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    Going to Vegas next week

    I'm leaving next Thursday. I've only been there 1 time about 10 years ago.
    One cool thing is I'm staying at the MGM Grand and they are playing the PAC 12 conference tourney there. I could go heckle Steve Alford.
    What is your favorite thing to do in Vegas and what should I not leave Vegas without doing? Btw my wife is going so hookers and blow are probably out.



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    Quote Originally Posted by Muzzy View Post
    I'm leaving next Thursday. I've only been there 1 time about 10 years ago.
    One cool thing is I'm staying at the MGM Grand and they are playing the PAC 12 conference tourney there. I could go heckle Steve Alford.
    What is your favorite thing to do in Vegas and what should I not leave Vegas without doing? Btw my wife is going so hookers and blow are probably out.
    I've been going 1-2 times per year for the last 10 and what I love about Vegas is there is something for everyone. So the question would be what types of activities do you want to do?

    There are shows galore, fine dining, gambling, pools, Hoover Dam/Grand Canyon excursions, you can shoot automatic weapons, rent fast cars, go skydiving, just walk around taking in the sites, etc, etc.

    The High Roller (observation wheel) opens this weekend I believe so that would be something new and cool, its the largest wheel in the world. Going to the top of the Stratosphere at night is really neat plus they have some extreme rides up there.



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    I went to the voodoo lounge at the top of the Rio last time I was there it was pretty cool. Where should I watch the Cyclones play?



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    i'll be there then, too!

    we go every year and watch a lot of basketball, people watch, eat at some fancy places. there really is something for everyone there.


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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    Since you are taking your wife, go to Paris Las Vegas and eat here:

    Las Vegas Buffet: Le Village at the Elegant Paris Hotel & Casino

    Not too expensive and great food!



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    Was just there two weeks ago. Casino Royal has my vote. $5 blackjack and $1.50 beers if you arent gambling (free if you are obviously).



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    Quote Originally Posted by zumbro clones View Post
    Since you are taking your wife, go to Paris Las Vegas and eat here:

    Las Vegas Buffet: Le Village at the Elegant Paris Hotel & Casino

    Not too expensive and great food!
    I was in Vegas in January. Check out Gordon Ramsay's steak house in the Paris.

    Best in Las Vegas: Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Hotel & Casino

    You should also go to the Gun Store and fire off some machine guns.

    Best Machine Gun Range -The Gun Store Las Vegas



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    We always go with another couple. The last time we went me and the other guy went out for a day and did the following.

    Shot guns at Machine Gun Vegas (Had never shot a gun)
    Rented a 2012 Corvette Convertible
    Drove to in-n-out burger
    Drove out to the desert

    A few other things we've done on the last few trips that were fun:

    gambling downtown, going to the Hofbrau House, eating at Hash House A Go GO (bring an appetite), drink at the Pub at Monte Carlo, drink at the Peppermill, walk along the strip drinking beer, etc.



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    Depends on what your interests are, but here is what we liked best from when we went last year:

    * Mystere
    * Hoover Dam
    * Bellagio Fountains (seriously, I could stand and watch those all day)
    * The shopping at Caesar's and the Palazzo. Most of it was very high end (expensive!) stuff, but it was cool to see. There is some fancy stuff at the Aria too - like Harry Winston jewelry. Not stuff I'd EVER buy, but hey, it was neat to see.

    We tried several of the buffets, and honestly most of them were so-so to me. We had dinner at Del Frisco's and that was delicious. The best buffet, imo, was the Wicked Spoon at the Cosmo.


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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    I am heading to Vegas tomorrow for work. I really wish I could postpone until the tourney starts.



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    Headed there for annual March Madness trip on 3/19. Haven't booked room yet as they are still about 3x what they have been in prior years. First two days are incredible and by Saturday I think people are somewhat burned out/hung over and it quiets down a bit. Can't wait!



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    Gold and Silver Pawn shop.


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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

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    Gold and Silver Pawn shop.
    Went there, it was pretty cool. Smaller than it looks on tv. The guys were filming in the back.



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    Quote Originally Posted by Muzzy View Post
    I'm leaving next Thursday. I've only been there 1 time about 10 years ago.
    One cool thing is I'm staying at the MGM Grand and they are playing the PAC 12 conference tourney there. I could go heckle Steve Alford.
    What is your favorite thing to do in Vegas and what should I not leave Vegas without doing? Btw my wife is going so hookers and blow are probably out.
    I don't get this, is your wife in some kind of 12 step program?



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    Re: Going to Vegas next week

    Quote Originally Posted by zumbro clones View Post
    Since you are taking your wife, go to Paris Las Vegas and eat here:

    Las Vegas Buffet: Le Village at the Elegant Paris Hotel & Casino

    Not too expensive and great food!
    Get a reservation at the Eiffel Tower restaurant. Fantastic food you can't get anywhere in Iowa.


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