Monday, September 04, 2006

The Planetarium

If you want to get away from the Strip and the neon for a while may I suggest a visit to the Planetarium. The Planetarium is located on the campus of the Cheyenne location of the Community Campus of Southern Nevada. People have commented or emailed me asking for things to do with the family in Las Vegas and this is one option. Its your standard Planetarium with displays of current and past space programs as well as two celestial shows shown on the domed screen of the Planetarium. They also have a gift shop with model rockets, posters, star charts, spaces pens and the like. There are two shows on Friday and two on Saturday with addmission $5 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors a real bargain. After the late shows on both days the telescopes at the student observatory are available for viewing as long as the weather is clear.

What To With The Kids

Okay I get asked all the time what to do with the kids when in Las Vegas and my answer always is to leave them at home. Okay now I have offended all parents I will give you the reason why I suggest this. If you were not in Las Vegas would you expose your kids to gambling, smoking, drinking, sexy suggestive clothes and stripper ads on taxis and flyers; the answer to this would probally be no so why do this in Las Vegas? Having to explain to a young kid what a dancer to your room or what an escort does is not a coversation I want to have with a kid. If you want to gamble, drink or see shows the kids are going to be in the way, although you could leave them in your room or playing with the ice machine because that always works out so well (i was joking not a good idea). Okay if you insist on bringing your kids to Las Vegas there are options and things to keep them amused and I will share them in upcoming postings. In the corner of each kid friendly attraction i will put a logo of a kids face.

Quick Tip: Getting Taxi's

Okay this is not New York you cannot walk out in the street and hail a cab like in "Sex and the City" to stop, in fact they are not allowed to pick people up off the street. Instead go to the entrance of any major hotel and there will be a taxi rack and if there isn't a taxi there, the doorman will call one for you.

Editors Notes

First of all I want to thank your for your emails and comments and I hope you find the site useful. A new feature I am adding to the site is "Quick Tip" which is a short tip that may help you on your visit to Las Vegas. I also plan to make more changes to make the site as easy as possible for everyone.