Fremont Street is the original face of Las Vegas. It has hosted a bunch of firsts: The first hotel, the first paved street, the first telephone, the first traffic light, the first elevator, the first Nevada gaming license, the first high rise, the first casino with carpeting, and the first building designed to be nothing but a casino (the Golden Nugget). For many years the west end area of Fremont Street was most commonly used in movies and tv shows to portray the lights of Las Vegas. The large number of neon signs earned the area the nickname of “Glitter Gulch”. Now these five blocks are a pedestrian mall. Above the street is the barrel vault canopy 90’high at the peak and 1500’ long. It hosts the worlds largest light show.
Here you can find Old Vegas,
and new Vegas, (this used to be the old Fitzgerald hotel and casino)
The Heart Attack features the worlds largest, most calorie and fat laden burgers. The sign says “over 350 lbs eats free” and there’s a scale to weigh yourself before you go in.
The Harley Store and
The Slot-Zilla Zip line runs the entire length of the Experience.
Here you can shop, eat, drink, or just people watch.
This guy comes here just to look cool.
On Fremont Street you can find free entertainment (tips encouraged) that is creative, the inventive, the entertaining and the just plain weird.
Yes this is a real guy.
Flowers from palms
Bucket drummers--these guys are really good.
Lots of people dress up and let you pay them to have your picture taken with them.
Conan the Balzbarian behind him is a guy in a diaper and baby bonnet.
Hat, blue cover, shoes—yep, that’s all, folks!
Our advice to anyone who comes to Las Vegas: by all means, visit The Strip, but make sure you make a trip to The Experience—during the day and at night for the light show.
Louise and Duane