Voice of Vegas—Mr. Las Vegas Opens His Home
Wayne Newton Back in Action with Opening of Casa de Shenandoah
There is a new tourist attraction in town that is getting a lot of foot traffic and rave reviews with the recent opening of Wayne Newton’s 52-acre estate Casa de Shenandoah. Guests can spend anywhere from 90 minutes to four hours to take it all in. The property contains 53 stables with Arabian champion horses, exotic wildlife, natural artesian ponds, a car museum, a wonderful collection of Newton’s memorabilia, a jet terminal housing Wayne’s private plane and even a gift shop. Word has it that it is not uncommon to see Newton walking the grounds of his lovely estate and mingling with the tourists. Casa de Shenandoah is located at 3310 E. Sunset Road. Call 702-547-4811.
Participate in Eating Challenges at Rockhouse and PBR Rock Bar & Grill
Are you up for a couple of fun eating challenges? Rockhouse at The Venetian has come up with “Rock Out with Your Guac Out” where if you can down a four-and-a-half pound burrito in less than 20 minutes you will earn $50 in Rockhouse bucks, a $25 credit to PBR Rock Bar & Grill and Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, plus a free Rockhouse T-shirt. It is $45 to participate or free if you consume the burrito in the allotted time. PBR Rock Bar and Grill at Planet Hollywood is offering the Cowboy Challenge that involves ingesting a two-pound burger, topped with 8 oz. of cheddar cheese, a half-pound hot dog, chili, a pound of French fries and a 24-ounce milkshake to wash it down with. If you can finish the enormous meal in less than 30 minutes it’s free; if not, it costs $99.
Impress Your Friends with a Private Party at Madame Tussauds
The holiday season will be here before we know it, and if you are looking to impress your friends or employees with a private party, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the place to be. The world-famous wax museum at The Venetian has a wide selection of options to fit all budgets. If you book prior to Nov. 20, you will save as much as 50% off the normal price. Along with the usual cast of characters occupying the museum, from movie stars to celebrities in the news, festive decorations, a photo booth, DJ, ice sculptures, live entertainment and impersonators can be added to the package deals for an additional cost. For more information, call Michael Tapia, events manager at 702-862-7805.
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