The Mirage Dolphin Habitat gives visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with dolphins. The habitat has 2.5 million gallons of seawater in three different pools. Dolphins can be watched through underwater viewing windows and above water.
Visitors can take part in interacting with these playful creatures and maybe even catch a glimpse of a baby dolphin. There are helpful employees available to answer questions and you can even watch a dolphin birth from video.
The Dolphin Habitat is next to the Secret Garden For more information about the Mirage hotel visit the Mirage hotel info or call: (702)791-7111 Admission is $10 for adults and children 10 and up, and free for children under ten.
At a little more than half the size of the real Eiffel tower, the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas is very similar to the real thing. From the top you’ll get a commanding view of the Las Vegas Strip and the nearby Bellagio fountains. The draw to see the fountain show from this vantage point is strong and for this reason lines can be long during show times. Visitor can stay as long as they like however the price of admission is a tad pricey at $9.
Another option instead of taking the Eiffel Tower Tour is to take the seperate elevator to the 11th story bar and restaurant. The dress of the restaurant is upscale so dress accordingly.
Here is additional information about the Las Vegas Paris Hotel. You can also reach the tower by phone at (702)946-7000 – Admission on Monday through Thursday for adults is $9, seniors and children 6-12 is $7, children under 6 free. Admission on Friday through Sunday is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and children aged 6-12 and free for children under 6.
The Elvis A Rama Museum features over three million dollars worth of Elvis memorabilia, a gift shop and even Elvis impersonator shows.
The museum has a wide assortment of items from Elvis’s life including his social security card, his army uniform, little black book and the contents of his wallet. Visitors can get a glimpse into the life of the King and even catch a Elvis impersonator show.
The Elvis A Rama Museum is located at 3401 Industrial Rd. phone – (702)309-7200 website – www.elvisarama.com Admission to the museum is $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for seniors, open from 10 a.m to 6 p.m daily.
If you’re in the mood for some delicious chocolate confections the Ethel M Chocolate Factory should be on your list of places to visit. Ethel M is open daily from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. and offers free admission for self-guided tours. There are special guided tours that can be arranged for parties of 10 or more. to make reservations call: 702.435.2641.
Ethel M Chocolates also features the largest Botanical Cactus Garden in Nevada and is one of the largest collections in the world’s of its kind. The Botanical Garden has four acres of drought-tolerant ornamentals, cacti, and other succulents. Visitors can enjoy over 300 species of desert fauna and plants from around the world.
For more information please call toll free 1.888.627.0990. Or visit the Ethel M Chocolate website.
The Excalibur Midway Games are a family friendly place to visit. There you can try your hand at winning one of those big stuffed giraffes you’ve always wanted play a variety of carnival games or take a ride on their Magic Motion Film Ride. In addition the Excalibur Midway features dozens of the latest arcade games.
You can find the Excalibur Midway Games on the lower level of the Excalibur Hotel directly below the Excalibur casino. Visitors kind find a similar environment to nearby Circus Circus with less crowds. The Midway feature several inexpensive eating options.
For more information about the Excalibur Hotel, visit their official website.
Of all those marble looking statues littered around Caesars Palace Forum Shops, did you know there are actually some that come to life thanks to the miracle of animatronics. Its true, every hour on the hour two statue shows come to life. They are called the Fall of Atlantis and the Festival Fountain shows.
The Fall of Atlantis Show takes place over a large aquarium complete with tropical fish and uses fire and shooting water to compliment the special effects of this free show. The Festival Fountain show is a little more docile and features lasers beamed on to a domed ceiling. The great thing about these shows is they are free.
Kids especially will like the large 50,000 gallon aquarium that is behind the Fall of Atlantis Fountain that contains more than 100 species of ocean critters.
Built in late 2005 the FastKart Speedway is the newest addition to the world of gokart racing in Las Vegas. You can race up to speeds of 40 m.p.h, wheel to wheel with eight of your friends at this exciting racing track. The track has races that range in length from 40 to 80 laps and features fully computerized timing and scoring.
The race cars are all modeled after the famous Nascar race cars and the course is 1,150 ft long and complete with hairpin turns. Situated around the racing area are picnic tables where families can get together for lunches and parties.
In addition to gokart racing the FastKart Speedway also offers, Paint Ball, a Slugger Stadium (batting cages), gaming arcade and a Rock Climbing Wall.
For more info visit or call:
FastKart Las Vegas
121 E. Sunset Rd.
(Corner of Las Vegas Blvd & Sunset Rd.)
With 2.1 million lights and a concert quality sound system the Sky Parade of the Fremont Street Experience is a dazzling display of sight and sound. Onlookers are delighted to watch the Fremont Street Experience show which takes place four times nightly.
During the day the 90 ft tall canopy provides much needed shade over the downtown area. The canopy is also equipped with heaters and a misting system to keep everyone comfortable during the different changes in climate.
The Fremont Street Experience is home to a five block long pedestrian mall which offers opportunities for shopping, gambling and eating. Admission to the Fremont Street Experience is free.
GameWorks in the Showcase Mall is gamers heaven. It’s been designed by Dreamworks studio with the help of Steven Spielberg and takes high tech gaming to a new level. The variety of games to choose from is huge, you can try your ability at a virtual reality game, ride motion simulators and participate in rock climbing and even play your old arcade favorites. While games are mostly geared toward the highschool and up crowd there are many that younger kids will enjoy.
Gameworks has two levels of pricing. You can purchase a block of time for $20 an hour or you can purchase individual debit card amounts which you then insert in your game selections to play. Gameworks rewards those who show up at opening with discounted pricing.
Gameworks, Las Vegas
For more information about Gameworks visit their website at: www.gameworks.com Or call them at (702)432-GAME. Hours are from 10 a.m to Midnight Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
GM The Drive Performance Park is a newly opened “autotainment” test drive performance park that offers visitors the opportunity to test drive GM vehicles on a sports track, SUV track or Hummer all terrain course.
Drivers can choose to try out a Chevy Corvette, Chevrolet SSR, Cadillac CTS-V, Pontiac GTO, Saab 9-3 Convertible, Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Diesel, Cadillac Escalade, HUMMER H2, HUMMER H3, Chevy Tahoe or a GMC Yukon.
After selecting your vehicle of choice drivers can navigate a 1/2 mile performance track that gives you the chance to open her up and see whats cooking. Drivers can also choose to take the SUV class vehicles out for a spin over a rough obstacle course of bumps, steps and obstacles. The Hummer course even has a 60 percent grade that the Hummer handles valiantly.
Tickets for GM The Drive cost $10 and are good for two test runs, which you can use on any course you want. The course is located at the Sahara Hotel at the corner of Paradise Road and Sahara Avenue. Hours of operation are 10 a.m – 5:30 p.m. If you would like reservations call: (800) 851-1471.