Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street in 1952 with Vegas Vic
Not going to Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, is like visiting Rome and not going to The Colosseum. It is old, nostalgic, but still, it’s where all The Fun began in the old days. It's still fun!

Fremont Street Experience with Vegas Vic Today
Fremont Street was named in honor of explorer John C. Fremont and located in the heart of the old downtown casino corridor. Fremont Street is (or was) the address for many famous casinos such as The Golden Nugget, Binion’s Horseshoe, the Eldorado Club, Fremont Hotel & Casino, The Golden Gate and many more.

Slot Machines in the Golden Nugget
Prior to the construction of the Fremont Street Experience, the western end of Fremont Street was the picture of Las Vegas that was included in virtually every TV show and movie that displayed the neon lights of Las Vegas. The abundance of neon signs, like cowboy Vegas Vic, earned the street the nickname of Glitter Gulch.

Local Character Defies Gravity on Fremont Street
Fremont Street dates back to 1905, when Las Vegas  itself was founded. Fremont Street was the first paved street in Las Vegas in 1925 and received the city's first traffic light in 1931.

While gambling was well established prior to being legalized, the Northern Club in 1931 received one of the first 6 gambling licenses issued in Nevada and the first one for Fremont Street.

Glitter Gulch was closed to vehicle traffic in September, 1994 to begin construction on the Fremont Street Experience and it’s still a fun place to see.

Highly recommended!  

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1 comment:

  1. The overhead shows is some of the best of Vegas.. if You don;t go to Freemont Street you have missed it all..