SUN Conference 2016: A Little About Las Vegas

Date Posted: 2-12-2016

In this weeks conference posting I wanted to take a few minutes to highlight our beautiful host city, Las Vegas , NV! First, thanks to Google here is some of the basic information.

Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort town famed for its buzzing energy, 24-hour casinos and endless entertainment options. Its focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long and lined with elaborate theme hotels such as the pyramid-shaped Luxor and the Venetian, complete with Grand Canal; luxury resorts including the Bellagio, set behind iconic dancing fountains; and innumerable casinos.

Elevation: 2,001′
Area: 135.9 mi²
Founded: May 15, 1905
Population: 603,488 (2013)
Area codes: Area code 702

Now that we have discussed some of the basics, let’s talk about some of the cool things there are to do while in Vegas:

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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3205 State Route 159, Las Vegas, NV 89161

Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area.  Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159.  The area is visited by more than two million people each year.  In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as a book store.

M&M’s World

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3785 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Stepping into M&M’s World is like waking up in chocolate heaven — four floors of chocolate heaven, that is.

If you’re coming in from the Strip, you’ll see the attraction’s charming front window display. Once you step inside this M&M’s wonderland, you’ll instantly feel the energy with the bright colors, upbeat music and playful M&M’s memorabilia.

Hoover Dam

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81 Hoover Dam Access Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005

Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, Hoover Dam continues to draw crowds more than 70 years after its creation.

Attracting more than a million visitors a year, Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon, just minutes outside of Las Vegas.

In 1930, construction began on the Hoover Dam, the largest of its kind at the time. Despite the remote location and harsh working conditions, it was completed in less than five years — two years ahead of schedule — and well under budget.

The dam is named after America’s 31st president, Herbert Hoover, who played a large role in bringing the nearby states into agreement about water allocations, settling a 25-year controversy. The dam has been called Boulder Canyon Dam as well as Boulder Dam, but Hoover Dam was reinstated as the official name by Congress in 1947.

 

As always, can’t wait to see you at the conference.

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