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I found out that the Helios One power plant actually exists (probably without Archimedes).

I also knew Nellis AFB, Hoover Dam and McCarran Airport were real, and some quick Googling showed that Boulder City also exists.

What other real-life buildings exist in the game world? Are the casinos based on real ones?

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Here are places that exist in both the game and the real world:

The game also contains numerous locations that are parodies of real-world locations.

I'll start with casinos, since you asked about those specifically:

And now for other locations:

This list is incomplete. Anyone can edit it to add or correct stuff. To look for entries to add, go through the list of F:NV locations at the Fallout wiki. There should be a note if it's a real world location.

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There are so many other ones, but here are a couple...

  • Lake Meade
  • Southern Nevada Windfarm
  • Hidden Valley
  • Black Mountain
  • Old Mormon Fort
  • Bonnie Springs

Just to name a few more.

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Here is a blog that talks about various locations and their real-world examples. Many of the articles discuss whether or not the site is in the correct location and what buildings they were based on. The comparisons of the casinos on the strip are particularly interesting.


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-1 An answer should stand on its own. Link is not sufficient. –  k0pernikus Jul 6 '13 at 20:57

The reppcon rocket museum is based on the Pepcon rocket fuel factory. however it blew up in 1988

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Helios One is actually based off of a solor energy power plant called Solar One

Also, Nipton is not in Nevada, it is in Calafornia

(I know all this because i live in Las Vegas)

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