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.) The first 90 minutes are free, $5 if under 5 hours, $10 for over 5 hours.) 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?
Our 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. We 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 we will be navigating city sidewalks.
Can we shop during the tour?
There will not be time to ‘shop’ but we 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).