Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas

4 out of 5 stars 132 Reviews

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

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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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    Freemont LED Light Street Experience

    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.

    Awesome! Viva Vision. Downtown Vegas! Glitter Gulch at Night Glitter Gulch at Day Spectacular LED Viva Vision Display.
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    Free Laser Light Show

    by mtcowgirl Written Jul 12, 2007

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    The Fremont Street Experience is part of a city-effort to clean up old downtown Las Vegas. The street was closed off to traffic and covered with a canopy. Each night there are laser light shows on the canopy that have residents and tourists saying "oooh-ahhh" at the colorful displays. Each show has a different theme and the best part about the whole thing is that it is completely free!

    Shows start at 8:30pm and continue until 12am. After the first show, each show is featured at the top of the hour. Every show is different and the schedule does not repeat for two days...that's 10 different shows to see!

    You can also see Vegas icons like Vic, the old neon cowboy from the movies, and his wife Sassy Sally who sits on the Glitter Gultch. The two neon icons were married when the Fremont Street Experience was under construction and they were moved from their original locations :)

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    Light, music and winos

    by boltonian Written May 19, 2007

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    One of the must see things is the Fremont Street Experience.

    Every evening, on the hour (or was it every 30 mins), the roof comes to life with booming dance music, and a light show.

    Other than this, the Fremont Street is a throwback to old Vegas. Cheap beer, no, really cheap beer, strip bars and drunken bums. It is worth a look BEFORE you spend anytiem on the strip. If you go here after the strip, you will be let down.

    Keep an eye on your wallet

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    Freemont Street

    by lazyman_1 Written Apr 25, 2007

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    Freemont Street is an interesting place, much different from the strip. Freemont street is a long covered corridor where some of the most storied casinos in Vegas sit. Places like Binions and the golden nugget, where Vegas as we know it was born. There, you're bound to have a good time, with live music on the streets as well as some iconic images like glitter gulch and the giant neon cowboy. Every hour on the hour they have an enormous light show broadcast on the giant screen overhead, that is definately something to see.

    does that mean they don't ID?

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    Explore beyond The Strip

    by UKDaisy Updated Mar 18, 2007

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    Take a trip to Downtown Las Vegas. Here, you'll find the original hotels and casinos of Las Vegas, and to me, it's even more vibrant than on The new Strip. There's the Golden Nugget, where you can find a huge golden nugget inside (hence the name), and I think this may be the world's largest nugget of gold. There's also Binion's Horseshoe, where the original World Series of Poker tournaments were held. Also, check out the Fremont Street Experience, a dazzling light show on the ceiling of the covered pedestrianised walkway of Fremont Street, which happens every hour on the hour from dusk.

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    Go Downtown

    by GracesTrips Written Mar 6, 2007

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    After you have seen all the wonderful, fantastic hotels on the "strip", go to Downtown, Las Vegas. Here you can find a $3 minimum craps table to play on. The gamblers are friendly and are all pretty much in a good mood. The ambience is not too desireable but if you know that before getting there, it's not all so bad.

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    by SaraBuffet Written Dec 26, 2006

    We wasted $30 in cab fare lastnight to see this brief and unworthy "show". Save yourself some time and money and don't bother. Stay in the main Strip area and avoid downtown Las Vegas. Drunks and panhandlers are on the prowl and it just plain stinks there. The Christmas light show was very brief, lasting about 2 minutes or so. We left shortly afterward. What utter waste.

    If you are curious and want to see the show, but don't want to actually be there, check out a video of the show: http://www.vegasrex.com/shows/fremont-street-experience/ and watch it from the comforts of your home. I wish I did.

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    by SaraBuffet Written Dec 26, 2006

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    We wasted $30 in cab fare lastnight to see this brief and unworthy "show". Save yourself some time and money and don't bother. Stay in the main Strip area and avoid downtown Las Vegas. Drunks and panhandlers are on the prowl and it just plain stinks there. The Christmas light show was very brief, lasting about 2 minutes or so. We left shortly afterward. What utter waste.

    If you are curious and want to see the show, but don't want to actually be there, check out a video of the show: http://www.vegasrex.com/shows/fremont-street-experience/ and watch it from the comforts of your home. I wish I did.

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    by SaraBuffet Written Dec 26, 2006

    We wasted $30 in cab fare lastnight to see this brief and unworthy "show". Save yourself some time and money and don't bother. Stay in the main Strip area and avoid downtown Las Vegas. Drunks and panhandlers are on the prowl and it just plain stinks there. The Christmas light show was very brief, lasting about 2 minutes or so. We left shortly afterward. What utter waste.

    If you are curious and want to see the show, but don't want to actually be there, check out a video of the show: http://www.vegasrex.com/shows/fremont-street-experience/ and watch it from the comforts of your home. I wish I did.

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    Partying with the locals

    by HotRodEtte Written Oct 17, 2006

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    Fremont Street Experience was so much fun. Crowded, yet with more locals than tourists, this was a comfortable atmosphere without the Posers and the Intimidators that like to hang out at the clubs on the strip. The light shows were cool, played to techno music every hour on the hour.
    At Fremont Street it's all about the cheap drinks, inexpensive gambling and friendly people. No one here is concerned about "seeing and being seen," nor are they out to intimidate people with their looks and their money; all they care about is having fun and winning money! I was totally in my element here with my hair pulled up and my jeans on. No $20 cover charges, no Barbie & Ken Doll wannabes, no snobs and no long lines to get in...just good fun.

    It was raining this night so we were hopping in and out of casinos or standing under awnings with drinks in our hand, waiting for the rain to stop.

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  • Worthwhile trip in Las Vegas

    by meiyu62 Written Sep 6, 2006

    The little less known Chinatown is a place of discovery. A place for good food for a good price. Think about it, you paid a lot of money for those buffets and restaurants on " the strip". If you are like me who has a family to feed, it adds up to big money!

    It also offers some sanity and serenity to your 'the strip' feeling/experience. It is more glamourous than most Chinatown that I have seen. Worth the visit.

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    Fremont FUN experience!

    by cfritz75 Updated Aug 6, 2006

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    This was my 2nd time to Vegas, but the 1st to Fremont Street. It's a bit dramatic to get there (took the monorail then the city bus) but worth it! The attitude is so much more relaxed than anywhere in Vegas. The drinks are CHEAPER (and stiffer) than anywhere I've been in Vegas. Not to mention FREE entertainment. What more could you ask for? While we were there a mariachi festival was going on. It was so fun to watch how excited people were for it. While wandering around we found a great flair bartender who served the best (stiff) long island for only $8. We went back a few times (hehe). Also, a great street artist who spraypaints pictures was again free entertainment for at least an hour. Basically we were then to wander around and drink on the street. It was a great time and will definately go back every time I head to Vegas.

    Cheap drinks and a show! My bro and Jon drinking from the flashing cups The infamous cowboy the boys w/ some showgirls
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