Rare automobiles, gifts from Elvis, Arabian horses—Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah in Las Vegas has opened its doors to the public.
Singer Wayne Newton, Mr. Las Vegas himself, has thrown open the entrance to his 52-acre property—and you’re invited inside. Part museum, part zoo, all glitz, Casa de Shenandoah is the area’s newest attraction, one you never knew you wanted to tour.
Located just a short drive from the Strip, the estate houses unusual keepsakes and collections Newton has accumulated over the years, including rare automobiles once owned by Johnny Cash and Steve McQueen as well as gifts from friends such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. In the property’s museum, you can read letters Newton received from U.S. presidents, check out his assortment of rare American Indian artifacts, and tour the inside of his private jet.
On the grounds, you can watch Newton’s Arabian horses show off their award-winning skills, and you might spot Boo (a capuchin monkey), Charlie (a penguin), and their pals the wallabies and peacocks.
Photography courtesy of Casa de Shenandoah
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This article was first published in Spring 2016. Some facts my have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.