Aku Aku

Bar & Restaurant
3000 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Opened in 1960
Closed in 1980
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Frankie's Tiki Room, Las Vegas 1.8 mi
3.0 km
Charleston Antique Mall, Las Vegas 1.8 mi
3.0 km
The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas 1.6 mi
2.6 km
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa, Las Vegas 5.1 mi
8.1 km
Sunset Park, Las Vegas 5.3 mi
8.6 km
menu, 120-121
mug, 120
picture, 114-115, 121
souvenir, 120
Drink menu cover from Aku Aku in Las Vegas
date unknown, from the collection of Swanky
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Humuhumu’s description:
The Aku Aku was a Polynesian restaurant inside the Stardust casino, at the north end of the Las Vegas strip. The restaurant opened in 1960, and closed in 1980. The iconic moai statues that stood guard over the Aku Aku were carved by Eli Hedley (grandfather of Bamboo Ben). These statues became famous symbols not just for the restaurant or the Stardust Casino it resided in, but Las Vegas itself. One of these statues can be viewed today at Sunset Park in Las Vegas.
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