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Downtown Container Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Las Vegas: 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour

1. Las Vegas: 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour

A tour perfect for beginners which includes the history of the “old” Fremont Street area, with stories of the “original” strip. You can see where the casinos started in Las Vegas, see where the World Series of Poker began, as well as where Wayne Newton got his Vegas start. You will also be able to check out the world’s largest intact gold nugget. Your tour will also roll through Pawn Stars, The famous History Channel T.V. show, as well as Container Park, a very unique area where everything is made from shipping containers. You will experience different shops and eateries, try a sample of some of the best jerky in Vegas and check out the giant “praying mantis” that use to be a part of Burning Man Later on in the tour, you will discover how Fremont Street is being brought back to life through the arts and music programs, where artist from all over the world have come out to paint these beautiful murals on some of the older buildings in the city.

Las Vegas: Fremont Experience Guided Walking Tour & Drinks

2. Las Vegas: Fremont Experience Guided Walking Tour & Drinks

Hit the streets of the Fremont Experience district in Las Vegas and soak up sights like the historic Vegas casinos, vintage neon signs, and Viva Vision. Stop at three speakeasy's along the way and have your choice of drinks at each destination.  Begin your adventure outside The Mob Museum where your guide will take you through a secret entrance to the first bar of your tour and be treated to a cocktail known to be the favorite of mob boss Al Capone. Listen as your guide shares stories from prohibition to mid-century Mob rule in Las Vegas. After finishing your first cocktail, be led on an enlightening tour of the Fremont Street Experience. Along the way pass by Block 16, which was the city's original red light, gambling, and bar district. View the newest and oldest casinos on Fremont Street. Stroll by attractions such as the worlds largest sports book, the neon cowgirl Vegas Vickie and her counterpart Vegas Vic, a shark aquarium inside a swimming pool, and the worlds largest big screen, Viva Vision.  Go through the winding back alleys of Fremont to the longest running craft cocktail bar in the neighborhood, the Downtown Cocktail Room. Here you will get your choice of one of their signature drinks in an upscale, intimate, and secretive environment. Continue to one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas, El Cortez. This casino is on the National Register of Historic places and will be forever tied to its former owners, the notorious Murder Inc. mobsters Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky.  Feel the history of old school Vegas and be treated to a beer at the vintage inspired Parlour Bar before heading across the street to conclude your tour at one of the newer developments on Fremont Street, Downtown Container Park.  Have 20,000 square feet of outdoor shopping and entertainment to explore after your tour. Before departing, your guide will be able to give you even more recommendations for places to drink, eat, and party in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience & Downtown Walking Tour

3. Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience & Downtown Walking Tour

Watch the history of Las Vegas collide with the technological and artistic present of modern-day Fremont on a guided walking tour. Venture on a 100+ year journey through the history of Las Vegas as you explore the sights of Downtown Las Vegas. Marvel at the lights of Freemont Street’s Viva Vision. Your adventure begins at the centerpiece of the revitalization of the East Fremont District: Downtown Container Park. Follow your guide through the 20,000-square-foot outdoor shopping and entertainment complex built completely with repurposed shipping containers. From the newest construction on East Fremont, head next to one of the oldest: El Cortez Hotel and Casino. This casino has a checkered history of being owned by one of the Mob’s most notorious figures, Bugsy Siegel. Discover the best sights in the casino, hear stories of Mob rule in Vegas, and see why El Cortez is on the National Register of Historic Places. Then, continue strolling through East Fremont Street, checking out some of the best restaurants, bars, and public art displays. The next five blocks will overwhelm your senses as you enter The Fremont Street Experience. This is a pedestrian mall and attraction that will put you underneath the world’s largest big screen, Viva Vision. This modern, 1,500-foot canopied screen will amaze you with wild visual displays. While touring through these blocks, your guide will take you in and out of the oldest and newest casinos on Fremont Street. See the best sights at casinos, such as the Golden Nugget, Binion’s Horseshoe, Four Queens, and Circa. Learn the true history of Las Vegas through these properties and get to see attractions like a shark aquarium swimming pool, vintage coin-operated slot machines, the world’s largest golden nugget, a piece of the Blarney stone, former Rat Pack hangouts, the Mob Museum, neon lights, and more.

Las Vegas: Downtown Guided Food & Walking Tour

4. Las Vegas: Downtown Guided Food & Walking Tour

Take a thrilling food tour of Downtown Las Vegas, and learn how the area has gone uptown in a big way! Pulsing with energy, Downtown Las Vegas has been transformed into the city’s most exciting food scene, with chef-driven restaurants rich in personality and flavor. Experience a side of Vegas that keeps it real with distinctive urban character. Expert food guides will provide an insider’s view of the area’s past, present and future. Take in significant landmarks, and enjoy signature dishes at the most exciting neighborhood restaurants, many devoted to farm-to-table and artisanal-crafted fare. Get escorted right to the best table at nationally-acclaimed Carson Kitchen. Founded by the late-great Kerry Simon, who was famed as the celebrity “rock ‘n’ roll’’ chef, it sports an open kitchen to catch all the action up close and personal, as you enjoy classic Americana dishes that have been elevated with the freshest ingredients and modern twists. At Therapy, get rejuvenated as you’re escorted right to the special chef’s table at this buzzy new restaurant recently highlighted on the Travel Channel. The former 99-cent store has been transformed into an industrial-chic destination. It’s the perfect backdrop for indulging in contemporary comfort food, including Devil’s on Horseback reinterpreted with bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with truffled goat cheese; signature baked ricotta gnudi finished with truffled fig jam and roasted almonds; and chicken and Red Velvet waffle sliders, an original creation featured on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise.’’ At 7th & Carson, the hearth oven is the heart of this distinguished neighborhood restaurant. It’s used for almost everything on the menu, from baking flatbreads to roasting stocks to finishing desserts. Helmed by a veteran chef who has cooked at a number of high-profile restaurants on the Strip, 7th & Carson exemplifies hyper-seasonal cooking that showcases fresh ingredients. With artsy tiled tables, and a brick-lined patio full of greenery, this is a restaurant made for lingering. No wonder it was named “New Restaurant of the Year’’ by the Nevada Restaurant Association in 2018. Amble through the unique Container Park, a must-stop, where shipping containers have been converted into bustling restaurants, boutiques selling locally-made goods, and a spirited venue for free live music. In between bites, quench your thirst at the clandestine Downtown Cocktail Room, which Food & Wine singled out as one of its 'Best Cocktails Bars in the U.S.'. With the feel of an urbane New York speakeasy, DCR was Vegas’ first craft cocktail bar. It boasts 51 seasonal menus with some of the most creative hand-crafted cocktails around. Guests will receive a choice of a signature cocktail, red or white wine, local beer or soft drink. Join the ultimate downtown excursion that’s guaranteed to expand your culinary horizons and tantalize your taste buds. 

Las Vegas Downtown Pop Culture Walking Tour

5. Las Vegas Downtown Pop Culture Walking Tour

Explore historic Downtown Las Vegas with this 90-minute guided walking tour through some of Las Vegas' most iconic locations. Meet up at the Mob Museum and spend the morning with your knowledgeable guide as you trace the history of this enigmatic city following in the footsteps of legends and innovative culture builders. Trek through 10 blocks of living history on the famed Fremont Street, the place where it all began, to learn how Las Vegas transformed from a small western railroad town in the middle of the Mojave Desert into the great mega resort entertainment metropolis of today. Step into Glitter Gulch and marvel at the most expansive collection of historic neon signs that still exist on the planet - from the Googie inspired Binion's Gambling Hall sign with its 8 miles of neon to the legendary cowboy character known as Vegas Vic. Discover Fremont Street as a lively 5-block long pedestrian mall topped by the largest electronic video screen in the world called the Fremont Street Experience, an electric urban environment that's become known as the great performance street of America. See where Frank Sinatra once performed, the casino once owned by infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel, the first ever pawn shop in Vegas, the birthplace of the World Series of Poker, the bar that inspired the movie Coyote Ugly, and the casino hotel made famous in Back to the Future. Enjoy hidden gems off the beaten track like the billiard table that once belonged to Winston Churchill, a slab of the Berlin Wall ensconced in the Men's Rest Room of a hotel, and the charming 1930s hotel that hosts the city's first elevator. Finally, journey into Downtown's newest neighborhood, an entrepreneur arts district with eclectic restaurants, cool bars, interesting shops, expansive murals and a host of festivals annually. After checking out the famed Praying Mantis fire sculpture at Container Park, the tour concludes with a complimentary cocktail or beverage at the legendary El Cortez Hotel of Bugsy Siegel fame with a toast to Las Vegas and a salute to the adventure of travel.

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What people are saying about Downtown Container Park

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 39 reviews

We had a great tour and loved our experience in Downtown Las Vegas! Our guide, Tomas, was very patient and supportive - neither of us had ever been on Segways before and he taught us all the basics! He was also knowledgable and friendly and went out of his way to provide us with all the information we wanted and give us time off the segways to explore on foot. We feel we got to see the REAL Las Vegas beyond the Strip. I would highly recommend this experience, even if you’ve never been on a Segway before.

Our tour guide was great. He clearly knew the history of downtown Las Vegas and took us to all of the interesting sites. I'm very glad we did this tour with him!

Rick is an excellent guide. This walking tour is full of really interesting inside information and just the right length. Fully recommend.

Our guide, Rick, knows everything you want to know about the heart and history of Vegas culture! A must do tour!

Tomas was an excellent guide and showed us many cool spots in Las Vegas! Super fun, high recommend