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Old 09-02-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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Does anybody know what the green monkey / ape statues holding torches represent on the boardwalk area between the River Palms and the Colorado Belle ?

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Old 09-02-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas (Huntridge)
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just going out on a limb here....but i believe they are representative of actual primates holding real torches ('cause you know...real monkeys w/ real fire is pbby a bad idea )

*sorry...couldn't resist
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Does anybody know what the green monkey / ape statues holding torches represent on the boardwalk area between the River Palms and the Colorado Belle ?

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The monkeys (and the 'beach' area) are between the Golden Nugget and the River Palms. When the River Palms opened in 1984, it was called Sam's Town Gold River. The monkeys were part of the 'theme' of that casino/hotel at that time. Gold River became the River Palms in 1998 when it was sold to the Columbia Sussex group. It is currently owned by the Tropicana Group. It was renovated in 1999 and the original theme went bye-bye. The monkeys still remain though...

JD

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Old 10-01-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Tierrasanta
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Does anybody know what the green monkey / ape statues holding torches represent on the boardwalk area between the River Palms and the Colorado Belle ?

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That's a secret society of Green monkey worshipers, kinda like the Manson family only holding torches from being wet and splashed from the river.
Stay away from them or expect big trouble from their body guards.
Concider yourself warned. Be afraid, be VERY afraid
Mike
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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the monkeys (and the 'beach' area) are between the golden nugget and the river palms. When the river palms opened in 1984, it was called sam's town gold river. The monkeys were part of the 'theme' of that casino/hotel at that time. Gold river became the river palms in 1998 when it was sold to the columbia sussex group. It is currently owned by the tropicana group. It was renovated in 1999 and the original theme went bye-bye. The monkeys still remain though...

Jd
thank you. My wife, kids and i were wondering what the significance was.
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:59 AM
 
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The monkey statues were on the roof of The Reserve casino in Henderson, Nevada. When the property was rebranded as the Fiesta they were removed from the roof and they ended up on the Riverwalk in Laughlin.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:58 AM
 
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Wink So you know

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The monkeys (and the 'beach' area) are between the Golden Nugget and the River Palms. When the River Palms opened in 1984, it was called Sam's Town Gold River. The monkeys were part of the 'theme' of that casino/hotel at that time. Gold River became the River Palms in 1998 when it was sold to the Columbia Sussex group. It is currently owned by the Tropicana Group. It was renovated in 1999 and the original theme went bye-bye. The monkeys still remain though...

JD
The monkeys are now a thing of the past
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