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Where to catch 4th of July fireworks in Vegas

So you’ve come to Vegas to celebrate the good ole U.S. of A, have you? Well get ready, because you came to the right place. There’s no such thing as red, white and gloom, and in this town we’ve already started celebrating. Big shock there, huh? We’ve got a list of…

Off-the-Strip fun for the whole family

Vegas is a lot like a zoo, filled to the brim with strutting exotic beauties, the supremely loud and sometimes ugly, and things that will just plain leave you scratching your head. Since we’ve spent all this time showing you what you actually can do with your kids in town,…

Vegas Weekender: Explosive Fourth of July fun

With Independence Day fast approaching, you’ll want to start planning your festivities. This year, unfortunately, the Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week – making visits to Vegas tricky. Don’t worry! If you’re in town this weekend (and stay beyond), you’ll discover plenty of patriotic happenings –…

Hoover Dam: Then and Now

When we acquired a roll of photos from 1936 that included photos of a visit to Hoover Dam, we knew we had to try to re-create as many as we could or try to get the most similar vantage point available, just to see how much (or how little) things…

A Dam Good Hike

For history’s sake, take the route less traveled by   By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com Planning a visit to Hoover Dam? Well, of course you are! Each year more than five million people check out the awe-inspiring concrete behemoth that is a testament to man’s engineering abilities. Most of them will…

Vegas gambles on public art

By Jorge Labrador VEGAS.com There is a new wave of headliners in Las Vegas. You won’t see their names on the Las Vegas Strip’s big marquees, even though some of them are known around the world. You won’t find them in the city’s showrooms, theaters or lounges. Instead, you can…

New bypass makes for a great dam view

By Jorge Labrador Vegas.com On Sept. 30, 1935, 10,000 spectators came to Black Canyon to see President Franklin Roosevelt speak at the dedication ceremony for the project that was then known as Boulder Dam. Now known as Hoover Dam, this impressive structure has become a symbol of American ingenuity and…