In pictures: Vintage neon in Las Vegas’ Fremont Street
Fremont Street is the centre of old Las Vegas. Situated north of the Strip, this area was home to the first casinos and as well as Las Vegas’ first hotel, telephone and even its first paved street. But as the Strip grew and more casinos set up there, the heart of Las Vegas shifted and Fremont Street was left behind. It’s recently been redeveloped into the ‘Fremont Street Experience’, pedestrianising the street and adding a huge ceiling screen which plays hourly light shows. But you can still see some of the original neon signs for casinos like Binions and the Golden Nugget here. Other original neon signs have been preserved as part of the Neon Museum. They have fifteen different vintage signs on display near Fremont Street, as well as a neon boneyard museum where you can see hundreds of others that have been rescued.