Raul Jusinto

Desert Inn


Desert Inn
"Desert Inn" by Santcomm is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Desert Inn Golf Course
The Desert Inn Golf Club opened in 1952. The land currently occupies the Wynn Golf Club.

Desert Inn Golf Course
The Desert Inn Golf Club hosted the PGA Tour Tournament of Champions from 1953 to 1966.

Desert Inn
Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016). The Debbie Reynolds Show opened on July 28, 1971.

Desert Inn
The Painted Desert Room.

Desert Inn

Desert Inn

Desert Inn

Desert Inn
Aerial photograph of the Last Frontier and Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn, Las Vegas, circa 1955. Mary and Arthur Ackerman Collection. UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives. Cropping and text layers added to original by Raul Jusinto.

Opened on April 24, 1950. Closed on August 28, 2000. Implosions begin in 2001.

Theme: Desert.

Architect: Hugh Taylor, Jac Lessman.

Desert Inn associated with: Wilbur Clark, Moe Dalitz, Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra (1997), Burton Cohen (1995), Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (1999), Debbie Reynolds (2005), Kirk Kerkorian (1991), Frank Modica (1994), Steve Wynn (2006), Elaine Wynn (1999).

Fifth resort on The Las Vegas Strip.

On September 13, 1951, Frank Sinatra makes his Las Vegas debut at the Desert Inn.

On July 31, 1955, while playing craps at the Desert Inn, Stardust founder Tony Cornero falls to the floor and dies. His body is taken off the casino floor and his glass is washed before the authorities can investigate. No autopsy was performed. His death was ruled as a heart attack.

The land currently occupies: Wynn Las Vegas, Encore Las Vegas.

Was located on an All-American Road (2000) and a Nevada Scenic Byway (1995).

Was located at 3145 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Paradise, Nevada.

Denotes American Gaming Association Hall of Fame year of induction.