Las Vegas LV: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Explore Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Known for its gaming industry, Las Vegas is also known for its many conventions, shows, dining, and shopping; with its rapid growth in population and hotel rooms available, Las Vegas proudly claims title to the "Entertainment Capital of the World"

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This web helps you explore Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; here, you'll find organized and annotated links to Web sites about Las Vegas's current conditions, facts, activities, events, places, sports, civic life, media, education, commerce, and reference works. You can view and link to this information in a variety of ways, and your suggestions are welcome. Use the links at the top of this page to navigate and access this information

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  • Weather: Current weather observations and forecasts
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    • Radar: National Weather Service radar; shows radar image for the area around Las Vegas
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    • Satellite: Goestationary infrared image; satellite image for Western United States sector, infrared image; provided by National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Dept of Commerce
  • Cams: Live views of Las Vegas; helpful for finding out about current weather and road conditions
    • KLAS: CBS 8 TV collection; cams from throughout the metro area showing weather and traffic
    • Earthcams: Choose views; from the MGM casino, wedding chapel, Paris Hotel, or Hard Rock Hotel
    • Traffic: Highway cameras; from the Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation, the agency that provides coordinated timing traffic signals in the Las Vegas valley
  • News: News and reports about what's going on in Las Vegas
    • Google News: Google news search for Las Vegas; finds news and sports stories about Las Vegas from a variety of news sources; includes photos
    • Yahoo News: Yahoo news search for Las Vegas; finds news and sports stories in a variety of news sources; includes photos
    • Topix News: Topix news search for Las Vegas; local news for Las Vegas continually updated from thousands of sources on the web
    • Traffic: Las Vegas area traffic; map and text showing "Jam factor" traffic issues; from traffic.com
    • Gas Prices; graphic image showing low and high gas prices; reported by users of Las VegasGasPrices.com Web site

Facts

Look up information about Las Vegas such as maps, facts, and census information

  • Maps: Online mapping services; most of these allow you to zoom in and out and select specific features to view on the map
    • City of LV: City of Las Vegas Maps; includes Interactive Maps, Business Development Maps, City Council Ward Maps, Election Maps, General Plan Maps, Historic Locations, Las Vegas Valley Maps, Miscellaneous Maps, Planning Areas and Other Boundaries, Zoning Maps
    • Hot: Area Map of Las Vegas; shows outlines of buildings and parks; can search for specific streets
    • LVCVA: Maps from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority; show major sites for the city, strip, downtown, golf courses, and surrounding area; good for general overview
    • Strip: Las Vegas Strip Map; shows all the hotels and casinos, information about the casinos, and links to Web sites
    • Vegas T&T: Map collection from Vegas Today and Tomorrow; very nice satellite views overlayed with project and ownership information; area and regional maps; Who Owns What Map; Harmon Corridor Map
    • Virtual: Las Vegas (Strip) Virtual Map; clickable parts, 360° views, and cartoon-like diagrams of buildings
    • MapQuest: MapQuest's Las Vegas map; integration with digitalcity.com city Internet guide
    • Yahoo: Yahoo's Las Vegas map; integrated with Yahoo's Get Local city Internet guides
    • -USA Maps-: More online mapping services; you can use this list of sites to get more maps of the area or specialized maps such as historical, topographic, or satellite imagery
  • Info: Look up basic facts about Las Vegas from online reference works
    • Answers: Answers.com entry for Las Vegas; gives factual articles from professional-edited sources as well as a Wikipedia article
    • Almanac: Information Please Almanac; entry for Las Vegas; gives a page of basic facts about the city, including a general description and current facts
    • Books: LV Books; a page presenting books about the city of Las Vegas
    • CBER: The Center for Business and Economic Research; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; analyzes and distributes information on the economy and businesses of Nevada; contains information on economic activity, population growth, tourism numbers, and gaming policy
    • History: Las Vegas: An Unconventional History; PBS Television show "American Experience" focusing on Las Vegas; site contains information about Las Vegas and transcripts of the shows aired in 2005
    • 1st100: The First 100 Persons Who Shaped Southern Nevada; The Las Vegas Review-Journal's series chronicling 100 people who had major impacts on Las Vegas over the city's first century
  • Census: Information from the United States Bureau of the Census;
    • Las Vegas: QuickFacts; shows a concise list of population demographics, business, and geography facts
    • Clark Co: Quickfacts; Las Vegas County; US Census Bureau QuickFacts for people, business, and geography; Las Vegas is the county seat of Clark Co
    • Clark Co Pop: Clark County, Nevada Population Changes; shows population numbers from 1970 to 2005 by year and bar graph for Clark County, Nevada
    • Lincoln Co: Quickfacts; US Census Bureau QuickFacts for people, business, and geography; Lincoln County is north of Las Vegas
    • Nye Co: Quickfacts; US Census Bureau QuickFacts for people, business, and geography; Nye County is northwest of Las Vegas

Las Vegas Living

Find out about things to do and places to see in Las Vegas

Activities

People in Las Vegas take part in many clubs and organizations; activities include interest groups, clubs, hobbies, community centers, organizations, and groups; the -Directory- link listed first is a comprehensive list of inks to hundreds of organizations

  • -Directory-: Community Link Directory of hundreds of organizations; Web sites for organizations, clubs, churches, schools, youth groups; Las Vegas non-profit; sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • AA: Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Amateur Radio: Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club
  • Animal Foundation: Pet shelter and adoption; Lied Animal Shelter
  • Animal NSPCA: Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; no-kill animal sanctuary, humane education, referrals for low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services; cat condos
  • Art Contemp: Contemporary Arts Collective; visual and performing arts
  • Catholic: Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas
  • GA: Gamblers Anonymous
  • Gaming Research: Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; scholarly analysis of gambling and gaming issues; Gaming Collection at Lied Library; records of casinos
  • Habitat: Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas; works to build basic housing
  • History NTS: Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation; works to conserve the history of the Nevada Test Site and assuring public access;history of the nation's nuclear testing program
  • Jazz: The Las Vegas Jazz Society
  • Jewish: United Jewish Community; Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
  • Leisure: City of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services; recreational and cultural activities, parks and facilities, after-school programs, register for classes
  • Preservation: Preservation Association of Clark County; all-volunteer organization working to preserve historic buildings and structures in Las Vegas and Clark County; speakers and walking tours
  • Red Cross: American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter; provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies
  • Singles: LV Personals; find your match in Las Vegas
  • United Way: United Way of Southern Nevada
  • Volunteer Ctr: Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada; helps individuals and groups volunteer to address community problems
  • Weddings: Las Vegas Wedding Information; gives a quick run-down on wedding information and services
  • YMCA: Community activities; "building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities"
  • -USA Directories-: Search organization directories; there are hundreds of thousands of organizations, associations, societies, and nonprofits in the US covering many interests; many of these are in Las Vegas; these directories help you locate an organization

Events

Las Vegas is famous for its diverse events year-round

  • Listings: Connect to online calendars and databases; show what's going on and where
    • Neon: Las Vegas Review-Journal entertainment section; gives the run-down on shows, events, and nightlife
    • LV Events: Event producer and promoter; information about a variety of events; examples: air show, golf tournament, basketball games, races, America's Party New Year's Eve
    • SinCitySounds: Local music and nightlife; local bands, entertainment, events
  • Performing: Las Vegas is home to many performing arts and cultural groups
  • Periodic: Las Vegas has many special events and recurring trade shows
    • Auto Show: Motortrend International Autoshow; Las Vegas
    • BikeFest: Motorcycles on Freemont Street; bike show, games, food, competitions
    • Big League Weekend: Major League baseball team games; at Cashman Field, home of Las Vegas 51's minor league baseball team
    • Bull Riders: Pro Bull Riders Final
    • CES: International Consumer Electronics Show; mammoth tradeshow for consumer technology; trade-only show and is not open to the general public; covers: computers, gaming, appliances, Internet, audio, personal electronics, telephony, wireless, GPS, e-commerce, digital technologies; produced by the Consumer Electronics Association
    • CineVegas: Film festival; world premiere films and celebrity tributes
    • Country Music Awards: Academy of Country Music Awards
    • Freemont St: Events and entertainment; along historic Freemont Street; special festivals and events throughout the year including Mardis Gras, Party Gras, AFAN Walk, March of Dimes Walk, Folk Festival, BikeFest, car show, hoedown, and tree lighting
    • Halloween: October 31 observances
    • ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers convention; global trade association of the shopping center industry
    • Jazz Fest: Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival
    • LV Bowl: College Football
    • MAGIC: Men's Apparel Guild in California; trade show for men's and women's fashion apparel
    • Marathon: Las Vegas Marathon; 42.1 km foot race through the Strip and into downtown; expo
    • Mariachi: Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival
    • NAB: National Association of Broadcasters; professional trade convention; audio and video content production, management and distribution across all forms of media
    • NASCAR: Motor racing events; NASCAR Weekend: World of Outlaws, Nextel Cup UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, Busch Series SAM's Town 300; Craftsman Truck Series
    • Native Amer Arts: Native American Arts Festival; arts, crafts, artist demonstrations, dance, music, lectures, films, fry bread, and other foods, Arts and Crafts Market
    • Poker WS: World Series of Poker; Set of poker tournaments
    • Rodeo NFR: National Finals Rodeo; professional contest of saddle bronc riding, bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing
    • St Gennaro: Society of the San Gennaro Feast; Italian cuisine
    • St Patrick: Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade; and Festival; Las Vegas Sons of Erin
    • ShoWest: Motion picture industry convention; gathering of movie professionals and theatre owners; produced by VNU Expositions Film Group

Places

Las Vegas has many neighborhoods, entertainment venues, museums, and other places with Web sites

  • Sites: Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, interesting places; see also the listings for Casinos, Venues, Museums, Neighborhoods, Dining, and Housing; see Activities for cultural centers
    • Arts Factory: Arts complex; collection of artists, architects, photographers, graphic designers, and galleries
    • Buildings: Emporis coverage of Las Vegas buildings; Skycrapers, architecture, buildings, real estate, and construction news; from Emporis databases on buildings and the real-estate industry
    • CVB: Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
    • Ethel M: Chocolates; Chocolate Factory and 1 hectare Botanical Cactus Garden; Henderson
    • Fashion Show: Mall; over 250 shops including Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard's, Neiman Marcus, Robinsons-May, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale's Home
    • Hoover Dam: Dam on the Colorado River; 50 km southeast from downtown; US Department of the Interior
    • Lake Mead: Lake Mead National Recreation Area; 48 km southeast of Las Vegas; Lake Mead, at 640 sq km, is the largest man-made lake and reservoir in the US and is formed by Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; ecosystem is blend of the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Desert; National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management
    • Libraries List: List of area libraries; provided by Libweb; gives link to official Web site and information link; includes academic, public, and special libraries
    • Library CC: Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
    • Mt Charleston: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area; about 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas; Middle Kyle Canyon, Mount Charleston Peak (3,633 meters), Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, campgrounds, picnic areas, and trails; formerly called Charleston Forest Reserve in 1906; part of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (2.5 megahectare forest throughout NV and CA)
    • Neonopolis: Entertainment complex on Fremont St; restaurants, shops, movies
    • Old Mormon Ft: Old Vegas Mormon State Historic Park; Mormon settlers made a fort here in 1855; downtown Las Vegas at Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue
    • Parks Co: Clark County Parks and Recreation
    • Red Rock: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area; 20 km west of Las Vegas; 800 km2 in the Mojave Desert; red sandstone peaks; Bureau of Land Management
    • Springs Preserve: 180 hectares west of downtown Las Vegas; formerly known as Big Springs; museums, gardens, trails, restored structures
    • Vegas T&T: Vegas Today and Tomorrow; news, maps, plans, renderings of resort, condo and other projects; also maps, interesting facts, and a very useful "Who owns What" map
    • Zoo: Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park; 1.2 hectares; over 150 species
  • Neighborhoods: Areas of town with a distinct identity or official status as a business improvement district (BID), neighborhood association, or other designation
    • City List: Find Neighborhood Associations; interactive map
    • Neighborhood Link: searchable directory of neighborhoods and clubs; find local neighborhood, club, and organization information
    • Orgs: Neighborhood Organizations; Las Vegas Review-Journal
    • Profiles: Las Vegas Review-Journal; overview of neighborhoods including schools, crime, and news
    • Freemont St: historic Freemont Street; covered pedestrian street area connecting downtown casinos
  • Venues: Places for performances, concerts, athletics, conventions, tradeshows, gatherings; also, many casinos offer conference and meeting facilities as well as performance spaces big and small
    • Alladin Th: 7,000-seat Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts; at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
    • Convention Ctr: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; operates the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center; LV Convention Center is 30 hectares; also Sands Expo Convention Center, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Cox Pavilion, Henderson Convention Center, Thomas & Mack Center
    • Grand Grdn: 17,000-seat Grand Garden Arena; concerts, championship boxing and premier special events; MGM Grand
    • Mandalay Bay EC: 12,000-seat Events Center
    • Orleans Arena: 9,000-seat arena
    • Sands Expo: Sands Expo and Convention Center; 16 hectares of meeting and event space; tradeshows; near Venetian resort-hotel-casino
    • Sam Boyd Stadium: Sports stadium; Owned and operated by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Smith Ctr: Performing Arts Center in development, not yet constructed; a multi-facility performing arts center; site in Union Park
    • The Joint: 1,400-seat concert hall; Hard Rock Hotel
    • Thomas&Mack: Thomas & Mack Center; Cox Pavilion; on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Museums: Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
    • Art Bellagio: Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art; exhibitions of artworks and objects drawn from museums and private collections
    • Art Donna Beam: Fine Art Gallery; at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; exhibitions throughout the year
    • Art LvAM: Las Vegas Art Museum; continuous schedule of fine-arts exhibitions; since January 1997 located at Sahara West Library/Fine Arts Museum; affiliated with the Smithsonian Museum
    • Art Wynn: Wynn Collection of Fine Art; at Wynn Las Vegas; displays paintings from Steve Wynn's private collection, including masterpieces by Picasso, Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Matisse
    • Atomic Testing: The story of atomic testing in the area
    • Autos: Imperial Palace Auto Collection; classic and antique cars
    • Barrick Museum: Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History; collections covering cultures, reptiles, birds, and insects
    • Casino Legends: Casino Legends Hall of Fame Museum; Tropicana; showcases entertainers and gambling artifacts
    • Children's: Lied Discovery Children's Museum; hands-on exhibits in the arts, sciences and humanities, a Traveling Exhibition Gallery, an Early Childhood Pavilion, and an eight-story Science Tower
    • Clark Co: Clark County Museums; includes information on the Clark County Museum, the Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum at McCarran International Airport, and the Searchlight Museum
    • King Tut: Reproduction of King Tutankhamun's tomb; in the Luxor Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
    • Liberace: Entertainer's collection; jewelry, rare antiques, wardrobe, pianos, and custom car collection; celebrates the life of Walter Valentino Liberace, May 16, 1919 - February 4, 1987
    • Mob: National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement; presents displays about organized crime
    • Natural History: Las Vegas Natural History Museum; natural sciences, both past and present
    • Neon: Neon Museum; collects, preserves, studies and exhibits neon signs and associated artifacts
    • Nevada: Nevada State Museum & Historical Society; history, pre-history, and natural history of Nevada
    • Wax Tussauds: Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Museum; entertainment and sports personalities as portrayed in wax
  • Housing: Find a place to stay or live in Las Vegas
    • -Casino Hotels-: Hotel rooms; available at most casinos
    • Cruzino: Casino and Hotels; descriptions, reviews, reservations online
    • Hotel Res Ctr: Las Vegas Hotel Reservation Center; hotels, shows, tours, golf, wedding chapels and car rentals;
    • i4Vegas: Discount Las Vegas Hotels; hotel information and photographs, rates, availability, and reservations
    • Pet B&B: Pets Bed and Breakfast; accommodations for dogs and cats; personalized pet services; dog suites
    • -USA Housing-: National lodging and housing directories; there are national directories you can use to locate area lodging or housing
  • Dining: Find a place to eat in Las Vegas; the many casinos have notable as well as lower-priced and convenient restaurants
    • LVRJ: Las Vegas Review-Journal; Dining section; covers sections including brunches, buffets, catering, coffee, wine, and smoke free
    • NVRA: Nevada Restaurant Association; member restaurants; directory by city or type of establishment with links to establishment Web site where available
    • Taste: Taste of Vegas; dining guide and reviews, feature stories, interviews, news, notes
    • Buffet Rank: User-contributed rankings and comments; from the RateLasVegas.com site
    • -USA Dining-: National Dining directories; you can use this link to locate restaurants in the area that may not be listed in the local guides
  • Casinos: Gambling and entertainment complexes; many have amenities such as restaurants, hotels, theaters with shows, conference/convention/meeting centers, architectural attractions, recreation, and special displays like fountains or museums; most of the largest ones are on The Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard South, outside the city limits of Las Vegas in Winchester and Paradise); this list is of prominent casinos; for longer lists and sources consulted used for this information, see the links at the end of this casinos list
    • Bally's: Classic Las Vegas theme; opened 1973 (as MGM Grand Hotel); Harrah's Entertainment-owned
    • Barbary Coast: Victorian theme; opened 1979; Boyd Gaming-owned
    • Bellagio: Italian resort theme; AAA Five Diamond Award; Bellagio Fountains; Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art; Via Bellagio shopping; 3 hectare outdoor lake; named after Bellagio resort in Italy; opened in 1998; MGM Mirage-owned
    • Binions: Vintage Las Vegas theme; former site of World Series of Poker; downtown; opened 1951 as Binion's Horseshoe; formerly El Dorado Club and Apache Hotel
    • Caesars Palace: Ancient Rome theme; Forum Shops; opened 1966; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
    • California: Hawaiian theme; downtown; opened 1975; Boyd Gaming-owned
    • Circus Circus: Free circus acts; Adventuredome theme park; RV Park; opened 1968; MGM Mirage-owned
    • CityCenter: in-development mixed-use urban project; 30 hectare site, 365 meters along the Strip; resort-casino estimated for 3,438 rooms and 564 suites; $7 billion project; MGM Mirage-owned
    • Cosmopolitan: on the strip
    • Downtown Grand: industrial chic
    • El Cortez: Historic; downtown; much of the historic main building the same as it was in 1941 when it opened
    • Excalibur: Medieval theme; Merlin vs. Dragon battle; opened in 1990; MGM Mirage-owned
    • Fitzgeralds: Irish theme; downtown; opened 1987; formerly Sundance
    • Flamingo: Caribbean theme; Wildlife habitat; opened 1946 (Bugsy Siegel); Harrah's Entertainment-owned
    • Fremont: Downtown; opened 1956 as tallest building in the state of Nevada; Boyd Gaming-owned
    • Four Queens: New Orleans motif; downtown; Queen's Machine big slot machine; opened 1955
    • Gold Coast: West of strip; 70-lane bowling alley; opened 1986; Boyd Gaming-owned
    • Golden Gate: Downtown, 19th century motif; famous shrimp cocktail; opened 1906 as Nevada Hotel and was Sal Sagev Hotel
    • Golden Nugget: Downtown elegance theme; world's largest golden nugget; opened 1946
    • Hard Rock Las Vegas: Music theme; The Joint 1,400-seat showroom; opened 1995
    • Harrah's: Carnival theme; formerly Holiday Casino; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
    • Hilton: hotel-casino; next to LV Convention Center; opened 1969 as International Hotel
    • Hooters: Breast theme; opened 2006; renovation of the Hotel San Remo
    • Imperial Palace: Asian theme; auto collection; opened 1980; formerly Flamingo Capri; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
    • Luxor: Ancient Egypt theme; shaped as 106-meter pyramid in black glass with a 41.5 Tcd beam of light; King Tut's tomb replica; IMAX, RA Nightclub; opened 1993; MGM Mirage-owned
    • Main St Station: Hotel, Casino, and Brewery; reopened 1996; Boyd Gaming-owned
    • Mandalay Bay: Island theme; Shark Reef Aquarium;sand beach; 12,000-seat events center; opened 1999; MGM Mirage-owned
    • MGM Grand: Hollywood theme; 1.5 hectare casino; 17,000-seat Grand Garden Arena; over 5,000 rooms; Lion Habitat; opened 1993; MGM Mirage-owned
    • Mirage: South Seas theme; erupting volcano, White Tiger Habitat, Dolphin Habitat, The Secret Garden; opened 1989; MGM Mirage-owned
    • Monte Carlo: Old Europe theme; AAA Four Diamond rating; opened 1996; MGM Mirage-owned
    • New Frontier: Western theme; Gilley's Mechanical Bull; Walk of Stars out front; reopened 1998 as New Frontier; formerly Pair O’Dice, Last Frontier, New Frontier, and Frontier
    • NY-NY: New York City-theme; Manhattan Express rollercoaster; replicas of NYC landmarks including Empire State Building, State of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge; opened 1997; MGM Mirage-owned
    • Orleans: Mardi Gras theme; 9,000-seat arena; bowling; movies; opened 1998; Boyd Gaming-owned
    • Palms: West of strip; Rain nightclub; opened 2001
    • Palace Station: Locals casino; off-strip; opened 1984; Station Casinos
    • Paris: French theme; Eiffel Tower half-scale replica; opened 1999; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
    • Planet Hollywood: Hollywood theme; Desert Passage shops; 7,000-seat Alladin Theater; opened 1963 (as Tally-Ho), imploded, reopened 2000; formerly Aladdin
    • Plaza: Vintage Las Vegas; downtown; opened 1971 as "Union Plaza;" formerly Jackie Gaughan's Plaza, Union Plaza, Union Hotel; former site of Amtrak's Las Vegas station for the Desert Wind (Amtrak no longer serves Las Vegas); present site of Greyhound bus
    • Railroad Pass: Railroad motif; established 1931; Henderson; MGM Mirage-owned
    • Rio: Brazilian Carnival / Mardi Gras theme; opened 1990; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
    • Riviera: Nostalgic Las Vegas; Convention Center; opened 1955
    • Sahara: Moroccan theme; NASCAR Cafe; Speed rollercoaster; opened 1952; formerly Club Bingo
    • Sam's Town: Locals casino/Boulder Highway; RV park, bowling; opened 1979; Boyd Gaming-owned
    • South Coast: Mediterranean style; southern part of Las Vegas; Equestrian Center; opened 2005
    • Station: Casinos throughout metro area; Palace Station, Boulder Station, Texas Station, Sunset Station, Santa Fe Station, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino, Fiesta Rancho, Wildfire Casino, Wild Wild West
    • Stratosphere: 350-meter tower; rollercoaster on top of it; reopened 1996; formerly Vegas World
    • Suncoast: West Las Vegas; 81 holes of golf; opened 2000; Boyd Gaming-owned
    • Treasure Island: Caribbean theme; AAA Four-Diamond Award; Bucaneers Bay Sirens show; opened 1993; MGM Mirage-owned
    • Tropicana: Tropical theme; 2 hectare waterpark; Comedy Stop at the Trop; opened 1957
    • Venetian: Venice theme; Guggenheim Hermitage Museum; Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge, Campanile Tower replicas; Madame Tussaud's; opened 1999; formerly Sands Hotel
    • Wynn: Euro-modern theme; luxury sports cars; art collection; 3.7 megaliter water-oriented theater; opened 2005; formerly Desert Inn
    • -LVRJ list-: The Las Vegas Review-Journal List; shows establishment, type (hotel or casino or both) and location; link on name takes you to summary of features
    • -UNLV list-: UNLV Architecture Studies Library list; shows facility name, prior names, location, and architect and owner, cost, and number of rooms and floors; useful for seeing the history of the properties--the name changes, sales, and additions
    • -VegasCI list-: Las Vegas Casino Info; directory of casinos put together by Rob LoBue, a self-avowed "Vegas fanatic"

Sports

Las Vegas is home to major-league basketball and baseball, pro hockey and soccer, and NCAA sports

  • Pro: Professional sports in Las Vegas
    • 51s: Las Vegas 51's minor league baseball team; AAA affiliate of the LA Dodgers
    • Gladiators: Las Vegas Gladiators Arena Football League team
    • Wranglers: Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL hockey team
    • LVMS: Las Vegas Motor Speedway; 600-hectare complex; includes a 2.4 km superspeedway, 4 km road course, 0.8 km dirt oval, drag strip, Go-Kart tracks, and racing schools; hosts NASCAR races
    • PGA: Las Vegas Invitational Professional Golf Association
    • LPGA: Ladies Professional Golf Association Takefuji Classic
  • College: Area colleges with athletic activities
    • Coyotes: College of Southern Nevada
    • Rebels: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Community: Amateur, organized sports clubs, and special community sporting events
    • -Directory-: Community Link sports section; from Las Vegas Review-Journal
    • Bicycling: Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club
    • Golf: Two Guys Who Golf; covers golf courses, resorts, stores and driving ranges in Las Vegas
    • Hiking: Hiking Las Vegas
    • Mountaineering: Las Vegas Mountaineers Club
    • Prep: Local high school sports; , scores, standings, schedules, schools, and staff
    • School: Schools' sports network; State University and High School football and other sports activities
    • Track: Las Vegas Track Club; running

Las Vegas Civic

Las Vegas's civic life

Government

Las Vegas's government and representatives at all levels

  • Local: City and county government; Las Vegas is the county seat of Clark County
    • City: City of Las Vegas; city government portal
    • Police: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Office of the Sheriff
    • County: Clark County government portal
    • Co Fire: Clark County Fire Department
  • State: State of Nevada access
    • Nevada: Nevada government portal; the capital of Nevada is Carson City, about 525 km northwest of Las Vegas; many state agencies have offices in Las Vegas at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 East Washington Avenue, Las Vegas
    • Legislature: Nevada Legislature; Senate and Assembly; regular sessions begin the first Monday in February of odd-numbered years
    • NV Supreme Ct: Supreme Court of Nevada
    • Gaming: Nevada Gaming Commission and State Gaming Control; works to protect the stability of the gaming industry; investigations, licensing, and enforcement of laws and regulations; the collection of gaming taxes and fees; maintains public confidence in gaming
  • Federal: The United State's government has a presence in Las Vegas through elected representatives and some facilities
    • US Sen Reid: United States Senator Harry M. Reid
    • US Sen Heller: United States Senator Dean Heller
    • US House Nevada: Nevada delegation; United States House of Representatives
    • US Dist Ct: United States District Court, District of Nevada
    • US Bank Ct: United States Bankruptcy Court District of Nevada
    • FBI: Las Vegas Division Federal Bureau of Investigation; serves Nevada
    • Nellis AFB: Nellis Air Force Base; Air Combat Command and the home of the Air Warfare Center
    • -USA Federal-: USA Federal Government links; links to major top-level Web sites related to the United States government; you can use these to locate federal services available in the area not listed here

Services

Support for human needs and infrastructure

  • Human: Health and human services
    • HELP: Help of Southern Nevada; services, training, and referral to community resources
    • Gambling: Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
    • Seniors: Las Vegas Senior Guide; information about healthcare, rehabilitation, and where to locate medical supplies
    • SNHD: Southern Nevada Health District; works to protect and promote the health, environment, and the well-being of Southern Nevada residents and visitors; formerly known as the Clark County Health District
    • -Directory-: Community Link health section; from Las Vegas Review-Journal
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Transport: Las Vegas offers a variety of transit options
    • Airports: Clark County Airport System; includes McCarran International Airport (LAS) as well as North Las Vegas Airport (VGT), Henderson Executive Airport (HND), Jean Sport Aviation Center, Overton/Perkins Field (U08), and Searchlight (1L3); for ground transit to/from airports, check CAT
    • RTC: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada; regional government agency; Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Las Vegas Urban Area; operates public mass transit system, Citizens Area Transit (CAT)
    • CAT: Citizens Area Transit; area bus/hybrid rail transit; Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) line; Deuce double deck bus service on the Strip
    • Deuce: Double Decker bus service on the Las Vegas Strip; connects many casinos and sights; operated by Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
    • MAX: Metropolitan Area Express hybird bus/rail transit; operated by Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
    • Monorail: Las Vegas Monorail; 6.4 km-long electric monorail; privately funded and operated, using no tax dollars for its construction or operations; links more than 25,000 hotel rooms and about 40 hectares of meeting and convention space; top speed 80 kph; stations at MGM Grand, Bally's, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, Convention Center, Hilton, and Sahara
    • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; station is at Plaza Hotel, Main Street; offers connections throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including Las Vegas
    • Bell: Shuttle/Limo service; airport shuttle; limos, Town Car sedans, shuttle buses, vans, deluxe limo coaches, and trolleys
    • Off2Vegas: Transport section; describes the variety of transit options in Las Vegas including limos, taxis, shuttles, buses, monorail, trolley, and free shuttles
    • NVDOT: Nevada Department of Transportation
    • Car Free: Possible in Las Vegas; with some walkability and some transit systems, you could easily live without a car in Las Vegas
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • RTC: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada; regional government agency; Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Las Vegas Urban Area; operates public mass transit system, Citizens Area Transit (CAT)
    • Water: Las Vegas Valley Water District; provides water for Las Vegas and Blue Diamond, Searchlight, Kyle Canyon, Jean
    • Flood: Clark County Regional Flood Control District; addresses flooding problems, land use in flood hazard areas, funding and coordination of the construction of flood control facilities, funding of a maintenance program for Master Plan flood control facilities
    • SW Gas: Southwest Gas Corporation; natural gas; 2005 sales $1.7 billion

Las Vegas Media

Access information about and in many cases read (or listen to) Las Vegas's media outlets

Periodicals

Las Vegas's many publications offer Web sites with online content

  • LVRJ: Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Sun: Las Vegas Sun
  • LV Bus Pr: Las Vegas Business Press
  • View News: Neighborhood newspapers; shows a clickable map of neighborhoods and newspapers available
  • El Tiempo: Spanish language; publication of the Las Vegas Review-Journal; weekly free
  • Weekly: Las Vegas Weekly
  • What's On: What’s On, The Las Vegas Guide; magazine for visitors; complimentary copies distributed in hotels and other areas
  • CityLife: Las Vegas City Life; alternative weekly
  • El Mundo: Hispanic Community; Spanish language weekly
  • LVM: Las Vegas Magazine; distributed in Vegas hotel rooms
  • Advisor: Las Vegas Advisor; Visitor-oriented publication; coupons; Articles, reviews, and information about Las Vegas
  • 24/7: Magazine; play, party, stay, and see Vegas
  • NV Bus Jrnl: Nevada Business Journal; monthly
  • NV Woman: Magazine; culture, finance, politics, fashion, cuisine, travel, health, and lifestyle
  • LV ET: Las Vegas Entertainment Today
  • LV Life: Las Vegas Life; provides portions of selected articles online
  • Vegas Living: Affluent lifestyle and leisure
  • Vegas Golfer: Links lifestyle

Radio

Las Vegas's radio dial in alphabetical order by call letters; many of these radio stations offer live, streaming audio of their broadcast, so you can listen on the Internet anywhere in the world; please let me know your knowledge about updates to this list as radio stations change format, Web site addresses, and ownership often; unless otherwise noted, the station is in Las Vegas, NV; HD = HD Radio programming

  • -AM-: Click here for the AM stations sorted by frequency
  • -FM-: Click here for the FM stations sorted by frequency
  • -HD-: Click here for the HD stations sorted by frequency
  • KBAD: AM 920 Sports
  • KCEP: FM 88.1 Urban Contemporary
  • KCNV: FM 89.7 Classical=HD1 HD2=BBC World Service HD3=Radio Nederland AHORA
  • KCYE: FM 102.7 Country=HD1 HD2=New Country; North Las Vegas
  • KDOX: AM 1280 News Talk; Henderson
  • KDWN: AM 720 Talk
  • KEKL: FM 88.5 Christian Contemporary; Mesquite
  • KENO: AM 1460 Sports
  • KFRH: FM 104.3 Top 40=HD1; North Las Vegas
  • KHRI: FM 89.3 Christian
  • KHYZ: FM 99.7 Adult Contemporary; Mountain Pass, CA
  • KISF: FM 103.5 Spanish=HD1 HD2=Spanish Talk
  • KJUL: FM 104.7 Nostalgia; Moapa Valley
  • KKJJ: FM 100.5 Variety Jack=HD1 HD2=Disco HD3=Talk KXNT-AM; Henderson
  • KKLZ: FM 96.3 Classic Rock=HD1 HD2=Classic Metal
  • KKVV: AM 1060 Christian Talk
  • KLAV: AM 1230 Talk
  • KLSQ: AM 870 Spanish; Whitney
  • KLUC: FM 98.5 Top 40=HD1 HD2=Spanish Hits
  • KMXB: FM 94.1 Adult Contemporary=HD1 HD2=90's; Henderson
  • KNPR: FM 88.9 Public HD1=News HD2=Classical Music KCNV HD3=More News
  • KNUU: AM 970 News Talk; Paradise
  • KOAS: FM 105.7 Smooth Jazz
  • KOMP: FM 92.3 Rock
  • KPLV: FM 93.1 Party=HD1 HD2=Pride Radio
  • KQOL: FM 93.1 Variety?=HD1 HD2=Oldies?
  • KRGT: FM 99.3 Spanish=HD1; Indian Springs
  • KSFN: AM 1140 Talk; North Las Vegas
  • KSHP: AM 1400 Shopping; North Las Vegas
  • KSNE: FM 106.5 Adult Contemporary=HD1 HD2=Urban Classic Soul
  • KSOS: FM 90.5 Christian
  • KUNV: FM 91.5 Jazz; University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • KVEG: FM 97.5 Hip Hop; Mesquite
  • KVGS: FM 107.9 Alternative; Laughlin
  • KWID: FM 101.9 Spanish Oldies=HD1 HD2=Spanish Tejano
  • KWNR: FM 95.5 New Country=HD1 HD2=Classic Country; Henderson
  • KXNT: AM 840 Talk=HD1 HD2=KYDZ Children's Radio; North Las Vegas
  • KXPT: FM 97.1 Classic Hits
  • KXTE: FM 107.5 Alternative=HD1 HD2=?; Pahrump

TV

Television stations in Las Vegas; in alphabetical order by call letters

Las Vegas Education

Las Vegas's educational opportunities

Higher

The Las Vegas area's colleges and universities; these are located in Las Vegas unless otherwise noted

  • Art Institutes: system of more than 40 education institutions located throughout North America; offering master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees programs as well as nondegree programs; culinary, design, fashion and media arts professionals
  • CCSN: Community College of Southern Nevada; state-supported; offers undergraduate degrees; over 50 locations including 3 main campuses and 12 learning centers in 4 counties
  • Culinary: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts; proprietary; offers undergraduate degrees
  • IADT: International Academy of Design & Technology; Fashion Design, Interior Design, & Visual Communication; proprietary; offers undergraduate degrees
  • LVC: Las Vegas College; proprietary; offers undergraduate degrees
  • NSC: Nevada State College at Henderson; state-supported; offers undergraduate degrees; Henderson
  • Phoenix: University of Phoenix; proprietary; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees; Las Vegas unit
  • Regis: Regis University (based in Colorado, has Las Vegas unit); independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit); offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's
  • UNLV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas; state-supported university; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's

Schools

Las Vegas's primary, secondary, career, and trade schools

  • -Directory-: Community Link education; from Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Choice: School Choice information; presented by the American Education Reform Council
  • Private: List of private schools; elementary, middle and high schools; Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Home: NV Home School Network
  • K12: Clark County School District
  • Gaming Kallos: Nick Kallos' Casino Gaming School
  • Gaming Crescent: Crescent Schools gaming and hospitality
  • Marinello: Cosmetology; Las Vegas unit
  • Kaplan: Kaplan Professional Schools; scholling for real estate salesperson or broker, real estate appraiser, home inspector, insurance professional or securities professional
  • Real Estate: Real Estate School of Nevada
  • Japanese: Trombley Takenaka International; Japanese Language classes
  • ACI: American Career Institute

Las Vegas Commerce

Las Vegas's business community

Groups

Organizations promoting business and business opportunities in the Las Vegas area

  • Chamber: Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
  • Asian Chamber: Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Latin Chamber: Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • NV Develop: Nevada Development Authority; works to improve the economy of Southern Nevada

Notable

Large or well-known companies with headquarters or major operations in the Las Vegas area; sales figures, where shown, are from hoovers.com

  • Bally Tech: Bally Technologies, Inc.; makes gaming machines for slots, video, computer systems, gaming networks; 2005 sales $484 million
  • Boyd: Boyd Gaming Corporation; casinos in many states; in Las Vegas: Barbary Coast Hotel and Casino, Fremont Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Main Street Station Hotel, Casino, & Brewery, The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, South Coast Hotel and Casino, and Suncoast Hotel and Casino; 2005 sales $2.2 billion
  • Harrah's: Casino Hotels; casino hotels, dockside and riverboat casinos, and Indian gaming establishments in many states across the US and Canada; in Las Vegas: Bally's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas Casino, Paris Las Vegas, and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; 2005 sales $7.1 billion
  • Las Vegas Sands: Casinos; the Venetian, Congress Center conference facility, building The Palazzo Casino; 2005 sales $1.7 billion
  • LV Valley Water: Las Vegas Valley Water District; provides water for Las Vegas and Blue Diamond, Searchlight, Kyle Canyon, Jean; sales $335 million
  • MGM Mirage: Resorts and casinos; Las Vegas properties include: Bellagio, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Railroad Pass, Treasure Island; planned Project CityCenter; other properties in Nevada, Michigan, and Mississippi; 2005 sales $6.4 billion
  • Station: Station Casinos, Inc.; Casinos throughout metro LV: Palace Station, Boulder Station, Texas Station, Sunset Station, Santa Fe Station, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino, Fiesta Rancho, Wildfire Casino, Wild Wild West; 2005 sales $1.1 billion
  • Stephens: Stephens Media Group; newspapers, online sites; publisher of Las Vegas-Review Journal; formerly Donrey Media Group
  • SW Gas: Southwest Gas Corporation; natural gas; 2005 sales $1.7 billion
  • Western All: Western Alliance Bancorporation; banking; 2005 sales $147 million
  • Wynn Resorts: Resorts and casinos; Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau; building Encore in Las Vegas; 2005 sales $722 million

Las Vegas Reference

Works to help you find out more about Las Vegas

Guides

Learn more about Las Vegas with online guides that describe area attractions

  • Vegas.com: Travel information; extensive site covers travel and entertainment; also includes community information, tips, podcasts
  • Tourism: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Rate: User-supplied ratings and comments; on hotels, buffets, restaurants, entertainment, attractions, and apartments
  • Leisure: Las Vegas Leisure Guide; dining, nightlife, shopping, conventions, hotels, shows, recreation, and attractions; includes Heard Around Town newsletter
  • VegasCasinoInfo: directory of casino information; includes unvarnished trip reports and advice; put together by Rob LoBue, a self-avowed "Vegas fanatic"
  • Las Vegas Coupons: deals and discounts; valid, ongoing, active Las Vegas coupons and deals
  • Insider: Insider LV; listings of a variety of tourism and local places, events, and activities
  • Off2Vegas: Sights and attractions; cover hotel descriptions and reservations, attractions, shows, tours, golf, transit information
  • Cheapo: Budget-minded travel; includes reviews of places to stay, eat, and gamble
  • Vegas4Locals: Free and cheap stuff; coupons, auctions, tours, shows, and totally free things to do
  • Trip Reports: Candid, personal experiences; many from users of Las Vegas Talk Discussion Board
  • About: Las Vegas for Visitors; section from about.com; covers travel and entertainment options; gives useful advice
  • AOL: City Guide Las Vegas
  • Click: Las Vegas and gambling; tips and information; gambling descriptions and travel information
  • LasVegas.com: Guide to Las Vegas, Nevada; covers air travel, hotels, shows, and tours

Indexes

Access online information about Las Vegas through general and specialized indexes

  • A2Z: Quick Travel Info; covers shows, rooms, restaurants, shopping, points of interest
  • AreaConnect: Las Vegas Yellow Pages and Search Guide
  • CCCARTO: Vegas Maps and Links; points of interest, shopping and lodging maps; links to hotels, clubs, and shows
  • Yahoo: Entry for Las Vegas
  • Classifieds: Las Vegas Newspapers; shows classified ads from Las Vegas Review-Journal and Las Vegas Sun newspapers

General

Find more information related to Las Vegas

  • craigslist: Online community; classified ads, jobs, housing, personals, for sale, discussion
  • Top Jobs: Job search engine for Las Vegas
  • LV Talk: Las Vegas Talk; Web-based message boards
  • USA index: An index for the United States; resources to help you locate information about activities, events, places, sports, government, media, commerce, and reference information in the USA; You can use this page to locate information on other cities or information you couldn't find here
  • -USA General-: General reference section of USA Index; lookup information in national directories for classified ads, jobs, discussion, or lookup resources
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