expanded, renovated 1972-2006 (alteration); opened 1968
Circus Circus Las Vegas is a hotel and 126,000 sq ft (11,700 m2) casino located on the Las Vegas Strip. It is now owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. Circus Circus features circus acts and carnival type games daily on the Midway. Circus Circus Las Vegas is the largest permanent big top in the world. At its opening, the $15 million facility only included a casino. Architects Rissman and Rissman Associates designed a giant circus tent shaped main structure, which was built by R.C. Johnson Construction of Las Vegas.