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One of our favorite non-gambling Vegas activities is to play at the Pinball Hall of Fame (1601 Tropicana Ave., about two miles east of The Strip). There are few places in the world where you can play over 250 pinball machines, from the 1950s to the present. And as an added bonus, all the profits go to charity.
This VegasChatter writer in particular was delighted when Tim Arnold, owner of those machines, was able to create a second mini Pinball Hall of Fame in the Riviera. About fifty pinball and video arcade machines located on The Strip... such convenience!
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In recent years, Vegas got Wet ‘n Wild again, but this summer we may be able to cool off in another fun way. Slide the City, a.k.a. a giant slip ‘n slide, is reportedly coming to Las Vegas in June. From the looks of pictures on the event’s website, it will be a giant 1,000-foot slide laid out on asphalt. That’s over three football fields.
The point of it seems to be taking a fun and refreshing slide, but also dousing those who come to watch. With paid admission, you’ll be given a mouthguard and a water gun. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices like water guns and buckets to get bystanders wet, too. Participants are also urged to bring some sort of inflatable tube. There will be some available on-site for purchase, but why not save a few bucks?
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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of February 2:
Love is in the air at the Titanic Exhibit: Just in time for Valentine's Day, a cherub sculpture is on display at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor. The rare artifact will be on display through February 28. While there were many cherub statues on the ship, this bronze is the only one to have been recovered. It is suspected that this specific piece was part of a light fixture on one of the staircases. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and tickets are $32 ($29 with local ID).
The King is returning to Las Vegas.
The New York Times is reporting the new operators of Elvis Presley's estate and brand will launch a permanent exhibit at the Westgate where, in another lifetime as The International, The King performed 58 consecutive sold-out shows. Recently, Westgate debuted a new casino bar named in honor of its former moniker while a new cafe, Sid's, proffers an Elvis sandwich, a battered and fried PB&J with sliced bananas. And, one of the hotel-casino's headlining productions is "The King" starring Trent Carlini.
Above the Polaroid Fotobar (where we found ourselves lovin' things other than Polaroid pictures) lies a free museum that has been showcasing an Andy Warhol exhibit, but not for much longer. Our friends at Polaroid tell us the collection closes this Saturday, February 7. Swing by before then and see 50 original Polaroids by Warhol, a wax figure of him on loan from Madame Tussaud's (seen above), and a few of his cameras, too.
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There's a new way to save a few bucks on keeping yourself entertained in Vegas. Today, a press release touted the launch of the Vegas Attraction Passport.
The new offering bundles admission to five attractions that may or may not be on your Vegas list -- Madame Tussauds, Mob Museum, CSI: The Experience, Venetian's outdoor gondola ride, and a one-day, unlimited bus ticket for Big Bus Tours -- at a discount of "over 40 percent." The cost? $79.99. We wondered if we could do better with a few clicks around the Internet or if the passport really does provide some value so we gave it the ol' college try.
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Madame Tussauds at Venetian celebrated National Hangover Day on January 1 (it's ok if you're still shaking it off...) with the reveal of its newest exhibit, The Hangover Experience. The new vignette offers recreations of the movie's infamous hotel room and wedding chapel, but visitors will be most excited by the addition of another member of the wolf pack.
A wax figure “Alan,” famously played by Zach Galifianakis, can now be found at the popular attraction. He joins “Phil” (played by Bradley Cooper), who was already part of the museum's life-like creations.
General Manager Stephan Degan, who proudly presented the new exhibit to the media in typical Vegas fashion with two statuesque models, stated the museum worked in conjunction with Warner Brothers for over a year to bring the scene to the Strip.
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It's time for the fifth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we continue bringing you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2014 -- the good, the bad and the mind-boggling.
The thrill certainly isn't gone in Vegas with this year's arrival of a few new, shall we say, uplifting attractions? The Adventuredome gave us a loco new roller coaster experience. Rio presented us with VooDoo Zip Line while Slotzilla sent us zooming to -- and over -- Fremont Street. But, one attraction rose above them all, becoming one of the most asked about (and photographed) landmarks in town while forever changing The Strip's iconic skyline.
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It’s been just over a year since TI abruptly pulled the plug on its outdoor pirate spectacle. Original plans called for a brief hiatus during construction on a shopping mall located adjacent to the show’s viewing area. Instead, in late 2013, TI informed the Sirens of TI cast the production would not be returning. Few expected such a drastic move. Even TI staffers anticipated a revised show to emerge once construction settled down. Now, we’ve learned that an upgraded show actually was in the works and that it could have been The Strip’s latest tech marvel.
If you’re unaware because maybe you’re too hungover to cruise the Internet on New Year’s Day, January 1 is National Hangover Day. In honor of this holiday so many of us end up “celebrating” whether we would like to or not, Madame Tussauds at the Venetian is debuting The Hangover Experience.
Even if you don’t end up having an epic night that ends with Mike Tyson and a tiger, you can still immerse yourself in all the debaucherous glory that is The Hangover. Opening to the public at 4 p.m. New Year's Day, the exhibit will feature a 1,100-square-foot replica of the movie’s now famous hotel room, a smashed replica of a Las Vegas Metropolitan police car and a wedding chapel. No word yet on if there will be replicas of Stu’s missing tooth added to the gift shop when this opens.
The New Year will bring new admission rates for downtown's Mob Museum. As of January 1, pricing will increase for adults as well as for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers.
While only a bump of two bucks for each category (adults will see a hike from $19.95 to $21.95 while seniors, military, etc. will see rates go from $15.95 to $17.95 per person), there is a way to keep 2014's pricing. For adults, at least. Just buy your admission online to keep it just under twenty bucks.