It seems almost unfathomable now, but above-ground atomic testing was a major Las Vegas tourist attraction in the 1950s, with mushroom clouds from the Nevada Test Site visible downtown. This article tells of the parties that surrounded the nuclear explosions, which were even promoted by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce before testing went underground in 1963. As a bonus, this site includes video footage of downtown and the Strip from 1956. So grab an Atomic Cocktail, and raise your glass to an explosive era in Southern Nevada history.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Get to know the Life Is Beautiful acts. Learn about Downtown's new kaleidoscopic murals. Find tips on how to navigate schedule conflicts. And see what's on the mouthwatering menu. Here is Vegas Seven's guide to tasting, seeing and hearing all the festival has to offer, from the first afternoon set to the final headliner.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products