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The Fremont Street experience is fun! There is a light show on the canopy that features a lot of old time Nintendo characters. Also this is the way I remember Las Vegas the very first time I went there. Still Glitzy.
It's very funky and that's the reason why I like downtown. Come and see the old fashioned part of town. And then there is the Fremont Street experience. But explore. It's fun and not really dangerous.
Downtown Las Vegas NV has gone down ... You can walk up and down Fremont Street, but there is nowhere to rest or sit down. Clearly, it is not "the old downtown!"
The Las Vegas downtown still has some fun things to see and do but be prepared to see lots of homeless people and people begging for pretty much anything. We saw several very interesting characters and well written signs held by people looking for a few bucks or just looking for…
I would say a Vegas holiday won't be complete without making a trip here. It does have its own charm and attraction. There are some good cafes and restaurants around. Food is cheaper here.