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Las Vegas Nevada - Illuminated arches that are 80-feet-tall now form a gateway to downtown Las Vegas on Las Vegas Boulevard North. They are located on Las Vegas Boulevard between St. Louis and Bob Stupak avenues at the base of The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. 


The idea for the archway came in July 2016 when the Welcome to Downtown Las Vegas sign was destroyed when hit by a car. 

We'll miss you, Welcome to Downtown Las #Vegas sign 😓 #dtlv (it was destroyed in an accident yesterday)

— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) July 18, 2016

We started looking at signage options to let people know they were entering historic downtown.

Conceived and designed by Selbert Perkins Design and fabricated and installed by YESCO, the 100-year-old company synonymous with Las Vegas’ most iconic signs, the archway marks travelers’ official arrival into the city of Las Vegas. The arches  cross over Las Vegas Boulevard in the area between St. Louis and Bob Stupak avenues, and  feature an emblem hanging over the boulevard with a script “Las Vegas.”

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 The contract and funding from the General Fund for the project was approved by City Council on September 4, 2019. Construction began in March 2020 on the $6.5 million project that made its debut on November 18.  The project  employed approximately 80 people from a variety of construction trades.

Fun Facts  

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Gateway Arches Compliment Showgirl Sign

A short distance from the gateway arches is the showgirl sign that features dice, poker chips stacked high enough to sit on, a roulette wheel, the city of Las Vegas logo and 26-foot tall showgirls. Elements of the sign light up so it’s gorgeous in the daytime or at night. Bonus – this hidden gem on Las Vegas Boulevard next to The Strat is hardly ever as crowded as most of the other outdoor spots. This photography spot out-Vegases any other selfie spot in the city. The sign is located at 1810 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 89104.

Continuing To Provide Community Services 

In addition to beautifying and rehabilitating the city, we are continuing to provide services to the community. Some of the things we are doing currently include:

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