Treasure Island Hotel
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One of the free things that guide books recommend you take kids to is the show on The Strip in front of Treasure Island Hotel! Well, this is a big mistake! The show has changed recently and is called "Sirens of TI." The ad showed a silhouette of a mermaid. I thought it would be a romantic show about a pirate falling in love with a mermaid, or some such other kid-friendly story. Not at all! The show is extremely risque, with half-naked girls prancing around saying really vile sexual things. I was so embarassed to have brought my son to see it!
For adults, it is an exciting show with lots of special effects: fire, pirates leaping into the water, colored lighting, fireworks, a sinking ship. If you can handle the tacky, sexual dialogue, you might enjoy the effects.
If you are staying at one of the MGM hotels, such as Circus Circus, you can tell one of the ushers, and you'll get a great place to stand, in front of the crowds, for a really good view.
Inside the casino, there are facades of old seafront towns, and statues of mermaids, but overall, this wasn't my favorite hotel on The Strip.
Catch the free tram to The Mirage Resort and check out the lush atrium with endless varieties of orchids and bromeliads, as well as the colorful coral aquarium in the foyer, and the real white tigers in the casino! If you're hungry, enjoy a Mango Chicken Tandoori Pizza at California Pizza Kitchen inside the casino.
At night, it's fun to see three free spectacles all in a row: the pirate show at Treasure Island, the volcano erupting at The Mirage, and the amazing fountain show at The Bellagio. All are within walking distance, and are seen from the sidewalk of The Strip. Check the showtimes so you can plan your night!
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Treasure Island is just north of The Mirage. It is on Las Vegas Blvd and Spring Mountain Rd, at 3300 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109, call (702) 894-7111.
You can take a free tram from the Mirage to Treasure Island.
You can park for free in the hotel. Enter from the driveway on Las Vegas Blvd.
Sirens of TI show takes place at 5:30 (fall/winter only), 7, 8:30, 10, and 11:30 (spring/summer only) at night, for free. Access it from The Strip, or follow the signs inside the hotel.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.