Las Vegas, Nevada
Trip Start May 13, 2007
21Trip End Jun 03, 2007
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While Uncle Bill was on the floor, I walked across the street to the Tropicana Hotel / Casino to check out the Titanic Artifacts Exhibit. They also had an exhibit on the human body, but I skipped that since it was somewhat expensive. After discount and coupon, it cost me $17 to get in. I was not allowed to take pictures inside. Before entering, each person is given a boarding pass of someone who was on board the Titanic. They said that some people are in the exhibit, while most you just look at a list at the end to see if they survived or not. It was a nice exhibit with artifacts, stories, movies, and replicas of places on the ship
I find that Las Vegas is not very friendly when it comes to ease of walking around. Casinos and hotels are not built in simple straight lines. There is bends and turns and not easy entries or exit points. When walking through casino floors, minors under 21 are not allowed on the floor. When walking through the complexes, there are no other routes except through the gambling floors. I assume the children are supposed to stay on the path of the carpet, but there is not much distinction between gambling area and walkways. At least at Mohegan Sun there is a loop clearly marked by walls on either side of the walkway. What bothered me most was how difficult it was to walk around. People with luggage, bathing suits, or pool toys were walking through casino floors. When I was at the Titanic Exhibit, even though on the other side of the wall was where I needed to be, I had to walk through the complex back to the other end of the block, use a skyway to cross the road, then walk past two casinos before getting back to where Uncle Bill and I had left the car
After some miscommunication, we finally met up at the Luxor Hotel / Casino. We headed back to the KOA. I decided that I really wanted to see the fountains of the Bellagio and the Star Trek Experience. There was also the show about pirates and sirens outside of the Treasure Island Hotel / Casino. It was too late for Star Trek, but the fountains run every fifteen minutes after 7pm. Uncle Bill decided that we would stay an extra night so I could go to the Star Trek Experience. Neither of us wanted to be driving through Death Valley in the middle of the day. Therefore, we went to the Bellagio Hotel / Casino for dinner.
When we got to the Bellagio, we caught a show of the fountains. Just before the show, a fire developed in the mulch right on the level below us. People threw their water bottles across the road or dropped in down from above to help put out the fire, which was eventually put out. After the fountain show, we went inside for dinner. The inside of the main lobby was very interesting with an indoor flower garden. After eating dinner at an up class restaurant, we headed back to the main entrance. Uncle Bill went to the floor while I went outside to catch another show of the fountains. Unfortunately, I was too late to get to the road to see the show, but had to watch it from the hotel side