Downtown

Things to do in Downtown

The first non-native permanent settlement in the Valley, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort was established by Mormon missionaries in 1855.

Housed in a repurposed warehouse just south of downtown Las Vegas, The Arts Factory is the center of the vibrant 18b Las Vegas Arts District. Founded in 1997 by Studio West Photography owner Wes Myles Isbutt, The Arts Factory is dedicated to promoting and nurturing up-and-coming artists.

The Las Vegas Springs Preserve, a 180-acre protected nature area just a few miles west of the Strip, may seem an unlikely location for a giant showcase of energy efficiency and sustainable living.

Part street carnival—fire-breathers, mimes, exhibitionists, and local bands mix with the pedestrian traffic—and part serious exhibition, the art crawl takes place on the first Friday of each month and meanders around the galleries that have set up shop in downtown’s former warehouses and auto bod