After years of speculation, Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah is finally open to the public. Casa de Shenandoah is a 52 acre property that has been the home of Wayne Newton since 1966. Until now, the general public was only able to get an aerial view of what’s been behind the grandiose gates of Casa de Shenandoa. Locals could spot Newton’s property while heading in or out of McCarran Airport:
For years, we wondered what would become of his property. In 2013 a For Sale signed appeared next to the Casa de Shenandoah sign at the corner of Eastern and S Pecos Rd. This signaled the possible end of an era, what would become of his home? His horses? His ranch?
According to his website, Wayne Newton moved to Las Vegas in 1959 at the age of 15. Seven years later he bought his first 5 acres of land on the Eastern side of Las Vegas. This land became Casa de Shenandoah:
With artisan lakes and wells, eight homes, two barns, 60 stalls, 3 arenas, 60 pure-bread Arabian horses and numerous exotic animals, this property once considered to be “in the country of the Nevada desert” is now in the heart of Las Vegas and considered a Las Vegas Landmark that has welcomed Presidents, Kings and countless celebrities through it’s magnificent golden gates.
The first home built on his land between 1966 and 1968 was first home for Wayne Newton living there with his parents and older brother. The Las Vegas Review-Journal notes:
Guests will start at a visitors center across the street from the estate. There, they can purchase tickets for the tour — packages range from $35 to $95 for adults — view a film about Newton, and take home a Newton or Casa de Shenandoah souvenir, home decor, apparel and gift items from Kat’s Corner, named for Newton’s wife, Kathleen, or children’s items and pet accessories from Lauren’s Lair, named for Newton’s daughter, with proceeds going to Opportunity Village.
Information to book your visit to Casa de Shenandoah is available here. Along with a generous look at Wayne Newton’s life and history in Las Vegas, visitors will see memorabilia Mr. Newton received throughout his long career as a performer including a gold microphone given as a gift by Frank Sinatra and a letter written to Newton by Elvis Presley.
Casa de Shenandoah is located at 3310 Sunset Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89120.