1. Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience Walking Tour
Las Vegas began on Fremont Street and you will experience the raw struggle as a tiny railroad stop in the middle of the desert became: First the gambling capital of the world; Then The City of Entertainment. Come with a retired history teacher to see how gangsters like Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky and Tony "The Hat" Cornero molded early Las Vegas. You'll enjoy eclectic Street Entertainers, experience neon signs and 60-pound golden nuggets. You'll enjoy the stories of the people who developed "Sin City" and became winners, and losers. ITINERARY *We meet at the Downtown Container Park and you experience the Art and Entertainment (and a flaming Mantis) of the East Fremont District *You explore the clubs, restaurants, bars and oddities during our walk of the Fremont East District *We then experience the El Cortez, the first Mob-owned casino in Las Vegas, with its stories of Bugsy Siegel, Irish Kelly Green and haunted rooms. *You'll then experience the manic party that is the Fremont Street Experience as we walk along, enjoying the music, the lights, and the often risque Street Entertainers. *We will explore the Golden Nugget, with the stories of "Captain Guy" McAfee and Steve Wynn turning a sawdust-on-the-floor gambling parlor into a 4-star resort. Along the line we will check out a massive golden nugget, Chihuly glass and people "Swimming with the Sharks." *We continue exploring the old and the new - the Cowgirl Vegas Vicky and Cowboy Vegas Vic, the original Las Vegas Red Light District and much more. We end up near Circa Resort, with a jumping party all around you waiting for you to join.