Treasure Island Hotel and Casino has earned a reputation as one of the most unique gaming experiences in Las Vegas. This pirate-themed resort is truly a breath of fresh air for tourists looking for a break from the glitz and glam of the Las Vegas strip.
The hotel and casino was originally opened in 1993, courtesy of the now-disgraced Steve Wynn. Built for the cost of nearly $500 million, Wynn initially planned a simple addition to The Mirage, but later decided to open a separate resort. Treasure Island was designed to attract families (a novel concept in Vegas) with its use of pirate shows and large video arcades. Today, the resort has expanded its entertainment offerings to satisfy the younger and older generations.
Mystere by Cirque du Soleil is Treasure Island’s premier event. And beyond that award-winning show, the resort is currently showcasing comedians Bill Engvall and Steven Wright. Sports fans are encouraged to mark their calendars for the Island’s March Madness viewing party that takes place from March 15 – 17. The resort is also home to eight top-notch bars and clubs, including the distinct Gilley’s Saloon and Senor Frog’s. The Steak House Bar is perfect for family outings and the High Limit Lounge is the sort of retreat that Vegas veterans are looking for.
The large hotel features 2,664 rooms, including 220 suites. It is connected directly to The Mirage and the Fashion Show Mall shopping center. More than a decade after it opened, the pirate-theme was refined to feature more adult-friendly activities. More bars, pools, and nightclubs were introduced to surround the casino area. But a Marvel exhibit opened last year has helped bring back the family-fun atmosphere that was once this resort’s signature. Treasure’s management group recently sold the hotel and casino to Phil Ruffin for a reported $775 million.
3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109