While in Las Vegas, a couple of weeks ago, we went to many of the casinos. We have been there 7 or 8 times, over the past 23 years, and so much has changed.
We decided to go to the Paris Casino, and have lunch, gamble a little, and then headed toward the Eiffel Tower.
This was a must for all of us. Len lived in Paris, France for 3 years. His daughter and her husband lived in France for 5 years, and I have visited so many times that I have lost count.
We had to line up to get our tickets. The cost was $10 for adults, and $7 for us seniors, as well as children.
Once we had them, we had to join the line, waiting for the elevator. Our ‘Day ticket’ for the Eiffel Tower Experience lasts from 9.30 a.m. to 7.15 p.m. daily, but it is valid for 1 visit only.
Evening Prices (7:30pm-Close) are: Adults $15
Express Pass $22
We walked up some steps, and were greeted by the usual photographer. They took our photograph, and said it would be waiting upon our return.
Once we got to the entrance to the elevator we were surprised at how small it was, and how many people they packed into it at a time. I made sure I was at the edge so that I could look at the structure, as we went up.
The ride seemed very short to me, but not to Len and his daughter, as both of them don’t like heights.
As soon as we got out at the top, I walked to the edge, which is secured by metal fencing. The rest of the family were so cold, the temperature should have been 92 degrees, but was 62, with the wind blustering at 40 miles an hour.
The view was almost as good as a helicopter or small plane ride, that we did many years ago. We could see all the casinos, as well as the mountains, in the distance.
I was the only one taking photographs, as the others were huddled together. They had left holes in the wire fencing, so that you could place your camera there, and get the perfect shot.
It was great seeing the water at the Bellagio dancing for us. We were 460 feet above the strip, and I must have taken at least a hundred photographs from there. This Eiffel Towel is half the size of the original one.
It was so bitterly cold that we couldn’t stay for more than a few minutes. We stayed as close as we could to the building, while waiting for the elevator. One crowd of people went down before us, and a few minutes later it was our turn.
We were all so pleased to get back into the building to warm up. We went over to the counter that had our photograph, and it was excellent of all four of us. We asked the price, and was told $40, for a 5 X 7.
Now if they had said $20 we would have bought one, and then made a second copy of it, but that price was just off the wall.
We were pleased that we went up the Eiffel Tower Experience, in Vegas, but nothing can compare with the real thing. We would have preferred going later in the week, when the temperatures went up into the low 80’s, but by then our family had gone home.
If you are in Vegas and don’t plan on going back, for a very long time, then I really think you should do this once.
They also have a restaurant located on the 11th floor of the Eiffel Tower.