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The Pop Culture Walking Tour of Fremont Street

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide on the steps of the famed Mob Museum located in a 1930's courthouse in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. Hear how the Museum got started by a famous Mayor, why it opened on Valentine's day and how it relates to the nearby Neon Boneyard with hundreds of old signs like the Silver Slipper.

    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!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Departure Time
    4:00 PM
    Return Details
    1: El Cortez Hotel and Casino, 600 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
    2: Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
    • Complimentary cocktail or beverage
    • Expert and original narration
    • Limited edition souvenir map of the tour
    • Entry/Admission - Fremont Street Experience
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Love, love, loved getting to tour with Rick! He knows the history, culture, and art of Las Vegas inside and out. He made us feel so welcome and brought a whole new sense of the City. My husband and I are professionals in commercial real...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We always enjoy Fremont Street when we go to Vegas, but generally don't stray from the light canopy. This tour was excellent - Rick was personable and knowledgable about the various casinos' histories, as well as the current and future state of the area. What...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank A6ZGamys
    Rick H, Owner at Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks for taking my walking tour of Downtown and writing this great review. I enjoyed our time together and recall that it was a special day for you both. I'm really happy you liked going to a few of my favorite spots off the beaten...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This was a great tour. Ric was very knowledgeable and very personable. He took is through Casinos and told us history about each one. Had a great time!

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Visited Las Vegas many times. Wanted a different experience! Rick guided us to places, sites & told stories. Thus, giving us new perspectives of Fremont Street past & future. There are hidden jewels you won't want to miss. Great for newbies & old-timers.

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    If you do nothing else in Las Vegas take this tour. It sets the historic context, highlights the quirky reality of Las Vegas today and allows you to go out and party with an understanding of why this place 'is.'

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    rickhooker, Owner at Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for your insightful review of the tour. Anyone using the phrase "quirky reality" of Las Vegas, totally gets what this city is about. Thanks for taking the tour and Happy Trails! - Rick

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    18 October 2019|
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    Response from A6ZGamys | Reviewed this property |
    The tour is two hours long, and ends with a cocktail at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino. I agree with TanyaGT that if you plan to see a show, definitely allow time to get to that venue, as traffic can be congested... More
    6 December 2018|
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    Response from eiraj2017 | Reviewed this property |
    I would not bring kids. Its a tour for adults.
    3 October 2018|
    Response from Montoya53 | Reviewed this property |
    This tour is perfect for you. Your daughter can have a non alcoholic drink instead.
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