- Bally’s Las Vegas presents the National Geographic Society exhibition, Rarely Seen.
- The photography exhibition of the world’s most rare sightings will open on March 25, 2022.
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Bally’s Las Vegas, aka Horseshoe Las Vegas, visitors will get to experience some of the world’s most astounding phenomena in the new National Geographic Society exhibition, “Rarely Seen,” presented by Imagine Exhibitions.
In this exhibition of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few have the chance to see for themselves.
The exhibition, inspired by the book, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RARELY SEEN: Photographs of the Extraordinary, features 50 striking images shot by some of the world’s finest photographers of places, events, natural phenomena, and man-made heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. With an introduction by National Geographic Explorer and photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose work has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the deepest caves of Papua New Guinea, this exhibition captures unbelievable moments, natural wonders, and extraordinary objects from the far reaches of the globe.
“Rarely Seen is a great example of National Geographic’s rich history of sharing places, moments, and objects that astonish and inspire,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of public programming at the National Geographic Society.
“We’re thrilled to bring such a visually stunning exhibition to Las Vegas, and to do so in the immersive style our company is known for, bringing these photos to life and placing our guests within the experience itself,” said Tom Zaller, President, and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions.
Rarely Seen, an immersive photography exhibition of the world’s most rare sightings will open on Friday, March 25, 2022. Rarely Seen will be located inside Bally’s Las Vegas on the lower level. It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and advance reservations are encouraged.
About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 15,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories, and content.
About Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas, now known as the Horseshoe Las Vegas, is a casino hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. It originally opened as the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on December 4, 1973. The 26-story hotel contained 2,100 rooms and was among the world’s largest hotels.
On November 21, 1980, the MGM Grand was the site of one of the worst high-rise fires in United States history, in which 85 people died. The MGM Grand was rebuilt at a cost of $50 million and eventually reopened on July 29, 1981, with new fire safety features in place. Another 26-story tower opened later that year, adding more than 700 rooms. The resort has a total of 2,812 rooms, and the casino is 68,375 sq ft (6,352.2 m2).
In 1986, Bally Manufacturing purchased the resort and renamed it Bally’s Las Vegas. A sister property, Paris Las Vegas, opened next to Bally’s in 1999. An outdoor shopping mall, the Grand Bazaar Shops, was added to Bally’s in 2015. The resort was home to the long-running Jubilee! the theatrical show, which ran from 1981 to 2016.
Following a renovation, Caesars Entertainment rebranded the property as Horseshoe Las Vegas on December 15, 2022. It is named after the original Binion’s Horseshoe casino in downtown Las Vegas.