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Vegas trip-What to do?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Bass, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. Bass

    Bass TS Member

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    Kids gave us a Vegas trip, schduled for July 7.

    Any suggestions, particularly shooting related? I am a shotgunner, and also collect old military surplus guns.

    Shops, ranges, gunshows, natural history or vistas, other places of interest to visit other than the strip?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JLW

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    Visit the dam/visitor center, Lake Mead, maybe the Grand Canyon either by bus or rented car (day each way by car). If you overnight, take in the sunset from Hermits Roost and the evening program put on by park rangers.

    If GC by car, plan an extra day to drive thru' Flagstaff, south to Oak Creek Canyon, take your bathing suit and play in the river at Slippery Rock State Park. There you can float thru' the pools and watch the trout swim below you. From there, see Sadona and if time permits, watch the sun set from the mountain south of town. On the way home, drive thru Jerome AZ. and then back to LV.

    In LV, shoot at LV Gun Club and maybe Nellis AirForce base if the ranges are open; visit the Stratosphere Hotel for a night view from the tower. Stay off the rides at the top!

    Transportation in LV is good by bus; $5/24 hours and see the light/water shows at night on the strip.

    Go downtown in the evening by bus, it's safe and convienient. There will be a light show on the canopy as well as street entertainment.

    Ask at casino's for free slot play for joining their player's clubs and catch the free lounge acts.

    I guess the Rio has the best supper buffet but, buffets are wasted on me. I'm too much of a glutten to stop at one plate and then I feel terrible. Our best meal was a giant hot dog, shrimp salald and huge marqurita SP?) at the Western on the strip my wife and I would split.

    Have fun!-Jerald
     
  3. JRW

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    The light show Jerald speaks of is terrific, it is called Freemont street. If driving yourself around town just look for the Golden Nugget Downtown. If you like a sit down meal of Prime rib, try Lawrys, same place Rose Bowl players have their beef eating contest. Enjoy your stay. Jerry in MI.
     
  4. Jwints525

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    The Bass Pro Shops is on route 15 at the Silverton Casino just south of the strip. They have a really good Fine Gun room to drool over.
    If into Sporting Clays take a trip out to Boulder City and check out the Desert Lake Country Club. Newly reopened as a public club. Mesquite is a hike from Vegas, about 1 1/2 hours but they have the Oasis Gun Club there.
    Otherwise LV Gun Club is a good place to shoot also as is Nellis if you can get there early.
     
  5. sglfr45

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    Just went in March. Light and water shows are awesome. Best thing to do in Vegas is to gamble! If you don't like table games or slots, go the sportsbook and bet a horse or ballgame to pass some time. Remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Matt
     
  6. Calgary Guy

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    The restaurant downstairs in Binions serves good food at a very affordable price.

    What hotel are you staying at?

    You can go to that indoor range that allows you to shoot Automatic weapons.

    Now I know I am going to get flamed for this.. But try and see Celine Dion at Ceasars. Its expensive, but worth every penny. I got dragged kicking and screaming... WOW what a show.
    Moma Mia is suppose to be great. I have tried to get tickets every time, but they are allways sold out. Carrot top made me laugh, Penn and Teller was STUPID!! dont waste your cash.

    Buffets are a waste and gross. IMHO
    If you like poker tourneys. The Flamingo has 2 a day and are usually a blast. Don't be afraid of the players.
    The farther off strip you go, the lower the table minimums.
    Go to Bass Pro shops and check out the Gun room. Also this is a nice casino and the mermaid show is ok.
    The north end of the strip is a little seedy, watch your self.
    NY NY is fun to walk around, look for the "steam coming out of the man hole covers.
    Bellagio’s water show is a must see. Watch it as many times as you can.

    Enjoy yourself.
    If you need anything else let me know, I have been there 18 times in 8 years.. I love that town.

    Calgary Guy
     
  7. RSHOOTER870

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    just went in april go see danny gans at the mirage order tickets on line he is always sold out the bone
     
  8. sglfr45

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    Danny Gagns at the Mirage is great! Tickets are about $100 each, but worth every penny. Matt
     
  9. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    Went to LV a couple years ago before the Wynns was open. We stayed at the Orleans just off the strip in the new part. Great restraunts (about 20 of them) of every variety. They have a shuttle every 20/30 min. to the strip. If you want a jaw dropping time go thru the Grand Canyon via helicopter! Use Pegasus helicopter tours as they have the newest 'copters and pilots with the miost experience. They sell their old 'copters to the other companies. A little expensive but worth EVERY DIME!

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  10. W.P.T.

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    Ahhh, where to start, the possibility's are endless and the only thing with limits are some of the card games ... Try the Rosewood Grill (***** = 5 star Restaurant) on the Strip for the worlds best and biggest Lobster ... Have a ball ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  11. rscotty

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    My wife and I are also headed to Vegas, staying at the Mirage. Whats the consensus on whether or not to rent a car?

    TIA,
    Rich
     
  12. fssberson

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    Gallaghers Steak House inside New York New York is the best steak that you will EVER eat. Not cheap but worth the money. Fred
     
  13. mnjim

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    TIA Rich, A car is not needed if you dodn't mind busses. The bus schedule is easy to understand and mostly on time. If a car is what you want, I suggest Dollar or Almo. About 125.00 for 5 days Both are quick and fast service. As for things to do, if it's not in Vegas it dooesn't happen. Ocean Spray factoey, Ethel M's cholate factory, Mt. Charston, the Dam, Death Valley, Red Rocks and many more. For these, you will need a car. Vegas is a easy town to drive in, but the traffic lights will drive you nuts, take forever to change.All the above things mentioned are great and must see. Iv'e been there 49 times in the past 10 years. Needlese to say, I like gameing. If you play, get a player's card. If you play enough, you get comps. Free romes, free food and other goodies. Also, the Vegas gun club is great and Steve is one of the nice guy you will ever meet. Stay within your buget and have fun. MnJim
     
  14. trapwife

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    Just got home a few hours ago from a quick trip to Vegas with my daughters. Stayed at the RIO and did not need a car. Take your good ole comfortable walking shoes. Use the monorail, but the "Duece" (the bus) that runs the strip was packed tight at all times. If you are flying, contact the hotel and make arrangements for a limo from the airport, a cab will cost you $30 and a limo costs only about $40, plus tips of course. It was great fun to arrive in style. A real surprise was the wax museum at the Venician, fun to see all the stars and take pictures with them. I wouldn't go to Vegas and not make time to walk through the Conservatory at the Belligio. It's like a small piece of the Rose parage, the fresh flowers are amazing. The display changes about every 3 weeks, this week it was a tribute to Route 66. The day we WALKED the strip it was 118 degrees, so be prepared to drink lots of expensive bottled water. Take the time to pop into as many of the big casinos as you can, you won't see this stuff any where else, you can shoot when you get home.
     
  15. Calgary Guy

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    we find a car a MUST thing. But then we are not just walking the strip going from hotel to hotel.
    Taxis get very expensive, I dont do Buses..
    Downtown and back will cost you Approx $40 round trip in a taxi.
    Dont worry about parking, just give it to the guys at the front. And if you have a few to many wobbly pops, just leave it with them.
    Dont drive on the Strip at any time of the day. There are roads on either side of the strip that will allow you to get anywhere.

    Have a great time. Take more $$$ than you think.. Its a expensive town if you want it to be.

    Calgary Guy
     
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