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

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: August 30, 1946 The Golden Nugget Opened

August 30, 2014
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas

On August 30, 1946 the Golden Nugget opened, making it one of the oldest hotels in Las Vegas. The Golden Nugget is located in the orginal downtown area of Las Vegas on Fremont Street. The area is  also known as Glitter Gulch as apposed to the famous Las Vegas Blvd, aka the “Strip”. The Golden Nugget is the largest casino in the downtown area, with a total of 2,345 deluxe guest rooms and suites.

Displayed in the Golden Nugget lobby, is the world’s largest gold nugget, the Hand of Faith. It weighs in at 875 troy ounces. The gold alone is worth $1.2 million at todays prices ($1400 per oz.)

The Golden Nugget has had many famous owners, including: Jackie Gaughan, Steve Wynn and Kirk Kerkorian. Landry’s Restaurants are the current owners and operators of the Golden Nugget today.

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On This Date: August 29, 1993 The Stratosphere Tower Caught Fire

August 29, 2014
Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas

Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas caught fire during construction on August 29, 1993

On August 29, 1993, the Stratosphere Tower caught fire while still under construction. No one was injured, but the fire forced repairs and rebuilding that led to numerous delays in the construction of the tower. The tower suffered no structural damage. Although a container of plastic material appeared to be at the flashpoint of the fire, the cause of the blaze remained unknown.

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On This Date: August 28, 2008 Eastside Cannery Opens

August 28, 2014
East Side Cannery

East Side Cannery Casino & Hotel opened on August 28, 2008

Eastside Cannery Casino and Hotel, is a locals casino owned and operated by Cannery Casino Resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada. The property is located on Boulder Highway, approximately eight miles from McCarran International Airport. The Eastside Cannery has 65,000 sq ft of casino space, 307 hotel rooms,a special events ballroom, a private club on the 16th floor, five restaurants and three bars. The Eastside Cannery Casino and Hotel opened its doors in August 2008, replacing the Nevada Palace, located on the same site since 1979.

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On This Date: August 28, 2000 The Desert Inn Closes

Desert Inn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

Desert Inn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Closed on August 28, 2000

The Desert Inn was a hotel/casino that operated from April 24, 1950, to August 28, 2000. It was the fifth resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip. The property included an 18-hole golf course. Locals nicknamed the resort “The D.I.” or just “D.I.”.

The Desert Inn’s most famous guest, businessman Howard Hughes, arrived on Thanksgiving Day in 1966, renting the hotel’s entire top two floors and then later bought the resort when asked to vacate.

The Desert Inn has appeared in many movies including: The 1960 film version of Ocean’s 11 and last use in the film Rush Hour 2. The hotel served as the primary backdrop for the TV show Vegas which aired on ABC from 1978 to 1981. The lead character, Dan Tanna, was portrayed by Robert Urich.

The D.I. Was imploded on November 16, 2004. to make way for the Wynn and Encore resorts.

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On This Date: August 23, 2014 – SLS, Little League, Lion’s Share Jackpot

August 23, 2014
SLS hotel and casino opens in Las Vegas

SLS Hotel and Casino Las Vegas opened on August 23, 2014

HOTEL
Midnight on August 23, 2014, the former Sahara Hotel, the SLS, re-opened after a $415 million renovation. The Sahara hotel closed on May 16, 2011.

SPORTS
The Mountain Ridge All Stars Little League team loses the championship game, (7-5) to Chicago during the Little League World Series. This was the first time ever that a team from Nevada had made it to the World Series.

GAMING
The 20 year old slot machine at the MGM Grand, called the “Lion’s Share”, finally hit its long awaited progressive jackpot of over 2.4 million. The jackpot was hit by Walter and Linda Misco from New Hampshire. The slot machine was install in the 1990′s and had a cult like following as players queued in long lines to play. Now that the machine has paid out its jackpot it will be retired. The MGM Grand is considering letting the Misco’s take the winning machine.

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