3. Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience & Downtown Walking Tour
Watch the history of Las Vegas collide with the technological and artistic present of modern-day Fremont on a guided walking tour. Venture on a 100+ year journey through the history of Las Vegas as you explore the sights of Downtown Las Vegas. Marvel at the lights of Freemont Street’s Viva Vision.
Your adventure begins at the centerpiece of the revitalization of the East Fremont District: Downtown Container Park. Follow your guide through the 20,000-square-foot outdoor shopping and entertainment complex built completely with repurposed shipping containers.
From the newest construction on East Fremont, head next to one of the oldest: El Cortez Hotel and Casino. This casino has a checkered history of being owned by one of the Mob’s most notorious figures, Bugsy Siegel.
Discover the best sights in the casino, hear stories of Mob rule in Vegas, and see why El Cortez is on the National Register of Historic Places. Then, continue strolling through East Fremont Street, checking out some of the best restaurants, bars, and public art displays.
The next five blocks will overwhelm your senses as you enter The Fremont Street Experience. This is a pedestrian mall and attraction that will put you underneath the world’s largest big screen, Viva Vision. This modern, 1,500-foot canopied screen will amaze you with wild visual displays.
While touring through these blocks, your guide will take you in and out of the oldest and newest casinos on Fremont Street. See the best sights at casinos, such as the Golden Nugget, Binion’s Horseshoe, Four Queens, and Circa.
Learn the true history of Las Vegas through these properties and get to see attractions like a shark aquarium swimming pool, vintage coin-operated slot machines, the world’s largest golden nugget, a piece of the Blarney stone, former Rat Pack hangouts, the Mob Museum, neon lights, and more.