Most people think of spending a lot of money in casinos when they think of Las Vegas, Nevada. However, a lot of people don’t realize there are many free things to do in Vegas. If you want to know what some of these things are, then continue to read the rest of this article.
1. Circus-Circus– This attraction is the largest permanent circus in the world, and there are rides there. However, the rides are not free, but you can watch circus acts perform, so if you have kids with you, then you’ll want to bring them to Circus-Circus. You’ll be able to watch acrobats and unicyclists perform stunts, and you’ll have a great time. You’ll be able to view the stunts above the casino floor, and the shows take place every 30 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of chances to go to Circus-Circus to see performers dazzle you.
2. The Silverton Hotel Aquarium– The aquarium at Silverton Hotel is fantastic, and best of all you can view it for free. The hotel is open 24/7, so you can go and see the aquarium whenever you like. You will enjoy seeing over 3,000 exotic fish swimming around. In fact, 160 species of fish can be found in the aquarium, and this includes triggerfish, parrotfish, leopard shark and unicorn tang to name a few.
Don’t worry about having to stand on your feet to view the fish. There are plenty of benches right by the aquarium. All you have to do is take a seat and lose yourself by watching the fish.
3. The Welcome Sign– ‘The Welcome To Las Vegas’ isn’t your average sign and tourists from around the world flock to it to get a picture with it, and best of all it is a free attraction. The sign has been featured in many movies and television shows, as well as numerous publications. The sign is legendary, and it is located right on the Las Vegas Strip, just a little south of the Mandalay Bay Casino. Make sure you visit the sign both during the day and at night because it looks amazing when it’s lit up and you’ll want to get a photo of it, and don’t forget that the sign isn’t going anywhere, so feel free to visit it anytime.
4. Mirage Volcano- Another free attraction you can check out is the Volcano at the Mirage, which has been there since 1989, and since it has opened, it has become one of the most popular attractions in Vegas. You will love watching the fire come out of the makeshift volcano, as well as the music that plays. In fact, it’s safe to say this is one of the most thrilling attractions in Vegas, and best of all you can stand right there and view it up-close, so be prepared to be amazed. Just like the Vegas welcome sign, the volcano is quite spectacular at night, so visit it during the day and at night.
5. Bliss Dance- No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without seeing Bliss Dance, which is a massive statue that stands 40-feet high and weighs 7,500 pounds. The sculpture is of a dancing woman, and it was created by the talented Marco Cochrane, who worked on it for a year and a half. He created it because he attended the Burning Man festival in Black Rock Desert and he liked the feminine energy there. The statue was built using stainless steel and more than 2,000 LED lights, which illuminates the figure.
Feel free to visit the statue first thing in the morning, or in the middle of the night. It is available to view 24/7. As for where it’s located, you’ll find it right between the Monte Carlo and the New York-New York, but you’ll have no problem finding it because the statute does stand out.
6. The Bellagio Conservatory– This is a conservatory that is located in the Bellagio hotel & casino. The casino may cost you money, but the conservatory is free to everyone. Best of all, it is open 24 hours a day, so feel free to go to it whenever you want, but make sure you pay it a visit.
The conservatory is filled with many types of flowers, and you’ll enjoy viewing them and learning about them. Not only will you have the chance to see amazing flowers, but you’ll see trees and plants here. They are arranged in a way that will take your breath away. It’s worth pointing out that there are tens of thousands of plants, flowers, and trees located here, and there is no other floral display in the world that can compare to the one at the Bellagio Conservatory.
7. The Park- Make sure you visit The Park, which can be found between the Monte Carlo and the New York-New York. The promenade is six acres, which is home to plenty of dining options, entertainment options, and nightlife options. If you don’t want to spend money on any of those things, then don’t worry because you can enjoy yourself by walking around and viewing various art pieces and structures. Also, make sure you bring a camera so you can snap a few photos of the hundreds of trees located at The Park, which also features two water-walls you’ll want to check out.
8. Sunset Stampede- This exhibit is located in Sam Town’s on Boulder Highway, and it is not that far of a drive from the Las Vegas Strip. While here, you’ll have the chance to check out a laser light and fountain show, and you will feel as if you’re in the middle of the woods, even if you’re in Las Vegas. There is a lot of makeshift animals, books, and greenery to be enjoyed here, and the ambiance is fantastic.
You and your family will enjoy viewing showcases such as wolves, eagles, deer and more. Don’t worry about being on your feet for extended periods of time because there are plenty of benches and wooden seats in the area, and there is a gazebo area you’ll be able to use. If you’re looking for a free Vegas attraction where you can spend a good amount of time at, then look no further than Sunset Stampede.
9. M&M’s World– This is a large shopping mall, but don’t worry because you won’t have to pay anything to enter and you will have plenty of fun walking around and looking at everything. If you have a family, they too will love this attraction. It can be found right near the world famous MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
This place is massive, as it has four floors. You’ll notice that there are plenty of impressive window displays, and you’ll see all of the bright colors and M&M memorabilia. You and your family will love walking around, listing to the upbeat music over the speakers, as well as having the chance to do a little bit of shopping, if you wish. As previously mentioned, there is no admission fee to enter M&M’s World, but you will need money if you plan on shopping there.
10. Linq Promenade- Another free attraction is the Linq Promenade that is home to a lot of places to eat, shops and entertainment options, which do cost money, but walking around the promenade is completely free. You don’t need to have money to enjoy yourself at the Linq Promenade. You can view the observation wheel that is located there, and it is the tallest in the world, as it stands at 550-feet.
You will feel as if you’re in another world when you enter the Linq Promenade. Not only that but if you go in the evening, you’ll be dazzled by the lights. It’s free to pedestrians, and it is always open, so anytime is a good time to visit the Linq Promenade.
11. The Palazzo Waterfall– Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes is the Palazzo Waterfall, which is free to view. The waterfall is amazing, and so are the gardens. This multi-story atrium not only features exotic flowers and a waterfall, but it has a domed skylight. It’s worth mentioning that the people who work on the gardens change it up with the seasons, so each season you go there, you can expect to see new stuff, which is exactly why you should visit the Palazzo Waterfall whenever you go to Vegas.
12. Wildlife Habitat– The Flamingo Hotel has a wildlife exhibit that is free for the public to enjoy, so make sure it is one of the first places you visit when you arrive in Vegas. As for what you can see there, you’ll have the chance to see pink flamingos and exotic ducks. In fact, you might be surprised at how close you can get to the birds, so make sure you have your camera on hand when you go to the wildlife habitat.
It’s hard to believe that this attraction is smack in the middle of a busy resort, but it is. You’ll be surprised at how quiet and peaceful this exhibit is, and you’ll be impressed with how many streams, brooks, and waterfalls are located here. If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do, then make sure you visit the wildlife habitat at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino.
Furthermore, it’s worth mentioning that there are plenty of animals to see here, so it’s advisable to make sure your phone or camera is fully charged. The flamingos will likely be the first animals you spot when you enter the area. These birds grow quite big, as they grow to be around four feet tall, and they don’t weigh a lot. If you have kids, then they will likely fall in love with these birds because of how colorful they are, and they are known for having quirky personalities.
13. Walk The Strip- You don’t need money to walk along the Vegas Strip. Sure, it does cost money to go out to eat, shop, gamble and so forth, but you can easily be entertained by going for a walk along the strip. Don’t forget; the strip is just a little over four miles long, so you can easily spend a few hours walking and taking in the surrounding areas. However, if you want to get the ‘Vegas experience’, then you should walk the strip at night because there is nothing like seeing all of the lights and hearing all the sounds as you take a stroll down the strip.
Also, while on the Las Vegas Strip, you will have plenty of chances to rest because there are no shortages of places to sit and relax. You don’t have to spend money, but if you have a few dollars to you, then you can grab a snack and grab a seat and just take in the area. You will love the bright lights and the sounds of the Las Vegas Strip.
14. The Marjorie Museum- This museum is closed on Sundays, and it opens at nine in the morning and closes at five in the afternoon Mondays thru Fridays, while on Saturdays it opens at noon and closes at five. The museum is free to enter, and it is fun for the entire family, and while here you’ll have the chance to view pre-Colombian art, as well as modern pieces and contemporary pieces. The museum was founded back in 1969, and since then it has grown to become one of the most famous museums in the state of Nevada, which is why you should pay it a visit. Not only will the artwork leave you impressed, but so will the decor of the museum.
Las Vegas is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. If you have avoided going there due to the thought of spending too much money, then you are missing out because there are plenty of free things to do. With that said, book your trip to Vegas today and do some of the things discussed above.