Take a tour of Wayne Newton’s estate, Casa de Shenandoah
The property features gorgeous landscaping, with ponds and waterfalls and oak trees decorating the land, as well as Newton’s paddock of Arabian horses. Also, “Boo,” a capuchin monkey; “Charlie,” a penguin; wallabies; peacocks and more all call Shenandoah home.
Guests enter through a visitor center across the street from the estate and start with a movie covering Newton’s life and Casa de Shenandoah, then start the tour on a shuttle bus.
Newton’s Las Vegas career started in 1959 when the then-teenage first appeared at the Fremont Hotel. The tour includes pieces the entertainer has collected through the years, including automobiles formerly owned by country singer Johnny Cash and actor Steve McQueen as well as gifts from friends such as singers Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley and comedian Jack Benny.
Newton also has a Native American artifact collection, a private jet and a love of the armed forces, all featured on the tour. Also of note, military keepsakes and letters to Newton from U.S. presidents.
No Las Vegas experience is complete without a souvenir, and the Shops at Shenandoah come with boutiques such as Wayne’s World, with Casa de Shenandoah and Newton T-shirts, souvenirs and memorabilia; Kat’s Korner, a women’s store named for Newton’s wife, with apparel, jewelry and fragrances; Lauren’s Lair, named for Newton’s youngest daughter, where the animals get their due in a children’s boutique; and the Opportunity Village Gift Shop, named for the local nonprofit that helps adults with disabilities.
When the basic tour is not enough, guests can upgrade to visits that range from 90 minutes up to four hours. Go all out to see some of the hidden rooms and passages, even more collectibles and a crystal pool table. Guests can even get Mr. Las Vegas to guide the tour.
The Casa de Shenandoah Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with tours starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Tours start at $35 at 3310 Sunset Road.
Tickets: Casa de Shenandoah, (702) 776-7491
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