Las Vegas Mid-Century Architecture Tour

About the Las Vegas Mid-Century Architecture Tour

Tour Highlights

  • 10 stops
  • Estimated Tour Duration: approximately 90 minutes – 180 minutes
  • Explore some of the best examples of Las Vegas mid-century architecture including:
    • a stunning church just off the strip, built by a do-gooding racketeer
    • a former bank turned event venue (complete with vault!)
    • a midcentury family home saved from being bulldozed by the construction of the Wynn Hotel
    • a funky former hotel lobby with a roof just 3-inches thick!
  • Gaze at the best examples of mid-century and modern architecture reflect on the architectural beauty of the city from up close
  • Learn how these homes and buildings came to be so important — and why some are disappearing
  • Get out and explore the city beyond the Las Vegas Strip.  Have your camera ready!

What to Know Before You Go

Las Vegas has a rich history of casino culture and gaming, but few visitors take the time to explore beyond the glitz of the strip. This tour takes you out into the real Las Vegas, to see some of the most fascinating architecture of the mid-century era.

Get to know how Las Vegas became such a popular playground, by seeing what some of the architecture looked like as the city was coming of age.

This Tour Includes

  • Guided driving tour of exteriors of 10 buildings
  • Detailed directions to some of the most interesting architecture in Las Vegas
  • Integrated Google maps to help you get around
  • Enjoy clear voice narration from your guide
  • Factual and fascinating information about mid-century architecture
  • Original photographs of iconic buildings
    • *We will get you as close as possible to private homes, gated areas or other spaces for the best views, however we are unable to grant access to gated communities, private property, or buildings that may be permanently closed, or outside business hours.

Health & Safety

We take the health and safety of our guests and all Las Vegas residents seriously. We have set a series of standards that we hope you’ll welcome in the spirit of ensuring everybody is safe and comfortable and can courteously enjoy the lifestyle of the desert together.

  • Please be safe while cycling or driving.
  • In your car, obey all traffic laws.
  • On a bike, use recommended safety gear.
  • Don't drive or cycle while distracted; use your phone only while stopped.
  • Please do not trespass or bother the homeowners.
  • Be sure to drink plenty of water. Desert heat can sneak up on you. While fainting was cool back in old Hollywood, it’s not today, so stay safe!