Western States Folklore Society
2023 Annual Meeting

Local Information

Directions to University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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Las Vegas is a popular tourist and convention destination with no shortage of hotels to choose from, especially on the famous Las Vegas Strip, which is located close to UNLV (though not within a comfortable walking distance).

If you would like to stay somewhere that is walking-distance to UNLV, consider these options:

Hyatt Place Las Vegas
4520 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89169

This hotel is approximately a 13-minute walk from the center of UNLV’s campus.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton
4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

This hotel is approximately a 17-minute walk from the center of UNLV’s campus.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas
4315 University Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89119

This hotel is approximately a 20-minute walk from the center of UNLV’s campus.

Interactive Map of UNLV:

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Rideshare and Taxicab Pickup/Drop-off Locations at UNLV

A number of designated pickup and drop-off locations on the UNLV Main Campus are available for rideshares and taxicabs. The Lied Library Pick up/Drop Off location in the center of campus will get you closest to the conference activities.

UNLV Parking Options

Parking permits are required Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 7 pm and Friday from 7 am to 1 pm Daily permits can be purchased in-person through the office of Parking and Transportation Services.

A metered lot specifically for visitors, “Lot V,” is located at the main entrance of the campus at Maryland Parkway and Harmon Avenue. Metered parking costs $1.50 per hour through Pay By Phone. Metered parking is also available in various lots throughout the campus. Additionally, stalls designated for handicapped parking are available. View a parking map for more details.

You can park in “Lot S” just off Harmon Avenue and Swenson Street, south of the track, for free.