Show some Las Vegas pride. 5 miles outside of Las Vegas stands Montezuma Castle. Built as a destination hotel by the Santa Fe Railroad in 1886. The 90,000-square-foot structure was considered one of the places to visit at the turn of the century. As a luxury hotel, the castle capitalized on the area’s natural hot springs, and was a gateway to the trout fishing in nearby Gallinas Creek. Guests included Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Jesse James, and Emperor Hirohito of Japan.