Here are some interesting facts about Las Vegas compiled from several sources:
1) Because of the city's large community of people from Hawaii, Las Vegas is informally known as Hawaii’s 9th island. The California Hotel markets its facility to visitors from Hawaii. For example, J.J. and I had salmon and miso butterfish in their coffee shop.
2) The shrimp consumption in Las Vegas is higher than the rest of the nation combined at over 60,000 pounds per day.
3) Las Vegas is located in the Mojave Desert, the smallest desert in America.
4) The Stratosphere at 1,149 feet is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the nation.
5) The Bellagio Hotel with 3,933 rooms, has more rooms than the number of residents in Bellagio, Italy.
7) Las Vegas in Spanish means "the meadows.”
8). According to a study done in 2013, only 15% of people come to Las Vegas primarily to gamble, but over 71% do gamble during their visit.
9) Today, an acre of prime land on The Strip sells for about $3-6 million.
10). There are over 300 weddings per day in Las Vegas, making it the top wedding destination in the US.
Aloha -- Cathi