Time travel back to the 1950s, cruising down a long highway in an old Ford. Looking off into the distance, you see a dim glow in the sky and know immediately you’re heading right to the infamous Las Vegas Fremont Street.
Photo Courtesy of Gary B. Edstrom. Photo by Edward N. Edstrom | Via In Old Las Vegas
Fast forward to today, and that’s where Green 3 is heading for the first time ever August 2, although Jim Martin will be flying. Jim will be showcasing some Green 3 gifts at the Las Vegas Market from the second to the fifth. This beautiful convention center is everything you’d expect from Las Vegas- glamorous, huge and full of lights! All week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Aug. 6 until 4 p.m., you can find us at the Anne McGilvray & Company showroom at C1090.
Fremont Street is the original “Las Vegas Strip” as it dates back to 1905 when Las Vegas was first founded. Within the strip, visitors could see all the flashing lights, which later named the area “Glitter Gulch.” After the main strip was built in Las Vegas, Fremont Street lost its touch- that is, until the city decided to revamp it up!
Today, visitors can expect even more flashing lights and different attractions that maintain the history. The Las Vegas Market was built in 2005 and offers two shows a year for vendors. The building has a lot of energy and momentum that is attracting more and more buyers.
Although Jim travels to these shows, he still enjoys the tourist attractions everywhere he goes. Celebrating Travel Tuesday, we are looking at some different, fun things to do besides work on, or near, Fremont Street. After all, isn’t that what travel is supposed to be about?
1. The Mob Museum
Take an interactive journey through true stories of the Mob and law enforcement as you take an inside look at events and characters. There are many, multi-sensory exhibits and insights from those within the Mob and those on the law enforcement. From their website, “We bring Mob stories to life so completely, you’ll feel like you’re part of them. But hey- you didn’t hear it from us.” This museum is located two blocks north of Fremont Street on Stewart Ave.
Enjoy a six-minute show for hours into the night with music and lights!
2. Viva Vision Light Show
Bright lights, big city! With Viva Vision, get the experience of both. Stand within the Las Vegas Strip Mall on Fremont and enjoy the bold light shows with music by big bands, like Bon Jovi and Imagine Dragons. The screen above you is 1,500 feet long and 90 feet wide for the ultimate experience. Did we mention it’s free? Almost every night from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.! There’s even a show on Aug. 3, so if you’re looking for some fun after the show, head on over. Viva Vision is located right in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
3. Free Spins!
Run out of money, but not luck? Take a free spin outside of Binion’s and Four Queens! Have a chance at winning your $2,500 back.
4. Time Travel
Unfortunately, you won’t be traveling in the Delorean, but you can walk through this historical part of Fremont Street. As you walk down the sidewalk, take a glance down at the bronze “medallions,” which give you tidbits of historical facts about Fremont Street and those who inhabited it when it was first created.
Tip your hat to this Las Vegas cowboy!
5. Vegas Vic
This famous cowboy can greet you on Fremont Street! Pose for a photo with him to make memories. This sign stood 40 feet tall in 1951 outside of The Pioneer Club, and became the unofficial welcoming sign of Las Vegas. The Pioneer Club is not longer there, but is a souvenir shop at 25 E Fremont Street, right under this friendly, neon cowboy. You can even visit his partner, Vegas Vicky, right nearby!
Hopefully, this gives you some ideas of things to do around Fremont Street! If you’re attending the show, don’t forget to say hello to Jim at C1090 in the Anne McGilvrey & Company showroom. We look forward to seeing you!
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