AAA Editor Notes
Fremont Street Experience comprises the 5-blk. stretch of Fremont St. between Main St. and Las Vegas Blvd. The city's original casino row is on Fremont Street, long ago nicknamed “Glitter Gulch” for its colorful riot of neon signs. Unlike the widely spaced megaresorts on the Strip, here the casinos are smaller and closer to one another, forming a pedestrian-only gambling mall.
A 90-foot-wide canopy arching over four blocks is the centerpiece of the Fremont Street Experience. Nearly 50 million, state-of-the-art LEDs and an ear-splitting, 600-million watt sound system combine for this immersive extravaganza. Known as “Viva Vision,” the canopy's underside blazes bright with light and high-definition video presentations synchronized to music from bands like the Doors and Heart. The SlotZilla zipline opened in 2014.
Grab a drink, crane your neck and get ready for an all-out audiovisual blitz. The “experience” also features live music, sidewalk artists and street performers of every stripe. The constant parade of stilt walkers, showgirls decked out in full regalia, go-go dancers, Elvis impersonators and people dressed as celebrities and movie characters all makes for hugely entertaining people watching.