The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas
Las Vegas history mixed with modern technology
A lot of people weren't fans of the Fremont Street Experience when it was first installed. Basically, they took the most historic part of Las Vegas' hotel and casino history and turned it into a giant light show. Downtown Las Vegas, once home to such famed establishments like Binion's, the Horseshoe, and The Mint (where Hunter S. Thompson stayed in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), is still there, but with the Fremont Street Experience it's not at all like it once way. A giant light canopy has been place over the whole street, making it essentially an indoor venue.
How to get there, and when to go
The best way to get to Fremont Street from The Strip is via a Deuce Bus. You can buy a 24 hour pass for less than $10, and you'll be able to get to downtown and back for a fraction of the price of a cab. If you are at an off-strip hotel you'll probably have to get a Las Vegas taxi if there isn't shuttle service to Fremont Street.
The best time to visit Fremont Street is after it gets dark, because that's when they turn the lights on. The light canopy is like a giant arched TV screen and is absolutely mesmerizing to look at. Fremont Street is also home to some of the cheapest buffets and drinks in Las Vegas, so make sure to bring an appetite. You can even walk around in the street with a drink in your hand, which is kind of an unusual experience when you come from a place with very strict laws about this.