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Top Things to Do in Downtown Las Vegas besides Drinking and Gambling

By Edited Nov 5, 2015 0 0

Everybody is excited to visit and Stay on the Las Vegas Strip, but the coolest part of Vegas is the Downtown area. If you have never stayed in the Downtown casino hotels then you are in for a treat. There is a lot to do in the Downtown area besides drinking alcohol and gambling. Here are the op things to do in Downtown Las Vegas.

Mob Museum

The Mafia no longer controls Las Vegas and the casinos like they used to. People are till fascinated however with the history of Las Vegas and the Mafia. Las Vegas would not be the town it is today if it was not for the Mafia and all of their power and influence.

There are a lot of myths associated with the Mafia and their control of Las Vegas but the Mob Museum works hard to dispel these myths and share the real story. Fortunately the real story can even be more interesting and even spookier than the Hollywood Myths.

The Mob Museum has some truly awesome artifacts on display. One of the coolest things is they have the actual wall from the St. Valentines Day Massacre.

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The Pool at the Golden Nugget Hotel Casino and the Shark Tank Tour

One thing I like a lot about the Golden Nugget is they do not charge resort fees like many other LV casinos do. These are hidden fees that piss of people and many people do not realize they have even been charged the hidden resort fees until they get home and look at their credit card bill. The Gold Nugget is the largest and nicest of the Downtown Properties. It is not mu favorite casino, but I do like it a lot. One of the highlights of the Downtown area is the swimming pool at the Golden Nugget Hotel.

The swimming pool has long been a popular spot for both locals and visitors who were “In The Know” abut Vegas hotspots. If you have not been to the pool at the Golden Nugget then you will be surprised at the huge pool renovation that occurred. The swimming pool now has a 3 story slide and a shark tank. Oh yeah baby! Make sure you buy a ticket and experience the Shark Tank Tour.

Neon Graveyard

The Neon Graveyard is where all the vintage LV signs go to die. You can wonder around and see all of the historic signs from Casinos that are no longer erect. The Downtown Fremont Street Experience has begun placing some of these classic and vintage Las Vegas Neon signs around the Downtown area also. You can even arrange to get married at the Neon Bone Yard. You can see over 50 different vintage signs including the signs for the Moulin Rouge Hotel and The Desert Inn.

Fremont Street Experience

The Downtown area has had a few block permanently blocked off to automobile traffic and a huge lighted canopy erected. The Fremont Street Experience has free light shows each night and is a super-cool aspect of LVthat you definitely will not find over on the Las Vegas Strip. The Fremont Experience is the epicenter of the Downtown area and almost all of your activities will revolve around this area.

In Downtown Las Vegas it is much easier to “casino hop” because the casinos are all sitting next to each other. If you want to “Casino Hop” down on the Strip then you may find that you have to walk up to a mile before you get to the next casino.

Live music on Fremont

There is almost always a great band playing free concerts down on Fremont Street. On Weekends you can find some truly amazing bands and the coolest thing is that the concerts are free!

People Watching

Down on Fremont Street at the Fremont Street Experience you will see people visiting Las Vegas who are from all different parts of the World. Most people are excited to be there and it creates a unique atmosphere where everybody is outside, drinking, partying, and having a good time. It is pretty awesome to be sucking down cheap beer outside and have a bike cop ride up and strike up a friendly conversation. Oh yeah, you can drunk outside in Las Vegas. You got love being intoxicated in public.

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