Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas

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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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    Keep an eye on your wallet

    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.

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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.

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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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  • Fremont Street Experience

    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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    Cheap drinks and a show!
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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.

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    The Freemont Street Experience

    by toontown Updated Jul 15, 2006

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    Fremont Street

    The Freemont Street Experience is a four block pedestrian promenade downtown. There is a very cool light and sound show in this enclosed overhead area, beginning at dusk through to midnight every night. Apparently it is the largest LED screen in the world, coupled with a huge audio system to create the effect.

    Vegas has a small walkable downtown area and it was a nice change from the vast Strip. Lots of casinos and old-fashioned neon everywhere.

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    A good nights entertainment

    by Bursland Updated May 26, 2006

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    We popped over to the Fremont Street experience because it was close to where we stayed at the Stratosphere tower.Everything is under cover ,the casinos are of the older type with low stake games and slots. Also there a free light show in the canopy at intervals during the evening.

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    Fremont Street Experience

    by Andraf Updated May 25, 2006

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    The Fremont Street Experience opened in 1995 as an attempt to revive the area of Downtown Las Vegas. One can say that touristic Vegas is made of light shows (so much as I was able to take pictures at night without using the flash or a tripod); but the most impressive light show is the one that can be seen every night on the hour on Fremont Street, starting with 6.00 PM. Above this section of the street (which is opened only to pedestrians) is a big canopy made of 2 million lightbulbs. The canopy is like a giant screen on which different images are created and, of course, everything is set on music. Their sound installation seems to be state of the art as well. I imagine their electricity bill runs pretty high ;) There are multiple shows that are being shown, so if you liked it, you can stick around and see if the one the follows is better.

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    FREMONT STREET

    by BerniShand Written May 19, 2006

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    This is amazing, a light show of gigantic proportions
    the `roof` of Fremont Street becomes a huge video screen, showing clips at a rapid fire pace, its amazing and exciting leaving you with a vague sense of loss when its over

    if you feel the need to sit your choices are limited, seats along Fremont Street are mostly inside the casinos in front of the slots, but you can watch the show in the outside seating area of Starbucks in the Golden Nugget, or ideally from the restaurant in the Plaza where you you high up and get the most incredible view of the light show

    and the most amazing thing is that all this is FREE.........dont miss it

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