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Las Vegas Business Signs

Las Vegas, in Spanish, means ‘the meadows.’  Early Spanish settlers in the area named it after this due to its abundant wild grasses and desert spring waters.  The city was founded in 1905 and incorporated in 1911.

Las Vegas is located in south Nevada and is the most populous city in that state.  According to the 2010 United States census, Las Vegas has a population of 583, 736 people.  The Las Vegas metropolitan area is home to 1,951,269 people.  Las Vegas numbers in the top three destinations in the country for conventions, businesses, and meetings.  It is a world famous resort city.

Often nicknamed ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’, Las Vegas is filled to the brim with mega casino-hotels and other shopping, fine dining, and nightlife attractions.  The metropolitan area has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world.

Ironically, the city is most famous for an attraction located just south of its city limits.  Popularly known as the Las Vegas Strip, this stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard is home to fifteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels by room count.  They include Circus Circus, Riviera, The Palazzo, The Venetian, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and the MGM Grand.  Many of these hotels serve as casinos as well.

In the downtown area of Las Vegas, there are many casinos located on the Fremont Street Experience.  One of these casinos opened in 1906 as the Hotel Nevada.  Today it is known as the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, and it is the oldest continuously operating hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

Gambling is not the only attraction in Las Vegas.  Tourists can see free attractions visible from the Strip, such as the water fountains at Bellagio, the Volcano at The Mirage and the Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain at Caesars Palace.  There are also numerous ongoing shows from performing artists such as Cirque du Soleil.

Las Vegas houses several museums, such as the Neon Museum (showcasing many historical signs from Las Vegas in the mid-20th century), the Mob Museum, and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

When it comes to sports, however, Las Vegas is not known for it’s sports teams.  It does not have any major-league teams, despite the fact that the metropolitan population is as large or larger than many cities that do have them.  The main reasons for the city’s reluctance to gain major sports teams include concern about legal sports betting and competition for the entertainment dollar.  In fact the only sports team that plays in the city of Las Vegas is a minor league baseball team, the Las Vegas 51s, a AAA farm club for MLB’s New York Mets.

Have those tourists pouring in!  Get a sign for your small business.

Try one of our authorized sign.com members for Las Vegas business signs:

The Sign Post
3111 S. Valley View, Suite O-105
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702-436-7142
www.thesignpost.us

Lines & Designs Inc.
4351 Corporate Center Drive
Suite 306
North Las Vegas, Nevada  89030
702-217-5682
www.linesanddesignslv.com

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