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Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

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Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

I was planning on returning to Vegas this summer with the wife. But since hearing of the Sahara closing I'm making a special trip to vegas May 15th - 19th. But I did have a few questions. I noticed the hotel is soldout on the final day the 16th of may. So I'm wondering when the official closing of the casino will be? Will the hotel be on the same day as the casino closing? Also I'm wondering if the Nascar Cafe will be closing on that date as well?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. People may laugh at me for making a special trip just to say goodbye to a "DUMP" But I don't think its a dump.. This is VEGAS HISTORY! and it means something to some.

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1. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

I can't answer any of your questions, but I can say good for you. :) If I hadn't been there in March anyway, I probably would have done the same as you.

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2. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

I may take the monorail down there next week myself to get a chip and ride Speed one more time.

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3. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

I happen to be in Vegas that week I have never even been to the Sahara but I guess we will have to go there.

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4. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

Don't have the answers either but I am interested in the same questions.

I already had booked for 5/14 - 5/20 before the announced the closing, and now am planning one last visit to the Sahara

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5. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

I emailed the Sahara, and they got back to me quite quickly..

Hi Mark,

The Sahara Hotel and Casino will be closing on May 16, 2011 including all establishments inside the hotel such as Nascar Café. The Casino will close around 2pm on the 16th of May.

Please check our websites at www.saharavegas.com or call 866-382-8884 or 702-737-2654 for reservations.

Thank you.

So sounds like everything is open untill 2pm on the 16th..

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6. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

I had no idea that the Sahara was closing :(...That was somewhere we were planning on staying next time we visited Vegas. Me and the hubby thought it was a lovely hotel.

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7. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

I attended the closing of Barbary Coast. What amazed me the most was that most people didn't know. They didn't have any signs up during the day at all. And we talked to guests who weren't told until THAT DAY that they had to find new rooms. Hopefully Sahara will do a better job of managing this.

BTW: It was kind of interesting watching the gaming control officials close each table one-by-one.

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8. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

I stayed at the Sahara once many years ago.....was always a good place to stop in and pay some cheap BJ.

Farewell Sahara :(

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9. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

Visited Sahara last summer on a whim ... was going by on the bus and stopped to ride the coaster . Hated the ride but Loved the Sahara . it had such a good old Vegas feeling , somehow I knew -- when we were there that it wouldn't be around for long, I'm so 'm glad that we stopped -- We spent about two hours there, but i'll miss the place...

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10. Re: Special trip to Vegas to say goodbye to the Sahara!!!

hi

I know the web site does say its closing but we were in there thursday and asked a bar man about it closing and he said it wasn't ??, why would he say this, and taxi driver on way home who was a buff on vegas seemed to think the casino was staying open

Burnie