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Las Vegas Monorail - from the MGM Grand to the Sahara

I rode the Las Vegas monorail once just to see what it was like. It runs approximately parallel to Las Vegas Blvd. and Koval Lane from the MGM Grand to Harrahs (with additional stops at Bally's/Paris and the Flamingo); then turns east along Twain for a short stretch before turning north along Paradise Rd. to stop at the Convention Center, Las Vegas Hilton, and the Sahara. One ride is $5, two rides are $9, an all day pass is $15. Considering that there are only 7 stops along the monorail line, it doesn't offer much of an advantage over taxis. It's also quite a walk from some of the casinos to the monorail stations, whereas taxis will drop you off right at the door. I think the ideal location for a monorail would be straight up the middle of Las Vegas Blvd from the airport to Fremont Street (downtown) but perhaps that configuration would present huge traffic problems and take too big a bite out of taxi revenue. Visit their web site (link above) for more info.





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