Las Vegas Parks
6750 Aviary Way, North Las Vegas, NV 89084
Brooks Tot Lot
1421 East Brooks Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Cheyenne Ridge Park
3814 Scott Robinson Boulevard, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Cheyenne Sports Complex
3500 East Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
City View Park
101 East Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Craig Ranch Regional Park
628 West Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Deer Springs Park
6550 Aviary Way, North Las Vegas, NV 89084
Desert Horizons Park
3750 Simmons Street, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
5900 Camino Eldorado Boulevard, North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Gold Crest Park
714 Craig Creek Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Hebert Memorial Park
2701 Basswood Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
James K. Seastrand Park
6330 Camino Eldorado Blvd., North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Monte Vista Park
4911 Scott Robinson Boulevard, North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Nature Discovery Park
2627 Nature Park Drive, North Las Vegas, NV
Nicholas E. Flores Jr. Park
4133 Allen Lane, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Richard Tam Park
4631 Rockpine Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89081
Sandstone Ridge Park
1661 West Hammer Lane, North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Silver Mesa Recreation Center & Pool
4025 Allen Lane, North Las Vegas, NV
Theron H. Goynes Park
3909 West Washburn Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Willie McCool Regional Park
4700 Horse Dr, North Las Vegas, NV
Southern Highlands Parks
The Las Vegas Nevada Temple was the first temple built in Nevada.
The angel Moroni statue of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple faces east, away from the city, symbolically heralding the Second Coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Natural light streams through the breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows of the Celestial Room of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, projecting miniature rainbows on the walls.
The Las Vegas Nevada Temple was announced concurrently with the Portland Oregon Temple, Toronto Ontario Temple, San Diego California Temple, and Bogotá Colombia Temple.
Following the announcement of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, members of the temple district were asked to contribute toward construction. They enthusiastically answered the call, raising $11 million—428 percent of their assessment.
Over six thousand members attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Las Vegas Nevada Temple in the Las Vegas Convention Center downtown. The program included a videotaped presentation of Church leaders and dignitaries at the temple site turning the earth with shovels earlier that day.
During the 23-day open house of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, 297,480 visitors toured the edifice. More than 99,000 visited the missionary pavilion following their tour, and missionaries reported that teaching appointments tripled in the valley as a result of the temple’s opening.
Dedicated in eleven sessions just before the Christmas holiday, the Las Vegas Nevada Temple was a fitting gift for the Savior of the World.
In 2012, a family history center opened in the building that had formerly housed a Distribution Services center on the grounds of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple.(*)
Pahrump was originally inhabited by the Southern Paiute. It was slowly inhabited by settlers in the late 19th century. They reportedly chose the name for Pahrump after the original indigenous name Pah-Rimpi, or “Water Rock,” so named because of the abundant artesian wells in the valley. Because of the artesian wells, the new inhabitants of Pahrump Valley began a number of large ranch-style holdings, mostly over 1000 acres in size. On the ranches, alfalfa and cotton were grown, and livestock were raised.
Panaca was southern Nevada’s first permanent settlement, founded as a Mormon colony in 1864. It was originally part of Washington County, Utah, but the congressional redrawing of boundaries in 1866 shifted Panaca into Nevada. It is the only community in Nevada to be “dry” (forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages), and the only community in Nevada besides Boulder City that prohibits gambling.
Coke ovens here once produced charcoal for the smelters in nearby Bullionville (now a ghost town), but the town’s economy is predominantly agricultural.
The name “Panaca” comes from the Southern Paiute word Pan-nuk-ker, which means “metal, money, wealth”. William Hamblin, a Mormon missionary to the Paiutes, established the Panacker Ledge (Panaca Claim) silver mine there in 1864.
The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada, known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos. The Strip is approximately 4.2 miles in length, located immediately south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester. However, the Strip is often referred to as being in Las Vegas. Most of the Strip has been designated an All-American Road, and is considered a scenic route at night. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Fourteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 62,000 rooms.
One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas’ cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture and lights. The rapidly evolving skyline and constant modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, and entertainment offerings on the Strip, have established it as one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States, and the world.
Little Church of the West is a wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada that is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. Built of California redwood, it was intended to be a replica of a typical pioneer town church. It is the oldest building on the Strip.
The Little Church of the West opened its doors in 1942 on what would become The Strip. The chapel was originally built as part of the Hotel Last Frontier complex on the Las Vegas Strip. The chapel was moved from the north side of the hotel to the south side in 1954. In 1979, to make way for the Fashion Show Mall, the chapel was moved onto the grounds of the Hacienda. In 1996, when the Hacienda was closed and demolished, the chapel moved again to its current location on the east side of the strip south of the Mandalay Bay.
The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 1992.
In 2012, the Little Church of the West celebrated its 70th anniversary and remains the oldest chapel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Fremont Street is a street in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is the second most famous street in the Las Vegas Valley after the Las Vegas Strip. Named in honor of explorer John Charles Frémont and located in the heart of the downtown casino corridor, Fremont Street is (or was) the address for many famous casinos such as Binion’s Horseshoe, Eldorado Club, Fremont Hotel and Casino, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, Golden Nugget, The Mint, and the Pioneer Club.
Prior to the construction of the Fremont Street Experience, the western end of Fremont Street was the picture of Las Vegas that was included in virtually every television show and movie that wanted to display the lights of Las Vegas. The abundance of neon signs, like cowboy Vegas Vic, earned the street the nickname of Glitter Gulch.
Fremont Street formerly carried several national highways, including U.S. Route 93 (US 93), US 95, and US 466. US 93 and US 95 have been rerouted along Interstate 515, while US 466 has been decommissioned. The section of Fremont Street east of the Freemont East District is currently designated Nevada State Route 582.
Fremont Street dates back to 1905, when Las Vegas itself was founded. Fremont Street was the first paved street in Las Vegas in 1925 and received the city’s first traffic light in 1931. Fremont Street also carried the shields of U.S. Route 93 (US 93), US 95, and US 466 before the construction of the interstates.
While gambling was well established prior to being legalized, the Northern Club in 1931 received one of the first 6 gambling licenses issued in Nevada and the first one for Fremont Street.
Glitter Gulch was closed to vehicle traffic in September, 1994 to begin construction on the Fremont Street Experience.