on September 7, 2005
The Fremont Street Experience is a 5-block open-air landscaped strip of outdoor snack shops, vendor carts, and colorful kiosks purveying food and merchandise. Overhead is a 90-foot-high steel-mesh "big screen TV"; at night, it is a high-tech light-and-laser show (the canopy is equipped with more than 2.1 million lights) enhanced by a concert-hall-quality sound system, which takes place four times nightly. But there's music between shows, as well. Not only does the canopy provide shade, it cools the area through a misting system during the summer.
It’s a much different feel than "the Strip." I got the feeling that Fremont Street is what Las Vegas used to be: a little seedy, eccentric, and intriguing. It's a place where you can stroll, eat, or even dance to the music under the lights. I think one is fairly safe on Fremont Street, but I suggest keeping your guard up and being careful when walking to/from the nearby parking garage.
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