Earth... The Vinyl Frontier

The Vinyl Tourist Visits
Las Vegas

Mention Las Vegas, Nevada, and looking for used records is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Don't let this city's neon image deceive you--chances are you'll have better luck in the bins than at the tables. However, since we first visited in 1998, the number of stores has dwindled to the ones listed below.

Tip: If you're staying in the city, you generally don't need a car. On-street parking in and near the Strip (as Las Vegas Blvd. is commonly known) is non-existent and there is a good network of public buses (the CAT system) and now a monorail that parallels the Strip. However, one city block in Las Vegas is equal to five blocks in any other town. If you're going record hunting, rent a car for a day or two and just go from store to store. Most of them have off-street parking and the time you save can be better used elsewhere. Like at the Brew Pub in the Monte Carlo.

In need of a local map? Try Google Maps.

Finally, if you haven't already done so, please read the Vinyl Tourist's Caveat.

    Record City

  1. Record City

    • 300 East Sahara Ave.
      Las Vegas, NV 89104
      (702) 735-1126

    • 4555 East Charleston Blvd.
      Las Vegas, NV 89104
      (702) 457-8626

    Record City

    Record City at 300 East Sahara specializes in pop and rock and has a nice selection of laser discs, including music videos and feature films. The location on East Charleston features 45's and 78's, as well.

  2. 11th Street Records

    • 1023 Fremont Street
      Las Vegas, NV 89101
      (702) 527-7990

    Record City

    Record City

    A bright, new shop in the Downtown district. To be visited on my next trip.

  3. Wax Trax
    2909 South Decatur Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89102
    (702) 362-4300

    Wax Trax Records

    Wax Trax says they have "over a half a million pieces of music, vinyl, CDs, cassettes and memorabilia." At one time they were only open by appointment, so call ahead. While I've had no personal contact with the store or its owner, the reviews at InsiderPages suggest that customer service may not a priority. Caveat emptor, Chucko.

Last Update: June 2015

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