Downtown Las Vegas is known for its 24-hour casinos, but as the city has grown, so have many of these iconic establishments. The architecture and style of a few old favorites can be seen in countless new attractions along Fremont Street and other parts of downtown Las Vegas.
Many visitors are familiar with places like the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino or Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel. But there are also some newer spots that pay homage to their older counterparts by sharing similar building styles on Fremont Street East from Main Street South toward Bonneville Avenue. These include venues such as Container Park (which is made up primarily of shipping containers), Atomic Liquors (one of Nevada’s oldest bars) at 900 E Fremont St., and the Mob Museum (which features a history of the mob in Las Vegas).
While all parts of downtown are worth exploring, Fremont East is where many visitors go to experience old-school Las Vegas. The area has had several names over the years – particularly Glitter Gulch and Fun Center during its heyday as an adult playground of sorts. In recent times, however, it’s been better known as Freemont Street Experience because most casinos on the street have either switched their focus toward locals or closed completely .
The idea behind Fremont East was to create something more family friendly that would bring back some of those who may not have considered visiting downtown previously. This included temporarily closing down portions of Fremont Street between Main and First Streets so that the overhead canopy could be replaced with a digital screen that can display special events, concerts, and other programming.
The downtown Las Vegas experiment has been successful in helping to revitalize parts of Fremont Street East while also providing new entertainment options for those who visit. It seems likely that more places will open up along this part of town as there are still sections of abandoned casinos – most notably Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel at 301 Fremont St., which closed unexpectedly in November 2016 .
It’s clear that many people want to see downtown Las Vegas continue its positive progression toward being an entertainment epicenter on par with Freemont Street West (which features several resorts like The D) or the Strip just beyond it. While not everyone may appreciate all of the changes taking place with Fremont East, it’s hard to argue that downtown Las Vegas isn’t continuing its transformation into an environment where people can have a fun night out without having to dish out $100 or more for dinner and drinks.
Additionally, it’s clear that anything can happen in downtown Las Vegas – like the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino being torn down (and replaced with a high-rise tower) or Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel closing its doors for good.
Even though Fremont Street East has undergone several changes over the years, one thing seems certain: visitors and locals alike will continue to flock there looking for something different than what they might find on the Strip. This includes people who are interested in checking out all of those old casinos that have been closed but still remain standing while also finding unique things to do at places such as Container Park , Atomic Liquors , and Mob Museum .
The more time you spend walking around Las Vegas, it becomes apparent that there are so many interesting things to see and do – even if you happen to be someone who doesn’t gamble or like the bright lights of downtown Las Vegas.