Seemoore’s Polar Parlor in Pahrump, NV

It’s the second week of July and things are heating up here in California! It has me dreaming of air conditioning and frozen treats. I’ve been thinking of this fun ice cream spot I visited earlier this year and wanted to share it with you.

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Seemoore’s Polar Parlor is an ice cream stand is located in Pahrump, Nevada, about a hour-drive from the Las Vegas Strip. Pahrump is known for year-round fireworks sales and has a couple of casinos as well. This stand is off the main drag, but worth the stop for a sweet treat.

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We visited one afternoon in April. Some guests had just walked out when I took this shot and then a few more cars had pulled up by the time I had ordered. It looked fairly popular with a steady stream of customers, even though there was construction on the road in front of the stand.

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They have many different offerings– I had an Oreo Storm, which was very tasty and while I don’t have a pup, I love that they had a doggie sundae option! There is plenty of parking for a quick pickup or they have outdoor seating if you want to hang out and enjoy your ice cream.

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Even the side of the building has ice cream cone-like detail! They also note that they are the world’s tallest ice cream stand, pretty cool! If you are in or Pahrump I definitely recommend stopping by for fun tourist pics and some ice cream.

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The Buffet at Wynn Casino

I’ve been seeing plenty of “Christmas in July” events on tv so I browsed my trip photos from Las Vegas last December to see if I had anything I could post. We had dinner at The Buffet, located in the Wynn Casino, and it was very beautiful and tasty. While we went at Christmas-time, the buffet had a brightly colored, Alice in Wonderland-like atmosphere. Here are some photos:

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While it was December, the hotel had gorgeous holiday decor all around, including these bright, sparkling trees. The restaurant itself was not holiday themed and has its own bright and fun look.

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After walking through the line passed the cashier, the room opens up to this fantastical display of mixed flowers and fruit.

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There was a great mix of food, with soups, salads, carving stations, etc.

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Their seafood section was very popular.

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My favorite area was the dessert room– the decorations were so pretty! They had tall fountains and cones decorated with brightly colored faux desserts.

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Their desserts were small “two-biters” as my Dad says, a nice size to sample multiple goodies.

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While I didn’t have any ice cream/sorbet/gelato, I loved this feature– a spinning wheel of frozen desserts! It sat on an angle and the worker would spin the wheel when people ordered a flavor. It was a big hit with the crowd and the most popular area in the dessert room.

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The Buffet has multiple rooms and can accommodate large parties; I would just call ahead for a big group. Each room has beautiful and bright details and I think this would be a beautiful place for birthdays or even bridal events.

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The Wynn casino is definitely a higher end casino in Las Vegas, so the prices and ambiance reflect that. It’s not a place I will visit every time I go to the Strip as it was a bit pricey, but I enjoyed the meal and really enjoyed walking around and taking in the atmosphere. For the budget conscious, I would consider trying to go mid-week or consider trying the breakfast or lunch. It’s a beautiful spot for a delicious meal.