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The Little Church of the West, the Old Mormon Fort and more.

Five historic spots to visit in Las Vegas

January 4th, 2018

The Little Church of the West, the Old Mormon Fort and more.

  • Intersection

    The local historian discusses his exhaustively researched account of the queer experience in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the state.

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    By financing casinos at a time when other banks refused to consider making loans to them, visionary banker E. Parry Thomas helped build the foundation ...

  • FeaturedCaesars PalaceLas Vegas Strip

    It’s hard to comprehend now what Caesars palace meant to Las Vegas when it first opened in 1966. It had just 680 rooms (today: 4,610) ...

  • Intersection

    More than 1,700 CCSD students have participated in the museum's Investigating History program.

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    The Historic Westside destination was a boarding house that became a safe haven for black Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) construction workers.

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    “I will miss it very much,” says Cindy Slight, who’d been the owner of the local pub since 2010. “But I look forward to the ...

  • As We See It

    "Perhaps the most fitting celebration of her life is to embrace the history of the amazing place she helped to memorialize."

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    They are performers, ambassadors, archetypes. The Las Vegas Showgirls are Vegas' favorite mascots: elegant and alluring, strong and sophisticated.

  • A&E

    Happy birthday, Ol' Blue Eyes, from famous friends whose memories make us miss you even more.

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    Raise a glass to the local institution at its birthday bash this weekend.

  • As We See It

    KNPR reported last week that the efforts of Huntridge Revival LLC to buy and restore the theater have officially ceased.

  • Fine Art

    Thanks to materials from UNLV’s Special Collections and costumes from the Nevada State Museum, the exhibit celebrates the era appropriately.

  • As We See It

    The museum just received two costume sketch books from the vintage Vegas show's 1981 launch.

  • As We See It

    Documenting the African-American Experience at UNLV's Center for Oral History Research follows the Valley’s black community from its beginning in the early 1900s.

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  • Dining

    To mark its Diamond Anniversary, Signorelli is bringing back retro menu items on a rotating basis through December, starting with frog legs and Chilean trout.

  • Music

    Santana returns to his residency at the House of Blues this week with a ticket special for locals.

  • A&E

    Everything is different now for Whitney Cummings. The comedian has always used being single, dating and the misadventures of her romantic life as fodder for ...

  • Arts & EntertainmentNightlifeFeatured

    The more you learn about the brand and its dream-like parties, the more it becomes clear it belongs in Las Vegas.

  • Dining

    You have to make it past bacon and pretzel-crusted mac and cheese, lamb gyro tacos and the ramen of the day to get there.

  • PoliticsNewsAll

    So far this election cycle, almost $2 billion has been pumped into the campaign coffers of congressional office holders and candidates. Ask most members of ...

  • Music

    A rebel yell will be heard again in Las Vegas. Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation on Tuesday have announced Billy Idol is returning for ...

  • SportsBoxing

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez out-punched Gennady Golovkin to a majority decision in the highly-anticipated rematch Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena ...

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    This year, Democracy Prep football team was elevated to Class 3A, the state’s second-highest classification, pitting it against the likes of Moapa Valley, an established ...

  • Music

    The English band helped define art-rock during the late ’60s and early ’70s, and earned induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ...

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    Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin were mostly cordial heading into their fight last September. The two were sparring partners for a short period ...

  • Nightlife

    The new beauty and styling service maximizes the fun part of prepping for the evening.

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    Maybe you’re hoping to discover more about that great-great grandfather you’ve always heard stories of. Or maybe you look around the table at every holiday ...

  • Music

    Luis Miguel, Enrique Iglesias, Alejandro Fernández and more.

  • Nightlife

    “If the audience is happy, I’m also happy. It’s about finding the balance in that relationship.”

  • Dining

    It focuses on seven filings—steak, baja fish, calabacita, short rib, potato chorizo, carnitas and chicken al pastor—that can be served on your choice of handmade ...

  • Stage

    Director Chris Davies points out that the play touches on the issues of immigration reform and women’s rights—without losing any laughs.

  • A&E

    An October 6 screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho will feature a live accompaniment of Bernard Herrmann’s score.