A Photo Tour of Fremont Street

The video screen above Fremont Street is alive and well and mighty colorful.

Photo by Diane Taylor

A week ago, I went to downtown Las Vegas to meet a friend for dinner AND to make a video about what I was seeing as I walked Fremont Street amid the coronavirus. I accomplished everything. My video remarks came easily and if I may say so myself, they were both insightful and entertaining.

However, when I played back my video, I saw pictures, but all I could hear was the music that blares loudly, very loudly, on Fremont Street. Yes, there were occasional words from yours truly, but generally…the music won and my fascinating audio had left the building.

However, not all is lost. We do have pictures extracted from the video and they are available below. Incidentally, I parked (free) at the Golden Nugget and actually liked walking a not-so-crowded-but-lively Fremont Street. The atmosphere was friendly and although the costumed characters weren’t as plentiful as in the past, a number of folks just asking for money filled in. And I have to admit, the loud music and the always colorful Fremont Street Experience did produce a party atmosphere.

Enjoy the photos:

Yes, the Golden Nugget pool, waterfall and fish tank are available to visitors.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Fremont Street is alive and well, though not quite so alive as in the past. Nonetheless, if visitors don’t like big crowds, they’ll love Fremont Street during the coronavirus shutdown.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The Slotzilla zip-line is operating and in fact, a group of flyers greeted my visit.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The lights at the Plaza Hotel & Casino entrance are still blazing brightly for visitors.
Photo by Diane Taylor
If visitors are in the market for tattoos, real or temporary, Fremont Street can meet the need.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The Chippendales are still gorgeous and they will pose for (paid) photos. (My photo was taken somewhat sneakily.)
Photo by Diane Taylor
Need some art for a children’s room? The artist is working on Fremont Street and will be glad to sell you a drawing.
Photo by Diane Taylor
In addition to local restaurants, visitors to Fremont can also order from a food truck.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Want to gain even more weight than the Covid 19 pounds?. Yep, the Heart Attack Grill on Fremont St. is open for business, though hours may vary.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Binions Gambling Hall is in the middle of everything on Fremont Strees, but during the pandemic “services and times may vary”.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The venerable El Cortez is open and ready to welcome visitors.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Yes, even skull purses are available on Fremont Street.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Need a bit of bling to brighten your day? Better have a big ballroom.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The D is open and the sign can’t be missed. The D is famous for its Longbar (Nevada’s longest), but that bar is currently closed.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The D also boasts the world largest Keno board, and it’s worth a photo.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Hats anyone?
Photo by Diane Taylorr
The Fremont Casino is famous for its Paradise Cafe.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Need some souvenirs? Las Vegas Jewelry and Gifts may fill the bill.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Live music has taken a temporary vacation on Fremont Street, but recorded music can be heard by even those who are hard of hearing.
Photo by Diane Taylor
These folks are experiencing a bit of virtual reality. The chairs move, too.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The new Circa casino hotel is to open in October. It will have the city’s largest sports book along with five bars and six pools.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The Circa Hotel & Casino tower will have 777 rooms.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The number of “entertainers” may not be up to usual standards, but this man poses like a statue for all who are interested.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Having a cartoon souvenir of your visit to Fremont Street is a “thing” and it’s still possible.
Photo by Diane Taylor
I was told that these doors at the east end of Fremont were for counting the number of visitors.
Photo by Diane Taylor
This t-shirt was to be the end of my video, but it’ll do for pictures, too.
Photo by Diane Taylor

Comments

7 responses on “A Photo Tour of Fremont Street

  1. Sorry the video didn’t turn out. I’m sure it would have been funny with your commentary in it. But the pictures and captions were great just the same.

  2. Thank you for your photo tour of Fremont Street. Sure hope the music will return to the outdoor stages soon. Zowie Bowie needs to work!

  3. So the news dose lie it is a ghost town I live Vegas but it’s going to takes a few years to come back! Thank you for the pics

  4. Thanks so much for the visual tour of Fremont Street. Happy to learn it is mostly “open” and glad your visit was enjoyable!

  5. TY, Di! I do miss the downtown area….your pictures and comments brought back my visits there. About 20 years ago I was out there with my Mom, Dad, brother Richie and Dor. Richie had an opportunity to get a picture with 2 of the showgirls…boy, when he saw how tall they were, did HE puff up and stand straighter! Glad to see it will still be there when I visit again after Covid.

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