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Eight of the World’s Largest Things Can Be Found in Downtown Las Vegas

April 14, 2017

In Vegas, they say “Go big or go home!” Well, luckily, you can avoid going home by checking out some of the world’s largest things in downtown Las Vegas. If you’re looking for things to do in Las Vegas, these free curiosities should serve as a fun diversion between hot streaks at the blackjack tables…. Read More

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Weird and Wonderful Slot Machines You Have to See in Downtown Las Vegas

December 23, 2014

Slot machines are everywhere in Las Vegas, but in downtown Las Vegas, there are some that truly stand out. We’ve gathered a few we consider must-sees during a visit to downtown and Fremont Street Experience. SlotZilla Zip Line Not surprisingly, we’re starting with the biggest, baddest slot machine anywhere. The SlotZilla zip line is the… Read More

See the Historic El Portal Theater at Fremont Street Experience

May 10, 2014

Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is steeped in history! This is where Las Vegas got its start. One remnant of times gone by is the El Portal Theater. The theater was built in the 1920s, and at the time was the city’s only movie theater. You know, way back when, before you had to… Read More

Las Vegas Trivia: Binion’s Gambling Hall

May 8, 2014

The Binion’s we know and love today opened in 1951. The hotel sits on the site of two former casinos, the Eldorado Club and Apache Hotel. Here’s another little tidbit about one of Sin City’s most enduring casinos: Binion’s was the first casino in Las Vegas to have carpeting! Find Binion’s on Facebook, or catch… Read More