Fun Facts About Las Vegas

Fun Facts

  • The famous Las Vegas Strip is not located within the city limits of Las Vegas. The strip actually comes under the jurisdiction of Clark County.
  • More than 41 million people visit Las Vegas each year.
  • Las Vegas was rated one of the top 10 locations in the country for great food (a “foodie haven”).
  • Over 22,000 conventions are held in Las Vegas every year.
  • The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, located downtown in Symphony Park, ranked 10th among theater venues throughout the world for ticket sales.
  • At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere is the tallest observation tower in the United States and the second tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi River.
  • Legalization of gambling in 1931 encouraged other parts of the country to request the recall of Nevada‚Äôs statehood. Today there are forms of legalized gambling in 48 of the 50 states.
  • With its millions of lights, Las Vegas is considered the brightest spot on Earth.
  • Las Vegas is home to more than half of the 20 largest hotels in the world.
  • There are more than 150 casinos and at least 150,000 hotel/motel rooms in the Las Vegas valley area.
  • Gaming/gambling generally accounts for slightly over 43 percent of Las Vegas casinos’ revenue. The balance is generated from rooms, food and beverages. Dining and shopping have become major components of the Las Vegas experience.
  • Downtown’s Golden Gate is the oldest continuously operating hotel and casino in Las Vegas; it opened in 1906 as Hotel Nevada.
  • McCarran International Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the United States and North America.
  • Annual rainfall in Las Vegas totals slightly more than four inches.