The Strip Welcomes You To:
April 3, 1941 - Its first resort El Rancho opening with 63 rooms.
October 30, 1942 - Its second resort Hotel Last Frontier opening with 105 rooms.
1930 - Pair-O-Dice
1936 - Ambassador Night Club
1939 - 91 Club
April 4, 1955 - New Frontier
1967 - The Frontier
1999 - New Frontier
December 26, 1946 - Its third resort Flamingo Hotel opening with 105 rooms.
March 1, 1947 - Fabulous Flamingo
1971 - Flamingo Hilton
1999 - Flamingo Las Vegas
September 2, 1948 - Its fourth resort The Thunderbird opening with 76 rooms.
1977 - Silverbird
1982 - El Rancho
April 24, 1950 - Its fifth resort Desert Inn opening with 300 rooms.
???? - Players Club
September, 1950 - The Silver Slipper/Golden Slipper.
October 7, 1952 - Its sixth resort Sahara opening with 240 rooms.
April 8, 1947 - Club Bingo
December 15, 1952 - Its seventh resort Sands opening with 200 rooms.
???? - La Rue's
1988 - Sands MGM
May 3, 1999 - The Venetian opening with 3,036 rooms.
April 19, 1955 - Its eighth resort The Royal Nevada
April 20, 1955 - Its ninth resort Riviera opening with 300 rooms.
May 23, 1955 - Its tenth resort Dunes opening with 200 rooms.
October 15, 1998 - Bellagio opening with 3,026 rooms.
June 1956 - Hacienda opening with 256 rooms.
March 2, 1999 - Mandalay Bay opening with 3,309 rooms.
April 4, 1957 - Tropicana opening with 300 rooms.
July 2, 1958 - Stardust Resort & Casino opening with 1,000 rooms.
1960 - San Souci. This property was shared by two establishments. The Red Rooster "clan" was first, then the San Souci. The Red Rooster eventually disappeared. San Souci was then the evolving property.
1931 - Red Rooster Nite Club
1933 - The Red Rooster
1933 - Red Rooster
1941 - Alice Morris Red Rooster
1942 - Red Rooster Nite Club
1947 - Gracie Hayes Lodge
1948 - Red Rooster
1950 - Martello's Red Rooster
1951 - Red Rooster
1953 - Hi Ho Club
May 4, 1954 - The Patio Club
1954 - The Rendezvous
1956 - Gracie Hayes Lodge
Sharing the property with
1942 - San Souci Auto Court
1949 - San Souci Court
1950 - San Souci Auto & Trailer Court
1955 - Sans Souci Hotel, Inc.
1963 - Castaways
1967 - Oliver's New Castaways Casino
November 22, 1989 - The Mirage opening with 3,044 rooms
October 27, 1993 - Treasure Island opening with 2,891 rooms (this property was Mirage's parking lot)
June, 2000 - MGM Mirage
October, 2003 - TI
1963 - Its first "motel" resort Westward-Ho
April 1, 1966 - The Aladdin opening with 335 rooms.
1962 - The Tally Ho
1964 - King's Crown
August 18, 2000 - Aladdin opening with 2,567 rooms
August 5, 1966 - Caesars Palace opening with 700 rooms.
1972 - Circus Circus Hotel Casino Resort opening with 400 rooms.
October 18, 1968 - Circus Circus Casino
???? - El Morocco Motel
???? - Ginseng Korean and Japanese Bar-B-Q Restaurant
July 2, 1973 - Holiday Casino
1949 - Tumbleweed Motel
195? - The Pyramids Motel
1992 - Harrah's
19?? - River Boat Casino
July 1, 1967 - Bonanza Hotel and Casino opening with 160 rooms
1963 - Three Coins Motel
1969 - New Bonanza Hotel and Casino
December 23, 1973 - MGM Grand Hotel opening with 2,100 rooms
1986 - Bally Grand
1996 - Bally's
1973 - Riata Casino
1974 - Silver City Casino
1975 - Marina Hotel and Casino
December 18, 1993 - MGM Grand Hotel/Casino opening with 5,005 rooms.
March, 1979 - Barbary Coast opening with 150 rooms.
195? - Desert Villa
195? - Empey's Desert Villa
November 1, 1979 - Imperial Palace
19?? - Flamingo Capri
1979 - Slots-A-Fun
July 1, 1989 - O'Shea's
June 19, 1990 - Excalibur opening with 4,032 rooms.
January 1, 1992 - Casino Royale
???? - Joey's New Yorker Night Club
1979 - Nob Hill
October 15, 1993 - Luxor Las Vegas opening with 2,526 rooms.
1993 - Boardwalk Holiday Inn
1969 - Holiday Queen
February 13, 2002 - Boardwalk Hotel & Casino
June 21, 1996 - Monte Carlo - opening with 3,002 rooms.
1953 - Desert Rose Motel
January 3, 1997 - New York New York opening with 2,033 rooms.
195? - Lone Palm Motel
Sharing property with
1965 - Rodeway Inn
September 1, 1999 - Paris Las Vegas opening with 2,914 rooms.
19?? - Galaxy Motel
1970 - Little Caesar's
These ladies aren't on the Strip but had a direct impact on the Strip.
May 14, 1955 - Moulin Rouge
1957 - The Royal Inn Casino
???? - Americana Hotel
???? - Paddlewheel Hotel Casino
1993 - Miss Reynolds Hotel Casino aka Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino
1999 - World Wrestling Federation
July 20, 2001 - Greek Isles Hotel & Casino
July 1, 1969 - Landmark
July 2, 1969 - International
September 4, 1953 - Las Vegas Race Track
1970 - Las Vegas Hilton
July 13, 1979 - Vegas World opening with 100 rooms.
???? - Todkill/Bill Hayden Lincoln Mercury Dealership
March 31, 1974 - Million Dollar Historic Gambling Museum
April 30, 1996 - Stratosphere opening with 1,500 rooms.
There were plenty of little ma and pa type motels springing up on the Strip. The ones that evolved to resorts are already listed. This section is for the little girls. The visionaries who created motels that disappeared and replaced by items other than resorts or endured time and remain on the Strip today. Please click here to see the mini-dreams.
This section contains background information each of the dreamweavers, the visionaries who took a chance and placed the ultimate bets. Below each name is a list of the resorts they were either connected with or they created. Please click here to meet the visionaries.
Donation Plaque, Strip Maps and Pictures This section contains the names of individuals who were kind enough to make a monetary donation to keep this site going and free. This section also contains some maps and pictures for your enjoyment, as well as holiday wishes section which involves various ads taken out to wish everyone happy holidays.
Fun Facts and Information Some trivia, facts and information for your enjoyment.
Transportation on the Strip Need to get around the Strip? Here are some ideas.
Webrings and Links Since you're already in the virtual Las Vegas Strip, why don't you visit some other sites that I think are noteworthy!
Books and Appearances List This is a list of books and movie/TV appearances made by the ladies.
Awards We Won This site has won awards and we are proud to show them off.
Pictures/Ads General information regarding the your desire for scans of the pictures contained on this site.
Shopping On-Line Here are some unique shopping sites. I need money to keep this site up, running and updated. You can get some great things and I can continue to work on this site. A definite win-win situation! Remember, some of the sites you don't have to buy anything from. You can register at some of the joke/information sites, or just clicking on some of them will give me a few cents.
Miscellaneous Information, My Experiences/Other Sites I have recorded briefly my experiences on the Strip and auctions that "have gone bad" and well as other tales so you can learn from my mistakes. For you physicially handicapped Strip fans - there is a page here about accommodations at the ladies to make your stay for pleasurable. I have a poll on this site when I think of questions or someone volunteers something. The results of previous polls will be in this section for your review. I also have an obituary section of some of the entertainers who are gone but not forgotten. This will constantly be added to. This section also contains the other sites I work on when I'm not working on this one.
Pete & Chantel Rizzo's Old Vegas Chips Site This site belongs to Pete & Chantel Rizzo who have been invaluable to me for helping my readers assess chips and other Vegas items. I am not a collector so please do not e-mail me scans of your chips and/or items asking me what they are worth. Go to the experts - Pete & Chantel!
Update Section This is for repeat visitors. You can also click on the wording on the top of this page as well.
"I have a new idea about every 21 seconds. It's a talent, a characteristic I have. But an idea is one thing. Making it come alive in three-dimension reality is another". - Jay Sarno, creator of Caesars Palace and Circus Circus
"What I love the most about this town is the terrific opportunity it presents to those with the imagination and daring to build new must-see properties. Where else could you find a pyramid next to Camelot, next to the Statue of Liberty and Monte Carlo, an Italian lake next to the Roman Empire. Here this madness is okay. Any place else they'd lock you up. The best is yet to come. The next five years will see a renaissance of entertainment here." - Steve Wynn, February 1, 2000 - creator of Mirage, Treasure Island and Bellagio