For roughly 10 years from 1998 to 2008 Star Trek fans enjoyed a little Vegas with the trekkie experience and it was fabulous! Well, it was great for Star Trek fans but as Las Vegas once again attempted to redefine itself it moved away from amusement park themed casinos and went back to the typical adult world themes that seem to inspire debauchery and mayhem.
Since then the Las Vegas Hilton has transformed into the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and now to the Westgate Las Vegas. The property is still a good value for convention center visitors and mobility has vastly improved since the days of the Star Trek Experience with the addition of the Las Vegas Monorail.
Plans were in place to re-opoen the experience and the Star Trek Museum in another Downtown location but ultimately failed.
The closure of the experience did not mean the end for family friendly activities as there are still plenty of attractions in Las Vegas that cater to non-gaming population. Check out the 88 Things To Do in Las Vegas for a tour of alternatives to the Star Trek Experience.
Before you send the hate mail, I understand that nothing can replace the Klingon Encounter or the Borg Invasion but don't be alarmed as Las Vegas has so many options for you that I am positive that you can find some form of entertainment that will help you have a good time on the Las Vegas strip.
Star Trek Experience
at The Las Vegas Hilton
THE STAR TREK EXPERIENCE IS CLOSED
Hours: The 65,000-square-foot attraction opens daily at 11a.m.
Price:Tickets are $34.99 for the dual mission ticket. The Dual Mission Ticket allows guests unlimited access into the History of the Future Museum, Klingon Encounter and Borg Invasion 4D.
Visitors to Star Trek: The Experience begin their journey with the History of the Future museum, highlighting the past three decades of the Star Trek television series and feature films, and including actual props, weaponry, spacecraft, and various award-winning masks and costumes of Ferengi, Cardassians, Klingons and other intergalactic species used in filming.
They are then beamed aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise where they interact with the crew on the Bridge. They take a turbolift to the Grand Corridor - a never-before-seen area from the world of Star Trek - before boarding a shuttlecraft on a journey through space and time, which finds guests battling menacing aliens as they attempt to complete their mission.
Once guest's have completed their mission, they disembark at Deep Space Nine one the space station’s Promenade, where they can enjoy Quark's Bar & Restaurant, the Promenade shops (housing the largest collection of Star Trek memorabilia in the universe) and interactive kiosks.