Downtown Las Vegas – Fremont St. (Past to Present)
Join Las Vegas Walking Tours on a 2-Hour guided tour and see Las Vegas like you’ve never seen before. Walk from past to present, hear the stories and see for yourself how this magical city got it’s start, how Fremont Street became one of the most pictured and storied thoroughfares in the world and Fremont East in Downtown Las Vegas a present-day jewel of urban renewal.
Learn about, see and visit some of the many reasons Downtown Las Vegas is again a vibrant, top attraction in the country today – Home to legendary casinos, hotels, wedding chapels, bars, and even reality TV stars.
Tour Highlights include:
- Union Station site – Where it all began!
- Fremont Street – Canopy (colorful facts and stories take you on a ‘walk through time’, under the worlds largest video screen)
- Fremont East (newly revitalized district of restaurants, clubs, shopping – Las Vegas’ Greenwich Village)
- Downtown Container Park (outdoor family friendly shopping/dining plaza partially made from recycled shipping containers – hub of Fremont East)
- Off Fremont Casinos, Mob Museum locale, Neon Museum artifacts
- Gold & Silver Pawn (Pawn Stars), historic wedding chapels & city buildings (available with ‘Pawn Stop’ Add-On)
- Walking Distance: 1 Mile (add .7 miles with ‘Pawn Stop’ Add-On)
Did you know that Las Vegas began at the corner of Fremont Street and Main Street in 1905?
Let Las Vegas Walking Tours take you to this very point, where you can stand where the original settlers gathered when they got off the train and learn how one mayors’ vision has turned this area into the ‘jewel of the desert’ by bringing world-class arts, medical and business facilities to downtown Las Vegas.
Learn where to find a piece of the Berlin Wall in a men’s room, 1850’s chandeliers from the San Francisco Opera House, 1870’s street lamps from Brussels, or an unlimited champagne weekend brunch for only $12. Walk down historic Fremont Street, made famous around the world by books, movies and television. Pass the known hangout of Sammy, Dean and Frank of the Rat Pack. Learn about the “Fremont Street Experience” light canopy and how it changed the face of downtown in the mid-1990s and sparked an unprecedented urban renewal that continues today.
Walk past living legends The Plaza, Golden Gate & Golden Nugget. Photograph the infamous Vegas Vic as thrill seekers whiz by, 100-feet above on the brand new Slotzilla zip line. Discover the re-birth of 3rd St. into the DT3 corridor with the Mob Museum, Downtown Grand and award-winning restaurants just outside the canopy. See restored vintage neon signs and Las Vegas’ wackiest wedding chapel in Neonopolis and even say hello to Pawn Stars expert appraiser Johnny at the Toy Shack.
Tour into the newly revitalized Fremont East and learn how one man’s vision and commitment to community has sparked perhaps the greatest downtown revitalization project in the United States. Touted as the next Silicon Valley, it’s also the ‘Greenwich Village’ of Las Vegas where you’ll find unique restaurants, shops, clubs and entertainment venues.
Step back in time with a picture by the El Cortez then finish with a tour through innovative Downtown Container Park, a shopping, dining, entertainment attraction partially made out of recycled shipping containers.
If you’re familiar with the saying “do you wanna sell it or pawn it?” then you’ll love the stroll past historic city buildings, chapels made famous by Elvis Presley, Dean Martin and other celebrities to the most famous pawn shop in the world, Gold & Silver Pawn. Known around the world by the wildly successful hit TV show Pawn Stars on History Television, you may even catch Rick Harrison, Corey, Chumlee or even ‘the old man’ doing an appraisal in the parking lot. Cool off next door at Pawn Plaza, the Harrisons brand new open-air retail center where Rick has been seen tending bar at his new restaurant – Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke Barbeque & Tavern. Simply select our ‘Pawn Stop’ Add-On at checkout to add the scenic 30 minute stroll (.7 miles) to your tour. * Note – Due to the possibility of long lines, potential filming etc, the ‘Pawn Stop’ Add-On brings you to, but does not guarantee entry. See our FAQ for more information.
Las Vegas Walking Tours will show you a side of Las Vegas we’re confident you will enjoy and want to visit time and again.