Wayne Newton’s Las Vegas Museum Opens

Las Vegas icon and entertainer Wayne Newton returned to his Shenandoah Ranch (l.) and on September 18 opened an on-site museum featuring attractions from his decades-long career and personal collections.

Las Vegas icon Wayne Newton has returned to his Shenandoah Ranch in Las Vegas, only now it’s as much a museum as it is the historic entertainer’s home.

Newton had to leave his ranch amid money woes during the summer of 2013, but the “Casa de Shenandoah” sign in December once again appeared outside the gates of the ranch located at the corner of Sunset and Pecos roads.

“Nobody thought we’d be back here,” Newton told the Las Vegas Sun. “When we moved out, I never thought I’d be back here, either.”

Newton on September 18 opened the museum portion of his home to visitors, which features attractions and artifacts from Newton’s decades-long career and associations with celebrities, presidents, and others.

Newton first pursued the museum idea in 2010, and he obtained financial backing from a Texas investor, but the deal fell through by 2012 and ended up in court.

Since then, Shenandoah was listed for sale for $70 million in September 2013 and again for $30 million a year ago with no takers, while Newton and his family lived in a Henderson estate Newton obtained from “Crazy Girls” founder Norbert Aleman, the Sun reported.

Newton closed a show at the Tropicana in April 2010 and occasionally tours as a performer.