Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Visiting the Las Vegas welcome sign: What you should know
The iconic sign is located at the entrance to the Las Vegas Strip. It stands in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Paradise, Nev. It’s a short walk from the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, on the west side of McCarran Airport.
Erected in 1959, the sign is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The design is featured on many Las Vegas souvenirs and is in the public domain, according to Wikipedia.
To get to the sign you have to cross a busy three-lane road without the benefit of a stop signal or crosswalk.
A small parking lot in the median provides 10 standard parking spaces, two handicapped spaces, and two large spaces for buses or limousines.
For a rather small sign (25-feet tall), it sure does attract a lot of tourists.