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Amusement Parks and Rides

Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix

Are you having trouble finding something fun for the entire family to enjoy together? Then, you should come check out Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Family Fun Center and be ready to race, ride, slide and eat!

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Shows

Señor Frog’s Drag Brunch

The Drag Brunch at the Senor Frogs brings you a weekend of fun and entertainment from the best local and nationally acclaimed drag queens. Guests can catch up with Ru Paul and her bevy of beauty queens from Drag Race, who deliver the best-choreographed dance and comic performances.

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Amusement Parks and Rides

Lake Las Vegas Water Sports and Aqua Park

Lake Las Vegas Water Sports and Aqua Park is an amusement park that offers water lay areas suitable for leisure and vacation. The predominant feature that strikes out from the first sight are runways and other structures erected on water.

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Best Buffets

Flavors Buffet

The dining room is round with banquettes against the walls and dining tables in the open floor. It’s brightly lit, but without much of a view, being inside the structure. Chefs man their stations, and each is colorfully labeled like “Sweet” and “Splash” for the seafood station.

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Best Buffets

Cici’s Pizza

CiCi’s boasts more cheese and more meat than any other pizza producer. On a garlic butter or flatbread crust, CiCi’s offers you 24 different types of pizza from the classic pepperoni to Alfredo to mac and cheese. Pasta is covered either with original red sauce or Alfredo.

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Best Buffets

Spice Market Buffet

In 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South is located Planet Hollywood Hotel. On the lower level of the hotel, you will find the Spice Market Buffet. Formerly The Aladdin Hotel and Casino, the Spice Market Buffet remains of primarily Mediterranean/Middle Eastern focus. The Dining Room Large, open, and bright, the dining room features its buffet stations

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Best Buffets

Le Village Buffet at Paris

You’ll find The Paris Las Vegas hotel at 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Billed as “the single most romantic spot on the Strip,” Le Village Buffet is quite different from any other buffet you’ll visit.

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Best Buffets

The Crafted Buffet

The Stratosphere Hotel in 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South is home to The Crafted Buffet. The Stratosphere tower is the tallest in Vegas. Diners enjoy an incredible sensibility, looking upon sweeping views from the top of the tower which overlooks the entire Las Vegas valley.

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Getting Married

Little Vegas Wedding Chapel

If you are wondering where or how to get married in Las Vegas, this website is for you. We have many wedding chapels to choose from including drive-through chapels, hotel chapels, off the strip and on strip chapels like Little Vegas Wedding Chapel.

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I've lived in Las Vegas since I was 5, yet I haven't been to many places around the valley. I have always stuck to what I know. Lately, I've begun to explore and am enjoying acting like a tourist. This weekend, I toured a bit of Downtown Las Vegas.
Things to Do in Las Vegas

Touring Downtown Las Vegas

I’ve lived in Las Vegas since I was 5, yet I haven’t been to many places around the valley. I have always stuck to what I know. Lately, I’ve begun to explore and am enjoying acting like a tourist. This weekend, I toured a bit of Downtown Las Vegas.

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A buffet is ready for dinners and words behind it say buffet, Salad, Dessert
Best of Las Vegas

BEST BUFFETS IN LAS VEGAS

Who doesn’t love a good buffet? Las Vegas is known for its many lavish buffet style meals including specialty food themes from around the world. Here’s a list of best buffets in Las Vegas to get you started.

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4 Vicolo Verdi is a Henderson Real Estate Listing Courtesy of David F Lamer and Lori Ballen Team at Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas. It offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2,158 square feet in the gated community of Lake Las Vegas.
Featured LIstings

Lake Las Vegas Home For Sale

4 Vicolo Verdi is a Henderson Real Estate Listing Courtesy of David F Lamer and Lori Ballen Team at Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas. It offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2,158 square feet in the gated community of Lake Las Vegas.

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Your Mission is to assemble the case files with each character. You'll use the interactive method and move on to be a qualified member of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Do you have what it takes?
Things To Do in Las Vegas with Kids

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N

Your Mission is to assemble the case files with each character. You’ll use the interactive method and move on to be a qualified member of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Do you have what it takes?

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Selling a Home in Las Vegas

Will New Carpet Increase the Appraisal? Find out Now!

People often have different ideas in terms of what they think is going to boost the appraisal amount for their property. While some things are more obvious such as upgrading the siding or cleaning up the yard, other things remain a mystery to some. One of those things is whether upgrading the carpet is going to increase the appraisal value or not. In reality, the answer isn’t as simple as you might think.

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When selling a property in Las Vegas, you have the responsibility to provide a clear picture of the home to the buyer. Although this move may seem counter-intuitive since it may impact on the overall selling price, failure to do so may also have severe consequences. Therefore, the big question is; what must you disclose when selling a house in Las Vegas? Read on to find out everything that you need to know.
Selling a Home in Las Vegas

What Must You Disclose When Selling a House in Las Vegas?

When selling a property in Las Vegas, you have the responsibility to provide a clear picture of the home to the buyer. Although this move may seem counter-intuitive since it may impact on the overall selling price, failure to do so may also have severe consequences. Therefore, the big question is; what must you disclose when selling a house in Las Vegas? Read on to find out everything that you need to know.

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Condos are fantastic purchases, whether it's your primary residence or it's an investment property. When you're handed a copy of the bylaws in escrow, make sure you take the time to review them. Look for big red flags. These include outlandish penalties, aggressive foreclosure clauses, and restrictions on pets, cars, and rentals. Look to make sure that the HOA is dutifully collecting the right amount of money to fund the common areas. Think about whether the rules you're reading sound both fair and compassionate. The best condo associations are the ones that encompass both of these qualities!
Home Buying

Buying a Condo? Beware of These Five HOA Rules!

Condos are fantastic purchases, whether it’s your primary residence or it’s an investment property. When you’re handed a copy of the bylaws in escrow, make sure you take the time to review them. Look for big red flags. These include outlandish penalties, aggressive foreclosure clauses, and restrictions on pets, cars, and rentals. Look to make sure that the HOA is dutifully collecting the right amount of money to fund the common areas. Think about whether the rules you’re reading sound both fair and compassionate. The best condo associations are the ones that encompass both of these qualities!

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The futuristic Las Vegas monorail started operating in late December 2004. The monorail has seven stations that connect the major Strip resorts. It is a 3.9-mile Z-shaped route that stops at the MGM Grand (South Strip), Bally’s/ Paris (Center Strip), Caesars Palace – Flamingo, Las Vegas Convention Center, Harrah’s – LINQ (North Strip), the SLS, and the Westgate.
Things to Do in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Monorail

The futuristic Las Vegas monorail started operating in late December 2004. The monorail has seven stations that connect the major Strip resorts. It is a 3.9-mile Z-shaped route that stops at the MGM Grand (South Strip), Bally’s/ Paris (Center Strip), Caesars Palace – Flamingo, Las Vegas Convention Center, Harrah’s – LINQ (North Strip), the SLS, and the Westgate.

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Take a double-decker bus as you tour the Las Vegas Strip, your way. Deuce on the strip runs from Fremont Street to Downtown Las Vegas and to the Mandalay Bay. It stops at most hotels on the path.
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Deuce Strip Bus

Take a double-decker bus as you tour the Las Vegas Strip, your way. Deuce on the strip runs from Fremont Street to Downtown Las Vegas and to the Mandalay Bay. It stops at most hotels on the path.

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The Golden Nugget is a popular casino on Fremont Street. An older hotel, but still draws in the crowds, especially the tourists hanging on the street below.
Las Vegas Hotels

The Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget is a popular casino on Fremont Street. An older hotel, but still draws in the crowds, especially the tourists hanging on the street below.

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Things To Do In Las Vegas If you are Broke AF

This young couple provides their top secrets on visiting Las Vegas if you are broke AF. They have figured out Vegas on a budget and share the tricks of the trade. Win with Apps With apps such as Wynn Slots App and myVEGAS. You still pay the resort views but your playtime can earn reward

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