One of the older Las Vegas hotels, Circus Circus features a large casino facing the Strip, housed in a replica Big Top, two tall accommodation blocks further back (with a rather hidden entrance), a 399-space RV park
operated by KOA (the only RV site on the Strip, with good facilities though rather high rates), and the Adventuredome
- a collection of adventure rides and theme park attractions in a glass-sided, purple-colored building at the rear of the complex. The site is quite spread out, and a short monorail is used to transport guests from the main casino to the Skyrise Tower
and the two swimming pools. Circus Circus provides some of the cheapest accommodation on the Strip and is popular despite its relative age and distance from the more famous resorts a mile or two further south.
The Big Top also houses the Midway Stage
where most of the live entertainment is performed, in particular the circus acts - the stage is recognized as the largest permanent circus in the world. There is a good selection of restaurant outlets, from the inevitable eat-all-you-want buffet to fine dining at The Steakhouse, voted best of its kind in town. Other facilities include meeting/conference space, a small selection of shops, and the Chapel of the Fountain
, the longest running casino-based wedding chapel in Las Vegas.