Las Vegas is considered to be the gambling capital of the world.
In this city, endless entertainment is found everywhere. It is here that the most sophisticated casinos and the most expensive hotels are located. And even though the city is located in the desert, luxurious botanical gardens and parks are located on its territory. In addition to interesting sights and many entertainments, this city has a huge number of interesting facts, some of which we will discuss in this article.
- Las Vegas is home to the famous Bellagio fountains. They became especially popular after they were featured in the second part of the Ocean’s 11 trilogy. These fountains “feed” freshwater, which is extracted from the bowels to irrigate golf courses. The bulk of the produced water is used to irrigate the grass in these fields, and only a small part is used to operate the fountains.
The area of the lake with fountains is more than 3.5 hectares. There are 4,500 lamps around the fountains, and their cost is about $60,000,000.
Interestingly, in the film, the work of the fountains was shown implausibly. For filming, part of the pool was drained and a walking path was built on this site. If this had not been done, then the heroes of the film, who had gathered near the fountain, would have had to stand on the roadway.
2. In addition to casinos in Las Vegas, there are many other attractions. For example, there is a special range here, where for $40 you can shoot 2 times from a grenade launcher. In addition, the city also has a heavy equipment site where you can pretend to be a bulldozer driver.
3. On the territory of Las Vegas, there is a place that has been classified since 1955 to this day and is unlikely to ever become available to tourists. This place is called “Area 51” and is a military base. It is located 133 km northwest of Las Vegas, on the southern shore of the dry salt lake Groom Lake.
Flying over this place is also prohibited. What exactly the military and scientists are doing there is hidden behind a reliable fence.
4. One of the most famous streets in the city of Las Vegas Strip is a boulevard 7 kilometers long. Most of the largest hotels and casinos in the Las Vegas agglomeration are located here.
At the same time, the street itself lies outside the city and administratively belongs to the suburbs – Paradise and Winchester. It turns out that the travelers who visited only the Strip were not in Las Vegas.
5. The state of Nevada, in whose territory Las Vegas is located, was the first in 1931 to allow the construction and operation of a casino. Initially, this was done to replenish the budget of comprehensive schools. Even at a time when betting was banned in the United States, Las Vegas remained the only place where you could bet at any time. All lovers of gambling came to this city. Now you may place bets at many casinos, of of them is Woo Casino.
6. One of the most famous hotels in the city is the Hilton hotel, which today is called The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. It is notable for the fact that, according to rumors, the ghost of Elvis Presley has been seen many times in it. Either in elevators or under the stage of the theater, where he communicated with ghostly musicians. It is not surprising, because it was in this hotel that he repeatedly performed at one time.