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City of Las Vegas -- 583,756
City of Henderson -- 257,729
City of N. Las Vegas -- 216,961
Boulder City -- 15,023
Clark County -- 1,951,269
Nevada -- 2,700,551
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010
In 2010, 37.3 million people visited Las Vegas.
More than 4.4 million of those were convention delegates
attending more than 18,000 concentions
In 2010 there were 148,935 hotel/motel rooms available.
Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Research
LAS VEGAS McCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
1 mile (1.6 km.) from the Strip
3.5 miles (5.6 km.) from the Convention Center
5 miles (8 km.) from Downtown Las Vegas
McCarran is ranked 8th busiest in the world by the
Airports Council in Washington, D.C.
Serves 51 air carriers including:
24 scheduled 2 helicopter services
Averages 980 flights a day.
Direct flights to 58 U.S. cities, 1 European city.
In the first four months of 2001, 18.5 million passengers
passed through McCarran. 36.8 million passengers passed
through in 2000. 1.2 million of those were international passangers.
1.3 million square-foot (1.04 million square meter)
terminal with 92 gates, covers 2,820 acres, 5,000 cars a day
use parking facilities, tram to some terminals.
Baggage control computer ramp, moving pedestrian walkways.
Class A port-of-entry, bilateral agreement with Canada,
Average temperature 66.3 degrees (19 degrees centigrade).
Average yearly rainfall 4.13 inches (10.64 centimeters).
Average daily humidity 29 percent.
211.5 clear days annually, 82.4 partly cloudy days,
71.3 cloudy days.
More than 965 cabs service metropolitan Las Vegas.
More than 325 limousines are available.
16 bus and/or charter firms operate in the city.
Citizens Area Transit (CAT) is a public transportation
company that operates 31 routes throughout the
Las Vegas metropolitan area, and 1 route in Laughlin.
More than 35 wedding chapels. In the first five months of
1995, there were 44,104 wedding licenses issued including 158
in Laughlin. In 1994, 99,310 wedding licenses were issued in
the Las Vegas area, with 79 in Laughlin. $35 license fee;
Marriage License Bureau hours are 8 a.m. (0800) to midnight
(2400) Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. (0800) Friday to
midnight (2400) Sunday; 24 hours all legal holidays in Nevada.
On Valentine's Day weekend in 1994, 2,353 marriage licenses
were issued. A license can be purchased in Laughlin 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Justice Court Clerk's
office in the Regional Government Center, 101 Civic Way.
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Guinness World of Records
Museum, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas Museum of Natural
History, Liberace Museum & Foundation, Lied Discovery
Children's Museum, Lost City Museum of Archaeology, Clark
County Heritage Museum, Nevada State Museum & Historical
Society, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History/UNLV,
just to name a few.
10 urban branch libraries, 11 rural branch libraries.
7 acute care hospitals, 4 hospices, more than 2,000 hospital
beds, several licensed nursing homes, private psychiatric
MT. CHARLESTON -- 35 miles (56 km.) from Las Vegas, highest
elevation 11,918 feet (3,615 meters), winter skiing,
picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, tours available.
BONNIE SPRINGS OLD NEVADA -- An old western town in Red Rock
Canyon 16 miles west of Las Vegas with a motel, shops,
activities and western shootouts.
DEATH VALLEY -- 135 miles (216 km.) from Las Vegas, 40 minutes
by plane, lowest elevation on North American Continent at 280
feet below sea level (84.93 meters), Zabiske Point, 20 Mule
Canyon, Scotty's Castle, tours available.
ETHEL M CHOCOLATE FACTORY -- Self-guided tours available for
factory and outside botanical garden and cactus display.
GRAND CANYON -- About 300 miles (480 km.) from Las Vegas,
1 1/2 hour flight by plane, tours available.
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA -- Closest point 25 miles
(40 km.) from Las Vegas, more than 550 miles (880 km.) of
shoreline, swimming, water skiing, camping, boating, fishing,
six marinas, tours available. Visitors totaled 3.8 million for
the first five months of 1995 and 9,913,705 in 1994.
HOOVER DAM -- 34 miles (54.4 km.) from Las Vegas, 726 feet
high (220.00 meters) from bedrock, wonder of the modern world,
tours of inside and outside of dam available; in July 1994,
the 30 millionth visitor toured the dam since it opened.
Visitors touring the dam totaled 279,205 in the first five
months of 1995 and 712,130 in 1994. Black Canyon River Raft
Tours available below dam.
RED ROCK CANYON -- 15 miles (24 km.) west of Las Vegas, 3,000-
foot (910 meters) escarpment produced by thrust fault, Bureau
of Land Management visitors center, scenic area of rock
formations and desert. Visitors totaled approximately 585,600
during the first five months of 1995 and approximately
900,000 in all of 1994.
VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK -- 55 miles (88 km.) from Las Vegas,
scenic landscapes of hidden canyons and unique rock
formations, petroglyphs and remains of ancient Indian
civilization, Nevada Park Service visitors center, tours
available. Visitors totaled 66,702 in the first five months
of 1995 and 244,052 in 1994. There is a $3 entrance fee.
More than 500 churches and synagogues, more than 40 faiths.
184 primary and secondary schools, 11th largest district in
the U.S. Enrollment for the upcoming school year is expected
to be more than 160,000 students.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
Annually more than 20,000 students enroll. The campus is 335-
acres (134 hectare); 127 graduate and undergraduate programs
offered; more than 600 faculty members; recognized as a
"rising star of American higher education."
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
Nearly 20,000 students enroll annually including full time,
part time and non-credit. Three campuses including an 80-acre
(32 hectare) campus in North Las Vegas, a 75-acre (30 hectare)
campus in Henderson and an 80-acre (32 hectare) Health Science
Center campus in Las Vegas. Has the only public planetarium in
30 golf courses including 1 in Laughlin and 2 in Mesquite.
More than 85 tennis courts.
8 bowling centers.
Swimming pools at all major hotels and motels.
15 acre Wet 'n Wild water park with surfing, swimming,
rafting and water slides.
Family amusement centers including Scandia, Funtasia and
Mountasia feature miniature golf, go-carts, Grand Prix cars,
roller skating, batting cages, bumper cars, virtual reality.
Ice skating rink at Santa Fe Hotel/Casino.
There are three Indian tribes indigenous to Nevada including
the Shoshone; the Washoe, and the Paiute of which there are
the Southern Paiutes and the Northern Paiutes. There are 25
reservations in the state encompassing 1,304,837 acres
(521,934.8 hectares). Two of the reservations, totaling
75,804 acres (30,321.6 hectares), are in Clark County.
Name means "snowcapped" in Spanish, it was admitted to the
union in 1864, its nickname is the "Battle Born State," it is
the seventh largest state in terms of square miles and ranks
38th in population.
County was created Feb. 5, 1908, its name honors William A.
Clark, U.S. senator from Montana who built the San Pedro, Los
Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, the county covers 7,881 square
miles (20,490.6 square kilometers) which is comparable to the
area of Massachusetts.
Name means "the meadows" in Spanish, founded in 1905,
incorporated March 16, 1911, the city covers 84.272 square
miles (219.1 square kilometers).
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
3.2 million square feet of total space with approximately 2
million square feet of net exhibit space, and 380,000 square
feet of net meeting room space, accommodating 170 meeting rooms
with seating capacities from 20 to 7,500. An additional 100,000
square feet at the Cashman Field facility.
Allied Arts Council, Nevada Dance Theatre, Las Vegas Symphony
Orchestra, Nevada School of the Arts, Reed Whipple Cultural
Center, Las Vegas Little Theater, New West Theatre Company,
Rainbow Company (children's theater), Nevada Opera Theatre.
There are 1,271 gaming licenses in Clark County, 122,800 slot
machines and 3,896 live table games including poker and pan.
Gaming Control Board, June 1995
Clark County casinos won $5.8 billion in the first nine
months of 2001 and $7.7 billion throughout 2000. Statewide,
casinos won $2.343 billion in the first four months of 1995
and $7.1 billion in 1994.
Gaming Control Board, June 1995
The number of slot machines statewide total 176,995 and the
number of live table games statewide total 5,782.
Gaming Control Board, June 1995
Modern day boomtown 90 miles (145 km.) southeast of Las Vegas
on the Colorado River, more than 5.6 million tourists visited
Laughlin in 1994 including more than 150,000 from foreign
countries; there are 11,779 rooms available in Laughlin and
it's sister city Bullhead City, AZ; gaming establishments won
$182.6 million in the first four months of 1995, and $534.9
million in all of 1994; there are 12,667 slot machines in
operation in Laughlin and 409 table games; there are nine
major hotels; the average temperature is 72 degrees (22.22
degrees centigrade), and entertainment includes boating,
OTHER BORDER RESORTS
MESQUITE -- 77 miles (124 km.) northeast of Las Vegas; 1,171
rooms; three major casino resorts, Si Redd's Oasis, Virgin
River Hotel-Casino and Players Island Resort Casino Spa. A
smaller property, Stateline Casino, is also located in
Mesquite. Activities include golf; tennis; sporting clays;
health spa, and western ranch.
PRIMM -- Three major casinos, Whiskey Pete's, Primadonna
and Buffalo Bill's. The three resorts are linked by monorail.
Buffalo Bill's features the world's steepest, fastest roller
coaster. Primm is the last chance for motorists to gamble
in Nevada. A convenience store on Primadonna property in
California sells lottery tickets.
JEAN -- Two major casinos, Gold Strike Casino and Nevada
Landing, flank Interstate 15 approximately 25 miles south of
Las Vegas; rooms $18 a night during the week; 5 cent arcade
for children; RV park planned.
GOLD STRIKE INN -- This major casino is just three miles west
of Hoover Dam and is the first gaming enterprise travelers
encounter after driving to Nevada from Arizona across the dam.
Features a 17-story hotel with 378 rooms.
some of the above information provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau