The sign reading, "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada," has welcomed people to Las Vegas since 1959. The sign is a work of art in neon that has become an icon of the city. Local sign maker Betty Whitehead Willis designed the sign that speaks to the optimism of 1950s Las Vegas casino owners and civic leaders. Clark County has provided visitors with a turn out and parking area on Las Vegas Boulevard South to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of visitors who have their photographs taken in front of the sign.
Photo: The famous sign
– Courtesy Nevada State Historic Preservation Office