El Cortez Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

El Cortez Hotel and Casino: Our most recommended tours and activities

Las Vegas: The Shadows of Sin City Adults-Only Ghost Tour

1. Las Vegas: The Shadows of Sin City Adults-Only Ghost Tour

Enter into the unfiltered world of the paranormal on an adults-only ghost tour in Las Vegas. Discover the most haunted places in this isolated city and learn about the darkness hiding in the shadows of the dazzling lights. See sites like the Clark County Bridger Building, Block 16, and Las Vegas Academy of Arts. If you're lucky, spot an apparition or two lurking in the corner of your eye or flitting along the hallways. This tour will take you through the darker and more macabre side of Las Vegas and is sure to send shivers down your spine. Break into the Mob Museum, or encounter a phantasmal trial at the Clark County Bridger Building. Other potential haunted sites include Block 16, Binion's Casino, Hotel Apache, Las Vegas Academy of Arts, and the El Cortez Hotel and Casino.

Las Vegas: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

2. Las Vegas: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

The city game starts at The Mob Museum. It will take you around 1 hour to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Golden Gate. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone. You will visit the following locations: • The Mob Museum • Oasis at Goldspike (Motel of Death) • Jackie Gaughan Parkway • El Cortez Hotel • Heart Attack Grill • The D • Hotel Apache • Binions • The Plaza Hotel and Casino • Golden Gate

Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience & Downtown Walking Tour

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.

Other Sightseeing Options in El Cortez Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

Want to discover all there is to do in El Cortez Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Our tour guide Jordan was very knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. The history facts at the stops were eye opening and wait until you hear about Benny Binion! While at the academy pretty sure caught an orb on video. It is an hour and a half walk but did not feel like it. Glad we did this tour!

Jim was extremely knowledgeable about the ‘colourful’ history of Vegas old town, and took us on a really interesting walk around the streets and through some of the original casinos of the old town. A great evening spent doing something more engaging than drinking and gambling. Highly recommended.

Guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The only downfall was the amount of walking.