2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Times: 11am to 11pm
Recurring: Recurring daily
Average Rate per Night
Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, Circus Circus has been a family favorite for years. With circus acts in the midway, thrilling rides in The Adventuredome and both casual and gourmet dining, this hotel has something for everyone.
Since opening in 1968, Circus Circus has appeared on screen in many films. It was a malevolent wonderland in Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and a backdrop to the foreign intrigue in the James Bond thriller "Diamonds Are Forever." The quirky romance between Austin Powers and Vanessa Kensington blossoms in front of the iconic clown marquee in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery."
Inside, the classic casino floor (some areas even still have the original popcorn ceiling) is an adult playground, complete with many table games and numerous slot machines. Overhead, live circus acts -- acrobats, trapeze artists, clowns and jugglers -- perform around the clock, and a carnival midway offers games of skill and chance for all ages.
Accommodations are affordable and comfortable, including the motel-style manor rooms, which are located separately from the main building with their own interior corridor and security staff. Also, Circus Circus is the only Strip property with an RV park.
A shopping promenade connects all areas of the hotel and houses several restaurants, including THE Steak House, a highly touted gourmet room serving Midwestern beef dry-aged to perfection. Throughout the property there are more than a handful of places to grab a quick bite or cup of coffee (such as the Pizzeria, the West Side Deli, The Garden Grill and Blue Iguana Mexican Express), while the casino is home to the oversized portions served at Rock & Rita's and an enormous buffet.
Circus Circus also touts the largest space-frame dome in the United States, The Adventuredome, an indoor theme park featuring the Canyon Blaster, a double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster, guaranteed to make you scream.
The Chuck Jones Experience recently opened at the resort as well. Visitors can see how animation was done before the digital age, as well as view a never-before-seen collection of drawings from the renowned animator.
A celebrated poker room, an intimate race and sports book, pools and a unique rotating carousel-like snack bar round out the experience and should serve to reinforce any desire to run away and join the circus.
A Las Vegas institution, Circus Circus is one circus that's always in town!