Downtown and Fremont Street History Walking Tour Tickets in Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Walking Tours1 N Main StLas Vegas, NV 89101
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A knowledgeable guide will lead you down Fremont Street and explain how this wondrous district became one of the most popular sites in Las Vegas! You will visit Gold and Silver Pawn (as known from Pawn Stars), Downtown Container Park, and even where it all began; Union Station Site! Overall, this is a great way to see and learn about Las Vegas culture while discovering facts you didn’t think you needed to know.

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Good To Know

  • Family-friendly.
  • Tour duration: 2 hours.
  • Tours are limited to small groups.
  • Walking distance is approximately 1 mile.


from Downtown and Fremont Street History Walking Tour
Las Vegas Walking Tours invites you to stand at the very point where the original settlers congregated upon arriving by train. Delve into the city's history through historic photographs, offering a glimpse into Las Vegas as it was in bygone days.

Discover hidden gems like a segment of the Berlin Wall tucked away in a men's room, or 1850s chandeliers sourced from the San Francisco Opera House. Traverse the iconic Fremont Street, steeped in literary, cinematic, and televised fame, including tales of Dean Martin's Rat Pack haunts. Learn about the transformative impact of the Fremont Street Experience light canopy, which reshaped downtown in the mid-1990s and catalyzed ongoing urban renewal efforts.

Pass by legendary landmarks such as The Plaza, Golden Gate, and Golden Nugget, while capturing snapshots of Vegas Vic and witnessing daredevils soaring above on the Slotzilla zip line. Explore Neonopolis, home to restored vintage neon signs and the quirky wedding chapel, and perhaps even greet Pawn Stars' expert appraiser Johnny at the Toy Shack.

Venture into the rejuvenated Fremont East, hailed as a global model of community and urban renewal. Here, eclectic dining spots, boutiques, clubs, and entertainment venues await, with insights into why it's dubbed the next Silicon Valley.

Step into history at the El Cortez and experience the innovative Container Park, showcasing a blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment within repurposed shipping containers.

Opt for the 'Pawn Stop' Extra to extend your tour by 30 minutes (.7 miles), delving deeper into the city's narrative with visits to historic chapels—among them, one famously tied to Elvis Presley—and concluding at the renowned Gold & Silver Pawn, immortalized by the hit TV show Pawn Stars.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Downtown and Fremont Street History Walking Tour

Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?

Yes. The Plaza Hotel and Casino (1 Main St. S) is the most convenient and reasonably priced. Self-parking is available in the attached garage (enter off Main St., 1 block South of Fremont St.) Non-hotel guests are charged a daily parking rate of $10 on Sunday-Thursday and $25 on Friday and Saturday. Valet parking is available at the entrance of the self-parking garage for a fee.

What should I wear?

It’s Las Vegas so it will be sunny and hot. You’ll be walking for upwards of 2 hours, so bring your sunscreen, wear weather/activity appropriate clothing and good walking shoes. Bottled water is a good idea.

Where is it located?

The tour begins on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. The exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

The morning and afternoon tours are available for all ages but it is up to your discretion. Fremont Street is considered more of an ‘adult’ playground as there can be public alcohol consumption and costumed street artists/performers etc. that may not be suitable for children.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, great photo opportunities!

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

Nothing is provided so you’re welcome to bring a beverage (no alcohol) and snacks if you feel necessary. A bottle of water is recommended. They will have an opportunity for you to stop and grab more along the way if needed.

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the Fremont Street Experience and would, therefore, prevent you from participating in the tour. Certified Service Animals are allowed.

Is Smoking allowed on the tour?

Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas but discretion is appreciated during the tour.

Does the tour start and end in the same place?

No. The tour ends 7 blocks East down Fremont Street, following a tour of Downtown Container Park – 707 Fremont St. If you have added the ‘Pawn Stop’ Add-On, the tour ends at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop – 713 S. Las Vegas Blvd. The guide brings you to but does not guarantee entry due to the potential of lines, filming, etc. Your guide will be proceeding back to the tour start point if you wish to return back to Fremont St. Your guide will ensure you have a full understanding of walk, transit, or Taxi information you may require to return to your next desired location if you wish to stay and browse at Gold and Silver Pawn.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

There are none provided since it’s a walking tour, but Fremont St. casinos will be able to accommodate if need be however depending on group size, the tour may not be able to stop and wait for a restroom stop. Public facilities are available at the tour conclusion in Downtown Container Park.

Are strollers or wheelchairs allowed on the tour?

Yes, wheelchairs and strollers are permitted although you will be navigating city sidewalks.

Can we shop during the tour?

There will not be time to ‘shop’ but you will have time on Fremont St. to grab a souvenir. Your ‘Pawn Stop’ Add-On will bring you to Gold and Silver Pawn where you will end your tour and your guide will proceed back to the starting location. A 5-10 minute wait for entry is typical but you will then be free to shop at your leisure (with exception to days of filming).

What is NOT included?

This tour stops outside of business and establishments to allow for discussion and viewing photos (if applicable) but has no planned excursions inside any establishments (with exception of Union Station site and Downtown Container Park). Tour does not visit Gold and Silver Pawn unless ‘Pawn Stop’ Extra has been added to purchase in which case your tour will end at the Pawn Shop where you will be free to browse and proceed to your next destination at your leisure. Consider browsing Pawn Plaza next door, the Harrisons new open-air retail center. Rick has been known to bartend at his new restaurant – Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue and Tavern which has a 2nd fl. patio overlooking Las Vegas Blvd. ‘Pawn Stop’ Add-On brings you to but does not guarantee entry to Gold and Silver Pawn due to potential of long lines, closure for filming, etc. (A 5 to 10-minute wait is common. Sometimes more, sometimes less).