The Las Vegas Strip is a 1.9-mile (3.1 km) stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada, which is known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos. Although the Strip is known as just “Las Vegas” it is a long stretch of land, about 4.2 miles (6.8 km) in length, that lies south of the city of Las Vegas, but immediately adjacent to the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester.
Many of the world’s largest hotel, casino, and resort properties are located on the Strip, where their prominent modern designs, extravagant lighting, and wide variety of attractions make them highly recognizable. Even prior to the 2012 Associated Press article, which highlighted the Strip’s status as one of the world’s most popular and iconic tourist destinations, the hotel, casino, restaurant, residential high-rise, entertainment offering, and skyline have established the Strip as one of the most popular and iconic destinations in the world, and the Strip is one of the driving forces behind the economy of Las Vegas.
There are lots of scenic byways in Nevada and the majority of the Strip has been designated as an All-American Road and the North and South Las Vegas Strip routes are now designated as Nevada Scenic Byways and National Scenic Byways.
Typically, casinos located outside of the downtown area along Fremont Street operated in the unincorporated county territory located outside of the city limits of Las Vegas. The first major addition to the city of Las Vegas after the founding of the city was the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, which was built outside the city limits in 1959. The sign is currently located in the median just south of Russell Road, which is located across from the now-demolished Klondike Hotel and Casino and about 0.4 miles (0.64 km) south of the southernmost entrance to Mandalay Bay, which is the Strip’s southernmost casino.