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Old Posted Dec 21, 2018, 3:31 PM
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hkskyline's 2018 in Las Vegas

It is possible to have a lovely vacation in Sin City without giving a single cent to a casino operator.























































































































More photos on my website's Las Vegas gallery : https://www.globalphotos.org/lasvegas.htm
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Nice pictures! Yes, there is a lot to do in Las Vegas besides gamble.

The architecture inside these casinos is always interesting. While it is all a reproduction of original architecture in other places, it is architecture in its own right, garnering attention from groups like the Society of Architectural Historians.
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Nice! I barely gambled when I was there also.
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So you have to stand in queue and wait for your turn to take pictures with Welcome to LV sign.
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Thanks for your support. Continuing with my architecture appreciation tour.

Welcome to Paris in Las Vegas. The Eiffel Tower has an observation deck with lovely views of the Strip. Seems it is relatively undiscovered.



Looking south, development is heavily clustered along Las Vegas Blvd. Some new glassy towers have gone up over the years. The last major resort on the Strip is the yellow-glass Mandalay Bay in the distance.

















The 350m-tall Stratosphere offers thrill rides high above the city in addition to the normal observation deck.















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Nice thread!! I've never been to LV, nor have I ever had the desire to go. That said, your pictures are quite enticing, and there looks to be plenty to do there besides gamble!! Quite impressive for a city that barely existed in the first half of the 20th century!!
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Nicely presented!!

I love Vegas. Lately, it's been an annual retreat. I actually love going there in June. The pools are top notch, nice rooms, fun entertainment and of course gaming at all hours.

Outside of the strip there are some really pleasant areas too. I've gone out to Mead, The Hoover Dam [did the 'DAM' TOUR!!!] and Bridge a few times, went out to Red Rock and adjacent suburbs. Next time I'm there, Mt. Charleston it is.
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Great tour! Thanks for the nice photos. It's crazy how much Vegas has changed since the last time I was there (we are talking about a decade, but still, the strip looks completely transformed).
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it i very possible to go to vegas and not gamble.

i went many times and i dont gamble.

however, i did wear chains and loud polyster shirts and walked around saying who loves ya baby a lot.

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Las Vegas' gambling industry started on Fremont Street in the early 1900s. Gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931 and the casinos originally opened shop here with plenty of neon signs and glitter. When the focus moved to the Strip, downtown saw a dramatic decline, becoming run-down by the 80s. The government stepped in in 1994 with a $70 million revitalization project.

































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Nice pictures. I actually want to explore Downtown Las Vegas the next time I'm out there. A lot of it is terrible, cheap, trashy tourist stuff, like Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, but there's some interesting historic buildings here and there, like that El Cortez Hotel.
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Nice pictures. I actually want to explore Downtown Las Vegas the next time I'm out there. A lot of it is terrible, cheap, trashy tourist stuff, like Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, but there's some interesting historic buildings here and there, like that El Cortez Hotel.
Yea, it gets a bit rowdy at night but there are some cheap meals to be had. Rough around the edges but luckily still safe to take the Deuce back to the Strip for a good night's sleep.
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