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Las Vegas Strip

Photo: Tropicana (November 2021)

Publisher’s note: This page explores what is usually the busiest corridor in Las Vegas, aka Las Vegas Strip, on Las Vegas Boulevard.

We are taking a new look at the recently-reopened iconic destination. COVID19 continues. Looking for masked visitors. New in 2021: Resorts World. Also the major re-opening of Pinball Hall of Fame.

Essay
The Las Vegas Strip continues to be among the world’s most interesting and instagrammable places. Ginormous resorts crowed the boulevard on the grounds of older venues blasted in spectacular fashion.

Be aware that ‘the strip’ is part of and not part of Las Vegas. It’s plunked inside the jurisdiction of Clark County and is considered a separate entity from Downtown Las Vegas.

Google Maps
goo.gl/maps/Xvv85kcG9AXwydQPA

Headlines
This $5-billion Moon-themed Resort Is Coming to Las Vegas — Complete With an ‘Active Lunar Colony’ and Spaceship Nightclub 
VICI Properties buying rival MGM Growth for $17.2 billion, will become Strip’s largest landowner
Las Vegas Sands’ shake-up on the Strip
The Boulevard won’t be back fully for a while, but Las Vegas’ heartbeat is showing signs of life
LA favorite Lucha VaVoom brings masked wrestling to the Strip—where it belongs
What The Strip Can Teach Us About Urban Planning
Recycling: The Strip’s best kept secret

Pedestrian Bridges
The first Las Vegas Boulevard pedestrian bridges were built at Tropicana Avenue, opening in 1995. The next will be located at the intersection of Sahara.
Latest bridge over the Las Vegas Strip opens to pedestrians – RJ (2019)

Brightline West
Brightline buys land near Las Vegas Strip for high-speed rail station – Las Vegas Sun
brightlinewestconstruction.com
@BrightlineWest

Places to eat
Peppermill, 2985 South Las Vegas Blvd – @PeppermillVegas
El Segundo Sol, @ElSegundoSol
Eataly Las VegasFlickr

Sahara Las Vegas
2535 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: October 7, 1952
saharalasvegas.com
Previously SLS, which opened August 23, 2014
Betting Big: New Hotels Go All In on Las Vegas Strip – NBC
The Strip’s New Monkey Business – David G. Schwartz/Vegas Seven
SLS Loses a Sushi Restaurant in March – Vegas Eater
Wikipedia

Circus Circus
2880 South Las Vegas Boulevard
circuscircus.com
THE Steak HouseFull Menu (opened in early 80s)
@circusvegas
Facebook
Wikipedia
10-things-were-unashamed-to-say-we-love-about-circus-circus/
https://lasvegasmagazine.com/dining/2016/jun/10/the-steak-house-at-circus-circus-las-vegas-strip

Resorts World
3000 South Las Vegas Boulevard
rwlasvegas.com@ResortsWorldLV
fealasvegas.com/portfolio/item/resorts-world
Wikipedia

Wynn
3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening Date: April 28, 2005
Wikipdia
Steve Wynn’s Mirage Transformed Las Vegas and the Very Idea of Luxury

Encore
3121 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening Date: December 22, 2008
Wikipedia

Venetian
3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening Date: May 3, 1999
venetian.com
Facebook.com/VenetianLasVegas
Youtube.com/venetianvegas
royalbritanniapub.com
tripadvisor.com
Wikipedia

Wikipedia: MSG Sphere at The Venetian, 255 Sands Avenue, is a sphere-shaped music and entertainment arena being built in Paradise, Nevada, near the Las Vegas Strip and east of the Venetian resort.
msgsphere.com

Mirage
3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: November 22, 1989
The Mirage was the first new resort to be built on the Las Vegas Strip in 16 years, after the completion of the MGM Grand in 1973. When it opened, The Mirage was the first casino to use security cameras full-time on all table games.
mirage.com
show booking
@TheMirageLV
Wikipedia

Flamingo
3555 South Las Vegas Boulevard
caesars.com/flamingo-las-vegas

Caesars Palace
3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date‎: ‎August 5, 1966
caesars.com/caesars-palace
Cleopatras barge lounge
Wikipedia
@CaesarsPalace

Bellagio
3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard
bellagio.mgmresorts.com
earthcam.net

Paris
3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date‎: ‎September 1, 1999
caesars.com
Wikipedia

Aria
3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: December 16, 2009
aria.mgmresorts.com
Wikipedia

LInq
3535 South Las Vegas Blvd
caesars.com/linq

High Roller
@highrollervegas

Stage Door Casino
4000 Linq Lane
stagedoorcasino.com

Waldorf Astoria
3752 South Las Vegas Blvd
waldorfastorialasvegas.com@WA_LasVegas
Skybar
Tea lounge
@WA_LasVegas

Park MGM
3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: June 21, 1996; 22 years ago (as Monte Carlo)
parkmgm.com
mgmresorts.com
Parking
Wikipedia

CityCenter
3780 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: December 16, 2009

CityCenter is the largest privately funded construction project in the history of the United States. The project was started by MGM Mirage and Dubai World. The complex opened on December 16, 2009 and at a pricetag of $8.5 billion, occupies 67 acres of the Las Vegas Strip between Frank Sinatra Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard. More than $40 million was spent on outdoor art, including original sculptures and a colorful bouquet of canoes.
Wikipedia

Rollercoaster
The All-Day Scream Pass is available.
https://www.vegas.com/attractions/on-the-strip/ny-ny-roller-coaster/
https://www.newyorknewyork.com/en/entertainment/the-big-apple-coaster-and-arcade.html

T-Mobile Arena
3780 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: April 6, 2016
t-mobilearena.com
arena tours
events
Wikipedia

New York-New York Hotel and Casino
3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: January 3, 1997; 21 years ago
Wikipedia

MGM Grand
3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: December 18, 1993
The MGM Grand is the largest single hotel in the United States with 6,851 rooms.
Wikipedia
@MGMResortsIntl

Tropicana
3801 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: April 4, 1957
troplv.com
Wikipedia
2020 Sale

Luxor
3900 South Las Vegas Boulevard
October 15, 1993
luxor.mgmresorts.com
Wikipedia
@LuxorLV

Mandalay Bay
3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: March 2, 1999
mandalaybay.com
Mandalay Bay might be the most complete and quintessential Las Vegas resort
Wikipedia

Green or Greenwashing
In U.S. building industry, is it too easy to be green? – USA Today
Gambling Green – Travel Weekly
TW USA: Sustainable and responsible tourism greenwashing
Strip resorts lauded for diversity and environmental efforts

Elsewhere on the Web
Parking Fees – Las Vegas Advisor
https://www.lasvegashowto.com/walking-the-strip

Embedded Tweets

Treasure Hunt
Oldest building on The Strip

Treasure Island
The wait is almost over: A closer look at Cirque du Soleil’s restart in Las Vegas

Recommended Listening
Lessons from Las Vegas – 99% Invincible

Wikipedia
Las Vegas Strip
Oldest building on The Strip

Places

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