Experience Fremont Street

By Janet Dodrill

Vegas Vik, the famous Vegas neon cowboy, is seen in this Fremont Street Experience image.

Vegas Vik, the famous Vegas neon cowboy, is seen in this Fremont Street Experience image.

The famous Fremont Street sits in Old Las Vegas (Glitter Gulch), and is home to some of Vegas’s first casinos and hotels (like the Golden Nugget). In the early 1990s Fremont Street was closed for construction of the Fremont Street Experience — a 90-foot high barrel LED vault canopy, spanning four blocks in length. The canopy covers the outdoor streets of the existing hotels and casinos.

While I was there I saw two (light) shows, Bon Jovi at 9:00 p.m. and The Who at 10:00 p.m. The street was alive with people enjoying the Vegas night life, including two free concerts at different locations under the canopy.

As a show begins, the outdoor casino building lights shut off, and the canopy comes alive in an animated light show, choreographed to music.

Below are some photos from my experience on Fremont Street!

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV.

Resources:

Wikipedia, Fremont Street

Wikipedia, Fremont Street Experience

Photos © Janet Dodrill

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