The North Strip has a less dense selection of casino resorts. Start from the end of the expensive monorail line at Sahara. From here, the Stratosphere is within walking distance.
The SLS is the rebranded Sahara Hotel which originally opened in 1952, the 6th casino on the Strip. Completely renovated in 2014, 1600 rooms are spread across 3 towers on top of a quiet casino. It hosted Frank Sinatra's concerts and the Beatles.
It is a long walk down the Strip to the next casino, with many residential buildings along the way.
The next stop is Circus Circus, where casinos are bundled with carnival games. It opened as a family destination in 1968 and hosts the largest indoor theme park in the country, the Adventuredome.
Free daily circus acts have incorporated a modern twist, and are still popular among the kids.
There are still large swathes of empty land awaiting more casinos.
The Guardian Angel Cathedral was built in 1963 and caters to tourists seeking fortunes from nearby casinos. Being a real Catholic church, sporadic quickie weddings are not welcome.
The Wynn looks imposing on the outside already. Inside, it is a world different from the historic Circus Circus. The interiors are lavishly furnished with bright colours, beautiful long and empty corridors, and tasteful decorations.
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