Welcome to Las Vegas
From the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip to the gorgeous Red Rock Mountains, Las Vegas is a beautiful destination with an equally beautiful community spirit!
Las Vegas was founded as a city on May 15, 1905, when 110 acres of land situated between Stewart Avenue on the north, Garces Avenue to the south, Main Street to the west, and Fifth Street (Las Vegas Boulevard) to the east, were auctioned off by the railroad company. The completion of the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad, linking Southern California with Salt Lake City, established Las Vegas as a railroad town. The availability of water made Las Vegas an ideal refueling point and rest stop. J. T. McWilliams laid out his Original Las Vegas Townsite (now Historic West Las Vegas) on what is now the west side of the railroad tracks.
Today we are a vibrant, inclusive city that offers amenities unlike anywhere else in the world!
The performing and visual arts are a thriving and essential part of our community. We work with the local arts community to create a more livable and vibrant city by delivering experiences, education, and services to residents and visitors.
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