Places to Explore the History of Las Vegas

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Vegas has changed a lot over the years, but you can still get a peek at the early years of Sin City at these spots.

  • Circa Resort & Casino

    The hotel is new, but you can see the famous Vegas Vickie neon sign in the hotel's lobby cocktail lounge.

    July 26, 2021
  • El Cortez Hotel and Casino

    This is Las Vegas' longest continuously operating hotel and casino.

    July 26, 2021
  • The Mob Museum

    An interactive museum where you can learn about Vegas' sordid past and mobsters like Al Capone, Charlie Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and Benjamin Siegel.

    July 26, 2021
  • Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

    Las Vegas' oldest casino, built in 1906!

    July 26, 2021
  • Little Church of the West

    The city's most iconic wedding chapel and, yes, you can invite Elvis to your wedding.

    July 26, 2021
  • Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Resort

    The second oldest hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and quieter than some of the more central hotels.

    July 26, 2021
  • Las Vegas Sign

    This sign has welcomed visitors to Las Vegas since 1959.

    July 26, 2021
  • The Neon Museum

    Walk around the neon boneyard to see many of the vintage neon signs that used to light up Las Vegas.

    July 26, 2021