The Pop Culture Walking Tour of Fremont Street
Next, you'll head to Fremont Street - the original Strip - and step into some casinos from the classic 1950's and the Rat Pack era. It's pure Vintage Vegas, recalling movie locations like James Bond and Diamonds Are Forever and you'll even stop by the bar once frequented by Frank Sinatra. You'll see Fremont as a zany street, always in performance with the largest video screen on earth, aerial zip line tourists, stage bands, flare bartenders, and a cadre of "buskers", from pink feathered showgirls to a flock of Elvis impersonators. It's like Carnival in Las Vegas every single day.
Your guide will share some little-known stories of Downtown Las Vegas, that even many locals haven't heard. Along the way, you'll encounter more pop culture surprises like a giant fire sculpture from the Burning Man Festival, a big piece of the Berlin Wall in an eyebrow-raising place, and you can even have your photo taken for free with a big pile of cash siting on a poker table, a million dollars to be exact. Most of all, you'll experience world class neon and understand how electric architecture gave Las Vegas its technicolor personality.
Your route even takes you past two of the world's most famous giant neon cowboys: brothers from another mother as they are often called. All along the way your guide will share some local tips like the best buffets, great happy hours, the best places for an authentic old school Vegas dinner, and where the last coin operated slots can be found.
Finally, you'll trek to a new entertainment district with street murals, clubs & bars, cozy restaurants, art galleries, fun stores and an ongoing series of festivals. It's a place where old and new meet up at the very same street corner: the oldest historic casino and the shopping complex called Container Park.
At tours end, you're offered a complimentary drink at the legendary El Cortez Casino to celebrate this quintessential urban field trip through Downtown. Viva Las Vegas!
- Complimentary cocktail or beverage
- Expert and original narration
- Limited edition souvenir map of the tour
- Entry/Admission - Fremont Street Experience
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 21 years
- Small group tour
Rick was the perfect guide - highly knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about the city. It was obvious Rick hosts this tour because he loves history and is eager to share his knowledge.
Rick is a lively, upbeat and highly informative tour guide. There is so much more character to downtown Las Vegas than most people are aware of and Rick does a masterful job and revealing it.
Very informative guide.
Rick is an excellent, engaging guide - had a great time!
Rick was an excellent guide and very, very knowledgeable. We found it very informative and Rick was very patient with us regarding picture taking. I would highly recommend this tour.