425 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV | Directions 8910336.154959 -115.112076
Mon. - Fri. 10am - 10pm;Sat. - Sun. 9am - 5pm
Billed as the "Fremont Street Experience," this mostly involves walking the length of downtown Las Vegas's Fremont Street while zipliners zoom overhead and the domed ceiling explodes in psychedelic patterns to the beat of Pat Benatar songs. There are elderly Elvis impersonators the color of Tan Mom, there are middle-aged tourists in cargo shorts drinking tall boys wrapped in paper bags, there are street artists and live bands and random costumed dancers and 99-cent fried Twinkies. There are also a dozen or so awesome bars and restaurants, check out my Downtown Vegas guide for those.
That was an experience? – This is the kind of thing you do once, if you see it too many times you'll get fed up quite quickly. In the evening every half hour or so the outdoor ceiling has a video/light show with background music, there are lots of shopping Kiosks in the middle of the street plus all the older, smaller casinos in a 4 block area. There is now a small mall and multi-screen theatre at one end and several souvenir stores and bars squeezed in among the casinos. Live bands play occaisonally and one night there was a Christmas show for the kids with people dressed in costumes near the big Xmas tree. This can all be fun but if you're staying in the area it can grate on the nerves after awhile. I feel sorry for anyone who's hotel room actually faces Freemont Street.
Take your chances.... – The shows are neat and different, but it is so hard for the casinos downtown to compete with those on the strip! This is one of those things that you go to once, say you saw it, and then move back up to the higher rent district. The shows are different every hour and some are better than others, but it is something that Vegas Virgins should go and see.
"The Experience" – There's nothing like the old part of Las Vegas! It was so much fun! My husband and I got married there in May '02, and we are going back for Christmas this year.
Without the light show there is little left to "experience". Every dollar counts in Las Vegas. As others have posted, I'm sorry we wasted our money on the taxi ride.
Best Las Vegas Experiance for a 1st time – Freemont street is a multitude of experiances in one. The lights, the free music and entertainment, and lets not forget the casinos! My favorite in that last catagory has to be La Bayou. A small but cozy little casino, or is it a bar with slots? The drinks are to die for. $7 buys you a foot long daqueri, which you really need on thos ehot summer nights. The staff is friendly, and funny, and you have the added bonus of getting a ticket for a chance to spin the wheel and win big !! Dont leave Vegas without seeing Freemont!!
It's a GOTTA SEE in Vegas – This place is definetly got to do in Las Vegas. Don't get me wrong, what's on Vegas Blvd. is great and beand new, but you have to see where it all began and that is Freemont Street. Next time I visit, I'll end up staying down there.
Like a trailer park with special effects – lots of fun, mingle with the street folk and the homeless, watch Metro in action
Great light show. Very impressed with how good the images look when projected on the roof of the mall.
Downtown never looked so good – Need I say that all the renovations, the light show, the addition of the Neon which will be soon filled with shops also it's new underground parking, and 20 cinemas. Also all of the best hotel casinos and resteraunts in Vegas. It's all in one stop Downtown where the Lights are Bright!!
A St. Patties Day Must!!! – My friends and I went to stay at the Fitzgerald's Holiday with the intent of spending every day and night on the strip. But, with all of the St Patricks day hoopla (green beer, live bands etc.) we barely left Freemont street at all. Beware if you stay here however if you don't like hotel buffet's you are going to want to venture out to another area.
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