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10 historic hotels in and around Vegas

10 historic hotels in and around Vegas

Okay, we admit it. When compared to cities like New York or Chicago, Las Vegas isn’t that old – and, unfortunately, our hotels of yesteryear are more likely to be imploded than restored. However, if you want to get a glimpse of Sin City before it became the high-tech wonder it is today, there are [...]

Ten historic spots in Las Vegas

Ten historic spots in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city where everything appears shiny and new — where old hotels regularly make way for megaresorts and implosions aren’t out of the ordinary (though it’s actually been more than five years since our last implosion — that’s like 35 in Vegas years). Believe it or not, this shimmering city does offer [...]

Climb aboard at the Springs Preserve for a Vegas history lesson

Climb aboard at the Springs Preserve for a Vegas history lesson

A piece of the Old West is now serving passengers at the Springs Preserve as a train takes them on a 20-minute ride down the Preserve’s 2.2-mile Exploration Loop Trail. This narrated tour of Las Vegas history rolls past hundreds of native plants, birds and animal species like peregrine falcons, snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons [...]

A return to glamour at the historic Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas

A return to glamour at the historic Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas

By Las Vegas standards, the scope of the expansion project going on at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in downtown is small. But to the owners of the property, which was built in 1906 and opened as the Hotel Nevada, it’s one of epic proportions. Not only is a five-story tower housing 16 luxury [...]

No implosions here: Vegas’ oldest buildings

No implosions here: Vegas’ oldest buildings

Vegas has a bit of a reputation for blowing things up to make room for newer, bigger, flashier things. However, a lot of Vegas’ history is still preserved in these old buildings. While some of these pre-1950s buildings are obvious stops on any Vegas trip, many are out-of-the-way attractions or even a short drive away [...]

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