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Goodbye Las Vegas.

Thursday January 30, 2014

After several amazing years of being the Las Vegas Guide for About.com I am moving on. This will be my last post. It has been a pleasure being your guide and I wish you all well.

I will be refocusing my energy on other writing projects, including my first novel, coming soon to Amazon.com as a Kindle eBook as well as a book on Saving Money on Las Vegas Travel. Follow me @chriscarney for updates or follow me at my website: http://cmcarney.blogspot.com/.

It has been a blast. Thanks You all so much.

Chris Carney

Top Ten Las Vegas Tribute Shows

Tuesday January 28, 2014

Las Vegas has long been known for its impersonators. Ever since Elvis left the building, he has popped up in shows and on casino floors across the city. No I am not saying Vegas is Haunted, but on stages up and down the Strip there are tons of shows that pay tribute, impersonate and lets be honest mock some of our most beloved performers of yesterday and today.

Here is my list of Best Las Vegas Tribute and Impersonator Shows. Use it wisely.

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Must See Vegas Shows

Monday January 27, 2014

Because you wanted it, here is my list of the Top Ten Must See Vegas Shows for 2014. There are some classics, some odd balls and some new legends on the list.  While nearly any Las Vegas Show is worth seeing, these top my list of ones you will not want to go home without seeing.

 

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The Best Shows in Las Vegas.

Friday January 24, 2014

Las Vegas has the best shows in the world, but they are not all created equal. I often get asked what the best shows in town are. To that end I've compiled a series of Best Of... of Las Vegas Show lists to help you decide.

But I will say one thing. If you come to Las Vegas yo must, must, must see a Cirque du Soleil show. They have become for modern Vegas what Elvis and the Rat Pack were for old Vegas.

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Las Vegas Super Bowl Guide

Monday January 20, 2014

Once again the grandest time of year has come to Las Vegas. The AFC and NFC Championships have been decided and it is now just two weeks till the Greatest Show comes to the cold and wind of New Jersey for the Super Bowl XLVIII. The NFL's two best teams square off and Las Vegas is one of the best places on the planet to enjoy the festivities.

From laying a bet on the big game at a Las Vegas' Best Sportsbooks to watching the game among like minded fans at one of Vegas' dozens of NFL Team Themed Bars the options are endless.

But the possibilities are even greater than you might imagine. This year clubs, bars and some of Vegas' best restaurants are getting into the scene like never before.

So grab your buddies, choose a venue and watch the best sporting event of the year. And let's make this year even more fun. Tell me what you've got planned below.

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The National Atomic Testing Museum

Monday January 13, 2014

A relative newcomer in the Las Vegas Museum scene, the National Atomic Testing Museum has quickly gained notoriety as one of Vegas' odder and most interesting attractions. Detailing the fascinating, complicated and sometimes disturbing history of the atomic bomb, this museum was named a national museum and is associated with the Smithsonian.

It features a variety of exhibits designed to teach us about this most destructive of modern weapons. No matter what your feelings on nuclear weaponry, the National Atomic Testing Museum is a intriguing place to learn and visit. Plus they tell us the truth about aliens (well maybe).

Looking for a learning experience of decidedly different from the Atomic Testing Museum? Then take the kids to the Discovery Children's Museum.

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Light up the Desert at the Neon Museum.

Thursday January 9, 2014

Museums may not be the first thing that jumps to mind when you think of Las Vegas, but take a jaunt to the Neon Museum near Downtown Las Vegas and you'll get to experience one of the  most unique learning experiences you'll likely ever have.

The primary mission of the Neon Museum is to restore and preserve the old Vegas neon signage that has long languished in the punishing elements of the la Vegas desert. While they cannot lay claim to the treasure of another desert hosted at the nearby Las Vegas Natural History Museum, they are one of the last remnants of old Vegas left.

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Get Ready for Convention Season

Tuesday December 31, 2013

January in Las Vegas is the beginning of the annual convention season and this January brings some of the best. From the biggest of the big in the Consumer Electronics Show to the naughtiest if the naught with the AVN Awards the convention season in Las Vegas begins the year with a bang. For a list of the larger conventions and trade shows to descend upon Las Vegas in January see my Las Vegas Convention in January article. Planning for February or March? I got you covered there too with my Las Vegas Conventions in February article and my Las Vegas Conventions in March article.

This year lets resolve to make the city and the world a bit better with these Las Vegas New Year's Resolutions.

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Las Vegas New Year's Resolutions

Monday December 30, 2013

Each year everyone on the planet makes a series of resolutions on New Years and usually by mid month they lie abandoned on the side of the 15 to die a miserable death. This year is different, because while we can all stand to lose some weight, drink less, be kinder etc, etc, these Las Vegas New Year's Resolutions are of a different tact altogether.

This year lets resolve to make the city and the world a bit better with these Las Vegas New Year's Resolutions.

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Las Vegas Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea #3: Give the Gift of Reading

Monday December 23, 2013

It may surprise you, but Las Vegas has some truly amazing bookstores. Whether they be used bookstores with odd names like Amber Unicorn Books or Dead Poet Books or the standard Barnes & Noble, there are plenty of places to get your read on this Christmas. Have a reader on your list, then head down to these specialty stores and grab some last minute gifts that will expand the mind at these Las Vegas Bookstores.

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