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Five historic spots to visit in Las Vegas

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Atomic Liquors is still the bomb.
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1. Red Rock Canyon See 800-year-old petroglyphs, fossilized dinosaur tracks, Aztec sandstone cliffs and limestone from a Paleozoic ocean. State Highway 159, 702-515-5350.

2. Liberace Mansion Versailles meets Vegas at the flamboyant Strip headliner’s nearly-15,000-square-foot ode to maximalist bling—now available for events and tours. 4982 Shirley St. 702-598-0216.

3. Little Church of the West Get married by Elvis where he married Ann Margret in Viva Las Vegas. The 76-year-old chapel has played cupid for Judy Garland, Richard Gere and more. 4617 Las Vegas Blvd S., 702-739-7971.

4. Old Mormon Fort In 1855, Mormon settlers built this adobe fort, the first non-native permanent settlement in Las Vegas. Today, it’s a state park. 500 E. Washington Ave. 702-486-3511.

5. Atomic Liquors Vegas’ oldest freestanding bar was named for its rooftop’s prime view of mushroom clouds. The Rat Pack and Smothers Brothers were regulars. 917 Fremont St., 702-982-3000.

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