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Fremont Street Las Vegas

Fremont Street Las Vegas

Photo credit: Steven Gitter

Fremont Street was where Vegas began over 100 years ago, and continued with many firsts in the years to follow. It was the city's first paved street in 1925, and the site of its first traffic light in 1931. The first Nevada gaming license was issued to the Northern Club on Fremont Street in 1931, and Fremont Street became the hub of Vegas gambling for many years to follow. The Golden Gate opened on Fremont Street in 1906 under the name Hotel Nevada, followed in later years by a whole host of other casinos, including Golden Nugget, Four Queens, Fremont, and Binions. Today, it has been transformed into the Fremont Street Experience, where pedestrians can wander from one casino to the next, enjoy free live entertainment and shop for souvenirs, and revel in the vintage Vegas feel that permeates this neon neighborhood.

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