Tropicana Express Hotel and Casino

Tropicana Express Hotel and Casino resort in Laughlin, Nevada with almost 1,500 guest rooms and suites is two luxurious towers: the 12-story Casino Tower and the 24-story Promenade Tower. The casino has 1,050 slot machines, and 21 table games, several restaurants, bars, lounges and entertainment venue. The hotel also has a locomotive-shaped pool.


Tropicana Express Hotel and Casino includes many notable restaurants:


Tropicana Express Hotel and Casino amenities include: a VIP check-in area, casino, the Pavilion Theater, a 9,000-square-foot indoor entertainment venue, swimming pool, shopping, Jet Ski and car rentals. It also has the Caboose Lounge, which has live entertainment, the Eclipse Bar, and a premium slot lounge, the Grand Junction.


The Tropicana Express Hotel and Casino caters to the mature traveler with an all-adult tower as part of their beautiful, newly renovated nearly 1,500 rooms, VIP check-in area, casino, live entertainment, and nightclub. FREE Wi-Fi covering most dining outlets, bars, and Pool area.

What Happened to the Railroad!#?

In July 1988, The Tropicana Express opened under the name Ramada Express.
From 1988 until 2010, the Tropicana Express operated the 3/4 mile long, 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge Tropicana Express Railroad, which looped around its grounds. Rolling stock consisted of 3 open passenger cars, a diesel-powered 4-4-0 steam locomotive named #7 Gambler, and a Plymouth Locomotive Works engine #11 named Lucky Lady used as a spare.

In April 2012, the casino donated the rolling stock to the Las Vegas Railroad Society. All equipment was trucked from Laughlin to an undisclosed location for storage near Las Vegas until a new track is installed in the society’s proposed park.

Historical Note:

In May 2007, Columbia Essex Hotels announced that the Ramada Express would be changing its name to the Tropicana Express. The hotel opened as the Tropicana Express on July 28, 2007. The hotel has been operating under the name “Tropicana Laughlin” since 2010.

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