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: February 24, 1992, two Elvis Presley stamp designs were unveiled at the Las Vegas Hilton.

February 24, 2015
Elvis Presley Stamp

Elvis Presley Stamp the on the left was the winning design in 1992

On February 24, 1992, two possible designs for the US Postal Service Elvis Presley Stamp were unveiled at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. The younger 1950’s Elvis was the winner. The Elvis stamp was released on January 8, 1993.

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On This Date: February 22, 2013 The El Cortez was placed on the National Register of Historic Places

February 22, 2015
El Cortez Hotel in downton Las Vegas

El Cortez Hotel in downton Las Vegas placed on the National Register of Historic Places on feb, 22, 2012

The El Cortez, a hotel and casino in downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street is one of the oldest casino-hotel properties in Las Vegas. The hotel has continuously operated at the same Fremont Street location since 1941. Primarily Spanish Colonial Revival in style, it reflects a 1952 remodel when the facade was modernized. On February 22, 2013, the structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

El-Cortez Hotel

El-Cortez Sign Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas

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Date Taken: July 7, 2011

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On This Date: February 21, 2014 The Cromwell Opened on the Las Vegas Strip

February 21, 2015
The Cromwell

The Cromwell – artist Rendering

On February 21, 2014 the Cromwell opened on the Las Vegas Strip. The property started as the Barbary Coast which opened on March 2, 1979, then sold and renamed Bill’s Gambling Saloon. Bill’s closed on February 4, 2013 and was sold. It remained closed for renovations for over a year and after a $185 million remodel, it opened as a boutique hotel called the Cromwell. The Cromwell currentyl owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment.

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On This Date: February 21, 2012 The New Las Vegas City Hall Building Opened

Las Vegas City Hall

Las Vegas City Hall opened on February 21, 2012

The New Las Vegas City Hall at Night

The New Las Vegas City Hall at Night

On February 21, 2012, The new Las Vegas City Hall opened after years of planning and construction. The project came in at a cool $146 million in a state-of-the-art facility on Main St. downtown Las Vegas.

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On This Date: February 20, 2005 Hunter S. Thompson Died

February 20, 2015
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Author, Hunter S. Thompson, Died on February 20, 2005

On February 20 2005, Hunter S. Thompson (b.1937), gonzo journalist, committed suicide in Aspen, Colo. Thompson inserted himself into his accounts of America’s underbelly and popularized a first-person form of journalism in books such as “The Rum Diary” (1998) and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1972).

Considered the father and pioneer of Gonzo journalism, regard his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as the greatest work of the late follower. The book, which is about a wildly psychedelic and crazy adventure of a journalist and a lawyer in Las Vegas, cemented its place in American literature as a critical insight into the failed counter-cultural movement of the 1960’s. It was adapted into a movie in 1998 starring Johnny Depp, who is a close friend of Thompson, and Benicio del Toro. To many fans, revisiting the savage journey of the two characters is the ultimate immersion in the book.

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