Ageless Casino Has Never Lost Its Charm Or Its Fans
It is ageless. It is incredible. It is historic. There is not another hotel in Las Vegas with the rich history and long life as this special, much loved hotel.
This hotel and casino is known around the world and has not lost any of its charm, beauty, or popularity. It sits center stage on the Las Vegas Strip and although old, 50 years old, it looks new.
Who hasn’t heard of Caesars Palace? It is probably the most recognized hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Today’s Caesars Palace has grown to truly palatial proportions. There are countless interesting facts, fables, and lore about this great place. There are mysteries too.
Walking from the Octavius Tower on the south side to the Forum Shops on the north side can take 15 minutes to walk it. And, that is if you know your way around. The sights as you walk are incredible. Architecture, art, and statues throughout.
Here are some things you may not know about this famous hotel & casino. Enjoy the walk down memory lane.
- Jay Sarno, the man who built Caesars Palace opened August 6, 1966. In that first, early stage, of the hotel, Jay Sarno had his initials “JS” placed somewhere around the foundation of the hotel. On my last visit to Caesars I inquired about this. I asked where they were. I wanted to take a picture. Hotel personnel told me that the new construction in recent years had to cover them up. So much for history.
- The beautiful suite that got trashed in the movie “The Hangover,” wasn’t really in Caesars Palace. It was a movie set.
- There are various lucky items, that people rub for luck in Las Vegas. One is the long bronze carving of chorus girls with their butts facing you, that was in front of the Riviera, but now lives at Planet Hollywood. At Caesars there are four such lucky charms. There is the glove on boxing champion Joe Louis’ glove, the breasts of Cleopatra on Cleopatra’s barge, the big toe on the King David stature, and the finger of Caesar at the entrance to the hotel.Rub their butts and lady luck is yours!
- Here is a mystery. Inside the parking garage at Caesars Palace there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of footprints on the walls and support beams. Where did they come from?
- In +1971 the very first Jerry Lewis muscular dystrophy telethon was held here.
- Evel Knievel came close to death as he tried to jump the fountain in front of Caesars Palace.
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