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The Pop Culture Walking Tour of Fremont Street
"On this small-group tour you will discover one of the most famous streets in Las Vegas - Fremont Street. Before there was the Strip Las Vegas centered around this infamous street which in 1905 became the first paved road in Las Vegas. How times have changed!Your tour guide will take you through 10 historic blocks and 12 iconic stops including the famous Neon Cowboy and several historic casinos. You can count on seeing a lively streetsc"""The Pop Culture Walking Tour of Fremont Street celebrates Las Vegas as America’s outdoor museum of popular culture. This small-group tour is the city's most original 90-minute walking tour of downtown filled with history and architecture. Your local savvy guide will share their entertaining stories about historic Glitter Gulch
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Downtown and Fremont Street History Walking Tour
"Your 2-hour walking tour begins when you meet your guide on the famed Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Located in the heart of downtown’s Casino Corridor Fremont Street can be spotted in famous Las Vegas photos and film scenes.On this 1.5-mile (2.5-km) tour you’re also bound to learn things you didn’t even imagine existed off the Strip let alone Las Vegas. Discover the joys of randomness found in this part of town: a piece of the Berlin Wall in a men’s bathroom a 19th-century chandelier from the San Francisco Opera House and 1870s street lamps from Brussels.Check out where Old Blue Eyes and the rest of the Rat Pack used to hang out and walk under the Fremont Street Experience’s canopy of lights in a ped the Golden Gate and Binion's and snap a photo of the quirkiest wedding chapel in town. You might even spot Pawn Stars’ toy appraiser Johnny Jimenez
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Las Vegas Segway Tour: South Fremont Street
"Your 2-hour Fremont Street Segway tour begins with pickup at your Las Vegas hotel. After you check at the starting location your guide will give you a brief orientation so that you can use your Segway safely and easily. Get acquainted with your fun ride and then hit Fremont Street with your guide. You have two options for areas to explore.Coast through South Fremont S seen on Pawn Starsand Rick’s Restorations seen on American Restoration. Hit up some of the same locations included in the North Fremont Street tour — because they’re just too popular to miss — such as the Downtown Container Park and the Charleston Art District.""""There are many ways to see Las Vegas
From $129.00

Be Aware / Be Prepared Tips (42)

Comfortable shoes are a must!

The size of some of these casinos can make the distances between them look shorter than they are. You'll likely be walking miles a day without even realizing it. I can't figure out how some people are ever able to walk again after seeing what they're hiking the strip in!

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PinkFloydActuary
Mar 22, 2005

Street handouts

Las Vegas is a very popular destination for families. So if you are going with young children when you are walking up or down the strip (which by the way I felt safer walking down the strip at 3 in the morning than at 10 on a Saturday night walking down St marys st in Cardiff!) watch out for the vendors handing out flyers.These are adverts for sex phone lines and strip clubs and are quite an eye opener for young children

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Fern10
Feb 18, 2005

HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH SAFETY IN MIND

There is no denying the danger once in a Hotel in Vegas which due to the large capacity of visitors are rather big and high. The aspect of a fire can be a do or die situation while you are in your room or in a night club etc.
Always be concious of the exits signs and never use the lift in case of a fire...Crawl low as not to inhale smoke and make out to the nearest exit or as recomended in your room fire escape instructions.

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ROCKARIA
Feb 12, 2005

Fun Place to Watch Creeps in their Natural Habitat

I've said it before, but the corner of Fremont Street and LV Blvd. is just about the most entertaining place on earth if you're into observing the dregs of humanity interacting beautifully with Eurotourists, bicycle cops, and downtown personal injury attorneys. They all seem to be in their ideal environment and I liken the experience to visiting one of those dilapidated low-budget inner city zoos where the underfed animals are all pacing back and forth and growling to themselves and seem to be watching you a little too closely. These are two such typical specimens. Fun and fascinating to watch, but keep your hands well out of reach.

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ricknkat
Nov 04, 2004
 
 
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Life size Frogger!

Be aware that many peoples are like lemmings when it comes to crossing the street. If one goes, they all go, regardless of the traffic signal. Remember that pedestrians are moving speed bumps to most taxi drivers. Look out for yourself 'cause no one else will

namurb
Aug 15, 2004

A female alone at a bar is mistaken for a hooker

This is not true. Well, it may be true depending on where you go, but I spent some time alone in Vegas and this did not happen to me. I'd be warned about it, was concerned, but it didn't happen. Most people are generally friendly and I didn't even have the occasion of anyone saying anything out of line. The closest I came to having this happen was while having a drink at Bellagio and waiting for a friend when the man sitting next to me asked if I was local. I don't think he meant anything by it and there was never a time when anyone presumed anything of this sort about me.

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goingsolo
Jun 07, 2004

Fremont Vegabonds

Example:
While at the Fremont Street Experience, we passed several what appeared to be severely drunk/high street urchins. A few minutes later one of the bums come running by with something in his fist... A bike cop came riding up, grabbed the guy by the back of his shirt and took him to the ground. Apparently the guy had drugs in his possession, as he fought with the police shouting, "It's just a sample!!!"

Fremont is awesome, but observe common street smarts. There are some seedy characters over there. Keep your wallet/money/purse close and alert police if you see shady activity.

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truesunn
Jun 03, 2004

Tickets being handed out

You will find many people who try to catch your attention by slapping their hands, slapping tickets together and then attempting to had one to you. JUST IGNORE THEM ALL !

Just walk on past they are usually three or more of them at a time.

Some people try to interest you in visiting Hoover Dam. Remember it's closed now.

Traffic can be very busy is Vegas.

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EdinburghRoc
Apr 28, 2004

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Losing...but not at the tables

Don't get so wrapped up in gambling that you forget where your wallet or purse is. Thieves and pick pockets are just waiting for you. Sometime they can be seen on the casino camera but there are no cameras on the streets.

sunbunny
Apr 12, 2004

Be prepared to walk.

Distances are extremely deceiving in Las Vegas.
The casino next door may look just next door but it's actually a long hike ... and by the time you scope out the inside of multiple huge strip casinos during the day, you've walked a long way.
Unless you plan to just stick to one casino (and what fun is that!) you can expect to hike many, many miles while in Las Vegas.

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ZanieOR
Mar 24, 2004

Crossing streets

Please, whatever you do, cross the streets at the signals where it is safer. Everyday there is some tourist that gets hit by a car and I know you don't want to spend your vacation in the hospital. Just remember, most of the people that are driving on the strip have been drinking. Please, just be aware of your surroundings and watch for cars.

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BreezyJones
Jan 12, 2004

Heed the warnings!!!

For the most part, tourists are safe while making their way through the maze called "The Strip." But when it comes to venturing outside the city, say to Red Rock Canyon or other desert regions around the city, it's very wise to take precautions. If you are driving, make sure your car is in tip top condition and you have food and drinks (especially water) in the car. If you are hiking (or camping), read the sign in the picture very carefully and be warned (yes it says wear/use PPoper equipment)!!!

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spartan
Jun 06, 2003

Things to Do Near Las Vegas

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The Neon Sign Museum

The Neon Musuem doesn't just consist of historical neon signs, but there is something else that is very special. The visitor center once was the La Concha Motel lobby, Mid-Century modern design...
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Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Also in Las Vegas you can see some very interestings Museums.This is a picture taken at Natural History Museum. Others good museums are: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Houdini's Museum. The Tomb and...
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Fremont Street Experience

Make sure you get downtown to see the light show on Fremont street. This area is much older hotels but they have cleaned it up in recent years and its definitely worth a trip to see some historic...
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The Golden Gate Hotel

I love to head to The Golden Gate for their $.99 shrimp cocktail, which they have been serving since 1959. By 1991 they served a whopping total of 25 million! -OR- You could really splurge and...
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Weddings

After 20 years of marriage we decided to get our vows renewed on our holiday to Vegas in July. We chose the Elvis - Burning Love package at the Wee Kirk and we chose well! It was such a lovely...
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Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

We went during late June in 2014, myself and my family. I will say that overall I was pleased with the experience and the view from up above will make you forget about the costs and the inconvenience...
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