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Forever Fabulous

Seventy-five years in Las Vegas is a very long time. While most of the resorts built around its era are long gone, Flamingo Las Vegas has not only adapted but has continued to thrive.

Flamingo pool June 22, 1953 in Las Vegas

Models play in the Flamingo pool June 22, 1953 in Las Vegas. CREDIT: Las Vegas News Bureau


A legend himself, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel the day after Christmas in 1946. Though Bugsy was called crazy for building “in the middle of nowhere,” his resort, with its casino floor and a pool oasis, was a hit.

Today guests can dine at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Carlos ’n Charlie’s or the vintage-inspired Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse. For entertainment, enjoy performances by Piff The Magic Dragon, RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE! Las Vegas and X Burlesque, as well as Wayne Newton.