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walking to Rio/Palms

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walking to Rio/Palms

Map quest says its a 35 minute walk from the strip, the hotel says its 8-10 mintues and someone in a review said it was close to 5.

Any thoughts about this if you know the area or have made the trek?

Lexington, Kentucky
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1. Re: walking to Rio/Palms

Map quest's estimate would be closest, in my opinion.

There's a free shuttle from Bally's to Rio that runs about every 30 minutes.

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2. Re: walking to Rio/Palms


And duh, Ive heard ppl say there was a shuttle to Rio a million times and it just slipped my mind.

Lol. Sorry for wasting TA space. Lol.

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for Las Vegas, Washington DC, County Donegal, Western Ireland
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3. Re: walking to Rio/Palms

No way for the 5 minute option. I'm not even sure you can drive it in 5 minutes unless you get really lucky with the traffic lights.

In any event, it's an unpleasant slog over the freeway and the people I see doing it never look too happy. There are free shuttles to Rio and Gold Coast (and maybe to Palms?) from the Strip, or a 10 buck cab trip from Caesars.

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4. Re: walking to Rio/Palms

Thanks irishfan;)

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5. Re: walking to Rio/Palms

Anyone that says it is a 5 minutes walk hasn't walked it...8 to 10 minutes..nope......why walk it when there are taxis, free shuttles from Harrahs, and Ballys....? plus, Gold Coast and Orleans, and then walk across the street...

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6. Re: walking to Rio/Palms

Jungle youre right.

I realized my stupidity after the first reply. Read my comment #2.

Saint Joseph...
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7. Re: walking to Rio/Palms

No trouble "wasting space" ........ as long as you know to Never, Ever ...... EVER try and walk from the Strip to Rio or The Palms. A long tiime ago we walked out of the "side" (Augustus Tower) exit at Caesars. This, by the way is the closest spot to the Rio from the Strip. We made the classic, rookie, Vegas mistake. We looked at the Rio and said, "Hey .... look, its just right there!" The next 30 minutes are a part of my life that I can never get back ...... besides the extensive marital strain!

Take a cab ...... always, everywhere!

Chicago, Illinois
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8. Re: walking to Rio/Palms

5 minutes, really? It takes that long to get from my hotel room to the casino floor.

Edited: 11:51 pm, August 24, 2013
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9. Re: walking to Rio/Palms

Oh gosh, we saw people walking that route last week - people please just do not do it! I think we just need to officially say it - it is a terrible and long walk at best.

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10. Re: walking to Rio/Palms

I wouldn't even want to cross the street from the Rio to the Palms in the heat of summer!

These hotels are so big that they might seem close, but they are far apart, especially off the Strip.