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Talk to me about Container Park

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Sue24, Apr 1, 2015.

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  1. Sue24

    Sue24 High-Roller

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    I've read stuff on line.
    Who has been there? Opinions??
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I have been there many times and it's a nice break from gambling. At night you can watch the fire breathing praying mantis.

    On the second floor is Jinju Chocolates an award winning Chocolatiere.

    Downstairs there are a variety of shops. A toy store in the back, a beef jerky store on the front and opposite side.
     
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    I read somewhere about the western casino bar being open again? Can anyone shed any light.
     
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    It has the best tree house in LV and kids (of all ages) love it. There's also some interactive games for kids as well as huge lego-style blocks they can play with. None of these things require money. There are plenty of areas to sit and hang out. I think it's all well done and very much worth a visit.

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    Agreed. Also as an above poster mentioned, it's a nice break from gambling. P.S. There are a couple of slides in the treehouse of varying heights; I was too chicken to try the tallest. Check it out. It's different. It's cool. Also a good BBQ place to eat at (as of Sept of 2014).

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    If that't the Big Ern's BBQ, it was majorly panned in a review posted here a few weeks ago! Apparently the brisket was totally 144!
     
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    We were there last September and it was HOT! Hotter there than anywhere else, for whatever reason. That's what stands out in my mind.
     
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    It's a really nice break as everyone else has mentioned. I forget the time but it does go to adults only at some point in the evening (8 or 9pm maybe but really just a guess)? They have some nice places to get a drink and sit outside and relax. Pricing wasn't terrible...somewhere between downtown prices and strip prices for a beer.

    I believe several of these businesses also have a presence in the thing outside of Bally's now as well, like the jerky store.
     
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    Thank you everyone for all the great comments. As for the adults only at night, that is correct. It’s all ages up until 9pm, at which point it becomes 21+. And yes, two of the Container Park businesses (Winky Designs and JoJo’s Jerky) are also at the Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s.
     
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    Enlighten me please. What does 144 mean?
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    LOL, it's faux 1980's quasi-valspeak for "gross". :)

    "Like totally 144 to the max fer-sure, ya know!" :)
     
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    12 x 12 = 144
    A dozen dozen is a gross.
     
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    A gross was traditionally 12 dozen. Thus, 144. So, it's literally gross.

    Bill
     
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    Maybe the OP is not aware of the American English slang use of "gross", meaning sick, morbid, disgusting, etc?
     
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    Ha! I can't believe I didn't get the 144 either - don't feel bad, I'm kind of a math nerd AND like terrible jokes and I didn't get it. However, now that I know, I will have to work it into an upcoming conversation somehow.
     
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    Maybe I'm just dating myself. I'm surprised that anybody who survived the 80s here in the states didn't hear stuff like "EEeeewwww, that's like totally 144!" and such. :)
     
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    I'm from that era and I've never heard of it either.
     
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    I'm even older and never heard it before, either. Maybe Illinois was just completely out of it.
     
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    Greg raises his hand for not recognizing the saying as well.. :)
     
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    Last time we were in Vegas, we told the cabbie we wanted to go to container park - he had no clue. The bellman tried to explain but we gave up, dropped us off at Golden Nugget or something. Never did make it...maybe next time
     
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