Who said Las Vegas has to be expensive? I will show you a complete list of Free Things to do in Las Vegas in this article.
- Free shows and entertainment…
- Free attractions…
- Along with free things to see on the Las Vegas Strip.
So, if you want to save money in Vegas, check out this complete list of things to do for free.
Let’s get going…
P.S. Don’t forget to see the map at the bottom of this list!
Best Free Things to Do on the Las Vegas Strip
There are plenty of things to see and do on the Las Vegas Strip for free tonight.
Related: 20 things to do under $25 in Vegas
Hail Caesar! Atlantis Fountain Show at Forum Shops
Location: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd space b05, map | Category: Show and Entertainment
When: Thur – Mon, every hour, noon to 8 pm, Dark Tues & Wed
This animatronic show at the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace tells the story of King Atlas and his children who fight over the throne of Atlantis. Nine-foot-tall statues use fire and water to delight people of all ages. Be sure to also see the Atlantis Aquarium nearby.
Drift Away at the Free Wynn’s Lake of Dreams Show
Location: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Show & Entertainment
The water spectacle at Wynn features a 40-foot waterfall with more than 4,000 lights and amazing holographic images and puppetry, all set to music. The show runs nightly at dusk, every 30 minutes.
Tip: Enjoy the view of the waterfall at SW Steakhouse or Lakeside at the Wynn
Bellagio’s Symphony of Fountains
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Show & Entertainment
Prepare to be mesmerized by this breathtaking water and light show, one of the best things to see on the Vegas strip.
Choreographed to a concert of classical, opera, Broadway and pop music, this 15-minute aquatic jaw dropper can be viewed from many locations in the Bellagio, or right from the Strip sidewalk.
The Bellagio fountains are probably the most visited attraction on the strip.
- Mon – Fri: 3-6 pm, every 30 min
- Mon – Fri: 7 pm – Midnight, every 15 min
- Sat, Sun, & Holidays: noon to 6:30 pm, every 30 min
- Sat, Sun, & Holidays: 7 pm – Midnight, every 15 min
Ride Free Trams on the Strip
Location: Vegas Strip | Attractions
Did you know there are three free trams on the strip?
- Mandalay Bay to Luxor to Excalibur Tram
- Park MGM to Aria to Bellagio Tram
- Mirage to Treasure Island Tram
See Exploding Fireballs from the Mirage Volcano
Location: 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction
Feel your heart pound as this Vegas volcano begins to rumble and escalate to explosions of fire spray and steam with this free attraction on the Vegas strip.
Set to music from The Grateful Dead, the fire and lights show happens nightly every hour from 7 pm to 11 pm.
Beauty and Blooms at Bellagio Conservatory
Location: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction
This breathtaking 14,000-square-foot garden is designed and themed annually according to season and holiday. Located in the lobby of the Bellagio hotel, lose yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and wondrous beauty of this free botanical dreamscape.
“M” stands for “Mmmmm” at M&M’s
Location: 3785 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction
M&M World is four stories of chocolate paradise!
Located on the south end of the Strip, each floor offers sweet and wonderful themes and activities—from personalizing your own candy to browsing M&M’s collectibles and merchandise. If you’re a chocolate lover or Americana aficionado, don’t miss this scrumptious retail-entertainment attraction.
Countless Kisses at Hershey’s Chocolate World
Location: 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction
You can be surrounded by all your favorite chocolate candy at the Hersey Chocolate World.
The store is located at the New York New York Hotel and Casino and has more than 800 varieties of chocolates and candy. There’s even a sculpture of the Statue of Liberty made from 800 pounds of milk chocolate.
Colorful & Captivating Coral Reef Aquarium At Mirage
Location: 3400 Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction
It’s hard to imagine the makings of a coral reef in the middle of the desert. Yet at the Mirage, behind the front desk, are all the makings of a thriving coral reef, there for your viewing pleasure.
A 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium stocked with angelfish, pufferfish, tangs and several other exotic sea creatures, most notably three different types of sharks.
The LINQ Promenade
Location: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction
I LOVE Sugar is here, featuring a 14,000-square-foot candy shop, which is the largest candy shop in the world.
Shop til you drop at Fashion Show Mall
Location: 3200 Las Vegas Blvd S, map | Category: Attraction
This large Vegas Strip Shopping Mall hosts fashion shows and other exciting events.
There are many high-end fashion designer boutiques, retailers, and specialty shops at Fashion Show Mall.
Explore all the Amazing Art at Resorts World
Location: 3000 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction
One of the newest resorts in Vegas offers a wide variety of art throughout the resort.
See if you can spot all the unique art.
Take a photo at The Welcome to Vegas Sign
Location: 5100 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to see
The iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, with its historic Americana design, is definitely worth a photo op! Located on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard, stop there on your way into town and start making memories.
There is a parking lot across the street from the sign and a pedestrian bridge over to the sign where people can take pictures.
See High Flying Circus Acts at Circus Circus
Location: 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to See
Enjoy these free fantastic circus performers as they fly through the air with the greatest ease!
Be awed by these acts performed daily at the Carnival Midway Arcade.
Art Lover’s Paradise at the Cosmopolitan, ARIA, and City Center
Location: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, map | Category: Things to See
Walk through The Cosmopolitan and experience a wide range of provocative and interactive artwork, all striving to bring accessibility and appreciation of the arts to all guests visiting the hotel.
Numerous works of art are strewn throughout CityCenter and ARIA…from grand installations to sculptures and paintings. This abounding collection of art makes these casinos a must-see for any art enthusiast.
The Light Show at Eiffel Tower Paris
Location: 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to See
The Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Hotel and Casino has a flashy, colorful light show that runs for five minutes every hour and a half hour from sunset to midnight.
There are more than 300 colored lights and 800 strobe lights that are part of the display that can be seen from the strip.
See the World’s Brightest Light Beam at Luxor
Location: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to See
Visitors of the Luxor can see the brightest beam of light in the world at the pyramid located at the Egyptian-themed hotel and casino.
The light beam can be seen from 275 miles away on clear nights.
Visit Venice Right In Vegas
Location: 3377 Las Vegas Blvd S, map | Category: Things to See
The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian have turned strolling and shopping into an exquisite tour through the Venice Canals.
Cross the bridges, stop at a waterfront café, watch the Gondolas, eat gelato on the piazza, and enjoy the roaming opera singers and performance artists. Just know the same rule applies to the real Venice canals—don’t jump in!
Fun by Foot Through Connected Casinos
Stroll seamlessly from one casino to another via connecting sidewalk entrances found along the Strip, the best way to visit multiple must-see old and new Vegas casinos all in one day! Be sure to take advantage of pedestrian crosswalks and bridges for safe and fast crossing over large intersections.
Tip: Save on strip hotels in Vegas by booking with these vegas hotel deals.
Be A Pinball Wizard at The Pinball Hall of Fame
Location: 4925 Las Vegas Blvd S, map | Category: Museums
This pinball museum serves as a salute to vintage arcades and the nostalgia evoked by these classic machines. This non-profit organization charges no cover, only a fee to play each machine, from .25- $1.
Ten thousand square feet of pinball machines!
Free Things to Do Downtown and Off The Vegas Strip
Head to DTLV and explore all the free entertainment and sights.
See Vegas Vickie
Location: 8 Fremont St, map | Category: Attraction
See the iconic Vegas Vickie neon sign inside Circa Casino in downtown Las Vegas.
See The Fremont Street Experience
Location: 425 E Fremont St, map | Category: Attraction
Don’t miss the unique and fun off-Strip Fremont Experience.
Lined with street vendors, artists, musicians, and cuisine, stroll Fremont Street and “trip out” from its psychedelic electric sky music and light show. Definitely, a night to remember and tops the list for free attractions in Downtown Las Vegas!
Tip: The Viva Light Show is at the top of the hour nightly, from 6 pm to 2 am.
A Photo Worth a Million Bucks at Binion’s
Location: 128 E Fremont St, map | Category: Things to see
You can dream of a million in cool cash, but seeing it stacked up in person is a reality you must keep for the records. Take this free photo op at Vegas’s iconic Binion’s in Downtown Las Vegas.
See The Largest Gold Nugget!
Location: 129 E Fremont St, map | Category: Things to See
The iconic Golden Nugget Casino is home to The Hand Of Faith, the largest gold nugget in existence!
On public display in the casino, this impressive 60-pound chunk of gold gives visitors a veritable “gold rush,” just by looking at it.
Explore Downtown Container Park and Praying Mantis
Location: 707 E Fremont St, map | Category: Things to See
In Downtown Vegas, Container Park greets you with a giant fire-breathing insect sculpture!
A shopping center and park, as its name describes, the stores are created by adjoining, stacked shipping containers turned building units!
Tip: There are plenty of outdoor activities in Las Vegas.
Visit Seven Magic Mountains
Location: S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction
This art installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone is located in the Ivanpah Valley Desert ten miles south of Las Vegas. The artwork is a sculpture featuring seven towers of painted boulders standing thirty feet tall.
Breathtaking Views of Hoover Dam and ByPass Bridge
Location: map | Category: Outdoor Activity
Hoover Dam, a Man-Made Wonder of the World, and its accompanying ByPass Bridge (The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge) are must-sees during your Vegas trip! These breathtaking architectural marvels are free to visit and just a 1/2 hour from the Strip. Guided tours of the dam and powerplant do require a ticket purchase.
Hike Your Rocks Off At Red Rock Canyon
Category: Outdoor Activity
If you love to hike, don’t miss out on the great desert colors and panoramic views unique to Southern Nevada and only a 1/2 hour from the Strip.
Be Amazed at AREA15
AREA15 in Las Vegas offers an unparalleled and immersive experience, blending secret locations, captivating art, thrilling rides, and enticing food, making it a unique and unforgettable destination for both music festival enthusiasts and adventure seekers.
Fishy and Fabulous Aquarium at the Silverton
Location: 3333 Blue Diamond Rd, map | Category: Attraction
Named “Best Free Attraction in Las Vegas“, The 117,000-gallon aquarium at Silverton Casino features tropical fish and mermaids that swim through the waters and interact with guests. Feeding shows happen daily at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
Related: 7 Amazing Aquariums in Las Vegas
There are also freshwater aquariums at the Bass Pro Shop onsite at the hotel.
Decadence in the Desert at Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Location: 2 Cactus Garden Dr, map | Category: Attraction
The chocolate factory and gift shop offers premium chocolates and wine with a free self-guided factory tour, a three-acre cactus garden, and add-ons visitors can purchase, like chocolate tastings, and chocolate-making classes.
Are drinks still free in Vegas?
Generally, yes. You can still score a few drinks in Vegas casinos. But, don’t expect them to flow steadily.
Ideally, you should at least tip $1-$5 per drink. The bigger upfront tip usually speeds up the service for additional drinks.
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