Second Largest Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Liberty Square! It's the only place in Las Vegas where you can find inspiration in a fake American landmark while having your income tax forms prepared by pros. A group of glass-fronted stores might at first appear to be just another seedy strip mall on a wide avenue west of the city, but it's hard to not smile at first sight of its towering replica of the Statue of Liberty.
The statue has been along Sahara Avenue for decades, dedicated in 1981 -- well before the now more well-known replica decorating the New York New York casino. And this is a working Lady Liberty -- at one time the base functioned as a pizza drive-thru.
Today, a branch of Liberty Tax operates from one of the retail spaces behind the statue, along with other current tenants: a dollar store, a beauty salon, a shoe store (The House of Shoes, which carries "the largest selection of heels in the Valley"), the Escape Lounge, and a lingerie and fetishwear boutique. The torch of free enterprise burns brightly over Liberty Square.
The tax service seemed busy, even off-season -- and they'd hired two sandwich board dudes, dressed in robes with foam Lady Liberty crowns, to flag down passing motorists with awesome tax prep discount offers.