To the Flamingo Hotel, Mme Tussaud, and Venetian gondola ride

Selected the Flamingo Hotel as it is mid-strip. Here they have a display of what else… flamingos,

and a Buddah for luck.

Rub his belly and give a donation for luck. It works.

Then on to my reserved time at Madame Tussaud’s where Bruce Willis greeted me..

Didn’t realize Bruce was so short and lithe. In the movies he appears 8 foot tall.

Madame Tussaud’s first American wax museum was in Las Vegas. Some fun facts…

  • To make a wax figure 250 measurements are taken from the head and body at every angle.
  • It takes 140 hours to insert the hair on the figures as each is done individually.
  • 17 million flowers create enough honey to make one pound of beeswax.
  • The most notable figure was Benjamin Franklin, done in 1783 while French envoy from the U.S.

Here are Tony Bennett’s masks..

And the lady who started it all, Madame Tussaud.

Some other notables in wax..

What a fun visit. They also have a 3D movie at the end of the Museum tour so make time for that as well.

Then on to The Venetian, (next door), for a gondola ride. Only have 3 days so need to make the most of my visit. On my last visit couldn’t get a reservation. How things change.

Here I was serenaded by an opera singer who travels worldwide performing in better times.

What luck for me!

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