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Top Ways To Learn About Presidential And American History In Las Vegas

February 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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Barack Obama Wax Figure (photo credit: madametussauds.com)

Barack Obama Wax Figure (photo credit: madametussauds.com)

Barack Obama Wax Figure (photo credit: madametussauds.com)

Barack Obama Wax Figure (photo credit: madametussauds.com)

Presidents Day is an important day meant to honor the impact of George Washington and other political leaders that followed. It connects the past to the present by honoring the presidents of the past to awaken our patriotic spirit today. Along with the great sales that are offered, there are quite a few events held to celebrate and connect with others on this holiday. Here are the top ways to honor Presidents Day in Las Vegas.

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Madame Tussauds

3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite 2001
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 862-7800
www.madametussauds.com

Many are often impressed when they see the realistic wax figures of well-known celebrities and political figures at Madame Tussauds. Though George Washington is not in attendance, President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush are among the world-famous displays. Visitors are able to learn educational facts about the presidents that are featured and discuss them with others in attendance. An added bonus is that pictures can be taken with any figure on display, which makes for a unique and valued keepsake to share with friends and family.

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The Las Vegas Ice Center’s Presidents’ Day Tournament

9295 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 130  
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 320-7777
www.lasvegasice.com

The Las Vegas Ice Center is known for hockey games, public skating and instructional classes for those who are new to skating. There are also options to book parties and events in the arena. Another thing the Ice Center is known for is hosting the Presidents Day Tournament. For the 12th consecutive year, hockey teams will be competing on Presidents Day and reminding everyone why hockey is such an admired American sport.

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The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase
922 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 258-0279
www.lvmayorscup.com

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup is the go-to event of the year for soccer lovers everywhere. Presidents Day is all about American values, and one of the most popular sports in this country is soccer. Many teams from the United States and abroad attend this tournament, which attracts just as many Las Vegas residents as tourists. This International Showcase is where many patriotic sports enthusiasts plan to be on Presidents Day to enjoy the weather, the food and the fun of a fast-paced sport.

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The Bonnie Springs Ranch Restaurant
1 Gunfighter Lane  
Blue Diamond, NV 89004
(702) 875-4400
www.bonniesprings.com

Honoring the history of old Nevada is the Bonnie Springs Restaurant. Not only is it a great place to dine in, but it also pays homage to our first president. At the bar of this establishment are $1 bills signed by visitors from around the world. Of course, the president featured on the $1 bill is George Washington, making this collection a great way to connect with others and spark conversations about American history and the holiday.

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Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp’s Annual Presidents Day Weekend Camp
3485 W. Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(888) 762-2263
www.rockcamp.com

America is all about making dreams come true and honoring legends within all genres. When it comes to music, there are few worldwide who are not fans. This event allows those in attendance to learn and perform with iconic rock stars. It is held during the weekend that honors our country’s presidents. There are few better ways to feel patriotic and celebrate the holiday than by being a rock star for a weekend. Those who sign up can also get DVD footage, paparazzi-type photos and a personal website to treasure such a special event.

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Princella Talley is a freelance writer and photographer living in Las Vegas. Along with writing for
CBS Local, she currently writes for the print publication, The Guardian Express. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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