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An elder statesman among the Strip's megaresorts, the 3,044-room Mirage relies less on thematics and a booze-fueled party scene for its appeal -- opting instead to emphasize comfortable, well-designed rooms, an enormous pool, diverse dining options, and attentive service.

Attractions, from a giant volcano to Cirque du Soleil's "Love" to a wildlife sanctuary, are aimed at a multigenerational clientele.

With an on-site dolphin habitat, an incredible pool, the corny but spectacular volcano show, and multigenerational clientele, fun at the Mirage comes as close to wholesome and all-ages as it gets on the Las Vegas Strip.

One of the first megaresorts to hit the Strip, the Mirage opened in 1989, the first project for now-famed casino developer Steve Wynn.

Somewhat of an elder statesman of the Strip, the 3,044-room Mirage goes relatively light on the glitz and is among the more family-friendly destinations in Las Vegas.

Compared with places like Planet Hollywood and Hooters, where the entertainment tends toward the raunchy, the shows at the Mirage are downright wholesome.

Recent performances include puppeteer Terry Fator, standup by comedians Jay Leno and Ray Romano, and Cirque du Soleil's Beatles-inspired "Love." The trademark attraction, meanwhile, is the kid-friendly man-made volcano at the entrance.

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat is also popular with families.

Not that the resort doesn't offer any adult-oriented amusements.

Bare, a grownups-only poolside lounge featuring bikini-clad service and "European-style" (i.e.

topless) sunbathing, is tucked away from the main pool area.

The service exceeds expectations, given how big the place is.