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Things to do in Las Vegas: The Star Trek Experience

Aug 17, 2007
There are a great many things to do in Vegas. And Star Trek is not the first thing that comes to mind. But in the past years as Vegas tried to become family friendly it built several of these attractions to get money from those not wanting to gamble.

The Star Trek Experience is located at the Hilton right off the Strip. It's a great attraction for any Star Trek fan and even those that are mildly interested. I would not have gone myself because I think those aliens are ugly but my husband is a big fan.

On the Strip and in the magazines you will find in your hotel are ads for places that sell show tickets at half off. These places don't have tickets for any of the major shows that most people want to see but they do have tickets for Star Trek. Stop by one of these kiosks and save yourself at least $15 per ticket.

The attraction starts with what they call the museum. It contains some props from the shows and movies. But the best part was the timeline. They have a visual timeline with pictures of the entire Star Trek story including all the TV series and movies. If you have missed any of the Star Trek action or are confused about what happened when or why, you can get your answers here.

The Experience itself is made up of two different shows. In one you fight Klingons, the brown fighters with the ridges on their heads. In the other show you fight The Borg. These are people combined with computers that try to assimilate every species they come in contact with. Needles to say, you wouldn't want to mess with these things.

As you wait in line, a few of the actors come out in costume to take pictures with you. They look so real it is uncanny. They look more real then they do on TV.

Your fight against the Klingons starts onboard the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. The bridge is full size and down to detail. The story is set in Star Trek The Next Generation. As the action starts you are shown to a turbolift that takes you and your group to the shuttle bays where you board a shuttle pod to fly back to the past. (I won't explain so it doesn't ruin the story.) The pod is a motion simulator so you watch the movie while the pod shifts back and forth like a ride and any amusement park. At the end, if you don't feel like throwing up you are in good shape.

The other event, is set in Star Trek Voyager. You are taken to a remote star base when the Borg attacks and abducts you. The majority of the attraction is a 4-D movie. Of course everything turns out ok in the end. But it was very nicely acted out. The action is live and full of excitement.

Even not being a Star Trek fan, I enjoyed the Experience. Maybe that's because I had my husband with me to explain what all the different aliens were and why everyone wanted to kill us.
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Mrs. Kamadia is currently traveling the country while working as a travel nurse. Most of her expenses are paid for and she only works 3 days a week. To learn how visit her travel nursing website.
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