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The Neon Museum works to preserve Las Vegas' history | © EQ Roy / Shutterstock
The Neon Museum works to preserve Las Vegas' history | © EQ Roy / Shutterstock

17 Reasons Why You Should Visit Las Vegas at Least Once in Your Lifetime

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Updated: 12 July 2017
Known as the ultimate adult’s playground, Las Vegas is a city that beckons visitors from all corners of the world. For those that have yet to visit Sin City, we’ve got just some of the reasons why everyone needs to put it on their bucket list.

The Las Vegas Strip

It’s impossible to go to Las Vegas and not visit the Strip. Las Vegas Boulevard is one of the most famous streets in the entire world and is always changing. Whether by foot, by car or by bus, it’s an absolute must-see for every tourist.

The Las Vegas Strip at night
The Las Vegas Strip at night | © Deepti Hari/Flickr

The weather

It gets hot in Las Vegas—really hot. With temperatures that can reach over 110°F (43.3°C) in the summer, it might seem like the weather in Las Vegas would be a drawback to its visitors. It isn’t. Hotel pools and day clubs draw huge crowds during the summer time, for special events or hot weekdays. Temperatures remain mild enough in the winter to enjoy the outdoors, making Las Vegas a great place to visit year-round.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is an architectural marvel and a tribute to the American dream. Built during The Great Depression, the 726-foot-tall (221.2 meters) structure creates the largest reservoir in the country. It is one of the tallest dams in the world, behind the Oroville Dam in California and the Jinping-I Dam in China.

Hoover Dam crosses the Nevada and Arizona state lines
Hoover Dam crosses the Nevada and Arizona state lines | © Mac H / Flickr

Excellent service

Since Las Vegas depends on tourism to drive its economy, the Las Vegas Strip wants to maintain its status as a top travel destination. Hotels encourage employees to do anything they (legally) can to take care of their guests. Properties such as the Aria, Mandarin Hotel, and Bellagio have earned Five-Star AAA Diamond Ratings, and neighboring properties have received four-stars. These ratings are proof that luxury, style, and comfort are a priority for every guest on the Strip.

The Neon Museum

Since Las Vegas is a city that is constantly changing, preservation of its history becomes vital. The Neon Museum preserves the city’s history, mainly through the signage of its former casinos and businesses. Visitors can find remnants of some of the oldest businesses, including The Steiner’s laundry service, The Ugly Duckling Car Sales, and the pirate skull that once adorned Treasure Island. The Neon Museum is the best way to see what Las Vegas has been, and how it became what it is today.

The Ugly Ducking Car Sales duck inside The Neon Museum