Buffalo Bill’s Closed Casino Tour
Las Vegas is still working on its very slow recovery, but with visitors down 70% in June and down 61% in July there is still a long way to go. We did see tons of crowds and some true craziness over Labor Day weekend, but predictions are that the next couple of months will remain slow.
While this has a big effect on the Vegas Strip casinos, it really hurts the second tier markets. Primm, Nevada sits on I-15 about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and is home to three big casinos, a theme park, two “monorails”, a movie theater, a 6,500 seat arena and one of the deadest (and prettiest) malls I have seen in awhile.
As of now two of the casinos (Primm Valley and Whiskey Pete’s) and the dead mall are open and I’ll have a tour of those coming very soon. Unfortunately perhaps the most iconic of the Primm, Nevada landmarks remains closed though. Buffalo Bill’s houses over 1,200 rooms, a theme park and so much more and it is closed indefinitely.
I recently headed out to Primm and was able to do a full walk around of the Buffalo Bill’s property. During this tour I’ll go over some of the history of the now shuttered hotel, casino and theme park plus we’ll discover relics of the past like the 20+ year abandoned train tracks and so much more!
Buffalo Bill’s Closed Casino Tour – Bottom Line
While I do believe Buffalo Bill’s will reopen, it may be some time before it comes back. Even when open the rides have been very limited (the coaster reopened briefly last Summer after being closed a long time), so the future of Desperado, the log flume and the other rides is a mystery.
What are your favorite memories of Buffalo Bill’s and Primm? Let’s discuss it!