Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas

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Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 678-5600

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    Free light and music shows

    by marielexoteria Updated Jan 6, 2010

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    Fremont Street is where Las Vegas oldest casinos are. It's interesting to feel the "retro" vibe while walking and seeing how it's all about the little things like the signs or the costumes, compared to the casinos on The Strip.

    The street is indoors and has a roof where light shows are done everyday, on the hour, for free. They promote themselves of having "the biggest big screen on the planet". The light shows are free, about 5-6 minutes long, with good sound and resolution, and that's the one time where everyone simply stops what they're doing and look up. The day we were there, we had the chance to see a Queen and a Kiss tribute.

    I gotta say that for Queen there were only 2 songs performed, "We will rock you" and "We are the champions" (with pictures of soldiers, firefighters, nurses, doctors and everyone who makes the US a good country) and when they were done I was left asking for more. For
    Kiss, it was "Shout it out loud", "Lick it up" and "Rock and roll all night".

    Between shows, we saw this street artist painting a portrait (picture 4) with spray paint instead of the usual oil or water colors. It was entertaining to see him paint one of the people from the street.

    See the schedules on the Viva Vision page.

    One of the Fremont Street style casinos Binion's Street artist
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    Experience Fremont Street

    by Court94403 Written Jan 5, 2010

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    Located in downtown Las Vegas, Fremont is an area lined with souvenir shops, bars restaurants and older casinos some of the first casinos that made Las Vegas famous; Binions, Golden Nugget Four Queens, and The Fremont.

    Fremont Street also has the largest LED Screen in the world wich takes in over 3 blocks. The screen shows a 6-minute light and music show every hour until 12 midnight daily.

    fremont Street @ night
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    Great Free Entertainment

    by Camping_Girl Written Dec 8, 2009

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    Fremont Street is old Vegas, downtown. This is where it all started - The Plaza, The Golden Nugget, The Four Queens, Binion's..... you can still see a lot of the original neon glitz that is Las Vegas downtown.

    This is a fun place to take the kids in Vegas, especially after dark so they can really enjoy the 4-block long overhead light and sound show. You will also find street performers and usually outdoor concerts at the Fremont Street Experience as well.

    Prices are so much more reasonable here than they are on the Strip! A $8 drink from the Fitz is $24 at Harrah's, for the exact same thing! Food is a lot cheaper too, as are souvenirs.

    To get here from the Strip, hop on the north-bound Deuce bus and get off at Fremont Street. The Deuce runs 24/7, so you don't need to worry about what time you head back to your hotel room!

    Old Vegas neon Night view of Fremont Street The overhead light show, themes vary Silk Screen Artist, he made the most amazing pics!
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    THE BEST FREE SHOW IN TOWN

    by alyf1961 Written Jan 29, 2009

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    Fremont Street is amazing. From 6pm, ever evening at 1-hour intervals the ceiling of this street becomes a free show. Whilst we were there we managed to see two shows, and both were brilliant. It was very cold when we were there; between the shows, the street was empty but as soon as the show came on the street filled up. This is a must see experience when in Vegas.

    FREE SHOW FREMONT STREET

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    Fremont Street Experience

    by sue_stone Written Oct 18, 2008

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    Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas (in other words, not on the Strip) is the amazing Fremont Street Experience. Casino lined Fremont Street has been topped with a 427m long canopy which is home to (borrowed from the website) "Viva Vision, the biggest big screen on the planet. More than 12 million lights in the Viva Vision canopy and 550,000 watts of concert quality sound pumped to speakers throughout the venue produce an incredible array of eye-popping imagery and heart pounding music."

    This captivating sound and light show plays hourly, between dusk and midnight. It is very loud and very bright. Check out the photos to try and get an idea.

    Also along the street are old-style casinos, their facades covered in flashing lights and massive neon signs. There is a large stage where a band was playing loudly. Oh, and there was a motorbike display which involved bikes spinning around inside a metal globe - hard to explain and hard to see from the photo, but at one stage there were three guys on full-size bikes riding around inside the globe, some how managing not to smash into each other.

    This part of town is really worth a look, so jump in a taxi from the Strip and come and spend some time one evening experiencing Fremont Street.

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    Awesome and its FREE!

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 11, 2008

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    Freemont Business owners were really smart to create this venue. This I think has saved the original gambling area. They encase the original Vegas strip with a dome, so at night they can have awesome nightly shows that reflect along the whole length of the covering. It is really awesome to see in person.

    Hours of operation: The show plays from dusk to midnight nightly.

    4th of July at Freemont Street
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    A must do: Fremont Street Show

    by monica71 Written May 23, 2008

    Make sure you check out Fremont Street and the shops here. There are plenty of shops here, but the main attraction is the barrel vault canopy (90 feet high) that covers four blocks or approximately 1,500 feet and that lights up at night (check out for show times). Each show begins by turning off the lights on all of the buildings, including the casinos, under the canopy. The next thing you know, the music fills out the air and million of lights are glowing above you! The display of light, color and music is just amazing!

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    Main Street Station

    by lohki Updated Feb 17, 2008

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    At risk of sounding like a big nerd I love Victorian décor, leaded glass windows and eclectic antiques that can be found every here. What I didn’t know when I visited was that you can pick up a descriptive pamphlet (at the front desk) and take a self guided tour.

    There are chandeliers from a Parisian Opera House, wonderful statues and apparently a piece of the Berlin Wall in the men’s washroom in the casino. This I can not confirm personally.

    The casino was fairly quiet both times I was here and definitely an “older” crowd!

    **Take the elevator (back by the Brewery I think) up to the second floor to check out the amazing wooden billiards tables!**

    The Boar at the bar. A few of the chandeliers Billiards table-- soryy it's so dark!
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    fremont street

    by doug48 Written Jan 26, 2008

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    fremont street is located in downtown las vegas. many years ago this gambling area was eclipsed by the newer and more upscale hotels and casinos on the strip. a number of years ago this area built a canopy over two blocks of fremont street that has a impressive multimedia light show after dark. the fremont street experience light show has helped bring tourists and gamblers back to downtown. for more info on downtown see my fremont street casino tips. the best time to visit fremont street is at night when the light show is on display.

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    At night

    by tim07 Updated Jan 20, 2008

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    If you visit Fremont Street after dark you must see the Fremont Street Experience. The hourly light & sound spectacular takes place from dusk til midnight daily. You can tell when it's about to start as the street fills up with people stood looking upwards with cameras in hand.

    The show only lasts a few minutes but the images on the overhead canopy synchronised with the sound system are worth seeing.

    If you plan to return to the strip by bus afterwards, be warned the queues are long & it gets packed.

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    Daytime

    by tim07 Updated Jan 13, 2008

    Caught the 301 bus from The Strip to Fremont Street. This part of Downtown Vegas is full of old casinos, bars, strip clubs & souvenir shops. The area has a slightly seedy edge which I liked, it made a change from the family friendly Strip hotels.

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    Old Vegas; now a dumping ground for drunks!

    by Paula&Matt Written Nov 29, 2007

    As for Fremont St, just don't bother. Unless that is you really want to see grotty old Vegas and a naff light show that'll have you leaping back in the cab and heading back down past Stratosphere where it starts to look clean again.

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    Historic Fremont Street

    by Muzzaa Updated Nov 17, 2007

    Take the Deuce and get downtown. It should only take up a few hours of your time and it is worth it to get a look at Las Vegas's past. It will not blow you away, but it is interesting. If you go when it is dark, they have a lightshow that lasts about 5 minutes. It broadcasts on the big cover that stretches from the 4th for a couple of blocks.

    Original Aladdin Lamp Fremont st. in the other direction Far end of Fremont st. Far end of Fremont st. Part of the Lightshow

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    Freemont Fun!

    by crabby38 Updated Oct 1, 2007

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    The Downtown "Freemont Experience" is one of the greatest things to see in Las Vegas. The city has built this covered street experience for us tourists. It is a computerized light & sound show that runs on the hour and is FREE! It has 4-6 different themes, which range from classical music, to western, to the airforce, and childrens themes. It is a 15 minute show that should not be missed!

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    Take Me Downtown

    by SteveOSF Written Sep 10, 2007

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    Downtown has more of the feel of old Reno than Las Vegas. Downtown is centered around Fremont Street. The clubs are smaller and you can easily walk from one to the other. However, renovations are occurring there also. Prices and gambling stakes tend to be lower than on the strip. A few blocks of Fremont Street are closed to traffic and covered by a canopy. Periodic light shows occur under the canopy.

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