Sneak Peak of our Shark Tank Tours!

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Ever wonder what’s really going on behind the scenes of our famous Shark Tank? Well, here’s your opportunity!

The Golden Nugget’s Box Office is working with the Biology department to give guests an inside peak at the Shark Tank.

Every week, Thursday through Saturday, Golden Nugget Biologists take guests on a behind the scenes tour. Guests get a chance to go above the Shark Tank pool and learn about every fish inside!

You’ll get to see all the equipment that biologists have to use when maintaining the Tank, what types of food the fish eat and so much more.

At the end of the tour, guests leave with a souvenir shark tooth!

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Here’s a sneak peak of my adventure in one of the Shark Tank Tours!

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Our tour guide, Nicole, is a shark fanatic and knows just about everything there is to know about the amazing creatures in the Tank.

Nicole explained that the biologists dive into the Tank every day to keep is nice and clean. At first, this sounded extremely dangerous swimming around in a tank of sharks, but Nicole described the safety process in which the divers always follow including using diving signals and safety nets.

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We then moved on to eating habits. It’s strange to believe so many fish and the sharks live harmoniously within the Tank. According to Nicole, the sharks are pretty picky and your average fish just won’t cut it.

They are served restaurant quality foods twice a week including mullet, shrimp, salmon and squid. Talk about a gourmet meal. The sharks are kept so well fed that they’re too full to even think about bothering any of the other fish.

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My favorite part of the tour was learning about the sharks personalities. Nicole explained that they biologists do not name the sharks because they are not considered pets. However, a few of the sharks did already come with names.

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Monty, for example, is a nurse shark that has been trained to follow signals. He follows red dots placed in the water that direct him to his feeding area. He’s learned that touching the dot means food.

Saxon and Sierra are also an interesting pair. They are the only male and female Zebra sharks in the Tank.

And that was my shark tank tour! Book one for yourself and see what’s swimming around in the Golden Nugget Shark Tank.

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Spotted: Stone Crabs at Chart House!

For a limited time only, the Chart House will be serving delicious stone crabs. Enjoy them while you can!  Call 702-386-8364 for reservations.

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Adopt-A-Family Program Helps Organizations Over the Holiday Season

Great job to our Golden Nugget employees who helped three amazing organizations this past holiday season – Shade Tree, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Partnership for Homeless Youth. Thousands of items were collected and a holiday party was even thrown for the children at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation!

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7 Ways to Warm Up at the Golden Nugget

In case you didn’t know, yesterday marked the first official day of winter! While it may be getting chilly outside, there are plenty of ways to stay warm at the Golden Nugget.

Grotto’s Tomato Basil Soup
Made with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh basil, there is no better way to start your meal than with a cup of Grotto’s famous soup. Served with fresh baked bread, this soup is available during both lunch and dinner.

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Sit Fireside at H20 Bar and Lounge
Get cozy by the fire! With beautiful views of The Tank, our fire pit is located at H20 Bar and Lounge and is surrounded by comfortable seating. Make the night even more special by ordering one (or a few) of your favorite drinks and enjoying some great company.

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Claim Jumper’s Famous Chicken Pot Pie
When we think of chicken pot pie, the first thought that comes to mind is comfort food. Stuffed full of chicken, fresh vegetables and a delicious sauce and topped with a warm, flaky crust, this chicken pot pie from Claim Jumper is an indulgence that you won’t regret.

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Sake and Sushi at Red Sushi
Warm up from the inside out with the perfect hot sake and sushi roll pairing. Select sushi rolls start at $5 and sake bombs are only $2 during happy hour from 4-6 p.m. daily! Plus, what better way to warm up than with a glass of hot sake?

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Tequila Shots at Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar
Warm up Vegas style with a round of shots from Cadillac! The restaurant boasts a variety of over 70 boutique tequilas for tasting, providing a truly unique experience in downtown Las Vegas.

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Get “Hot” at the Tables!
What’s your favorite game to play when you’re in Vegas? Test your luck at the tables and stay nice and cozy inside!

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Holiday Drinks at Starbucks
Holiday drinks will only be at Starbucks for a limited time! Get all your favorites at our 24-hour Starbucks located right on Fremont Street! Choose from a peppermint mocha, gingerbread latte, caramel brulee latte and the new chestnut praline latte!

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The Holiday Season Comes to Downtown

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The holiday season has begun on Fremont Street when the official tree lighting ceremony took place on December 9th.

The holiday season is a fantastic time to come stay with us at the Golden Nugget.  Low rates and great weather make a great combination!

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NFR 2014 was a great time at the Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget was the place to be for the National Finals Rodeo this year.

Fantastic entertainment, great food and all the rodeo action made for a great time by all.

Make sure you join us as we do it again next year.

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Scuba Santa Coming Again to the Chart House

Last year’s photo of Scuba Santa at the Chart House in the Golden Nugget Las Vegas:

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Catch Santa and his elves at the Chart House again this year Dec. 20 and 21 from 10:30am – 11:30am both days and get your free photo!

The Chart House boasts a 75,000 gallon tropical fish aquarium and provides a truly unique dining atmosphere with top-of-the catch seafood and succulent steaks.  You can view their menu here.

 

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Saddle Up for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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We’re talking about the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and this year we are celebrating like never before!

2014 marks the 30th year that the Wrangler NFR has been in Las Vegas.
2014 marks the 30th year that the Wrangler NFR has been in Las Vegas.

Every year in December, the most prestigious rodeo in the world comes to Las Vegas. For ten days, hotels and casinos throughout the city roll out the country carpet and welcome the best cowboys and cowgirls and hundreds of thousands of rodeo fans.  This year, the rodeo will be Dec. 4-13 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

A lot of you may already know this, and some of you may already have your annual WNFR trip booked. But, what you may not know is that the Golden Nugget’s owner, Mr. Tilman Fertitta, is a huge fan of the WNFR.

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Tilman Fertitta is a big fan of the National Finals Rodeo and loves bringing the rodeo to the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas.

 

Mr. Fertitta was born and raised in Texas and has been a rodeo fan his whole life. Mr. Fertitta’s year would not be complete without a trip to the WNFR each December. He enjoys turning the trip into a family affair and brings his wife and children to experience the fun.

But Mr. Fertitta does not stop at attending the rodeo. Each year, he transforms the Golden Nugget Las Vegas into a cowboy haven, making it so you never have to leave the Golden Nugget to have a great time.

This year, the Golden Nugget will host top-notch entertainment every night in The Grand Event Center after the rodeo. Kicking off the week with a rare appearance on the west coast is Hank Williams, Jr. Dec. 4-6. One of the most consistent ticket sellers in country music, Hank Williams, Jr. is known for his dynamic live performances and hit songs such as “Family Tradition” and “Born to Boogie.”

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Catching Hank Williams, Jr. on the West Coast is a rare opportunity. Don’t miss him at the Golden Nugget Dec. 4-6.

Dec. 7-8, Merle Haggard returns to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas for the fourth year in a row. Haggard has continuously been one of the most popular entertainers during the rodeo, bringing crowds of country fans to downtown Las Vegas and selling out all of his shows. Travis Tritt will be in The Grand Event Center for one night only Dec. 9.

With more than 25 million albums sold, Travis Tritt has won two Grammys and three CMA Awards.
With more than 25 million albums sold, Travis Tritt has won two Grammys and three CMA Awards.

 

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For the fourth year in a row, Merle Haggard will bring his collection of top country hits to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

 

Female superstar Sara Evans will make her downtown Las Vegas debut at the Golden Nugget Dec. 10, bringing with her multiple number-one singles, including “A Little Bit Stronger,” “Suds in the Bucket” and “Slow Me Down.” Closing out the 2014 NFR season is Alabama, who will perform a two-night stint Dec. 11 and 12.

 

Sara Evans has been named Top Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music and won Video of the Year for “Born to Fly” from the Country Music Association.
Sara Evans has been named Top Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music and won Video of the Year for “Born to Fly” from the Country Music Association.
Alabama has been named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association three times, the Academy of Country Music five times and was also named Artist of the Decade by the ACM.
Alabama has been named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association three times, the Academy of Country Music five times and was also named Artist of the Decade by the ACM.

If you’re looking to have a few drinks and a lot of fun, make sure you check out Gold Diggers every night of the rodeo! The hottest nightclub downtown will be transformed into a country bar complete with line dancing lessons. The club will continue to play a variety of music throughout the week, including both Top 40s, country hits and more.

Learn how to line dance with Dancin' With Dawn Dec. 4-13 from 7-9 p.m. at Gold Diggers.
Learn how to line dance with Dancin’ With Dawn Dec. 4-13 from 7-9 p.m. at Gold Diggers.

Finally, the Golden Nugget will host live viewings of each performance of the WNFR in The Showroom from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Additional showings can be found at Rush Lounge, Gold Diggers and the Race and Sports Book.

 

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas blog! We are excited to dive into the world of blogging and bring our audience unique, entertaining content. Check back here to stay up-to-date with the latest Golden Nugget news, go behind the scenes, learn more about our employees and catch up with everything going on in downtown Las Vegas! We look forward to going on this journey with all of our wonderful customers by our side.

 

The historic Golden Nugget Las Vegas has been a beloved downtown Las Vegas destination since 1946
The historic Golden Nugget Las Vegas has been a beloved downtown Las Vegas destination since 1946

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