3700 W. Flamingo Road
The Rio is located approximately 1 block west of the Strip on Flamingo directly across from another very popular party spot, The Palms hotel casino. While not directly on the Strip it definitely has a “Strip” feel and is priced similarly and with similar amenities, entertainment, and services of a Strip hotel. It is also home of one of the most popular magic shows in the world, and a couple of the most recognized magicians as well, Penn & Teller.
Penn and Teller put on a magic show unlike anything you have ever seen. Everyone knows the rules of magic; don’t let the audience see you prepare for a trick, don’t tell them how a trick is done, and never ever attempt try the cups and balls trick (the one with three cups and you need to guess where the ball was) with clear plastic cups. Penn & Teller do all of this and more. It’s not all revealing secrets though, one second they are showing you the ins and outs of a well-guarded secret, and in the next they will pull an amazing magic trick leaving the audience positively dumbfounded. Along with magic and quick humor, many of the tricks are accompanied by beautiful jazz, and Penn even juggles some broken liquor bottles. The show even ends with a bang, literally, when Penn and Teller simultaneously shoot one another, each catching the bullet in their mouth.