Las Vegas History Series - Fremont Hotel

Las Vegas History Series - Fremont Hotel
The Fremont Hotel

Last week, on May 18th 2016, the Fremont Hotel celebrated its 60th Anniversary. 
 
Designed by architect Wayne McAllister when the Fremont Hotel opened its doors in 1956 it was the tallest building in the state of Nevada.  The Fremont was built for a cost of $6 million ($53 million in today's dollars) and at the time of its opening it had 155 rooms.
 
In 1959 a young Wayne Newton, 18 at the time, made his very first appearance in Las Vegas at the Fremont Hotel in its Carnival Lounge.
 
In 1963 the Fremont added the 14 story Ogden tower and one of the city's first vertical parking lots.
 
The Fremont Hotel is one of the casinos currently located in the Fremont Street Experience and is located on what is commonly called the 'Four Corners.'  This is the intersection of Fremont Street and Casino Central Blvd and includes the Fremont Hotel, the 4 Queens, the Golden Nugget and Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel.  These four casinos are often though of as the "anchor" of Fremont Street.  
 
The Fremont Hotel also had featured in major motion pictures.  The Fremont was featured in the 1992 Disney Picture Honey, I Blew Up the Kids and scenes from the 1996 movie Swingers were filmed in the Fremont Hotel.  
 
Don't miss stopping by the Fremont Hotel during your next trip to Las Vegas and visit one of the Grand Dames of Downtown Las Vegas.
Fremont Hotel Casino Chips
The Fremont Hotel is located on the 'four corners' of Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas
 
Chips from the Fremont Hotel are a welcome addition to any collection of Las Vegas Casino Chips. 
Fremont Hotel $2 Slot Token
The first $1 gaming tokens were minted in 1965. Before 1965, all casinos used Silver Dollars in dollar slot machines and in some table games.

Own a piece of history with this token. These are a great collector's item and or gift.  
 
This item can be purchased exclusively at our Ebay Store.
Fremont Hotel Silver Strike
This Silver Strike from the Fremont Hotel is a ideal addition for the Silver Strike collector or as a souvenir from Las Vegas.
 
This item can be purchased exclusively at our Ebay Store.
Fremont Hotel Casino Dice
Add a pair of matching serial number collector Casino Dice from the Fremont Hotel to your collection. They also make the perfect souvenir or gift from your time in Las Vegas.

Don't Miss the 24th Annual Casino Collectibles Convention!

June 23 - 25, 2016

At The South Point Hotel & Casino
 
Dozens of dealer tables. Daily educational seminars.  Annual live auction of casino chips and memorabilia.  Buy, sell or trade chips, silver strikes, tokens, slot cards, room keys, dice, playing cards, COINS, ashtrays, matchbooks, swizzle sticks, TITOs, postcards, and more!  
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