""4th Largest Pyramid in the World part 3"" Luxor Tip by machomikemd

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Part three of my several part tips of the luxor with more pictures as Vt only allows 5 per tip.

The Luxor is located on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, opposite the McCarran International Airport. The resort is flanked by the Mandalay Bay to the south and by the Excalibur to the north; all three are connected by free express and local trams. All three properties were built by Mandalay Resort Group. The building is a 30 story tall pyramid (fourth largest pyramid in the world!) that brings you into an Egyptian paradise with a mysterious air. Over the course of your stay, you will see awe-inspiring sights that will remain with you after you leave from your vacation. The Luxor Las Vegas is one of the well known hotel and casinos that help give Vegas such a shining reputation.
When the resort opened, it featured a more heavily Egyptian-themed interior, including a river that encircled the casino with a ferry that would carry guests to their inclinator core at the corners of the pyramid. According to the unofficial ghost story, the Nile River attraction was removed because guests kept seeing ghosts of the three workers killed during the Luxor's construction whenever the river passed through dark tunnels.
Luxor has a 120,000 square foot casino. This casino keeps with the Egyptian theme, while remaining one of the largest and most elegant casinos in Las Vegas. There are a wide variety of games available for play, which allows everyone to find something of interest to them.
Attractions include: The Tomb of Tutankhamun (This replica of the tomb discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter is a great sight to see if you are interested in the history and glamor of Egypt. It is open daily from 9 A.M. to 11 P.M. Admittance is $5); In Search of the Obelisk ( Considered one of the best motion simulator rides in Las Vegas, it is well worth the $7.50 to ride) In order to be able to ride this ride, you will need to be over 42 inches tall); Luxor IMAX (This 68 foot by 48 foot screen lets you see some of the most interesting shows on a huge screen that pulls you into the action. Admission fees to see the show is $9.95)

Address: 3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Directions: South end of the strip between Excalibur and Mandalay Bay
Phone: (800) 288-1000
Website: http://www.luxor.com

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 2, 2011
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