Las Vegas is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada and the county seat of Clark County. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, and fine dining and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its consolidated casino–hotels and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 31st-most populous city in the United States, of 583,756. The population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 1,951,269. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city.
Las Vegas often refers to the city plus some areas beyond the city limits, especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, and sometimes the entire Las Vegas Valley. The 4.2 mi (6.8 km) stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip is mainly in the unincorporated communities of Paradise,Winchester, and Enterprise.
Located in Paradise and Winchester communities:
Shark Reef At Mandalay Bay Hotel,
Manhattan Express Roller Coaster at New York/New York Hotel,
Las Vegas Attractions - Bellagio Fountains,
Eiffel Tower - Paris Las Vegas,
Las Vegas Springs Preserve,
Adventuredome at Circus Circus Hotel,
Fremont Street Experience - Downtown Las Vegas,
The Stratosphere Tower,
Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand Hotel,
The little white chapel.
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead just outside Boulder city
Valley of Fire near the UT border (where cowboy movies were made and one Star Trek)
Death Valley (just on the edge of NV but mostly in CA)
Lake Tahoe and Reno where people ski and gamble