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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas historic sign, the beginning of the famous “Strip”, Las Vegas Blvd. South. (c. 1999)
The Glass Pool Inn 1950’s style motel on the south end of the Strip, with the coolest swimming pool. Note: The Motel was renamed in 1988 from “The Mirage” when Steve Wynn’s Mirage Hotel Open. Motel and pool was demolished in 2004, only the sign remains. (photo. 1999)
The Glass Pool Inn and the Mandalay Bay Hotel in the the background. (c. 1999)
Mandalay Bay (includes a Four Seasons Hotel) and the Luxor Hotel opposite. Mandalay Bay includes the legendary House of Blues which features nightly entertainment.
Front Entrance to the Luxor Hotel. Largest pyramid hotel in the world. The Luxor (2,526 rooms) and Excalibur (4000 rooms) Hotels
Located in the front of the Excalibur Hotel & Casino looking at the New York New York Hotel.
On the pedestrian walkway between the Tropicana and the Excalibur
Located in front of Tropicana, SE Corner of Las Vegas Blvd. (Strip) and Tropicana Ave.
Located in front of the MGM Northeast Corner of Las Vegas Blvd.
Located on the walkway between New York New York and MGM.
Located in front of New York New York, Northwest corner of Las Vegas Blvd. (Strip) and Tropicana Ave.
Located on the walkway between NY NY and Excabilar Hotel & Casino.
Allstar Cafe located next to the MGM Grand Hotel includes GamesWorks, M & M World and Coke Cola Plaza. Note: All Star Cafe, a sports-themed restaurant developed by Andre Agassi and five athlete partners, closed in 2000. Replaced with cheesy-Generica fast-food.
Monte Carlo Hotel Located next to the New York New York Hotel.
Monte Carlo Hotel on the Left and Polo Towers (Timeshare on the Right).
Polo Towers on the East Side with the Boardwalk Hotel & Casino. Note: Boardwalk Hotel & Casino closed in 2006. It was imploded on May 9, 2006 to make way for City Center.
Construction of the Aladdin (c.1999) -now Planet Hollywood and the Paris Hotels looking north. The Harley Davidson Cafe is located on this corner, it is the building with the motorcycle crashing through the front entrance. Note: Across the Street, everything was removed and City Center now stands.
Construction of the Aladdin-aka Planet Hollywood (c.1999) (foreground) and Paris (tower).
The Bellagio looking across the Lake Look toward Caesars Palace. Note: Bellagio
opened October 15, 1998. It was the former site of the Dune’s Hotel that operated from May 23, 1955 to January 26, 1993 imploded on November 25, 1997
Construction of the Aladdin and the Paris Hotels (c. 1999). Note: The Aladdin opened April 1, 1966 and closed November 25, 1997. The hotel was imploded on April 27, 1998 and reopened on August 18, 2000. On April 17, 2007, the hotel was renovated and renamed to Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
The Bellaigo Hotel and Casino across the lake.
Another view of the Bellaigo Hotel and Casino across the lake.
Bally’s Hotel and Casino on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Road.
Bally’s Hotel and Casino. Note: Bally’s was formerly the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, the casino burned in Las Vegas’ worst fire on November 21, 1980, killing 85 guests and employees. The MGM Grand was sold in 1985 and renamed to Bally’s.
Barbary Coast (c. 1999) and Bally’s Entrance at Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Blvd. Note: The Barbary Coast (March, 1979-February 27, 2007) The hotel and casino were rebranded as Bill’s Gamblin Hall and Saloon.