What is famous in America
December 6, 2006 6:06am CST
I am from India, and planned to visit America. Can anybody tell me the famous tourist place in America.
7 Dec 06
Las Vegas is one of the most dynamic cities in the world, "reinventing" itself as a gambling mecca, family destination, capital of hedonism ("What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"), or hotspot for dining and shopping over the years. Several events stand out as turning points:The floods of 1955, 1984, 1999, and 2003. Establishment of Las Vegas as a railroad town (May 15, 1905). Legalization of gambling (March 19, 1931). Completion of Hoover Dam (October 9, 1936). Opening of Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo Hotel on what would become the Las Vegas Strip (December 26, 1946). Atmospheric nuclear testing (1951 to 1962). The first Strip property "The El Rancho" was consumed by fire on July 17, 1960. Elvis Presley returns to live performances in August 31, 1969 by opening the International Hotel MGM Grand Hotel fire the worst disaster in Nevada history on (November 21, 1980). A series of explosions destroys the PEPCON rocket fuel plant and nearby Kidd and Co. marshmallow factory (May 4, 1988) Opening of The Mirage which began the era of megaresort casinos on (November 22, 1989). The Dunes became the first Strip property to be imploded on October 27, 1993. 100th birthday, or Centennial, of Las Vegas (May 15, 2005).