the understatement of the century — well, five centuries really. The visionary Renaissance artist and inventor was so forward thinking and well-traveled back in the 16th Century, one can’t help but wonder what he would think of a progressive town like Las Vegas. Would [...]

Light up the night with The Linq and High Roller

Light up the night with The Linq and High Roller

The High Roller was officially lit last week and the Las Vegas skyline will never be the same. A big milestone for the The Linq shopping and entertainment district on the Las Vegas Strip, the High Roller (which is not yet open) illuminates the sky with 2,000 LED lights every night at sunset. The High [...]

Spring blooms in Bellagio Conservatory

Spring blooms in Bellagio Conservatory

Raindrops on tulips, caterpillars of flowers — these are just a few of our favorite new things in the Bellagio Conservatory. Spring has blossomed in the Conservatory courtesy of Director of Horticulture Andres Garcia and a staff of more than 100 who five times a year transform the space into a botanical wonderland. Each day [...]

Writing women interpret Bellagio’s “Painting Women”

Writing women interpret Bellagio’s “Painting Women”

The new exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art,  Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,  tells a powerful story of the development of women artists during an era when they were yet to be fully recognized. The exhibit showcases 34 paintings arranged thematically from the 1870s through the mid-20th century including [...]

Vegas Indoor Skydiving sets Guinness World Record

Vegas Indoor Skydiving sets Guinness World Record

I think it’s safe to say that the folks over at Vegas Indoor Skydiving are walking on air. The company’s general manager, Brad Hess, not only broke the current world record for front somersaults in one minute in a wind tunnel — he totally crushed it. Hess did 53 somersaults at 10 a.m. on Feb. [...]

El Loco roller coaster is here. Let’s go crazy!

After a year of anticipation, El Loco’s opening day is upon us. The crazy roller coaster is now welcoming “totally sane” riders at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus. Well, let us be the first to tell you this electric yellow roller coaster is aptly named. From the quick shoot up the lift all the way to the [...]

A Valentine’s Day made at the Mob Museum

A Valentine’s Day made at the Mob Museum

The Mob Museum celebrates its second anniversary on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, with two-for-one admission for tourists and free admission for residents. Also the anniversary of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, the acclaimed museum will unveil two Thompson machine guns used in the infamous execution. They are the only guns ever scientifically proven to be part of the [...]

Leonardo hits Las Vegas and sets the Springs Preserve in motion

Leonardo hits Las Vegas and sets the Springs Preserve in motion

Sorry Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans, this is not the Leonardo you’re looking for. Sure there may be a turtle or two at the Springs Preserve, but the Las Vegas attraction’s new Leonardo exhibit highlights the works of a genius Italian Renaissance inventor rather than a fictional anthropomorphic reptile. “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion,” [...]

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. [...]

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