word type: place/venue
- City in Nevada, best known as the gambling mecca of the world.
Members of the Antonio Armijo Spanish exploration party traversed the Las Vegas Valley in 1829 on their way from Texas to Los Angeles (this was a detour). The area was the home to many artesian wells which allowed abundant plant life to grow. Because of this, the area was called "The Meadows," or Las Vegas in Spanish.
Las Vegas Strip
The famous Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard which runs between Sahara Avenue on the north end and Russell Road on the south end (approximately). It where the gigantic casinos everyone sees on television and in movies are located. Casinos on the Strip include:
Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon (formerly Barbary Coast)
Planet Hollywood (formerly Aladdin)
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Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown Vegas refers to the older, less "flashy" area north of the Strip, surrounding the Fremont Street Experience. More "deals" in the way of cheap food, rooms, and entertainment can be found here. Downtown casinos include:
Las Vegas Club
Main Street Station
Vegas, Baby! Vegas!
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