707 Fremont

Las Vegas, NV


Orbit Inn

1964 to 1987

In January 1967 an unstable man with multiple sticks of dynamite killed himself, his wife and others staying at the Orbit Inn when he shot a handgun into a pile of dynamite. Below are some of the news stories of the time.  After repairs, the Orbit Inn stayed open for another 20 years.
Chips form the Orbit Inn Las Vegas, NV
News 3 Video Vault | Shocking Orbit Inn blast of 1967:  
Video feature on the Orbit Inn explosion reported by Tom Hawley of KSNV MyNews3.com
Orbit Inn Las Vegas explosion
Orbit Inn Las Vegas- sign
Orbit Inn photo
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