Welcome to LasVegas360.com

July 3, 2011
Welcome to Fabulous  Las Vegas Nevada Sign

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign -photo taken: 2011. photo by: LasVegas360.com

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk down the world famous Las Vegas Strip? Now is your chance to take a virtual stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard, one of the most exciting streets in the world. Start at the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and continue down the entire length of the Strip with complete 360 degree panoramic views. Be sure to stop at some of the newest and best hotels in Las Vegas including Bellagio, Wynn, Encore, Paris, Mandalay Bay and The Venetian.

Continue to the downtown area of Las Vegas, and don’t miss our 360 degree tour of Fremont Street. This street was where it all began, from a small railroad stop at the turn of the century to one of the brightest streets in the world. Fremont street was one of the best places to cruise in a convertible car for decades but now the street has been closed off to traffic and it is a pedestrian paradise lined with kiosks, souvenir shops and of course plenty of casinos. Up above an arched steel canopy lights up the night sky with an animated, electronic show that spans the entire four blocks of Fremont Street. Further down Fremont Street is the newly developing non-gaming sector of “Fremont East District” lined with Bars, Coffee shops and places to eat, including newly opened Container Park.

Want to see Harrah’s, Caesar’s and all the famous casinos? Then take a virtual stroll down Boulevard South. It may get you tempted to come over and play for real, in which case you may want to first read up on the top games first, see this article on roulette games here or on slot machines here to get started.

Las Vegas Strip Virtual 360° Las Vegas Strip Tour: Part I (Welcome Sign – Bellagio)

Virtual 360° Las Vegas Strip Tour: Part II (Caesar’s – Treasure Island) 

Virtual 360° Las Vegas  Strip Tour: Part III (Fashion Show Mall – Stratosphere)

Downtown Virtual 360° Downtown Las Vegas Tour here

Mount Charleston / Lee Canyon Virtual 360° Lee Canyon Tour

Google Map of the Strip with VR Photos

Las Vegas History

If you want to see what there is to do away from the casinos and bright lights take a panoramic peek at recreational areas like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Mt. Charleston and the quaint little town of Boulder City, the only town in the state where gambling remains illegal. There truly is something for everyone in Las Vegas.

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On This Date: December 15, 1952, The Sands Hotel & Casino Opened

December 15, 2014

The Historic hotel was the seventh hotel to open on the famous Las Vegas Strip on December 15, 1952. The Sands Hotel & Casino was was owned by Howard Hughes in the mid 1960′s.

Sands Hotel & Casino

Sands Hotel & Casino A Place in the Sun

The original movie, Ocean’s 11 was filmed at the Sands and during this time movie stars Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford performed at the Copa Room. This is considered the birthplace of the “Rat Pack” and it was called the “Summit at the Sands”.  Another Famous lounge act was that of Louis Prima who performed at the Sands in the ’60s and early ’70s. The hotel was closed on June 30, 1996 and later imploded on November 26, 1996. The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino now resides at the Sands former location.

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On This Date: December 10, 1996, The Hacienda Hotel Closed

December 10, 2014

Hacienda Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip

The Hacienda was a hotel/casino that operated on the Las Vegas Strip from 1956 to 1996. The Hotel was closed on December 10, 1996 and later was imploded on New Year’s Eve in 1999.

The Hacienda, while being designed, was called  the Lady Luck (not to be confused with the downtown’s Lady Luck), but before it was finished it was sold and eventually opened as the Hacienda in 1956. The Hacienda resort initially opened in 1954 without a casino. The hotel owned its own fleet of airliners for its ambitious air travel promotions, it was located directly across from McCarran Air Field.  The Hacienda was also one of the first Strip hotels to market to families and budget travelers. After the implosion, the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel was built on the old Hacienda site.

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On This Date: December 10, 2008, the New Frontier hotel marquee was taken down

The New Frontier was a hotel and casino

The New Frontier Marquee removed December 10, 2008

At the Request of Steve Wynn, prior to the opening of the Encore, the New Frontier Hotel’s marquee was taken down. The Hotel which closed on July 16, 2007, was later imploded on November 13, 2007 leaving only the sign standing. The orginal Hotel was called the Last Frontier” an opened on October 30, 1942. In April 4, 1955, it was renamed the New Frontier, following a modernization of the resort.

Photo By: Mark Sadowski
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On This Date: December 1, 2009, the Vdara Hotel & Spa Opens in City Center on the Las Vegas Strip

December 1, 2014
Vdara Hotel & Spa on the Las Vegas Strip

Vdara Hotel & Spa on the Las Vegas Strip

On this date December 1, 2009, the Vdara Hotel & Spa opened. The property is located within the CityCenter complex across from Aria Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The Vdara is 578 feet high in a 57-story tower and houses 1,495 suites. There is a two-story spa, salon and fitness center. It also has a 40,000 sq ft pool and deck area. The Vdara does not have a casino and is a non-smoking hotel within CityCenter located near Harmon and the Las Vegas Strip.

Photo Date: March 6, 2010
Photo by: By Cygnusloop99 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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On This Date: November 25, 1997, the Aladdin Hotel and Casino Closed

November 25, 2014
Aladdin

Aladdin Hotel in 2008

On this date, November 25, 1997, The Aladdin Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip was closed and then imploded on May 4, 1998 to make way for a new $1.2 billion hotel and gaming complex.  Originally, the Aladdin opened on March 31, 1966. Prior to that was the Tally-Ho in 1963 and then then King’s Crown in 1965. The Aladdin re-opened as the New Aladdin on August 18, 2000 after a 24 hour delay due to fire inspections.

The hotel was sold in bankruptcy on June 20, 2003 and remain opened under its new owners, and on April 17, 2007, After the casino was renovated, it was reopened as: “Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino”.  The casino changed hands again, on February 19, 2010, the hotel was sold to Caesars Entertainment and remains open today as Planet Hollywood.

The funny thing is that “Planet Hollywood restaurant” is not located in the Planet Hollywood Hotel, it is located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

Photo Taken Sept 21, 2008
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