Small-Group Downtown and Fremont Street History Walking Tour
Fun for the single adventurous traveler, couples, and the whole family. Stories, facts & photos expose rich history & take guests on a 'Walk through time' from humble outpost to infamous 'Glitter Gulch', to Fremont East, the gem of urban renewal and revitalization. Our small group size and wireless audio headsets ensure a personal experience with your guide while hearing every fascinating story along the way. Tips, tricks and recommendations throughout will have
you feeling like a 'Vegas Insider'. Area restaurant list and business coupons will provide plenty of options following your tour.
Highlights include: Fremont Street - also known as the “Glitter Gulch”,
stroll through Fremont Street Experience & canopy past legendary casinos and Mob Museum. Fascinating discovery of revitalized Fremont East and visit Downtown Container Park.
- Walking tour of Fremont Street, Fremont Street Experience, Fremont East and Downtown Container Park
- Local guide
- Wireless headset
- Visit to the Gold and Silver Pawn shop (if option selected)
- Area restaurant 'Tip Sheet' and business coupons
- Entry/Admission - Fremont Street Experience
What to expect
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Stop At: Las Vegas Downtown, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
See Las Vegas like you’ve never seen before or didn't know existed. Walk from past to present as stories, fun facts, and a photographic 'walk through time' peel back the layers of neon and expose the rich history underneath. Learn how this magical city went from humble outpost, to the eye-popping ‘Glitter Gulch’, one of the most pictured and storied thoroughfares in the world, to a sparkling gem of urban renewal and revitalization.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Casino at the Plaza Hotel, 1 S Main St at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6370
Your tour begins at this historic location for good reason. Here you will begin to learn about the very beginnings of Las Vegas as they literally began beneath the foundation. You will also learn how this 'vintage' 1970's casino has not only survived but is thriving into one of our proudly restored properties with many exciting refurbishments, renovations, and classic Las Vegas flair!
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Fremont Street Experience, 425 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5620
Your tour will walk through the entire 4-block long Fremont Street Experience as you hear all the fascinating stories and learning about the properties along the way. You will also learn how, and why the world's largest video screen canopy above came to be, has been refurbished 3 times and is still a major draw for people to see for themselves. Seeing is one thing, but you will become immersed.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101-2956
You will see the museum building location and hear commentary about it's creation, attractions and popularity.
Pass By: Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel, 128 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5604
During your tour your will learn about the colorful Benny Binion and how he came to Las Vegas and opened up the first 'carpet joint' in downtown Las Vegas which is today a popular stop for locals and visitors alike for it's vintage steakhouse, live entertainment, new rotating bar above Fremont Street and full-restored, vintage boutique hotel.
Pass By: Casino at the Golden Gate Hotel, 1 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5601
You will learn about the deep history of this landmark address of 1 Fremont St., how it has miraculously survived the times through many transitions and is today a top 'must see' for many that visit downtown Las Vegas.
Stop At: Golden Nugget Casino, 129 Fremont St Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5603
A very popular hotel/casino and still a major feature of downtown Las Vegas. Here you will not only learn it's connection to Steve Wynn of "Las Vegas Strip" fame, but also of it's internationally top-rated features but also how it's original bones dating back to 1946 mobsters still exist. You will not just learn about it, you will walk through it!
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Casino at the El Cortez Hotel, 600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5614
Classic 40's Vegas at it's finest. The oldest hotel - casino in Las Vegas, and boy it's got stories. You will hear about the early days and ties to famous mobsters but also how it has not only remained a classic, locals casino but how it has refurbished, remodeled and expanded with the times, all while keeping every ounce of it's Las Vegas charm.
Pass By: The Toy Shack, 450 Fremont St Ste 117, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5623
See the famous Toy Shack, home of Pawn Stars expert toy appraiser Johnny Jimenez. Here you will learn about Johnny's 'pride and joy' vintage toy and possibly even see Johnny for a quick hello and photo op.
Pass By: SlotZilla Zipline Las Vegas, 425 E Fremont St #160, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
See thrill-seekers fly down Fremont Street like a super hero beginning at the top of an 11-story tall slot machine!
Stop At: Fremont East District, Las Vegas Blvd and Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Learn about the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas and hear how 1 man's vision turned a once forgotten neighborhood into the jewel of urban renewal and revival and helped downtown Las Vegas return to a top attraction in the United States.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5615
As you tour through the newly revitalized Fremont East to learn how one man’s vision and commitment to community has sparked perhaps the greatest downtown revitalization project in the United States, the tour wraps up inside the innovative Downtown Container Park, a shopping, dining, entertainment attraction partially made out of recycled shipping containers. A perfect way to conclude the story 'from humble outpost' to 'gem of urban renewal' and where you'll be left with all the knowledge to go explore downtown Las Vegas like a 'Vegas Insider'!
Duration: 10 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Comfortable walking shoes, bottled water and sun protection are strongly advised
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Tours are in English language only. Fluency in conversational English is recommended
- Our guests health is always a priority and we have put extra measures in place to help ensure your safety. Stringent Cleaning – Audio headsets will continue to be cleaned & sanitized before each tour with disinfectant aerosol and wipes. Each headset now also receives a ‘deep-clean’ via HoMEDICS® UV-CLEAN Portable Sanitizer which has been clinically proven to kill up to 99.9% of bacteria & viruses at the DNA level with UV-C light. Our wireless audio headsets will also allow you to navigate around other pedestrians during your tour to help you maintain your comfortable social distance while still hearing your guides every word.
- Masks are no longer required in public places nor on our tours however we do visit inside two properties so please feel free to continue mask use at your discretion.
- Our guides have been fully vaccinated.
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
- Guides are fully vaccinated. Masks are no longer required by the State of Nevada and are not required on our tours. The tour does visit inside two locations so please bring your mask to use at your discretion.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
We had a wonderful time exploring old Vegas and really enjoyed the tour! It was very informational and we were able to see places we normally wouldn’t have went to!We had a wonderful time exploring old Vegas and really enjoyed the tour! It was very informational and we were able to see places we normally wouldn’t have went to!
Really interesting historical walking tour of downtown Vegas. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared great stories and insights. Would highly recommend.Really interesting historical walking tour of downtown Vegas. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared great stories and insights. Would highly recommend.
My husband and I really enjoyed the Tour. It was an easy steady pace so most people should be able to keep up. I would highly recommend!My husband and I really enjoyed the Tour. It was an easy steady pace so most people should be able to keep up. I would highly recommend!
I was on the tour with the Las Vegas Walking Tours as part of my GoCity card and it was really great tour. We walk at an easy pace and the guide gave us so many interesting and entertaining details about the Fremonts St. plus surroundings that I will definitely come back to check some of his tip...I was on the tour with the Las Vegas Walking Tours as part of my GoCity card and it was really great tour. We walk at an easy pace and the guide gave us so many interesting and entertaining details about the Fremonts St. plus surroundings that I will definitely come back to check some of his tips. If you want to learn the best of Las Vegas Downtown (and no, the Strip is not a downtown Las Vegas), definitely join this easy walking tour starting in front of the Plaza Hotel.
What an amazing day with Matthew and the group . Wonderful people and an amazing guide ! We saw very young big horn sheep with their Mothers’ . The hike ( moderate) was a great experience with many beautiful colors and rock formations. I will defiantly do this tour again !What an amazing day with Matthew and the group . Wonderful people and an amazing guide ! We saw very young big horn sheep with their Mothers’ . The hike ( moderate) was a great experience with many beautiful colors and rock formations. I will defiantly do this tour again !
Kelly was our tour guide and he was absolutely great! There is so much more to the “old” Las Vegas than we could ever imagine. You will not be disappointed in this very interesting and informative walking tour. Highly recommend!!Kelly was our tour guide and he was absolutely great! There is so much more to the “old” Las Vegas than we could ever imagine. You will not be disappointed in this very interesting and informative walking tour. Highly recommend!!