Las Vegas Convention Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Las Vegas Convention Center opened with the World Congress of Flight

On April 12, 1959, community leaders realized their vision of Las Vegas becoming a leading convention destination when the Las Vegas Convention Center opened and hosted the World Congress of Flight. Since then, Las Vegas has become the premier convention destination and the convention center has grown to more than 3 million square feet. The Las Vegas Convention Center regularly hosts more than 1.5 million delegates per year resulting in approximately $2.5 billion in non-gaming economic impact. This month, the Convention Center celebrates its 50th anniversary.


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