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Ten historic spots in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city where everything appears shiny and new — where old hotels regularly make way for megaresorts and implosions aren’t out of the ordinary (though it’s actually been more than five years since our last implosion — that’s like 35 in Vegas years). Believe it or not,…

The 10 best places to snap photos in Vegas

Do you want to impress your family and friends with unforgettable pictures from your trip to Las Vegas? You know they’re going to ask to see them! So here’s a list of 10 of the most iconic spots in and around the city. These are must-visit places that should be…

Architecture and art at The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas

Innovation, craftsmanship and sustainability are key to the new performing arts center By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com A unique facility that boasts unrivaled presentation capabilities, The Smith Center is a showcase work of both architecture and art. The $470 million complex opening on March 10 is the result of a harmonious…

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…

Come see a Dam good view

I’ll be honest. I’m not really a sightseeing type of girl, especially when it comes to old buildings, structures, monuments, statues and the like. But when I was told that I should check out the Hoover Dam, I didn’t realize I was going to have such a “dam” good time.…

Top 10 Vegas Must-dos

When you visit Las Vegas, the choices can be overwhelming. The city offers some of the best restaurants, shops, nightclubs, entertainment and sightseeing in the world. Everywhere you look there’s something new and exciting to do, so where do you start? To make it easier for you, our staff has…

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…