Erected in 1959, the old neon sign on Las Vegas Blvd has been a landmark that has welcomed visitors to the city for decades. It’s now a tourist attraction in its own right and there’s even a small parking area in the middle of the road so you can stop for a photo. The sign is 25ft high and the “WELCOME” letters are positioned on neon circles representing silver dollars. Also, the yellow bulbs on the edge of the sign perform a “chasing” routine when lit. The sign is recognised on the US National Register of Historic Places.
The sign can be very busy at times, especially if a coach party has just turned up. There’s a small mound to stand on so that someone else can take a photo without the sign being too high. Watch out for “helpful” volunteers who will offer to take a photo for you. You might think they’re other tourists, but they’re actually looking for a payment!
If you want to walk to the sign, it’s about 10 or 15 minutes walk beyond the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Another option for seeing the sign is to join the Las Vegas Lights Night Tour which starts at the sign with a glass of champagne before continuing down the strip.
Location and contact
Address: Las Vegas Sign, 5100 Las Vegas Blvd South, Paradise, Nevada, 89119, United States
More on the Las Vegas Neon sign
Las Vegas Neon Sign – Wikipedia
Las Vegas Lights Night Tour – Includes the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign
Stay at Mandalay Bay – Get prices for the closest hotel to the Las Vegas Sign
Top 10 Free Things in Las Vegas – Includes the Neon Sign
Las Vegas City Guide – From our sister site, Free-City-Guides.com
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