Photo: Ron Mader, January (Some rights reserved)
Publisher’s note: This page explores one of the busiest corridors in USA, the Las Vegas Strip, on Las Vegas Boulevard.
We are taking a new look at the recently-reopened iconic destination and resort corridor. COVID19 continues. Looking for masked visitors. New in the past year: Resorts World. Also the 2021 re-opening of Pinball Hall of Fame. See it before it’s gone in 2022: the volcano at the Mirage.
The Las Vegas Strip continues to be among the world’s most interesting and instagrammable places. Ginormous resorts stand on the ground of older venues blasted in spectacular fashion.
A Las Vegas landmark is about to go dormant – Travel Weekly
Iconic Mirage volcano attraction that will soon be gone, sparks eruption of nostalgia
Best Quick and Cheap Eats on the Vegas Strip – Thrillist
Deal frenzy reshapes Las Vegas Strip – Axios
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
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)
Sahara Las Vegas
2535 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: October 7, 1952
Previously SLS, which opened August 23, 2014
Betting Big: New Hotels Go All In on Las Vegas Strip – NBC
SLS Loses a Sushi Restaurant in March – Vegas Eater
2880 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: October 18, 1968
THE Steak House – Full Menu (opened in early 80s)
3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening Date: April 28, 2005
3121 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening Date: December 22, 2008
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.
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.
Steve Wynn’s Mirage Transformed Las Vegas and the Very Idea of Luxury
3555 South Las Vegas Boulevard (and Flamingo)
Opening date: December 26, 1946
caesars.com/flamingo-las-vegas – @FlamingoVegas
The Flamingo, which ushered in Las Vegas glamour and gangsters, turns 75
3645 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: December 4, 1973
formerly MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
Bally’s hotel-casino to rebrand as Horseshoe Las Vegas in multi-million dollar renovations
Stage Door Casino
4000 Linq Lane
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.
The All-Day Scream Pass is available.
3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening date: March 2, 1999
Mandalay Bay might be the most complete and quintessential Las Vegas resort
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
Oldest building on The Strip
Lessons from Las Vegas – 99% Invincible