Fascinating Facts about Las Vegas

Overview

More than 180 trivia nuggets!
 
This is LAS VEGAS, home of a 40-foot-tall neon cowboy, a 24-hour "drive-thru" marriage service, two thousand hand-blown glass blossoms, the world's largest chocolate fountain, a fire-breathing volcano display, a 15-ton piece of the Titanic's hull, an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival—plus luxury hotels, jaw-dropping entertainment, and, of...

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Overview

More than 180 trivia nuggets!
 
This is LAS VEGAS, home of a 40-foot-tall neon cowboy, a 24-hour "drive-thru" marriage service, two thousand hand-blown glass blossoms, the world's largest chocolate fountain, a fire-breathing volcano display, a 15-ton piece of the Titanic's hull, an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival—plus luxury hotels, jaw-dropping entertainment, and, of course, gambling casinos!
 
Bu you don't have to leave home to discover what makes Las Vegas unique, from its early days as a tiny western frontier town to today's grand tourist destination. Let Victor Dorff take you on a fun-filled, fast-paced trivia tour, where you'll learn such fascinating facts as:
 
• The region now called the Las Vegas Valley offered water and vegetation to wandering nomadic tribes more than 11,000 years ago
 
• The Fremont Hotel and Casino became the first high-rise hotel in 1956 (it's still in operation today)
 
• Atomic bomb blasts became a draw for tourists at the Nevada Test Site before te program ended in 1992
 
On this journey, what happens in Vegas, doesn't stay in Vegas!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435141926
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor Dorff is a New Yorker living in Southern California and writing about the travel destinations that make the world such an interesting place to visit. His work has been seen on television, on the web, and on bookshelves around the country. He can be seen in airports, hotels, museums, restaurants, or anywhere a good story is being told.

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