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boslab
03-26-2012, 05:50 PM
its an outside chance, buuut what of interest is there in las vagas, will be calling in tomorrow!
regards
mark

sasquatch
03-26-2012, 06:42 PM
I,d say hookers and gold diggers.:D

aostling
03-26-2012, 07:03 PM
This is confusing you are landing at LAX, then driving to Las Vegas?

Rustybolt
03-26-2012, 07:16 PM
its an outside chance, buuut what of interest is there in las vagas, will be calling in tomorrow!
regards
mark


I forget the name, but there is a gun store in Vegas where you can rent a machine gun by the hour and a range to shoot it at.

Other than that there's just gambling, booze, and hookers.

lynnl
03-26-2012, 07:24 PM
Other than that there's just gambling, booze, and hookers.

What more could a guy ask for? :)

bob ward
03-26-2012, 07:47 PM
There used to be a Duesenberg collection on top of the Imperial Palace.

Rookie machinist
03-26-2012, 08:51 PM
Hoover dam is just outside of Vegas, The Gun Store charges by the round but they have some nice firepower there. There's a ton to do in Vegas if you have time plenty of shows from blue man group to the multiple Circ shows.

KiddZimaHater
03-26-2012, 10:20 PM
There are 4 awesome thrill rides on top of the STRATOSPHERE.
Just ask my wife, I can still hear her screams.:D

wbleeker
03-27-2012, 12:26 AM
My son and I went to a gun shop on Tropicana St,Boulevarde whatever you call it, couple of miles down the road from the MGM Grand, if you want jeans or western clothes Sheplers is a bit further down on the RHS near Walmart.
Will

MichaelP
03-27-2012, 01:24 AM
I'd say that the real attraction is the area surrounding LV: stunning desert, beautiful Valley of Fire, Hoover Dam... I can guarantee you'll be astonished. There is nothing like this anywhere in Europe.

As for LV itself (the famous part of it), it's a typical example of kitsch in a large scale. IMHO, of course.

P.S. And please stay as far away from the commercial tours to the Grand Canyon as you can. They're absolutely horrible.
As for the Hoover Dam, AFAIK, they were going to close the dam for any traffic, so I'm not sure you'll be able to enjoy it the way it was possible until recently.

darryl
03-27-2012, 01:50 AM
If you are going to Vegas, and you have any interest in guitars, there's a place called the land of 10,000 guitars. That's definitely worth checking out. If you've never been to Vegas, just hit the street and walk through the casinos, etc. I've been three times- the first time it was a gas, the second time it was fun, but by the third time it didn't interest me anymore.

SDL
03-27-2012, 04:41 AM
its an outside chance, buuut what of interest is there in las vagas, will be calling in tomorrow!
regards
mark

Drive out to the Hoover Dam and take the tour then have an Ice-cream from the kiosk by the multistory car park.

Day free go and drive through Death Valley and take some pictures.

Or carry on over the hoover dam and follow the road until you come to a sign on the right down to a boating area, and hire a boat for half a day and go up to the base of the Hoover dam.

Steve Larner

bborr01
03-27-2012, 08:38 AM
Drive out to the Hoover Dam and take the tour then have an Ice-cream from the kiosk by the multistory car park.

Day free go and drive through Death Valley and take some pictures.

Or carry on over the hoover dam and follow the road until you come to a sign on the right down to a boating area, and hire a boat for half a day and go up to the base of the Hoover dam.

Steve Larner

That would be "Willow Beach". You can rent boats or take a tour on a big inflatable boat.

Also as mentioned, the gun store is a real cool place if you like that kind of thing. I rented an Uzi and a Thompson 45. Real fun stuff.

Hiking "Red Rocks" is also a nice way to spend an afternoon. I have hiked it twice and it is some of the most non-commercial fun around.

Valley of fire is a nice road trip that you can take in a couple of hours.

Hoover dam still is open to traffic, you just can't continue on to Arizona now that the bridge is built. You actually can get into Arizona when you cross the dam, you just can't go through and continue your trip into Arizona.

My wife and I have visited Vegas around 30 times and are going next month again. We rarely gamble. There is so much to do besides gambling that gambling is way down our list of things to do.

Day trips to Zion natl. park and Bryce canyon in nearby Utah are also a nice break from the hustle/bustle of Vegas.

One last thing. Rent a car. We tried going without many years ago and regretted it. Parking is free pretty much everywhere. Cabs are fairly expensive. You are likely to spend as much or more on a cab than renting a car. The city is pretty easy to navigate.

As to hookers, I am sure that there are some there even though it is illegal in Clark county. Selling booty is legal not far from Vegas though. The cards that litter the sidewalk in some places give the impression that hookers are everywhere, but they are not.

Enjoy your trip.

Brian

toyjeep73
03-27-2012, 08:55 AM
This is confusing you are landing at LAX, then driving to Las Vegas?

This -- LAX is in Los Angeles. While it is only a couple hundred miles away, that is still quite a difference.

I hiked Red Rock Canyon and toured the dam the last time I was there (prior to the bridge opening). Was worth the trip.

ZINOM
03-27-2012, 09:51 AM
LAX the airport, or Lax the club on The Strip?

Souvenir buying, gambling, drinking, hookering, reptile hunting, dehydrating.

Lots of shows and museum type displays, dinner, gaming...pretty fun for most folks.

John

boslab
04-01-2012, 09:36 PM
sorry i didnt reply straight away but i had to dash to get flights sorted etc, at short notice it was manic, and fairly expensive from london, well anyway the flight was abot 10 1/2 hours, long to say the least, but for me interesting, the flight goes up over scotland, shetlands across the norwegien sea over iceland, greenland and back down over Hudson bay, over toronto and down across the Rockeys to Las Vagas, i had a bit of buisness to sort there and then 3 days to look around, I did hit the gunstore, more firepower than a small army needs, plenty of fun. the grand Canyon was spectacular as was the Dam, Vagas was a bit different to what i'm used to!, its a different planet, stayd at the stratosphere, jumping of was outers with my ticker!, watching others was funny as the passed my room on the 18th floor, the fall was about 15oo feet or so, impressive, bought the missus a new platinum wedding band, so she was happy.
Shame there was no machine action though, clsest i got was in the repairworkshop of the casino where they fix the slotys, interesting
Caught a bit of vagas vampires, room was huge ala sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, jauzzi for 4 [ there was only two of us lol]
I dont think i will ever go back though, its too expensive!, and American border control are far too intimidating for me as my metalwork set off the alarms all the time [plated leg + bolts]
What really amazed me was that most of the flight was over ice, and snow and berg. i have never seen so much cold
got back yesterday, sunrise in vagas, watched sunset in vagas as we left for the 8.45 night flight to london, watched sunrise over london, an then sunset from home, 2 X sunrised and 2 sunsets in one day, too much for me.
regards
mark

aostling
04-01-2012, 10:22 PM
the grand Canyon was spectacular as was the Dam, Vagas was a bit different

You didn't see the real Grand Canyon unless you went to the South Rim. Most tours from Las Vegas don't do that, go instead to a place on the Indian reservation they call the "West Rim." This isn't in the National Park.