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Postby Paliau » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:59 am

Has anyone discovered anything of value to do in Las Vegas of interest to those of the modern persuasion. I live out here and I can't find a whole lot of interest. One would think that in the town that invented the "lounge" (Esquivel's big gig was the Stardust) there would be more in the way of lounge music. Googie out here seems to be limited pretty much to 1965 Denny's buildings and we all know the fate of the Tiki shrines out here. Help!

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Postby lasvegaslynn » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:05 am

Lynn in Sherman Oaks

www.classiclasvegas.squarespace.com (blog)

www.classiclasvegas.com (website)

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Postby Satan's Sin » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:47 am

Yes, the monorail is running. I've ridden on it.

All stops are casino stops. You have to enter/exit via a casino. There are all sorts of pedestrian-unfriendly railings/walls/etc. to force you to do this.

Fare is $3.00. Ticket machines work wonderfully.

Ride is fine. Monorail stations look great.

Cabbies and the local paper rooting for the monorail to fail.

Things fall off the monorail and sometimes it shuts down, much to the paper's and cabbies' amusement. But these did not strike me as showstopper problems.

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Postby lasvegaslynn » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:52 am

Plesset,

Yep, the monorail is back and running again. Here's hoping.

Their ridership numbers (even in January when it was working during the CES convention) have yet to reach the 50,000 a month that the local company behind getting it built (not Bombadier) had forcast.

Because of that and the all the problems they have had keeping the thing running, the federal government has put a hold on the funds it was willing to make available for the Downtown extension.

Many hope that the monorail will be able to stay operational for longer than a few weeks and that with NAB and summer coming that the ridership numbers will go up.

Many folks are very in favor of a Downtown extension, though I worry that would mean the end of that motel row between the Sahara and Downtown (The Tod Motor Hotel and the others).

We will have to wait and see what happens.

In the meantime, enjoy the Monorail

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Museum on Boulder Highway in Henderson...

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Postby I_LUV_POWER!!!! » Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:06 am

Is there still a museum about the history of Vegas? when I went to LV in 1990, my AAA book mentioned such a museum, but I went to the address and couldn't find it. I never tried to find it again.

If this museum does exist, is it any good?

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History Museums

Postby lasvegaslynn » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:37 pm

Plesset,

The Nevada State Museum on Washington Blvd has a large display of Las Vegas History. With this being the Centennial year, it may have more as well.

The Clark County Heritage Museum out on Boulder Highway, in addition to the houses noted above, has a display inside the main building on Las Vegas History as well.

The Barrack Museum at UNLV has an exhibit by Joe Thompson of Las Vegas History. He is a grad student doing his disseration on early Las Vegas history. He has also done a number of Then and Now type photographs that I suspect may be part of this exhibit.

The Centennial celebration should cause a number of the libraries and small museums around town to concentrate on the history of the town. The Mercury, Weekly and the Sunday RJ usually have listings for exhibits and such.

Hope this helps!

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Postby I_LUV_POWER!!!! » Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:39 pm

Thank you very much!!! I'll have store this info. so I can use it when planning my next trip.

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Re: MidCentury Sites in Las Vegas-res. gallery additions

Postby modfan » Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:21 am

I added some Las Vegas Modern home pictures to the res.-sf-misc. gallery. Some homes look a little shabby but a good reason for those into MCM to get out there buy em and bring em into their glory.
In re: to the list posted earlier plus Desert Rose Country Club area and Ed Clark High School area. Seems like there is some AQJ homes similar to the ones in Oceanside in the Charleston Heights area. A preview of an Eichler like home in the Desert Rose CC area:
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More additions to gallery

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in the neon sign, theater, hotel galleries, from Las Vegas. (that's some other
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Postby minx » Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:02 pm

Some may scoff, but I can heartily recommend the car collection at the Imperial Palace Hotel. I believe half off admission coupons can be found all over town. Still, even at full price, the place is a bargain. Lovely cars, lots of history, and a salvaged historic bar...should you start to lose your buzz while ogling the gorgeous machines on display. They change the exhibit periodically, so it's always worth a look.

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what to do in VEGAS ....

Postby darkamor » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:06 pm

Check your local FREE WEEKLIES

Check out places such as the
ARUBA
BUNKHOUSE
BEAUTY BAR
ART BAR
[all located downtown, lots of fun]

google their websites online and check to see what's going on before you go .....

the Art Bar is owned by an Elvis Impersonator [complete with a Velvet Elvis pool table room] :D

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when in doubt there's always the DOUBLE DOWN SALOON

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Postby lasvegaslynn » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:04 am

Alan.

When the Casino Legends museum closed last April at the Trop, I heard that the guy who had the store/museum in Neonopolis was going to move over to the Trop.

Of course with all the demo rumors flying around town about which hotelsl will be joining the other original strip hotels in heaven this year, he may have changed his mind and decided downtown was the better bet.

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