Las Vegas Photo Gallery - South & Center Strip

The Welcome to Las Vegas sign has a history going back to 1959. An orderly line extends from it for the essential photo-op.

The airport is just across the street, all fenced up.

Mandalay Bay has a beautiful lagoon and beach.

Next door, you have arrived in Egypt. The Luxor was built in 1993 with the world's largest open atrium inside. Elevators are slanted as they run parallel to the pyramid structure.

Next door, Excalibur's fairy tale castle runs a medieval theme for family visitors.

For those with tired feet, a monorail connects Excalibur with Luxor and Mandalay Bay. There are a few free monorails along the Strip that connect to neighbouring, perhaps affiliated resorts.

Across the pedestrian bridge, New York New York re-creates part of Manhattan's skyline outside, and its storefronts on the street level and also inside.

Across yet another pedestrian bridge is the MGM Grand, which has a 15m bronze lion that looks like it jumped out of a Hollywood film. This hotel has over 5000 rooms.

This stretch of Las Vegas Blvd has lots of shops, including a Coca-Cola store with lots of memorabilia and weird flavours to try out.

CityCenter encompasses 67 acres of casinos, hotels, residences, and more. It was built to be self-contained with a natural gas plant, recycling operation, and fancy elevated trams connecting Bellagio and Monte Carlo.

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