The Best Free Things to Do in Vegas Today

Who said Las Vegas has to be expensive? In this article, I will show you a complete list of Free Things to do in Las Vegas.

  • 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!

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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

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Fall of Atlantis in the Forum Shops

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.

Wynn Las Vegas free lake show - free attraction on the Strip
Lake show at the Wynn

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

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Bellagio fountains, as seen from above.

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.  

Show Times:

  • 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
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Aria Express Tram

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

World Famous Dueling Pianos at New York New York

Location: 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Shows & Entertainment

The Bar at Times Square is considered the ultimate neighborhood bar and was voted the No. 1 rated dueling piano bar in Vegas. The bar opens in the afternoon, but there is a fee to guarantee a seat at the bar or a table.

Open as late as 3 am on the weekends.

Save on Multiple Shows and Attractions

Go City Pass Las Vegas free things to do

If you are interested in seeing more than one show and visiting several attractions, you may as well get a Go City Las Vegas Pass.

You are basically getting “free” shows and attractions in addition to the ones you are already paying for.

Get the Go City Pass

More Free Attractions and Things to see in Vegas

There are so many things to do in Las Vegas, but which ones are free? Keep browsing as I highlight some of the best free attractions in Las Vegas and on The Strip.

Related: Things to do during the day in Las Vegas

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The Mirage Casino holds a nightly eruption of its famous volcano. Get the kids out to see it at least once while you’re in Vegas!

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.

Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio Conservatory

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.

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“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 found at NYNY 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.

Flamingo exhibit at Flamingo

Escape to the Exotic at Flamingo’s Wildlife Habitat

Location: 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction

Go wild in Vegas! The Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo is 15 acres of lush foliage, islands, streams, and waterfalls and is home to exotic birds, fish, and turtles.

Open from dawn to dusk daily, the wildlife habitat at The Flamingo features a flock of Chilean flamingos, two brown pelicans, ducks, and Sacred Ibis, as well as swans, turtles, and koi fish.

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Carnaval Court at Harrah’s

Location: 3475 Las Vegas Blvd S, map | Category: Attraction

This famous nightlife attraction is an open-air street party that happens in the middle of the strip in front of Harrah’s.

Live bands and DJs perform daily and at night, with flair bartenders serving unique cocktails.

Hours: 12 pm to 4 am daily

The Park is right near Park MGM and connects to T- Mobile Arena

The Park

Location: 3782 S Las Vegas Blvd, map |

The immersive outdoor dining and entertainment experience at The Park is unlike any other in Vegas and brings the New York New York Hotel, Park MGM, and T-Mobile Arena together to be able to feature a plethora of outdoor events, patio seating, and beautiful desert landscaping.

Grand Bazaar Shops
Grand Bazaar Shops

International Sights and Sounds at Grand Bazaar Shops

Location: 3635 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction

Found center strip at the entrance to Horseshoe, The Grand Bazaar Shops are a dynamic retail shopping attraction featuring specialty shops, souvenirs, and foodie favorites like Wahlburger and Blue-Ribbon Fried Chicken.

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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.

LINQ Promenade

The LINQ Promenade

Location: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction

The LINQ Promenade is home to the High Roller Ferris Wheel with a boardwalk feel and many shops offering specialty items, souvenirs, and major retailers.

I LOVE Sugar is here, featuring a 14,000-square-foot candy shop, which is the largest candy shop in the world.

The Atlantis Aquarium

Location: 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction

The Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops feature the 50,000-gallon Atlantis Aquarium.

The Fall of Atlantis show takes place here, but the aquarium can be visited anytime.

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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.

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Line Dancing at Gilley’s

Location: 3300 Las Vegas S Blvd, map | Category: Attraction

Typically every Monday through Thursday, Gilley’s offers free line dancing lessons at 7 pm. This is a great way to spend time with the locals and get to know another side of fabulous Las Vegas.

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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.

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Vegas Whiskey Experience at the Venetian

Location: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction

The Grand Canal Shops at the Venetian is home to a whiskey and tequila tasting experience at Spirits & Spice.

Although not a free event, tour and tasting tickets start at $10.

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Step Back In Time With A Vintage Vegas Sign Photo Op

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. 

When: See the schedule

Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan
Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan, among other artistic pieces throughout the hotel.

Art Lover’s Paradise at the Cosmopolitan

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.

Inside City Center

A Mighty Fine Time at CityCenter’s Fine Art Collection

Location: 3720 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to see

Strewn throughout CityCenter are numerous works of art…from grand installations to sculptures and paintings.

This abounding collection of art makes the CityCenter a must-see for any art enthusiast.

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Miracle Mile Rainstorm 

Location: 3663 Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to See

Every hour or half-hour, depending on the day, an exciting indoor rainstorm happens at the Miracle Mile Shops.

The show includes thunder and lightning, rain, and fog.

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See The Artistic Beauty of the Human Form At Bellagio’s Cirque du Soleil Art Gallery

Location: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to See

The artworks of Richard MacDonald are on display at the Bellagio Cirque de Soleil Art Gallery outside of the O Theater.

The sculptures capture the human body and immortalize grace, strength, joy, and the discipline that dancers have.

Palazzo Waterfall Atrium

Location: 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to See

You don’t have to be a guest at the Palazzo to see the beautiful Venetian Waterfall Atrium and Gardens. The multi-story atrium showcases an elegant waterfall and landscapes created from exotic flowers and plants.

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September 11th Tribute at New York New York

Location: 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to See

A large granite structure at the base of the Lady Liberty replica statue at the New York New York Hotel and Casino is a beautiful memorial for the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City.

People leave t-shirts and personal notes, among other things, to express their feelings.

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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.

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Experience The “STREETMOSPHERE” Of Grand Canal Shoppes At The Venetian

Location: 3377 Las Vegas Blvd S, map | Category: Things to See

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to walk through the streets of Venice, you can get an authentic taste at The Venetian, where street performers, musical acts, and other performers create an ambiance of intrigue and old-world charm throughout the canal shops and under the painted ceiling.

Las Vegas Walk of Stars

Location: The Vegas Strip | More Details

The four-mile stretch between Sahara Ave and Russell Boulevard is known as The Las Vegas Walk of Stars.

Much like the Hollywood Stars, the stars on the sidewalk in Las Vegas are an honor to people who have made the city famous, including Wayne Newton, Frank Marino, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Manny Pacquiao, Jenni Rivera, and many more.

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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.

The Aria Fine Arts Collection

Location: 3720 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to See

The artworks on display at The Aria include some of the most elegant displays of contemporary sculpture in the world, with installations from Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nany Rubins, and many others.

The collection also includes paintings with pieces found throughout the campus, including in the casino, Vdara Spa, The Shops at Crystals, and more.

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Lobby Digital Art Installation at The Cosmopolitan

Location: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, map | Category: Things to See

This award-winning installation in the lobby of the Cosmopolitan features fifteen-foot panels that uses architecture, technology, and contemporary art to create a breathtaking backdrop behind the lobby desk.

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Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian

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!

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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.

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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 in Downtown Las Vegas Today

Head to DTLV and explore all the free entertainment and sights.

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Vegas Vickie Circa Vegas

See Vegas Vickie

Location: 8 Fremont St, map | Category: Attraction

See the iconic Vegas Vickie neon sign inside Circa Casino in downtown Las Vegas.

Golden nugget pool - free activity in downtown
Golden nugget pool in downtown Las Vegas

Shark Tank at Golden Nugget

Location: 129 E Fremont St, map | Category: Attraction

The 200,000-gallon shark tank at the Golden Nugget is found in the middle of the pool. The three-story complex features 17 private cabanas and a waterslide and a poolside lounge.

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The world’s largest video screen, as seen at the Viva Vision Light Show

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.

Free Pulls on Vegas Slot Machines

Location: 128 E Fremont St, map | Category: Attraction

If you’re looking for some free gambling attractions in Las Vegas, you can find these at almost every casino on the Strip and downtown.

Free slot play comes with most players’ card sign-ups, and both Binions and Four Queens Downtown have a giant slot machine at their entrance that offers one free pull per person.

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See The Blarney Stone at The D Hotel and Casino

Location: 301 E Fremont St, map | Category: Attraction

The D Hotel used to be called Fitzergeralds and was an Irish-themed hotel and casino. The D kept the chunk of blarney stone that was on display on the second floor near the bar, and visitors could kiss the stone for luck.

Downtown Art’s First Fridays

Location: 1025 S 1st St, map | Category: Attraction

Visit the Downtown Arts District in Las Vegas, where the galleries and shops are open late, there are live musical performances, culinary samples, and cultural activities available to anyone who wants to walk around and enjoy the art.

Tour the Smith Center

Location: 361 Symphony Park Ave, map | Category: Attraction

The Smith Center is a performing arts center that also features art installations. Free walking tours are available for groups up to twenty people and last for one hour.

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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.

There’s Gold In That Thar Casino!

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.

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Container Park Las Vegas

Check Out A Flame Throwing Praying Mantis At Container Park

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 s are created by adjoining, and stacked shipping containers turned building units!

Free Things to See and Do Off The Strip and Near Las Vegas

Be sure to explore all the exciting things to see and do outside the Strip and Downtown.

There are many free attractions and plenty of outdoor activities in Las Vegas.

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Mystic Falls Laser Light Show at Sam’s Town

Location: 5111 Boulder Highway, map | Category: Shows and Entertainment

State-of-the-art lasers and lights entertain guests at Sam’s Town after a walk through Mystic Falls Park.

Show Times:

  • Monday – Thursday: 6, 8, & 10 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm
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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.

Las Vegas Springs Preserve

Location: 333 S Valley View Blvd, map | Category: Attraction

Spanning 180 acres, the Las Vegas Springs Preserve features nature trails that are easily accessible for people of most abilities and is located just three miles from downtown Vegas. There are botanical gardens to stroll through, museums, traveling exhibits at the visitor’s center, and special events that happen throughout the year—all Free!

Hoover Dam photo by Merton Wilton:
Hoover Dam photo by Merton Wilton:

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.

City Hall Art Galleries

Location: 495 S Main St, map | Category: Things to See

Inside Las Vegas City Hall, there are two art galleries. The Grand Gallery in the lobby features local artists sculptures, and the Chamber Gallery on the second-floor features paintings, drawings, and photography by local artists.

The work on display has cultural and social themes that are contemporary and thought-provoking.

Get Blown Away by Bonnie & Clyde’s Death Car Exhibit at Primm Valley Resort

Location: 31900 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Things to See

The 1934 V8 Ford that Bonnie and Clyde stole and used to rob and kill people, and were eventually killed in themselves, is on display at the Primm Valley Casino.

The doors are tied shut, and the car is still splattered in blood and bullet holes.

The Children’s Park at Town Square

Location: map | Category: Outdoor Activity

The Children’s Park at Town Square is getting a facelift for 2020 that includes a brand-new park, renovated restrooms, a building for food operators, and more! Town Square is located on the Strip at Sunset Road and features shopping, entertainment, and special events in a modern, open-air environment.

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Lake Mead Railroad Tunnels

There are trails at Lake Mead that lead through five historic railroad tunnels toward Hoover Dam. These trails are popular tourist hiking attractions and run 3.4 miles along the river. There is also biking, running, and frequent school trips to this area of Lake Mead.

Hoover Dam Hot Springs

Location: Willow Beach, map | Category: Outdoor Activity

Arizona Hot Springs is part of the Lake Mead National Recreational Area just four miles past Hoover Dam. A trail through the dramatic slot canyon takes hikers to the hot springs where they can take a dip in the water.

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Explore Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas.

Hike Your Rocks Off At Red Rock Canyon

Category: Outdoor Activity

Enjoy the natural beauty and wonder of Red Rock Canyon on one of its 19 marked trails with varying degrees of difficulty.

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.

Anderson Dairy Tour

Location: 801 Seaerles Ave, map | Category: Outdoor Activity

The local dairy farm offers free guided tours of the farm and milk bottling factory. The barnyard buddies tour features an animatronic barn and farm animals to depict the story of Anderson Dairy and its 100+ year history.

Get Your Garden On At Acacia Demonstration Gardens

Location: 50 Casa Del Fuego St, map | Category: Outdoor Activity

In Henderson, Nevada (about 13 miles from Vegas), The Acacia Demonstration Gardens are living proof that water-conserving desert landscaping can be lush and wonderful!

Nineteen specific gardens sprawl over 2.8 acres, with informational displays and workshops available to visitors.

Park Hours: 6 am – Midnight

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Tour Count’s Kustoms

2714 S Highland Dr, map | Category: Attraction

As seen on TV, Count’s Kustoms offers free tours where visitors can see the coolest hot rods, exotic cars, and choppers in Vegas.

The showroom is open to the public daily, and photos are welcome, but no touching!

UNLV Desert Gardens


Located near the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, the Desert Gardens and the University of Nevada Las Vegas encompass two acres of xeriscape gardens.

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Fun And Free Events At The District at Green Valley Ranch

Location: 2240 Village Walk Dr, map | Category: Attraction

Another great shopping destination, The District at Green Valley Ranch, has live music and entertainment, dozens of specialty and retail shops, restaurants, and special events throughout the year.

UNLV Special Collections

The University of Nevada Las Vegas Library features rare and unique research materials in the special collections’ archives related to the history of Nevada as well as gaming. Other centers include the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada and Oral History Research Center.

Lake Mead Visitor’s Center

Category: Outdoor Activity

The Visitor’s Center at Lake Mead is where visitors will find rangers with in-depth knowledge of the terrain and wildlife, a garden with native plants, and the start of the trails to Hoover Dam through the historic Railroad Tunnels. There are also bathrooms and vending machines.

Farmer’s Market at Bruce Tent Park

Location: 8851 Vegas Dr, map | Category: Attraction

Bruce Trent Park Farmers Market (on North Rampart Boulevard) and Country Fresh Farmers Market in Henderson (13 miles from Vegas) are open-air markets that feature produce, foods and crafts that are locally grown, baked, and crafted.

Antiques at Main Street Station

Location: 200 N Main St, map | Category: Things to See

Visit the men’s bathroom at the Main Street Station Casino to see a slab of the Berlin Wall up close and personal. The Victorian Era-themed saloon hotel also features dozens of antiques and curiosities on display.

See Buffalo Bill Cody’s Private car too!

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Now the Harry Reid International Airport

Fly Through History At Las Vegas Airport’s Aviation Museum

Location: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, map | Category: Muesuem

The history of commercial aviation is displayed at the Harry Reid International Airport at the Aviation Museum.

The history focuses on flying in Nevada and includes a 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible and airport memorabilia.

Check this out while you wait at the airport.

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art – Free Admission

Location: 4505 S Maryland Parkway, map | Category: Museum

Located at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is a natural history museum focusing on the history and ecology of Nevada and the southwest United States.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art features modern and contemporary pieces.

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Shelby museum vegas

Zoom Around The Shelby Museum & Showroom

Location: 6405 Ensworth St, map | Category: Museum

Car enthusiasts and American auto buffs will flip their hardtops over this impressive and legendary collection of performance vehicles and memorabilia.

The Heritage Center at Shelby America offers free guided tours:

  • Mon – Fri: 9: 30 am to 5 pm
  • Sat: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Sun: 10 am to 4 pm

Visit the Searchlight Museum

Location: 200 Michael Wendell Way, map | Category: Museum

Chronically, the 100-year history of the Searchlight Community, this museum tells the history of the mining community as well as famous people from the area and impactful local businesses.

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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.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Ethel M Chocolate Factory

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.

Make TV a Reality At The Gold and Silver Pawnshop from TV’s Pawn Stars

Location: 713 S Las Vegas Blvd, map | Category: Attraction

Made famous on the hit TV series Pawn Stars, the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop is an excellent attraction with free entrance.

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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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Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this list! Please comment below if something is missing or you see any errors in the information.

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Tom Hamilton - Author

Hi, I am Tom, and I love Las Vegas. You may see me lounging at the pool, catching a late-night show, or trying my luck at craps while out in Las Vegas.

I hope my tips and information can help people plan an enjoyable vacation and do so while saving money.

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  1. This will be our first trip to Vegas with my son Kevin and sister Linda.We live in Canada .Thank you so very much for all the information that you took the time and shared it with us.Being our first time to go it was sure a great help to us to know different places and especially free things to do and see. Thanks again Barb

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  3. I found if you can go to the 20th floor window of the Bellagio Hotel ( just walk up the stairs by the main elevator, to the upstairs rooms) you can watch the fountain show at night with a great aerial view.

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  9. This is a blog to watch for sure. I think you have a really awesome writing style by the way. Very easy to read. Your blog design is so clean too! Thank you all the hard work!

    • Check out the Skyfall lounge in the Delano, free to enter and has a great bar with views over the strip, Only open in the evening and worth a visit.

    • In regards to “FREE” BE AWARE ONLY 9 casinos let you park free. We parked at the listed free parking casinos and walked to our destinations. Have Fun

    • Hey Kim I’m going Aug 14-19 2019. I love meeting new people. My husband tells me that I should’ve been a tour guide some where lol

  10. There is NO timeshare presentation at 4 Queens or Binions Slot Pull.

    There is other free slots at souvenir shops on Freemont which do require timeshare presentations.

    My brother won the 50$ free slot at Binions last year.

  11. Mahalo for all the great info. Love that you’ve listed several things in different hotels. So we can enjoy everything that each hotel has to offer.

  12. This is a fabulous list of free and fun things to do in Las Vegas. Things that I have never even heard about! I’ll be in Las Vegas this next week so I’m really looking forward to visiting some of these attractions. Thank you for putting together such an all-inclusive list.

  13. Thanks for taking the time to put together this list! I will be checking out a few of these on my next trip for sure!

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