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Las Vegas Travel Guide

Center Strip

It’s fitting that this part of the Strip comprises the heart of today’s Las Vegas. Even before the $8.5-billion CityCenter project was completed, this stretch captured the American consciousness like no other. It is, quite literally, where modern Vegas was born.

It began with the Flamingo more than 60 years ago, and then the Mirage ushered in the age of the modern megaresort

in the late 1980s. That renaissance gained momentum with Bellagio and snowballed from there. Today the stretch includes other classics such as Caesars Palace and Bally’s, as well as thematic wonders such as Paris and Planet Hollywood. The centerpiece is, fittingly, CityCenter, a city-within-the-city that includes everything from public art to apartment-style living and more. Then, of course, there’s the relative new kid on the block: the über-hip Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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