Pawn Stars is an American reality television show that features a pawn shop in Las Vegas. It’s an entertaining show even though the events are staged for TV. If you’ve watched show, it’s worth a visit to Gold & Silver Pawn Shop while you’re in Las Vegas.
We found the shop in a scruffy part of town – it looked just like the TV Show. There was a parking lot with attendants. Surprisingly there wasn’t a charge for parking – usually these things become monetised pretty quickly.
There wasn’t a line to get into the shop, nor an admission charge – it just felt like a regular store, albeit with some really interesting items of memorabilia.
None of the main characters from the show (Rick, Corey & Chumlee) were behind the counters, but we didn’t expect that. Apparently you can pay for a VIP tour, with a meet and greet, that also includes visits to other History channel reality shows. The tour is $99 which doesn’t seem too expensive.
There was a Rick standee – I’m the one on the left!
The shop was pretty interesting and it was good to see it just operating as a real shop, not just a TV set.
I imagine we were like the majority of visitors – we didn’t buy or pawn anything. If you have an interesting item to pawn and want to try and be on the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org with photos and information about your items.
Our visit was part of our May/June 2019 USA Trip – click here for all the USA trip reviews.
Rick Harrison’s Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
713 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Open daily from 9am to 9pm
Rick and Chumlee can be seen most weeks right next door to the shop at Pawn Plaza (facebook.com/pawnplaza). Friday and Saturday nights you can meet Rick when he is bartending at his bar, Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ and Tavern; follow them here for the latest appearance schedule (https://www.facebook.com/RicksRsbbq). Chumlee can be found most days Weds – Sunday from 12-4pm at his candy shop in Pawn Plaza starting at noon (https://www.facebook.com/ChumsCandy).