Bellagio Fountains

Lady Gaga Added To Fountain Show

Lady Gaga’s hit 2009 song “Bad Romance” has been added to the Bellagio Fountain Show so it will now be included in the song rotation. It takes several months to add  a new song to the show to sync it to the dancing waters and lighting but with Lady Gags’s huge following i’m sure it will be popular. The song was added one day after Lady Gaga won an Academy Award for best original song in her movie “A Star Is Born. The last song added to the Bellagio Fountain Show if you are interested was “Believe” by Cher over …

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Christmas

The Magical Forest Opens Saturday

In my continuing coverage of Christmas and holiday events in Las Vegas next up is an event that is great to visit but also by Opportunity Village a great local Las Vegas charity. The event is called ‘The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village‘ and opens Saturday and runs through December 31st and features a winter village full of sparkling Christmas lights surrounded by a forest of trees. Apart from the village to explore and take pictures is nightly entertainment, holiday food and drinks as well as of course pictures with Santa. Attractions at the Magical Forest for you to check out …

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Linq Sign Las Vegas

Zip Lines Coming To Strip

The first permanent zip lines are coming to the Strip and we now have an opening date of November 9th. The location is at the Linq promenade and riders will launch from the 114 foot tower and then zip down the length of the promenade and ending up at the base of the High Roller Ferris Observation Wheel. The length of the zip line is approximately 1,000 feet and during the ride you will get speeds up to 35 miles per hour, this really isn’t my thing but i’m sure it will be really popular especially because of its location …

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Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

Shark Tank Tours

The pool at the Golden Nugget always draws a big crowd and one of the pools unique features is the 200,000 gallon shark tank through which you can take a water slide  to the pool.  The Golden Nugget does offer behind the scenes tours of the shark tank aquarium hosted by one of the staff marine biologists. As part of the tour you will learn about the workings of the tank and its various marine life; You will also witness feeding time for the sharks and learn about all the different species on show.  Before the tour is over you …

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Linq Sign Las Vegas

Sidewalk Stars New Home

On my last trip to Las Vegas a tourist by the SLS asked me where the stars of celebrities were in the pavement and, i didn’t really have a great answer for her but i remember some in various places on center Strip but no one location. First of all if you are not familiar with what is officially called “The Las Vegas Walk Of Stars” it is similar to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and, in this case the cement stars in the sidewalk honor Las Vegas entertainment people. The cement stars were removed in several places on the …

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Silverton Aquarium

Yes there are still many free attractions in Las Vegas even though everything else has gotten more expensive in recent times. One such free attraction is the Silverton Aquarium which is located at the mountain chalet themed Silverton Hotel & Casino near the South Strip. If you plan on visiting the Silverton and the aquarium i would suggest if you don’t have a car to take a taxi or Uber to the property as its about 4 1/2 miles south of the Mandalay Bay. The aquarium is  a huge 117,000 gallon glass tank filled with tropical fish and is located …

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mob museum

Museum Discount Deal

The Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas and the National Atomic Testing Museum over near UNLV are both worthy of a visit on your next trip to Las Vegas and the two have announced a new discount deal if you visit both attractions. The deal is if you show a receipt from one of the attractions at the other attraction you get 25 percent off the second attraction it doesn’t matter which one you go to first. The better deal option would be visiting the Atomic Testing Museum first as entrance there is $22 with the same entrance fee at …

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Bellagio Fountains

Bellagio Fountains

In Las Vegas there are many free attractions but the top of many people’s list as a not to miss in Las Vegas is often the Bellagio Fountains. The nightly shows draw big crowds to the front of the Bellagio as the more than a thousand jets of water shoot water as high as 460 feet in to the air. The fountains shoot water in sync with various styles of music with everything from pop, opera, classical, Broadway to classic Las Vegas singers. If you want to see the show in a good viewing spot i would suggest you get …

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Red Rock Canyon Fees Rise

If you want to check out the amazingly beautiful Red Rock Canyon conservation area near Las Vegas the entrance fee is due to rise starting February 20th. The new price to enter the thirteen mile scenic drive will more than double with the cost per carload going up to $15 from the current $7 with prices for motorcyclists going to $10 from $3. The BLM managed conservation area hasn’t raised prices since 2011 but is still well worth a visit even with the price increases. If you want to see the beauty Red Rock Canyon and it’s brightly colored rock …

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Xmas In LV: Magical Forest

Their is still time to check out the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village which runs through December 31st. The attraction has millions of sparkling lights and nightly entertainment plus food and of course Santa for your kids to take photos with. Tickets can be purchased for $12 and it opens at 5:30 pm each night until 9 pm except Friday and Saturday night when the attraction is open to 10 pm.

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Xmas In LV: Winter Village

The Winter Village at Green Valley Ranch is open through January 7th and is located at the properties outdoor amphitheater and includes an outdoor ice rink. If you want to use the ice rink its open Thursday to Sundays with the rink opening at 4 pm during the week and 11 am on the weekends. The cost is $20 but that also includes your skate rentals and, tickets can be purchased in person at the ice rink.  

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Stones Exhibit Coming To LV

A new exhibit is coming to Las Vegas this month when “Exhibitionism- The Rolling Stones” rolls in to town and, opens at the Palazzo on September 23rd. The new exhibit includes more than 500 personal items of Rolling Stones band members that will be on display. The exhibit is described as immersive and interactive so I presume you will be able to watch or listen to audio or video clips as part of the exhibit. The highlight of the exhibit is not trying to understand what Keith Richards said but a backstage  to onstage 3D experience.

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Kids Ride Free Deal

If you plan to ride the High Roller the worlds tallest observation wheel at the Linq, here is a deal that might save you some money if you are plan on taking the kids with you for a ride. Right now for the month of August kids twelve and under ride free with each paying adult, the offer runs through the month of August for daytime rides before 7pm if you want to take advantage of the deal. 

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Zombies At Fremont Street

A new interactive Zombie themed interactive attraction has opened at the Fremont Street Experience; The new attraction is called Fear The Walking Dead Survival and is part escape room, part maze and haunted house and part interactive video game. The attraction is of course inspired by AMC’s television show The Walking Dead and if you want to check it out tickets run about $30. Video Courtesy of AMC & Triotech

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ballys sign

Mini Golf Coming To Bally’s

Bally’s have announced they are adding mini golf with bowling and an arcade to their resort but no date has been announced yet for the planned opening. The planned 10,000 square area will be built by Monster Mini Golf who built the similar Kiss Mini Golf at the Rio although this place won’t have a Kiss theme. Hopefully more details about the attraction will be forthcoming soon.

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