Las Vegas Strip at Tropicana Ave, circa Nov. Marina Hotel in the center. MGM Grand Las Vegas now takes this space, with the Marina’s main hotel/casino building still intact as the western wing of the resort.Don’t miss Mitzi Gaylor at Tropicana.
On April hotel owner Thomas Hull opened the El Rancho Vegas. It was the first resort on what would become the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel gained much of its fame from the gourmet buffet that it offered.