Las Vegas Boulvard, NV
Las Vegas Boulevard runs the length of the Las Vegas metropolitan area in Clark County, Nevada. "The Boulevard", as it is sometimes called by longtime Las Vegas residents, starts at Apex, and continues south to about 2 mi (3.2 km) south of Jean, in the Mojave Desert. The Boulevard shows up again in Primm, Nevada but is currently not connected to the northern sections. There are tentative plans to connect the existing section at Primm to the northern section at Jean.
The north/south street address demarcation boundary is located at Fremont Street. Many local residents and media outlets often refer to "Las Vegas Boulevard North" (abbreviated LVBN) and "Las Vegas Boulevard South" (stylized LVBS) rather than using the more traditional nomenclature of North Las Vegas Boulevard and South Las Vegas Boulevard.
At its northern end in Apex, the Boulevard starts in an industrial complex of manufacturing plants and power plants running along the Union Pacific Railroad line. Traveling south, the road meets Nellis Air Force Base on the east side and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the west side.
As the road enters the city of North Las Vegas, it passes through some of the older commercial areas in the region. As the road approaches the city of Las Vegas proper, some of what historical Las Vegas was becomes visible, as some of the older casinos appear along with some of the more famous and long-operating strip clubs.
Upon entering the city limits of Las Vegas, the Boulevard showcases the area's past with a number of museums, including the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, the Neon Museum, and the Fremont Street Experience and downtown casino sector. On crossing Washington Avenue, the Boulevard is designated as the Downtown Las Vegas Boulevard Scenic Byway by the state. This designation continues south to Sahara Avenue.