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Guide to the Fake Monuments

Posted On: 03/29/2017

Walking around the Las Vegas Strip can be a bit… confusing. The half-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard takes you from Paris to Venice to Ancient Rome. Bell Trans has made a short guide for you of some of the monumental replicas and what you need to know.

Never been to France? You can visit their most famous monument in Nevada! Appropriately situated right in front of the Paris Las Vegas hotel, the Eiffel Tower replica is built at half scale to the original. Built between 1997 and 1999, the original plans intended the tower to be exact size, but this was a problem so close to the Las Vegas airport. You can take a glass elevator to the top for panoramic desert views and a restaurant.

Head to Polynesia for a volcanic experience… literally. In front of the Mirage is a three-acre lagoon. Wisps of smoke will give you a hint as to when the volcano will erupt, to the soundtrack of a Grateful Dead drummer and Indian tabla musician.

You don’t need to hop on a cross-country flight to take in some of the Big Apple’s most famous monuments. Located right outside the MGM hotel and casino, a miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty, Chrysler building, Empire State building and Brooklyn Bridge stand to scale. Wrapped around the hotel itself is the Big Apple roller coaster, with NYC taxicab replicas for the carts.

Caesars Palace is known worldwide for its casino as well as its ostentatious facade. The front of the building has magnificent fountains, that Evil Knievel himself jumped over them on a motorcycle infamously in 1967 (he survived with a shattered pelvis and fractured skull). The Colosseum boasts of many of Las Vegas’s most famous acts, including Celine Dion and Elton John. The back of the hotel is equally fabulous, with the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis.

One of the most eye-catching features of Las Vegas is the Luxor’s great pyramid. Named after the splendid ancient Egyptian city, the building itself is a sleek and refined homage to ancient Egyptian architecture. Built in 1993 and standing at 30-stories tall, the apex of the building has the world’s most powerful beacon, which is said to be visible to astronauts. In front of the Luxor is a 10-story tall crouching sphinx and sandstone obelisk.

The Strip boasts of many fascinating sites, so be sure to take a walk around no matter the reason you’re in town. Book your airport transportation or tour with Bell Trans soon to make your trip comfortable and affordable.