The Strip: Between Flamingo Road and Sands Avenue

Other than heavy hitters Caesar’s Palace and the Venetian, there are a few other resorts worth checking out on the section of the Las Vegas Strip between Flamingo Road and Sands Avenue.

 

The Mirage

North of Caesar’s Palace and across from the Venetian is the Mirage. This Polynesian themed resort, which opened in 1989, features a volcano that erupts nightly. There are gardens with palm trees and waterfalls lining the path to the entrance.

The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Mirage

The volcano at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada

The volcano

Along the path to the entrance at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada

Along the path to the entrance

The atrium of the hotel is full of palm trees and exotic plants to make visitors feel like they’re in a rain forest. A huge 20,000 gallon aquarium behind the front desk is another feature to look out for.

Atrium at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada

Atrium

Front desk and aquarium at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada

Front desk and aquarium

Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is a main attraction to the Mirage. Visitors can see white tigers, white lions, and dolphins. Admission is US$22 (as of September 2017). A monument to Siegfried and Roy, who performed at the Mirage, sits on Las Vegas Boulevard in front of the hotel.

Siegfried and Roy monument at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada

Siegfried and Roy monument

 

Treasure Island

North of the Mirage is Treasure Island, which we didn’t get a chance to visit. It was once a pirate-themed resort that featured a pirate battle out front.

Treasure Island in Las Vegas, Nevada

Treasure Island

 

South of the Venetian

Directly south of the Venetian is Casino Royale, a small casino catering to low rollers, and Harrah’s, which has a Mardi Gras theme. Next door, The Linq features the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

Casino Royale in Las Vegas, Nevada

Casino Royale

Harrah's in Las Vegas, Nevada

Harrah’s

Harrah's in Las Vegas, Nevada

Harrah’s

 

The Flamingo

Continuing south is the Flamingo. This historic casino, opened by Bugsy Siegel in 1946, was the third resort to open on the Strip and is the oldest resort still operating there. It has a Miami theme to it, although nothing is left of the original property.

The Flamingo in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Flamingo

The Flamingo has a wildlife habitat featuring Chilean flamingos, exotic birds, and fish. It’s open daily and is free of charge.

Wildlife habitat at The Flamingo in Las Vegas, Nevada

Wildlife habitat

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