Access Vegas Insider Vibe – June 02, 2004

Featured Story:
Hoover Dam Deluxe VIP Tour
Comedy Bus Tour

Also In This Issue: Newkirk’s Notes, New TV Series The Casino vs. American Casino, June Concerts and Headliners, Hot News and Events, more …
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Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! Memorial Day was nuts with perfect 24/7 weather and 15% humidity. Las Vegas is the perfect spot for your summer getaway and we hope to see you soon!

Ultra-Evening – Here’s a trifecta that’s hard to beat: We checked out La Femme, plus both the “ultralounges” Tabu (pictured right) at MGM Grand and Ghostbar at The Palms all in one beautiful Las Vegas evening last week.

La Femme just celebrated their third anniversary in Las Vegas. They have expanded the cast and added a slight Vegas flair. Well worth seeing and we’ll have a full review next week. While you wait, check out the new Le Femme photos in our shows photos area and click to read more about the show.

Golf – You can still get your free subscription to Golf Magazine courtesy of us here at Click for your complimentary GOLF Magazine subscription!

The Casino vs. American Casino – Two new reality shows based on owners of Las Vegas casinos debut almost back-to-back here in June. The Casino (from the people who brought you Survivor and The Apprentice) profiles new Golden Nugget owners Timothy Poster and Thomas Brietling in their quest to bring the downtown hotel back to it’s old-shcool glory days.

American Casino is produced by the same people who do American Chopper (go Mikey) and profiles Station Casino owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta in their quest to make Green Valley Ranch one of the hottest, hippest places in town.

American Casino debuts Friday June 4 on Discovery Channel and The Casino debuts Monday June 14 on Fox. Check local listings for times.

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Featured Story:
Hoover Dam Deluxe VIP Tour
Comedy Bus Tour

By Ariane
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Up for an afternoon of comedy, education, history, sightseeing, nature, art, homemade food, fudge and unlimited fun? Then sign up for the Hoover Dam Deluxe VIP Comedy Tour! This 6 hour tour provides the adventure of the Wild West, and much more!

You are treated like a Vegas star from the very beginning! Your day begins as the tour bus conveniently picks up from most major Casinos. Leaving Las Vegas, you ride in plush comfort through the desert on the way to Hoover Dam. During this time, you will be entertained by a nationally known comedian that is also your tour guide! You never know who it may be! Fun games are played on the bus and secret surprise bags are handed out.

Once at Hoover Dam, exit the bus and begin your walking adventure. The tour guide takes you from the Arizona side of the Dam to the Nevada side, and narrates the “History in Dam detail”. Stops along the way include a walk across the very top of the dam, where you will look 726 feet over the edge, and stand directly across a 53 foot wide tunnel!

The sheer size of it all is breathtaking. On the Nevada side, there are many beautiful Art Deco sculptures, a sundial, and a map of the solar system to the precise moment when the Dam was dedicated. There is also a visitors center where to buy souvenirs or snacks. Picnic tables are nestled among towering canyon rock walls, for tourists to rest and enjoy the best of what man and nature have created.

Next up is the nature tour … on the scenic overlook of Lake Mead right outside Hoover Dam and Boulder Canyon. View Antelope squirrels burrowing on the mountain sides, see the largest man made lake in the world, and trails that lead to old mines where men searched for treasures of the earth. You also get an education about an experience with the desert stinkweed plant!

Lunch is at Matteo’s, located in the Historic Boulder Hotel. The food is homemade, and the service is great. The pasta is a recommended favorite! After eating visit the upstairs Museum and learn more about the history of Hoover Dam, see a movie, and a photo exhibit of the men who made the Dam a reality. Last stop is down the street to an Old Fashioned Fudge shop for some sinful samples!

On the ride back to Sin City, you will view stunning celebrity mountain homes, and take a drive through the neighborhood consisting of the actual “dingbat homes” built for the workers of Hoover Dam. The tour guide continues with more Las Vegas history, insider secrets, and a few other surprises. The rest you will just have to see for yourself!

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