on January 31, 2007
A nice little area in the old downtown Vegas. But has its only appeal and a necessary place to visit for first timers to Vegas. Fremont street is actually a walkway area that is home to one of the biggest light shows canopies in the US and stretches several blocks. The light show goes every hour and is open to the public and has Las Vegas themes to it. It is quite interesting to see... the first time but after a while it gets a little annoying since everything on Fremont Street stops during these shows. But it is cool no the less.It is also home to several casinos and hotels (Fitzgeralds and, Binion for a few examples). These smaller casinos tend to have lower house edges on the slot and video poker machines and also have the standard table games. There are also several casinos that server novelty drinks like those big yard-o-daiquiris, and football cups filled with beer. All at pretty decent rates and prices.Some of the other aspect add another hint of flavor to the area, like the side walk vendors and artists (the spray can artists are always a crowd favorite). The strip clubs on Fremont are expensive but decent. If you have the ability to travel around Vegas there are several better ones around to be found. Also every now and then there are several special events that take place there. I've been to car/truck shows, and concerts that have taken place there.Overall it's a good place to see at least once if not several times. A slower pace and a more down to earth everyday feeling than the strip and a good alternative. Prices of the food and hotel rooms in the area along with the looser slots make this place a good choice for the budget minded Vegas Goer.
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