Las Vegas: Venetian canals drained for maintenance

 
 
Tourists look out on a drained canal in St. Mark's Square at the Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Tourists look out on a drained canal in St. Mark's Square at the Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Julie Jacobson / AP

It’s not often you can use the term “dry” to describe a Las Vegas landmark. But, tourists hoping to cruise down the Venetian hotel-casino’s indoor canals are finding them tapped out. The canals were emptied earlier this month for a once-every-14-years resurfacing, and guests were surprised to find the hotel’s most famous landmark running dry with the Italian “Muzak” echoing off of the cement. The canals are expected to reopen in October. In the meantime, tourists can take gondola rides on the outdoor canal, if they’re willing to brave the 100-degree weather.

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