Fremont Street, which stretches between Main Street and Sahara Avenue, was the first paved street in Las Vegas. It’s been famous since then and has earned a unique name of its own – “Glitter Gulch.” (Wikipedia, 2021) Think of any movie or a television show that captures Vegas nightlife scenes; it has glimpses of Fremont Street’s neon signs and grand casinos like The Fremont Hotel and Casino,Golden Nugget, and Four Queens Hotel and Casino.
For those thinking downtown may not give you a fun and thrilling experience, think twice. Fremont Street is where gambling began and is also home to some of the city’s biggest attractions, including the Fremont Street Experience.
Once an open all vehicle street, it turned into a pedestrian mall in 1996 – famously known as the Fremont Street Experience. It includes six Las Vegas city blocks that run from Las Vegas Boulevard East and 8th Street to Carson. People exploring Fremont Street have many options to choose from. We’ve compiled some of the action-packed highlights to base your experience on.
Be prepared to be thrilled! Fremont Street offers visitors an unforgettable experience of watching the world’s most giant video screen – Viva Vision. The screen boasts 16.4 million pixels that are about 1400 feet long and 90 feet wide. It is suspended at 90 feet above the street’s famous pedestrian mall lined by iconic hotels and casinos.
The light canopy covers the entire street and broadcasts themed lights and sound shows throughout the day. Access to this unforgettable experience is free of cost.
Wouldn’t it be exciting to give air-fives to pedestrians walking on Fremont Street? People who come to Las Vegas seeking for thrilling experience should try Slotzilla zipline. You will never forget the experience when you are soaring like a Superhero at 114 feet height through the dazzling neon signs and tall hotels under the world’s most enormous canopy and light show. If you are lucky, you may also see live music performances and celebrity impersonators along their ride.
The entire experience finishes in about 20 minutes from check-in to dismount, and the tickets are available online, starting at $29.
Live Acts at The Pedestrian Mall
The Pedestrian Mall at Fremont Street boasts a wide array of street performers from musicians to acrobats and magicians. These performers are singing for their supper! A license is required to perform at the Mall, so you can be sure that the entertainment will be moderated by local laws and standards. The performers must use the city designated “circles” painted on the ground as their stage. This ensures that the street is kept safe for pedestrian traffic. You’ll see it all! If you have young children, it may be a PG rated show as scantily clad showgirls roam the promenade.
While not directly on Fremont Street, the Neon Museum is an iconic campus for history buffs and art lovers. The museum collects, studies, and exhibits Vegas neon signs for educational and cultural purposes. Neon Boneyard is the museum’s outdoor exhibition space. Apart from it, there is a visitor’s center located inside the former La Concha Motel lobby.
The North Gallery of Neon Boneyard has a collection of more rescued signs and is also open for guided tours, wedding bookings, photoshoots, events, and educational programs. Visitors are also allowed a self-guided tour depending on the slot availability. To get to the museum from Fremont Street, take Line Bus 13 for a one-minute ride.
You will hear music running on a 550,000-watt sound system that runs the Fremont Street Experience each day. The street is known for hosting live concerts for free, sponsored by the casinos.
The Tank at the Golden Nugget
It’s an underwater adventure for visitors aged above 18, and kids need to be accompanied by a guardian to access the pool area. The Tank boasts a 200,000-gallon shark aquarium for visitors and 17 private cabanas over three separate floors.
The aquarium is filled with different shark species like the four black-tipped sharks, tiger sharks, sandbar, zebra sharks, nurse sharks, etc., apart from hundreds of other exotic fishes. Visitors can watch these water species from behind the glass and get close to them on a guided tour. Check here for current family specials.
Million Dollar Photo at Binion’s
Capture the unforgettable memory of the Fremont Street Experience in a photo. If you are aged 21 years and above, you can get a picture clicked for free at the Million Dollar display in a pyramid design filled with cash notes. It is displayed next to Club Binion and is open throughout the day from 9 am – 11:30 pm each day.
What’s Not to Love?
Fremont Street Experience offers unlimited fun to visitors of all ages. But safety is essential as we reopen post-pandemic. The street is taking all measures to keep its employees and visitors safe. There are regular sanitization and disinfection stations at the pedestrian mall, parking garage, and Slotzilla towers, and more. Las Vegas is back and Fremont Street awaits you!
For a full list of Fremont Street experiences, show times, etc., visit https://vegasexperience.com/calendar/
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