- Type: Attractions
NileGuide Expert tip:
The preservation methods for Bodies are as fascinating as the displays themselves; information about how the displays were created can be found throughout the exhibit.
A stunning and controversial exhibit featuring what can be perhaps best described as Real Live Dead Bodies. Utilizing a patented freeze-dry-sort of operation, full bodies (donated by their former inhabitants, though that's where the controversy comes in), artfully dissected body parts, and stripped cadavers are on display not for sensationalism -- though it is pretty sensational in nearly all senses of the word -- but for visitors to fully appreciate the wonder and mechanics that go into this too, too transient flesh. When a body is positioned in an athletic pose you can see how the muscles work, and when a cross section of a lung afflicted with cancer is right in front of you, you may well be glad Vegas is increasingly a nonsmoking town. It's educational and bizarre and not something you are likely to forget soon. Surprisingly not grotesque, but not for the ultra-squeamish.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010