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Pictures from Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (USA): Fremont Street, Plaza Hotel & Casino, and Fremont Street Experience.  

Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas
Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).

Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. It is the county seat of Clark County.

Las Vegas is situated in Nevada in an arid basin surrounded by dry mountains. The city enjoys abundant sunshine year-round. The main Las Vegas Visitor Information Center is located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas. McCarran International Airport is the main airport serving Las Vegas. The airport is located 8 km (five mi) south of Downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Las Vegas is the central business district and the original gambling area of Las Vegas, prior to the Strip. It is still  the soul of the city. It is centered around Fremont Street, the Fremont Street Experience and Fremont East and situated just north of the Las Vegas Strip. All of the attractions in Downtown Las Vegas are close together so you can explore more with less walking.

Fremont Street is the second most famous street in the Las Vegas Valley after the Las Vegas Strip. It appears in many films and TV series. Fremont Street had Las Vegas' first hotel (1906),  first telephone (1907), first paved street (1925), first Nevada gaming license,  first elevator (1932), and the first high-rise (1956).

Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 Main Street, in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).

The Plaza Hotel & Casino is a casino-hotel located in Downtown Las Vegas. It has been an iconic hotel in Downtown Las Vegas for the past 40 years. When the Plaza opened its doors in 1971, it was the largest hotel and casino in the world with over 500 rooms.

The Plaza was fully renovated in 2011. The renovation was a major step in the effort to reshape Downtown Las Vegas. With over 1,000 spacious and fully renovated rooms and suites, world-class entertainment, a brand new casino floor, a first-class steakhouse and ten new restaurants and bars, the Plaza is now a full service property.

The 8 082 square meter (87,000 square-ft) casino has more than 800 slots, all the table games, race and sports book, bingo parlor and a variety of promotions.

Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas
Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).

The Fremont Street Experience is a pedestrian mall and attraction in Downtown Las Vegas. It occupies the western end of Fremont Street. It features legendary casinos, free entertainment, and old-fashioned gambling hospitality.

The Fremont Street Experience offers free Viva Vision shows, concerts and special events throughout the year. The Viva Vision Light Show is one of the most amazing attractions in Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience: Viva Vision is the world’s largest video screen which is 460m (1,500 ft) long, 27 m (90 ft) wide and suspended 27 m (90 ft) above the urban pedestrian mall. It features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000 watts of concert-quality sound.

With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail shops, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million visitors each year.

The main venue for performing arts in Downtown Las Vegas is the Art Deco inspired Smith Center for the Performing Arts that was built in 2012.


 

Links

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Find here the official web site of tourism in Las Vegas (Nevada) with comprehensive information on hotels, restaurants, casinos, restaurants, shows, events, tours, golf and things to do in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas City
This the official web site of Las Vegas City (Nevada) with information for residents, visitors, and businessmen.
Fremont Experience
Web site of the Fremont Street Experience located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. The Fremont Experience is home to Viva Vision, the biggest big screen on the planet.

See also

United States > Pictures and travelogues > Pictures from Las Vegas, Nevada > Las Vegas Strip
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