Downtown Walking Tour, Las Vegas

Las Vegas has no shortage of exciting tourist attractions, such as museums, art galleries, cultural centers, notable landmarks and other amazing sights worth exploring. Take this walking tour to see the most interesting tourist hot-spots in downtown Las Vegas.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Downtown Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Downtown Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Las Vegas (See other walking tours in Las Vegas)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: alice
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Ace Jewelers

1) Ace Jewelers

Ace Jewelers is known to all the citizens and visitors of Las Vegas since 1993. The store is considered to be the only diamond wholesaler in the city. All the diamonds here are certified and the prices are more than fair. They also deal in high-quality golden jewelery, as well as buy and sell coins.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm;
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Las Vegas Academy of International Studies and Performing Arts

2) Las Vegas Academy of International Studies and Performing Arts

The Las Vegas Academy of International Studies and Performing Arts was opened in 1931 and is one of the most prestigious art schools in the USA. It is also a very beautiful Art Deco style structure and is definitely worth a look. The Las Vegas Academy is a magnet high school located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Students are accepted through an audition process and claim a "major" pertaining to performing arts, visual arts, or foreign languages. The Las Vegas Academy's campus is located on the site of the first high school in Las Vegas. The school uses two of the buildings which were constructed in 1930 and opened in the fall of 1931. Las Vegas High School was the first high school in Las Vegas but caused controversy at the time for its location being too far from where people lived (which has changed as the city grew around the school). The school originally had three buildings: the tri-level Main building on the corner of 7th St. and Bridger Ave., the Gymnasium, and a third building that was torn down in 1950. The two remaining buildings are listed as the Las Vegas High School Academic Building and Gymnasium on the National Register of Historic Places, representing the best of the art-deco architecture of the 1930s. The school's outer appearance has been maintained but the interior has been changed since its original construction. In 1992, plans for a magnet school for the arts were announced, and on August 23, 1993, Las Vegas High School was re-opened as the Las Vegas Academy for International Studies and Performing Arts (Visual Arts was added the following year) by founding principal Bob Gerye. Starting with only 735 students, the student body has since grown to an excess of 1700 students attending the school pursuing majors in the performing and visual arts, and international studies. Las Vegas Academy has been honored by the U.S. Department of Education as both a New American High School and a Blue Ribbon School. Beside their majors, students participate in comprehensive activities that include instruction in music, dance and theater.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Don't Tell Mama

3) Don't Tell Mama

Don't Tell Mama is a gathering spot where you can enjoy live piano music and even sing yourself to an open microphone every night from 7 pm. The bar is not big, but has a lot of sitting places. No food or gaming is available; just the full bar and the piano. The musicians have a big repertoire of songs.
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Southern Nevada Center for the Arts

4) Southern Nevada Center for the Arts

Southern Nevada Center for The Arts is a very interesting place to visit in Las Vegas. The Center has a vast exhibition space filled with objets d'art, paintings and other artistic creations. Alongside the main exhibition, there is a separate space for special temporary exhibitions. The Southern Nevada Center for the Arts is located on the second level of the Neonopolis shopping mall.
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Fremont Street Experience

5) Fremont Street Experience (must see)

If you want to see something more of Las Vegas than the famous Strip, head for Downtown Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience – you won’t regret it.

This is one huge pedestrian mall with a barrel-vault canopy 90 feet (27 meters) high and 1,500 feet (460 meters) long. This amazing cover is held up by 16 columns, has 12 million LED lights and 220 speakers. It is a light and sound experience you’ll never forget. There are sound stages that host live concerts, souvenir kiosks where you can buy t-shirts, costume jewelry and hats, artists making cartoon sketches and spray-paint artists. A lot of people hang around dressed up as Elvis, Marilyn Monroe or other stars and celebrities and you can have your picture taken with them for a tip. Gambling halls and casinos line the Street, along with various bars and grills. However, top picks are the extremely entertaining fear attraction, Viva Vision, and the SlotZilla.

Why You Should Visit:
Fremont Street is the pedestrian street of downtown Las Vegas, still hosting some of the original casinos.
The SlotZilla Zip Line, where you will fly over the mall, is a not-to-miss experience.

Tip:
Try to find the free slot machines.
Although it is lively day and night, it gets more fun after dark.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Mob Museum

6) The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum, officially the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a history museum located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Opened on February 14th, 2012, the Mob Museum is dedicated to featuring the artifacts, stories, and history of organized crime in the United States, as well as the actions and initiatives by law enforcement to prevent such crimes. The Museum is housed in the former Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse, which was built in 1933 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cashman Center

7) Cashman Center

The Cashman Center or the Cashman Field Center is a 483,000 sq ft (44,900 m2) complex on a 55 acres (22 ha) site in Las Vegas, Nevada. Operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority it includes Cashman Field and a 98,100 sq ft (9,110 m2) convention center. Cashman Center is a fabulous structure, a complex that includes two exhibition spaces, an outstanding theater, a baseball stadium and a restaurant. The Cashman Center plays host to a lot of performances, exhibitions, cultural events, concerts, festivals, as well as private events and meetings.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Old Mormon Fort

8) The Old Mormon Fort

If you are a history buff you will surely want to learn about the Las Vegas area and the best place to do this is at the Old Mormon Fort that stands in the Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park.

The fort was built by Mormon missionaries in 1855 and was the first European building in the area. The Mormons settled here only for a short period and the fort was the mid-point between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. It was built on the banks of one of the creeks branching off from the Las Vegas Springs and the settlers built irrigation ditches to water their crops.

Although the 46 square meter adobe building was called a fort, it wasn’t used for military purposes, but rather as a refuge from Indian attacks. The Mormons left the area in 1857 and for a short time the US Army sent troops there to defend the settlers. Over the years the fort was owned by miners, ranchers and in 1929 it was used as an office during the construction of the Hoover Dam.

Today only part of the building is standing, but in the Visitors Centre you can see artifacts left by the previous inhabitants, including a spinning wheel, bullet mold, butter churner and a pump organ. There is a replica of the first American flag to fly over Las Vegas; it has 19 stars and 13 stripes. There is also a recreation of army living quarters with a narrow bed, table, chairs, lanterns and ammunition.

Although the creek has long since dried up, an irrigation system leads to the “Garden in the Desert” where there is a picnic area and you can see the types of crops that the first settlers planted. There is also a very good gift shop where you can find interesting details about the fort.

Walking Tours in Las Vegas, Nevada

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

Creating your own self-guided walk in Las Vegas is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Downtown Museums Tour

Downtown Museums Tour

Downtown is a spectacular area of Las Vegas full of the most amazing tourist attractions and entertainments. Great history, science and specialty museums, with very interesting exhibits can be visited in this area of Las Vegas. See the tour below to find the most interesting downtown museums in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Wedding Chapels Walking Tour

Wedding Chapels Walking Tour

Las Vegas is rightfully considered the wedding capital of the world. It is very easy to get married in Las Vegas as the city offers a wide selection of wedding chapels of different styles to make all your dreams come true and make this important day a special one. You may choose a traditional small ceremony or a great costumed party - everything is available. Take the following tour to find out about the most beautiful and famous wedding chapels of the city of Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Las Vegas Boulevard Walking Tour

Las Vegas Boulevard Walking Tour

Built amid Nevada’s Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is an iconic destination renowned for its round-the-clock casinos and numerous entertainment options. Las Vegas Strip is one of the greatest entertainment places in the world, as well as the densest collection of neon lights. A walk down the Strip is an all-inclusive Las Vegas experience - an adventure that comprises 75 years of history, glamour and roadside charm. Don't leave Vegas without visiting at least some attractions listed in this walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

Las Vegas is famous for its striking and breathtaking architecture, especially the buildings located in the downtown area and the famous Strip. Take this self-guided tour to see some of the most beautiful buildings and structures of the Fabulous Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Nightclubs Tour, Part 2

Nightclubs Tour, Part 2

Las Vegas is a very popular tourist destination and one of the hottest cities in the United States. It is known, above all, for its exciting nightlife. Take the following tour to explore some of the most interesting and famous nightspots in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Northern Vegas Museums Walking Tour

Northern Vegas Museums Walking Tour

Las Vegas holds some truly amazing attractions. The most interesting museums on history, science and others are located in the northern part of the city, featuring fascinating exhibits on the history of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada. There are also scientific museums and centers specific to Las Vegas. Explore the following self-guided tour to visit the most interesting museums in Northern Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km

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