Historic Downtown Las Vegas Walking Tour
Take a stroll through Vegas history to discover Union Station, Container Park, El Cortez, and more!
Want to see the Las Vegas that lies beyond the Strip? Then join a fun local guide for a stroll through the city’s famous sites and hidden highlights as you learn the unique history of Sin City. See where it began at Union Station site, take a walk down historic Fremont Street, and see the famous El Cortez Hotel. Then discover the bright lights of the revitalized Fremont East district and finish off in the innovative Container Park. This family-friendly Vegas tour is a perfect daytime activity!
- See the best of Downtown Las Vegas
- Famous casinos of Fremont Street
- Historic Vegas landmarks
- New horizons of Fremont East
- A fun way to discover more of Las Vegas
You’ll meet your fun local guide at a convenient location on Fremont Street, and after some quick introductions, you’ll set off on foot to explore the best of downtown Vegas. Learn the history of the Fremont Street Experience as you see Vegas icons like the Plaza and Vegas Vic, and hear about the neighborhood's hidden gems like Dean Martin’s favorite hangout.
Pass by the famous El Cortez Hotel on your way to explore the revitalized Fremont East district, home to some of Vegas’ best bars, venues, and modern attractions. Your tour finishes at the unique Downtown Container Park, and your guide will give great recommendations and coupons for the rest of your time in Las Vegas.
Downtown Las Vegas Walking Tour Description
Your 2-hour tour includes:
Fully guided tour of downtown Vegas
Historic sites and hidden gems including the Union Station site and El Cortez Hotel
Stops at the Shark Tank and 40-foot, fire-breathing mantis
Modern charms of Fremont East including Container Park
Tips and coupons for your Las Vegas vacation
Fun, English-speaking local guide
Maximum group size of 26 (wireless headsets included)
Stroll Down Historic Fremont Street
Your tour begins with a stroll along one of the most storied and photographed thoroughfares in the world. See where the first settlers stepped off the train at Union Station (now Plaza Hotel & Casino), learn about the infamous Mob Museum, and wander past legendary casinos like The Plaza, Golden Gate, and Golden Nugget.
Your guide will also tell you about some local hidden gens like where the Rat Pack’s Dean Martin used to hang out and where you can find a piece of the actual Berlin Wall! Along the way, your guide will explain Las Vegas’ history and the role that Fremont Street played as the City of Sin rose out of the desert.
New Horizons of Fremont East
Your tour continues into the Fremont East district—often touted as the Greenwich Village of Las Vegas. This area recently underwent one of the greatest revitalization projects in the U.S. and is now full of unique restaurants, shops, clubs, and entertainment venues.
You guide will tell the story of the man who inspired Fremont East’s rise as you walk past the iconic El Cortez Hotel and on the Downtown Container Park. This innovative venue was created partially from old shipping containers and is famous for its 40-foot, fire-breathing mantis! You’ll find some of Vegas’ most exciting bars, restaurants, and entertainment here, so after a quick tour with your guide, it’s the perfect place to wave goodbye.
Your guide won’t leave you empty handed though. Head off into Sin City with complimentary recommendations and coupons to help you make the most of your vacation in Las Vegas!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What to bring?
Just some comfortable shoes and an inquisitive mind!
What to bring?
Just some comfortable shoes and an inquisitive mind!
How much walking is involved in this tour?
This tour moves at a leisurely pace and covers around 1 mile in total.
Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?
No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Las Vegas.
Does this tour include any casino or museum entry?
This introductory tour mainly shows you downtown highlights but mostly from the outside, but you will go inside Plaza Hotel & Casino and Container Park.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes. This tour covers flat city terrain suitable for wheelchairs.
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