Thought you knew a lot about Las Vegas? What You Probably Didn’t Know about Las Vegas?
Here’s some interesting fun facts that I’d like to share with you all hopefully it can come in handy while your on your Trip in Las Vegas.
1. On May 15, 2005, Las Vegas Celebrated its 100th birthday. On this day, 110 acres of plots were auctioned. All this happened in the city of downtown.
2. In 1910, gambling was illegal in Las Vegas. Later on gambling could come up as legalized gambling. The court approved gambling as legal in 1931.
3. The Golden gate hotel was the very first hotel in Las Vegas with the address of “1 Fremont Street Las Vegas
4. Hoover dam, which was made in 1935, was made with the workforce of 21,000 men working for five years.
5. The famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign that you have seen was made in 1959.
Betty Willis takes the credit of making that sign.
6. On a monthly basis, there are more that 5,000 people moving to Las Vegas
7. Clark county school district, which manages 280,000 students currently, is the fifth largest school and Las Vegas is considered to be the home to this district.
8. The interesting thing is, that the Las Vegas Strip (most of it) is not even in Las Vegas. The major part of it exists in Clark.
9. If you are thinking of getting a marriage license in Nevada, it is going to cost you 55 dollars.
But the best part about Nevada is that no blood test or waiting is to be undergone for weddings in las vegas.
10, Fremont Street once was closed for a year. In 1994, it was closed due to high traffic. In 1995 it was reopened.
11. The average visiting gambler spends 3.9 hours a day gambling in Vegas.
12. Approximate number of Las Vegas city residents 500,000
13. Approximate number of Clark County residents 1,500,000
14. The Average number of Vegas weddings per day 315 (better hope your not one of them drunk couples)
15. The city’s average high temperature is 105° (which it reaches in July and August), and the average low drops to 30°. The good news is that, thanks to its informal character, Vegas has no strictly enforced dress code. Only a few of the finer restaurants require more formal attire. So, pack accordingly, warm or cool, depending on the season.
16. The 50-foot cowboy and cowgirl you’ll see in the city are named Vegas Vic and Vegas Vicky. Now considered a veteran of silent hospitality, Vegas Vic has been welcoming visitors to Las Vegas since 1951.
17. Weddings have always been a big part of the Vegas scene, and more than 100,000 couples get married in the city every year. All it takes to get hitched is a quick trip to the Clark County Marriage License Bureau, complete with $35, an ID and your soon-to-be-spouse.
18. If you want a panoramic view of Vegas and its surroundings, ride to the top of The Stratosphere. The free-standing observation tower is the tallest building west of the Mississippi.
19. The first casino to be built on Highway 91 was the Pair-o-Dice Club in 1931
20. You should never have a problem finding a place to stay in Las Vegas. The city has 102,000-plus rooms – more than any other city in the world!
Hopefully you will enjoy these fun facts and can use it in some discussions while your in Sin City! Enjoy!
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This was approximately my 60th+ trip to Sin City (Las Vegas) in the past few years. I had comped rooms so I stayed at the Harrahs Casino this time around. While I just started this blog not to long ago, I will no dwell in the past trips to vegas but share all the experience earned from those trips with you all.
Harrahs Casino is located directly in the middle of Las Vegas Strip. A not so great trip one this time around because it was mainly for my new vegas blog. I didn’t have much time to visit many new places. The few places that I did visit I will share with you all in the next few following days on this blog. I took many pictures and visited some new places that I will be discussing in further detail for your pleasure shortly. To be continued..
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