Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas - Top Things To Do
Here are the best things to do at Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas - a unique and awe-inspiring attraction. Spread over four blocks, it features a large vault canopy and an outdoor mall with various casinos, light shows and concerts. Although it's open 24/7, the best time to visit it is of course in the evening when all the lights shine.
One of top attractions here is Viva Vision light show. The canopy is as large as 5 football fields and has a state of the art sound system and LED modules. The Fremont Street is much more than just a light show and there are plenty of fun things to do here. It is a unique experience unlike anything else. On one side of the canopy is the Neonopolis complex and on the other side is the Plaza casino and hotel. Fremont Street Experience also hosts a number of special events and concerts throughout the year. If you are adventurous you can try Slotzilla, a zip line under the famous canopy. The zip line will launch you out of a large slot machine, taking you across the canopy.
With all the crowds, glitter and the proximity of the Glitter Gulch strip club, this venue is a place for adults, do not take your kids there!
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Viva Vision Show
Schedule: Every hour daily between 8:00 pm - 2:00, depending on the season
Viva Vision, known as Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas light show, attracts millions of visitors each year. It is one of the top attractions in the city. Featuring a 1500 feet long, 90 feet high and 90 feet wide video screen, Viva Vision is suspended high up above the pedestrian mall above some of the most famous hotels and casinos in Las Vegas. The light shows feature 122.5 million LED lamps, state of the art sound and dazzling imagery that leave guests spellbound.
If you are looking for a unique way to enjoy the light shows, try the famous zip line during the show! The light shows are approximately 6 minutes long and are run each hour starting at dusk and ending at midnight most months in the year. Show timings may change based on the season so you might want to check before visiting.
Other than being home to the famous canopy with its unique light and sound show, Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas is also a great place to enjoy free concerts throughout the year. Visitors can find live, free music concerts at the venue throughout the year. There are three world class stages at the Fremont Street Experience. It also showcases a packed schedule of some of the best talent in the music industry from every genre possible, from country and Hoedown to hip-hop and pop.
Fremont Fremont Street Experience events are completely free of charge, compared to expensive concerts of high-profile music celebrities. There are no tickets required. You can simply find a spot, enjoy a cocktail along with live entertainment. It offers a party atmosphere where visitors can lose their inhibitions, dance and mingle with others.
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Slotzilla - The zip line
Located at the Fremont Street Experience, Slotzilla is a popular zip line with a slot machine theme and one of the most exciting things to do there. Located at a height of 12 stories, the zip line offers two great options for you to try. The Slotzilla starts 77 feet in the air and lands flyers halfway down the pedestrian promenade.
The Slotzilla offers thrill-seekers a great experience by taking them 114 up in the air and whisking them under the canopy to the other side at the Golden Gate Casino. For an even more adventurous experience, try the upper Zoomline that flies you prone at 40 miles/hour for a unique experience. The Slotzilla in itself is an attraction since it is the largest slot machine in the world. It is designed to feature iconic Las Vegas items like showgirls, a large arm, video reels, coins, flamingos, martini glass and large dice.
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You can either visit the Fremont Street Experience by yourself, or as part of a guided tour, where tour guides will tell you about historic highlights and show you the best parts of this famous Vegas attraction.
Fremont Street Segway Tour
Just imagine the famous Sin City while you are cruising downtown Las Vegas on a Segway PT. Keep your energy for a later time and take a ride on this comfortable rolling machine. After your 15-minute training exercise on a Segway PT, you will be able to take full control of this self-balancing futuristic looking craft.
As you ride through the Fremont Street, you will experience views of out of the way corners and well known hot spots that make Las Vegas special. In addition, a well-informed guide will keep you entertained with historical dialogue and interesting tidbits of information. There are three different tours available from one-hour to two-hours in length:
South Fremont Street Tour
Perfect for the pop culture enthusiast. This tour includes stops at the History Chanel’s acclaimed television shows like Pawn Stars (Gold and Silver Pawn Shop) and American Restoration (Rick’s Restoration) as well as the Downtown Container Park and the Charleston Art District.
North Fremont Street Tour
This tour is perfect for satisfying your thirst for knowledge with stops at the Neon Museum, Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, Mob Museum, and the Natural History Museum.
Fremont Experience Tour
This tour is ideal for a quick history lesson of the early days on Fremont Street and downtown Las Vegas. Age and weight restrictions exist. You must weigh less than 350 pounds and at least 12-years of age. Participants under the age of 16-years old must have a guardian that is more than 25-years old.
Downtown and Fremont Street History Walking Tour
The Downtown and Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas History Walking Tour features an excellent overview of early Sin City history. This two hour tour covers one and a half miles of downtown as well as a stroll through the canopy covered Fremont Street Experience. Knowledgeable tour guides explain how exciting Sin City became to the entertainment and gambling world. Guests will learn about the Rat Pack as they walk past iconic places such as Binion’s, the Golden Gate and the famed Las Vegas Club.
Patrons will also tour the Neon Museum for a more interesting look at the past. People can upgrade their Downtown and Fremont Street History Walking Tour with a stop at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop where the television show Pawn Stars is filmed.
Private Pink Cadillac Tour of Las Vegas with Elvis
Relive the past and see all the famous spots in Sin City on the Private Pink Cadillac Tour of Las Vegas with Elvis. This two and one half hour tour starts with riding the Strip in your very own pink Cadillac with a fantastic tour guide dressed as Elvis. People on the Strip will think the King still lives as they view ride by in his iconic car.
Stop at the Fabulous Las Vegas sign for a quick margarita before heading out again to explore unique wedding chapels that will include a trip through the Tunnel of Love Drive-Through Wedding Chapel. During your Private Pink Cadillac Tour with Elvis, guests will learn interesting facts about Elvis and the early days of Las Vegas while walking through the Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas. Guests will receive a complimentary photograph of Elvis, a pair of Elvis sunglasses and your own fuzzy dice to remember the perfect day you spent with Elvis.
The Pop Culture Walking Tour of Fremont Street
Fremont Street is bursting with Las Vegas culture, history and architecture. Learn about this famous Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas on a guided tour that gives you behind-the-scenes info. This was the first paved street in Vegas and before the Strip, was the place to be seen! Take a 90 minute walking tour and be enthralled by your local guide. See the Casinos, the Mob Museum, the neon signs and see people flying overhead on the zip line.
The walk covers ten historic blocks and stops at a dozen fascinating sights. The tour ends at the El Cortez Casino where you can catch your breath and relax with a cocktail on the house.
Las Vegas Lights Night Tour
The Las Vegas Lights Night Tour packs all of the highlights a visitor to Sin City would like to experience at night. This three and a half hour tour takes guests from one exciting attraction to another during the evening hours when the neon lights are the brightest. Patrons will view the Fountains at Bellagio, the erupting volcano at Mirage, the Eiffel Tower at Paris, and the Manhattan skyline at New York-New York.
The Las Vegas Lights Night Tour participants will view the light show at the Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas as well as having an opportunity to take photographs at the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas neon sign. An added bonus is that tour guides will give brief historic descriptions of each location which will further the insight of guests about the history of Las Vegas.
Best hotels on Fremont Street Experience
Visitors looking for hotels in downtown Las Vegas close to all the action will find plenty of great options. Fremont Street Experience is lined with some of the most iconic hotels and casinos in Las Vegas. Whether you are looking for a luxurious hotel room that offers you an indulgent experience or a budget hotel without the frills, you will find an option here that suits your needs. Downtown Las Vegas is buzzing with activity at all hours and offers a unique party experience that you will remember for years to come. If you want to stay amidst all this activity some of the options available here include hotels on Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas: The D Las Vegas, California Casino and Hotel, Four Queens, Golden Gate Hotel, Fremont Hotel and many more.
Best Restaurants at Fremont Street Experience
Du-Pars Restaurant and Bakery
Located close to Fremont Street Experience , Du-Pars Restaurant and Bakery located in the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino has been serving classic American food since 1959. Du-Par’s Restaurant is famous for the shrimp cocktail which they introduced to Las Vegas in 1959.
The restaurant has served more than 40 million shrimp cocktails over the years. Du-Par’s Restaurant has been a staple of Sin City for pancakes, pie and is consistently voted in the Top Five 24-hour Diners in Las Vegas.
Hash House a Go Go
Put your feedbag on for the huge portions of innovative farm fresh food at the Hash House a Go Go. Situated within the Plaza Hotel and Casino near Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas, the Hash House a Go Go serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner with an added surprise of serving brunch seven days a week.
Guests can indulge in unique egg benedict innovations for breakfast to a one pound stuffed hamburger for lunch to Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles for dinner.
When you are looking for that unique steak house experience Downtown, people should look no further than Oscar’s Beef*Booze*Broads. Oscar’s has been a mainstay in the Plaza Hotel and Casino dome that overlooks Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas for decades.
Oscar’s grills up perfect dry-aged steaks with hand crafted side dishes nightly. A fun twist at Oscar’s is that guests can have one of the many beautiful hostesses accompany them during their dining experience.
Top of Binion’s Steakhouse
Located on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall, the Top of Binion’s Steakhouse is well known for their corn fed Black Angus beef.
The view of Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas is breath taking for this steakhouse. At first glance the menu might look pricey but every entrée is offered with a choice of side dishes. This added value makes the Top of Binion’s Steakhouse a favorite with locals too.
Situated on the mezzanine level at the California Hotel and Casino is Aloha Specialties serving up your favorite Hawaiian and South Pacific dishes.
The restaurant has a fun aloha print décor that will have your mind and spirit thinking you are on a faraway island. Aloha Specialties has traditional stews, curries, noodle bowls as well as signature grilled chicken dishes which are ready to please your palette.
The only Tony Roma’s location is at the Fremont Hotel and Casino right on Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas. Guests that are looking for an award winning barbeque experience can rely on Tony Roma’s to deliver every time.
Patrons can choose from a wide variety of chicken, beef and pork barbeque that will have your mouth watering for more. An added bonus is that Tony Roma’s offers two nightly specials which are geared for the early bird eater and the late evening diner.
Heart Attack Grill
Visitors to Las Vegas will marvel at the amount of calories that are served at the Heart Attack Grill. This grill has a fun spanking-type atmosphere that will have your arteries exploding with savory fatty foods.
The Heart Attack Grill is the champion of the highest calorie hamburger in the Guinness Book of World Records. Guests can indulge in a Bypass Burger with 40 slices of bacon and people over 350 pounds can eat free.
Park on Fremont
The Park on Fremont is located one-half block from the Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas. The menu is quite simple at the Park on Fremont with favorites like a fried chicken and waffle sandwich to the friendly vegetarian wrap.
The restaurant has two patios for people to enjoy and the eclectic décor is unique. An added bonus is the Park on Fremont serves a brunch menu on Friday-Sunday too.
Hennessey’s Tavern is located in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas. The tavern boasts an exciting adventure in social gathering that includes everything from an innovative Dublin Benedict for breakfast to the Red-Headed Ruben at lunch to a delicious Shepherd’s Pie with garlic mash potatoes for dinner. Hennessey’s Tavern comes to life in the bar in the evening with live music and signature cocktails.
Vegas Vic and Vicky
Once you are the Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas, don't forget to check out the famous neon couple - Vegas Vic and Vicky. Vegas Vic is an iconic neon sign at the Fremont Street Experience. The sign was designed first as a cowboy mascot for The Pioneer Club in 1951. Vegas Vic was designed to wave his arms and talk, which was quite unique at the time. The sign was reproduced throughout the world since then. Currently the sign can be found at the Fremont Street Experience outside what had once been The Pioneer Club. Vegas Vic was followed later by several other neon cowboys but remained one of the most iconic mascots in Las Vegas. Later, in 1980 Vegas Vic was joined by what is now known as Vegas Vicky, formerly known as Sassy Sally. The new neon sign is a cowgirl with a fringed dress that was originally designed for what is now Mermaids. Vegas Vicky today advertises Girls of Glitter Gulch - the downtown's famous strip club. The cowgirl and cowboy were married in a ceremony in 1994 when the Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas was under construction.
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