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A Fun Place To Visit in Las Vegas - The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino!

Updated on April 15, 2013
Outfit worn by Michael Jackson
Outfit worn by Michael Jackson
Guitar signed by Johnny Cash, includes the first few lines of "I Walk The Line"
Guitar signed by Johnny Cash, includes the first few lines of "I Walk The Line"
Interesting Johnny Cash exhibit.
Interesting Johnny Cash exhibit.
Johnny Cash has exhibits in two locations in this hotel.
Johnny Cash has exhibits in two locations in this hotel.
Roy Orbison's exhibit, even included the glasses!
Roy Orbison's exhibit, even included the glasses!
Baseball uniform once worn by Elton John
Baseball uniform once worn by Elton John
Kenny Chesney's exhibit, includes a signed guitar.
Kenny Chesney's exhibit, includes a signed guitar.
The Beatles
The Beatles
Stevie Nick's exhibit. Such a beautiful dress!
Stevie Nick's exhibit. Such a beautiful dress!
The famous rehab pool.
The famous rehab pool. | Source

It's fun to walk around and see all of the Memorabilia!

If you are a music lover like I am, one thing you can't miss on your visit to Las Vegas is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Located several blocks off of the strip, on Paradise Avenue, this hotel and casino is packed with memorabilia from all genre's of music. It's a nice escape from the heat of walking around on the strip, and you can literally spend hours walking around looking at all of the interesting exhibits!

They have an exhibit from Michael Jackson's days when he was a part of the "Jackson 5"... from Michael Jackson to Johnny Cash, to Roy Orbison, to rap music stars and many others, you will find something to fascinate you. It's an interesting tour down memory lane. And in addition to exhibits that are in cases, you can see motorcycles made especially for star's by Orange County Choppers on display here.

I have heard that the swimming pool at this hotel called "Rehab" is a great thing to check out as well. To go to this pool, simply go to and click on the "reservations" link and you can reserve your spot at the pool there. It is a pretty "famous" (or is that "infamous") swimming pool!

Legendary rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon are going on the road together for only 3 shows in 3 cities in 2011 - and one of these very special performances will take place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Being somewhat of a fan of classic rock, which I am, this would be a great show to check out!

While you are there, if you'd like something to eat, a GREAT restaurant to check out is Mr. Lucky's 24-7. It has a casual family dining atmosphere, from a large Jim Morrison mural on the wall to the wood floors. The wait staff there is exceptional, very nice and personable.

You can't go wrong if you order the "secret" special.... a steak and shrimp dinner for $7.77. Just be sure to mention you'd like the $7.77 special. It is NOT on their menu. When we went, we had six people in our group, and we were all able to eat a GREAT meal for only around $55! The steak was absolutely GREAT, the shrimp was good (you get three shrimp) and was cooked very simply, not much seasoning... still good, though.

You get a complete meal for the price, starting with a salad (the ranch dressing is out of this world good!) and a decent sized steak cooked any way you like it, along with three shrimp and mashed potatoes on the side. Mr. Lucky's is known on the "Best Of Las Vegas" list as the best place for a late night snack.

There is also a nice store to purchase souvenirs that we enjoyed browsing in, and while walking around, we also came across the Hart and Huntington Tattoo Co. shop where you can actually watch while people get tattoo's. I actually thought about a tattoo... nah, Grandma wasn't going to get "ink" on this trip!

Once night falls, when you are on the way out of the hotel and inside the parking garage, there is a spot you can stand and see an absolutely breathtaking view of the backside of the Las Vegas strip! We stood there for a bit taking in the beautiful view before leaving... it's a side of the strip that you cannot see from many other places, and the lights are so pretty. Kind of a rare "view" of Las Vegas that is definitely worth checking out!

I hope you enjoy your trip down memory lane while walking around in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as much as we did, I know we'll definitely be back again sometime!

4455 Paradise Avenue Las vegas:
4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA

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    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      Thanks, RedElf! It really is a neat place! I enjoyed writing about it! :)

    • RedElf profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      What a fun trip - I felt like I was there with you, and I loved the pictures!


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