You’re bound to have heard of some of these casinos on the Strip, but if you think they are located in the City of Las Vegas, you’d be wrong.
The Strip is actually in unincorporated Clark County, not Las Vegas. It is physically located in the township of Paradise, NV.
If you walk along the Strip and are looking north, you’ll see the tall tower known as the Stratosphere. Right at the Strat hotel is roughly where the boundary for the City of Las Vegas begins.
The casino operators on the future Strip quickly got together and created the unincorporated township of Paradise before the county commissioners could act.
The town of Paradise grew very quickly. Within a month, it had been expanded from a 1 by 4-mile area to a 54 square-mile area, incorporating all the residential areas of Paradise.
Many of the top hotels, restaurants, bars and other tourist attractions are also found in Paradise, rather than within the limits of Las Vegas.