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What to do in Vegas

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by wjv, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. wjv

    wjv

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    Going to Vegas in a couple weeks for the SQE Better Software conference.

    I'll be staying on the strip, no car.

    I've seen Jersey Boys, the Titanic exhibit (which was great), The Fab Four, Penn & Teller, Rita Rudner and The Rat Pack Is Back, from previous visits to Vegas with my wife.

    So what good shows are playing now? (I'll be alone this trip so I'm not limited as to what shows I can go to :cool:)

    Any exhibits or museums that are worth seeing?

    Is Fremont street worth going to?

    Anything else? (Yes I know about the machine gun rental)

    I've always liked the buffet at the Paris. What other buffets are good?
     
  2. 686Owner

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    I was just looking up what to do in Vegas as I think I'm gonna go next year.

    Only show I want to see for sure is Penn & Teller as I'm a huge fan.
     

  3. Gixxerjoe04

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    Moonlight bunny ranch:rofl:
     
  4. Gregg702

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    As far as buffets go, the newly redone buffet at the Ceasars Palace is top notch, but costs about $50. The M also has a great buffet.
     
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    1) The National Atomic Test Museum is great, it is a more than few blocks from the strip so it will be a walk of maybe 10-15 min to get there if I remember.

    2) Catch a Cirque du Soleil show

    3) The Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay is nice but doesn't take a ton of time.

    4) In addition to the machine gun events, there are WWII flight places that will take you in a variety of aircraft (AT-6, P51, ...). I did not do that myself but have friends who did and loved it. ETA: They also pick you up and take you out to Henderson, so no car is needed.
     
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  7. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric .45 ACP

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    How big is your wallet? ;)
     
  8. jpa

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    Pinball museum, Atomic Testing Museum, Neon museum, mob museum. If you like watching young girls shake it on the dance floor while pretending they're cowgirls, go to Stoneys at Town Square. If you like watching young girls shake it on the pole while trying to empty your wallet, I recommend Hustler club or Sapphire.

    Any pretty girl who comes up to you while sitting alone at a hotel bar is probably a pro. Watch your drink and keep your wallet secure.

    Fremont street is a good time to just hang out and have a few drinks. Fremont east around the El Cortez has a lot of little bars that are fun, including Insert Coin which is like an Aladdin's Castle arcade with a bar.

    If you're in town on a Thursday and there's a 51's minor league baseball game it also happens to be $1 beer night. Tix are easy to get and about $11 each. http://www.lv51.com

    I highly recommend the PRISM simulator at the Range 702. Awesome scenario-based shooting. If you want to go balls to the wall with machine guns and stuff, Battlefield Vegas is where you want to go.
     
  9. JimmyRayBob

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    If you like gambling ... Binions downtown is one of my favorites.
     
  10. Sharkey

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    Downtown is worth going to for gambling and just a change of scenery. Honestly, I kinda dislike the strip now and I've been about 12x. Hogs n Heffers is a block from downtown as well as the Mob Museum.

    Buffet at Harrahs and Flamingo is decent and $49 gets you 24 hours at 6 buffets of Harrahs properties.

    Carrot Top at Luxor is Hilarious as well as the Hypnosis show at PH. Zumanity at NY is very good too.
     
  11. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    That is about a 7 hour drive from Vegas-about twenty minutes from my house.

    Going to Vegas next weekend for Supercross Finals
     
  12. rednoved

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    Sorry, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas..so I can't tell you.
     
  14. Gregg702

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    Yup, the closest place to Vegas for that kind of legal entertainment is Pahrump. Pahrump also have a very nice winery.
     
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    Heard it was good for 20 minutes, then gets old?
     
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    It's been a few years since I have seen the show. When I went, it was entertaining from start to finish.
     
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  18. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Yup.

    Seen it twice in Boston. Once in Vegas. While the same show, it's amazingly better. Even the band was fun to watch.
     
  19. Folsom_Prison

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    I thought the buffet at the Rio was damn good!
     
  20. sombunya

    sombunya I Like To Watch

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    Imperial Palace. 5th floor, I think.

    One of the best car museums in the country. Amazing. And they're all for sale too.