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    04-11-2012, 09:53 PM
I was just there at christmas and then again in February ( for soccer ) I love it! One thing I would reconmend is Freemont street in the old part of vegas! Its not to drive on and theres a canopy over top that is like a big tv and every once in a while they have a light show and its very cool! Ill post a picture. They also have a zipline that runs under the canopy at the back end (santa went on the zip line at Christmas). New York New York has a big rollar coaster that I love! Theres also two outlet malls at either end of the strip if you're into that! My favorite was the huge BOOT BARN store :) its a huge western store at one end of the strip, it has everything, mainly boots though, I would deffinitely check that out! As for rodeos I don't know of any. ALL the hotels are very neat to walk through, Ceasars palace is HUGE and has an underground mall. The vinitian (venace hotel) has those boat things which I can't remember the name, but that was cool because they sing to you the whole time. The excaliber hotel has a knights of the round table show which was lots of fun, its a dinner show and they do medeveal games like jousting, your son would love it. Just the over all strip was my favorite part, its crazy at night! And everything is pretty kid friendly. Also I apologize for my terrible spelling! HAVE FUN!!!
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    04-11-2012, 10:09 PM
My personal opinion... Not a kid friendly place. Sure there may be some activities that could be kid appropriate. But by and large it's geared to adults. Meaning the entire vibe is adult oriented. You can't walk down any sidewalk w/o being bombarded with stripper/call girl flyers. With Very graphic pics. Even if you don't take one they litter the sidewalks everywhere. Try explaining that to your kid. Or the billboards, casino staff outfits, and general behavior of the people there. And unless it's changed, kids can't be within a certain distance of gambling. So aside from walking through the casinos, they can't sit down with you at the slot machines or gaming tables.

Mandalay Bay is more refined... but not devoid of the atmosphere.
    04-12-2012, 02:52 AM
At the end of the summer - it will be hot. Especially along the dam, so dress appropriately!!
I do not like vegas, but most do. Enjoy your trip!
    04-12-2012, 11:35 AM
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I'm getting so many mixed signals from this thread that I'm really thinking I might decide to have him take us somewhere else. He used to do a lot of training excersizes in Denver but he hasnt in a while. If he go's there I could follow him there and rent a car so that we could go to a rodeo and then YellowStone or the Gran Tetons.. I think it would be an 8 hour drive...

Just don't know.... :(
    04-12-2012, 01:01 PM
Farm, everyone has a different opinion of Vegas, but you shouldn't let that influence you. I went once, and I can now cross it off my list. Some people find it the end-all be-all, and go every chance they get. Neither opinion is wrong.

It's just like Old Faithful in Yellowstone. When we were there, we just HAD to see it. Rather anticlimactic, and after 4 days of riding horses in the mountains around Jackson Hole with just our small group and a guide, the masses of people were annoying as heck. But some people think the tourist version of Yellowstone is all that and a huge chocolate cake.

I'm a loner by nature anyway and hate crowds, so that's why I try to avoid places where it's all about flash, trash, and boatloads of people.
    04-12-2012, 02:14 PM
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I'm not a city person at all. It is definitely a cross off... Max is not a city person either...
    04-12-2012, 02:15 PM
I enjoyed my trip to Vegas. 4 days total, with one of those spent out inthe desert. That is enough for me . I do not need to go back, but I am glad I went. It's part of "America". Literally part of our culture. Fun to see, but it's not for me.
    04-12-2012, 05:39 PM
I'm going to say this straight out. Vegas is NOT for kids. At all. Ever. I don't care what anyone says about how they have some kids attractions - it is not in any way designed or meant for children. End of story.

Sorry. :(
    04-12-2012, 05:43 PM
Alright m'luff, here's what you do:

Go to the strip >> Walk down strip >> Stop and look at whatever looks fun

[Psst go see the Bellagio too....)

    04-12-2012, 05:47 PM
Love the Bellagio fountains!!!!

I want to go to Dubai just to see the fountains there. They make the Bellagio fountains look like a kiddie pool!

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