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Old 12-28-2018, 12:44 AM
 
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Does anyone know a great spot to watch the fireworks from while avoiding the crowded Strip vicinity?
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Old 12-28-2018, 02:27 AM
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Location: Las Vegas
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Go somewhere not in Nevada.

Seriously, Vegas fireworks are lame. Last July 4th was literally 5 minutes long. It was pathetic. I love Vegas, but they suck at fireworks. The little town of 40k people I lived in before moving here put on waaaaaaay better displays.
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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^ all true.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain for good
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We'll be at the Rio and watching from the east parking garage.
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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We stayed downtown last year and aside from the huge crowd it was fun. Fireworks were on the west end in front of the Plaza. It was nothing breathtaking or spectacular, but it was okay and lasted maybe 15 minutes or so.

This year we're just going out for a nice dinner and hanging out at Fiesta Henderson for while. I'm not going anywhere near the Strip.
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Old 12-28-2018, 02:50 PM
 
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On the strip is pretty good
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:42 PM
 
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Fireworks? Are you guys talking about the smoke show that last 8 minutes courtesy of the crooks running this town hiring the same company year after year? Just save your money and travel elsewhere in the world if you want a fireworks show.
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:23 AM
 
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This will be my first new years eve since moving to Vegas. We live near Majestic Park so we are planning to park somewhere near there with a good view of the valley
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:47 AM
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This will be my first new years eve since moving to Vegas. We live near Majestic Park so we are planning to park somewhere near there with a good view of the valley



You're going to be disappointed.
The casinos are a lot bigger than they seem. The fireworks they shoot off will be about the size of ants from your perspective there.

I went to San Diego 2 years ago for the 4th and their display was far better than the best Vegas display. It's really disappointing. I'm a huge fireworks fan. Vegas lets me down every single time.
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Old 12-29-2018, 06:48 PM
 
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I respectfully disagree with the other posters regarding July 4th. While some Strip displays may be disappointing, the whole valley launches fireworks - both individual homeowners and various public places - and if you have a good vantage point, it goes on for literally hours.

I don't know about New Year's Eve - I suspect that fireworks are limited to casinos and maybe a few other public places, and not as as widespread as July 4th. That being said, here is my recommendation.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cr...egas,+NV+89138

New home development is proceeding apace and by July 2019 the views may be blocked by houses, but last summer it was a fantastic vantage point. Should still be great now.
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