Fremont Street, which runs parallel to the Las Vegas Strip, is the most well-known street in the Las Vegas Valley andthe state of Nevada, aside from the Strip
Fremont Street, which runs parallel to the Las Vegas Strip, is the most well-known street in the Las Vegas Valley andthe state of Nevada, aside from the Strip. It is located in downtown Las Vegas and is referred to as “The Strip” by thelocalswas named after explorer John Charles Frémont, and it is strategically located in the heart of downtown’s casinocorridor. Fremont Street today, or was previously, is home to many famous casinos, includingEldorado Club, Binion’sHorseshoe,FremontHotel,Casino, Golden Gate Hotel,Golden Nugget The Mint,Four Queens, andthe Pioneer Club.The area around Fremont Street is referred to as “The Strip.”Prior to the establishment of the Fremont Street Experience, it was known as “The Western End of Fremont Street,”and it appeared in practically every television show and movie that intended to showcase the shimmering lights of LasVegas before the Fremont Street Experience was built (now known as “The Fremont Street Experience.”) ‘GlitterGulch’ got itsname because of the large number of neon signs, including the cowboy Vegas Vic, that can be foundthere.In spite of the fact that Fremont Street is defined as extending from Main Street to Sahara Avenue in a northwest–southeast orientation, vehicular traffic really begins at Las Vegas Boulevard, which is located between Main Streetand Sahara Avenue. As it passes through Sahara, it enters the state of Nevada and continues on as Boulder Highway.In the past, Fremont Street served as a thoroughfare for several national routes, including the historic United StatesRoute 66. Routine routes such as US 93, US 95, and US 466 are all important thoroughfares. US Routes 93 and 95have been redirected along Interstate 515, while US Route 466 has been decommissioned. In the current configuration,Nevada State Route 582 is designated for the segment of Fremont Street that runs east of the Fremont East area. Thestreet has become well-known for its prostitute activity despite the fact that prostitution has been prohibitedin ClarkCounty since 1971 since that time.Las Vegas was founded in 1905, and Fremont Street has been a part of the city’s history since then. Fremont Streetwas the city’s first paved street when it was completed in 1925. It was also the site of the city’s first traffic signal,which was put in 1931 on Fremont Street. For a time prior to the construction of interstate roads such as the I-15,Fremont Street was home to the shields of many highways including U.S. Route 93 (US 93), United States Route 95(US 95), United States Route 466 (US 466), and others. When the Northern Club was granted a gambling license in1931and it was the first one to be located on Fremont Street. While gambling had been legal in Nevada prior to thestate’s legalization, it was the first to be located on Fremont Street. Fremont Street’s Glitter Gulch, which waspreviously blocked to automotive traffic, was reopened to vehicular traffic in September 1994 to enable fordevelopment of the Fremont Street Experience.