Around the MGM at
The south end of the Las Vegas Strip has some of the largest, most famous and
most luxurious hotels on the world. This area includes The Luxor, Mandalay
Bay, Excalibur, MGM Grand, Tropicana and the New York New York resorts.
The moving picture on the right is looking north from The Strip and Tropicana
Avenue. Taken in May 1999, this area has not changed much except for the names
on the marquees.
The view below, also from May 1999 looks east down Tropicana Avenue with the
MGM Grand Hotel on the left and the (former) San Remo Hotel and Casino on the right between
the Tropicana sign and the side of the Tropicana Hotel.
|The San Remo was purchased in the summer of 2004 by Hooters Restaurants which converted the San Remo into a Hooters theme hotel.
In the bottom left center of the picture is the intersection of Las Vegas
Boulevard and Tropicana avenue.
Note the bronze MGM lion on the left center. Originally this piece was a
sculpted piece which had flat 'plane-y' surfaces as opposed to the realistic
image which replaced it.
On the bottom right side of this page is a close-up on the new lion.
The photo to the left of it looks north on Las Vegas Boulevard from the
Tropicana Hotel. On the left is the New York New York Hotel with its Statue of
Liberty in the front. On the Left is the MGM Grand with its bronze MGM lion in