Wax poetic with Elvis in Las Vegas

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It was 57 years ago to this day that Elvis Presley performed his first show in Las Vegas. Elvis was just 21 years old when he was booked in the Venus Room at the New Frontier hotel. But it wasn’t until The International hotel opened in 1969 (later the Hilton and now LVH), that Elvis truly became a Las Vegas legend.

Elvis Presley lives on in the Viva Vegas room at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian.

Nowadays there’s no shortage of places to revisit the King’s legacy. For instance, you can interact with him in a building he will not be leaving — the Viva Vegas room at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian, where Elvis lives on as a wax figure, and even speaks a few phrases.

Elvis Presley Enterprises hosts the 4th annual Las Vegas Ultimate Tribute Artist Contest on the 1st Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience from 8 p.m. to midnight on May 10 and 11. Contestants will compete for a spot in the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, and a $2,500 cash prize.

Here are some of the other places where you can see Elvis in Vegas:

If you truly wants to live the Elvis lifestyle …  see what he saw, eat what he ate, sleep where he slept … check out our ultimate guide to Elvis Presley.

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at the spa, shoot holes in zombies and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Las Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Google+ and Twitter.

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