Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours

Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours

Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours
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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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lnz
picton13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Fascinating wander around downtown Las Vegas with a really knowledgeable local. We met on the steps of the Mob Museum and Rick told us some of the history of the building, the museum and mob (alleged or otherwise!) connections to Las Vegas. We then walked to and inside many downtown icons with Rick providing lots of interesting history and background info. There were three of us on this tour. I think the maximum Rick takes is 6 so you are guaranteed a personalized tour and to get your questions answered.
Rick's restaurant recommendations were spot on too - the Thai place he suggested was marvelous.
Written May 6, 2024
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Thanks for your spirited review of our walk through Downtown. Glad you liked Le Thai, it is a local favorite. Best wishes to you on your future travels. Rick
Written May 9, 2024
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HappyHHouse
Sherwood Park, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an interesting tour! Had I of walked Fremont street on my own I would have never fully noticed or appreciated the history, effort, and beauty of this unique part of Las Vegas. Our guide was incredible. Rick is so knowledgeable, personable, and passionate about Las Vegas past present and future. Through him I learned that Las Vegas has and is reinventing itself all the time. This city is home to people who care about its future and its citizens; as a tourist it’s easy to forget that. I strongly recommend this fun and fascinating tour; when I come back to Vegas, I will definitely do it again!
Written May 1, 2024
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I really enjoyed your participation in the tour - and your spirited embrace of Downtown as shown in your thoughtful review. You captured the essence of Las Vegas in your comment about the city's celebration of reinvention. Best wishes to you and happy trails. Rick
Written May 6, 2024
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mariejh61
Redwood City, CA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This tour was so much fun. It was entertaining and informative. Rick has a passion for what he does and his background is in culture and has lived and worked in Vegas for a long time. You can tell how much he cares about the topic and is knowledgable. I enjoy walking tours when I visit cities. I've donne some where someone has just memorized a script and can't answer any questions not in what they've been told. Rick created this tour and he can answer questions and give his thoughts on a variety of topics. I highly recommend that you do this tour on your first day as he gives some great suggestions to things to check out. He has a great energy and is fun to be around. It's a nice small size group so it feels more intimate which lends itself to a lot of interaction and asking questions.

I'll be recommending this tour to everyone who I know that visits Vegas. Tip: If you're staying on the strip and taking the Deuce bus, add in extra time for the construction that's going on. I was coming from the south end at Excalibur and it took 20 minutes longer than what Google maps said but luckily I'd padded in an extra 30 minutes in my planning just in case.
Written March 4, 2024
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Thanks for your very thoughtful response to the tour. I like to think of the tour as a conversation of sorts that the visitor has with the City/Downtown and you have totally gotten the point. Also thanks for your caution on travel time from the Strip to Downtown- it seems to be a year when road construction is everywhere. Happy trails!
Written March 8, 2024
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Patricia S
Sarasota, FL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was an amazing tour! The guide was superb. He was very knowledgeable and shared wonderful history of the town with us. We spent 2 hours walking around exploring the ins and outs of Fremont Street. So cool!!
Written February 29, 2024
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It's great you both enjoyed the tour and that you appreciated the unique history of Downtown Las Vegas - noting especially the "ins and outs" of Fremont Street. Best wishes on your next travel adventure!
Written March 8, 2024
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grvette
Woodstock, MD5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This was an awesome tour that should not be missed when coming to Las Vegas. Rick, our tour guide, is the best! He gives a really fun tour of downtown with many unexpected surprises along the way. His knowledge of the city is amazing and he is clearly very passionate about the area and the tourists who come to visit. The arts district also has some great places for lunch. Do not miss this great experience! We will be back. Thank you Rick!
Written February 19, 2024
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What a great review - and enthusiastic embrace of Downtown. You were a fun duo and I'm glad you appreciated the unexpected surprises of the tour. Best wises, Rick.
Written March 8, 2024
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Beyond F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Amazing experience ever! Rick is really the BEST tour guide in Vegas. If you really want to experience Vegas in a deep and knowledgeable way, this is the place. Do NOT LEAVE Vegas without taking this tour!
Written January 27, 2024
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Thanks for the awesome response to your tour experience of Downtown. You two were really fun to show around and very attentive to both the contours and the nuances of this city. Best wishes to you and Happy Trails! Rick
Written February 4, 2024
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Brenda C
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Ricky was a wonderful guide! He was very knowledgeable of the history of downtown Vegas and very outgoing. I would definitely recommend going on this tour.
Written January 8, 2024
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I'm so pleased you both enjoyed the walking tour of Downtown. I appreciated your insights and comments of this city, especially infomed by your own work in a municipality. Happy trails! Rick
Written January 22, 2024
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Yoav N
1 contribution
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Dec 2023 • Couples


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My recent experience with the Downtown Las Vegas Walking Tour was nothing short of extraordinary! This tour is a true gem for both tourists and locals looking to explore the vibrant heart of Vegas in a unique way.

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic, bringing the rich history and hidden stories of downtown Las Vegas to life. As we strolled through the bustling streets, we were captivated by fascinating tales and historical insights that you just can't get from a guidebook.

The pace of the tour was perfect, allowing us to really soak in the atmosphere and sights without feeling rushed. We explored famous landmarks as well as lesser-known spots, each with its own intriguing story. It felt like we were discovering secrets of the city, which made the experience even more special.

A delightful surprise was the free drinks offered at the end of the tour. It was a refreshing and appreciated gesture that added to the overall enjoyment. It's little touches like this that show the tour operators truly care about their guests' experience.

In conclusion, this walking tour is an absolute must-do in Las Vegas. It's an engaging, informative, and enjoyable way to see the city from a different perspective. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Vegas. Trust me, you won't regret it!
Written December 4, 2023
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Thank you for taking my walking tour of Downtown and sharing a thoughtful review of the experience. It is the kind of visitor response that validates a tour guide's commitment to tell a spirited and original story of Las Vegas. Best wishes to you both in this New Year. Richard
Written January 22, 2024
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Jessica A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was our first time to Las Vegas and we were only there for a few days. Considering how much there is to see and do there, we knew we wanted to book a tour to cover as much ground as possible. So, like most of you reading this review, I started scanning for WHICH tour to take, and ultimately settled on the Pop Culture Walking Tour with Richard. And I have absolutely no regrets!!!
We ended up as the only two on the tour, which was phenomenal. Not many companies would continue the tour with only one or two people on it.
Our guide, Richard, asked about our interests, what we brought us to Vegas, and took the time to get to know us.... which all went towards him personalizing our tour. With that personalization he added, it was clear the tour he offers isn't based on a standard script. From history to architecture and design, culture, food... everything about this tour was on point and absolutely perfect.
Seriously, he's a fountain on knowledge and an abosolute treasure. If you're looking for a tour, THIS is the one. You won't regret it.
And Richard, if you're reading this review, THANK YOU!
Written November 17, 2023
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Thank you for this wonderful narrative of your walking tour experience. It was a pleaure to show you the Las Vegas that I have come to know. I appreciated your cultural interest as well as your questions and insights about the city. And along the way it was fun to hear your own stories of home, Scotland - a place that I enjoyed visiting. As the year closes out your review is one of my favorites of the whole year. So many thanks, and best wishes to you both for the New Year! Richard
Written December 1, 2023
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Paul
Liverpool, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent tour - I had the tour with Rick. I was the only person on it as the other people had cancelled. Rick was happy to proceed with the tour. He provided valuable information and interesting facts about Fremont and the people behind it.

He was keen to make sure that I was enjoying the tour and he encouraged any questions that I had . It is a tour I would highly recommend
Written November 14, 2023
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It enjoyed touring Downtown with you as the solo guest. Your comments, questions, and observations were well appreciated. Happy trails on your future travel adventures. Rick
Written November 24, 2023
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