Monday, September 28, 2015 – We went to the Fremont Street Experience Saturday evening. The light shows there start at 7 pm and a different one is presented every hour between 7 and midnight. We left home early enough to be there for the 7 pm light show and we stayed around till the 8 pm show.
All of the parking lots around Fremont Street displayed a sign that said Event Parking $20…… There is a Life is Beautiful event in town which we weren’t going to but it affected the parking price. We saw the Binion Casino which I read allowed you to take your picture with a million dollars in cash. We pulled in there and the attendant said that if we gambled, ate or drank any casino would validate your parking and it would be free! We took the elevator down to Binion’s Casino with a nice man who lived in the area and gave us some guidance as to where Fremont was from where in the middle of the Casino.
I compare Fremont Street to sort of the French Quarter. Some sights were blushable, but it was overall a big street party for adults with doors leading into some casinos, some restaurants, lots of stores and a flying zip line going overhead. If the zip line hadn’t been $40 each I’d love to have done it! In the pictures of the ceiling canopy you can see the zip lines.
We went into one of the casinos and Roy put a dollar into a slot machine. He made 15 cent and lost it quickly, but that got our parking ticket validated!!!
We saw several entertainment spots along the walk through the several blocks that make up Fremont Street. Some singers, dancers, dancing indian puppets, balloon makers and others. It is closed to traffic mostly which made strolling through it nice. Music played and there was some street dancing. The place probably gets louder and rowdier later but we stayed from 7 – 8:30 and headed home!!
First picture is of an Oxygen Bar. Don’t have a clue what this is about but it was picture worthy! These people had little tubes going into their noses from the colored bottles in front of them.
We had our pictures taken in Binion’s Casino behind a million dollars in cash. It was free and we had two pictures taken. One where we’re normal and one where we are attacking the money. I took a couple of pictures of the money before our pictures were taken and those are first.
We can now check Fremont Street off our Vegas checklist and head for Hoover Dam tomorrow!
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