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Las Vegas in March

One of my recent trips to Las Vegas, Nevada.

The girl and I get out to Vegas from Chicago quite a bit. While we do like to check in on Mom who lives in the in the greater Vegasland (that can be a thing – like “Chicagolandir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=879b5314e0ee739a65a4f4a5fd930358& cb=1524160164609 - Las Vegas in March“… maybe?), of course we’re going to take advantage of some comped hotel rooms and spend some nights on The Strip.

Here are some scenes from one of my rare Vegas “boys trip”.

Indoors, Las Vegas

I took advantage of some nights I got comp’d at Tropicana and let one of my buddies crash at my free digs while another old friend also stayed economically at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, just down The Strip.

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View across the Las Vegas Strip from the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While I have actually bypassed the poker tableir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=0054a27c29599ec598231a95c1a864b7& cb=1524162330750 - Las Vegas in March on a trip or two with the Girl, there was no passing it up on a trip with two other poker players. I still find it odd that players are allowed to use mobile devices at the tables and will always think it’s just strange to be taking pictures in a place where they might have tackled you if you busted out ol’ Polaroidir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=fff38aa4c38de9caa91faf8f57127700& cb=1524162311133 - Las Vegas in March. I like to sneak a pic every now and then to make me feel like on of the sneaky peeps in that Breaking Vegasir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ded0384ff315af34cb6539f4ae8458fe& cb=1524162297478 - Las Vegas in March series.

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The Poker Room at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Avoid the slot machines if you can, unless you’re sitting at penny slots waiting for free drinks (“free” as in at least a buck per drink – don’t be a cheapskate). After some drinks, I tend to not follow my own good advice. Something about those oval “Double Diamonds”…

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One of our best spins – a bar and two Double Diamonds!

Out on The Strip

Sometimes it’s a dirty guy in a dirty Minions costumes, sometimes it’s some higher-talent entertainment.

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A full band of street musicians on the Las Vegas Strip at night.

They came to the right city if they were lookin’ for sinners..

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Some concerned citizens attempting to warn the sinners on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Flamingo is a classic and one of our favorites. Many fond memories for many people here.

 

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The lighted “High Roller” observation wheel reflects off the Flamingo Hotel.

When I heard that the Monte Carloir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=17deb026cc6271950f4f507474866b7c& cb=1524160449683 - Las Vegas in March was was soon to be no more (remodeled and renamed), I had to grab some for the little Vegas shrine I have going in our living room.

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A nice pile of $1 poker chips from the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada

There have been concerts on some very nice pro-caliber stages just outside of New York New Yorkir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=4161585c73257cecf2047252659b81d4& cb=1524160481123 - Las Vegas in March.

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Pro-level concert stage set up on The Strip sidewalk outside of the New York, New York Hotel and Casino.

There’s always more to see

I can’t believe we waited so long to finally check out the Neon Museum. You can check out a little info on it and some nice nighttime shots on one of my other regular with-the-girl trips here.

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The Neon Museum at night, Downtown Las Vegas

So much to see in and around Vegas – our second home. We’re going to park a few pictures here but stay tuned for our tips, recommendations, warnings, etc! You can also go to the menu on our main loudplace.com page and select Vegas from the “Travel” menu item.

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Riviera Hotel and Casino Sign

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas

 

Founded in 1996, the Neon Museumir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=8836a238d06e2ed073ebf2902c546aa8& cb=1524157164753 - The Neon Museum in Las Vegas is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegasir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=6e18fc9938c04f3b4ee56145cb0ddd17& cb=1524157180939 - The Neon Museum in Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motelir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=64e2ef08b8e340455b57e1ae3dca25c8& cb=1524157202446 - The Neon Museum in Las Vegas lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses additional rescued signs and is available for weddings, special events, photo shoots and educational programs.

Due to the nature of their collection, the Neon Museum Boneyard is only available to the public through an hour long guided tour.  Tours are available seven days a week and tour times vary based on the season.

Dedicated individuals from the private sector, as well as corporate and government entities, worked collaboratively to promote the preservation of these national treasures as significant pieces of artistic and historical importance. Each sign in the Neon Museum’s collection offers a unique story about the personalities who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made, and the role it played in Las Vegas’ distinctive history.

In addition, the Neon Museum collection chronicles changes and trends in sign design and technology through pieces ranging from the 1930sir?source=bk&t=312land 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f8febf12ea4b0af635501e653360c662& cb=1524157368004 - The Neon Museum in Las Vegas to the present day.

Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects.

(source: neonmuseum.org)

Here are some shots of inside the Neon Museum at night, from our last visit there.

 

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