The Original Las Vegas

The Original Las Vegas

The Fremont Street Experience Walking Tour

Gold Rush to Glamour, Mob to Modern

See the best sights in Downtown Las Vegas on our walking tour of where Las Vegas all began in 1905 - Fremont Street! You will witness the history of Las Vegas collide with the technological and artistic present of modern day Fremont. Your guide will take you on a 100+ year journey of Las Vegas from its beginnings as a small desert railroad town during the Wild West years through the glitz and glamor of the Mobbed up mid-century heyday, the transformation to the Fremont Street Experience with the construction of the world’s largest big screen Viva Vision, all the way to the contemporary public art commissions and revitalization of the East Fremont District. Duration: 3:00pm-4:30pm Meeting Point (at 2:50pm): Next to the preying mantis sculpture at the main entrance of Downtown Container Park – 707 E Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV, 89101

Historic Landmarks

Sightsee through the original casino properties of Las Vegas and experience the living history of where it all began in 1905.

Fully Narrated Tour

Learn how Las Vegas evolved from a small oasis in the Mojave desert to a global entertainment mecca.

Professional Guide

Get the insiders perspective on where the locals go in Las Vegas.

Easy Access Walking Tour

Stretch your legs at a leisurely pace as we visit attractions easily accessible on foot.

Trip Itinerary

Duration: 3:00pm-4:30pm Meeting Point (at 2:50pm): Next to the preying mantis sculpture at the main entrance of Downtown Container Park – 707 E Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV, 89101

3:00 PM - Meet at Downtown Container Park
Your Original Las Vegas adventure begins at the centerpiece of the revitalization of the East Fremont District – Downtown Container Park. You will be guided through the 20,000 square foot outdoor shopping and entertainment complex built completely with repurposed shipping containers. As you walk through the facility, you will learn about the current development of this neighborhood and get many recommendations that only the locals will know about.
3:20 PM - El Cortez Hotel and Casino
From the newest construction on East Fremont, you will then tour through one of the oldest – El Cortez Hotel and Casino. This casino has a checkered history of being owned by one of the Mob’s most notorious figures – Bugsy Siegel. Your guide will show you the best sights in this casino, introduce you to stories of Mob rule in Vegas, and you’ll see why El Cortez is on the National Register of Historic Places.
3:40 PM - Stroll through East Fremont St.
As you continue through the East Fremont district, you’ll get to check out some of the best restaurants, bars, and public art displays ranging from famous street artists murals to restored vintage neon signs.
4:00 PM - The True Fremont St. Experience
The next five blocks will overwhelm your senses as you enter The Fremont Street Experience. This is a pedestrian mall and attraction that will put you underneath the world’s largest big screen – Viva Vision! This modern, 1,500 foot canopied screen will amaze you, as the wild visual displays can be seen crystal clear day or night.
Are you Experienced?
While touring through these blocks, your guide will take you in and out of the oldest and newest casinos on Fremont Street. You’ll get to see the best sights at casinos such as Golden Nugget, Binion’s Horseshoe, Four Queens, and Circa. You’ll learn the true history of Las Vegas through these properties and get to see attractions such as a shark aquarium swimming pool, vintage coin operated slot machines, the worlds largest golden nugget, a piece of the Blarney stone, former Rat Pack hangouts, the Mob Museum, the world’s largest sports book, the neon cowboy Vegas Vic, the neon cowgirl Vegas Vickie, as well as all the classic neon lights on Fremont Street!

Tour Pricing

1.5 Hour Tour
2 People +
$39/adult
  • Sightseeing
  • Historical Content
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Complimentary bottle of water
1.5 Hour Tour
2 People +
$34/child (12 & under)
  • Sightseeing
  • Historical Content
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Complimentary bottle of water

Reviews

Jordan was very knowledgeable and would go into great depth. He also understood the group and customized the experience to fit the group. I would highly recommend him, and look forward to additional tours with him.”
Evangelos
October 2020
“Jordan is a super friendly and knowledgeable tour guide! The photos he had were a great addition to his stories. I highly recommend this downtown tour if you want to get away from the Strip, learn more about the origins of Las Vegas/Fremont St, and step into some historic casinos.”
Stephanie
September 2021
“We are locals and have been to Fremont St plenty of times. Playing tourist is always fun, you get to see things from another perspective. Our tour guide, Jordan was great! He pointed out a few things we had previously overlooked. We enjoyed hearing the story of how Las Vegas came to be.”
Sean
October 2021

$39/adult

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