Special buildings and structures
Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas
The Bellagio Fountains are a 300 m long “water organ” in Las Vegas. More than 1000 water jets spray fountains up to 152 m high to classical and modern music, a spectacle with several thousand spotlights that illuminate the scene under computer control in time with the music. All of this happens on the approximately 32,000 m² lake in front of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. In the afternoon the shows take place every half an hour, but at night they are much more impressive and take place every 15 minutes.
|Contact||3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
The dam of the Hoover Dam, which builds up Colorado on the border between Arizona and Nevada to Lake Mead, is 221 m high, 14 m high and 201 m wide at the bottom. The barrage is located almost 50 km southeast of Las Vegas. The Lake Mead has an area of 69,000 ha = 690 km², with a length of 170 km and a maximum depth of 180 m. The dam was built between 1931 and 1935. The water drives the generators with an electrical output of approx. 2,000 mega watts (MW).
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Nevada State Capitol in Carson City
The Nevada State Capitol is the seat of the governor of Nevada in the capital, Carson City. The building was built from 1869 to 1871 in a neoclassical style. The State Capitol used to be the seat of the Nevada Supreme Court. Nowadays there are exhibitions on the history of Nevada and Carson City on the 2nd floor.
|Contact||101 N Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas
The Fremont Street Experience in north Las Vegas, the so-called Downtown, consists of an approximately 5 block long covered street. The roof is approx. 27 m and 450 m long. The underside of the canopy is covered with more than 2 million LEDs and the light show is offered to visitors here when it gets dark. Fremont Street plays a special role in the history of Las Vegas. The first casino was opened here in 1925.
Stratosphere Las Vegas (“The Strat”)
The Stratosphere Las Vegas or “The Strat” is a hotel and a casino in Las Vegas. The actual tower, the Stratosphere Tower, is the tallest free-standing structure in the USA at 356 m west of the Mississippi. The observation deck in the Stratosphere Tower is home to the “Top of the World” restaurant. However, this is far from all. From 1996 to 2005, the roller coaster High Roller, the highest roller coaster in the world, was located at a height of 277 m above the restaurant. Today’s adventurous can enjoy a chain carousel, bungy jumping and the big shot. The Big Shot is located at a height of 329 m and catapults visitors 40 m into the air and then lets them whiz down in free fall.
|Contact||2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is arguably the most famous street in all of Nevada. The strip, actually Las Vegas Boulevard, runs from north to south through Las Vegas and hotels and casinos are lined up like pearls on a string. The strip is really special, so you can drink alcohol here on the street. Roughly speaking, the strip begins at Stratosphere Tower in the north and ends at Hotel Mandalay Bay in the south. The most famous hotels on the strip include:
- Ceasars Palace
- Excalibur hotel
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM Grand Hotel
- New York New York hotel
- Planet Hollywood
- Stratosphere Tower
- Treasure Island
- The Venetian
- Wynn Las Vegas
The strip has a total length of 6.8 km. If you don’t want to cover this distance on foot, you can use the double-decker bus service called The Deuce and go up and down the strip. But there are not only hotels and casinos here, but also numerous luxury boutiques, cinemas and many other entertainment options.
1UpTravel.com – Maps of Nevada
Browse a collection of state, city, national park, and historical maps of this US state. Check out the maps of Death Valley National Park and Great Basin National Park.
Nevada – Commission on Tourism Maps
Series of maps offering various illustrations of the state, including the ghost towns and state parks.
Nevada – Map Page
View various maps of the state, including color and black-and-white illustrations.
Nevada – National Geographic Map Machine
Profiles the Silver State and offers a shaded-relief map. Find out what economic activities keep the state running.
Nevada – University of Texas Library
Venture beyond the casinos with these maps. Find maps of Las Vegas in 1908 and 1952, as well as relief maps of Death Valley and Great Basin.
Nevada – US Census Bureau Map
Organized by county, this map provides information such as demographic summaries, income and poverty numbers, and economic profiles.