Many tourist attractions seem like permanent fixtures in this world, but thats not always the case.
For example, in Seattle, the famous Bubble Gum Wall was deemed bad for the structure and, just like that, the gum was removed and one the tourist draw had vanished. Other places have met with similar fates. Keyser notes that San Franciscos Sutro Baths were once a popular place in the city.
The worlds largest indoor swimming complex, the Sutro Baths, opened to the public on March 14, 1896. Built by millionaire and then mayor of San Francisco Adolph Sutro, the structure boasted fine art and natural history exhibits as well as seven seawater pools – all heated to different temperatures – that had space for up to 10,000 swimmers at once, says Keyser. However, the baths never became viable financially, despite each owners best efforts. The Sutro Baths were shuttered for good in 1966 and soon burned down in what was deemed a suspicious fire. Although the baths themselves are no longer standing, the seaside ruins have become a popular destination. Love locks are notorious all around Europe, adorning bridges and railings around the continent but on the Pont des Artes in Paris, the locks began to cause problems. In 2012, critics started to complain that the literal weight of all this sentiment was too much for the bridge. It was estimated that the locks amounted to 45 tons and one giant eyesore.
The railings have since been removed from the bridge and will be replaced with see-through railings with no place for locks.
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Las Vegas, a popular city, known for its vibrant nightlife, centered around 24-hour casinos and other entertainment options. Its main street and focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long. This boulevard is home to themed hotels with elaborate displays such as fountains synchronized to music as well as replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower.
Whether youre a low-key lounger or a high roller, Las Vegas has something to suit your vacation taste. Sample fare from top chefs and cornucopian buffets, try your luck at one of the worlds premier casinos, or take in a spectacular show. Just wandering the Strip is enough to get your heart pumping. Once youve had enough of the razzle-dazzle, wave hello to the toothy sea life at the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef, hike Red Rock Canyon, or visit the Neon Museum, where old signs take on new life.
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Not only do you get to see these great creatures in a 1.6 million gallon tank of water, there are programs at the Shark Reef where you can learn all about them as well. Children ages 4 and under can come to the Shark Reef for free to learn about these great ocean animals. If youre brave enough you can also go scuba diving with the sharks!
Wayne Newton No trip to Las Vegas is complete without seeing Mr. Las Vegas himself. Wayne Newton is returning to the strip for an exclusive and highly entertaining residency. Up Close and Personal, puts his talents on full display. From singing hits including Danke Schoen, to performing with 13 different instruments, this show has it all. Yet, the most exciting aspect of the show is its format.
Each show will be different, because Newton tailors it based on the crowd and their interests, allowing the opportunity to ask the entertainer questions. You can also expect to hear classic Vegas tales considering Newton has been performing in the city since childhood. For your chance to enjoy this production, be sure to get your discount tickets!
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