MUSEUM: The Las Vegas Historic Museum opened late last
month at the Tropicana Resort & Casino, replacing the Casino
Legends Hall of Fame, which closed in March after seven years at
the property. The new attraction features several exhibits that
focus on gaming, entertainers, mobsters and brothels such as Madam
Kittys Sheris Ranch, the Green Lantern, the Mustang Ranch and the
Chicken Ranch. For example, the Gambling & Gangsters section of
the museum includes a video about the Las Vegas mafia as well as
several giant-size photos of well-known mobsters Bugsy Siegel,
Frank Rosenthal and Al Capone. Visitors also can take in
memorabilia from such stars as Louis Prima, Judy Garland, John
Wayne, Elvis Presley and Liberace. The museum is open from 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. every day, and admission is $6.95 for adults and $5.95
for seniors. To enter the museum, visitors must be at least 18
years old or accompanied by an adult. For more information, phone
TICKET TO THE
STARS: Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson kicked off its
Stars on the Lake concert series late last week with Glenn Frey.
Next up is Natalie Cole, who will perform at 8 p.m. July 30. Also
scheduled to perform on Reflection Bays 4,000-square-foot floating
stage are Michael Bolton at 9 p.m. Aug. 6, Kenny G at 8 p.m. Sept.
9 and Vanessa Williams with the Las Vegas Philharmonic at 8 p.m.
Sept. 23. Tickets to each concert are $49.95 for general admission
and $100 for VIP seating. The venue can accommodate 2,500 people.
For tickets or more information about the concert series, phone
(702) 795-7469 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.starsonthelake.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
DINING: For Stars on the Lake concert ticket holders only,
MiraLago Lakeside Mediterranean Cafe, located inside Reflection Bay
Golf Club, will feature a pre-concert dinner buffet from 5 p.m. to
7:45 p.m. priced at $34.95 plus tax for adults and $10.95 plus tax
for children under 12. The cost includes nonalcoholic beverages
only; gratuity is not included. There will be an automatic gratuity
of 18% added to parties of at least seven people. For restaurant
reservations, contact the cafe at (702) 568-7383. In addition,
concertgoers also may avail themselves of Lake Las Vegas Resort
logo wine and cheese baskets sponsored by corporate partners
Chandon Wine and Albertsons. The baskets sell for $39.95 each and
are available for purchase at each concert.
AWHILE: Concertgoers who want to extend their stay at Lake
Las Vegas Resort can book a two-night Stars on the Lake Concert
Package at MonteLago Village Resort, one of Lake Las Vegas three
resort properties. The plan, priced at $296 per person, double,
features accommodations in a studio suite plus two VIP tickets to
any Stars on the Lake concert except Vanessa Williams Sept. 23
performance with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. For that concert,
package participants will receive general admission tickets unless
they request an upgrade to VIP admission for $50 per person. For
more information or to book, phone (866) 399-2753 or log on to www.montelagovillage.com.
SIZZLES: The Westin Casuarina Hotel & Spa is offering
guests a Sizzling 10s promotion through August. The deal features a
10% discount on dinner, $10 in free slot play per night, $10 in
match play at table games and 20% off spa treatments. For more
information, phone (866) 837-4215 or visit www.starwoodhotels.com/westin.