Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by farkingidiot, Mar 9, 2013.
Can't seem to get a feel for what's there. How is the shopping? Food? Whatever?
We haven't been there in years and I wouldn't call it a day trip-more like a couple of hours trip. The last time we were there a lot of the shops were closed. There was nobody in the casino which, I think, is now closed. There were some restaurants in the shopping mall but I don't remember what they were. You can take a stroll near the lake but, as I remember, there's not a lot to do there. Maybe things have changed in the last few years and someone with more recent experience will chime in. It is a very pretty places with lots of McMansions.
Last time we were there was 2010 and I agree with everything nandjfrmnj posted.
These days it seems to be more for residents and golfers. I believe the casino has reopened, and the resorts have been bought out and reopened as well. Lots of closed shops the last time I was there as well. A little eerie. I heard the water is radiated and unsafe, but that's probably a silly rumor.
Used to be a nice place for a half-day getaway, with a cool casino (actually two at one point) and a nice shopping/restaurant area. But it pretty much turned into a ghost town during the recession. They have been trying to revive it for a while, with not a lot of success yet from what I've heard.
When the shops and both Casinos were open, it was pretty cool. Now with only the 1 casino open and few if any shops, it IS kind of creepy. I still make a trip out there about every other trip though. If you have never been there, I still think it is worth a trip once. It really is beautiful and peaceful. I enjoy driving around the hills and looking at all the gorgeous houses that are sitting empty. You can stop at some of the casinos in Henderson on the way there, and continue on to Lake Mead to make it a full day. I usually take the drive along the left side of the lake, and then drop back down into downtown LAS. Nice drive through a pass.
I feel bad being negative about a nearby area that needs visitors, but I just don't think it's worthwhile to go out there again once you've seen it for an hour or two.
Thanks, all. I kinda had that feeling. Just wanted to confirm. I'm getting a car for a few days, so I thought that might be a good excuse to drive out there, but doesn't sound to great.
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