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The Neon Museum: A Must-See

(updated June 2018)
On New Year’s Eve we took a tour of the Neon Museum.  I cannot recommend this tour strongly enough. It would have been enough just to walk through the signs, but our guide was a great storyteller and had a really good knowledge of Las Vegas history and the history of the signs. I think she loved Las Vegas history as much as I do.  At each of the stops along the tour our guide shared the history of particular signs as well as information about what else was going on in Las Vegas at the time.

Here are some photos from our tour. The photos are no replacement for actually visiting the museum and taking the tour, but they should give you a good idea of what to expect. Continue reading The Neon Museum: A Must-See

Score! now open at the Luxor

Score! an interactive sports museum, is now open on the atrium level of the Luxor.  It is similar to CSI: The Experience, but for sports.  You can test your skills, assume the identity of a fantasy sports hero (with Facebook and text messaging integration if you want) or just enjoy seeing the memorabilia. It has sections dedicated to football, hockey, boxing, soccer, baseball, basketball and NASCAR.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for kids.  An MVP package is available for $35 which gives you a 10% discount in the gift shop and a souvenir photo.
Operating hours are 10am – 10pm.
For more information, visit the Score! website or the Luxor’s Score page.

Dig This Promo: Free Plaque

Dig This! The Heavy Equipment Playground is running a promotion right now, giving you a free plaque / picture frame when you book a Big Dig before November 30th.  Just enter the discount code “FreePlaque” when you book your Dig.

Here is a link to all of the promotion info.

I’m working on a Dig This entry, but in the mean time, here is a video of a friend taking his bulldozer over the hill during his Big Dig.

The Riviera: History in the (re)making article

The Riviera is well past its prime, but it is trying to bounce back.
I have never stayed there and have only visited the casino twice.  Now that the Pinball Hall of Fame has 52 working pinball machines at the Riv, I’ll check it out again.  The Riviera is still in a bit of a no man’s land, between Wynn and Stratosphere, with no Monorail access and very spotty taxi service, but this does give me a new reason to visit.  That and their Single Deck 3:2 Blackjack.

Here is a link to an article with more information about the reviving of the Riviera. http://www.desertcompanion.com/article.cfm?articleID=386