Friday, October 3, 2008

Vegas Attractions

There's something for everyone in Vegas! Whether you're a nature lover or prefer the night club scene, you can always find an attraction that interests you. Two of our favorite attractions were the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel created by the famous magicians Siegfried and Roy. It's the home for their famous tigers (photo on left), lions and leopards. The Dolphin Habitat, surrounded by palm trees and colorful tropical plants, is a research facility designed by them to educate people about these fascinating creatures. You never know what to expect from the dolphins as you leisurely walk through the pool area and watch them play and interact with their trainers.
For night owls there's nothing more visually stimulating than the Fremont Street Experience which is a world famous entertainment light show held every evening in the old downtown section of Vegas, where some of the original casinos like Binion's and the Golden Nugget are located. It's the biggest screen in the world with more than 12 million lights providing spectacular overhead moving images choreographed to blaring music. A different visual and song are shown on the hour every evening beginning at 7 pm. We saw very moving concert footage and photos of the British Rock Group QUEEN and their legendary deceased leader Freddie Mercury flashing across the screen to QUEEN's "We Will Rock You" & "We are the Champions". We had so much fun dancing in the street and singing along with strangers who were also rocking to the beat. Best of all, it's free! For more info on free upcoming events in the Fremont area, check out their website at

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