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The Mirage, Las Vegas

The Mirage, Las Vegas (must see)

The Mirage is a 3,044 room Polynesian-themed resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip. Renowned for its iconic artificial volcano (created by landscape architect Don Brinkerhoff), this mega-resort was built by developer Steve Wynn. The latter is widely regarded to be the father of today's Las Vegas who set a new standard for Vegas resorts.

Prior to The Mirage's opening, the city was experiencing a decline in tourism that started in the 1970s. At that time Las Vegas was no longer seen as a fashionable destination, so a new, high-profile project was necessary to jump-start the ailing industry. Wynn planned for the resort to feature boxing matches to compete against the Las Vegas Hilton and the adjacent Caesars Palace.

He initially considered naming the resort the Golden Nugget, after his Golden Nugget hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas, but then opted in favor of "The Mirage" because of the resort's South Pacific theme. In 1988, to avoid confusion, Wynn purchased the rights to the Mirage name from two other businesses, the La Mirage Casino and the Mirage Motel, to which he paid each $250,000 to change their names.

The original marquee sign in front of the Mirage is the largest free standing marquee in the world. The resort is connected by a free tram to the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino neighboring the hotel's property to the north.

Other notable features here include: Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, an atrium at the hotel entrance, and LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil theatrical production involving remixes of The Beatles.

The artificial volcano in front of the resort "erupts" nightly at 7pm and 8pm, plus 9pm on Friday and Saturday.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: The Mirage
Sight Location: Las Vegas, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Las Vegas, Nevada

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

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Downtown Walking Tour

Downtown Walking Tour

Las Vegas has no shortage of exciting tourist attractions, such as peculiar museums (e.g. Neon Museum and Mob Museum), art galleries, cultural centers (Downtown Container Park), and other notable landmarks and sights well worth exploring. Take this self-guided walking tour to see the most interesting tourist hot-spots in downtown Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Las Vegas Boulevard Walking Tour

Las Vegas Boulevard Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Gangster Attractions Tour

Gangster Attractions Tour

Known for its glitz and glamour, Las Vegas wouldn't be what it is without the involvement of mobster “wiseguys”. There are still a few places in the city, like the El Cortez and Flamingo hotels, that evoke the mob-tinged Vegas heyday and inspired a bunch of Hollywood movies. Take this self-guided tour to see some of the most famous mob spots in fabulous Las Vegas that haven't yet...  view more

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 10.2 Km or 6.3 Miles
Wedding Chapels Walking Tour

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Las Vegas is rightfully considered the wedding capital of the world. It is very easy to get married in Las Vegas as the city offers a wide selection of wedding chapels of different styles to make all your dreams come true and make this important day a special one. You may choose a traditional small ceremony or a great costumed party - everything is available. Take the following tour to find out...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles

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