Spanning Fremont Street between Fourth Street and Main Street in downtown Las Vegas, a huge canopy features hourly shows on its ceiling in the Fremont Street Experience pedestrian mall. Colorful art and fast-moving visuals (set to music) make the experience truly unique and worthwhile. While Nevada 582 itself does not enter the Fremont Street Experience, the pedestrian mall is only a few blocks beyond the state route's northwestern terminus. Photo taken 02/21/10.
Nevada 582 is Boulder Highway and Fremont Street through Henderson and Las Vegas, beginning from Exit 56B of Interstate 515 (Boulder Highway and Wagonwheel Drive) and ending at Eighth Street in Downtown Las Vegas. The section of Fremont Street through the Fremont East District, between Eighth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, is maintained by the city of Las Vegas.
Historically Boulder Highway was the alignment of U.S. 93, U.S. 95 and U.S. 466. With construction of Interstate 515 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway), U.S. 93 and 95 shifted onto the parallel freeway, with Boulder Highway redesignated as U.S. 93 Business and U.S. 95 Business. The arterial is now solely Nevada 582.
|Fremont Street Experience north|
|Continuing north into the pedestrian plaza between Las Vegas Boulevard and Fourth Street, we enter the Fremont Street Experience mall. Vendors line both sides of the mall, often known as Glitter Gulch. The world-famous arched ceiling display does not begin until after Fremont Street crosses Fourth Street (one block northwest of here). Photos taken 02/20/10.|
|Once under the cover of the massive, four-block-long canopy, a series of casinos are located on either side of Fremont Street. Opened in 1995 (and upgraded in 2004), the Fremont Street Experience gives visitors an opportunity to visit a variety of casinos, see concerts, watch videos on the canopy itself, and experience downtown nightlife. The casinos shine their bright neon lights all night, although prior to the shows that appear overhead on the canopy, the entire experience (including casino lights) turn off. The casinos found along the Fremont Street Experience between Fourth Street and Casino Center Boulevard are (in sequence from southeast to northwest): Fitzgerald's (at intersection with Fourth Street), Four Queens and Fremont (at former intersection with Third Street), and Golden Nugget and Binion's (at intersection with Casino Center Boulevard). Photos taken 02/20/10.|
|This series of pictures shows the Fremont Street Experience between Casino Center Boulevard and former First Street. Facing northwest, the Golden Nugget is on the left and Binion's in on the right. At the intersection with former First Street is Vegas Vic, the tall neon cowboy; the marquee waves at visitors to the Fremont Street Experience. Vegas Vic used to wave visitors into the now-defunct Pioneer Club; today it waves into the tourist shop (ABC Store) found below it. The marquee has been in place since 1951 and is comparable to Wendover Will along Business Loop I-80 in West Wendover. Photos taken 02/20/10.|
|The final block of the Fremont Street Experience features the marquee for the former Pioneer Club and Golden Gate on the left. On the right are the Girls of Glitter Gulch and the Las Vegas Club. A the northwestern end of the Fremont Street Experience is the Plaza. Photos taken 02/20/10.|
|Fremont Street Experience south|
|Now looking south from Main Street, we see the Fremont Street Experience, the top tourist attraction in downtown Las Vegas. A five-block long pedestrian plaza between Main Street (former Nevada 601) and Las Vegas Boulevard (former Nevada 604), the Fremont Street Experience is also known as Glitter Gulch and is home to several casinos, hotels, restaurants, concert stages, shops, and sidewalk vendors. The world-famous arched ceiling display turns on each night, with special shows on the top of each hour during the evening. The canopy extends from Main Street to Fourth Street along Fremont Street. Photos taken 02/20/10.|
|Fremont Street south|
|Leaving the Fremont Street Experience pedestrian mall, southbound Fremont Street is maintained by the city of Las Vegas between Las Vegas Boulevard (former Nevada 604 and U.S. 91) and Seventh Street, a distance ot two blocks. At Seventh Street, Fremont Street becomes designated as Nevada 582. An arch welcomes visitors to the "Fremont East District." The Fremont Street Experience includes some amazing neon signs that considered part of the Las Vegas Neon Museum. Photo taken 02/20/10.|
|Standing at the southeastern edge of the Fremont Street Experience pedestrian mall is this view of the "Fremont East District" arch sign along southeastbound Fremont Street. Some neon art is located within the median strip ahead. Photo taken 02/20/10.|
Page Updated February 28, 2010.