Why Las Vegas's Landscape Is So Lush and Green

Watch on YouTube When Hoover Dam was built on the Colorado River in the 1930s, the valley behind it filled in to become Lake Mead. Pipelines from the lake to Las Vegas have allowed the desert city to grow, as this Smithsonian Channel video explains.  Runtime: 3 min.


Las Vegas: An Unconventional History

Trace Las Vegas' evolution from a remote railroad town to a mobster metropolis, to its current incarnation as an adult-themed resort town that nearly ...

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The Las Vegas I Remember

View on Nevada Public Radio presents audio clips of memories of Las Vegas.

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Lessons from Las Vegas

To this day, architects tend to turn their noses up at Las Vegas, or simply dismiss it as irrelevant to serious design theory. But as Denise Scott Bro...

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Explore Las Vegas' natural wonders

In this documentary from The Guardian, see a side of Las Vegas you may never knew even existed. Get to know two world-class natural landscapes only a short distance from the city: Red Rock Canyon and Valley of the Fire State Park. Runtime: 5 min.

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The Evolution of Las Vegas Architecture

Tracking the changing nature of the city’s architecture, it show the how gambling industry's growth fostered design innovation. By Alex Cilento.

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17 Things All People Who Live In Las Vegas Understand

This is not a city for the faint of heart; you need a thick skin and a stiff upper lip. Here are some things that all locals can relate to. By Megan ...

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Classic Americana in Las Vegas

“Vegas is one of those places that is always changing and always staying the same,” says a photographer who has been documenting its people for s...

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