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.
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 Luxor Hotels, King Tut’s Tomb is a full scale reproduction of the famous Tutankhamen tomb in Egypt. It is complete with annex, antechamber, burial chamber and treasure room.
The tomb has been meticulously crafted to closely resemble the real thing. Visitors watch a short film before listening to a 15 minute audio tour.
Admission to King Tut’s Tomb is $5 and it’s open from 9 a.m to 11 p.m Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m to Midnight on Friday and Saturday. For more information call the Luxor hotel at (702)262-4000
The Grand Canyon is awe inspiring and should be seen in person to fully grasp its magnitude. Pictures just don’t do the Grand Canyon justice. It’s a great place to visit to take in the beauty of nature and be humbled by its overwhelming size.
The park can be quite busy in the peak seasons with the least crowded time being the months between November and February. The most popular destination is the South Rim. The South Rim has camping and lodging available by reservation and it is highly recommended to make them in advance. When making your reservation remember to identify the rim you are visiting.
The summer months at the Grand Canyon can be quite busy with day-use visors experiencing some parking problems and congestion.
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon sits on average about 7000 ft above sea level. while the North Rim sits a little higher at over 8000 ft above sea level. People with respiratory ailments or heart problems might experience difficulty breathing at this altitude.
The South Rim is open 365 days a year and 24 hours a day with services open all year long. The North Rim services are open from the middle of May to the middle of October. During the off-season the North Rim is available for day-use only with no services or over night facilities.
The fee to enter the Grand Canyon is $25 per private vehicle. The fee for entering the park by bicycle, foot, motorcycle or non-commercial group is $12.00 per person. Once you’ve paid for your admission it is good for seven days and includes both the South Rim and the North Rim.
Grand Canyon Tours
To find out more information about the Grand Canyon call the visitor information at (928) 638-7888 or visit the National Park Service Website.
Hoover Dam is an engineering marvel and makes a great side trip from nearby Las Vegas. Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon on the Colorado River. The dam is approximately 30 miles to the southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.
It weighs more than 6,600,000 tons and is 726 feet from its foundation rock to the road at the top of the dam. The towers and ornaments rise an additional 40 feet from the roadway. Over a million people a year take the tour through the dam and many millions more drive across the dams crest.
Hoover Dam is open during the following times:
Parking Garage: Open 8:00 a.m. — Close 5:00 p.m.
Visitor Center: Open 9:00 a.m. — Close 5:00 p.m. Tickets sold until 4:15 p.m.
The Hoover Dam Visitor Center is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Note: To see it all, we recommend visitors arrive by 3:00 p.m. Pedestrians are prohibited from the top of the dam during hours of darkness.
Parking fee: $7.00. (cash only)
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For reservation information about Hoover Dam tours during operating hours contact us at:
Tel: (702) 494-2517
Fax: (702) 494-2587
Toll free: (866) 730-9097
You can also visit the official Hoover dam page at the Bureau of Reclamation website.
Paddle Craft & Rafting Tours
Reservations and Access to the Launch Site
Directly below the Hoover Dam on the Colorado river is a site used to launch paddle craft like canoes, kayaks and personal rafts. You can use this launch site for an enjoyable tour down the Colorado river.
The area located around the launch site is a security zone and the access is limited. Therefore, if you wish to use the launch facilities you must first make a reservation with an authorized representative to transport your craft to the launch site. These authorized services can also provide rental craft if desired.
The Colorado river launch fees are $10 per person plus a $3 National Park Service entrance fee for adults age 16 and older. Shuttle service fees are determined by the individual outfitters.
Questions regarding launch permits should be directed to Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures, a National Park Service concessionaire. This firm maintains an office in the Hacienda Hotel on Highway 93 near the dam, and can be contacted by phone at (702) 494-2204 between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for paddle craft reservations only. Their fax number is (702) 294-4464.
This concessionaire also provides raft trips down the river. The phone number for raft trips and other administrative information is (702) 294-1414.