Viva Las Vegas

Things we did in Vegas…

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – Museum like exhibit that includes lots of artifacts recovered from the wreckage, a glimpse into the lives of some of the travelers, an explanation of the class system, and an actual piece of the ship. Included in the traveler profiles is Joseph Laroche–the only black man on the Titanic–and his family.

At the end of the exhibition, you see a giant wall with the names of the Titanic passengers–separated by class–that reveals which ones survived. It’s a little jarring to walk into the next room and find yourself in the middle of an ultra tacky Titanic memorabilia store. You can get fake bling–just like some of the rings found in the wreck! Better yet, you can own an actual lump of coal from the ship!

The CSI Experience – Don’t waste your money or your time on this. If you want an interactive CSI experience–buy the PC Games from Amazon. At a bare minimum, you can get 2 pc games for under $10. In Vegas, you pay $30 for 1 “investigation” that’s just you going from room to room playing match game on computer screens. If you are a die-hard CSI fan, skip the experience and visit the CSI store. For $20, you can get your picture taken in a replica of Grissom’s office.

The Price Is Right Live Show – Fun, smaller scale version of the actual show where any audience member can get the call to “come on down”.  Everyone gets a picture in front of the big wheel delivered via email for “free”.  The enjoyment doesn’t really come with the prizes–which were fairly cheap– but the interaction with the crowd. For example, spinning the wheel and getting $1 will only get you $100 in the Vegas edition. The audience cheers like crazy anyway:

Plus, Elvis was in the Price Is Right audience. It doesn’t get better than that.

Published by Tawanna

Sometimes writer, most times editor. Lover of mysteries and 70s/80s horror movies. Author of The Next Girl (short story collection) and The Closet Case (mystery).

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