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The Ultimate Las Vegas Quiz
by Staff
There's something compelling about Las Vegas, the city dubbed the "Entertainment Capital of the World." Once a small watering hole, it's now a jewel amid an arid desert. Take our quiz and find out more about Las Vegas, from its history to its climate to its main attractions.

In what year was the city of Las Vegas founded?

  • 1898
  • 1902
  • 1905

Who opened the first hotel in Las Vegas?

  • Bugsy Siegel
  • Al Capone
  • Frank Costello

How many people visited Las Vegas in 2005?

  • 2 million
  • 28 million
  • 38.6 million

How long is the Las Vegas Strip?

  • four miles
  • 10 miles
  • 20 miles

How many feet high does the XScream Thrill ride rise?

  • 100 feet
  • 400 feet
  • 800 feet

Which of these celebrity chefs has a restaurant in Las Vegas?

  • Jamie Oliver
  • Emeril Lagasse
  • Paula Deen

What does Las Vegas mean?

  • "The Meadows"
  • "Place of Entertainment"
  • "Pit Stop"

What is the safety situation in Vegas?

  • dangerous
  • generally safe
  • extremely safe; no need to lock your doors

How many people live in Las Vegas?

  • 250000
  • 1.2 million
  • 1.8 million

On average, how many days a year are sunny in Las Vegas?

  • 180
  • 294
  • 310

During what months are flash floods common?

  • June and July
  • August and September
  • December and January

From the airport, how much could you expect to pay a taxi to get to the Stratosphere Hotel?

  • $8
  • $13
  • $18

What is the rule unique to Vegas about turning right?

  • You can turn right only when the traffic light is orange.
  • You can turn right from any lane.
  • You can turn right on a red.

What is the best way to get into the city from the airport?

  • taxi
  • bus
  • shuttle

How much does the monorail cost?

  • $1 per ticket
  • $2.50 per ticket
  • $5 per ticket

At which hotel is Tutankhamen's tomb and museum located?

  • Luxor Hotel
  • Four Seasons
  • Bellagio

How many gallons is the salt water aquarium at the Silverton Hotel?

  • 5000
  • 18000
  • 117000

Where is the best place to stand to view the erupting volcano at the Mirage hotel?

  • on the west side of the strip
  • on the north end of the boulevard
  • on the Strip side of the pond

Which hotel was featured at the end of Oceans Eleven?

  • Sahara Hotel
  • Bellagio
  • MGM Grand

What creature would you be surprised to find at the Wildlife Habitat?

  • tufted puffin
  • parakeets
  • penguins