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Incidental Tourist

Why the property works, just the way it is.

As the Strip changes around it, rock-solid Circus Circus stays steady

October 8th, 2014

Why the property works, just the way it is.

  • “We’re not here to build a hotel and move on,” Sam Nazarian said at the pre-opening press conference. “This is who we are. And we’re ...

  • Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • The hotel-within-a-hotel concept hasn’t exactly changed the game on the Strip. Could Delano change that?

  • "It’s all very pretty, embellished and ornate, but I can’t shake how Barbary Coast it still feels."

  • MGM Grand just finished refurbishing its 254-foot-tall, 94-foot-wide sign on Las Vegas Boulevard, retrofitting the big “MGM” letters with more than 13,000 custom-made LED pucks ...

  • In lieu of the tourist attractions of yesteryear (think: Sirens of Ti, the Bellagio Fountains), several properties are building shopping centers close to the Boulevard.

  • With its spiffy new look, the property's renovation is on par with those at the Tropicana and Downtown's Plaza and the D.

  • Much more than a renovation of the Sahara, SLS could have a larger impact on the Strip.

  • Robbed by the recession, we didn’t get to see what Las Vegas was supposed to be in 2013. The Incidental Tourist explores what the Strip ...

  • As We See It

    The much-demanded app is finally here! So now what?

  • A&E

    The former space of Ming’s and the 24-hour cafe features sit-down breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. (other sections are open 24/7); late-night and gourmet ...

  • Entertainment

    The Las Vegas band says a Facebook post was to blame.

  • Art

    The fire-shooting mantis has finally found its purpose.

  • Music

    The frontman talks playing his hometown's music fest, the next P!ATD album and a Kanye-centric LIB schedule conflict.

  • A&E

    Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

  • Music

    From their 9th-grade repertoire to hits from the past two decades, Foo Fighters rocked Las Vegas.

  • Music

    A model of the festival site reveals positions of City of Rock and six performance stages.

  • Features

    Life Is Beautiful 2014 Preview: How will this year compare to last year? Plus so much more!

  • Dining

    Restaurateurs are hoping to find new locations.

  • Music

    The indie pop artist on her parents' Vegas showbiz past, Troop Beverly Hills and what you'll hear on the LIB stage (hint: Rilo Kiley).

  • Music

    The Downtown venue is outside the fence line but will have its own access point.

  • Entertainment

    A massive conga line to the tune of Lionel Richie's "Dancing on the Ceiling"? Oh yes they did.

  • Entertainment

    Festivals + flip-flops = Bad. Sitting once in a while = good.

  • Dining

    And its varied menu is arguably better than the award-winner down the street.

  • Music

    The DJ talks his new gig at SLS' Life, where he hopes to push the sound a little more left of the dial.

  • A&E

    One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!

  • A&E

    Will people stand for 10 hours in the sun just to see Kanye West? Yes.

  • Art

    “Freefall” is a vertical move from Tillinghast’s courtyard water installation (a 30-by-60-foot reservoir) last year at the Odyssey,

  • A&E

    Orchestral renditions of "Eleanor Rigby" and professional aerialists? You won't want to miss this.