The Most Unique Sightings Exclusive to Downtown Las Vegas
March 31, 2018
Downtown Las Vegas is packed with one-of-a-kind experiences that will leave you with both memories and bragging rights. Fill your future dinner party conversations with enviable experiences facilitated only by the offerings of Downtown Vegas. Feel like playing rare vintage casino games? Done. Want to swim alongside exotic sea life? No problem. Downtown is home to some of the most unusual Vegas attractions you can find.
Here are just a few of the unique attractions you will see while downtown Las Vegas sightseeing:
1 – Sigma Derby at the D
The second floor of the D Hotel and Casino will transport you back in time. Old Vegas glamour comes to life amongst an impressive collection of rare vintage casino games. Music of the times makes the experience all the more nostalgic. However, what really makes this step back in time special is the Sigma Derby slot machine. One of only a few in the country, this operating Sigma Derby game is perfect for those seeking a communal gaming experience. Test your luck and play like they did in Vegas’ early days.
2 – World’s Largest Slot Machine
When it comes to Las Vegas sightseeing, Fremont Street is a must. On Fremont Street, you can gaze upon the world’s largest slot machine and launch out of it on a zip line. In true Vegas form, Slotzilla goes above and beyond when it comes to thrilling experiences. Guests can either choose to ride the Zip Line (in a seated position) or the Zoom Line (laying down). Either option is a once-in-a-lifetime ride down Fremont Street on one of the most famous Downtown Las Vegas attractions.
3 – World’s Largest Video Screen
At 1500 feet long and 90 feet wide, the Viva Vision screen is a sight you have to see in person to appreciate. After sunset, Viva Vision Light shows run every hour and dazzle onlookers with visuals and music for about six minutes. An icon of Fremont Street, the Viva Vision screen is a must-see when it comes to Vegas attractions.
4 – Swim With the Fish at the Golden Nugget Hotel Pool
The Golden Nugget takes swimming to the next level with their aquarium-adjacent pool. Guests can float alongside exotic sea life including sharks and other fish. As if that’s not enough for the thrill-seeker in you, a 30-foot water slide takes guests inside the tank, giving them an up close and personal perspective of the sea life
5 – Free Slot Machine
Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Located between Binion’s and Four Queens is a free slot machine ready to make a lucky winner’s day. A winning spin can win you anything from free play time to $2,500 cash.
6 – $1 Million Cash
Speaking of cash, you can take a photo with $1 million in bills ranging from ones to hundreds at Binion’s Gambling Hall. The display proudly holds the bills in a pyramid design, creating the perfect photo op. The best part? It’s totally free and you get to take home a glossy photo with a souvenir frame.
7 – The City’s Timeline
One of the more educational attractions in Downtown Las Vegas is the timeline embedded into the sidewalks. Venture over to Fremont East to deepen your understanding of how today’s Vegas came to be. Bronze medallions are embedded into the sidewalk that “walk” you through a timeline peppered with fun facts. Take a stroll and simultaneously learn about Vegas icons like Benny Binion and Steve Wynn.
8 – A Piece of Blarney Castle
If you’re looking to experience the famous Blarney Castle in Ireland without leaving the states, look no further than the D Hotel and Casino. “Kissing the Blarney” is an Irish phrase that implies a kiss of the stone yields great fortune and luck. According to legend, people have risked their lives to be able to do so. Lucky for you, the Blarney Stone is readily available for good luck rubs (which is recommended over kisses for sanitary reasons).
A walk through Downtown Las Vegas is sure to keep your head turning. From rare photo ops to jaw-dropping Fremont Street attractions, there’s no shortage of unique sightings here. These sightings add to the city’s infectious energy and make it an exciting place to experience.