Entering Las Vegas 1991

The center of gambling in the United States and the world, Las Vegas is commonly known as The Entertainment Capital of the World; famous for its massive and lavish casino resorts, availability of alcoholic beverages at any time (as is true throughout Nevada), and various degrees of adult entertainment. It is also referred to as Sin City, but in recent years the city itself has stopped using this moniker in its marketing. The city’s image has often made it a popular setting for films.

Las Vegas Vacations Editors Note: This is an interesting clip because the Majority of the New Mega Resorts did not exist at this time.

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lewizzrocks March 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm

the best hotel was probably the mirage back then

YellowEye March 28, 2009 at 12:19 am

A car drives directly across…That’s IMPOSSIBLE to do on the strip today!

OldLasVegas1996 March 28, 2009 at 8:31 am

yes the front of Harrahs use to look like a Showboat and it use to light up the strip. They decided in 1996 to replace it with what is there today. Blah and boring and corporate much like the ugly monstrosity MGM is building called City Center. Perhaps one the ulgliest things I have ever seen. looks like belongs in NYC or Dubai.

OldLasVegas1996 March 28, 2009 at 8:37 am

the Paddlewheel was not on the strip and it was owned by Debbie Reynolds. The old boat is the The Holiday casino which is now Harrahs.

MrUnidyne March 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

And now CityCenter is having financial problems during construction. I applied for a job there and they said they’d call be back for a second interview (their words) “sometime between April and October”.

MrUnidyne March 28, 2009 at 8:59 am

I stand corrected. The faux riverboat on the Strip was the Holiday (run by Holiday Inn) and later became Harrah’s. The Paddlewheel on Convention Center Drive was Debbie Reynolds’ Hollywood an is now Greek Isles. The Landmark, which stood down the street on Convention Center Drive, was imploded for a parking lot!

MrUnidyne March 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

Hacienda, Glass Pool Inn, Aladdin, Dunes, Holiday, Stardust, Sands, Vegas World, Frontier, Landmark, Desert Inn… they’re all gone… The Bally’s shown here is now the site of the MGM. The Imperial Palace may be next on the chopping block.

YellowEye March 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Believe it or not, my great uncle Bobby Baldwin is head running the City Center project. And while I don’t think it’s the ‘ugliest’ thing, I would agree that it’s rather encumbering on the strip.

toin07 April 5, 2009 at 10:47 pm

I was there in 1996. I ate at that denny’s at 3:43 and I remember that waterfall right across the street there back in 96. It pretty much looked the same in 96 as it did in 91. Now it looks way different entirely.

herrloop April 6, 2009 at 7:32 am

Amazing to see how much The Strip has changed in less than 20 years. It feels more claustraphobic and crammed in each time I return, especially with the City Centre project.
Thanks for posting.

LAOCAppraiser April 12, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Wow, that brings back memories, and I’m not even that old..

It’s interesting to see where the Venetian is located the old Denny’s and Travelodge. You close the video by zooming in the general location of the soon to be built Stratosphere.

badbearwatch April 18, 2009 at 9:18 am

I watched this before, sorry your Sheryl Crow audio got pulled, I have a Vegas Video up- originally I had “Welcome to the Show” from Emerson Lake and Palmer, my video went perfect to the music then silence- curse you Youtube audio! Nice new selection though- what can you do?

toicat May 21, 2009 at 10:54 am

My wife and I spent part of our Honeymoon at the Rio Hotel (just opened) in 1991. Too much change to even imagine ! Very corporate now. I had a steak dinner at the Horseshoe for $2 back then. Those were the days!

Best to all !

mediaxpuppet May 28, 2009 at 6:46 pm

that’s right around the first time i went there. i remember cuz the mirage had just opened and my dad was telling me how that place is going to change las vegas. haha.

laosthaxgsr June 8, 2009 at 9:39 am

wow vegas changed so much in 18 years

pangavon June 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm

WOW, Hacienda, Dunes. This brings back memories. Always a great time in Vegas!

blurredelevens June 14, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I love this video. THank you

lambboyaz623 June 18, 2009 at 9:46 pm

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duneberry666 June 18, 2009 at 10:27 pm

If and when you go there , take in as much as you can cuz you never know what will be demolished by the time you go back again.

BMWpower335i June 24, 2009 at 12:55 am

yah… now its filled with clubbers and other douchebags of that sort.

linkfan95 June 25, 2009 at 10:56 am

I agree Duneberry666,you should always take as much time,cause now they already trashed the:Stardust,ShowBoat/Castaways,New Frontier,Etc…..

seanadam June 26, 2009 at 9:34 am

Within the first 30 seconds RIP Glass Pool Inn and Hacienda.

proevo805g July 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm
proevo805g July 1, 2009 at 11:12 pm
gsxer01 July 15, 2009 at 12:32 am

who is this song by?

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