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The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley is a major metropolitan area in the southern part of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Nevada. The state's largest urban agglomeration, it is the heart of the Las Vegas–Paradise- Henderson, NV
Henderson, NV
MSA.[1] The Valley is largely defined by the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley landform, a 600 sq mi (1,600 km2) basin area surrounded by mountains to the north, south, east and west of the metropolitan area. The Valley is home to the three largest incorporated cities in Nevada: Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas.[2] Five unincorporated towns governed by the Clark County government are part of the Las Vegas Township and constitute the largest community in the state of Nevada.[3] The names Las Vegas
Las Vegas
and Vegas are interchangeably used to indicate the Valley, the Strip, and the city, and as a brand by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to denominate the region.[4][5] The Valley is affectionately known as the "ninth island" by Hawaii
Hawaii
natives and Las Vegans alike, in part due to the large number of people originally from Hawaii
Hawaii
who live in and regularly travel to Las Vegas.[6] Since the 1990s the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley has seen rapid growth, more than doubling its population of 741,459 in 1990 to more than 2 million estimated in 2015.[7] The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley remains one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, and in its relatively short history has established a diverse presence in international business, commerce, urban development and entertainment, as well as one of the most iconic and most visited tourist destinations in the world. In 2014, a record breaking 41 million visited the Las Vegas area, producing a gross metropolitan product of more than $100 billion.[8]

Contents

1 History 2 Boundaries 3 Geography and environment

3.1 Climate 3.2 Fault zones 3.3 Air quality 3.4 Water 3.5 Urbanization

4 Economy

4.1 Construction 4.2 Housing 4.3 Technology companies 4.4 Tourism 4.5 Shopping 4.6 Conventions 4.7 Major shopping attractions

5 Culture and the arts

5.1 Festivals 5.2 Gardens 5.3 Libraries & Bookstores 5.4 Museums 5.5 Parks and Attractions 5.6 Theaters 5.7 Wildlife

6 Communities

6.1 Cities 6.2 Las Vegas
Las Vegas
neighborhoods 6.3 Census-designated places 6.4 Other communities

7 Media

7.1 Broadcast 7.2 Newspapers 7.3 Magazines

8 Transportation

8.1 Airports 8.2 Rail and bus

8.2.1 Existing services

8.3 Roads 8.4 Fuel 8.5 Electricity

9 Sports 10 Recreation 11 Education

11.1 Primary and secondary 11.2 Colleges and universities

12 Venues in Las Vegas 13 See also 14 References 15 External links

History[edit] Main article: History of the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley The first reported non-Native American visitor to the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley was the Mexican scout Rafael Rivera in 1829.[9][10][11] Las Vegas
Las Vegas
was named by Mexicans in the Antonio Armijo party,[3] including Rivera, who used the water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 19th century, areas of the valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas, or meadows, hence the name Las Vegas
Las Vegas
(vegas being Spanish for "meadows").[12] The area was previously settled by Mormon
Mormon
farmers in 1854 and later became the site of a United States
United States
Army fort in 1864, beginning a long relationship between southern Nevada
Nevada
and the U.S. military. Since the 1930s, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
has generally been identified as a gaming center as well as a resort destination, primarily targeting adults. Nellis Air Force Base
Nellis Air Force Base
is located in the northeast corner of the valley. The ranges that the Nellis pilots use and various other land areas used by various federal agencies, limit growth of the valley in terms of geographic area. Businessman Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes
arrived in the late 1960s and purchased many casino hotels, as well as television and radio stations in the area. Legitimate corporations began to purchase casino hotels as well, and the mob was run out by the federal government over the next several years. The constant stream of tourist dollars from the hotels and casinos was augmented by a new source of federal money from the establishment of what is now Nellis Air Force Base. The influx of military personnel and casino job-hunters helped start a land building boom which is now leveling off. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
area remains one of the world's top entertainment destinations.[13][14] Boundaries[edit]

Cities and communities of the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
valley

The valley is contained in the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley landform. This includes the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson, and the unincorporated towns of Summerlin
Summerlin
South, Paradise, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, Enterprise, Winchester, and Whitney. The valley is technically located within the larger metropolitan area, as the metropolitan area covers all of Clark County including parts that do not fall within the valley. The government of Clark County has an "Urban Planning Area" of Las Vegas. This definition is a roughly rectangular area, about 20 mi (32 km) from east to west and 30 miles (48 km) from north to south. Notable exclusions from the "Urban Planning Area" include Red Rock, Blue Diamond, and Mount Charleston. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Metropolitan Police Department is the largest police department in the valley and the state and exercises jurisdiction in the entire county. There are approximately 3,000 police officers that cover the city of Las Vegas; unincorporated areas; the town of Laughlin, about 90 mi (140 km) from Downtown Las Vegas; and desert, park, and mountain areas within Clark County. The department does not exercise primary jurisdiction in areas with separate police forces such as North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Nellis Air Force Base and the Paiute reservation. Geography and environment[edit]

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley viewed in false color, from 438 mi (705 km) by TERRA satellite. Grass-covered land, such as golf courses, appears in red. The picture bottom is just south of Sunset Road
Sunset Road
and the airport, the Spring Mountains on the west and Sunrise Mountain on the east.

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
at night in 2010.

The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley lies in the Mojave Desert. The surrounding land is desert with mountains in the distance. Climate[edit] The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley lies in a relatively high-altitude portion of the Mojave Desert, with a subtropical hot-desert climate. The Valley generally averages less than 5 in (130 mm) of rain annually.[15] Daily daytime summer temperatures in July and August typically range from 100 °F (38 °C) to 110 °F (43 °C), while nights generally range from 72 °F (22 °C) to 80 °F (27 °C).[15] Very low humidity, however, tempers the effect of these temperatures, though dehydration, heat exhaustion, and sun stroke can occur after even a limited time outdoors in the summer. The interiors of automobiles often prove deadly to small children and pets during the summer and surfaces exposed to the sun can cause first- and second-degree burns to unprotected skin. July and August can also be marked by "monsoon season", when moist winds from the Gulf of California
Gulf of California
soak much of the Southwestern United States. While not only raising humidity levels, these winds develop into dramatic desert thunderstorms that can sometimes cause flash flooding. Winters in the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley are typically chilly, but sunny. Winter highs in December and January usually range from 52 °F (11 °C) to 60 °F (16 °C), while nighttime lows range from 34 °F (1 °C) to 42 °F (6 °C).[15] The mountains surrounding the valley are snow-covered during the winter season, but snow accumulation in the area itself is uncommon. Every few years apart, however, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
does get a measurable snowfall. Spring and fall are generally warm to hot.

Las Vegas

Climate chart (explanation)

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    0.6     57 37

    0.7     63 41

    0.6     69 47

    0.2     78 54

    0.2     88 63

    0.1     99 72

    0.4     104 78

    0.5     102 77

    0.3     94 69

    0.2     81 57

    0.3     66 44

    0.4     57 37

Average max. and min. temperatures in °F

Precipitation
Precipitation
totals in inches

Metric conversion

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    15     14 3

    18     17 5

    15     21 8

    5.1     26 12

    5.1     31 17

    2.5     37 22

    10     40 26

    13     39 25

    7.6     34 21

    5.1     27 14

    7.6     19 7

    10     14 3

Average max. and min. temperatures in °C

Precipitation
Precipitation
totals in mm

Climate data for Las Vegas, Nevada

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °F (°C) 80 (27) 89 (32) 96 (36) 102 (39) 114 (46) 115 (46) 118 (48) 116 (47) 113 (45) 103 (39) 89 (32) 91 (33) 118 (48)

Average high °F (°C) 57 (14) 63 (17) 69 (21) 78 (26) 88 (31) 99 (37) 104 (40) 102 (39) 94 (34) 81 (27) 66 (19) 57 (14) 80 (27)

Average low °F (°C) 37 (3) 41 (5) 47 (8) 54 (12) 63 (17) 72 (22) 78 (26) 77 (25) 69 (21) 57 (14) 44 (7) 37 (3) 56 (13)

Record low °F (°C) 8 (−13) 10 (−12) 16 (−9) 26 (−3) 28 (−2) 33 (1) 40 (4) 46 (8) 38 (3) 26 (−3) 14 (−10) 11 (−12) 8 (−13)

Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.59 (15) 0.69 (17.5) 0.59 (15) 0.15 (3.8) 0.24 (6.1) 0.08 (2) 0.44 (11.2) 0.45 (11.4) 0.31 (7.9) 0.24 (6.1) 0.31 (7.9) 0.40 (10.2) 4.49 (114.1)

Source: [16]

Fault zones[edit] The valley has seven known earthquake fault zones; Frenchman Mountain Fault; Whitney Mesa Fault; Cashman Fault; Valley View Fault; Decatur Fault; Eglington Fault; West Charleston Fault.[17] Air quality[edit] Having part of the region in a desert basin creates issues with air quality. From the dust the wind picks up, to the smog produced by vehicles, to the pollen in the air, the valley has several bad air days. Pollen
Pollen
can be a major issue several weeks a year, with counts occasionally in the 70,000-plus range. Local governments are trying to control this by banning plants that produce the most pollen. The dust problems usually happen on very windy days, so they tend to be short and seasonal. Full-fledged dust storms are rare. Smog, on the other hand, gets worse when there is no wind to move the air out of the valley. Also, in winter it is possible for an inversion to form in the valley. Since manufacturing is not a dominant industry of Las Vegas, and with Clark County working to control air quality problems, success has been shown over the years. Water[edit]

Lake Mead
Lake Mead
shown behind Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
on the Colorado River.

The native flora does little to help the soil retain water. During the intense rains of monsoon season or (relatively) wet months of January and February, a network of dry natural channels, called washes or arroyos, carved into the valley floor allows water to flow down from the mountains and converge in the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Wash which runs through the Clark County Wetlands Park. The wash system used to form a large natural wetlands which then flowed into the Colorado River, until the construction of Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
on the Colorado River
Colorado River
led to the creation of Lake Mead. Further development in the 1980s and 1990s made Lake Las Vegas, which required directing the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Wash into tunnels which run under Lake Las Vegas
Las Vegas
and into Lake Mead. Nevada
Nevada
receives an allocation 300,000 acre feet (370,000,000 m3) of water[18] each year from Lake Mead, with credits for water it returns to the lake. The allocations were made with the Colorado River Compact when Nevada
Nevada
had a much smaller population and very little agriculture. The allocations were also made during a wet string of years, which overstated the available water in the entire watershed. As a result, precipitation that is below normal for a few years can significantly affect the Colorado River
Colorado River
reservoirs. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
area uses most of this allocation with Laughlin, Nevada
Nevada
using most of the remaining allocation. In June 2007, the price of a cubic meter was 57 cents in Las Vegas.[19] Las Vegas
Las Vegas
gets around 90 percent of its water from Lake Mead.[20] Early Vegas depended on the aquifer which fed the flowing springs supporting the meadows that gave the area its name, but the pumping of water from these caused a large drop in the water levels and ground subsidence over wide areas of the valley. Today, the aquifers are basically used to store water that is pumped from the lake during periods of low demand and pumped out during periods of high demand. Urbanization[edit] The population doubling time in the greater metropolitan area was under ten years, since the early 1970s and the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
metropolitan area now has a population approaching two million people. This rapid population growth led to a significant urbanization of desert lands into industrial and commercial areas (see suburbia). Economy[edit]

Four-segment panorama of the Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, and Caesars Palace (left to right) from the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip, across from the Bellagio fountains.

The driving force in Las Vegas
Las Vegas
is the tourism industry and the area has about 150,000 hotel rooms, more than any other city in the world.[21] In the past, casinos and celebrity shows were the two major attractions for the area. Now shopping, conventions, fine dining, and outdoor beauty are also major forces in attracting tourist dollars. Las Vegas
Las Vegas
serves as world headquarters for the world's two largest Fortune 500
Fortune 500
gaming companies, Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International.[22] Several companies involved in the manufacture of electronic gaming machines, such as slot machines, are located in the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
area. In the first decade of the 21st century, shopping and dining have become attractions of their own. Tourism marketing and promotion are handled by the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Convention and Visitors Authority, a county-wide agency. Its annual Visitors Survey provides detailed information on visitor numbers, spending patterns, and resulting revenues.[23]

The Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip
looking south at night.

Exterior of the Palazzo hotel. A major part of the city economy is based on tourism including gambling and ultra-luxury hotels.

While Las Vegas
Las Vegas
has historically attracted high-stake gamblers from around the world, it is now facing tougher competition from the UK, Hong Kong and Macau (China), Eastern Europe and developing areas in the Middle East.[24] Las Vegas
Las Vegas
has recently enjoyed a boom in population and tourism. The urban area has grown outward so quickly that it borders Bureau of Land Management holdings along its edges. This has led to an increase in land values such that medium- and high-density development is occurring closer to the core. The Chinatown of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
was constructed in the early 1990s on Spring Mountain Road. Chinatown initially consisted of only one large shopping center complex, but the area was expanded with shopping centers that contain various Asian businesses. Over the past few years, retirees have been moving to the metro area, driving businesses that support them from housing to health care. While the cost of housing spiked up over 40% in 2004, the lack of business and income taxes still makes Nevada
Nevada
an attractive place for many companies to relocate to or expand existing operations. Being a true twenty-four-hour city, call centers have always seemed to find Las Vegas
Las Vegas
a good place to hire workers who are accustomed to working at all hours. The construction industry accounts for a share of the economy in Las Vegas. Hotel casinos planned for the Strip can take years to build and employ thousands of workers. Developers discovered that there was demand for high-end condominiums.[25] By 2005, more than 100 condominium buildings were in various stages of development,[26] however, in 2008, the construction industry went into a downturn due to the credit crunch, though the industry has since seen a rebound. In 2000 more than 21,000 new homes and 26,000 resale homes were purchased. In early 2005 there were 20 residential development projects of more than 300 acres (120 ha) each underway. During that same period, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
was regarded as the fastest-growing community in the United States. Other promising residential and office developments have begun construction around Downtown Las Vegas. New condominium and high-rise hotel projects have changed the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
skyline dramatically in recent years. Many large high-rise projects are planned for Downtown Las Vegas, as well as the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip.[27] Construction[edit] See also: List of tallest buildings in Las Vegas

Construction on The Strip. (2009)

Construction in Las Vegas
Las Vegas
is a major industry and quickly growing with the population. In March 2011, construction employed 40,700 people and is expected to grow with the recovering economy.[28] Since the mega resorts that have defined Las Vegas
Las Vegas
today, began going up in the early 1970s, construction has played a vital role in both commercial and non commercial developments. Cranes are a constant part of the Las Vegas Skyline. At any given time there are 300 new homes being constructed in Las Vegas. Downtown and The Strip
The Strip
always have at least one hospitality project under construction. In addition, in recent years Las Vegas
Las Vegas
has seen a spike in high-rise housing units. Luxurious condos and penthouse suites are always being built. New suburban master planned communities are also becoming common in Las Vegas
Las Vegas
ever since The Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes
Corporation began work on Summerlin, an upper-class community on the west side of the valley. The massive project CityCenter
CityCenter
broke ground on June 26, 2006. Now completed at 3780 Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Boulevard South, it is the largest privately funded building complex in the world. At a cost of $9.2 billion, CityCenter
CityCenter
was one of the largest projects in Vegas history. It put a massive strain on the construction ability and workforce of the area due to number of laborers and amount of materials required. Because of this, prices of almost any construction project in Las Vegas doubled. It is currently held by MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International
and has three hotels, two condo towers, and a hotel-condo building along with a large shopping and entertainment center. Housing[edit]

Houses in the affluent Summerlin South
Summerlin South
area of the valley

Traditionally, housing consisted primarily of single-family detached homes. Slab-on-grade foundations
Slab-on-grade foundations
are the common base for residential buildings in the valley. Apartments generally were two story buildings. Until the 1990s, there were exceptions, but they were few and far between. In the 1990s, Turnberry Associates constructed the first high rise condominium towers. Prior to this, there were only a handful of mid-rise multi-family buildings. By the mid-2000s, there was a major move into high rise condominiums towers, which affected the region's skyline around the Strip. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley is home to various suburban master planned communities that include extensive recreational amenities such as lakes, golf courses, parks, bike paths and jogging trails.[29] Planned communities in the valley include Aliante, Anthem, Centennial Hills, Green Valley, Inspirada, The Lakes, Mountain's Edge, Peccole Ranch, Silverado Ranch, Seven Hills, Southern Highlands, and Summerlin. Technology companies[edit]

A full-scale mockup of Bigelow Aerospace's Space Station Alpha inside their facility in North Las Vegas.

Some technology companies have either relocated to Las Vegas
Las Vegas
or were created there. For various reasons, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
has had a high concentration of technology companies in electronic gaming and telecommunications industries. Some current technology companies in southern Nevada
Nevada
include: Bigelow Aerospace, Petroglyph, Switch Communications, US Support LLC, and Zappos. In 2015, Electric vehicle
Electric vehicle
startup Faraday Future
Faraday Future
has chosen North Las Vegas's Apex Industrial Park for its $1 billion car factory. Companies that originally were formed in the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
region, but have since sold or relocated include Westwood Studios
Westwood Studios
(sold to Electronic Arts), Systems Research & Development (Sold to IBM), Yellowpages.com
Yellowpages.com
(Sold to BellSouth
BellSouth
and SBC), and MPower Communications. Tourism[edit]

The iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
Las Vegas
sign

The major attractions in the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley are the hotel/casinos. These hotels generally consist of large gambling areas, theaters for live performances, shopping, bars/clubs, and several restaurants and cafes. There are clusters of large hotel/casinos located in both downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas
and on the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip. The largest hotels are mainly located on the Strip, which is a four-mile section of Las Vegas Boulevard. These hotels provide thousands of rooms of various sizes. Fifteen of the world's 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 62,000 rooms. There are many hotel/casinos in the city's downtown area as well, which was the original focal point of the Valley's gaming industry. Several hotel/casinos ranging from large to small are also located around the city and metro area. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip. The valley's casinos can be grouped into several locations. The largest is the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Strip, followed by Downtown Las Vegas, and then the smaller Boulder Strip. There are also several one-off single standing hotel/casinos dotted around the valley and the metro area. Shopping[edit]

Chanel
Chanel
and Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani
boutiques at Via Bellagio.

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
has expanded its attractiveness to visitors by offering both affordable and high-end merchandise in many shops and shopping malls. Many hotels on the Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip
also have adjacent shopping malls, giving the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
area the highest concentration of shopping malls in any four mile stretch of road. In addition to the malls on the Strip, there are several outlying malls in the City of Las Vegas, Henderson, and the surrounding area. The monorail, lying somewhat east of the Strip, facilitates north–south travel, including stations at several casinos and the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Convention Center. Conventions[edit]

CES 2014 Audi TT Display

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
holds many of the world's largest conventions each year, including CES, SEMA, and Conexpo. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Convention Center is one of the largest in the world with 1,940,631 sq ft (180,290.5 m2) of exhibit space. These events bring in an estimated $7.4 billion of revenue to the city each year, and host over 5 million attendees.[30][31] Major shopping attractions[edit]

Bonanza Gift Shop The Boulevard Mall The Shops at Crystals Downtown Summerlin Galleria at Sunset Grand Canal Shoppes Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas Fashion Show Mall The Forum Shops at Caesars Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Premium Outlets Meadows Mall Miracle Mile Shops Stratosphere Tower
Stratosphere Tower
Shops Studio Walk at MGM Grand The Shops at Summerlin
Summerlin
Centre The Shoppes at the Palazzo Tivoli Village Town Square

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Boulevard facing south and Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Fremont East

The Bellagio (left) and Caesar's Palace
Caesar's Palace
(right)

MacDonald Highlands, one of many affluent neighborhoods in the valley

CityCenter
CityCenter
complex

Wynn Las Vegas

The Fashion Show Mall

Fountains of Bellagio

Crystals at City Center

The High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Culture and the arts[edit]

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Smith Center for the Performing Arts
located in Downtown Las Vegas.

The "First Friday" celebration, held on the first Friday of each month, exhibits the works of local artists and musicians in an area just south of downtown. The city is home to an extensive Downtown Arts District which hosts numerous galleries, film festivals, and events.[32] The Southern Nevada
Nevada
Zoological-Botanical Park, also known as the Las Vegas Zoo, exhibits over 150 species of animals and plants. The Zoo closed its doors in September, 2013.[33] The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is the only aquarium that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
in the state of Nevada. It features over 2,000 animals and 1,200 species in 1.6 million gallons of seawater. The $485 million Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Smith Center for the Performing Arts
is located downtown in Symphony Park. The center is appropriate for Broadway shows and other major touring attractions as well as orchestral, opera, choir, jazz, and dance performances. Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is a facility presenting high-quality art exhibitions from major national and international museums. Past exhibits have included the works of Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, and Peter Carl Fabergé. A self-guided audio tour is also offered. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Natural History Museum
Museum
features robot dinosaurs, live fish, and more than 26 species of preserved animals. There are several "hands-on" areas where animals can be petted. The Atomic Testing Museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, houses artifacts from the Nevada
Nevada
Test Site and records the dramatic history of the atomic age through a series of interactive modules, timelines, films, and actual equipment and gadgets from the site. The valley is home to numerous other art galleries, orchestras, ballets, theaters, sculptures, and museums as well. Festivals[edit]

CineVegas Helldorado Days Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Bike Fest Neon Reverb Music Festival Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Music Festival Feast of San Gennaro Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Pride Festival The Dam Short Film Festival[nb1 1] Vegoose Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Annual World Folk Festival Life is Beautiful Scoopfest Route 91 Harvest

Gardens[edit]

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Alan Bible Botanical Garden Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens The Gardens at the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Springs Preserve UNLV Arboretum

Libraries & Bookstores[edit]

The Lied Library

The Writer's Block Architecture Studies Library Boulder City Public Library College of Southern Nevada
Nevada
Libraries Henderson District Public Libraries Las Vegas–Clark County Library District Lied Library North Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Library District

Museums[edit]

Atomic Testing Museum Brett Wesley Gallery & Museum Burlesque Hall of Fame Clark County Heritage Museum Discovery Children's Museum Erotic Heritage Museum Guinness World of Records Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum The Linq Auto Collection Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Art Museum Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Museum
Museum
of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Natural History Museum Liberace Museum Lost City Museum[nb1 1] Madame Tussauds Marjorie Barrick Museum Neon Museum Nevada
Nevada
State Museum Nevada
Nevada
State Railroad Museum Pinball Hall of Fame Shelby Museum Southern Nevada
Nevada
Museum
Museum
of Fine Art Thunderbirds Museum

Parks and Attractions[edit]

Wildflowers in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Mount Charleston
Mount Charleston
waterfall

Acacia Demonstration Gardens The Amanda & Stacy Darling Memorial Tennis Center Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex Clark County Shooting Park Clark County Wetlands Park Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs Hoover Dam[nb1 1] Lake Mead
Lake Mead
National Recreation Area[nb1 1] Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Motor Speedway Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Springs Preserve Mount Charleston[nb1 1] Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Spring Mountains National Recreation Area[nb1 1] Sunset Park Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Valley of Fire State Park[nb1 1] Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas[34]

Theaters[edit]

Huntridge Theater Lance Burton Theatre Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Little Theater The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Theatre for the Performing Arts

Wildlife[edit]

Southern Nevada
Nevada
Zoological-Botanical Park Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

^ a b c d e f g While outside of the Valley, considered to be a Las Vegas destination due to close proximity.

Communities[edit]

The Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip
in 2004, as seen from the top of the Rio. The Strip is largely within Paradise.

Cities[edit]

Henderson Las Vegas North Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
neighborhoods[edit]

Aliante Anthem/Anthem Country Club Chinatown Downtown Las Vegas Green Valley Lake Las Vegas Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Country Club MacDonald Highlands Mountain's Edge Paradise Palms Queensridge & One Queensridge Place Seven Hills Southern Highlands Summerlin Summerlin
Summerlin
South The Lakes The Ridges West Las Vegas

Census-designated places[edit]

The entrance to Summerlin, an affluent planned community

Blue Diamond Enterprise Paradise Spring Valley Summerlin
Summerlin
South Sunrise Manor Whitney Winchester

Other communities[edit]

Arden Sloan Nellis AFB

Media[edit] Broadcast[edit] Las Vegas
Las Vegas
is served by 22 television and 46 radio stations. The area is also served by two NOAA Weather Radio transmitters (162.55 MHz located in Boulder City and 162.40 MHz located on Mount Potosi).

Radio stations in Las Vegas Television stations in Las Vegas

Newspapers[edit]

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Advisor Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Business Press Las Vegas
Las Vegas
CityLife is the oldest alternative weekly newspaper in Southern Nevada.[35] Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Review-Journal Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Sun Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Weekly is an alternative weekly paper. Summerlin
Summerlin
News and its sister West Valley News, serving Summerlin
Summerlin
and Spring Valley. Valley Times is a defunct newspaper that was discontinued around 1985. It covered the North Las Vegas
Las Vegas
area in the 1970s and 1980s. Henderson Home News is a defunct weekly newspaper serving Henderson. It was closed in 2010.[36]

Magazines[edit]

215-South Desert
Desert
Companion Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Style Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Weekly Luxury Las Vegas QVegas S Las Vegas Vegas Seven

Transportation[edit]

The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Monorail pulling into the Sahara
Sahara
Station in Paradise.

McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport
Terminal 3.

A JetBlue
JetBlue
Airbus A320
Airbus A320
taking off from McCarran International Airport.

McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport
(LAS) provides commercial flights into the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley. The airport serves domestic, international, and cargo flights, as well as some private aircraft. General aviation traffic, however, will typically use the much smaller North Las Vegas Airport, or other airfields in the county. Public transportation is provided by RTC Transit. Numerous bus routes cover Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and other suburban areas. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Monorail runs from the MGM Grand Hotel at the south end of the Strip to the SLS Las Vegas
Las Vegas
at the north end of the Strip. The street numbering system is divided by the following streets:

Westcliff Drive, US 95
US 95
Expressway, Fremont Street
Fremont Street
and Charleston Boulevard divide the north–south block numbers from west to east. Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Boulevard divides the east–west streets from the Las Vegas Strip to near the Stratosphere, then Main Street becomes the dividing line from the Stratosphere to the North Las Vegas
Las Vegas
border, after which the Goldfield Street alignment officially divides east and west. On the east side of Las Vegas, block numbers between Charleston Boulevard and Washington Avenue are different along Nellis Boulevard, which is the eastern border of the city limits. All city street signs begin with a N, S, W, or E designation.

Until 1997, the Amtrak
Amtrak
Desert
Desert
Wind train service ran through Las Vegas using the Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad
(UP) rails that run through the city; Amtrak
Amtrak
service to Las Vegas
Las Vegas
has since been replaced by Amtrak's Thruway Motorcoach bus service. Plans to restore Los Angeles to Las Vegas Amtrak
Amtrak
service using a Talgo
Talgo
train have been discussed but no plan for a replacement has been implemented. The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Amtrak station was located in the Plaza Hotel. It had the distinction of being the only train station located in a casino. Two major freeways—Interstate 15 and Interstate 515/U.S. Route 95—cross in downtown Las Vegas. I-15 connects Las Vegas
Las Vegas
to the Southern California
Southern California
coastal urban centers of Los Angeles and San Diego, and heads northeast to and beyond Salt Lake City, Utah. I-515 goes southeast to Henderson, beyond which US 93 continues south of Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
over the new Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge towards Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
and the Arizona Sun Corridor. US 95 connects the city to northwestern Nevada, including Carson City and Reno. US 93 splits from I-15 northeast of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
and goes north through the eastern part of the state, serving Ely and Wells, and US 95 heads south from US 93 near Henderson through far eastern California. A three-quarters beltway has been built, consisting of Interstate 215 on the south and Clark County 215
Clark County 215
on the west and north. Other radial routes include Blue Diamond Road
Blue Diamond Road
(SR 160) to Pahrump and Lake Mead
Lake Mead
Boulevard (SR 147) to Lake Mead. With the notable exceptions of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Boulevard, Boulder Highway (SR 582), and Rancho Drive
Rancho Drive
(SR 599), the majority of surface streets outside downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas
are laid out along Public Land Survey System section lines. Many are maintained by the Nevada
Nevada
Department of Transportation as state highways. Airports[edit]

McCarran International Airport North Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Airport Henderson Executive Airport Ivanpah Valley Airport
Ivanpah Valley Airport
(planned)

Rail and bus[edit] While the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
area does not have any passenger rail service, proposals to revive passenger trains to Las Vegas
Las Vegas
have included the Desert
Desert
Xpress high-speed train from Victorville, California; the California- Nevada
Nevada
Interstate Maglev, which would extend to Anaheim, California, with its first segment being to Primm, Nevada. The Las Vegas Railway Express; and the Z-Train, which would travel six days a week between Los Angeles Union Station and a new Z-Train Station adjacent to the Strip; and the Desert
Desert
Lightning to Los Angeles and Phoenix. Las Vegas
Las Vegas
receives about 30 freight trains per day in 2004, and serves as a district crew change point, requiring all trains to stop in downtown. Freight traffic was 179,284 cars in 2004.[37] Existing services[edit]

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Monorail RTC Transit

Roads[edit]

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Boulevard looking south from the Stratosphere

Two major freeways—Interstate 15 and U.S. Route 95—cross in downtown Las Vegas. I-15 connects Las Vegas
Las Vegas
to Los Angeles and San Diego, and heads northeast to and beyond Salt Lake City. Interstate 515 goes southeast to Henderson, beyond which U.S. Route 93 continues past the Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
towards Phoenix, Arizona. US 95
US 95
connects the city to northwestern Nevada, including Carson City and Reno. US 93 splits from I-15 northeast of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
and goes north through the eastern part of the state, serving Ely and Wells, and US 95
US 95
heads south from US 93 near Henderson through far eastern California. A three-quarters beltway has been built, consisting of Interstate 215 on the south and Clark County 215
Clark County 215
on the west and north. Other radial routes include SR 160 to Pahrump and SR 147 to Lake Mead. With the notable exceptions of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Boulevard, Boulder Highway, and Tonopah Highway
Tonopah Highway
(better known as the northern part of Rancho Drive), the majority of surface streets outside downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas
are laid out along Public Land Survey System
Public Land Survey System
section lines. Many are maintained, in part, by the Nevada
Nevada
Department of Transportation as state highways.

East-west roads, north to south[38]

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Beltway
Beltway
(CC 215) Ann Road Craig Road (SR 573) Cheyenne Avenue
Cheyenne Avenue
(SR 574) Carey Avenue Lake Mead
Lake Mead
Boulevard (SR 147) Washington Avenue (SR 578) Summerlin
Summerlin
Parkway Bonanza Road
Bonanza Road
(SR 579) Charleston Boulevard
Charleston Boulevard
(SR 159) Sahara
Sahara
Avenue (SR 589) Desert
Desert
Inn Road Spring Mountain Road (SR 591) Flamingo Road (SR 592) Tropicana Avenue
Tropicana Avenue
(SR 593) Russell Road (SR 594) Sunset Road
Sunset Road
(SR 562) Warm Springs Road Blue Diamond Road
Blue Diamond Road
(SR 160) Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Beltway Lake Mead
Lake Mead
Parkway (formerly Lake Mead
Lake Mead
Drive) (SR 564) Horizon Ridge Parkway St. Rose Parkway
St. Rose Parkway
(formerly Lake Mead
Lake Mead
Drive) (SR 146)

North-south roads, west to east

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Beltway
Beltway
(CC 215) Durango Drive Buffalo Drive Rainbow Boulevard (SR 595) Jones Boulevard
Jones Boulevard
(SR 596) Decatur Boulevard Valley View Boulevard Dean Martin Drive Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Boulevard (SR 604) Rancho Drive
Rancho Drive
(SR 599) Paradise Road (SR 605) Maryland Parkway Eastern Avenue (SR 607) Pecos Road Lamb Boulevard
Lamb Boulevard
(SR 610) Nellis Boulevard
Nellis Boulevard
(SR 612)

Fuel[edit] The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
area is dependent on imported gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel as is most of Nevada, which has only one refinery. The region is dependent on the Calnev Pipeline as its single supply. Limited diesel is delivered to a dedicated terminal in North Las Vegas by rail. Diversified supply is dependent on the planned UNEV pipeline. Electricity[edit] About 25% of the electric power from Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
goes to Nevada,[39] and about 70% of power to Southern Nevada
Nevada
comes from natural gas fired power stations.[40] Sports[edit]

The interior court of the Thomas and Mack Center
Thomas and Mack Center
during an exhibition game for the 2012 Olympics.

The Wynn Golf Club

Main article: Sports in the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
metropolitan area

The T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena
as seen from Toshiba
Toshiba
Plaza

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
is home to several notable minor league teams, as well as the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, and one major professional team, the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League. The Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
of the National Football League
National Football League
will play in Las Vegas
Las Vegas
in 2020.

Professional sports teams

Club Sport League Venue (capacity) Since Titles

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Raiders Football NFL Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Stadium (65,000-72,000) 2020* 3

Vegas Golden Knights Ice hockey NHL T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena
(17,368) 2017 0

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Aces Basketball WNBA Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mandalay Bay Events Center
(12,000) 2018 0

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
51s Baseball PCL (AAA) Cashman Field
Cashman Field
(9,300) 1983 2

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Lights FC Soccer USL Cashman Field
Cashman Field
(9,300) 2018 0

*The Raiders currently play in Oakland and will move to Las Vegas
Las Vegas
for the 2020 NFL Season Recreation[edit] Las Vegas
Las Vegas
has many natural outdoor recreational options. There are several multi-use trail systems within the valley operated by multiple organizations. The River Mountains Loop Trail is a 35-mile-long (56 km) trail that connects the west side of the valley with Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
and Lake Mead.[41] Summerlin
Summerlin
offers more than 150 miles of award-winning trails within the 22,500-acre (9,100 ha) community.[42] There are also the 3-mile (4.8 km) Angel Park Trail, Bonanza Trail, and the county's Flamingo Arroyo Trail,[43] I-215 West Beltway
Beltway
Trail (5 miles (8.0 km)), I-215 East Beltway
Beltway
Trail (4 miles (6.4 km)), Tropicana/Flamingo Washes Trail and the Western Trails Park Area Equestrian Trails (4 miles).[44][45]

Sunset Park at dusk

The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley also hosts world class mountain biking including Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park located in Boulder City which boasts itself as one of the International Mountain Biking Association's "epic rides".[46] Education[edit] Primary and secondary[edit] The Clark County School District operates all of the public primary and secondary schools in the county with the exception of a few which are contracted out to a private organization.

Selected private schools Alexander Dawson School Bishop Gorman High School Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School Henderson International School The Meadows School St. Viator School

Colleges and universities[edit] The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
(UNLV) is in Paradise, about three miles (5 km) south of the city limits and roughly two miles east of the Strip. The University of Nevada
Nevada
Medical School has a campus near downtown Las Vegas. Several national colleges, including the University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix
and Le Cordon Bleu, have campuses in the Las Vegas area. Nevada
Nevada
State College, National University and Touro University Nevada
Nevada
are nearby Henderson. The College of Southern Nevada has campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas
Las Vegas
and Henderson. Henderson also is home to DeVry University and the Keller Graduate School of Management, as well as the University of Southern Nevada. Other private entities in the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley include Apollo College
Apollo College
and ITT Technical Institute.

Public schools University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
(UNLV) is the major higher education institution in Las Vegas University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno
(UNR) also has a campus for the School of Medicine in Las Vegas. The school now operates as the UNLV School of Medicine. Nevada
Nevada
State College located in Henderson, Nevada College of Southern Nevada—formerly known as the Community College of Southern Nevada
Nevada
and Clark County Community College

Private schools 4 year+ Touro University Nevada Roseman University of Health Sciences

Venues in Las Vegas[edit]

Music venues in Las Vegas Sports venues in Las Vegas City of Rock (Las Vegas)

See also[edit]

Architecture of Las Vegas List of Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip
hotels List of people from Las Vegas List of restaurants in the Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley

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External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Las Vegas.

CAC (Civil Applications Committee)/USGS Global Fiducials Program web page containing scientific description of the region and interactive map viewer featuring declassified high-resolution time-series imagery City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas
official website

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Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Valley

Las Vegas–Paradise, NV MSA State of Nevada

Transportation

Airports

McCarran International Airport North Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Airport Henderson Executive Airport

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Monorail RTC Transit Amtrak
Amtrak
station (defunct)

Arts and museums

18b The Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Arts District Southern Nevada
Nevada
Zoological-Botanical Park Symphony Park

Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Huntridge Theater Lance Burton Theatre Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Little Theater Smith Center for the Performing Arts The AXIS

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Museums in Clark County, Nevada

Active

Boulder City/ Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
Museum Burlesque Hall of Fame Clark County Museum Discovery Children's Museum Erotic Heritage Museum Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum Imperial Palace Auto Collection Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Gambling
Gambling
Museum Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Historical Society Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Natural History Museum Lost City Museum Madame Tussauds Marjorie Barrick Museum
Marjorie Barrick Museum
of Art Mob Museum National Atomic Testing Museum Neon Museum Nevada
Nevada
State Museum Nevada
Nevada
Southern Railroad Museum Old Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Mormon
Mormon
Fort State Historic Park Pinball Hall of Fame Shelby Museum Southern Nevada
Nevada
Museum
Museum
of Fine Art Thunderbirds Museum

Previous

Elvis-A-Rama Museum Guinness World of Records Guggenheim Hermitage Museum History of the Future Museum Hollywood Movie Museum Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Art Museum Liberace Museum Star Trek: The Experience

Sports

T-Mobile Arena Sam Boyd Stadium Cashman Field Thomas & Mack Center Darling Tennis Center Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Motor Speedway Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Stadium Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Ballpark Mandalay Bay Events Center All Net Resort and Arena

Government

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
City Hall Clark County Government Center Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Metropolitan Police Department

Communities

Cities

Henderson Las Vegas North Las Vegas

Census-designated places

Blue Diamond Enterprise Paradise Spring Valley Summerlin
Summerlin
South Sunrise Manor Whitney Winchester

Neighborhoods

Aliante Anthem/Anthem Country Club Chinatown Downtown Las Vegas Green Valley Lake Las Vegas Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Country Club MacDonald Highlands Mountain's Edge Paradise Palms Queensridge/One Queensridge Place Seven Hills Southern Highlands Summerlin Summerlin
Summerlin
South The Lakes The Ridges West Las Vegas

Research and education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada
Nevada
Medical School Nevada
Nevada
State College National University Touro University Nevada College of Southern Nevada Roseman University of Health Sciences

Parks and public spaces

Acacia Demonstration Gardens Clark County Shooting Complex Clark County Wetlands Park Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs Lake Mead
Lake Mead
National Recreation Area Springs Preserve Mount Charleston Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Sunset Park Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Valley of Fire State Park

Area shopping

Bonanza Gift Shop The Boulevard Mall The Shops at Crystals Downtown Summerlin Galleria at Sunset Grand Canal Shoppes Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas Fashion Show Mall The Forum Shops at Caesars Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Premium Outlets North Meadows Mall Miracle Mile Shops Stratosphere Tower
Stratosphere Tower
Shops Studio Walk at MGM Grand Downtown Summerlin The Shoppes at the Palazzo Tivoli Village Town Square

Other

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Regions

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Metro areas

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Counties

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Cities and communities

Alamo Amargosa Valley Austin Baker Battle Mountain Beatty Boulder City Caliente Carlin Carson City Elko Ely Enterprise Eureka Fallon Fernley Gardnerville Ranchos Gerlach Goldfield Hawthorne Henderson Incline Village Las Vegas Laughlin Lovelock Mesquite Minden North Las Vegas Panaca Pahrump Paradise Pioche Primm Rachel Reno Spanish Springs Sparks Spring Creek Spring Valley Stateline Summerlin
Summerlin
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