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June 22nd, 2005 – by: lorenzmartins
When we got there, we soon went to have dinner at the Stratosphere Hotel all-that-you-can-eat buffet (i have never eatten so much in my life!!), than we went to a show of the Statosphere and took a look of the lighted Strip from the top of the tower (The Stratosphere tower is the tallest observation tower in the United States).
Many of the largest hotels, casino and resorts properties in the world are located on The Strip.
The mornig we had a walk along the Strip and entered into famous hotels like:
the Luxor, with the pyramid whose tip contains a fixed-position spotlight that points directly upward - it is the brightest beam in the world, and is visible from anywhere in the Las Vegas valley at night, and can be seen at flight level from above Los Angeles, over 275 miles (440 km) away.
Excalibur, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, uses the Arthurian theme in several ways. Its facade is a stylized image of a castle, with a wizard like figure representing Merlin looking out from a high turret.
New York-New York uses the N.Y.C. theme of its name in many ways. Its architecture creates an impression of the New York City skyline; the hotel includes several towers configured to resemble New York City skyscrapers, such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building and the Statue of Liberty. There we took a ride on the Roller Coaster, formerly known as 'Manhattan Express' (cool!!)
Paris, as its name suggests, its theme is the city of Paris in France; it includes a 1/2 scale, 540 foot (164.
Bellagio, inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its elegance.
The Venetian, the Venice-theme hotel and casino with a reproduction of Saint Marl Plaza and the Rialto Bridge with a little man-made river with real gondolas.
Treasure Island, that attract families with features such as a large video arcade and staged pirate battles nightly in "Buccaneer Bay" in front of the casino entrance on the Strip.
Wynn, is a AAA five diamond/ five-star casion resort. Wynn Las Vegas is the first casino to include a luxury car dealership. Brand new factory-authorized cars include the Ferrari and Maserati brands. Used cars are sold "as-is" and include other luxury car brands, with some cars on display ranging in price from little more than $100,000 to $1.6 million. The dealership also includes parts and other car-wares.
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