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As a local, things have changed in Las Vegas.  The biggest change is that you now have to pay to park your car at all Cesars, MGM, Cosmop[olitan properties.  Wynn, SLS and Tropicana still have free parking. 
Do you want to have a buffet that won't break the bank?  Try Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch or the M.
Want to do some sightseeing?  Go to Hoover Dam, Red Rock National Park, St. George State Park, even the Grand Canyon.
Remember what Steve Wynn says:  "The only way to really win at a Casino, is to own one."

UPDATE:  Wynn and Encore are both now charging to park

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thx. op best place for kids besides circus circus??

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As stated above, Wynn, SLS and Tropicana still have free parking. 

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vickh said:   thx. op best place for kids besides circus circus??
  We rent a suite at MGM Signature. Easy access to room, non casino, no smoking property. Has a kitchen and comes with free valet parking. You can access MGM pools with easy walk via moving walkway. You can get a room for under $100, no resort fees if rented from owner.
  Also, Excalibur used to be a hit when my kids were younger. Fun games on lower level and pool has a water slide. Parking fee and resort fee pretty much kills the deal now.
  Monte Carlo has a fun wave pool and lazy river and doesn't make you hike to your room thru casino. Again, extra fees double the room rate.

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Station Casinos (Green Valley Ranch, Sunset & Redrock and a few others) have bowling, movie theaters, and food courts. They also have Kids Quest (childcare inside the casino for a hourly fee)

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Pinball Hall of Fame: http://www.pinballmuseum.org/ 

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In mid-week, when hotels and shows offer their best deals. Try to visit in mid-week or summer!!

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Pinball Hall of Fame is the best.  Every machine in pristine condition.

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1hotmama said:   As a local, things have changed in Las Vegas.  The biggest change is that you now have to pay to park your car at all Cesars, MGM, Cosmop[olitan properties.  Wynn, SLS and Tropicana still have free parking. 
Do you want to have a buffet that won't break the bank?  Try Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch or the M.
Want to do some sightseeing?  Go to Hoover Dam, Red Rock National Park, St. George State Park, even the Grand Canyon.
Remember what Steve Wynn says:  "The only way to really win at a Casino, is to own one."

  
Is it fairly easy to get a parking comp if you are gambling?  (Parking validation like they used to do downtown)

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1hotmama said:   Station Casinos (Green Valley Ranch, Sunset & Redrock and a few others) have bowling, movie theaters, and food courts. They also have Kids Quest (childcare inside the casino for a hourly fee)
  Not sure if it is still a thing but the Texas Station has one of the craziest buffets I have ever been to. Like there were stalls of different ethnic and regional foods (Italian, Mexican, American South) and each one was the size of a normal buffet restaurant. Probably not as special as I remember, but it was impressive to me for the first time to vegas and I wasn't there to gamble sadly. 

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cityzen app for iphone/android can get you free drinks at 4 pretty piddly bars (1 free drink at each per day). Last time I was there with some buddies, we started out night by hitting all 4 as quickly as we could.

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Thanks for the tips.  what is the best way to Grand Canyon and where to stay. Thinking fly to Las vegas and drive to Grand Canyon and back to Las vegas. The hotels in Las vegas cost more during the weekend. Hope to get a place to stay between Las vegas and   Grand Canyon

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There isn't. LV to Grand Canyon (North Rim) is 250Miles or 4 hour drive.

It's easier to go to Flagstaff or Wiliams and take the train up to South rim (Where all the stuff is) That's 60 miles

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