Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas


One of my favorite places in Vegas is Fremont Street. This is the downtown area of Vegas. The actual street has been closed and made into a pedestrian mall. The center piece of Fremont Street is the over head canopy. After the sun goes down the light shows begin. The Canopy is over 500 yards long. It has 12.5 million LED modules with a 550,000 watt concert quality sound system. It is awesome. There are two or three stages where there is regularly scheduled entertainment.

People watching is also in Vogue. Elvis, Batman, and Spiderman are regular attendees. For a fee, they will snuggle up with you for a picture. There are others in costume roaming around the street. I particularly like the show girls.
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Also a part of the Fremont Street Experience is the Neon Museum. Las Vegas has scattered around town some of the iconic neon signs from its past. Las Vegas has set these signs up for all to remember. Fremont Street has a population of These signs.

The street is populated by vendor carts where you can buy all sorts of souvenirs and such. There are huge dedicated souvenirs stores. And of course there are numerous Casino hotels. I think the best of the bunch is the Golden Nugget. Binnion's is also a very famous casino on the street. Binnion's gave birth to the World Series of Poker. One of oldest continually operating Casinos in Las Vegas is located on Fremont Street. It is a little east of the Canopy by a couple of blocks. The El Cortez hotel was once owned by the famous reported mobster Bugsy Segal. If I remember my history correctly Bugsy sold the hotel in the late '50s.

The best part about all of this is that it is free to experience.  Thanks for visiting.  On you way out, can you click on one of those google ads.  They are harmless and I'll make a few cents.  Thanks.