Still a Las Vegas headliner in its own right, Caesars Palace remains arguably the biggest name on the Strip. Cobbled together for just $24 million, it opened in 1966, complete with clerks dressed as Roman centurions and cocktail waitresses kitted out like Cleopatra. White marble Classical statues are still everywhere you look, from Julius Caesar forever hailing a cab on the main driveway to the Winged Victory of Samothrace guarding a row of gently cascading pools. While the central bulk of Caesars Palace is set back around 150 yards from the Strip, all the intervening space has been built over, most notably by the vast Forum mall, in which a domed false-sky ceiling cycles between “day” and “night” at hourly intervals.

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