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Check out what Circus Circus looked like back in the day — PHOTOS

If you’ve visited the Circus Circus hotel-casino in Las Vegas recently, it would be hard for you to imagine what it used to look like and what kind of things happened there. 

Today, it’s known as the site for Adventuredome — or, in October, Fright Dome — and for The Steakhouse, a “classic” Las Vegas fine-dining restaurant. Well, the hotel and attractions have changed dramatically since Jay Sarno opened it on Oct. 18, 1968.

When the casino opened (without a hotel) in the late ’60s, according to LV Strip History, the casino was filled with acrobats, clowns and jugglers. Circus acts that were scheduled until 2 a.m. opening night ended up going until 6 a.m. because the crowd was so excited. 

Check out photos above.

Contact Kristen DeSilva at kdesilva@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @kristendesilva

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