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Las Vegas Blvd. Gets Its Scenic Byway Badge

Last updated: October 26, 2009 at 3:56 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Las Vegas Blvd. Gets Its Scenic Byway Badge.

It took awhile, but hey, better late than never. Las Vegas Boulevard, from Washington Ave. to Sahara Ave., has been designated a National Scenic Byway.

In order for a roadway to be designated a “National Scenic Byway,” it has to qualify by having at least one of the following qualities: cultural, historic, natural features, archeological, scenic or recreational. We’ve pretty much got all of those!

Here’s the breakdown, the way we see it:

   * Cultural? Our buffets span just about every culture you can think of. Italian. Chinese. Japanese. Mexican. French. American. Endless, delicious cultural diversity!

   * Historic? Take note the Arc De Triomphe and mega-historic Montgolfier balloon at Paris Las Vegas, thanks.

Yes, that balloon.

Yes, that balloon.

   * Natural features? Yes, there are still some of those. Although, we have our fair share of silicone, too.

   * Archeological? Hello, Vegas has a pyramid!

   * Scenic? Don Arden’s Jubilee! at Bally’s. Chippendales at Rio Las Vegas. X Burlesque at Flamingo. Need we say more?

   * Recreational? Slam dunk!

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