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Las Vegas is a metropolitan with population of 583,756, the biggest city in in Nevada and 28th largest city in the United States. It is an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. Bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment.

Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. With the growth that followed, at the close of the century Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in the 20th century. The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city.

The name Las Vegas is often applied to unincorporated areas that surround the city, especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip. The 4.2 mi (6.8 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip is mainly in the unincorporated communities of Paradise, Winchester, and Enterprise.

Many of the largest hotel, casino and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Nineteen of the world's 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms.

One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas' cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture. The modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and residential high-rises on the Strip has established the city as one of the most popular destinations for tourists.

Casino Resorts and Attractions - Las Vegas Strip Area
The Nevada Gaming Commission defines the Strip gaming area as encompassing all resorts located on Las Vegas Boulevard South between Russell Road and Sahara Avenue, as well as several nearby properties not directly located on Las Vegas Boulevard. Famous hotel landmarks in the area includes (From North to South):

  • Stratosphere: features the 1,149 ft (350.2 m) Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, and the second tallest in the Western Hemisphere. On top of the towers are three highest thrill ride in the world.
  • Circus Circus: features circus acts and carnival type games daily on the Midway as well as Adventuredome, a 5-acre indoor amusement park.
  • Wynn: super luxury resort and casino featuring a luxury car dealership, a large curtain waterfall behind a mountain that faces the strip, a golf course, boutiques and shops, and stage shows including Le Rêve.
  • Fashion Show Mall: one of the largest enclosed malls in the worldwith over 250 stores, 7 anchors, an elevated stage, a fashion runway and The Cloud, a structure which provides shade for the entrance and serves as a movie screen at night.
  • The Venetian: features Grand Canal, a canal on the second floor with shops and Gondola Rides, Guggenheim Hermitage Museum and stage shows including Blue Man Group and The Phantom of the Opera.
  • The Palazzo: sister resort of The Venetian featuring a two-story fountain, garden, upscale boutique stores and Lamborghini Las Vegas, a luxury car dealership.
  • Treasure Island: features The Sirens of TI, a free outdoor pirate theme show and Cirque du Soleil's stage show Mystère.
  • The Mirage: features an artificial volcano, Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, an atrium with palm trees, water features, and other "rainforest" flora, a 53-foot-long (16 m), 8-foot-tall (2.4 m) aquarium and Cirque du Soleil's stage show Love involving remixes of the Beatles.
  • Imperial Palace: features The Auto Collections, the world's largest classic car showroom.
  • Flamingo: features a wildlife habitat with live Chilean Flamingos, swans, ducks, koi, and turtles surrounded by sparkling waterfalls and lush foliage.
  • Caesars Palace: features free shows including Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain, The Neil Leifer Gallery with iconic photographs in sports history, and shopping areas including The Forum Shops and Appian Way Shops.
  • Bally's: features moving sidewalk wrapped around by neon lighting, a large shopping area and long-running production burlesque show Jubilee!
  • Bellagio: features Fountains of Bellagio, a vast, choreographed water feature with performances set to light and music, a conservatory and botanical gardens, Dale Chihuly's Fiori di Como, an art work composed of over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers, covers 2,000 sq ft (190 m2) of the lobby ceiling and Cirque du Soleil's aquatic production "O".
  • Paris: features a half scale, 541-foot (165 m) tall replica of the Eiffel Tower, a sign in the shape of the Montgolfier balloon, a two-thirds size Arc de Triomphe, a replica of La Fontaine des Mers, and shopping areas including Bally's-Paris Promenade and Le Boulevard.
  • Planet Hollywood: features Miracle Mile Shops, 1.5-mile (2.4 km) long, enclosed shopping mall with more than 140 stores and 15 restaurants.
  • CityCenter: features Crystals Retail District, a retail and entertainment district with fashionable clubs, gourmet restaurants, retailers and galleries.
  • Monte Carlo: named after Place du Casino in Monte Carlo, the resort features ornate fountains, gas-lit promenades, wave pool, and Street of Dreams shopping area.
  • M&M's World
  • New York-New York: features architecture that mimic the New York City skyline including Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Main Immigration Building on Ellis Island, and the Grand Central Terminal. The resort also includes a Roller Coaster and Cirque du Soleil show Zumanity.
  • MGM Grand: features a glass-sided lion habitat and Cirque du Soleil's production Kà.
  • Excalibur: named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, the resort features Arthurian castle and medieval themed dinner show Tournament of Kings.
  • Luxor: named after the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt, the resort features pyramid, Great Sphinx of Giza and "Bodies…The Exhibition,” an educational display on the human body.
  • Mandalay Bay: features Shark Reef Aquarium, a saltwater aquarium.
  • Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign: a Las Vegas Strip landmark at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Casino Resorts and Attractions - Las Vegas Downtown

  • Fremont Street Experience: pedestrian mall with neon lights show on the 90 ft (27 m) high canopy.
  • Neon Museum: features signs from old casinos and other businesses displayed outdoors.
  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum: exhibits focus on the ancient sea bed that was once Las Vegas.
  • Lied Discovery Children's Museum: over 100 hands-on exhibits for children.
  • Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park: containing the Old Mormon Fort, the first structure built by people of European blood in what would become Las Vegas fifty years later.
  • First Friday: exhibits the works of local artists and musicians on the first Friday of each month.
  • Las Vegas Premium Outlets

Casino Resorts and Attractions - Las Vegas Other

  • The Rio: features Masquerade Village which hosts Show in the Sky, a free show that features dance and style from Brazilian Carnival, and Mardi Gras floats.
  • Sam's Town: eight-minute old Western themed show using water, lasers, lights and animation.
  • Silverton Casino Lodge: features 117,000 gallons salt water aquarium with mermaids and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
  • Town Square Las Vegas: an European village style open air shopping, dining, and entertainment center.
  • Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South
  • Meadows Mall: enclosed mall with 960,000 ft² of space with 140 stores and 4 anchors including Dillard's, Macy's, J. C. Penney and Sears.
  • The Boulevard Mall: enclosed mall with 1,180,000 sq ft of retail space with 140 stores and 3 anchor stores including Macy's, J. C. Penney and Sears.
  • Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History
  • Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park: exhibits over 150 species of animals and plants.

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