Monday, March 23, 2015

The Forum Shoppes at Caesar's Palace

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 The Forum Shoppes have been described as a little bit of Rome married to Rodeo Drive and painted with Spielberg and you have an elegant retail space to shop.  You enter through a forty eight foot archway.  They have also painted a Mediterranean sky that the light changes as the day goes on.  A goddess of fortune welcomes you under the central dome. 

    Opened in 1992, the Forum Shoppes are a 250,000 square foot shopping paradise.  The architecture takes us back to between 300 BC to 1700 AD.  There are animatronic statues of Bacchus, Venus, Pluto, and Apollo playing the lyre.  It is a seven minute show with dancing water and a laser-light show.  An extension was added in 1998 called the Roman Hall.  This hall houses a 50,000 gallon circular aquarium that includes shows involving fire (it does get hot, so stand back), dancing water and animatronic figures that tell the story of the rise and fall of Atlantis.  

    They have many shops in the Forum.  There is a shop for every taste and interest.  Just to name a few:  Houdini's, Louis Vuitton, Ann Taylor, Gucci, Versace, Antiquities (a movie memorabilia place),  Fendi, Armani, and FAO Schwarz (a toy store).  In addition to shopping, there are several restaurants to get a meal and take a break in.  Perhaps the most famous is Wolfgang Puck's Chinois.  There is also a Planet Hollywood and a Cheesecake Factory.

    There was a second expansion that opened right onto the strip.  They added a three story glass entrance and 175,000 more square feet of retail stores.  The shops are open until 11 PM on Sunday through Thursday and 12 Midnight on Friday and Saturday.

    Take a whole day here just to browse or see the animatronic shows.  This place has a lot to offer and the aquarium has seats nearby so you can just sit and relax watching the fish after an exhausting day of shopping.

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