Where Las Vegas began! From the train station, now the Plaza Hotel and Casino, where the land was auctioned. To the first casino where the first shrimp cocktail was served, we take you on a trip of Las Vegas past, present and future. See the courthouse where the notorious organized crime hearings were held in the fifties, the city jail that is now the headquarters for Zappos, plus, nightclubs and dayclubs rivaling the Sunset Strip!
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Plaza Hotel and Casino
Where Vegas began! Impressive murals by Shepard Faire, the rise of the Circe and the last days of the final strip club on Fremont Street. This is where Vegas lots were auctioned off and Las Vegas, as we know it, began.
Golden Gate. Golden Nugget. Four Queens, Binions and more! The iconic casinos that dotted Fremont Street for decades and their notorious history. Street performers. Vegas Vic and Vegas Vickie neon signs. The world's largest video screen entertains nightly, plus zip ride the entire Fremont Street experience. Plus, learn how to maximize your Las Vegas experience!
The original courthouse is now the home of The Mob Museum. City Hall and it's jail are now the Zappos Building. The story of organized crime in Vegas blends with the future! Zappos has changed the way businesses operate. The Downtown Grand and a host of restaurants with open air dining await.
The site of 'Life is Beautiful', an annual event with bands and artists painting murals and displaying edgy artwork. See abandoned buildings transformed with beautiful and challenging paintings and murals.
Your tour ends at Fremont Street East. We pass through the glitzy Neonopolis and pass abandoned hotels have been transformed into idyllic cafes and shopping districts. The El Cortez Casino, the famed casino owned by Benjamin 'Bugsy' Seigel and Meyer Lansky, is also the home of Ringo Starr's handprints, which are displayed at 'Abbey Road' .
Bookstores, gift shops and Container Park! Container Park is made of train containers that have been transformed into stores and restaurants. There is a steel praying mantis that spits fire to musical beats when the sun goes down. Free movie experiences and drum groups have been known to congregate around the mantis for an unforgettable evening.
Meet at Plaza Hotel
Bottled Water not included.
Walking shoes and bottled water are encouraged.