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Las Vegas: Fremont Street Walking Tour

1. Las Vegas: Fremont Street Walking Tour

Explore Downtown Las Vegas and its Fremont Street Experience on a 2-hour walking tour. Discover how the area was revitalized to become a vibrant site of restaurants, outdoor family areas, and glittering neon lights. Experience “Sin City” like never before as you stroll past famous casinos, wedding chapels, and themed bars. Follow in the footsteps of legendary performers and infamous reality TV stars as you walk from the past to the present. Hear stories of how this magical city got its start, and how Fremont Street became one of the most pictured thoroughfares in the world. Discover where it all began at the site of Union Station. Take a walk under the world’s largest video screen, and go to Fremont East to see the “Greenwich Village” of Vegas. Marvel at an outdoor park made from recycled shipping containers. Add on an additional 30-minute tour of the world famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, and pass some of the historic wedding chapels where you can get married by Presley, or dressed as Elvis if you so desire (though not on the tour!) You will be provided with a wireless ear-monitor and volume control to ensure you hear every word along the way.

Las Vegas: 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Downtown Las Vegas

2. Las Vegas: 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Downtown Las Vegas

A tour perfect for beginners which includes the history of the “old” Fremont Street area, with stories of the “original” strip. You can see where the casinos started in Las Vegas, see where the World Series of Poker began, as well as where Wayne Newton got his Vegas start. You will also be able to check out the world’s largest intact gold nugget. Your tour will also roll through Pawn Stars, The famous History Channel T.V. show, as well as Container Park, a very unique area where everything is made from shipping containers. You will experience different shops and eateries, try a sample of some of the best jerky in Vegas and check out the giant “praying mantis” that use to be a part of Burning Man Later on in the tour, you will discover how Fremont Street is being brought back to life through the arts and music programs, where artist from all over the world have come out to paint these beautiful murals on some of the older buildings in the city.

Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience Walking Tour

3. Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience Walking Tour

Las Vegas began on Fremont Street and you will experience the raw struggle as a tiny railroad stop in the middle of the desert became: First the gambling capital of the world; Then The City of Entertainment. Come with a retired history teacher to see how gangsters like Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky and Tony "The Hat" Cornero molded early Las Vegas. You'll enjoy eclectic Street Entertainers, experience neon signs and 60-pound golden nuggets. You'll enjoy the stories of the people who developed "Sin City" and became winners, and losers. ITINERARY *We meet at the Downtown Container Park and you experience the Art and Entertainment (and a flaming Mantis) of the East Fremont District *You explore the clubs, restaurants, bars and oddities during our walk of the Fremont East District *We then experience the El Cortez, the first Mob-owned casino in Las Vegas, with its stories of Bugsy Siegel, Irish Kelly Green and haunted rooms. *You'll then experience the manic party that is the Fremont Street Experience as we walk along, enjoying the music, the lights, and the often risque Street Entertainers. *We will explore the Golden Nugget, with the stories of "Captain Guy" McAfee and Steve Wynn turning a sawdust-on-the-floor gambling parlor into a 4-star resort. Along the line we will check out a massive golden nugget, Chihuly glass and people "Swimming with the Sharks." *We continue exploring the old and the new - the Cowgirl Vegas Vicky and Cowboy Vegas Vic, the original Las Vegas Red Light District and much more. We end up near Circa Resort, with a jumping party all around you waiting for you to join.

Las Vegas: Fremont Experience Guided Walking Tour & Drinks

4. Las Vegas: Fremont Experience Guided Walking Tour & Drinks

Hit the streets of the Fremont Experience district in Las Vegas and soak up sights like the historic Vegas casinos, vintage neon signs, and Viva Vision. Stop at three local haunts along the way and have your choice of drinks at each destination.  Begin your adventure outside The Plaza Hotel & Casino - the birthplace of Las Vegas. From there your guide will take you to one of the most enduring live music clubs in the city. Once inside, you will be treated to a choice of cocktail or beer. While enjoying your drink, your guide will share Vegas stories from the city’s origin to mid-century Mob rule to what’s happening now. . After finishing your first cocktail, be led on an enlightening tour of the Fremont Street Experience. Along the way pass by Block 16, which was the city's original red light, gambling, and bar district. View the newest and oldest casinos on Fremont Street. Stroll by attractions such as the worlds largest sports book, the neon cowgirl Vegas Vickie and her counterpart Vegas Vic, a shark aquarium inside a swimming pool, and the worlds largest big screen, Viva Vision.  Go through the winding back alleys of Fremont to the longest running craft cocktail bar in the neighborhood, the Downtown Cocktail Room. Here you will get your choice of one of their signature drinks in an upscale, intimate, and secretive environment. Continue to one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas, El Cortez. This casino is on the National Register of Historic places and will be forever tied to its former owners, the notorious Murder Inc. mobsters Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky.  Feel the history of old school Vegas and be treated to a beer at the vintage inspired Parlour Bar before heading across the street to conclude your tour at one of the newer developments on Fremont Street, Downtown Container Park.  Have 20,000 square feet of outdoor shopping and entertainment to explore after your tour. Before departing, your guide will be able to give you even more recommendations for places to drink, eat, and party in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Mob Vegas Downtown Walking Tour with Mob Museum

5. Las Vegas: Mob Vegas Downtown Walking Tour with Mob Museum

Venture beyond the glitz of The Strip and discover a whole different side of Las Vegas: when mobsters ran the Sin City casinos. This small-group walking tour is led by a travel writer and retired history teacher who has written several books on Las Vegas. Named Best Local Tour Guide in the Las Vegas Visitor Guide 2023! Includes entry into the Museum of Law Enforcement and Organized Crime (AKA The Mob Museum). This is approximately a four hour walking tour. Itinerary: We meet at Downtown Container Park at the corner of Fremont Street and 7th Street. Explore the El Cortez casino - known as the first Las Vegas mob-owned casino. Experience the Fremont East area as we learn about the mob lawyer mayors of Las Vegas Explore gangster-tied casinos Binion's and Golden Nugget Entry into the National Museum of Law Enforcement and Organized Crime - aka the Mob Museum If you want to really get into what Las Vegas was all bout during the "Mob Days," this is the tour for you.

Las Vegas Downtown Pop Culture Walking Tour

6. Las Vegas Downtown Pop Culture Walking Tour

Explore historic Downtown Las Vegas with this 90-minute guided walking tour through some of Las Vegas' most iconic locations. Meet up at the Mob Museum and spend the morning with your knowledgeable guide as you trace the history of this enigmatic city following in the footsteps of legends and innovative culture builders. Trek through 10 blocks of living history on the famed Fremont Street, the place where it all began, to learn how Las Vegas transformed from a small western railroad town in the middle of the Mojave Desert into the great mega resort entertainment metropolis of today. Step into Glitter Gulch and marvel at the most expansive collection of historic neon signs that still exist on the planet - from the Googie inspired Binion's Gambling Hall sign with its 8 miles of neon to the legendary cowboy character known as Vegas Vic. Discover Fremont Street as a lively 5-block long pedestrian mall topped by the largest electronic video screen in the world called the Fremont Street Experience, an electric urban environment that's become known as the great performance street of America. See where Frank Sinatra once performed, the casino once owned by infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel, the first ever pawn shop in Vegas, the birthplace of the World Series of Poker, the bar that inspired the movie Coyote Ugly, and the casino hotel made famous in Back to the Future. Enjoy hidden gems off the beaten track like the billiard table that once belonged to Winston Churchill, a slab of the Berlin Wall ensconced in the Men's Rest Room of a hotel, and the charming 1930s hotel that hosts the city's first elevator. Finally, journey into Downtown's newest neighborhood, an entrepreneur arts district with eclectic restaurants, cool bars, interesting shops, expansive murals and a host of festivals annually. After checking out the famed Praying Mantis fire sculpture at Container Park, the tour concludes with a complimentary cocktail or beverage at the legendary El Cortez Hotel of Bugsy Siegel fame with a toast to Las Vegas and a salute to the adventure of travel.

Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience & Downtown Walking Tour

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Downtown Container Park

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 39 reviews

We had a great tour and loved our experience in Downtown Las Vegas! Our guide, Tomas, was very patient and supportive - neither of us had ever been on Segways before and he taught us all the basics! He was also knowledgable and friendly and went out of his way to provide us with all the information we wanted and give us time off the segways to explore on foot. We feel we got to see the REAL Las Vegas beyond the Strip. I would highly recommend this experience, even if you’ve never been on a Segway before.

What a wonderful way to celebrate our 25th anniversary! Tomas was patient, very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of downtown Vegas. He made sure we had breaks and safety announcements with respect to traffic, curbs, etc. which made a pair of newbies to the segway experience extremely comfortable.

While frequent Vegas weekenders we had not visited Fremont street in years. Our guide Ron was both knowledgeable and had great little fun facts/stories. It was great to visit all the OG casinos and see what they have to offer. Recommend for a nice quick tour.

Very good tour of downtown LV. Should you have seen. Definitely another site than just the strip.

Very informative. We learned a lot about Downtown Las Vegas. The guide was great