Travel in Brief
Archaeologists work to repair Cliff Palace
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — Archaeologists at Mesa Verde National Park say a crack is threatening the southern half of the park’s most famous cliff dwelling.
The crack and other structural woes are why summer visitors have been kept away from the edge of a kiva on tours of Cliff Palace. Wooden braces are now shoring up the kiva, a round, Pueblo Indian ceremonial structure built in the 13th century.
Facebook fans pick Conn. tourist sites
Connecticut tourism officials say Facebook fans have made their favorite tourism destinations known.
The Mark Twain House, New England Air Museum, Conn. Historical Society and Harriet Beecher Stowe House are among 160 sites that Connecticut’s fans say best represent the state’s brand celebrating the Revolutionary War and Industrial Revolution.
More than 1,800 nominations were registered. Fans of Visit Connecticut on Facebook can vote through Aug. 20 for their favorite among the Top 10 in a Facebook poll.
Caesars gets key OK for Vegas Strip wheel
LAS VEGAS — Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it was granted a county permit to build the world’s tallest observation wheel in a retail and entertainment complex it is developing on the Vegas Strip.
The Ferris-style wheel, the High Roller, is expected to be 550 feet tall. It is key to a planned $550 million development to open next year near Harrah’s. As designed, the wheel would have 28 air-conditioned bubble cabins capable of holding 40 people each. All told, more than 1,100 people at a time could see panoramas of marquee-lit resorts in a 30-minute trip.
Caesars has gotten inquiries from people interested in weddings in the sky.