Parks & Recreation
Lost Vegas: Bulldozed & Imploded Casinos of the Las Vegas Valley
May 25 - August 26, 2012
Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89002-8502
The Clark County Museum presents Lost Vegas: Bulldozed & Imploded Casinos of the Las Vegas Valley beginning Friday, May 25 at the museum located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson. The exhibit will look at Hotel/Casino properties that have been totally annihilated.
The exhibit opens Friday May 25, 5 – 7:30 pm, with an evening reception and curator’s gallery talk. Light refreshments will be provided. The reception is free and open to the public.
Las Vegas is a city built on change. Hotel/Casinos that were once new and trendy became old and outdated. Rather than refresh them and highlight the good aspects, many owners decided renew their image with demolitions or implosions. Downtown casinos seemed more likely to renovate or incorporate older structures into new ones. The names have changed on many, but these buildings have remained. Not so for the ‘Strip’. Even some of the iconic properties that everyone imagined would be here forever, are gone.
Lost Vegas: Bulldozed and Imploded Casinos of the Las Vegas Valley will be presented through August 26, 2012. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
General admission to the museum is $1 for seniors aged 55 and older, and youth aged 3 – 17. Adult admission is $2.
The Clark County Museum is a Blue Star Museum, and offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012.
For additional information on the exhibit or reception call (702) 455-7955.