Old las vegas hotels and casinos

Hotel/Casino Opened Closed History
El Rancho Vegas 1941 1960 First resort on the Las Vegas Strip; featured a dude ranch and rodeo
The Flamingo 1946 N/A Opened by Bugsy Siegel; known for its pink neon lights and tropical theme
Sands Hotel and Casino 1952 1996 One of the first luxury hotels on the Strip; hosted The Rat Pack and other entertainers
Stardust Resort and Casino 1958 2006 Featured a 32-story tower shaped like a star; known for its casino and live entertainment
Tropicana Las Vegas 1957 N/A Inspired by the Tropicana Club in Havana, Cuba; known for its lush landscaping and Polynesian theme
Sahara Hotel and Casino 1952 2011 One of the first “destination resorts” on the Strip; featured a Moroccan theme and a nightclub

Sources:

* [Las Vegas Sun: Old Las Vegas Motels and Hotels Remembered](https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/nov/20/old-las-vegas-motels-hotels-remembered/)

* [Nevada State Historic Preservation Office: Theme: Old Las Vegas](https://shpo.nv.gov/nr/feature/oldlasvegas/)

* [University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Digital Collections – Old Las Vegas](https://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/ohsu)