Main Street Station is at 200 N. Main St. (at Stewart Ave.). It's worth tearing yourself away from the action on Fremont Street and walking 2 short blocks north to this under-the-radar casino decorated with a wonderful collection of Victorian antiques and artifacts. Pick up a free walking tour brochure in the lobby and peruse gorgeous pieces and decor like the ornate mahogany registration desk, pressed-tin ceilings, beveled and stained glass windows from turn-of-the-20th-century actress/singer Lillian Russell's mansion, and the bronze doors and facade of London's Kuwait Royal Bank.
Antique chandeliers abound in the casino; dangling over the pit are three glowing bronze beauties taken from the Coca-Cola Building in Austin. The main entry rotunda is graced by an Art Nouveau chandelier from the Figaro Opera House in Paris. Arguably the most beautiful space is the Garden Court Buffet, a big airy room filled with natural light and decorated with lazy ceiling fans, Victorian furniture and crystal beaded chandeliers that once hung in the San Francisco Opera House. One of the loveliest all-you-can-eat settings in town, its only competition in our book is the buffet space at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Still not convinced to give the place a look? Out front on Main Street you can check out Buffalo Bill Cody's private railcar. The casino's Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery pours tasty pints. The slots are noticeably looser here than on the Strip. And an actual, graffiti-covered chunk of the Berlin Wall backs the urinals in the men's restroom. Gentlemen, here's your chance to properly salute the Iron Curtain.