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Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas

Known for Entertainment, Live Music and Dining

Step off the Strip and into the original and authentic heart of Las Vegas, where smoky bars, quirky museums and family-friendly attractions exist side by side. 

How do you get to Downtown Las Vegas?

Downtown Las Vegas is one of this lively city’s hippest places to visit. Stroll the streets and soak up the buzz of outdoor concerts, eat in one of the inexpensive but stylish restaurants or enjoy some real Vegas entertainment in the Fremont East District. Discover unusual museums, lounge in intimate cocktail bars or go in search of the largest golden nugget in existence.

The Mob Museum is one of the biggest draws of Downtown Las Vegas. Delve into the murky world of organized crime in the U.S. at this fascinating museum. Housed in a historic federal courthouse where mobsters were tried and condemned in the 1950s, it is filled with multimedia exhibits and interactive displays.

To experience the true, gritty Downtown Las Vegas, head to Fremont East District in the heart of the neighborhood. Here find comedy clubs and jazz nightclubs, with music and entertainment venues to suit all tastes. The Fremont Street Experience is a must-do. Be amazed at the free nightly shows which see 12.5 million lights and 550,000 watts of sound come together to create the Viva Vision extravaganza.

Head to the family-friendly Downtown Container Park for boutique shopping, dining and a children’s play area, all housed within stacks of shipping containers. Alternatively, peruse the works at the Arts Factory, where artists, architects, photographers and graphic designers display their creations.

For a true slice of Las Vegas eccentricity, visit the Golden Nugget, a luxury hotel and casino. Dare to enter the vast shark aquarium, indulge in the spa or simply view the biggest golden nugget in existence. It was found with a metal detector and weighs a whopping 61 pounds (28 kilograms).

Take advantage of the good public transportation connections to Downtown Las Vegas. If you’re driving, use the on-street or valet parking options. Enjoy the raucous bars and entertainment by leaving the car behind and heading off on foot.

Things to do near Downtown Las Vegas

See where Vegas began on legendary Fremont Street, now a pedestrian-only area with free nightly shows and special events.

Get a glimpse into the underworld of Las Vegas’s gangster past at this unusual museum.

Check out the thrilling rides at the top of Las Vegas’s tallest structure, or just enjoy the stunning views and a fresh perspective.

This world-famous hotel is home to gorgeous botanical gardens, a unique glass sculpture and an elaborate fountain show.

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Viva Las Vegas! Capture the essence of this what-happens-here-stays-here desert destination as you explore Vegas aboard a double-decker bus. Hop on and off at your own pace to dive into the dramatic cityscapes of the Strip, catch a glamorous performance at a casino, and soak up all the anything-goes atmosphere of this fabulous oasis of fun.

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Mesmerizing drum beats and enthralling live music accompany extraordinary displays of physical strength in Cirque du Soleil's MystèreTM. Pepper this with comedic antics, opera, and dance and you’ve got a performance that’s pure, classic Cirque.

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Discover—or rediscover—your favorite Beatles songs as LOVE envelops you in music that has captivated generations. Presented in the round, this nostalgic and celebratory Cirque du Soleil® show has been reimagined with stunning new acts, choreography, costumes, and incredible production technology.

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Go for a free-wheeling spin on The High Roller, a sky-bound adventure that revolves up and around for unparalleled views of the bright lights and landmarks of the Strip. Climb into a glass capsule on the world’s tallest observation wheel for a 360-degree look at sprawling downtown Vegas and beyond.

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Put on your cowboy hat and venture into the back country of the Wild West to marvel at its rugged beauty by horseback on this riding tour. River washes, mountain views, and desert trails carved out by wild mustangs await you on your adventure into Nevada's wilderness.

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Escape the fast-paced Vegas Strip and venture into the Mojave Desert to uncover the rich history and planning behind the Hoover Dam. Built in 1935, this was once the world's largest power-producing facility and now remains a world-renowned feat of engineering.

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Leave the crowds and casinos behind and soar above the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Grand Canyon’s West Rim on this thrilling aerial tour. Scope out Vegas landmarks along the way, enjoy commentary from your guide, and take advantage of convenient transportation from your hotel.

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Dubbed one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World—and for good reason—the Grand Canyon evokes both awe and inspiration. Traverse the South Rim as you gaze down into the largest and deepest part of the Canyon, hike through spectacular natural landscapes, and enjoy snacks during stops on the fabled Route 66.

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