On my First trip to Las Vegas, Nevada (aka: the world’s playground, or Sin City), I stumbled upon a a Silver Strike slot machine:
Even if you went to Vegas specifically to try your hand at winning some silver strikes, Many gift shops and pawn shops have silver strikes for sale. If you are unlucky at the machines, you can reduce your risk of not winning by buying vintage strikes. I must confess that at least half of mine were bought on EBay, or from friends who won them in Vegas – and knew I would buy them from them!
When you find yourself in Vegas, Make sure you do things that are fun and don’t stay cooped up in a casino the entire time. The Las Vegas landscape is changing, and becoming more focused on experiences, wine, restaurants, shows, and parks.
Here is a short list of cool things in Las Vegas:
The First Friday Arts Festival, Held on the First Friday of the month in the Arts District.
The Container Park, on Freemont St.
Park on Freemont Gastropub (try to hangout in the back, it’s really nice)
The Mandalay Bay Casino has a glass enclosed 4 story wine cellar
The Excalibur Casino has free Craps lessons at noon (many casinos offer lessons, I had fun brushing up on Craps)!
NYNY casino has, among other things, a statue of Liberty made of Jellybeans.
The Flamingo Casino has a flamingo Habitat. it’s very cool.
Both the Bellagio and the Wynn Casino’s have amazing floral decorations.
The Venetian has a replica of the grand canal in Venice
There is a street between the Linq and Harrah’s that leads to the “High Roller” ferris wheel, and it is lined with bars, shops, and restaurants!
Not to mention the Stratosphere Casino Hotel, with their amazing tower over 1,000 feet above the desert floor.
Did you know there is a Las Vegas Speedway? And you can ride a genuine NASCAR Race car there? (At racetrack speeds, with a real NASCAR driver).
Not to mention the Hoover Dam, Red Rocks, and Helicoptering to the Grand Canyon.
…And there is more! -When you go, find something unique and share – I will review it on my next trip!
Here are some pictures from my romp through Las Vegas:
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Flamingos at the Habitat at (where else?) the Flamingo Hotel, Bugsy Siegel’s place.
The Last Word:
Coming in 2019: