Posted by on December 31, 2012 in On Vacation - No comments

Novelty Architecture of the Las Vegas Strip

Caesars Palace Forum Shops Interior 1Very few destinations in North America make such an ostentatious display of novelty architecture as the famed casinos and hotels of the Las Vegas Strip. Here the fine art of building design becomes nearly indistinguishable from an enthralling yet disorienting laser light show. Our super-condensed tour of 24 of these decadent Vegas shrines begins at Bally’s, the so-called “center of the action”, where you’ll take a right as you exit their front door, heading north up South Las Vegas Boulevard to approximately Sands Avenue/Spring Mountain Road, passing the Flamingo Hilton, The Venetian and The Palazzo along the way. From here you’ll be able to view Wynn and Trump Hotel, and further in the distance, Stratosphere Tower. Now cross over to the west side of the Strip and do a one-eighty, heading back south, with Treasure Island, The Mirage and Caesars Palace on your right. Stop along the way just south of Flamingo Road, at approximately 3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, right in front of the Bellagio, and linger long enough to enjoy one of the most jaw-dropping and mammoth fountain works choreographed to music you will see ANYWHERE in the world. Show times occur every 15 minutes after 11am ’til quite late at night. Just a couple of hundred feet more to the south, get a close-up look at the twin Veer Towers, each built 37 stories high on opposing angles of five degrees from center! In the immediate vicinity you’ll also see the recently completed trio of Mandarin Oriental (2009), The Cosmopolitan (2010) and Aria (2009). Now continue further southbound, all the way to Hacienda Ave, with great views of New York-New York, Excalibur, Luxor and Mandalay Bay to your right as you walk. One more street crossing with a one-eighty here and you’re in the northbound home stretch, passing by MGM Grand and the Tropicana, and ending your tour at Paris, which is connected on the inside to your starting point, Bally’s. We recommend our readers enjoy a separate trip in a nice air-conditioned taxi to to see the iconic “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign at 5100 South Las Vegas Boulevard, as the heat stroke inducing desert clime frequently resembles a smoldering cauldron of sulphur. ~I♥DM

Ballys 11. Bally’s (1986)

3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.ballyslasvegas.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Flamingo Marquee2. Flamingo Hilton (1974)

3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.flamingolasvegas.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Venetian 23. The Venetian (1999)

3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.venetian.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Palazzo 14. The Palazzo (2003)

3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.palazzo.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Wynn5. Wynn (2005)

3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.wynnlasvegas.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Stratosphere and the Strip 26. Stratosphere (1996)

2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.stratospherehotel.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Trump7. Trump Hotel Las Vegas (2008)

2000 Fashion Show Dr.

www.trumphotelcollection.com/las-vegas/

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Treasure Island8. Treasure Island (1993)

3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.treasureisland.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Mirage9. The Mirage (1989)

3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.mirage.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Caesars Palace10. Caesars Palace (1966)

3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.caesarspalace.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Caesars Palace Forum Shops11. The Forum Shops at Caesars (1992)

3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.simon.com/mall/the-forum-shops-at-caesars

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Bellagio 212. The Bellagio (1998)

3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.bellagio.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Veer Towers 113. Veer Towers (2010)

3726 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www2.citycenter.com/luxury_las_vegas_condos/default.aspx?link=veer

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Aria14. Aria (2009)

3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

http://arialasvegas.com/

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Mandarin Oriental and the Strip 115. Mandarin Oriental (2009)

3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

New York New York Entrance Pavilion Marquee16. New York – New York (1993)

3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.newyorknewyork.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Excalibur 217. Excalibur (1990)

3850 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.excalibur.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Luxor 318. Luxor (1993)

3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.luxor.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Mandalay Bay19. Mandalay Bay (1999)

3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.mandalaybay.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Las Vegas Sign20. “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” Sign (1959)

5100 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_Fabulous_Las_Vegas_sign

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Tropicana21. Tropicana (1957)

3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.troplv.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

MGM Grand22. MGM Grand (1993)

3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.mgmgrand.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Eli Roths Goretorium 923. Eli Roth’s “Goretorium” (2012)

3717 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

http://goretorium.com/

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

Paris 224. Paris (1999)

3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

www.parislasvegas.com

♠ ♦ ♥ ♣

♦ ♥ ♣ ♠

♥ ♣ ♠ ♦

♣ ♠ ♦ ♥

Las Vegas Strip 2

About the author

archiveAuthor Archive



Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

What is your opinion?

© 2017 I Love Detroit Michigan. Designed by Wiser Sites