Las Vegas Strip

las vegas strip

The Las Vegas Strip is a 4.2-mile (6.8-kilometer) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. It is the most famous street in the Las Vegas Valley and one of the most famous streets in the world.

Originally developed as a trading post on what would become the Salt Lake City to Los Angeles highway, it served as a vital road into California during the early days of the town. The city’s first business was built at Main Street and Fremont Street soon after, followed by a hotel that ultimately became part of Binion’s Horseshoe downtown casino.

Caesars Palace was one of five properties Resorts World owner Genting Malaysia purchased from Caesars Entertainment Corp. this year in a $4 billion deal that also included naming rights to Caesars Forum convention center.

The Strip proper refers only to the section north of Russell Road; south of Russell Road, it is instead known as South Las Vegas Boulevard.