City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard State Scenic Byway
Length: 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
Time to Allow: 15 minutes to drive the byway.
For being such a short stretch of roadway, Las Vegas Boulevard is one of the most highly traveled passenger and pedestrian routes in the country. Experience the evolution of Las Vegas beginning in the north at the Old Mormon Fort, which marks the first European settlement in Nevada, and ending near the Stratosphere, the tallest freestanding structure west of the Mississippi River. Viewed at night, the roadway is a work of art in itself due to the concentration of neon sign art that advertises everything from historic wedding chapels and motels to museums and other cultural amenities. Many of these original and restored neon signs are from the 1950s, the hey-day of neon sign art, and possess the charm and aesthetic appeal that make this section of Las Vegas Boulevard a must-see.
Want a change from the bright lights and glamour of your iconic Las Vegas vacation? Step away from the Strip and step back into the early years of Las Vegas on the Pioneer Trail driving tour along the City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Boulevard State Scenic Byway.
Las Vegas is famous for glitz, glamour, exciting shows, and adventure, yet the City of Lights hides an extraordinary secret-- its museums. Whether you have a taste for fine art, a love for natural history, or a penchant for pinball, you’ll find a trove of treasures as you travel the Las Vegas Strip to a myriad of spectacular museums.
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1-Day Trip: Vegas Neon Lights
Experience the evolving history of neon sign art that is as much a part of Las Vegas as wedding chapels and gaming. The history of neon signs is...