Las Vegas, Nevada, is definitely a place that everyone should see! I don't gamble much, but this, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, is becoming quite the sight! Towering casinos were being built at a rapid pace, with four or five under construction during the time of my visit.

I visited the Bellagio first, with its large lake. This finest of casinos was completed, then, just a short time before. Its opulence is awesome! Having the most expensive glass and refill of Diet Coke of my life, I toured about the no-expenses-spared palace. Declining the fine art display, I had seen there was a line, with a charge for the viewing.

Across the street, which is the Vegas "Strip," the Paris Casino was, then, under construction. Photos taken January 2, 1999, by Petesthousandpeaks.