Caesars Palace, originally opened in 1966, was the first truly themed casino hotel in Las Vegas. The apostrophe (Caesar's) was purposefully left out - this would be a place where everyone would be treated like a Caesar - thus a palace of Caesars.
I'd like to drink a Caesar having successfully waded through that explanation.
The original property was quite small compared to the behemoth that Caesars is now. It's undergone addition after addition, renovation after renovation.
And key parts of the original property, such as Circus Maximus, its fabulous showroom, are long gone.
But this part - is not. This round room, its ceiling dripping with crystal chandelier pendants, is the original Caesars casino.
This is where modern Vegas really started.
And every time I find myself nearby, I stop and drink it in, looking for ghosts of Sinatra and Evel Knievel and Sammy Davis - wondering if it will be the last time I see it.
Vegas loves to tear shit down no matter what the romantic historical background and start fresh - stop by and pay homage while you can.