Classic Las Vegas Photos - 1977

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Below you'll find a collection of vintage Las Vegas photographs from the late 1970's, including the now-defunct Sands Tower, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand. EarlyVegas also showcases images from Las Vegas' skateboarding culture in the 1970's, as well as construction of the Flamingo.

Classic Las Vegas photos from the 1970's provide historical perspective when it comes to the timeline of casino expansion in Las Vegas, as well as the fledgling counterculture that's always been an important part of Sin City.

As you scroll through the Las Vegas photos from the 1970's below, you'll see both Vegas casino construction and completion, as well as the inspiration behind the neon lights and unique themes that are as much a part of Las Vegas as 100 degree Summer days!

Also, be sure to note the skateboarders on the Las Vegas Strip in the classic Las Vegas photos - seemingly an impossibility today given the heavy flow of traffic on Las Vegas Blvd. 

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Old Vegas Casinos

As you browse our extensive gallery of classic Las Vegas photos, you're sure to notice some casinos in Vegas that have since gone the way of the dinosaur.

Las Vegas photos from the 1970's showcase former mainstays of the Las Vegas Strip - including the Dunes Hotel - as well as some hotels in Vegas that still remain today, albeit in name only. (Yes, that's what the MGM Grand use to look like.)

Other fixtures of old Vegas photos include the Sands Hotel and the Stardust, each of which were two of the most impressive hotels in Vegas during their prime.

Oh, and the Times Square Motel had the idea for Big Apple hospitality in Vegas long before the New York New York Hotel in Vegas was constructed on the Las Vegas Strip! Granted, on a much smaller scale, but still! 

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Las Vegas 1970's

Classic Las Vegas photos from the 1970's showcase a frontier city in rapid flux. Vegas had long before carved out its niche as Sin City, but the expansion of hotels on the Strip was just beginning.

Las Vegas headliner shows had already become a Sin City sensation, as explained by these classic Las Vegas photos. Famous Vegas performers like Barry Manilow and Robert Goulet were packing Las Vegas theaters every night, promoting Las Vegas to the entertainment capital of the world.

Old Vegas photos below include the MGM Grand and the Flamingo, which began expansion in the mid-70's and created unique urban landscapes that would end up inspiring local skateboarders hoping to shred emptied out pools in the area.

Theme hotels in Vegas became the norm, as you'll see in the classic Las Vegas photos below. The Golden Nugget and Caesar's Palace are two of the old Vegas hotels that have stood the test of time, but are featured in their earliest designs below.

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  Hotel Info Nightly Rate*
1.

Region: South Strip, Strip

Mandalay Bay
4

The impressive Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino offers a world of possibilities in one of the most all-inclusive, luxurious resorts in Las Vegas. The giant complex truly offers something for everybody, from the 11-acre pool...

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Rates starting at
$150*



2.

Region: Strip

Vdara
5

Right in the middle of all the action at the new CityCenter complext and steps away from the Strip, the Vdara Hotel and Spa is a calm respite in the middle of the largest party town in the country. The Vdara is casino-...

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Rates starting at
$134 you pay $127*



3.

Region: Strip

ARIA
5

One of the freshest faces on the Strip belongs to the Aria, a curvillinear wonder in the heart of CityCenter. With state-of-the-art guest rooms and an earth friendly philosophy, the Aria Resort and Casino stands alone in...

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Rates starting at
$144*



4.

Region: Strip

MGM Grand
4

Surprises await around every corner for visitors to the massive MGM Grand. Excellent attractions and the hottest pool party in the city, Wet Republic, make for an exciting and unique visit to one of the largest hotels on...

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Rates starting at
$80 you pay $76*



5.

Region: South Strip, Strip

Luxor
3

The Egyptian-inspired Luxor Hotel and Casino not only boasts one of the most recognizable facades along the Strip, the 30-story behemouth is also home to one of the most exciting line-ups of Vegas-worth dining,...

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Rates starting at
$61 you pay $40*



6.

Region: South Strip, Strip

Excalibur
3

A trip to the Excalibur Hotel Casino is like a journey through time to a place where knights protect fair maidens and eating with your hands is socially acceptable. Their rip-roaring Tournament of Kings dinner theater in...

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Rates starting at
$44 you pay $30*



7.

Region: Strip

Mirage
4

From the moment you experience your first volcano eruption standing in front of the sprawling resort and casino, you'll know this Las Vegas vacation is sure to be unforgettable. The Mirage Resort and Casino offers...

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Rates starting at
$79*



8.

Region: South Strip, Strip

NY NY
4

Transport yourself from the Nevada desert to the heart of Manhattan at the New York New York Hotel and Casino. The unmistakable facade features replicas of the Big Apple's brightest stars including the Statue of Liberty...

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Rates starting at
$85*



9.

Region: North Strip, Strip

Circus Circus
3

For family-friendly fun for your Las Vegas vacation, the Circus Circus offers more entertainment options than any other hotel on the Strip. From the world's largest permanent circus to Adventuredom, a huge indoor theme...

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Rates starting at
$35 you pay $21*



10.

Region: Off-Strip, Strip

The Signature Las Vegas
4

Providing luxury accommodations, The Signature at MGM Grand perfect for families. The rooms feature a fully-equipped kitchen and a spacious bathroom with a jetted tub. While The Signature is a non-gambling, non-smoking...

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Rates starting at
$99 you pay $94*



11.

Region: Strip

Bellagio
5

Besides the world famous fountain show happening in front of the hotel, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino offers a world of possibilites inside its doors as well. From the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art to the stunning Cirque...

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Rates starting at
$219*



12.

Region: Strip

Monte Carlo
4

The French-Riviera inspired Monte Carlo Resort and Casino attracts guests looking to escape into a world of class and luxury, with fine dining, a high stakes casino and a strong line-up of Las Vegas headliners. The...

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Rates starting at
$72*



Classic Las Vegas Photos - 1977

Sands Tower 1977

Sands Tower

Caesars Palace 1977

Caesars Palace

Caesars Sign 1977

Caesars Sign

MGM Grand 1977

MGM Grand 1977

Dunes and Skateboarders

Dunes and Skateboarders

Dunes Hotel 1977

Dunes Hotel 1977

Dunes Sign 1977

Dunes Sign 1977

Flamingo Ave and Strip 1977

Flamingo Ave and Strip 1977

Flamingo Sign 1977

Flamingo Sign 1977

Flamingo Strip Intersection

Flamingo Strip Intersection

Fountain at MGM 1977

Fountain at MGM 1977

Landmark Tower 1977

Landmark Tower 1977

Las Vegas Skateboarders 1977

Las Vegas Skateboarders 1977

MGM Caesars 1977

MGM Caesars 1977

MGM Day 1977

MGM Day 1977

MGM Strip 1977

MGM Strip 1977

MGM Night Driveway 1977

MGM Night Driveway 1977

Flamingo Hotel 1977

Flamingo Hotel 1977

Sands Abstract 1977

Sands Abstract 1977

Sands Daytime 1977

Sands Daytime 1977

Sands Tower 1977

Sands Tower 1977

Skateboarders Dunes

Skateboarders Dunes

Skateboarding on the Strip

Skateboarding on the Strip

Skaters Final

Skaters Final

Stardust Desert

Stardust Desert

Times Square Motel Vegas

Times Square Motel Vegas

Master MGM Fountain 1977

Master MGM Fountain

Vegas Strip 1977

Vegas Strip 1977

Golden Nugget 1977

Golden Nugget 1977

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

Anime Playboy

Anime Playboy

BBB Online

BBB Online

Betty Page

Betty Page

Connick Las Vegas

Connick Las Vegas

Las Vegas Panoramas

Las Vegas Panoramas

Casino Culture

Casino Culture

Nat King Cole Las Vegas

Nat King Cole

Cowgirl Pinup

Cowgirl Pinup

Silver Dollar Las Vegas

Silver Dollar

El Rancho Las Vegas

El Rancho

Elvgren

Elvgren

Rat Pack Las Vegas

Rat Pack

Downtown Las Vegas 1950

Downtown Las Vegas 1950

Downtown Las Vegas 1963

Downtown Las Vegas 1963

Rio LAs Vegas

Rio Las Vegas

Old Vegas Photos

Old Vegas Photos

Paris Hotel Las Vegas

Paris Hotel