missy
 
 
 
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Couch potatoes rejoice! There's now a reason (well five reasons, really) to turn off your TV and come to Vegas! Tune in to your favorite Las Vegas-based reality TV shows in person and possibly even meet the shows' stars on this tour, including "Tanked," "American Restoration," "Counting Cars," "Toy Shack" and "Pawn Stars."TV enthusiasts will spend 30 minutes at each stop, starting with Animal Planet's hit show "Tanked," which dives into the operations of the nation's largest aquarium manufacturing company, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). Visit the 13,000-square-foot facility where brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer create one-of-a-kind tanks including pyramids, kegs and cars for all sorts of clients, including casinos, churches and celebrities.Next you will experience some of the History Channel's most popular shows such as "Pawn Stars" spin-off "American Restoration," where metal artist Rick Dale, his teenage son and the staff at Rick's Restorations take rusty, old items like slot machines and gas carts and magically return them to their original luster. Cruise by "Pawn Stars" regular Danny Koker's automobile restoration and customization company, Count's Kustoms, home to the show "Counting Cars." And ogle collectible toys like vintage Hot Wheels and Transformers at The Toy Shack, owned by "Pawn Stars" toy expert Johnny Jiminez.Finally, visit the home of the History Channel's top-rated show, "Pawn Stars," featuring the family-run Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. You may even rub elbows with one of the show's stars such as Rick Harrison, Richard "Old Man" Harrison, Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell. The shop itself is packed with thousands of interesting items, from artwork by famous artists to Super Bowl rings.Note: The opportunity to meet and greet the shows' stars is not guaranteed. Inside tours depend upon filming schedule. Rick's Restorations is not included in the Sunday tour.
 
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fromCresco, IA
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
We seen two stars out of four
PostedMarch 27, 2015
It was good seeing Rick Dale, but it would have been great if we could of seen more of the guys we see on TV. Overall it was cool seeing the places in person and know they are real.
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Let's face it. A lot of guests are going to Hooters Casino Hotel for beautiful women in the skimpy orange shorts and tight tank tops. And possibly the famous chicken wings. And you'll find that at the hotel's Hooters Restaurant. But the hotel has other things to offer besides the eye candy.Located just one block east of the Strip on Tropicana Avenue and only one mile from McCarran International Airport, Hooters puts you close to the action on the Strip, without actually being on the Las Vegas Strip. Guests will find a beachy atmosphere, casual Florida-style rooms, restaurants, bars and a bustling casino.In the casino the action is all Hooters, all the time. Several Hooters-themed slots, such as Blazen Hooters, can be found among the machines spread throughout the gaming floor. Plus Hooters Girls handle the cocktail service in the casino. There is also a poker room and a William Hill sports book.Most pools in Vegas close at night but at Hooters the pool area is open 24/7 and features two tropical themed pools, complete with a waterfall. There are also daybeds for rent. And yes, Hooters Girls are on hand to serve up cold beverages at the pool bar. While the pool is open yearround, the pool bar and cocktail service is seasonal and closed in the winter.Between gambling, swimming and ogling, the typical Hooters guest can work up quite an appetite. But hunger is never an issue. Along with breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, chicken wings in the 24-hour Hooters Restaurant, you can enjoy fine dinner offerings in Mad Onion Fine Food & Spirits. They're known for their $10.99 prime rib dinner. You can also pop into The Bait Shoppe for snacks, coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts.If it’s drinks you're looking for, The Saloon is a bar and lounge with plenty of cocktails and live music. Pete & Shorty's serves cold brews and there are more than 20 42-inch plasma televisions where you can catch all of your favorite sports action.We know the Hooters Girls are entertaining, but if you're looking for a more typical Vegas show, the Night Owl Showroom is home to Kevin Lepine, who hypnotizes audience members to do funny and possibly naughty things in "Hypnosis Unleashed."
 
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fromCresco, IA
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
The room was clean.
PostedAugust 24, 2012
The hotel was somewhat dated but clean. The food was cheap and good.
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For an in-depth, educational experience, the Discovery Tour of Hoover Dam is for you. On the way home, stop off at Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens.Standing 725 feet above the Colorado River, Hoover Dam is a sight not to be missed. You'll learn about the construction of this great wonder, plus the rich history of agony and accomplishment that made it all possible.Included in this package is an additional guided tour at the dam's visitor center. Explore educational displays plus enjoy a 10-minute film about the dam's construction. From there take a short elevator ride down 500 feet to the generator room on the Nevada side. Admire the beautiful terrazzo floors installed in the 1930s and the massive generators. Return by elevator to the visitor's center and enjoy the views from the outdoor balcony.Afterward, enjoy a stop at Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens, one of Southern Nevada's most interesting draws. See how chocolates are made and take a stroll around a beautiful water conservation cactus garden.
 
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Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
This tour was vary informational.
PostedAugust 24, 2012
We loved the tour. The sight of the dam was just
amazing.
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Prominently positioned just west of Las Vegas Boulevard, this multi-colored beacon of a hotel is a close neighbor to all of the action on the Strip making it easy for guests to venture around Sin City, but from the wide variety of shows, bars and restaurants located within the hotel, you could easily find yourself staying on the property.Seamlessly integrating its Brazilian inspiration into every element of the hotel, the lively aesthetic of the brightly colored carpeting, signage and décor of the Rio will make it seem as if you've arrived in the middle Carnival season. And adding to the energetic environment is when the crowds amass for the prestigious World Series of Poker held every summer. If you're not here during poker's premiere event you can still enjoy gambling as the Rio has a sprawling casino floor with 1,200 slot machines and 80 different table games.Drawing in crowds year-round are the hotel's buffets -- The Carnival World Buffet and the Village Seafood Buffet. Off the two, the Village Seafood Buffet earns the greatest amount of praise. Just imagine loading your plate with unlimited lobster, crab legs, shrimp, sushi and other swimming selections, eating it all… and then doing it again. Drooling? That can become a reality. Both of these buffets are usually packed with patrons, so be prepared to wait, especially during any holiday weekend.If you are not hungry enough to attempt fitting the contents of the ocean into your belly but hungry enough to think about it, then we are sure that you will find a non-buffet restaurant to suit your needs with the selection that the Rio has to offer. Among the restaurants are Martorano's by the tough, tattooed Philadelphia chef Steve Martorano is a sure bet where rich, Italian-American favorites are served in excess; the All-American Bar & Grille where they are known for their dry-aged Angus beef; Pho Da Nang with exceptionally authentic Vietnamese cuisine; Buzio's Seafood Restaurant known for their fresh oysters; and there is the one-of-a-kind dim sum menu at KJ Dim Sum & Seafood Chinese Restaurant. For quicker bites, Hash House A Go Go has creatively prepared, oversized portions -- which include everything from breakfast and brunch to dinner items or you can grab a meal at the BK Whopper Bar or the Sports Deli, which situated near the six giant screens in the busy race and sports book.If you are looking to transform your dining experience into your nightlife experience, we know you'll love the succulent steak and one of the most striking views of Las Vegas at VooDoo Steak and Rooftop Nightclub, situated on the 50th and 51st floors of the resort's Masquerade Tower. And while you're up there, go ahead and check out the thrilling VooDoo Zip Line – a zip line ride, where guests soar more than 800 feet from the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub in the hotel's Masquerade Tower to the Ipanema Tower. The 70-second journey boasts stunning 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip and adds an element of daring excitement to any occasion.Whether or not you opt for a ride between the towers, you can either stay and party at the rooftop club until the Strip's neon tubes flicker off with the rise of the morning sun, or you could slip off and catch one of the hotel's in house shows. Penn & Teller, the quirky magic duo, have their own theater at the Rio, as do the hunky and ever-famed Chippendales dancers. The Crown Theater hosts an array of acts including comedian Eddie Griffin and there is the seductive topless revue "X Rocks," which showcases sexy dancers and steamy choreography to the soundtrack of heart-pounding rock songs. And when you get thirsty from all that you've done or from thinking about all that you're about to do, swing by the sexy Flirt Lounge in the lobby of the Chippendales Theatre or the high-tech I-Bar, where you can order drinks from a touch-screen computer built into your tabletop.Since this is Vegas, we know that there is a good chance that you will not be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed the morning (or afternoon) after a night out on the town. The best detox is to re-tox (well at least we think so). So grab a cold one and soak up the sun with an afternoon at the hotel's indulgent pool complex. With golden sand and cascading waterfalls, this complex inspired by the Brazilian paradise is a necessity. If sun and fun is not how you like to recover, opt instead for a day of pampering at the Rio Spa & Salon. Shops are found throughout the property including The Wine Cellar & Tasting Room, Fashion 101 and the Harley-Davidson store, shoppers can get their fix of retail therapy on the property, however, the resort provides shuttle service to and from Harrah's for those who want to venture out onto the Strip as well.
 

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Yes!! just remember to bring lots of water! There is a lot to see, so also wear comfortable shoes.
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