Unfortunately, several shop closings have made Neonopolis somewhat more empty in recent years. Nevertheless, there are a few notable tenants, making this mall a “hidden treasure” for some. Popular shops include Rockstar Tattoo
, Toy Shack
and the notorious Heart Attack Grill restaurant.
Store hours vary.
In the Fremont East Entertainment District, just past the stretch of bars and El Cortez casino, visitors will find the entrance to Downtown Container Park marked by a 55-foot metal mantis. This unique 19,000-square-foot retail complex was built from shipping containers and features a striking industrial decor. Most of the park’s 25 shops are housed within these repurposed shipping cubes. At only 250 square feet, the cubes/shops can get pretty cozy. However, this forces the tenants to get creative with their use of space.
Container Park is one of the best places to check out local owner-operated boutiques that reflect the spirit of downtown. You’ll find trendy one-of-a-kind women’s clothing stores like American Vagabound, Blue Raven Boutique and Boutiqueaholics. For those interested in unique art galleries, check out Lil’ Art Bodega and Disney Fine Art. There’s even a shop dedicated solely to leggings called Crazy Legs.
As a “multi-use area,” Container Park is more than just a high-concept outdoor mall. With a playground and daily activities, its one of the best spots downtown to take the whole family. Leave the kids to enjoy the 40-foot tree house while you shop.
Shopping hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Antiques in the Arts District
When it comes to antique shopping in Las Vegas, nowhere can compete with the Downtown Arts District. Within this roughly 18-block district, one can find 14 antique shops selling everything from clothing and furniture to posters and dishware. Many of the shops are located on Main Street near the corner of Charleston Boulevard.
Las Vegas is a great for visiting collectors and hoarders as the antique shops are often stocked with vintage items reflecting the city’s casino culture. These are the kinds of items in which Medusa’s Antiques and Retro Vegas specialize. For those with a passion for old-school gaming and pinball, a stop at Main Street America
is a must. The Arts District is also home to the antique shop Rick’s Restorations
, which is the subject of the reality series “American Restoration” on the History channel.
Transportation & Parking
Thanks to the Strip & Downtown Express and Deuce bus routes, all of these locations are accessible to those staying on the Strip. There are direct stops at the Fremont Street Experience, Premium Outlets North and the Arts District. For a quicker trip, cab rides can run anywhere from $15 - $25 one way from the Strip. Free parking is available in parking garages at the outlet mall and throughout Fremont Street for those with their own transportation.