The Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Blvd) is a 4.2-mile (6.8 km) span of Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. It technically extends just beyond the city limits of Las Vegas and lies within the unincorporated townships of Winchester and Paradise. To the tourist, it appears as a normal part of the Las Vegas' exciting development sprawl.
Some of the largest hotels in the world reside along the Las Vegas Strip. Ranking as 2nd largest in the world behind the Izmailovo Hotel in Moscow, Russia (7,500 rooms), is the combined Venetian and Palazzo hotel, which hosts 7,117 rooms and suites. The 3rd largest hotel is the MGM Grand with 6,582 rooms, including their 30 floor emerald color hotel and their newer, Signature, Skylofts, and Mansion properties. Of the largest hotels in the world, most in the top 25 are along the Las Vegas Strip.
The Las Vegas Strip has an impressive skyline, night lights, color, and architecture. Noteworthy distinctions in the skyline include the Luxor pyramid, with it's high power 42.3 billion-candle beam of light, claimed to be seen from Los Angeles and visible in space. The mid-strip high-rise towers of the CityCenter, Trump Tower, and Palazzo add to the impression. The 1,149 ft tall Stratosphere tower is another distingished feature of the skyline, being the tallest observation tower in the United States.
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