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The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip is a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas Boulevard
in Clark County, Nevada
Nevada
that is known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos. The Strip is approximately 4.2 miles (6.8 km) in length,[1] located immediately south of the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester. However, the Strip is often referred to as being in Las Vegas. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip. The road's cityscape is highlighted by its use of contemporary architecture, lights and wide variety of attractions. Its hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, entertainment offerings, and skyline have established the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip as one of the most popular and iconic tourist destinations in the United States
United States
and the world.[2] Most of the Strip has also been designated as an All-American Road[3][4] and is considered a scenic route at night.[5]

Contents

1 Boundaries 2 History

2.1 Early years (1930s–1990s) 2.2 Recent years (2000–present) 2.3 Future developments

3 Transportation

3.1 Pedestrian traffic

4 Attractions on the Strip

4.1 Golf 4.2 Amusement parks and rides 4.3 Shopping 4.4 Entertainment 4.5 Venues

5 Locations of major landmarks

5.1 Current landmarks 5.2 Former hotel/casino locations

6 Demolished or closed Strip casinos and hotels 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links

Boundaries[edit]

looking north, 2013

Looking south

Historically, the casinos that were not in Downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas
along Fremont Street
Fremont Street
were limited to outside the city limits on Las Vegas Boulevard. In 1959, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
Las Vegas
sign was constructed exactly 4.5 miles (7.2 km) outside the city limits. The sign is today located in the median just south of Russell Road, across from the now-demolished Klondike Hotel & Casino, about 0.4 miles (0.64 km) south of the southernmost entrance to Mandalay Bay (the southernmost casino).[6] In the strictest sense, "the Strip" refers only to the stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard that is roughly between Sahara Avenue
Sahara Avenue
and Russell Road, a distance of 4.2 miles (6.8 km).[7][8] However, the term is often used to refer not only to the road but also to the various casinos and resorts that line the road, and even to properties that are not on the road but in proximity. Phrases such as Strip Area, Resort
Resort
Corridor or Resort
Resort
District are sometimes used to indicate a larger geographical area, including properties 1 mile (1.6 km) or more away from Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Boulevard, such as the Hard Rock, Rio, Palms, and Hooters casinos. A long-standing definition considers the Strip's northern terminus as the SLS, though travel guides typically extend it to include the Stratosphere, 0.4 miles (0.64 km) to the north. Mandalay Bay, located just north of Russell Road, is the southernmost resort considered to be on the Strip (the Klondike was the southernmost until 2006, when it was closed, although it was not included in Las Vegas Strip on some definitions and travel guides). Because of the number and size of the resorts, the Resort
Resort
Corridor can be quite wide. Interstate 15 runs roughly parallel and 0.5 to 0.8 miles (0.80 to 1.29 km) to the west of Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas Boulevard
for the entire length of the Strip. Paradise Road runs to the east in a similar fashion, and ends at St. Louis Avenue. The eastern side of the Strip is bounded by McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport
south of Tropicana Avenue. North of this point, the Resort
Resort
Corridor can be considered to extend as far east as Paradise Road, although some consider Koval Lane as a less inclusive boundary. Interstate 15 is sometimes considered the western edge of the Resort
Resort
Corridor from Interstate 215 to Spring Mountain Road. North of this point, Industrial Road serves as the western edge. Newer resorts such as South Point and the M Resort
Resort
are on Las Vegas Boulevard South as distant as 8 miles south of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Marketing for these casinos usually states that they are on southern Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas Boulevard
and not "Strip" properties.

Southern half of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip at night with CityCenter
CityCenter
construction on the bottom right, 2007

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip from the south east, 2012

History[edit] Early years (1930s–1990s)[edit] The first casino to be built on Highway 91 was the Pair-o-Dice Club in 1931, but the first on what is currently the Strip was the El Rancho Vegas, opening on April 3, 1941, with 63 rooms. That casino stood for almost 20 years before being destroyed by a fire in 1960. Its success spawned a second hotel on what would become the Strip, the Hotel Last Frontier, in 1942. Organized crime
Organized crime
figures such as New York's Bugsy Siegel took interest in the growing gaming center leading to other resorts such as the Flamingo, which opened in 1946, and the Desert Inn, which opened in 1950. The funding for many projects was provided through the American National Insurance Company, which was based in the then notorious gambling empire of Galveston, Texas.[9][10]

The Strip in the 1940s. Pictured is the gas station of the Hotel Last Frontier, the second hotel on the Strip.

Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas Boulevard
South was previously called Arrowhead Highway, or Los Angeles Highway. The Strip was named by Los Angeles police officer and businessman Guy McAfee, after his hometown's Sunset Strip.[11] Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace
was established in 1966. In 1968, Kirk Kerkorian purchased the Flamingo and hired Sahara Hotels Vice President Alex Shoofey as President. Alex Shoofey brought along 33 of Sahara's top executives. The Flamingo was used to train future employees of the International Hotel, which was under construction. Opening in 1969, the International Hotel, with 1,512 rooms, began the era of mega-resorts. The International is known as Westgate Las Vegas
Las Vegas
today. The first MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, also a Kerkorian property, opened in 1973 with 2,084 rooms. At the time, this was one of the largest hotels in the world by number of rooms. The Rossiya Hotel built in 1967 in Moscow, for instance, had 3,200 rooms; however, most of the rooms in the Rossiya Hotel
Rossiya Hotel
were single rooms of 118 sq. ft (roughly 1/4 size of a standard room at the MGM Grand Resort). On November 21, 1980, the MGM Grand suffered the worst resort fire in the history of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
as a result of electrical problems, killing 87 people. It reopened eight months later. In 1986, Kerkorian sold the MGM Grand to Bally Manufacturing, and it was renamed Bally's. The Wet 'n Wild water park opened in 1985 and was located on the south side of the Sahara hotel. The park closed at the end of the 2004 season and was later demolished. The opening of The Mirage
The Mirage
in 1989 set a new level to the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
experience, as smaller hotels and casinos made way for the larger mega-resorts. The Rio and the Excalibur opened in 1990. These huge facilities offer entertainment and dining options, as well as gambling and lodging. This change affected the smaller, well-known and now historic hotels and casinos, like The Dunes, The Sands, the Stardust, and the Sahara. The lights along the Strip have been dimmed in a sign of respect to six performers and one other major Las Vegas
Las Vegas
figure upon their deaths. They are Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
(1977), Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr.
(1990),[12] Dean Martin (1995), George Burns
George Burns
(1996), Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1998), former UNLV basketball head coach Jerry Tarkanian (2015),[13] and Don Rickles (2017).[14] The Strip lights were dimmed later in 2017 as a memorial to victims of a mass shooting at a concert held adjacent to the Strip.[15] In 2005, Clark County renamed a section of Industrial Road (south of Twain Avenue) as Dean Martin
Dean Martin
Drive, also as a tribute to the famous Rat Pack
Rat Pack
singer, actor, and frequent Las Vegas
Las Vegas
entertainer. In an effort to attract families, resorts offered more attractions geared toward youth, but had limited success. The (current) MGM Grand opened in 1993 with MGM Grand Adventures Theme Park, but the park closed in 2000 due to lack of interest. Similarly, in 2003 Treasure Island closed its own video arcade and abandoned the previous pirate theme, adopting the new ti name.[16] In addition to the large hotels, casinos and resorts, the Strip is home to a few smaller casinos and other attractions, such as M&M World, Adventuredome
Adventuredome
and the Fashion Show Mall. Starting in the mid-1990s, the Strip became a popular New Year's Eve celebration destination. Recent years (2000–present)[edit]

Four-segment panorama of The Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, and Caesars Palace (left to right) from the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip, across from the Bellagio fountains.

Gondolas outside of The Venetian.

With the opening of Bellagio, Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn and Encore resorts, the strip trended towards the luxurious high end segment through most of the 2000s, while some older resorts added major expansions and renovations, including some de-theming of the earlier themed hotels. High end dining, specialty retail, spas and nightclubs increasingly became options for visitors in addition to gambling at most Strip resorts. There was also a trend towards expensive residential condo units on the strip. In 2004, MGM Mirage
MGM Mirage
announced plans for CityCenter, a 66-acre (27 ha), $7 billion multi-use project on the site of the Boardwalk hotel and adjoining land. It consists of hotel, casino, condo, retail, art, business and other uses on the site. City Center is currently the largest such complex in the world. Construction began in April 2006, with most elements of the project opened in late 2009. Also in 2006, the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip lost its longtime status as the world's highest-grossing gambling center, falling to second place behind Macau.[17] In 2012, the High Roller Ferris wheel
Ferris wheel
and a retail district called The LINQ Promenade broke ground, in an attempt to diversify attractions beyond that of casino resorts. Renovations and rebrandings such as The Cromwell Las Vegas
Las Vegas
and the SLS Las Vegas
Las Vegas
continued to transform The Strip in 2014. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Festival Grounds opened in 2015. In 2016, the T-Mobile Arena, The Park, the Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino, and the Park Theatre opened. Smaller changes and developments are taking place as well.[18] On October 1, 2017, a mass shooting occurred on the Strip at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, adjacent to the Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
hotel. This incident became the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.[19] Future developments[edit]

CityCenter
CityCenter
Las Vegas

The Monte Carlo Resort
Resort
and Casino
Casino
will undergo a two-year, $450 million makeover into the Park MGM to be completed by end of 2018.[20] Phase one of the Wynn Paradise Park with a 1,500 room hotel tower, lagoon and beach amenities is expected to be completed by early 2019.[21] The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Casino
has been bought and will be redeveloped as the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas
by late fall 2019.[22] Construction of the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Stadium began in September 2017 and is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 NFL season. Construction of the All Net Resort
Resort
and Arena is expected to be completed by spring 2020.[23] Genting Group
Genting Group
bought the site of the Stardust in 2013 with plans to build and open Resorts World Las Vegas
Las Vegas
in 2020.[24] Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Sands and Madison Square Garden Company
Madison Square Garden Company
plan to build an arena behind The Palazzo
The Palazzo
and The Venetian by late 2020.[25] The Drew Las Vegas
Las Vegas
will be turned into a 4,000 room resort and casino by late 2020.[26] Wynn Resorts
Wynn Resorts
bought the site of the New Frontier in December 2017 and announced plans for a 2,000+ room resort tentatively named Wynn West.[27] Between Q2 2018 and summer 2021, $140M will be invested in upgrading the Stratosphere.[28] The unfinished Skyvue
Skyvue
ferris wheel is for sale,[29] as is the land of the former La Concha Motel[30].

Transportation[edit]

The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Monorail.

RTC Transit
RTC Transit
(previously Citizens Area Transit, or CAT) provides bus service on the Strip with double decker buses known as The Deuce. The Deuce runs between Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
at the southern end of the Strip (and to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
Las Vegas
sign and South Strip Transfer Terminal after midnight) to the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC) and the Fremont Street
Fremont Street
Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, with stops near every casino. RTC also operates an express bus called the Strip and Downtown Express (SDX). This route connects the Strip to the Las Vegas Convention Center and Downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas
to the north, with stops at selected hotels and shopping attractions ( Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Premium Outlets North & South). While not on the Strip itself, the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Monorail runs on the east side of the Strip corridor from Tropicana Avenue to Sahara Avenue.[31] Several free trams operate on the west side of the Strip:

Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Tram connecting the Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur Aria Express connecting the Monte Carlo, Crystals (also stop for Aria), and Bellagio Between Treasure Island
Treasure Island
and The Mirage

Prior to CAT bus service beginning operations in 1992, mass transit on the Strip was provided by a private transit company, Las Vegas Transit. The Strip route was their only profitable route and supported the whole bus system.[citation needed]

The Deuce bus (CAT Enviro500)

Aria Express

Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Tram

Pedestrian traffic[edit]

The Strip traffic during the day, looking north from the MGM Grand. The strip has a number of pedestrian footbridges.

Concerning pedestrian safety and to help alleviate traffic congestion at popular intersections, several pedestrian footbridges were erected in 1990s. Some feature designs that match the theme of the nearby resorts. The Tropicana – Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas Boulevard
footbridges were the first to be installed, and based on the success of this project additional footbridges have been built on Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas Boulevard
at the Flamingo Road intersection connecting Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Bally's, and The Cromwell; between The Mirage/ Treasure Island
Treasure Island
and The Venetian, and at the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Boulevard-Spring Mountain and Sands Avenue intersection connecting the Wynn with the Fashion Show Mall, The Palazzo
The Palazzo
and Treasure Island. The latest to be completed connects Planet Hollywood, CityCenter
CityCenter
and The Cosmopolitan at the Harmon Avenue intersection.[32] According to the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Convention and Visitors Authority's annual Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Visitor Profile Study, only 36% of people said they walked around the Strip, a figure that is a drop from 2013 (52%).[citation needed]

Attractions on the Strip[edit] Golf[edit]

Wynn Golf and Country Club

In 2000, Bali Hai Golf Club opened just south of Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
and the Strip.[33] In recent years, all golf courses on the Strip but the Desert Inn
Desert Inn
Golf Course have been removed to make way for building projects. Even though many golf courses along the Strip were being torn down, such as the Tropicana Country Club
Tropicana Country Club
and the Dunes golf course, developer Steve Wynn, founder of previously owned Mirage Resorts, purchased the Desert Inn and golf course for his new company Wynn Resorts. The Wynn Golf Club is "...the only golf course attached to a resort on the Las Vegas Strip...".[34] In 2005, he opened Wynn Las Vegas, complete with remodeled golf course providing tee times to hotel guests only. In 2016, a TopGolf
TopGolf
opened near the Strip.[35] Amusement parks and rides[edit] The strip is home to many amusement parks and rides. These include:

Big Shot X-Scream SkyJump Las Vegas Adventuredome The Roller Coaster High Roller

Shopping[edit]

The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace

Bonanza Gift Shop
Bonanza Gift Shop
is billed as the "World's Largest Gift Shop", with over 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of shopping space. The Shoppes at The Palazzo
The Palazzo
feature luxury stores including the only Barneys New York
Barneys New York
department store in Las Vegas. Fashion Show Mall
Fashion Show Mall
is adjacent to Treasure Island
Treasure Island
and opposite Wynn Las Vegas. Grand Canal Shoppes
Grand Canal Shoppes
is a luxury mall connected to The Venetian with canals, gondolas and singing gondoliers. The LINQ Promenade is an open-air retail, dining, and entertainment district located between The Linq
The Linq
and Flamingo resorts that began a soft open in January 2014. It leads from a Strip-side entrance to the High Roller. Miracle Mile Shops
Miracle Mile Shops
is part of the Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood
hotel. The Forum Shops at Caesars
The Forum Shops at Caesars
is a luxury mall connected to Caesars Palace, with more than 160 shops and 11 restaurants. Crystals at CityCenter
CityCenter
is a luxury high-fashion mall at CityCenter. Harmon Corner
Harmon Corner
is a three-story retail center located next to Planet Hollywood with shops and restaurants. Showcase Mall
Showcase Mall
is next to MGM Grand, and displays a 100-foot Coca-Cola bottle.[36] The Park, a short east-west street between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York resorts is a park-like boulevard lined with retail shops and restaurants, leading to T-Mobile Arena.[37]

Entertainment[edit]

Nevada
Nevada
National Guard assist with New Year's Eve security

The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip is well known for its lounges, showrooms, theaters and nightclubs;[38] most of the attractions and shows on the Strip are located on the hotel casino properties. Some of the more popular free attractions visible from the Strip include the water fountains at Bellagio, the volcano at The Mirage, and the Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain at Caesars Palace. There are several Cirque du Soleil shows, such as
at the MGM Grand, O at Bellagio, Mystère at Treasure Island, Zumanity
Zumanity
(for ages 18 and older) at New York-New York, Criss Angel Mindfreak
Criss Angel Mindfreak
at the Luxor, and Michael Jackson: One at Mandalay Bay.[39] Many notable artists have performed in Las Vegas, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Wayne Newton, Liza Minnelli, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr.
and Liberace,[40] and in more recent years Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Barry Manilow, Cher, Elton John, Bette Midler, Donny and Marie Osmond, Garth Brooks, Jennifer Lopez, Reba McEntire, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain
Shania Twain
and Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
have had residencies in the various resorts on the Strip. The only movie theatre directly on the Strip was the 10-screen Regal Showcase Theatre in the Showcase Mall. The theater opened in 1997 and was operated by Regal Entertainment Group,[41] until its closure in 2018.[42] Venues[edit] The Strip is home to many entertainment venues. Most of the resorts have a showroom, nightclub and/or live music venue on the property and a few have large multipurpose arenas. Major venues include:

All Net Resort
Resort
and Arena (planned) The AXIS The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Festival Grounds Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center MGM Grand Garden Arena T-Mobile Arena

Locations of major landmarks[edit] Current landmarks[edit] For a full list of hotels on the Strip, see List of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip hotels.

North towards Fremont Street ↑

Stratosphere

Aztec Inn

Lucky Dragon, Allure, Bonanza Gift Shop

Sahara Avenue Sahara Avenue

Festival Grounds SLS

Hilton Grand Vacations All Net (construction)

Sky

Circus Circus Drew (construction), Turnberry

Slots-A-Fun LV Convention Center (expansion)

Resorts World (construction) Guardian Angel Cathedral

Desert Inn
Desert Inn
Road Desert Inn
Desert Inn
Road

Trump, Wynn West (proposed) Encore

Fashion Show Mall Wynn, Wynn Paradise Park (construction)

Spring Mountain Road Sands Avenue

Treasure Island Palazzo, Sands Expo

Venetian, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Sands-MSG Arena (proposed)

Mirage Casino
Casino
Royale

Harrah's

Linq, High Roller

Flamingo

Caesars Palace Cromwell, Westin

Flamingo Road Flamingo Road

Bellagio Bally's

Paris

Cosmopolitan Planet Hollywood, Elara

Harmon Corner

Harmon Avenue Harmon Avenue

CityCenter
CityCenter
(Aria, Vdara, Mandarin Oriental) Grand Chateau, Signature

Monte Carlo Showcase Mall

T-Mobile Arena, New York-New York MGM Grand

Tropicana Avenue Tropicana Avenue

Excalibur Tropicana, Hooters

Luxor Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Village

Delano, Mandalay Bay Skyvue
Skyvue
(abandoned)

Russell Road Little Church of the West

↓ Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
Las Vegas
sign South towards Interstate 215

Former hotel/casino locations[edit]

North towards Fremont Street ↑

Vegas World/Million Dollar Casino

Jackpot Casino/Money Tree Casino Holy Cow/Foxy's Firehouse

Sahara Avenue Sahara Avenue

El Rancho Vegas Sahara/Club Bingo

Wet 'n Wild

Thunderbird/Silverbird/El Rancho

Riviera

Westward Ho La Concha Motel

Silver City/Riata

Stardust/Royal Nevada

Desert Inn
Desert Inn
Road Desert Inn
Desert Inn
Road

Silver Slipper/Golden Slipper

New Frontier/Last Frontier/Frontier Desert Inn

Spring Mountain Road Sands Avenue

Sands

Castaways Nob Hill Casino

Holiday Casino, Holiday Inn

Flamingo Capri/Imperial Palace/Quad

O'Sheas Casino

Barbary Coast/Bill's

Flamingo Road Flamingo Road

Dunes MGM Grand

Aladdin/Tally Ho/King's Crown

Boardwalk Harmon Avenue

Marina

Tropicana Avenue Tropicana Avenue

Hacienda

Russell Road Glass Pool Inn

Klondike/Kona Kai

↓ South towards Interstate 215

Demolished or closed Strip casinos and hotels[edit]

Aladdin Hotel & Casino: Opened in 1963 as the Tally Ho, became the King's Crown in 1965, the Aladdin in 1966, and was demolished in 1998, and reopened in 2000. In 2007, the Aladdin was renamed Planet Hollywood. Big Red's Casino: Opened in 1981 and closed in 1982. Property developed for CBS
CBS
Sports World Casino
Casino
in 1997. Changed name to Sports World Casino
Casino
after CBS
CBS
threatened to sue.[43] Closed in 2001, now a shopping center. Barbary Coast Hotel and Casino: Closed in 2007, now The Cromwell. Boardwalk Hotel and Casino: Closed on January 6, 2006, demolished May 9, 2006 to make way for CityCenter. Castaways Hotel and Casino: Opened in 1957 as the San Souci Hotel and became the Castaways in 1963 and was demolished in 1987. Now The Mirage. Desert Inn: Closed on August 28, 2000, demolished in 2004, now Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas
and Encore Las Vegas; Desert Inn
Desert Inn
golf course was retained and improved. Dunes Hotel and Casino: Closed on January 26, 1993, demolished in 1993, now Bellagio. The Dunes golf course is now occupied by parts of Monte Carlo, New York-New York, CityCenter, Cosmopolitan, and T-Mobile Arena. El Rancho (formerly Thunderbird/Silverbird): Closed in 1992 and demolished in 2000. Now the unfinished The Drew Las Vegas. El Rancho Vegas: Burned down in 1960. The Hilton Grand Vacations Club timeshare now exists on the south edge of the site where the resort once stood; the remainder is now the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Festival Grounds. Hacienda: Closed in 1996, demolished in 1996, now Mandalay Bay. Until 2015, a separate Hacienda operated outside Boulder City, formerly the Gold Strike Inn. Holiday Casino: Opened in 1973 and closed in 1992. Now Harrah's Las Vegas. Holy Cow Casino
Casino
and Brewery: First micro brewery in Las Vegas. Closed in 2002, property currently vacant. Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino: Opened in 1959 as the Flamingo Capri and became the Imperial Palace in 1979 and The Quad in 2012. Now The Linq. Jackpot Casino: Closed in 1977, now part of Bonanza Gift Shop Klondike Hotel & Casino: Closed in 2006, demolished in 2008. Little Caesars Casino: Opened in 1970 and closed in 1994. Paris Las Vegas now occupies the area.[44] MGM Grand Hotel and Casino: Closed in 1986 and now Bally's
Bally's
Las Vegas. Money Tree Casino: Closed in 1979, now Bonanza Gift Shop. Marina Hotel and Casino: Closed, adapted into MGM Grand, now the West Wing of the MGM Grand. New Frontier: Closed July 16, 2007, demolished November 13, 2007. Currently being redeveloped as Alon Las Vegas. Nob Hill Casino: Opened in 1979 and closed in 1990. Now Best Western + Casino
Casino
Royale Riviera Hotel and Casino: Opened in 1955; Closed in May 2015 to make way for the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Global Business District. Sahara Hotel and Casino: Closed on May 16, 2011. Reopened August 23, 2014 as SLS Las Vegas. Sands Hotel
Sands Hotel
and Casino: Closed on June 30, 1996, demolished in 1996, now The Venetian. Silver City Casino: Closed in 1999, now the Silver City Plaza Shopping Center. Silver Slipper
Silver Slipper
Casino: Opened in 1950 and closed and demolished in 1988. It became the parking lot for the New Frontier until its closure and demolition in 2007. Stardust Resort
Resort
& Casino: Closed on November 1, 2006, demolished on March 13, 2007. Currently being redeveloped as Resorts World Las Vegas. Vegas World: Opened in 1979 and closed in 1995. Now the Stratosphere Las Vegas Westward Ho Hotel and Casino: Closed in 2005, demolished in 2006. Currently being redeveloped as Resorts World Las Vegas.

Gallery[edit]

The iconic Welcome to Las Vegas
Las Vegas
sign was built in 1959.

The Strip in 2009.

A view of the southern end of the Strip. Looking northward from Tropicana Avenue.

View of the Strip from the Eiffel Tower of the Paris Las Vegas.

Photo taken May 21, 2010, a view of the Strip from the Renaissance Hotel.

View of Monte Carlo Resort
Resort
and Casino
Casino
with City Center in the background

The Bellagio Fountains as seen from the hotel

The Cosmopolitan

The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
High Roller is the tallest Ferris wheel
Ferris wheel
in the world

Wynn Las Vegas

See also[edit]

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
portal

List of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip hotels Downtown ( Nevada
Nevada
gaming area) West Las Vegas

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Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip

South end

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
Las Vegas
sign

West side casinos

Aria Bellagio Caesars Palace Circus Circus Cosmopolitan Excalibur Lucky Dragon Luxor Mandalay Bay The Mirage Monte Carlo New York-New York Resorts World (proposed) Slots-A-Fun Stratosphere Treasure Island

East side casinos

Bally's Casino
Casino
Royale Cromwell Encore Flamingo The Drew (under construction) Harrah's The Linq MGM Grand O'Sheas Palazzo Paris Planet Hollywood SLS Tropicana Venetian Wynn

Former casinos

Boardwalk Castaways Desert Inn Dunes El Rancho El Rancho Vegas Hacienda Klondike Marina New Frontier Riviera Sahara Sands Silver City Silver Slipper Stardust Thunderbird Westward Ho

Shopping

Crystals Fashion Show Mall The Forum Shops Grand Canal Shoppes Harmon Corner Miracle Mile Shops Showcase Mall

Attractions

Adventuredome High Roller Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center MGM Grand Garden Arena The Roller Coaster Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Skyvue T-Mobile Arena

Transportation

Aria Express The Deuce Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Monorail Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Tram RTC Transit McCarran Airport

Related

List of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip hotels Paradise, Nevada Winchester, Nevada 2017 Las Vegas
Las Vegas
shooting

Strip Gaming Area

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Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley

Las Vegas–Paradise, NV MSA State of Nevada

Transportation

Airports

McCarran International Airport North Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Airport Henderson Executive Airport

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Monorail RTC Transit Amtrak station (defunct)

Arts and museums

18b The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Arts District Southern Nevada
Nevada
Zoological-Botanical Park Symphony Park

Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Huntridge Theater Lance Burton Theatre Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Little Theater Smith Center for the Performing Arts The AXIS

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Museums in Clark County, Nevada

Active

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum Burlesque Hall of Fame Clark County Museum Discovery Children's Museum Erotic Heritage Museum Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum Imperial Palace Auto Collection Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Gambling Museum Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Historical Society Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Natural History Museum Lost City Museum Madame Tussauds Marjorie Barrick Museum
Museum
of Art Mob Museum National Atomic Testing Museum Neon Museum Nevada
Nevada
State Museum Nevada
Nevada
Southern Railroad Museum Old Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Mormon Fort State Historic Park Pinball Hall of Fame Shelby Museum Southern Nevada
Nevada
Museum
Museum
of Fine Art Thunderbirds Museum

Previous

Elvis-A-Rama Museum Guinness World of Records Guggenheim Hermitage Museum History of the Future Museum Hollywood Movie Museum Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Art Museum Liberace
Liberace
Museum Star Trek: The Experience

Sports

T-Mobile Arena Sam Boyd Stadium Cashman Field Thomas & Mack Center Darling Tennis Center Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Motor Speedway Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Stadium Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Ballpark Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay
Events Center All Net Resort
Resort
and Arena

Government

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
City Hall Clark County Government Center Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Metropolitan Police Department

Communities

Cities

Henderson Las Vegas North Las Vegas

Census-designated places

Blue Diamond Enterprise Paradise Spring Valley Summerlin South Sunrise Manor Whitney Winchester

Neighborhoods

Aliante Anthem/Anthem Country Club Chinatown Downtown Las Vegas Green Valley Lake Las Vegas Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Country Club MacDonald Highlands Mountain's Edge Paradise Palms Queensridge/One Queensridge Place Seven Hills Southern Highlands Summerlin Summerlin South The Lakes The Ridges West Las Vegas

Research and education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada
Nevada
Medical School Nevada
Nevada
State College National University Touro University Nevada College of Southern Nevada Roseman University of Health Sciences

Parks and public spaces

Acacia Demonstration Gardens Clark County Shooting Complex Clark County Wetlands Park Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs Lake Mead National Recreation Area Springs Preserve Mount Charleston Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Sunset Park Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Valley of Fire State Park

Area shopping

Bonanza Gift Shop The Boulevard Mall The Shops at Crystals Downtown Summerlin Galleria at Sunset Grand Canal Shoppes Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas Fashion Show Mall The Forum Shops at Caesars Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Premium Outlets North Meadows Mall Miracle Mile Shops Stratosphere Tower Shops Studio Walk at MGM Grand Downtown Summerlin The Shoppes at the Palazzo Tivoli Village Town Square

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