Since 1968, Lucky the Laughing Clown, towering 123 feet over Las Vegas Boulevard, has beckoned those strolling along the Las Vegas Strip to step inside the Circus Circus hotel's legendary Big Top, where you'll find carnival games and craps, high-flying aerialists and juggling cocktail waitresses.
Trapeze artists, acrobats and clowns still perform on the Midway Stage daily from 11 a.m. to midnight above the casino. There's still a huge carnival midway where players can win large stuffed animals in a variety of traditional games. And the famous Horse-A-Round Bar - a watering hole on a spinning carousel - is still the hardest bar in town to walk away from - especially after a few Pink Elephants (pink lemonade, vodka, grenadine, ginger ale, and an optional cherry and parasol).
The Adventuredome at Circus Circus features 21 rides and attractions, including the world's only double-loop, double corkscrew roller coaster, the Canyon Blaster, as well as a traditional carousel, bumper cars, midway games and clown shows for younger kids.
Really, you could think of the whole hotel as America's largest indoor theme park, with its 3,773 guest rooms and suites - hospitality suites, parlor suites and Jacuzzi suites - and the Circus Circus Manor, w ith convenient motor lodge-style parking. The 399-space Circusland recreational vehicle park offers a 24-hour convenience store, game arcade, coin-operated laundry facilities, pool, Jacuzzi saunas, playground and pet runs.
The world-famous Circus Buffet serves an average of 8,000 customers per day - perhaps the busiest buffet in the world.
Location: Just south of Sahara Avenue on the Las Vegas Strip.