Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Vegas Freebie List

I've spent some time at night compiling the list of things I want to do in Vegas. What I really want to do is wander around the hotels and take lots of pictures. I'd like to buy one item that reminds me of the trip, but besides that I'm not interested in spending a lot of money that way. I've also collected some menus for the hotels we'll be visiting to avoid that awkward "Holy crud this chicken sandwich is $27" situation. Did you know there are 99 cent shrimp cocktails in the downtown area? That sorta scares me! :)

There are a lot of free things to do in Vegas if you are looking for a bargain trip. I've gone to all kinds of sites then cut and pasted the info into my word document based on the hotel. Yup, I'm that kind of person :)

  1. Bellagio. Every afternoon and evening, the hotel’s man made turquoise lake becomes the staging ground for a 1,000-foot-long fountain display. Watch jets of water burst 240 feet in the air, sweeping and dancing up the lake. Monday to Friday 3:00 p.m. to midnight. Saturday to Sunday 12:00 p.m. to midnight. Every 30 minutes until 7:00 p.m., Every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to midnight
  2. Caesars Palace. Stroll to the Forum Shops, and watch a seven-minute show of special effects as Roman statues come to life. You can also have your picture taken with an of the hottie roman guards :)
  3. Caesars Palace. There is also a 50,000-gallon salt water aquarium located here that features tropical puffers, flounder and sharks. Daily feeding take place at 3:15 and 7:15 p.m. daily.
  4. Circus Circus. Featuring free performances by dazzling aerialists, high-wire walkers, trapeze artists, and clowns every half-hour, as well as an indoor, five-acre theme park.
  5. Flamingo Las Vegas. This resort's Wildlife Habitat is host to a collection of more than 300 birds, including a flock of pink Chilean flamingos. African penguins, swans, ducks, and turtles also cavort amid lush tropical foliage imported from all over the world. For an added bonus you can see the penguins as they are fed daily at 8:25 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  6. Luxor. Not free but there is an Imax here. I think they are cool :)
  7. MGM Grand. The lion habitat :) This glassed-in enclosure, which opened in July 1999, showcases up to five lions daily, including the descendants of MGM Studios’ famous signature marquee lion. There’s even a transparent tunnel through the habitat. Walk through it if you wish to be surrounded by lions. Daily 11 a.m to 10 p.m.
  8. MGM Grand. CBS Television City. Watch and rate new television shows. To do research for their new shows, CBS and Viacom have set up a research center to gauge audience reactions. Shows from CBS, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, UPN, Showtime, TNN and CMT are screened in small theaters. Daily 10 a.m to 10 p.m.
  9. Mirage. White tiger exhibit. Famed illusionists Siegfried & Roy once presented a world-famous magic show complete with lions and rare white tigers at the Mirage hotel. When Roy Horn was bitten and dragged offstage by a white tiger in the fall of 2003, the show was canceled. Fortunately, Horn is recovering, and you can still see the big cats that are the show’s legacy.
  10. Mirage. Every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to midnight, the Mirage’s faux volcano erupts only a few steps from Las Vegas Boulevard, sending fire 100 feet into the sky and transforming a waterfall into streams of molten lava. It’s a rough life for the mallard ducks who hang out at thi s attraction, for they must take wing every 15 minutes or risk being flambĂ©ed (it's wrong but this is funny). But it’s great fun for Homo sapiens.
  11. Mirage. Indoor rainforest just inside the front entrance. A 100 foot high dome houses a waterfall, lagoons and a large variety of plant life. Over 300 orchids and 1000 bromeliads are tended to by four full time gardeners. Bird of Paradise trees and 60 foot tall palm trees are also included in the rainforest. 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  12. Mirage. 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium in its hotel lobby. The aquarium has over 1,000 coral reef animals including angelfish, puffer fish, tangs, sharks and other exotic sea creatures. The tank is 53 feet long, eight feet from top to bottom, and six feet from front to back. 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  13. Treasure Island. The Treasure Island Hotel and Casino describes its Sirens of TI show as a "modern musical-meets-action-movie spectacular". The shows features music, dancing, swordplay, acrobatics, pyrotechnics and even a full size ship sinking. Every night at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
  14. Freemont Street Experience. Located high above the pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas, this canopy consists of over 2 million lights. This light & sound show, which changes periodically, can be seen over head and heard in stereo surround sound every hour on the hour beginning at dusk. The last show is at 11pm on Sun-Thurs and 12 am Fri & Sat.
That's quite a bit of stuff to do considering we haven't even touched the penny slots or gone to any shows. I am excited :)

1 comment:

RoLo said...

Vegas is definately on our list of places to visit. I like your to-do list sounds exciting!!