Las Vegas live cam

View of The Vegas Strip casinos from The Little Vegas Chapel

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Las Vegas

Our Las Vegas live cam will bring you straight to Sin City! A desert outpost that became the “Entertainment Capital of the World” designed to free the soul from the strains of everyday life, synonymous with casinos, nightlife, overindulgence, wedding chapels and, of course, Elvis impersonators.

Las Vegas is Nevada’s largest city and one of the country’s most popular tourist hubs. Evidence of nomadic Paleo-Indian tribes tracing back 10,000 years was uncovered in the area where the city stands today, but the very first non-native American to happen here was Mexican scout Rafael Rivera. The latter adventured off the beaten Spanish trail used at the time to travel to Los Angeles, the land he found soon came to be known as Las Vegas, Spanish for “the Meadows” describing the wild grass and desert vegetation that grew rich! This arid, desolate and largely uninhabited land lying in the Mojave Desert would soon attract millions of people.

With a fascinating history marked by the construction of the Hoover Dam, the legalization of casino-style gambling in 1931, a high-tolerance for what prohibition America labeled “sinister” acts, quick six week divorces, an obvious and conspicuous involvement of high-profile mobsters, post-war prosperity boom, cold war atomic bomb testing, the city developed…resort after resort, neon sign after neon sign! Big Hollywood legends were now “usuals” to the Freemont Street and Vegas Strip scene.

This Las Vegas webcam points to the base of the 1,149-foot Stratosphere, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States! Located north of the Vegas Strip, the Stratosphere defines the city skyline, it opened its doors on April 30th 1996 and is both a hotel and casino.

Start planning your trip now with our live cam in Las Vegas!

P.S. Look out for that vintage pink Cadillac.

 

Fun Facts

Did you know that the Vegas Strip isn’t exactly in Las Vegas?  The 4.2 mile boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Russell Road also known as the South Las Vegas Boulevard is really just outside city limits, in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester belonging to Clark county!

Also in 1960 Las Vegas was chosen as the set of the famous Ocean’s 11 film starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop! The group was referred to by the general public and press as the Rat Pack. These classy pals became cultural icons. With popularity skyrocketing between the late ‘50s and mid ‘60s, the gang schmoozed tireless audiences that literally flooded Vegas’ streets – at times sleeping in their cars just to take part of the Rat Pack experience - performing (and partying) night after night, after night. When one of the members was scheduled to make an appearance, it often occurred that other members of the Pack turned up for an impromptu performance. Funny enough, marquees would read:  'DEAN MARTIN - MAYBE FRANK - MAYBE SAMMY'. Hotels were booked at capacity and shows were always sold out. The Rat Pack was showbiz gold!

Cam on-line since: 11/23/2016

Comments

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Luca Dondoni"

    is Canopi closed?

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "PATTI"

    Seems the palm trees can be a fire hazard, in that part of America - some palms need to be trimmed regularly to stop detritus getting into pools and jacuzzis and in some cases, rats and other rodents have been known to take up home in the dead matter on the trees.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • "kaisar"

    Before the road works from the end up to the chapel was about 50-60 palm trees not sure how much further the works have gone past the chapel

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • "Luca Dondoni"

    how many palm trees were there before the roadworks?

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • "Ray"

    I watched the time lapse for yesterday 26 June. The remaining trees were lifted with roots intact not cut down. At least, there is the hope that they will be replanted.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • "Ray"

    Palm trees all gone? Hope they will replant some after the roadworks have been completed.

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • "Peter van Rhijn"

    the traffic roads./? To expand the situation.?

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • "PATTI"

    Wow, that was a lot of palm trees pulled up. Wonder what's going to happen in their place

  • avatar
    • 7 months ago
    • "CaliLola"

    Sorry, but nothing to see here.

  • avatar
    • 8 months ago
    • "victoria"

    This cam is so boring now. The older view was so much better.

  • avatar
    • 9 months ago
    • "Supra John"

    This cam is so boring now. The older view was so much better.

  • avatar
    • 11 months ago
    • "Ray"

    Just a thought, surely this cam would be better pointed to the door in and out of the chapel. It is the most famous (probably) chapel in America after all. Lots of people want to marry here, many of them in some sort of fancy dress/ alternative wear.
    Maybe infringing on privacy? Who knows

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • "Ray"

    Car looks abandoned in the road 15.10 local time

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • "Dave Harris"

    New view? The sign glares a bit during the night time shots....01.35 am local, 09.35 am UK time....

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • "Heidi"

    That's more like it! maybe tilt down slightly so we can see people walking on the sidewalk

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • "MEL"

    Yea much better view