Mobile Billboards in Las Vegas, NV
- Las Vegas means “the meadows” in Spanish. It received it’s name from Spanish settlers who were traveling across the Mojave Desert in 1829 who found the area to be abundant with wild grasses and desert spring waters
- As of 2016, it was estimated that Las Vegas had a population of over 600,000 people making it the most populous city in Nevada
- Nicknamed Sin City because of the city’s tolerance of various forms of adult entertainment
- Internationally renowned resort city known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, nightlife, and mega casino-hotels
- The leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada
- Has more AAA 5 diamond hotels than any city in the world
- Also known as the Entertainment Capital of the World
- A popular setting for literature, films, television programs, and music videos
- Vegas Golden Knights (NHL)
- By 2020, the Oakland Raiders (NFL) will be relocated to Las Vegas
POINTS OF INTEREST:
- The Freemont Street Experience- opened in 1995- a canopied, five-block area features 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000 watts of sound from dusk until midnight during shows held on the top of each hour
- The World Market Center- Opened in 2005- and encompasses three large buildings with a total of 5.1 million square feet. Trade shows for the furniture and furnishing industries are held there semiannually
- Symphony Park- A 61 acre, $470 million project currently still being developed but currently the location of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts (a world-class performing arts center that hosts Broadway shows, ballets, orchestras, operas, and more) and DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
- The Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts is a Grammy award-winning magnet school located downtown.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, located downtown along the Fremont Street Experience, is the oldest continuously operating hotel and casino in Las Vegas. It opened in 1906 as the Hotel Nevada.