- Replica of the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tut-Ench-Amun
According to a2zcamerablog, the tomb of the Pharaoh who died early in 1922 can be viewed here in a freshly colored replica (German audio tour is also available). Everything is true to scale and recreated with care. The sarcophagus and grave goods are arranged exactly as the archaeologist Howard Carter found them on November 2, 1922.
- Simulator ride “In Search of the Obelisk”
The Quest for the Obelist is a two-part Indiana Jones-style simulator ride.
- IMAX cinemas
There are two IMAX theaters, one of which is 3-D. Showings start at 9am (about $ 9).
All attractions are located in the so-called attraction level, which can be reached by lifts from the casino area. There is also an area for video games, a few restaurants and a small food court.
The Blue Man Group, three blue-headed people who do not speak and offer experimental theater, regularly performs at the Luxor. One of the city’s attractions. There are similar events in New York, Boston and Chicago and now also in Berlin. Language skills are not required to attend the show.
The Blue Man Group’s steep rise could be designed in Hollywood. From a tiny New York off-theater, three performance artists fight their way in just under ten years to one of the largest theaters in Las Vegas. They attract millions of viewers. On the stage, the three black-clad men with bright blue painted faces do not speak a word. They discover their environment in silence, but not quietly. Using drums and instruments made from industrial tubes, they create a kind of rock music that fills the 1,200-seat Luxor Theater. They throw balls of paint, catch them with their mouths and spit the paint on canvases. The spectators in the front rows wear clear plastic sheets to protect themselves against the splashing paint. The visitors are part of the spectacle. The Blue Man touch the people in the auditorium like aliens. Individuals from the crowd willingly let themselves be brought onto the stage.
- Pharaoh’s Pheast
- Daily 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- 3850 Las Vegas Blvd.
- Tel. 597-7777, 800-937-7777
The Excalibur appears like a medieval castle, the name is the result of a competition. The borrowings of the facade architecture in Neuschwanstein in Bavaria and Disneyland are unmistakable. You only have the “full” view from the strip, directly opposite the main entrance or from the air. The hotel has over 4,000 rooms and is particularly popular with families. The magician Merlin greets from the tower in a purple robe and a friendly voice welcomes everyone “loyal subject” to King Arthur’s Castle Camelot.
- Merlin’s Magic Motion Machines
Two motion simulators with seats for 48 people in front of a movie screen and Dolby sound.
Mon – Fri 10 a.m. to midnight, Sat 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sun 9 a.m. to midnight; $ 4
- Fantasy Faire Midway / Strolling Entertainers
Free performances by knights, fairground players, jugglers, magicians, puppeteers, etc. are offered throughout the day and are intended to transport the audience into the Middle Ages. Daily 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Jester’s Stage on the second floor of the Castle.
- Dragon Battle
After dark, Merlin, the magician, fights with a fire-breathing dragon in the moat of the castle every hour on the hour, free of charge.
- King Arthur’s Tournament / Tournament of Kings
Every day at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. there is a knight’s spectacle with equestrian demonstrations and a knight’s meal (eat with your hands; approx. $ 40). In the knight tournament between the black and the white knight, of course, the good guy wins.
- Round table buffet
The largest buffet in Las Vegas with 1,300 seats. You have to fill your plate first before you are placed. The dishes are mostly American. Due to the large number of visitors, the quality of the buffet is not considered to be particularly high. Its composition largely corresponds to that of Circus Circus (the parent company of both hotel complexes is the Mandalay Group). Daily 6.30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Official website: troplv.com
- 3801 Las Vegas Blvd.
- Tel. 739-2222, 800-634-4000
The Tropicana opened in 1957 and is nicknamed “Tiffany of the Strip”. The ceiling above the central gaming tables is vaulted and decorated with colored glass. The hotel’s swimming pool complex is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Las Vegas. In total, the house has just under 2,000 rooms and is quite angled.
- Casino Legends Hall of Fame
On the first floor there are chips from every casino in the city that has ever been there, and important personalities are remembered (daily 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., $ 4; in the Freebie Tourist Magazines coupons for free entry, in front of the resort and in many other places in Las Vegas available).
- The Best of Folies Bergere
An old style revue show and one of the oldest shows on the Strip. Fri – Wed 7.30 p.m. and 10 p.m. (“partial nudity” late performance), $ 45 at the table, $ 55 in the booth.
- Island buffet
- Daily 7.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m., 4.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.