Thanks to Kristen Peterson and Las Vegas Weekly for including our Pop Culture walking tour of Fremont Street in the “right now guide to original Vegas.” Babs and I are planning to launch another cultural walking tour to include 4 downtown neighborhoods in early 2016. We have found that Europeans especially love experiencing the heart of Las Vegas.
Between ziplines, vendors, buskers, bands, light shows and outdoor bars, Fremont Street has become a modern-day celebration of momentary flash, catering directly to pupil-dilating experiences and short attention spans. For longtime locals it’s still a beloved stretch of history embodying the city’s origins and forgotten small-town feel, a narrative that gets drowned out by the carnival.
So when Richard Hooker retired from his job as urban arts coordinator for the City of Las Vegas, he decided to team up with travel expert Babs Daitch to reveal Downtown’s famous past and present through walking tours that consider Las Vegas through a historical narrative, encompassing everything from politics to design to popular culture… Read Article