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Top 10 Las Vegas (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)

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EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

TOP 10

LAS VEGAS

AV E N U E

The Venetian

Bill’s Gamblin’ ll l

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R H E S PA

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Harrah's and Imperial Palace Station Flamingo and Caesars Palace Station

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Flamingo

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ALB E RT AVE

OW

Caesars Palace

Imperial Palace

CENTRAL PA R K

M AN HAT TAN ST

I DA AVE

Forum Shops

KO VA L L A N E

Mirage

COU NTRY CLU B L AN E

SAN DS AVE N U E

Madame Tussaud's Harrah's

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10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Best casinos Most astonishing themed hotels Best restaurants Most thrilling rides Greatest shows in town Most fun places for children Best places to shop or browse Best golf courses Best hotels for every budget Insider tips for every visitor

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 10 BEST OF EVERYTHING

TOP 10

LAS VEGAS

CONNIE EMERSON

EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

Contents

Left Bellagio Center The Forum Shops at Caesars Right The Venetian

Contents Las Vegas Top 10 The Strip Produced by Blue Island Publishing, London Reproduced by Colourscan, Singapore Printed and bound by South China Printing Co. Ltd, China First US Edition, 2002 11 12 13 14 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Published in the United States by DK Publishing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014

Reprinted with revisions 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 Copyright 2002, 2011 © Dorling Kindersley Limited, London A Penguin Company All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright observed above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of the copyright owner and the above publisher of the book. ISSN 1479-344X ISBN: 978-0-75667-010-8 Within each Top 10 list in this book, no hierarchy of quality or popularity is implied. All 10 are, in the editors’ opinion, of roughly equal merit.

8

Hoover Dam

10

Glitter Gulch

12

Bellagio

14

The Grand Canyon

16

The Venetian

20

Wynn Las Vegas

22

Red Rock Canyon

24

The Forum Shops at Caesars

26

CityCenter

28

Great Moments in History

30

Theme Hotels

32

Casinos

36

Shows

38

Music and Performing Arts Venues

40

The information in this DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide is checked regularly. Every effort has been made to ensure that this book is as up-to-date as possible at the time of going to press. Some details, however, such as telephone numbers, opening hours, prices, gallery hanging arrangements and travel information are liable to change. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of this book, nor for any material on third party websites, and cannot guarantee that any website address in this book will be a suitable source of travel information. We value the views and suggestions of our readers very highly. Please write to: Publisher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, Dorling Kindersley, 80 Strand, London, Great Britain WC2R 0RL, or email [email protected]. Cover – front: Corbis: zefa/Alan Schein main; DK Images: Greg Ward bl. Spine: DK Images: Rough Guides/ Greg Ward b. Back: DK Images: Demetrio Carrasco tr; Alan Keohane tl; Rough Guides/Greg Ward tc.

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Nightclubs and Lounges

42

Around The Region

Museums and Galleries

44

Gourmet Restaurants

46

Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and Laughlin 92 Parks and Preserves

98

Salad Bars, Buffets, and Brunches

48

Streetsmart

Wedding Chapels

50

General Information

112

Places to Shop

52

Souvenirs

54

Getting Married in Las Vegas

120

Gaming Advice

122

Las Vegas for Disabled Visitors

127

Thrill Rides and Simulators

56

Festivals

58

Outdoor Activities

60

Gay and Lesbian Visitors 128

Golf Courses

62

Spas and Health Clubs

64

Banking and Communications

129

Children’s Activities

66

Things to Avoid

131

How to Stay Healthy

132

Camping and Houseboating

134

Tips on Booking a Hotel

135

Around Town The Strip

70

Downtown

78

Beyond the Neon

84

Contents

Left Golden Nugget Casino Center left Jubilee Center right Wedding chapel Right Legacy Golf

Left Fremont Street Experience Right Grand Canyon

Following pages Vegas Vic, Glitter Gulch

3

LAS VEGAS TOP 10

The Strip 8–9 Hoover Dam 10–11 Glitter Gulch 12–13 Bellagio 14–15 Grand Canyon 16–19 The Venetian 20–21 Wynn Las Vegas 22–23 Red Rock Canyon 24–25 The Forum Shops at Caesars 26–27 CityCenter 28–29 Top 10 of Everything 30–67

LAS VEGAS TOP 10

Las Vegas Highlights 6–7

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