Named after explorer John Charles
Fremont, Fremont Street is at the center of
Las Vegas, Nevadaís downtown casino
corridor. Second only to the Las Vegas
Strip, it is one of the most popular and
frequented streets in Las Vegas.
Several famous casinos opened along Fremont
Street. These include the El Dorado Club,
the Binionís Horseshoe, the Golden Gate
Hotel and Casino, the Fremont Hotel and
Casino, the Pioneer Club, the Golden Nugget
and the Mint.
Fremont Street dates back to when Las Vegas
was founded in 1905.
It was the first paved
street in the area in 1925, and in 1931, the
cityís first traffic lights were installed
for the Fremont motorists.
The first legal gambling venue that opened
along Fremont Street is the Northern Club,
which started operations in 1931. In
September 1994, Glitter Gulch closed to
allow for the construction on the Fremont
Street Experience. In 2006, plans to develop the eastern
portion of Fremont Street as an
entertainment district were disclosed.
Details of the re-development were revealed
in 2007. This was part of the US$5.5million
plan to give the downtown area a new lease
On August 24, 2007, the three block section
to the east of the Fremont Street Experience
opened as the Fremont East district. The
area is home to a number of clubs and bars.