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From: "Barrucci Sr., Donald" <>
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Subject: Vegas top things to do besides IBAC
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 10:05:11 -0500

Part 1 - Here are some of my  top things to do, please note that some of the
description were taken from promotional materials:

1 - Forum Shops at Caesars Palace - an indoor shopping spectacular which
feels like it is an outdoor Roman street. The sky goes from day to night
every hour or so. There are free shows at each end of it. The Atlantis show
is the better of the two, by far. Also watch for the 40 foot wooden horse
that marks the entrance to FAO Schwartz (excuse the spelling). There are
some excellent restaurants including Planet Hollywood, Cheesecake factory,
Palm, Spago, and more.

2 - Volcano at Mirage. Volcano explodes every half hour. Every fifteen
minutes from dusk to midnight, flames shoot into the night sky, spewing
smoke and fire 100 feet above the waters below and transforming a tranquil
waterfall into streams of molten lava. Also be sure to visit inside Mirage
where they have the White Tiger habitat where The Tiger Habitat rotates
white tigers. The open air environment features a swimming pool with
fountains and simulated mountain terrain for the tigers' enjoyment and the
public's entertainment free of charge.

3 - Pirate Battle at Treasure Island. Every hour and a half from about 4PM
on (Please verify times) a battle takes place in front of Treasure Island.
It's about a 10 show and results in one of the ships sinking. And it's free.

4 - Water Fountains at Bellagio. FREE. Not sure about start time, but think
it is about 3PM and then every 1/2 hour.  More than a thousand fountains
dance in front of the Hotel, creating a breathtaking union of water, music
and light. The most ambitious water feature ever conceived in terms of
choreography, complexity and scale. The display spans more than 1,000 feet,
with water soaring as high as 240 feet in the air. The fountains are
choreographed to music ranging from classical and operatic pieces to songs
from Broadway shows. Also inside be sure to view the Botanical Garden. The
Garden has different floral arrangements to enhance each of the seasonal
changes. Specialized light fixtures make it possible to light every flower.
Of course the Bellagio is a sight itself. Be sure to spend some time looking
around here. HINT - For an outstanding view of the fountain show go up the
Eiffel tower around dusk and watch from up there.

5 - Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel. Costs about $8.00. Great views especially
the Bellagio Water show in the evening. Also see the Arc de Triomphe. And
inside it resembles a Parisian street scenes.

Don Barrucci, CBA
Parties of Woburn
Woburn MA