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Fremont Street Las Vegas

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Fremont Street was at the top of my list of must-sees while in Las Vegas, after all it’s where Vegas first began. If you think that The Strip has sights, Fremont Street is has even more neon lights and action at every turn.

This street is considered the downtown of Las Vegas, the old part of Las Vegas which is kinda cool yet more seedy that the trendy and polished Strip.

As you’d expect, there’s bars and casinos galore – the famous Golden Nugget is here! You’ll also see plenty of kiosks selling souvenirs, food trucks and street performers. 

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Also known as ‘Glitter Gulch’, Fremont Street spans blocks and is pedestrian only. If you go, you must stay until sunset when the shows start playing on the underside of the 1,450-foot arched canopy which is 90 feet above the street.

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During the 6 minute show, millions of LED & strobe lights synchronize to loud music. No worries on being there at a certain time, the shows play 5-7 times a night, depending on the time of year.

There is also a Zipline that spans the length of the pedestrian walkway, for those that want to be apart of the Fremont Street show rather than just spectate. 

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I actually don’t have too many photos from our time on Fremont Street, I was too busy gawking at everything around me. Guess that’s a sign of a great Fremont Street Experience! There are plenty of hotels to stay in this area, though we stayed at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, and it was a short trip over.

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68 Comments

    1. Oh nice! We were driving too fast for me to get a photo of the sign. Still regret not getting one!

  1. I have been to Vegas once and it was a lot of fun!! It was a chance of a lifetime and I am glad I went! Looks like you had fun as well Pretty pictures!

  2. We drove past Fremont St one night and had the kids with us so we didn’t stop. Next time we are there without little kids I plan to check it out.

  3. My husband and I went to Vegas last summer. Freemont Street was pretty cool, but I did not like the loud music. It was way too loud for my ears. Have a terrific day!

  4. Vegas is only about three hours away for us. I wouldn’t mind spending a weekend there again. It has been a while since we stopped there.

  5. oh my friend is going to vegas next week and was asking for suggestions for where to go. i’ll send this link to her!

  6. Such a neat, bright place to go visit! I lived in Vegas for college and I loved spending time down looking at all the lights on Fremont!

    1. You are very welcome Erika! We plan on going back as soon as we find time in the schedule!

    1. There’s a few places on my list for next time too, it’s a place I need to visit more than once!

    1. I don’t think it’ll ever change much, despite hotel changes etc. which is part of its charm!

  7. I’ve never been TO Vegas, although I’ve driven through. Freemont Street looks like the place to go while there! Glad you had a good time. 🙂

  8. Most probably somewhere we would never visit, but i LOVE all the lights.

    I just wanted to let you know you mistakenly linked up your Wordless Wednesday on my Toddler Idea Tuesday linky. I am going to have to delete it, but I would love for you to stop by and relink up to WW. Sorry for the confusion. I was a bit late getting my WW up this week.

  9. I have been there to Fremont Street. My daughter and husband did the zipline. I am a chicken when it comes to that. Las Vegas has a lot to offer. I love to go back.

  10. FUN! I haven’t been there in years – I know so much has changed! Can’t wait to go back!

  11. You took some great photos and glad you enjoyed your visit. I live here and rarely get down town, but I remember all the changes Fremont has gone through since I was about 5 years old. Not to mention all of Vegas, it has exploded.
    Thanks for hosting, wishing you a great day!
    Karren

  12. This makes me incredibly jealous, even with just a few photos it’s enough to make me want to go experience it myself!

  13. Great pictures! Looks like you had a blast! I would love to visit Las Vegas one day, on my list of places to go!

  14. never been and probably never will get there, but it sounds very amazing, I to would be to busy to take pictures

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