The Boardwalk Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
The Boardwalk Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
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The Boardwalk Hotel & Casino

 

Formerly holding address at 3750 Las Vegas Boulevard, South Las Vegas is the Boardwalk Hotel and Casino. The structure is now part of the rich and colorful history of Las Vegas. The hotel and casino

was torn down to make way for a new mega resort.

The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino was owned and operated by the MGM Mirage. It used to be part of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels until it was acquired by the Mirage Resorts. The building was built before the era of the massive mega hotel and casinos, and since it was relatively smaller than most of its neighbors, which had thousands of rooms whereas the Boardwalk Hotel and Casino only had 654, it was torn down.

The location of the Boardwalk was ideal and very convenient for visitors to Las Vegas.

Nearby hotels include the Bellagio, the Monte Carlo, the Paris, the Aladdin and the MGM Grand.

The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino featured a Coney Island theme which was very apparent in its façade which featured an original parachute jump ride and a wooden roller coaster from 1906. Several guests have been met with disappointment after they ask to ride the non-functioning coaster.

The hotel was made up of three buildings which were each built at different times. The newest of the three, a 16-storey structure, was built in 1996. The other two were called the Steeplechase building

and the Luna Park building.

 
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