16 Facts About Vegas Strip

1. Las Vegas Strip is home to countless restaurants, shopping opportunities, hiking trails and, of course, a host of world-famous casinos.

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2. Las Vegas Strip sets annual visitation record with 41.2 million visitors.

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3. Las Vegas Strip hosts 4 NCAA basketball conference championships for the first time.

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4. Las Vegas Strip closes to vehicular traffic for the first time in marathon history for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon—Dec 6, 2009.

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5. Las Vegas Strip Sands breaks ground for The Palazzo, a $1.6 billion, 3,000-room resort adjacent to The Venetian.

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6. Las Vegas Strip will celebrate its 100th birthday on May 15, 2005, with the world's largest birthday cake and a recreation of the 1905 land auction that started the Las Vegas community as we know it today.

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7. Las Vegas Strip celebrates its Centennial year throughout 2005, beginning with the New Year's fireworks display.

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8. Las Vegas Strip Sands releases new details about its planned $1.6 billion Palazzo casino resort on the Strip.

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9. Las Vegas Strip reports a 29 million visitor volume for the year.

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10. Las Vegas Strip shows include headlining music and comedy acts, musical productions, and magicians.

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11. Las Vegas Strip was rated one of the top 10 locations in the country for great food.

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12. Las Vegas Strip has a higher number of unlisted phone numbers than any other US city.

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13. The only movie theatre directly on the Vegas Strip was the 10-screen Regal Showcase Theatre in the Showcase Mall.

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14. Las Vegas Strip is well known for its lounges, showrooms, theaters and nightclubs; most of the attractions and shows on the Strip are located on the hotel casino properties.

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15. The eastern side of the Vegas Strip is bounded by McCarran International Airport south of Tropicana Avenue.

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16. Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada that is known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos.

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