If you’ve never visited Las Vegas before, you might not be familiar with Container Park. It’s an outdoor mall location featuring an array of restaurants, live entertainment, and boutique shops, all located in downtown Las Vegas.
This is truly a spot you can stay at all day long and never run out of things to see or do.
t’s very family-friendly, though there are excellent activities for adults as well. Container Park Las Vegas provides everything you could want and more in a mall-type setting.
Keep reading to learn more…
General Information On Container Park
There’s a reason this park has “container” in its name. Each store is held inside either a repurposed shipping container or a metal square.
It’s a completely different look than the rest of the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll be able to see it quite easily because of this.
It provides an interesting yet cool feeling as you enter the area and take a look around. Even the sign at the entrance is placed on shipping containers. You’ll be greeted by a metal statue of a praying mantis sitting on top of an old truck.
Not only is Container Park filled with activities and restaurants, but there’s also no fee to get in.
It’s a completely free thing to do in Vegas!
However, certain activities may require tickets to be purchased ahead of time. Food, drinks, and shop items, of course, will need to be purchased as well.
Container Parl Daily Shop Hours
- Monday through Saturday: 10 am-9 pm
- Sundays: 10 am – 8 pm
Daily Restaurant Hours
- Sunday through Thursday: 11 am – 11 pm
- Friday through Saturday: 11 am – 1 am
Some rules need to be followed while visiting the park, including:
- Outside food and drinks are not allowed in the park.
- No pets are allowed – except for service animals.
- No one under 18 years old is allowed without a parent or guardian.
- Strollers can not be near the Treehouse area.
- After 9 pm, no one under the age of 21 is allowed in Container Park.
Location/ Where To Park
The Container Park is located at 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.
It’s near to the Venue Las Vegas and El Cortez Hotel. Head down 582, and you’ll find it slightly tucked away on Fremont Street.
Parking is quite easy here, even though there is no on-site parking. There are 13 available parking lots nearby that can be used to access the area easily. Parking is reasonably priced, starting at $1 per hour and going up to $3 per hour.
There’s also an option to drop family and friends off right in the loading zone. This way, if you’re not planning on staying, you won’t incur the parking costs.
Praying Mantis Info/Show
As mentioned, a giant metal praying mantis sits at the front guests and beckons guests in. During the day, this praying mantis is more similar to a statue or work of art.
At night, however, it completely changes into a fire-breathing praying mantis show. A drum circle starts this entertaining show off at 7:45 pm. This only happens for the first show, so arrive here at this time to hear the drums.
Show times and days
Shows occur only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Thursdays the shows finish at 10 pm and Fridays and Saturdays they run until 12 am. Oddly enough, there are no exact times when each show after the first begins. If you arrive at the end of a show, stay a few extra minutes, and you’ll likely be able to catch the next one.
It’s a definite must-see while in the area. For one, it’s a free show.
Also, the fire from the mantis is coordinated to the beat of the music.
Here are a few fun facts about this show. The praying mantis goes through about 50 gallons of propane every day when in use. Four trained professionals also operate it.
What else can you do in downtown Container Park?
If the praying mantis show isn’t your cup of tea – don’t worry; there are plenty of things to do and activities for all ages.
Starting with the Treehouse – a giant playground in the middle of the park.
You’ll most likely find a good number of children sliding down the slides and playing here as you walk through the area. There are excellent spots to sit where you can both enjoy a drink or snack while watching your kids play.
Beyond that, there is a multitude of shops. The shopping center has three levels and includes shops with clothing, jewelry; you name it. If you’re craving a snack and don’t want to stop at a restaurant, there is also a candy shop, jerky shop, and popcorn shop.
Food and Dining
There are six restaurants to choose from, ranging in food styles from BBQ to tacos. Don’t worry; there’s a vegan option as well – Simply Pure.
Each restaurant offers plenty of seating inside and outside – if the weather’s nice, grab a patio seat while you enjoy your meal and drinks.
The park provides other activities during the week as well – some are free, and some require an activity fee. Tuesday nights are Karaoke Nights. Bring your friends and sing your favorite songs from 7 pm to 10 pm every week. No fee is listed for this activity.
You’ll also be able to participate in yoga each Saturday and Sunday at Container Park. It runs from 9:20 am to 10:20 am on both days. There is a $9 fee to participate in yoga, though you get to enjoy the fresh air as you do your poses.
Finally, stop by for drink deals daily at Bin 702. They’re run from 3 pm to 6 pm and offer $20 bottles of wine and other drink specials. It’s worth checking out, especially if you’re able to get out of work early.
Container Park is not one of your ordinary outdoor shopping malls, it is one of the top things to do in Downtown Las Vegas.
It’s much more interesting due to the array of activities to do. Don’t forget to stop by for a few drinks and a bite to eat to support local businesses. Catch the praying mantis show on the way out.