The sign is a Las Vegas landmark and is a must stop for every Las Vegas visitor that would like to take home a photo with this iconic sign.
The Las Vegas Sign was designed and created in 1959 by Betty Willis while she worked for Western Neon Company and cost $4,000 to build and install. Willis also designed the iconic signs for the Moulin Rouge hotel.
This historic sign famously reads:
“Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” on the front and “Drive Carefully” and “Come Back Soon” on the back.
The sign’s original creation was inspired by her father, Las Vegas pioneer S.R. Whitehead, Clark County’s first tax assessor, who died 18 years before the sign went up.
“Dad was so strong on getting people to come here,” Willis told the Las Vegas Sun in 2005. “I think my dad would be proud of what the sign has accomplished.”
On May 1, 2009, the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Located just south of Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
To access the parking lot at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign you must be going south on Las Vegas Boulevard heading away from Mandalay Bay and toward the Las Vegas Outlet Center. If you’re driving into town, you will have to make a U-turn past the sign.
Open 24/7 365 days a year!
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