Wayne Newton’s gates could be closing for good. The iconic performer’s sprawling property at Casa de Shenandoah likely hosted its last public event Thursday night.
The Nevada Society for the Prevention and Cruelty of Animals held its ‘Animals in Wonderland’ event there on Thursday.
The property was first opened for public tours in 2015. It was announced this week that those tours would stop to upgrade the facilities, but some fear it may never reopen.
“So many of us drive by this place every single solitary day, and to be on the other side of the wall and see and experience what goes on over here on a daily basis, is something that’s incredible,” said Kathy Jung, president of the Nevada SPCA.
The Nevada SPCA was one of the first organizations to have an event at Casa de Shenandoah, so it’s bittersweet that Thursday’s event could be the last event held at the estate.