Las Vegas

Pop Culture Walking Tour Downtown With Complimentary Cocktails

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the neon sights and sounds of old Las Vegas on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour. Discover one of the most famous streets in Las Vegas — Fremont Street — and hear the stories of how Sin City got it’s start. See some of the most fascinating attractions in old Las Vegas, like the Fremont Street Experience, Downtown Container Park and the Mob Museum, to name a few. A complimentary cocktail or beverage at the historic El Cortez Hotel and Casino is included.
  • Explore old Las Vegas on a walking tour
  • Visit Fremont Street, one of the most famous streets in Las Vegas
  • Enjoy a complimentary cocktail or beverage
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Complimentary cocktail or beverage
  • Expert and original narration
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Mob Museum
    300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA

    The Mob Museum 300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Meet guide on the steps of the museum. Guide will be wearing Las Vegas Pop Culture t-shirt. Dates: Daily

Start time

10:00 am

End points

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What To Expect

The Mob Museum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Casino at The Downtown Grand

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Small group tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Operated by Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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184 reviews
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Comprehensive and Memorable
Emily_W, Mar 2023
I was so impressed by my guide's breadth of knowledge! He had answers to all my questions as well as countless interesting anecdotes. In addition, he was friendly & welcoming. Perfect way to kick off the trip!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
I enjoyed showing you Downtown Las Vegas. Canadians always seem to have a keen interest in our city. Best wishes. Rick
Highlight of our trip to Vegas!
Sheila_D, Mar 2023
Rick is the owner/tour guide.He was an awesome guide. He had so many great stories about Vegas past, present and what’s planned for the future. If you just walk around the area on your own it’s nice but it’s way more fun to hear interesting facts about the buildings, hotels and art work. We always stay at a mega hotel on the strip but our eyes were opened to old Vegas. The hotels are beautifully restored and the area was very clean. We plan to visit at night to see the gorgeous neon light display and take tour at Neon museum. If you like learning and seeing hidden gems from the past you would love this tour. It was a highlight of our trip!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi, Thanks so much for taking my tour and writing this thoughtful review. I loved the fact that you two had your eyes wide open to the history and the promise of this enigmatic city. Best wises to you and your family! rick
Rick needs to write a book! So knowledgeable about Las Vegas past and present!
Tony_Y, Mar 2023
Rick was an excellent guide and historian! He has an Instagram page but should really write a book!😀
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Many thanks for taking my morning tour of Downtown. I enjoyed your enthusiasm and your inerest in what makes this city unique. thanks for the nudge to write the book that's always been on my mind! Happy trails to you. rick
Fantastic! Should be a required tour for every visitor.
Lee_S, Mar 2023
Part of the Berlin Wall is in a men’s bathroom in one is the casinos? You can still stay in one of Vegas’ first hotel rooms? Cowboy Vic is officially married to Vegas Vicki? There’s a preying mantis from burning man in arts district? Lol..there’s an arts district?? Who knew? I had so much fun. Great guide! Love downtown Vegas now.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
As the solo guest on my tour that day, it was fun showing you around Fremont Street Las Vegas. In your comments you have captured some of my own favorite pop culture moments - experiences - of Downtown. Best wishes to you. Rick
Hidden treasure
Valerie_H, Feb 2023
This tour is a ‘must’ for Las Vegas visitors as well as locals! We loved the stories behind all the historic sites, and Rick Hooker’s enthusiasm was extraordinary. He made us feel like we were old friends. We would highly recommend taking this tour!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
It was a great pleasure to tour with you both through Downtown Las Vegas. I especially enjoyed the fact that you come from my own home town in Oregon - so it really was like catching up with old friends. Best wishes to you on your future travels. Rick
Great tour!
Izabela_P, Feb 2023
Rick was amazing. He is very knowledgeable and made it a fun experience. We highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi, Thanks for taking my Downtown tour - and for the review. I appreciated your interest in exploring the city and your observations and comments. Best wishes. rick
A must-do tour!
Kathryn_P, Feb 2023
This tour was such a highlight of my family's Las Vegas trip. Even the most Vegas-skeptical in our group fell in love with the city after seeing the downtown area through Rick's eyes. His deep knowledge, cultural involvement, and love of the area translated into a fabulous tour. We really enjoyed all the out-of-the way sights and learned many cool historical and contemporary tidbits that were wonderful context for the rest of our time in Vegas. The small group aspect was a huge plus as well. Thank you, Rick, for such a great experience!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
I really enjoyed touring with your family through the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. You all kept a keen eye out for authenticity of the local. It is always great to have a multigenerational group as well - the group/individual perspectives can be dynamic, and insighful for a tour guide. Thanks again, and best wishes to you all. Rick
Very informative and fun!
Caroline_B, Jan 2023
This tour exceeded my expectations! Ricky was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about downtown Las Vegas. He knew the ins and outs, the background, the history, everything you would need to know! It really opened our eyes, and we got to learn so much more than if we had done it on our own. Thank you so much Ricky for the experience! It is 110% worth it, I would recommend the tour to everyone.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
110% worth it - now that is a great review; so, many thanks to you both. I'm really pleased that our international visitors are coming back, and that you come to Downtown as part of your Las Vegas experience. Happy trails and best wishes to you in this New Year! Rick
Great Tour! Highly Recommend!!
John_D, Jan 2023
I highly recommend this tour of the old downtown Fremont area of Vegas. We learned so much and it was very interesting. It greatly exceeded our expectations. Our guide Rick was so knowledgeable and passionate about the downtown area and made it a lot of fun.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks to you both for taking my walking tour - and for the great review. I appreciated your interest in Downtown and your many observations. Best of luck to you and happy trails! Rick
Highlite of Our Las Vegas Trip
Anne_W, Jan 2023
Rick made Old Las Vegas come to life with his stories and insight about the many historic landmarks. He was knowledgeable about all the little facts and details that you would never think to stop and appreciate. The various casinos had unique features and architecture and we learned about the owners and personalities that frequented them. Ricks stories just brought everything to life for us. He even showed us a piece of the Berlin Wall which was located in the men's bathroom. Needless to say, I got some odd looks from the men! Rick also included East Fremont Street points of interest which we have never ventured into. We have been to Las Vegas numerous times and always stay on the Strip. We never realized what we were missing before and are planning to return to Downtown on our next trip. We definitely want to experience the area after dark and check out some bars and restaurants. All in all, you will not be disappointed in the tour or Rick's interesting and fun narration and would highly recommend it on your next trip to Vegas.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for taking my tour and for this great review expressing your enthusiasm and interest in Downtown. I enjoyed showing you the city that I've come to know, and going to a few spots that are off the beaten path - like the Berlin Wall in the Mens Rest Room of a hotel. Best wishes to you in the New Year, and Happy Trails in all your travels. Rick
Fantastic well worth it
Diana_R, Dec 2022
Wonderful all Of it murals, history everything he took the time to curate things for my mom and I about the history of Vegas and murals . Highly recommend
Response from Host, Dec 2022
I enjoyed touring Downtown with you and your Mom, and I appreciated your keen interest as an artist in the murals of East Fremont Street. Best wishes for the New Year!
Highly recommended
Darlene_B, Nov 2022
We are locals to Vegas but decided to take the tour with a family member who was visiting. Even though we were familiar with the area, we learned a lot of interesting history of our city and saw many things that were "new" to us. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Most tour goers are visitors so it is always a surprise and a pleasure to have locals on the walking tour. It's great that you saw some new things about Las Vegas; now you can give this tour yourselves when you have visitors! Best wishes for the holidays.
Great experience
Katja_M, Nov 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Rick. Very informative & fun! I’ve learned so many interesting historic facts about downtown! Thank again for a fun tour!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
I enjoyed showing you Downtown Las Vegas. It's great that international visitors are returning -including Germany. I was happy to hear about the city of Eisenach, my family namesake city in the eastern part of Germany. Best wishes and happy trails. - rick
Nice friendly tour - with a lot of local knowledge
Jacqueline_W, Oct 2022
Enjoyed parts of Fremont and seeing the new casinos. Rick had a lot of good details to point out and went to some great boutique hotels
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for joining the walking tour - and for the review. It was an engaging group with some really good questions. Next time you come visit with friends, you can give this Downtown tour yourself! Best wishes, Rick
Amazing Personal and Unique Tour
Eddie_C, Oct 2022
Rick was an amazing guide bringing lots of great stories and history through his own experiences working with the city of Las Vegas, it truly felt like a unique experience! The whole tour was incredibly entertaining and educational, we'd definitely recommend this to anyone looking to learn more about the culture of Las Vegas and it's history.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for taking my morning tour and contributing a review. You both had some really good questions and observations, especially the inquiry into why a building like the El Cortez is on the National Register - and now I'll work that answer into my tour narrative. Best wishes to you!
Comprehensive and entertaining
Rachelle_J, Oct 2022
Rick was an awesome tour guide! The tour was comprehensive and pretty slow paced which was great. Rick was very knowledgeable about downtown Vegas’s history and present. He also had some really good suggestions for us to do for the rest of our stay. Highly recommend this tour for all Vegas visitors!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Many thanks for taking the tour and for your keen interest in the history and personality of this city. I'm glad my recommendations were helpful and contributed to your visit. Come visit Las Vegas again! Happy Trails. rick
Loved downtown Vegas
Patricia_J, Sept 2022
The tour was amazing and I learned so much. Rick was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about pop culture/history of Vegas!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
HI, Thanks for taking my tour. It is always fun to have a solo guest as there is more time to look at and discuss the Downtown cityscape. I appreciated hearing about your own state and its relationship to Vegas in terms of gambling and hospitality. Happy trails! Rick
Wonderful tour!
NickandTina_M, Sept 2022
Rick was a great tour guide! He had so many cool stories that you won't find on Wikipedia. We met at the Mob Museum and he gave us a little history about the place and his old boss Oscar Goodman. The tour started on time and Rick made it so personal, and connected with each person on the tour. I was solo and he made me feel so comfortable mixing with the rest of the group (who were lovely by the way!) For $39 it was a great value, lasting about 1.5 hours and we even got a free cocktail at the end of the tour in the famous El Cortez bar. In a city full of gimmicks, this is not one. Rick is the real deal. If you want to experience Vegas the old school way, this tour I for you! One of my favorite parts was the Main Street Casino, with actual REAL antiques, 100-year-old stained glass and we even snuck into the Mens room to see a piece of the Berlin wall. All in all I had a blast and can’t stop talking about all the things I learned! Cheers to Rick!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hi, Thanks for the great review and saying that you enjoyed the tour as a solo guest. As an artist myself, I am always interested in how visitors in the creative industries view our city - and fashion and Vegas just seem to fit together. Many thanks, and best wishes. Rick
Not Just a Mob City
turicason, July 2022
All I can say is wow. I learned so much about the city of Vegas including its inception and history.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
HI, Thanks for taking my walking tour on a hot day in July. I enjoyed our conversations and your own insights into Las Vegas! Happy trails, Rick
This is the one you’re looking for downtown
Aaron_R, July 2022
The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Nice history lesson with lots of new places to check out. Thank you so much!
Response from Host, July 2022
Hey, thanks for taking the morning tour - and for the review. I liked the fact that you were staying in a Downtown hotel. Happy trails, and all good wishes. Rick