Category archives for: Attractions

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. [...]

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, [...]

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