More about Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Monorail
The Monorail is a great way to explore the exotic
delights of the famous Strip, from the African-themed Sahara Hotel
to the MGM Grand, via resorts with Oriental, Roman and Parisian
themes - a veritable world tour without any need for flights or
your passport! You can even take a gondola ride in Las Vegas'
answer to Venice.
Catching one of the six Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas
is a must for those who want to take a break from gambling. Tickets
start at about $60, depending on the show and seating. You can
visit Madame Tussauds Las Vegas - home to wax statues of America's
The Mandalay Bay Aquarium is North America's only
predator-focussed aquarium, with over 2000 residents living in over
6 million litres (1.3 million gallons) of water.
The region surrounding Las Vegas also offers many
wonderful tourism options:
The Springs Preserve
The Springs Preserve rests on a 180-acre
(73-hectare) plot and provides tourists with an historical view of
how Native Americans and early settlers relied on the springs to
survive. The three kilometres of winding trails are lined with
interpretive displays, and at the end of the trail is a natural
wetland that is home to a plethora of bird, plant and animal
species. You could even take a trip into the past and visit a town
where saloons, tumbleweeds and stagecoaches are the norm.
Bonnie Springs Old Nevada is a replica of an 1880s mining
town that will make you feel like you have landed in the middle of
an old Western film - complete with a "posse" show that ends with a
public hanging. One thing to be aware of in Las Vegas, however, is
that time passes faster than you think in the casinos - regardless
of whether you are winning or losing!