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18b: The Las Vegas Arts District
Just south of downtown is the Las Vegas Art District that spans 18 blocks of contemporary commercial architecture. This area is best when visited on the first Friday of every month when an open-street carnival is held. The area has produced a fine collection of talented architects, artists, and photographers. Buildings graced with angled shop fronts and canopies create a ritzy atmosphere that deserves exploration. Within this area that was once very rundown and almost forgotten are art galleries, antique stores, small boutiques, cafés, condominiums, and furniture stores.
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Treasure Island welcomes guests to a Caribbean pirate village with European style architecture and Las Vegas style entertainment. This theme resort offers guests a taste of high seas adventure when warfare ensues several times daily between the pirate crew of the Hispaniola and Her Majesty's navy on the Britannia. These battle shows are offered daily in Buccaneer Bay at Treasure Island. They are free of charge and are easily viewed from the broad boardwalk facing the resort's pirate village. This battle of cannonballs and pirate plunder takes place on the Las Vegas strip for all travelers and visitors to behold.
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As one of the newer additions to the Strip, the Venetian offers all the grandeur the imagination can dream up. The Grand Canal Gondola Rides offer visitors the chance to ride an authentic gondola through the Venice-themed shopping center while being serenaded by singing gondoliers. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum at the Venetian features five themed environments showcasing more than 100 celebrity figures, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Bugsy Siegel, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Elton John.
At the Venetian, a piece of European architecture and sculpture has been captured and meticulously reproduced at the resort for visitors to enjoy. Gondola rides, and the reproduction of the famous sites of Venice are only a few of the aspects that make the Venetian unique. The Theatres of Sensation at the Venetian feature two separate theaters where 3-D ride films are experienced. The adventures are mastered digitally and utilize the latest technologies, including a visit to King Tut’s Tomb and outer space. Entertainment inside the Venetian includes the great talents of the Blue Man Group, performances by celebrities like Lionel Richie, musicals, and golfing.
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New York-New York
Hailed as "The Greatest City In Las Vegas," this unique and exciting resort re-creates the sights and sounds of America's most famous metropolis. Visit replicas of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, or the Brooklyn Bridge used as an entrance. Visitors will find many things to catch at their attention including the Manhattan Express roller coaster that provides a ride with twists, loops, and turns around the resort's perimeter.
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The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino remains the largest hotel within Nevada and the United States with over 5,000 rooms. The MGM Grand lives up to its reputation: it offers a theme park, showrooms, an arena, and a shopping area. The hotel is adorned with golden figures of lions and gods to welcome guest to the City of Entertainment. MGM Grand utilizes a lion habitat in a showcase that began with the legendary lion Leo from the silver screen. Make it a point to visit The Lion Habitat and enjoy seeing such magnificent animals within the confines of the big city. Just across the street from New York-New York, the MGM Grand Adventures Theme Park features "The Lightning Bolt" and "The Sky Screamer" (definitely not for the faint-hearted!).
For more entertainment at the MGM Grand consider the Hollywood Theatre or a special event held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena such as world championship fights in boxing and other sporting events. The arena also provides popular entertainment from musical artists such as Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Phil Collins, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and many more performers. The annual FOX Billboard Music Awards are held here every year and occasionally the Country Music Awards are held in this massive arena that seats up to 16,800 people. Plenty of entertainment spots within the MGM Grand include; the casino, nightclubs, or the bars, or Wheel of Fortune. Several restaurants are available to choose from depending on the occasion. No matter what style of entertainment, MGM Grand does everything on a grand scale.
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Little Church of the West
The site of many celebrity weddings, The Little Church of the
West is the oldest original structure that still exists on the
Strip. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and
still hosts many beautiful and unusual weddings in the "Honeymoon
Capital of the World."
The well-known Little Church of the West was originally
constructed in the Last Frontier Resort's Frontier Village. The
little chapel has survived four moves and is now located on South
Las Vegas Boulevard across from the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
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