Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!**

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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
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    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
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    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.

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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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    off strip

    by iam1wthee Updated Aug 29, 2007

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    Rio-- masquerade sky parade This is similar to the mardi gras parade in New Orleans in that they throw beads out to the crowd only difference is that it is done in the sky.

    Silverton Lodge-- mermaid swim. This may be similar to the show Le Reve where they have normally two swimmers with fish doing synchronized swimming underwater

    Downtown -- Freemont Experience is a street fair

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    by machomikemd Written Jul 20, 2007

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    Fremont Street is the second most famous street in Las Vegas, Nevada after the Las Vegas Strip. Located in the heart of the downtown casino corridor, it is the address for many famous casinos such as Binion's Horseshoe, Eldorado Club, Fremont Hotel and Casino, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget, The Mint, and the Pioneer Club.

    Fremont Street Experience located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on the historic street that started it all. The world-famous, one-of-a-kind entertainment venue is home to 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. Viva Vision shows appear nightly on the hour beginning at dusk and are free and open to the public. The giant LED screen towers 90-feet above a pedestrian mall lined with unique retail shopping kiosks and two permanent performance stages. Ten legendary casinos line Fremont Street Experience with more than 60 restaurants and thousands of loose slots. Free concerts, special events, and roaming street performers entertain the nearly 17 million visitors who come to experience the vintage Vegas attraction each year.

    Prior to the construction of the Fremont Street Experience, the western end of Fremont Street was the picture of Las Vegas that was included in virtually every television show and movie that wanted to display the lights of Las Vegas. The abundance of neon earned the street the nickname of Glitter Gulch.

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