A pink-and-white-striped big top offering fun for families seeking a budget vacation.
This venerable resort is a mixed bag of goodies, especially for folks who may have once come to Las Vegas with their parents and are returning with their own kids to a much more sophisticated destination. The iconic Circus Circus has survived the evolution of Las Vegas and has recently seen some much-needed renovations. But it still remains a unique, family-oriented gaming resort with a 101,000-square-foot casino where circus acrobats and trapeze artists perform overhead. Strolling magicians, jugglers and mimes add to the excitement. The 3,700-plus rooms have received an update and a "refreshing," including those in the 810-room Circus Manor, Casino, West and Skyrise towers. The promenade-level Adventuredome amusement park houses thrill rides, midway games, state-of-the-art video games, a virtual reality zone, party rooms and more. The casino's array of dining options includes the legendary Steak House, the 24-hour Garden Grill and a buffet. Reflecting mirrors add a memorable touch to weddings in the Chapel of the Fountain. The 21,400 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities can host up to 800 people. Pet runs, a fenced playground, a kiddie pool and the 399-space Circusland RV Park with full-service utility hook-ups round out the grounds. This is a budget property, so if you keep your expectations in check, you'll be pleasantly surprised.