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. if you like gambling, try your luck at the various gambling establishments across the valley. From the video poker machines in the local 7-11’s to the High Roller tables at Caesars Palace. Smaller places have an All Slots Casino catering to the slot machine crowds. There are local joints, like my favorite PT’s Pub to the glamorous Bellagio, Paris and Wynn, Resorts, there is something for everyone. Planning on gambling in Vegas? Visit winthebet.com for Las Vegas casino comps, tips and player information.

Did you know? If you choose to play slots online for real money you will have an option to choose either $ £ € to receive your payout in.

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

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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.  Las Vegas has something for everyone, shopping, food, entertainment, recreation at Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, and to get away from the heat, Mount Charleston offers hiking, camping, picnicking. There truly is something for everyone in Las Vegas from the glitz and glamor to the serene beauty of the Spring Mountains.

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On This Date: July 1, 1969 The Landmark Hotel Opened

July 1, 2015
The Landmark Hotel and Casino

The Landmark Hotel and Casino in 1969

On this date, the Landmark opened on July 1, 1969. It took more than 8 years to complete and was bought up by Howard Hugues 6 months before its completion.

The Landmark Tower was a 525 rooms hotel/casino located at 364 Convention Center Drive on the corner of Paradise Rd. and Convention Center Drive. The Landmark opened on July 1, 1969 and closed on August 8, 1990.

The Landmark played host to famous celebrities such as Danny Thomas, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Freddy Fender’s first appearance. The Landmark was one of the few hotel properties not located on the Strip or in downtown Las Vegas but across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Landmark was closed on August 8, 1990. and on November 7, 1995, it was imploded. The demolition was filmed and used in the movie “Mars Attack”. The Landmark was also featured in such movies like Viva Las Vegas, Diamonds Are Forever, Casino, and The Cooler. Also seen in TV Shows like Vegas and Crime Story.

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On This Date: July 1, 1973, LVMPD was Formed

Las Vegas Metropoltian Police Department

Las Vegas Metropoltian Police Department New Building in 2011

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD or Metro)  was formed on July 1, 1973, by merging the Las Vegas Police Department with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. Metro serves the city limits of Las Vegas and the unincorporated areas of Clark County. Metro is the largest law enforcement agency in the state of Nevada, and one of the largest police agencies in the United States. The photo above is their new Headquarters which opened in July of 2011.

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On This Date: June 30, 2013 The Hottest Temperature Recorded in Las Vegas 117° F

June 30, 2015
Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip as seen from Henderson – click to view high-res

June 30, 2013 marks the official hottest temperature recorded in Las Vegas at McCarran International Airport was 117 degrees Fahrenheit. Official records date back to 1937 and this was the third time that Las Vegas has reached this sizzling temperature along with July 24, 1942 and July 19, 2005.

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On This Date: June 30, 1996,The Sands Hotel & Casino Closed

Sands Hotel & Casino

Sands Hotel & Casino A Place in the Sun

On this date the Sands Hotel & Casino Closed, June 30, 1996. The Historic hotel was the seventh hotel to open on the famous Las Vegas Strip on December 15, 1952. The Sands was was owned by Howard Hughes in the mid 1960’s.

Sands

Sands Hotel & Casino witht the Famous Rat Pack names on the Marquee

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: June 17, 1960 The El Rancho Vegas was Destroyed Fire

June 17, 2015
El Rancho Vegas

El Rancho Vegas The First Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip

The El Rancho Vegas was the first resort on the Las Vegas Strip and open on April 3, 1941. The hotel was located on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Sahara Blvd.  It was the largest hotel in Las Vegas with 110 rooms in 1941. When it opened, El Rancho Vegas’s dining room was the largest in Las Vegas. The casino consisted of four table games—two blackjack tables, one roulette table, and one craps table—and seventy slot machines.

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