Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
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The 25-foot-tall sign is located in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South. The sign marks the classic start to the famous Las Vegas Strip. A small parking area is provided.
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  • Rachel
    London, United Kingdom31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Pics Make It Worth It
    We went around sunset and the photos came out beautifully. Avoid standing in the huge line and just take your photos to the ‘side’ of the sign. It’s still a great view and if you know your angles then 9 times out of 10 you can get one without no one in the background. I wouldn’t trust anyone to take a photo of you unless you also take one of them as I’ve heard there are scammers around the sign who will offer a photo and charge obscene amounts of money. There’s also some really cute street vendors offering refreshing treats. At the end of the day it’s just a sign but it’s iconic.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 6, 2023
  • 1stHonestReviewer
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a Picture
    We walked down to the sign and stopped along the way and grabbed the bus back. not surprised to see a queue but we stood to the side and captured the moment by and helpful tourist. Obviously as you are on outskirt of Las Vegas not much else there.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • DLP
    New Jersey1,949 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Las Vegas sign is fabulous
    After 6 visits to Vegas, finally made it to the fabulous Las Vegas sign. We visited at the start of our trip during the day and at the end of our trip at night. Both times there were lines for picture but everyone was respectful and waited their turn and everyone got their due time. There are “workers” at the front of the line that will take your pictures. The service is free and optional but it is worth the few dollars in tips for the shots they will get for you. During the day it was hot, but there were vendors selling drinks and snacks while you waited, so the wait did not seem that long. At night there were many intoxicated people there and not so sure I would take my young children there in the evening. The sign is definitely something that should be seen in Vegas and it is unfortunate we were not able to see it sooner.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Claudia
    Birmingham, United Kingdom258 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great start to the trip
    We visited the sign on the first day; we were jet lagged and up early. I think we got to the sign for about 8:30am and there was no queues, no one around bar a friendly gentleman who was working and offered to take pictures for us. Of course - we tipped him for his generosity - but I see no problems as he took lots of pictures for a once in a lifetime opportunity - and they turned out great! I would definitely recommend visiting early in the day so you beat the queue lines.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Alice Smith
    New Zealand24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do
    A must do! Everyone needs their cliche Welcome To Las Vegas sign photos. There is very little shade here, and no seating. A guy was at the front taking photos for a tip. He was great and we tipped $5, you don't need him to take the photos it does just make things easier.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
  • ScottishGal
    Glasgow, United Kingdom967 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit!!!
    A must see in vegas! We arrived at around 8am and there was no queue. We got an Uber down to the sign (from the Bellagio) and walked back weaving in and out of the casinos which was great. Friendly chap took plenty of our photos. Tipped $10 and he was very grateful. Took 12 pics overall.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • OwnYourself
    Billingham, United Kingdom84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do
    We’ve been to Vegas several times but somehow never fitted in a visit to the iconic sign. This time after enjoying an early morning breakfast at Dennys on the strip we decided to visit. It was about a two mile walk which we found really enjoyable passing lots of famous sites at the end of the strip nearest to the airport. On arrival, at about 0830hrs, there was an orderly queue and it took about 15 minutes to get to the head of it. We took pictures for the family ahead of us and the family behind did likewise for use. Great memories and recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 9, 2023
  • 523sandrao
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma472 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100-Degree Death March Just for Sign Pics!
    We were in LV the third weekend of August so it was 100 degrees when we started at Harrahs and did an all-day death march of +26K steps through one casino after another to arrive at the sign around sunset. I think it took around 45 minutes for us to get to the front of the line for pics. By then, what’s another 45 minutes, right?! We were sweaty and sunburned but we’re in our mid-60s so we were pretty proud of ourselves! Quest completed! We called Uber from the Harley dealership and enjoyed our ride back to civilization!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
  • BBB-MLJ
    London, United Kingdom356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tick it off your list
    Utilise the Deuce Bus to get there. There is a stop either side so get off the bus, take your photo, cross the road, get on the next bus back to the strip. Don’t queue with the other sheep, walk down the side and get a nice angle shot with a clear blue sky backdrop.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2023
  • Lauren
    West Yorkshire, United Kingdom552 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Place For A Wedding
    If you’re gonna get married in Vegas you may aswell do it here! Married by The Little Church of the West, as people who were not bothered about a traditional wedding, it was perfect. And at least you get a free audience with the queue of people lining up for their photos taken!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
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Anantha
Cheshire, CT181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Vehicle Parking facility is neatly done and well maintained. From the look of it still some improvements are in progress along the driveways to the parking. Going there early in the morning is advisable, else long queues will greet. We went at 8 AM, even at that time there was queue. Post 8, there Will be lots of tour buses which will make a stop to take pictures is what a local mentioned.
Written January 18, 2022
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DLP
New Jersey1,949 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
After 6 visits to Vegas, finally made it to the fabulous Las Vegas sign. We visited at the start of our trip during the day and at the end of our trip at night. Both times there were lines for picture but everyone was respectful and waited their turn and everyone got their due time. There are “workers” at the front of the line that will take your pictures. The service is free and optional but it is worth the few dollars in tips for the shots they will get for you. During the day it was hot, but there were vendors selling drinks and snacks while you waited, so the wait did not seem that long. At night there were many intoxicated people there and not so sure I would take my young children there in the evening. The sign is definitely something that should be seen in Vegas and it is unfortunate we were not able to see it sooner.
Written July 22, 2023
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Maplewicket
Fort McMurray, Canada362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
It is what it is, an iconic sign greeting you on your ways into Vegas.
Room to park your car for a photo.

Apparently the creator of the sign passed and in her will, she wanted it leased to the city for one dollar a year so that it’s be kept.
Written April 5, 2022
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MelissaClaire93
Cinnaminson, NJ862 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We couldn’t leave Vegas without seeing the sign. It’s a little out of the way which surprised me since I kind of expected it to be near/on the strip. We drove (and I would assume you’d probably need a car/Uber to get there). There’s a free parking lot with seemingly plenty of spaces. We went fairly early in the morning (like 9am) and it wasn’t very crowded at all, only like 2 people in front of us. It’s very organized. There’s a line and you wait your turn, take your pictures, and then move on. I expected it to be wild trying to get a decent picture with other people but the organization was awesome. People were very respectful of the process. It’s a must see for sure! 
Written February 23, 2021
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Nyormirror
Bay City, MI1,308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
My first picture of this sign was when I was a young child in 1981. The hop on hop off bus I was on did NOT stop at the sign but I was able to get some pics and video of it coming and going.

There is ALWAYS a long line during prime time but you can go off to the side and get a quick pic or come around sunrise.

There are stores all over Vegas with this sign as their marquee you can get a great pic without the line.

So I’m torn. If you haven’t done it wait in line and do it. If you’ve done it before check it off the list and move on.
Written May 26, 2022
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Robert P
Dunwoody, GA211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This iconic sign is worth a quick visit to snap a picture during your visit to Las Vegas. There is a small parking area in the center of the road where you can park. The line was long when we arrived, but you can skip the line by ducking a little bit to either side of the sign, staying outside of the green area around the sign, and taking a picture from a slight angle. You'll have to wait a moment for people who are waiting in line, but there is always a moment when one group is leaving and the next moving into place. We got some nice quick pictures of our kids this way.
Written April 12, 2021
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CraigAinz
Newquay, UK244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Fully understand the “it’s only a sign” comments but for many a picture at this iconic sign is a great memory from a once in a lifetime trip.

The sign is easily accessible from the strip and with free parking shouldn’t be a hassle. We opted to arrive at about 1630 to get the evening light (reduces glare on your photos: top tip) as once dark the neon glare will affect your phone camera quality.

There is an unofficial queue to take pictures on the mound in front of the sign and this is the best option should you want uncluttered, clean photos without other tourists in. There was a professional photographer in attendance, however most stick to their camera phones which are more than sufficient. A couple of homeless guys will offer to take group shots if you like (after tips I suppose) but you can get tourists in the queue to do that (probably safer).

The wait in the queue was about 30 minutes - if you can’t wait you can get pics from the sides but will have other people in your shots.

There’s literally nothing else here so it’s an hour of your time to get some cool photos for your Instagram etc.
Written January 19, 2020
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Karin H
Minneapolis, MN622 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We went early on a Saturday morning (8am) and there was already a line. The parking lot is small and when we got there, pretty full already. People respect the line, so hurry up and get in line to claim your spot.

Someone was at the front taking pictures of everyone, so I guess this place is staffed? When it was our turn, we gave him our phone and he took some really great photos for us. We probably waited at least 30 minutes for our turn, so be prepared to wait if you want a photo with no one in it, but it's worth it.

As we were leaving, a tour bus turned up with tons of people, so I imagine it gets really crowded later in the day. The tour bus people didn't respect the line and people who were waiting in line were getting frustrated because the bus people were in their shots.
Written April 16, 2022
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Jktchorne
Fort Smith, AR1,072 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
It right at the end of strip and ow has a place stop to park. The line can get very long the locals suggested early morning or late night when everyone at the casinos.

We paid $20 to a guy taking photos who then airdropped them to us. It was worth get a family photos, plus turn out Awesome.

Many years ago you could not get to sign with out crossing the road. It seem that issue has been fixed.
Written March 28, 2022
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kazzerstan43
Gloucestershire, UK75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
First time to Vegas for my partners birthday, we stayed central strip at the Mirage Hotel.

Decided to walk to the sign, great walk with so much to see, took about 1hr to walk it, but we weren't walking fast as popped into some shops, stopped for photo opportunities etc :)

We arrived & there was a que for about 15mins, but there is a guy there working to keep the que moving & he takes pics with your own phone.

In my eyes this system works better than no que and a 'free for all' trying to get under the sign.

Close to Mandalay Bay, only 5mins or so away. A must visit if your in Vegas!
Written February 15, 2020
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