Vegas Eye: Back in the Heart of it All!

There are at least three visual clues to the identity of this week’s mystery puzzle location. How many can you spot?

Thousands have stood at this spot -- Do you know where it is?
Photo by Megan Edwards

1- Where is this?
2- What item of significance is directly behind the photographer’s location… (less than 10 feet)
3- Why would one expect to hear some screaming here?
4- How long has this particular view been possible (this could be a tricky question).

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8 responses on “Vegas Eye: Back in the Heart of it All!

  1. It appears to be Harrah’s hotel, shot from the southeast, probably from the the timeshares behind the Flamingo. So, I would guess that the item behind the photographer would be the monorail, and thus the view having existed since whenever both the monorail and the timeshares were built.

  2. Could the roof be that of a pool cabana at the Flamingo, and thus screaming from those diving into the pool?

  3. It’s not a roof cabana — but it IS the Flamingo — you need to get a bit more specific here!


  4. As I recheck the angles, the photo would have been taken closer to Las Vegas Blvd than the condos, the monorail, or the pool. Therefore, I will theorize that it was taken from the Flamingo’s wildlife habitat and that the nearby screaming is from the Chilean flamingos who reside there. Though there is that bar at the top of the picture that makes it look as if it was taken from some sort of sheltered location, and the tile roof and the fact that you can see only the top of Harrah’s and none of the Imperial Palace make it look as if it were taken from either some elevation, or that the tile roof is so close that it obscures the IP.

  5. Tom, Tom, Tom….

    Come on now, you’re one of my heros for non-residents who know Las Vegas…. Nope, it’s not at th condos, it’s not near the monorail and it’s very historic…. And it was taken at ground level.


  6. If it’s historic, I suppose it must be the Bugsy Siegel memorial, and the curved thing on top part of the trellis between it and the wedding chapel.

  7. Excellent work! And the screaming part….?

    It’s directly adjacent to the waterfall slide on the main swimming pool and the screams are from kids of all ages going down that thing….


    (Will get your LLV mugs in the mail…)

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