Vegas Streets — Women’s

$22.00

The names of the streets in Vegas are as iconic as the properties that line them. This shirt celebrates some of the most famous streets in Las Vegas history:

  • Las Vegas Blvd 
  • Fremont St 
  • Sands Ave 
  • Flamingo Rd 
  • Sahara Ave

The shirt itself is made just for women. It’s soft, but not flimsy. 100% ring spun cotton made by American Apparel. It’s as comfortable as it is stylish. 

This Vegas-themed t-shirt with street names will make you proud of your Vegas knowledge. Plus, it says, “I know Vegas” and not, “I went to a sloppy bachelorette party in Vegas one time a few years ago.” 

Each of the street names on this shirt were carefully selected for their rich Vegas history as well as their recognizability (a real word, incredibly, as we just confirmed when spellcheck didn’t flag it). 

This shirt is proof that you don’t need glitter (though glitter always helps), or gaudy designs to show your pride in Vegas. No, really. Most gift shops smell of hideous designs they’ve been using for 20 years (literally). This gets the job done and you’ll not only be proud to wear it while you’re visiting Vegas — you’ll be proud to wear it when you get home, too.

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The Las Vegas streets shirt design features: 

  • Las Vegas Blvd. 
  • Fremont St. 
  • Sands Ave
  • Flamingo Rd
  • Sahara Ave. 

Here’s a bit more about the history of these iconic Vegas streets: 

Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas boulevard is, today, what everyone thinks of when they think of Las Vegas. It’s the home of “The Strip.” But, it’s not where everything started — that prize goes to Fremont street (just one of the many reasons Fremont made it on our iconic streets list) … 

Las Vegas boulevard — or highway 91 — was pretty empty until that first property opened up at the corner of what is now Sahara (also on our list!) and Las Vegas Blvd. The street was an escape from high taxes and regulations. Plus, there was cheap land for the newest style of hotel and casino property — these sprawling ranches with numerous one or two story buildings spread out over several acres. But more on the location of the first property and the history that made Sahara ave so famous (also on the list), later. 

Las Vegas Blvd is now home to all of the famous mega resorts you see on TV — the Bellagio and its glorious fountains, the Paris, New-York-New-York, the Venetian, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, and many many more. 

Fremont Street

But none of those properties are actually in Las Vegas (I know, buzz kill). The actual town of Las Vegas? The place where everything started? That all centers around Fremont street. The location of the Plaza hotel marks one tip of Fremont street — where it meets main. Where the Plaza stands used to be the original railroad depot. And Vegas really owes a tremendous debt to the railroad companies for helping put it on the map. 

Fremont street is now lined by incredibly famous properties like the Golden Nugget, Binions, Golden Gate casino, and now the Circa. The street that these casinos line is now shaded by a massive overhead video screen and Slotzilla (an amazing Zipline). Closed to foot traffic, this downtown strip is known as The Fremont Street experience and is one of the must-see areas in Vegas with all kinds of live entertainment and a party atmosphere that’s unrivaled. 

Sahara Ave.

Going back to the corner of Sahara and Las Vegas Blvd where the first property on the “strip” was located. Actually, at the time, it was San Francisco and Highway 91. That’s where the Sahara hotel was built in 1952 which gave Sahara Ave the famous name. For a while in the 2000s, the resort was called SLS. It was only in 2019 or 2020 (we believe that it was finally named back. 

But the Sahara wasn’t actually the first strip property. Across from the Sahara on the west side of Las Vegas blvd and Sahara avenue is the site of where the original El Rancho Las Vegas stood (remember we talked about the ranch style properties that popped up on the strip?). The El Rancho Las Vegas was built by Thomas Hull, covered more than 60 acres, and opened on April 3, 1941. 

Today, part of that massive acreage is home to the Hilton Grand condos— Honestly, not the most attractive duo of buildings, but they’re quite nice. The other part of the property — what actually buts up to Sahara — is set up for a massive music festival (specifically built for the Rock in Rio festival that occurred only once for around 150,000 people in 2015). But save yourself a visit — it basically looks like a fancy abandoned property. 

Now, other than the newly re-re-renovated Sahara (with more remnants of the SLS than the original Sahara property, in reality), this part of the strip isn’t the greatest. The corner of Las Vegas blvd and Sahara is somewhat vacant — but it’s still an iconic part of Vegas history. Did you know there used to be a theme park at Sahara? We’ll save that for a fresh blog post. In recent years, this north end of the strip has received a face lift and investments from the ginormous (a highly technical term) Resorts World. Now, if The Drew or Fontainebleau or Marriott, or whatever the latest name of the billion-dollar blue disaster ever gets finished, this part of the strip will really have some things going for it. 

Sands Ave

Now home to the famous megaresort — The Venetian — Sands Avenue was home to… well, the Sands. Also opened in 1952, the Sands became the home to the Rat Pack. And as you approach the Venetian, you can actually still find a plaque honoring them and a mold of the footsteps of the famous members. The Sands was demolished in November 1996, but the property will always play a vital role in Vegas history. 

But there’s a major part of Vegas culture and it’s more recent success that the Sands is responsible for. In 1988, Sheldon Adelson purchased the Sands and started building the Sands Expo and Convention Center the next year. It’s his vision and this iconic Vegas property that brought corporate events and conferences to Las Vegas on a grand scale and made it the major international business networking hub that it is today — helping bring millions to the city of lights. 

And it’s Adelson who oversaw the development of the Venetian and later the Palazzo. He continued to oversee his company until he passed away in early 2021. 

Flamingo

Construction was finished in December of 1946 by the infamous “Bugsy” Siegal. The flamingo is considered to have pioneered a new class of glitz and upscale accommodations to the strip. It was one of the first major properties on the strip and was still surrounded by acres of desert sand on all sides when it opened. 

It’s the only property-named street on our list that still stands today. Well… the name and property are there. The building is significantly different, of course. 

It’s hard to miss the property’s glorious flamingo-colored neon signs as you cruise the strip today. Right across from Caesar’s Palace, it’s primed in the center of the strip. 

 

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Weight.32 lbs
Dimensions7.5 × 12 × 2 in
Size

XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL

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