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.

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

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: July 16, 2007 The New Frontier Hotel & Casino Closed

July 16, 2014
The New Frontier was a hotel and casino

The New Frontier Hotel and Casino Closed in July 16, 2007

The New Frontier Hotel & Casino was the second resort that opened on the Las Vegas Strip and operated continuously from October 30, 1942 until it closed its doors for good at 12:00 A.M. on July 16, 2007.

The resort had the distinction of hosting Elvis Presley’s first Vegas appearance in 1956, and the final performance of Diana Ross and The Supremes on January 14, 1970.

The building was demolished on November 13, 2007. In 2007, A new hotel casino, tentatively titled the Las Vegas Plaza, was proposed to be built in its place but those plan were scuttled in 2011.

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On This Date: July 15, 1999 The JW Marriott in Summerlin Opens

July 15, 2014
The Resort at Summerlin

The Resort at Summerlin

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Summerlin quietly opened its doors on July 15, 1999. It was described as Las Vegas’ first off-Strip luxury resort, according to its developers. The original Regent Casino was re-branded as the Rampart Casino in 2002.

The Resort at Summerlin is a luxury hotel in Summerlin, Nevada, near Las Vegas. The 50-acre resort was designed using a Tuscan/Tropical theme. Golf was a component of the project from the start as it acquired tee times at the adjacent Tournament Players Club course with direct access from the resort.

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IKEA Plans to open store in Las Vegas- Summer of 2016

July 14, 2014
Ikea to open summer of '16 in Las Vegas

IKEA to open summer of 2016 in the southwest part of Las Vegas

Ikea announced today, plans to open a 351,000 sq. ft. store in Las Vegas. The store will be located in the southwest portion of town on Durango Drive and Sunset Road backed up against the 215 freeway. The store will sit on a 26 acre parcel with 1,300 parking spaces and will provide 300 full-time and part-time jobs.

The closest Ikea Store to Las Vegas is in Covina Califorina 250 miles away. Currently, Ikea has 38 stores nationwide.

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John E. Carson Hotel – Downtown Panoramic in Las Vegas

July 13, 2014
John E.Carson converted motel

John E.Carson converted hotel - July 2, 2014

The newly renovation John E. Carson Hotel was an old 65-room run down hotel, is now the home to O-Face Doughnuts, Bud & Vine and Grass Roots, other tenants include Kerry Simon’s Carson Kitchen, Bunnyfish Studios architects, Bikram Yoga studio, Bocho sushi restaurant, Digital Royalty social media company and the Las Vegas Film Festival located at 124 S. 6th Street in downtown Las Vegas.  One original tenant remains from before the conversion is Black Spade Tattoos.

The Downtown Project,  bought the 19,000-square-foot building in 2012.

Here is a photo before and after the restoration of the original hotel  neon sign.

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Date Taken: July 2, 2014

 

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On This Date July 13, 1974 Bob Stupak Opens Vegas World

Bob Stupak's Vegas World Opened on Friday July 13, 1974

Bob Stupak’s Vegas World Opened on Friday July 13, 1974

Vegas World was a casino/hotel opened in 1979 on Las Vegas Boulevard owned and operated by Bob Stupak. It was also signed as Bob Stupak’s Vegas World.

Stupak bought the land on which he would eventually build Vegas World with money he raised himself and from his father’s friends. On March 31, 1974, he built a small slot joint called Bob Stupak’s World Famous Historic Gambling Museum. Although, on May 21, the place burned down when an air conditioner caught fire.

After the fire he managed to persuade Valley Bank to lend him more than $1 million to complete what would be known as Vegas World. Vegas World opened on Friday, July 13, 1979 with 102 rooms, with the motto “The Sky’s The Limit”. Bob Stupak developed weird and original rules for traditional games, like double exposure  21, where the dealer would deal both of his card face up. Another of his successful promotions was his direct-mail coupons offering value packages, and his ad were often seen in the back pages of magazines like the National Enquirer.

At its peak, Vegas World made $100 million a year in gambling revenues.

Vegas World is remembered by some as one of Vegas’s most unusual and quirky casinos. Vegas World closed on February 1, 1995, in order to make room for its successor, the Stratosphere, Stupak’s dream project. Stupak died in September 2009.

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