But, on this day, it's last day, let's not dwell on that. Instead, pay your own tribute to the old gal in the comments below.
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The Sahara's Final Moments
In the final hours of the Sahara's closing, there was no big to-do, no showy speech, no promises of a newer/bigger/better/(insert whatever else you can think of here) hotel to come. Instead, visitors spent the hotel's last moments as they had its final years - finding their own bits of joy.
Walking into the hotel three hours before its last call, we had expected a somber reminder of sad Vegas, but instead we heard laughter, cheers and the clang of slots. It was an amazing sight. One that caused us to wander and wander for almost all of those 180 minutes (and, if you've ever been inside the Sahara, you know how small a circuit that is) as we drank in something that had been missing from the grand dame for some time - a sense of excitement, energy, exuberance. As a worker succinctly uttered, "We should have been closing every day."