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Leaplings Receive Free Admission

Leaplings Receive Free Admission

 

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is offering free admission to a group of people with an unusual birthday.

The wax exhibit is offering the deal to people known as “leaplings.” That is people born on leap year. Anyone born on that day can get into the exhibit for free on February 29. Leaplings must show ID at the box office to receive the complimentary general admission ticket.

Madame Tussauds allows people to interact with more than 100 wax statues of famous and influential people. The attraction opens at 10 a.m., every day. It is located inside the Venetian hotel. 

Bike the Strip and Hoover Dam in One Ride

Bike the Strip and Hoover Dam in One Ride

Bike riders can look forward to a chance to cruise the Strip before heading out to Hoover Dam this fall.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has announced that the RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo will again begin on the Las Vegas Strip and century riders will have the opportunity to ride over the Hoover Dam.

Top Rugby Teams to Hold Meet and Greet for Fans

Top Rugby Teams to Hold Meet and Greet for Fans

 

Fans of the rough and tumble sport rugby will get a chance to meet members of the teams from Scotland and Wales before the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament.

The Irish pub Ri Ra in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place will be hosting a fan meet and greet Tuesday. The event is free and open to the public. The teams are competing in the tournament February 10 through 12 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The tournament features 16 national teams in 44 matches during a three-day competition. Teams can gain points for HSBC Sevens World Series standings.

The meet and greet is from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information about the tournament or to buy tickets, go to usasevens.com.

Bieber Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds

Bieber Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds

 

The wax figure of one of the biggest pop stars on the world is now on display at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian.

The figure of Justin Bieber was unveiled Wednesday. Also unveiled was a winning T-shirt designed by kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. The figure and T-shirt will be on display through March 4. The wax Bieber will then be returned to its home at Madame Tussauds New York.

The Bieber figure features the teen pop sensation’s signature look. Like most of the celebrities and notable figures at Madame Tussauds, Bieber was an active participant in the creation of his figure. He spent four months with the Tussauds team to get the life-like figure as close to perfect as possible.

The winning T-shirt design came from kids at the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Clubhouse. At the unveiling of the figure, dancers wore the winning shirt during a performance. 

Enormous Dragon Arrives at Palazzo for Chinese New Year

Enormous Dragon Arrives at Palazzo for Chinese New Year

(Video courtesy: Palazzo Las Vegas)

 

Among the items you don’t see every day – or really anywhere but Las Vegas – is a 128-foot dragon.

That’s what arrived Sunday night at The Palazzo Las Vegas as part of the resort’s preparation for Chinese New Year

The dragon will soon make its home in the property’s Waterfall & Atrium Gardens. As the Year of the Dragon approaches, The Palazzo’s horticulture team has been preparing for the holiday by “transforming the resort into an oriental sanctuary,” according to resort officials.

After arriving in two 18-wheeler trucks, the dragon made its way into the resort through a makeshift entrance and came across the casino floor before arriving in the atrium. Once complete, it will be suspended 19 feet in the air and measure a staggering 128 feet and 8,000 pounds.

Free Admission to Honor the King

Free Admission to Honor the King

Madame Tussauds is celebrating the King’s birthday with free admission for some of its guests.

Elvis Presley would have been 77 years old Sunday. To honor Elvis and his connection to Las Vegas, the attraction is offering free admission for the first 77 people to visit the attraction. The attraction opens at 10 a.m. People can get next to the wax figure of the King of Rock and Roll and take pictures. Madame Tussauds is inside the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.