Fremont Street is a street in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is the second most famous street in the Las Vegas metropolitan area after the Las Vegas Strip. Named in honor of explorer John Charles Frémont and located in the heart of the downtown casino corridor, Fremont Street is (or was) the address for many famous casinos such as Binion's Horseshoe, Eldorado Club, Fremont Hotel and Casino, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget, The Mint, and the Pioneer Club.
The Golden Nugget on Fremont Street
More Photos of the Golden Nugget
and across the street the 4 Queens
Prior to the construction of the Fremont Street Experience, the western end of
Fremont Street was the picture of Las Vegas that was included in virtually every
television show and movie that wanted to display the lights of Las Vegas. The
abundance of neon signs, like cowboy Vegas Vic, earned the street the nickname
of Glitter Gulch.
Binion's Million Dollars
formerly in a frame of 10,000
now in 100 dollar bills
the highest denomination dollar bills now printed
Fremont Street dates back to 1905, when Las Vegas itself was founded. Fremont Street was the first paved street in Las Vegas in 1925 and received the city's first traffic light in 1931.
Fremont Street Experience
While gambling was well established prior to being legalized, the Northern Club in 1931 received one of the first 6 gambling licenses issued in Nevada and the first one for Fremont Street. It's interesting to note that Nevada reluctantly was the last western state to outlaw gaming. This occurred at midnight, Oct. 1, 1910, when a strict anti-gambling law became effective in Nevada. It even forbid the western custom of flipping a coin for the price of a drink.
Glitter Gulch was closed to vehicle traffic in September, 1994 to begin construction on the Fremont Street Experience.
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