Raul Jusinto

Las Vegas Convention Center


Las Vegas Convention Center
"One of the world's largest and most spectacular convention centers built at a cost of about $6,000,000.00 near the famous Las Vegas Strip. Facilities will accommodate close to 8,000 people and it was opened for the World's Congress of Flight in 1959." (Back of postcard).

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas Convention Center

North Strip 1950s
Aerial photograph of Las Vegas, Nevada: photographic print. Mary and Arthur Ackerman Aerial Photograph Collection (PH-00306). UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives. Cropping and text layers added to original by Raul Jusinto.

Opened in 1959. Originally a domed-like rotunda with a connecting exhibit hall. Rotunda demolished in 1990.

The first event held at the Las Vegas Convention Center was the World Congress of Flight in 1959.

Former home court of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball team from 1966 to 1982.

The Consumer Electronics Show makes its Las Vegas debut in 1978.

The land east of Paradise Road previously occupied: The Las Vegas Park Speedway racetrack.

The land west of Paradise Road previously occupied: Landmark Hotel and Casino, Riviera.

Located at 3150 Paradise Road, Winchester, Nevada.