By the 1990s the success of the Las Vegas strip had downtown Las Vegas not attracting the number of visitors it had in years gone by.
And so The Fremont Experience was born.
A space frame was built over 4 blocks of Fremont Street in the iconic casino heart of downtown Las Vegas.
The Fremont Experience has gone through several upgrades since it first lit up in 1995, vastly improving the quality of the light and sound show.
Currently 12 million LED lamps light up the Fremont Street Experience. There are 220 speakers under the Fremont Street canopy which can produce up to 550,000 watts of sound.
The Fremont Street Experience Light & Sound Shows start up when the sun goes down. You know a Light & Sound Show is about to start up when all the casinos darken their outside lights.
There are a variety of shows. I've seen a patriotic one where jets zoom overhead, among other things. And I've seen a Viva Las Vegas show.
The Fremont Street Experience has revived downtown Las Vegas. Each night downtown Vegas is now like a street party.
Harrah's is hoping to replicate the success of The Fremont Street Experience on the Las Vegas Strip, by building a complex of bars, restaurants and shops between O'Sheas and The Flamingo. With a very tall Ferris Wheel.
I wonder if the planned Ferris Wheel is of the giant sort like is in Singapore and London? One would hope so.
Links to other bloggings about Las Vegas...
Staying at the Las Vegas KOA, 6 Motel, Excalibur, Luxor, Treasure Island & New York New York
Thinking About a Roadtrip to Las Vegas
My nephews took me to Las Vegas
Below you can watch a YouTube video of a Fremont Street Experience Light & Sound Show. This particular one is Don McLean's American Pie.