The big top.


Member Rating 2 out of 5 by garymarsh6 on August 8, 2013

As the name suggests the theme for this hotel revolves around the circus theme with a big top circus tent and a megadrome full of fun rides. When the resort first opened in 1968 it was just a casino and circus acts however it was doomed to failure as it did not attract any high rollers. It was aimed more for families than adults alone. The other reason it was failing because it did not provide hotel facilities. It is a fairly isolated hotel away from the main strip although still on Las Vegas Boulevard. Currently there are no big hotels near it as they have been knocked down for future development.

Quite a few holidays are offered to this hotel because it is quite cheap to stay here but to be honest I would not recommend it as it is too far away from all the action in the centre of the strip although it is not unwalkable.

The adventuredome is a covered dome like structure housing all kinds of fair ground rides including the canyon blaster which does the loop the loop and corkscrew at speeds of up to 55 MPH. The disk ‘o’ ride which spins and rocks you all over the place canyon cars which are a bumper car type ride and a massive pirate swinging boat ride and no circus would be complete without the carousel ride so these are just some of the few rides that are available. Being covered the Adventure dome is open nearly every day apart from days where they do maintenance. Hours are variable so best to check opening times. Throughout the casino you will come across actors on stilts clowns and other circus entertainers.

There are circus acts showing for free from 11AM in the big top permanent circus including acrobats. Skaters, trapeze artists, jugglers, tightrope walkers etc etc.
Circus Circus Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
(702) 734-0410

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