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Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours

Las Vegas, NV, USA
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About Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours
Explore Las Vegas as an outdoor museum of American popular culture in a spirited walking tour of Fremont Street downtown. It's a 90 minute trek of 10 blocks led by a Vegas-savvy guide with original narratives about the largest display of neon in the world, the legendary casinos of Downtown, some larger than life Vegas characters, background on the Mob Museum and Neon Museum, references to Vegas movie locations, some intriguing lore of local history, and how the city is constantly reinventing itself. We'll stroll through Fremont East, a trending new neighborhood of cozy restaurants, cool bars, hip shops vibrant murals - all considered the new vibe of Downtown. We end the tour with a complimentary cocktail at the historic El Cortez of Bugsy Siegel fame, with a toast to friendship and Las Vegas.
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Say goodbye to the Strip and hello to a feast of vintage Americana on this small-group walking tour of downtown Las Vegas—complete with a cocktail at El Cortez, once owned by mobster and Vegas pioneer Bugsy Siegel. Soak up the carnival atmosphere on Fremont Street, with its showgirls and Elvis impersonators; swing by 1950s casinos; see street art and sculptures; and discover fashionable Fremont East.
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Alice H wrote a review May 5
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Rick made my birthday with my grown children so special. His knowledge of the casinos and folksy conversation really made the area come alive. He was personable and knew just the right amount of time to spend in each location. He had intimate knowledge of the history of the area which made it more than just a sightseeing tour. Ask Rick any question that you have about Downtown. He really enjoys weaving tales and providing information to make the tour more meaningful. You will NOT be disappointed. Because of RIck, I will be staying Downtown from now on instead of the Strip. THANK YOU RICK!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from rickh665, Owner at Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for this great review of the tour of Fremont Street and your embrace of Downtown. You all had such interesting insights and comments along the way, and for a local and a tour guide, that will contribute to my seeing this city anew, through new eyes. Many thanks and best wishes to you all. rick
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AcadiaFernbrook wrote a review Mar 2022
Brampton, Canada339 contributions96 helpful votes
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A wonderful, informative tour that provides insight into the history of the downtown area. Rick has an intimate knowledge of the downtown culture and shares this in an engaging way. Lots of suggestions were provided for exploring and dining. Highly recommended!
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Response from rickh665, Owner at Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours
Responded Mar 23, 2022
Thanks for the great review. I enjoyed showing you the Downtown heart of Las Vegas. And hope my suggestions took you to some interesting and fun places.Happy trails! Rick
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boogaloo72163 wrote a review Mar 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah7 contributions16 helpful votes
Rick, we enjoyed your tour and felt bad when we lost you at the end before saying goodbye. You went to help another couple find a cab and we weren't sure if you were coming back or if everyone was going their separate directions. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and obvious love for Las Vegas. You reminded us that there is more to Vegas history than The Strip. It was fun to see the interesting details of the Fremont area. And with true Vegas hospitality, it ended with a cocktail!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from rickh665, Owner at Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours
Responded Mar 23, 2022
I'm happy that you enjoyed the tour. You both were part of an engagning small group that was paying attention to the details of Downtown. I am sorry about the issues with end of the tour, as I did get sidetracked with finding a cab for the other guests. You all were a great group, and I always say that now you can give this Downtown tour yourselves to your friends. Best wishes to you both. Rick
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Tiffany G wrote a review Feb 2022
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Our group loved the tour and the tour guide this past Saturday morning. Of course bring your walking shoes , he is energetic and fast paced but this allows him to cover a lot of area and it was never boring . Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who likes to learn a little bit. Saw a lot of neat things. And the free drink was so sweet. Thank you so much , you're an awesome person and friendly and kind to all. And thanks for waiting for us when we were late!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Response from rickh665, Owner at Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours
Responded Feb 22, 2022
Hi, Thanks for the great review. Your group was the first, of late, to give my tour a "sold out" stamp! Visitors from Texas always seem to have tons of fun, and they're never boring for me as a tour guide. Best wishes to you all! Rick
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Vic in Vegas wrote a review Feb 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution
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I've been in Las Vegas residence for 27 years and I learned so many new things about Las Vegas. I definitely recommend this tour, Rick is a great tour guide, extremely knowledgeable about the history of Las Vegas, and had really wonderful insider stories to share with us.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Response from rickh665, Owner at Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours
Responded Feb 21, 2022
Hi, It was great to have two locals on my Downtown tour. I especially appreciated your professional designer eye in reviewing the intense (and sometimes subtle) visual landscape of Downtown. I enjoyed hearing your own insider stories of this city we call home. -Rick
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