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Meet your guide on the steps of the famed Mob Museum located in a 1930's courthouse in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. Hear how the Museum got started by a famous Mayor, why it opened on Valentine's day and how it relates to the nearby Neon Boneyard with hundreds of old signs like the Silver Slipper.

Next, you'll head to Fremont Street - the original Strip - and step into some casinos from the classic 1950's and the Rat Pack era. It's pure Vintage Vegas, recalling movie locations like James Bond and Diamonds Are Forever and you'll even stop by the bar once frequented by Frank Sinatra. You'll see Fremont as a zany street, always in performance with the largest video screen on earth, aerial zip line tourists, stage bands, flare bartenders, and a cadre of "buskers", from pink feathered showgirls to a flock of Elvis impersonators. It's like Carnival in Las Vegas every single day.

Your guide will share some little-known stories of Downtown Las Vegas, that even many locals haven't heard. Along the way, you'll encounter more pop culture surprises like a giant fire sculpture from the Burning Man Festival, a big piece of the Berlin Wall in an eyebrow-raising place, and you can even have your photo taken for free with a big pile of cash siting on a poker table, a million dollars to be exact. Most of all, you'll experience world class neon and understand how electric architecture gave Las Vegas its technicolor personality. 

Your route even takes you past two of the world's most famous giant neon cowboys: brothers from another mother as they are often called. All along the way your guide will share some local tips like the best buffets, great happy hours, the best places for an authentic old school Vegas dinner, and where the last coin operated slots can be found.

Finally, you'll trek to a new entertainment district with street murals, clubs & bars, cozy restaurants, art galleries, fun stores and an ongoing series of festivals. It's a place where old and new meet up at the very same street corner: the oldest historic casino and the shopping complex called Container Park.

At tours end, you're offered a complimentary drink at the legendary El Cortez Casino to celebrate this quintessential urban field trip through Downtown. Viva Las Vegas!

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Fremont Street Experience
The Neon Museum
Casino at the El Cortez Hotel
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Experience the neon sights and sounds of old Las Vegas on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour. Discover one of the most famous streets in Las Vegas — Fremont Street — and hear the stories of how Sin City got it’s start. See some of the most fascinating attractions in old Las Vegas, like the Fremont Street Experience, Downtown Container Park and the Mob Museum, to name a few. A complimentary cocktail or beverage at the historic El Cortez Hotel and Casino is included.
  • Explore old Las Vegas on a walking tour
  • Visit Fremont Street, one of the most famous streets in Las Vegas
  • Enjoy a complimentary cocktail or beverage
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 71 year old mom and I had a great time on the Pop Culture Walking tour. Richard, our tour guide, was fabulous! He gave us lots of informative history and fun tidbits. My mom and I are from Texas but there was a fun...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Tour!

Excellent and interesting tour. Even at 109 degrees the tour provided water and was in and out of places with A/C so you didn’t notice the heat. Wonderful.

Thank JODY B
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Las Vegas Memeorial Day Weekend

Wonderful time with Rich! Great tour of historic Las Vegas. If you enjoy learning about the history of Las Vegas this is the tour for you. This was my first time in Vegas and this tour kicked off my vacation, Rich was knowledgeable and easy...More

1  Thank Connie P
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Excellent Tour

Do not miss this Tour if you love learning about the history of the places you visit! While most visitors to Vegas will hang out on the Strip, it is worthwhile to take a couple of hours out to indulge in this Tour. You will...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 16 June 2018
Great tour

This was our first time in vegas and this tour was a great intro! We learned and saw a lot. Rich was a great guide, easy going and very knowledgeable. He went above and beyond and seemed passionate about his city and what he does....More

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21 June 2018|
Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
Hello AyanaFG, I've had a quick look online, and see a number of 1-888-387-0430 as a number to contact them on. I'm sorry, I'm not at home (in Las Vegas), just now, so I don't have Rick's business card to hand (to confirm... More
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I agree - contact Rick and Babs. When it looked like we were going to be late arriving because of construction on the freeway, we contacted them and they waited for us. Super accommodating folks!
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It ends about two blocks east of there at the El Cortez Hotel.
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