An approach they won’t use

Sheldon Adelson’s drive to find America’s most boring city notwithstanding, most people agree that Las Vegas’ tourist strategy might need a little tweak. Should the town emphasize value, or carefree fun? It’s a serious question.

Here’s one approach that I don’t think we’ll be dusting off anytime soon: Las Vegas, home of weapons of mass destruction.
nuclear tourism

Yes, that is a real postcard dating from the 1950s, when above-ground nuclear tests were one of the top tourists attractions in town. This is not an accurate representation since the test site was north-east, not due west, but I guess a mushroom cloud blossoming over the Union Pacific depot was considered more photogenic.

Man, we were into some weird stuff fifty years ago. I shudder at what they’ll think of us fifty years from now.

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