Although there are many glamorous mega-casinos on the Strip, Downtown still draws die-hard gamblers with its loose slots. Once popular among pensioners and devotees of $4.99 prime rib buffets, Downtown has begun to appeal to young partiers and families alike. Almost any casino features towering frozen drinks, go-go dancers and frequent free concerts—everything from local acts to marquee names like Little River Band, Lady Antebellum, and Jefferson Starship. After Fremont Street cleaned up and installed a canopied screen with a dazzling 12.5-million LED display, it began attracting families with a zip line, carnival fare, and Elvis impersonators posing for photos. In 2012, the city opened the Mob Museum, chronicling Las Vegas' colorful history.
Getting Around Las Vegas
If staying on the Las Vegas Strip, walking and taxis are the easiest way to get around Las Vegas. Renting a car is advised if you plan to explore the greater Las Vegas area. Taxis cannot be hailed on the street but are readily available at virtually all casnio entrances. Ask your driver to take side streets if you are trying to get down the strip.
- McCarran International Airport-LAS
Things to Do and See Near Downtown
- Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
- Las Vegas Springs
- Mob Museum
- Circus Circus Las Vegas
- New York-New York Hotel & Casino
- Binion's Horseshoe
- Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
- Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park
- The Palazzo