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
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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. There truly is something for everyone in Las Vegas.
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On This date was May 22, 1943, this first wedding at the Little Church of the West took place.
Captain George N. Calvert of the fourth armored division of the United States army and Miss Helen Gates of Hollywood, California came to Las Vegas for a quiet wedding. Because of gasoline rationing and restrictions on other travel, their friends and family were unable to make the trip here for their ceremony. The Last Frontier Hotel, site of the Little Church Of The West, made all of the arrangements for this landmark wedding, including the guests. There were 100 guests in western and pioneer costumes attending the ceremony. Roy Rogers and radio star Chester Lauck were the ushers.
The Little Church of the West opened its doors in 1942 on what would become The Strip. The chapel was originally built as part of the Hotel Last Frontier complex on the Las Vegas Strip. The chapel was moved from the north side of the hotel to the south side in 1954. In 1979, to make way for the Fashion Show Mall, the chapel was moved onto the grounds of the Hacienda. In 1996, when the Hacienda was closed and demolished, the chapel moved again to its current location on the east side of the strip south of the Mandalay Bay.
The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 1992.
Photo By: Larry D. Moore
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MGM’s ‘Viva Las Vegas’ 1964 Movie Poster
On this Date, May 20, 1964, the movie ‘Viva Las Vegas’ was released, starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. Viva Las Vegas, also known as ‘Love in Las Vegas’, is a 1964 American romantic musical movie starring music icon Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret.
The film is regarded by fans and by film critics as one of Presley’s best movies, and it is noted for the on-screen chemistry between Presley and Ann-Margret.
Location filming took place in Las Vegas area locations including: the parking lot of the Sahara Hotel, Lake Mead Marina, a drag strip in the suburb of Henderson, at the old frontier hotel on the Las Vegas strip, a skeet shooting range at the Tropicana Hotel, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas gymnasium, McCarran Airport and the swimming pool at the Flamingo Hotel.
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Sahara Hotel & Casino Closed on May 16, 2011
On May 16, 2011 the Sahara Hotel and Casino closed. The Sahara Resort was anchored on the north end of the Las Vegas Blvd. and Sahara Ave and was the sixth resort to open on the “Strip”. It was in operation from October 7, 1952 until May 16, 2011 as the Sahara Hotel.
In late 1954, the hotel hired jazz musician Louis Prima to be their late night lounge act, one of the earliest ones on the Las Vegas Strip. A long list of headliners followed: included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Benny, Paul Anka, and George Carlin to mention a few. The resort was the site of the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for many years, mostly in the 1970s, and for a brief time in the 1990s.
The hotel had 1,720 guestrooms and suites with a casino covering more than 85,000 sq. ft. To this day the hotel remains closed and is currently under construction and scheduled to reopen in Fall 2014 as the SLS Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas Town Site Map in 1905
On May 15, 1905, Las Vegas officially was founded as a city, when 110 acres (600 plots of land) in what would later become downtown, were auctioned to ready buyers. In two days, the 110-acres bounded by Stewart Avenue and Garces Avenue and Main Street and 5th Street (now Las Vegas Boulevard) were sold.
Union Pacific Steam Train No 844 Visits Downtown Las Vegas November 22, 2011
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