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Las Vegas Then and Now

Twelve different time-machine morphs are presented in which iconic Vegas landmarks are seen both "then" and "now."

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Morelli House

The Antonio and Helen Morelli house is preserved by the Junior League of Las Vegas. It was built in 1959 as the home of the long-time orchestra director at the Sands Hotel, Anthony Morelli.

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Old Mormon Fort, Las Vegas

Arriving from Utah in 1855, 30 Mormon missionaries built an adobe fort here as the first permanent structure erected in the Las Vegas valley.

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Goldstrike Canyon Hot Springs

Within the Lake Mead Recreation Area, Goldstrike Canyon and its hot springs may be reached by foot or by boat.

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St. Thomas

Brigham Young sent settlers out from Utah in 1865 to establish here. In 1938, when the waters of Lake Mead began rising behind Hoover Dam, the town of 500 had to be abandoned.

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Red Rock Canyon

Travel 17 mi from the neon canyons of Las Vegas and you’ll find the red sandstone formations of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Visited by more than a million people yearly.

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Pictograph Ledge

The rock art sites around the Las Vegas Valley were located along prehistoric game trails leading to water holes, near hunting blinds, or in narrow gorges where game could be ambushed.

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Fremont Street Experience

Downtown Las Vegas' Fremont Street Experience offers hourly light shows each evening, with more than 12 million LED modules and a half-million watt sound system.

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Hoover Dam

From the platform below Hoover Dam its imposing 726 ft height, the highest in the country, is evident. The structure extends 1,244 ft across Black Canyon and is 660 ft thick at its base.

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Bellagio Las Vegas

For the lobby of the Bellagio on the Vegas strip, artist Dale Chihuly in 1998 crafted the "Fiori di Como," a ceiling installation made of 2,000 hand-blown glass pieces.

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Neon Boneyard

Las Vegas casinos have donated many of their older iconic signs to the Neon Museum. The museum's "Neon Boneyard" is a two-acre site enclosing more than 200 historic, non-restored signs.