Legendary Las Vegas

From quickie wedding spots to mob-financed hotels, our editors recommend the most legendary spots in Las Vegas.

Updated: June 23, 2006

Legendary Las Vegas


Hotel At Golden Gate

1 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Operating downtown since 1906, Vegas' oldest hotel was the site of the city's first telephone, first shrimp cocktail and $1-per-night stays.


Hotel At Caesars Palace

3570 Las Vegas Blvd, Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Daredevil Evel Knievel's 1968 attempt to jump this resort's fountains landed him in a coma for 30 days.


Las Vegas Banquet Hall Dell Angel

4262 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel used $6 million in mob money to open this casino in 1946. He was murdered six months later.


Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Most of Elvis' Vegas hangouts are long gone, but he married Priscilla at this hotel.


Neon Museum

Las Vegas Blvd and Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Vegas implodes its hotels, but the Boneyard here is where the vintage signs are laid to rest.


Little Church of the West

4617 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Celebrity marriages here include Mickey Rooney (eight times), Richard Gere to Cindy Crawford and Angelina Jolie to Billy Bob Thornton.


Lake Mead Natl Rec Area

601 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City, NV 89005

Portions of the infamous Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape were filmed as the couple played on the lake.


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Valley-Fire State Park

Valley Fire Rd, Overton, NV 89040

This local favorite for camping has also been the backdrop for many television commercials and movies.