Ask anyone about classic Las Vegas entertainers (or even public figures,) and you’re bound to hear the name Wayne Newton. Known as “Mr. Las Vegas” for his legacy as a performer, Newton opened his opulent home and ranch to the public in 2015. Tours of the grounds offer a behind-the-scenes look at his life and career. The mansion, museum, stables, private jet, and exotic animal and car collection that make up his estate are certainly out of the ordinary.
Spread out over 52 acres and shaded by oak trees, the grounds are well manicured and marked with gardens, waterfalls, and ponds. Three horse arenas and two barns house Newton’s famous Arabian horses, which visitors often have the chance to peek at. There is furthermore a collection of memorabilia from Newton’s stage career, including old costumes, handwritten notes, and gifts from other famous performers such as Elvis and Frank Sinatra. Visitors can even opt for an interactive tour delivered by a video version of Newton himself.
Casa De Shenandoah can be found just minutes driving from the Las Vegas Strip, near the corner of Sunset and Pecos roads. Open daily from 8:30 am (10 am on Sundays) to 5:30 pm, tours start at $35.