Last Updated on July 14, 2022

We get it. Las Vegas can be crazy expensive. From lavish hotels, entertainment, nightlife, and casinos, it’s easy to blow the budget – but you don’t have to. With all the time we’ve spent in Sin City, we’ve created a list of all of our favorite free and cheap things to do in Vegas. 

What we really enjoy about doing Las Vegas on the cheap is that you get a chance to see a whole other side of Vegas that you would miss if you stuck to the popular shows and entertainment venues. While we love those, too, we strongly encourage everyone to add at least a few of these cheap Vegas attractions to the itinerary.

Free and Cheap Sightseeing in Las Vegas 

1. Take a Selfie at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign 

Las Vegas Sign 

The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas signs is one free attraction that you don’t want to miss. The sign has been a fixture of the Vegas landscape since 1959, and millions upon millions of tourists have stopped by to take a completely free photo of themselves standing next to it. 

The Welcome to Las Vegas Sign is located on the 5100 block of S Las Vegas Boulevard. While it’s free to step right on up and take a selfie, there are usually some people there who take a picture for you in return for a small fee. You might also find Elvis hanging around to take a picture with!

2. Pretend You’re In Venice 

The Venetian Hotel

The Venetian Hotel is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, but as you stroll around, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that you’ve landed in Venice instead. At the Venetian, you’ll find replicas of iconic and treasured Venetian landmarks, such as St Mark’s Square and the Campanile Tower, along with exquisite Venetian architecture, and a gilded armillary sphere, 

If you wander over to the Palazzo, you can see the majestic Acqua di Cristallo water sculpture in the lobby. Anyone who appreciates Italian art and architecture will love just walking around and observing all of the attention to detail. Plus, think of how you can save money by not making an extra trip to Venice! 

Although the pricing puts them out of range for our list of free and cheap things in Las Vegas, you can enjoy a romantic gondola ride at the Venetian as you float along the Grand Canals and enjoy the sweet sound of a serenade. 

3. World’s Largest Golden Nugget 

Golden Nugget 

Have you ever wanted to catch a glimpse at the world’s largest golden nugget? It might not be something you’ve ever thought you needed to see, but it’s a totally cool and totally free thing that every visitor to Las Vegas should see at least once. 

Located at the Golden Nugget Hotel (go figure, right?) in Downtown Las Vegas is a gold nugget that weighs 61 pounds and has been named the Hand of Faith. Why the name, you ask? Well, the giant golden nugget closely resembles the shape of a hand. You can learn more about the story when you stop in the lobby of the Golden Nugget Hotel. 

4. Hang Out at the Pool

Hang Out at the Pool

With an itinerary that’s packed with sightseeing and things to do, we don’t want you to forget to relax and enjoy some downtime, especially if you have the chance to lounge around at a Las Vegas pool. Most Las Vegas hotels have a pool complex that is complimentary for their guests to use. 

If your hotel doesn’t have a pool (which is rare in Las Vegas), some pools like the one at the Luxor allow non-guests to purchase a day pass to their pool. Prices vary, but with a little shopping around, you can definitely find access to a pool for $20 or less. 

5. Take Your Picture with a Million Bucks 

The stack of green is located at Binions on Fremont Street

They say a picture is worth a million words, but in Las Vegas, you can actually take a picture that’s worth a million bucks! Ok, so you won’t get rich by selling your picture, but for a moment in time, you can stand next to a pyramid of stacks of money that equal a real-life million dollars. 

The stack of green is located at Binions on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Note that this million-dollar stack of bills was put away when Vegas shut down due to the pandemic. We’re currently waiting for its return. If you’re in the gambling mood but on a budget, consider a stop at the Binions casino, which is super casual with low table limits. 

6. Ride the Tram Around Town 

Ride the Tram

Sightseeing in Las Vegas can be hard on your feet. Fortunately, there are trams and other public transportation options that make it all so much easier. The nice thing about riding the tram around town is that you get to see so much of the Las Vegas Strip in one swoop. Plus, you can exit anytime you see something that catches your eye! 

There are several free monorails that run between the resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. But, all trams, monorails, and busses in Las Vegas are inexpensive transportation options and a great way to see Sin City, both on the Strip and in Downtown Vegas. 

7. Eiffel Tower Experience 

Eiffel Tower Experience 

The Paris Hotel is home to a half-size to-scale replica of the real Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Eiffel Tower lights up in the colors of France’s flag in a beautiful display nightly. Seeing this display is a completely free attraction, and it occurs every half hour from sunset until midnight. 

If you have a little extra money to spend, you can purchase tickets to the Eiffel Tower Experience, which takes you up high into the tower for amazing views of the Las Vegas skyline. The price for the attraction is a little over the $20 mark for adults, but locals, military, and seniors receive a discount on admission. 

8. World’s Brightest Light Beam 

Luxor Las Vegas

As long as we’re talking about brilliant displays of light, we wouldn’t want to not mention the opportunity to see the World’s brightest light beam for free in Las Vegas. 

This magnificent light beam can be found at the Luxor Hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard, and the light beam is so bright that you can see it from space! The Luxor light beam lights up the sky every evening at dusk and shines bright the whole night through. 

9. STRAT Observation Deck 

STRAT Observation Deck 

The observation deck of the Skypod at the STRAT is something everyone should experience at least once during their visit to Las Vegas. The observation decks sit at nearly 1,150 feet in the air, where you can experience unprecedented views of the Las Vegas Strip and skyline. There are also lounges and one of the most famous restaurants in Las Vegas in the STRAT Skypod if you want to make an evening of it. 

Although the STRAT Observation Deck experience exceeds our price threshold, it’s only by a few dollars, and we felt that this experience was still worthy of a spot on our list. 

Aquariums 

10. Aquarium at the Mirage 

Aquarium at the Mirage 

One of the wonderful things about Vegas is that practically every hotel on the Las Vegas Strip offers cheap things to do and see on their property. The Mirage Hotel and Casino has a couple, but lovers of all things aquatic will want to stop by the hotel lobby to see their gorgeous 20,000-gallon aquarium. 

The aquarium features an indoor coral reef and more than eighty-five different species of fish. Head to the front desk and look for the aquarium that’s home to pufferfish, angelfish, and many other types of exotic aquatic life. 

11. Aquarium at Silverton Casino Hotel Las Vegas 

Aquarium at Silverton Casino Hotel

The Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel is quoted as being the best free aquarium in Las Vegas, and we really can’t argue. The aquarium is a massive 117,000 gallons and is home literally thousands of different tropical fish. But, this is more than a cool aquarium to look at. The Silverton Hotel makes sure you’re not left wanting more entertainment. 

The aquarium features interactive feeding shows and mermaid swims. The mermaids make an appearance several times a day for a choreographed swim and also to interact with the audience. 

Art, Museums, & Installations 

12. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 

Bellagio Conservatory

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden is one of the most treasured free attractions in Las Vegas. This is a 14,000 sq ft space that is transformed seasonally with displays of horticulture, art, light, and sound. The schedule of seasons starts with Lunar New Year, which is a favorite, but you can’t go wrong visiting the Bellagio Conservatory any time of year. 

13. Discovery Children’s Museum 

discovery children's museum

The Discover Children’s Museum is a great, inexpensive thing to enjoy with young ones in Las Vegas. The price of admission is well below $20, and they participate in the Museums for All program, which offers significantly discounted admission for families showing a SNAP, EBT, or WIC card from anywhere in the United States. 

The Discovery Children’s Museum is three floors of space dedicated to many different experiences for children of all ages. From Water World to Patents Pending and Fantasy Festival, there’s something here to engage every young mind. 

14. Shelby Museum

Shelby Museum

Anyone who loves classic cars will definitely want to take a trip to the Shelby Car Museum in Las Vegas. The museum costs in the ballpark of $5 to enter and features a collection of historical Shelby automobiles. Look for the Shelby Cobra, GTs, and more. 

The Shelby Museum is only open on Saturdays, so make sure you plan ahead and leave some time to explore the museum on Saturday afternoon during your stay in Las Vegas. 

15. Aria Fine Art 

Aria Fine Art 

Aria Las Vegas is home to a Fine Art Collection that you don’t want to miss, especially since it’s totally free to view. The Aria Fine Arts Collection features an eclectic collection of art that includes paintings, sculptures, and more, all by acclaimed artists. Take yourself on this free walking tour through a world of artistry that’s open seven days a week. 

16. Bellagio Ceiling

Bellagio Ceiling

The Bellagio Hotel features amazing architecture and lots to do and see, but don’t forget to look up while you’re wandering around, taking in the sights, don’t forget to look up. The ceiling of the lobby of the Bellagio is covered in a work of art by Chihuly called “Fiori di Como,” which is a masterpiece of more than 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers and blossoms. It’s rumored that tens of thousands of people stop by the Bellagio every day during the peak season to catch a glimpse at Chihuly’s artwork. 

17. Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. With their belief that art should be accessible to all, they offer free admission to all guests, including both locals and visitors alike. In addition to its changing exhibits, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art also offers enrichment opportunities, including lectures, community programs, and workshops. Check their calendar of events for current exhibits and enrichment opportunities. 

18. Mimes at the Paris Hotel 

18. Mimes at the Paris Hotel 

One of the great things about walking along the Las Vegas Strip and the main Downtown area is all the free entertainment and street performers that you’ll encounter. While there isn’t a schedule of showtimes, there are some performers that are known to inhabit certain locations, with street mimes being one of the most famous at the Paris Hotel.  

19. First Friday in the Arts District 

Arts District Las Vegas 

On the first Friday of every month, you can head to the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas (also referred to as area 18b), where you can take part in the First Friday Event. This is a chance for locals and visitors to experience art culture and support local artists and vendors. There’s art, music, food trucks, and more that you don’t want to miss. 

20. Tour Counts Kustoms

Counts Kustoms

Count’s Kustoms is of History Channel fame, being the setting for the show Counting Cars. If you’re a fan of the show or just really hot cars in general, Count’s Kustoms offers a completely free tour of their shop. You can stay as long as you want and snap endless selfies —just don’t touch the cars! 

If you’ve saved some money by enjoying all the free and cheap things in Las Vegas, you can purchase tickets for a VIP tour that includes a VIP experience at Count’s Kustoms, Shelby American, and Nostalgia Street Rods. The VIP Experience runs in the ballpark of $99 per person. 

21. Hollywood Car Museum

hollywood car museum

The Hollywood Car Museum is where you can see all of your favorite and lusted-after cars from movies and your favorite television shows. Get an up-close look at the Batmobile, the Delorian from Back to the Future, General Lee, and even Bonnie & Clyde’s Death Car, along with more of your favorites. 

23. Tour Nostalgia Street Rods 

nostalgia street rods

Las Vegas is home to more than a few automotive museums and exhibits, and we love that so many of them are free or low-cost to enjoy. Nostalgia Street Rods is another to add to your list of cheap things to do during your stay in Sin City. Nostalgia Street Rods offers the chance to view a private collection of street rods that were built between 1910 and 1984 at a very reasonable ticket price. 

24. Erotic Heritage Museum 

 Erotic Heritage Museum 

The Erotic Heritage Museum has been coined the world’s most provocative museum in the world. With erotic displays that are artistic and intriguing, the Erotic Heritage features a collection of sex-positive exhibits for guests to enjoy. Some examples of the exhibits offered include The Evolution of Human Sexuality, The Garden of Earthly Delights, and Sex in Space. 

25. National Atomic Testing Museum 

national atomic testing museum

The National Atomic Testing Museum is the perfect day adventure for anyone with a curiosity about the history of Nevada and the atomic testing site that existed there, along with the nation’s nuclear weapons program. View collections and rare artifacts, including civil defense items, photographs, and rare documents. The National Atomic Testing Museum is suitable for all ages, and you’ll want to plan for about an hour or two for your visit. 

26. Neon Museum 

neon museum

When visiting Las Vegas, you expect to see all the neon lights, but have you ever wondered what happens to all of those neon signs once they “retire”? The Neon Museum is home to a massive collection of both restored and unrestored Las Vegas neon signs. 

You can find neon pieces of Las Vegas sign history in the main display at the Neon Boneyard, with some additional pieces in the North Gallery. For the best experience, visit the Neon Museum at night, when the restored signs are lit up and come to life. 

Cheap Adventures in Nature 

27. Flamingo Wildlife Habitat 

Flamingo Wildlife Habitat 

The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat isn’t only a serene oasis away from the craziness of the Las Vegas Strip. It’s also one of the free things to do in Las Vegas that won’t cost you a dime. The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is located at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino (shocker, we know) and offers a tranquil escape into a garden-like atmosphere, 

The Wildlife at the Flamingo Habitat in Las Vegas is amazing. You have the chance to see gorgeous flamingos up closes, along with other types of exotic birds, pelicans, waterfowl, Koi, turtles, hummingbirds, and songbirds that offer sweet sounds to fill the air. Kids and adults alike will love the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat. 

28. Seigfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat

 Seigfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat

Seigfried & Roy’s Secret Dolphin Habitat is a wonderful place to escape to in Las Vegas, with the opportunity to enjoy face-to-face interaction with sweet and enchanting Bottlenose Dolphins. In addition to the dolphins, guests can also enjoy the company of white tigers and lions, along with even more incredible exotic creatures. 

The Seigfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat is located at the Mirage, and while it’s not a free experience in Las Vegas, it is one that qualifies as budget-friendly. 

29. Springs Preserve 

Springs Preserve 

Springs Preserve is one of our favorite cheap things to do in Vegas. Springs Preserve is an area that spans 180 acres and is completely dedicated to nature in all of its forms. Guests can also visit the Nevada State Museum, which is included in the price of admission at Springs Preserve. Visit the Desert Turtle Habitat, take a train ride, take a guided garden tour, learn about desert-friendly plants, and more. 

Springs Preserve is located a short three miles outside of Downtown Las Vegas and is open daily from Friday through Monday. Current prices to enter Springs Preserve are less than $10 for general admission. 

30. Red Rock Canyon 

Red Rock Canyon 

If you’re in the mood for a little drive, the Red Rock Canyon makes for a wonderful day trip away from the city, and it’s cheap! Red Rock Canyon is about 25 miles west of Las Vegas and is a gorgeous canyon area that features a 13-mile scenic loop that makes for a beautiful drive. 

There are also lots of outdoor adventure activities at Red Rock Canyon, from hiking and camping to just exploring the plants and wildlife. There’s something here for all types of nature lovers. 

Fees to enter Red Rock Canyon are charged per car rather than per person. You can also find guided hikes and Red Rock Canyon tours, although these will cost you a pretty penny more. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for some unique Red Rock Canyon swag before you leave. 

31. Lake Mead 

Lake Mead 

A little further away from Las Vegas is Lake Mead. Unlike many of the other natural areas near Las Vegas, Lake Mead is not steeped in ancient geological history. Instead, it’s a rather new, relatively speaking. Lake Mead was formed as a result of building the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. Today, you can visit Lake Mead and explore the largest reservoir (in terms of capacity) that exists in the United States. 

Lake Mead is located about 30 miles outside of Las Vegas. Single-day passes cost around $25 per vehicle. 

32. Seven Magic Mountains 

Seven Magic Mountains 

The Seven Magic Mountains is a desert art installation that’s located about twenty miles from the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The Seven Magic Mountains is a display created by artist Ugo Rondinone, featuring seven towers of boulders that have each been painted in bright, vibrant colors. The towers climb upwards to about 35 ft and stand out vividly in the natural desert landscape. 

The Seven Magic Mountains are said to represent the meeting of the natural world of the Las Vegas desert landscape and the bright, man-made world of Las Vegas. 

The Seven Magic Mountains are free to enjoy and be used for photography. The only real rule is to be respectful to the art display and to leave no trace of your visit behind. 

Cheap Games, Thrills, & Adventure In Las Vegas 

33. Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York, New York 

Big Apple Roller Coaster

You might think it at first, by Las Vegas houses some of the most incredible thrill rides in the United States, and you get to experience all the thrills and excitement right on the Las Vegas Strip! 

The Big Apple Roller Coaster at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino is one such inexpensive thrill wide you must experience. 

The Big Apple Roller Coaster features a 180-degree twist and a drop of more than 200ft. You do need to purchase a ticket and not just show up in line, so make sure you plan ahead! 

34. Big Apple Arcade at New York, New York 

Big Apple Arcade

Also, at the New York New York Hotel is the Big Apple Arcade. This is an arcade with all of your favorite arcade-style games but done up in Las Vegas style. The Big Apple Arcade is free to enter. You just purchase credits to play the games. You can purchase 200 credits for $20, which is enough for loads of fun gameplay. 

35. Pinball Hall of Fame 

Pinball Hall of Fame 

The Pinball Hall of Fame, also called the Pinball Museum, is 25,000 sq ft of pinball culture and fun. With a collection of pinball machines that span from retro relics to modern-day favorites, you really get a glimpse of the history and evolution of pinball. 

The best part of the Pinball Hall of Fame is that it’s free to enter, and you can play all of the games. Make sure you bring a pocket full of quarters because it’s easy to lose hours here. 

36. 4D Ultimate Expereince 

Ultimate 4D Experience 

The 4D Ultimate Experience at Excalibur Hotel offers you the chance to experience some of your favorite Hollywood brands in theatric 4D. Feel like you’re really immersed in the action as you’re brought along through heart-stopping action and adventure. Each show lasts about 15 minutes, so it’s the perfect way to kill a little time before dinner or a show. 

37. Kiss: By Monster Golf

Kiss: By Monster Golf

If you’re of the mind that playing mini-golf is boring or lame, Kiss by Monster Golf is going to change your mind. Here, you can play mini-golf on a Kiss-themed course that spans 13,000 sq ft and is enhanced by lights, sounds, props, and video. The neon theme will stimulate all of your senses as you play this not-so-serene round of golf. Kiss by Monster Golf is located at the Rio Hotel & Casino, and a full 18 holes cost under $15. 

38. Gold Spike 

Gold Spike 

Gold Spike is a bar/event venue/hangout spot in Downtown Las Vegas. Of course, we could put almost any bar or lounge on this list, but Gold Spike is like its own little inclusive entertainment world confined in one space. Think along the lines of live music, games like twister and giant beer pong, a living room area, and a buzzing outdoor space. 

There’s always something fun to do at Gold Spike, and the cover charge is super low, even on their event nights. 

39. Fun Dungeon at Excalibur 

Fun Dungeon at Excalibur 

The Fun Dungeon is an arcade-style place to play and have adventures at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. The Fun Dungeon is completely free to enter and offers more than 200 games for all ages. The Fun Dungeon at Excalibur is open every evening during the week and is open starting from noon on the weekends. 

Shows & Performances 

40. Bellagio Fountain Show 

Bellagio Fountain Show 

The Bellagio Fountains are one of the most iconic fixtures on the Las Vegas Strip. The fountains have been in the backdrop of nearly every movie or show set in Las Vegas since they sprang to life in 1998. Each day the fountains come alive in a choreographed show that features light and music. Shows happen daily, starting at 3 PM and occur every 15-30 minutes until midnight. 

41. Dueling Piano Show 

Dueling Piano Show 

Dueling piano shows are a great way to enjoy some music and have fun in Las Vegas. All you have to pay to enter a dueling piano show is whatever cover the bar or lounge might be charging, and you’ll also want to at least order a drink while you’re there. 

Look for dueling piano shows at spots like Napoleon’s Dueling Pianos, The Piano Bar, and Don’t Tell Mama on Fremont Street. You’ll want to check each venue for individual showtimes. 

42. Volcano at the Mirage 

Volcano at the Mirage 

The Volcano at the Mirage is your chance to see a volcano erupt up close –well, sort of. It’s not a real volcano, but with the state-of-the-art light, sound, fire, and other special effects, you start to wonder if you’ve maybe teleported somewhere far outside of Vegas. 

The Volcano at the Mirage erupts every night, starting at 8 PM. Shows occur on the hour, every hour until 11 PM.

43. Free Circus Show at Circus Circus 

 Circus Circus 

Who doesn’t love a circus, especially when it’s free? The free circus shows at Circus Circus hotel are one of the most entertaining free things you can do with the entire family. 

The best part about the Circus Circus show is that they don’t repeat the same show every time, so you can attend multiple performances and not see the same acts twice. Think along the lines of aerial mastery, the flying trapeze, jugglers, clowns, and more. 

The free circus happens at the Circus Circus Midway daily, with showtimes starting at 1:30 PM during the week and 11:30 on weekends. Showtimes may vary, and Circus Circus does reserve some blackout days, so make sure to check their calendar before heading to the midway for this event. 

44. Streetmosphere 

 Streetmosphere 

Streetmosphere at the Venetian is a wonderful place to find some free entertainment while you’re indulging in a little retail therapy at the Grand Canal Shoppes. At Streetmosphere, you can see some of the best street performers in Las Vegas, including a variety of singers, musicians, and magicians. 

45. Fall of Atlantis 

Fall of Atlantis

The Fall of Atlantis show takes place at the Forum Shops of Caesars Palace. More than just your average free show, this production takes you on a journey through the downfall of Atlantis that includes mesmerizing lights, music, animatronics, fire, and towering talking statues. 

The Fall of Atlantis show is free to attend and appropriate for all ages. Showtimes happen daily, on the hour starting at 11 PM. 

46. Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show 

nathan burton comedy magic show

We all know there’s no shortage of shows of all types to see while in Vegas, but many of them cost upwards of $70 to attend, and the seats aren’t always that great. The Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show is the exact opposite. Tickets start at about $20, and you’re not going to complain about the seat you get for that price. 

The price for the tickets can be a little deceiving since they’re often listed for much more, but steep discounts are almost always available. You can find the Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. 

47. Dive-In Movies 

Dive-In Movies 

No, that’s not a typo. We really meant to type “Dive-In Movies” and not drive-in movies. Every Monday, the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Transforms the marquee at their Boulevard pool into a giant movie screen, where you’re welcome to come to join, relax, watch a movie, and splash around in the water. 

The Dive-In Movies at the Cosmopolitan are open to hotel guests and the public alike for a small fee. 

Cheap Things to Do at Las Vegas Casinos 

48. Learn To Gamble 

Learn To Gamble 

If you’re a first-time visitor to Las Vegas or maybe just a bit intimidated by the casino scene, many of the major casinos offer a free crash course in how to play poker, blackjack, roulette, and several other casino games. After all, they want you to feel nice and comfortable at their gaming tables, so you’ll stay longer! 

You always want to confirm lesson types and times with the casinos before you arrive, but some casinos in Las Vegas that offer free gaming lessons include the Excalibur, Circus Circus, the Golden Nugget, Tropicana, Palms, and Luxor. Free lessons are subject to cancellation and change, so make sure to call ahead. 

Did Someone Say Chocolate?

49. Hershey’s Chocolate World 

Hershey's Chocolate World 

Hershey’s Chocolate World is one of the sweetest spots in Vegas and can easily be called the ultimate candy shop. Step through the doors and find more than 800 types of Hershey’s chocolates and candies, with each of them throwing some hard-core temptation at your sweet tooth. 

Even if you don’t buy anything, Hershey’s Chocolate World is great fun to explore. They even have an 800lb chocolate sculpture of the Statue of Liberty. Hershey’s Chocolate World is located on the Las Vegas Strip and is open daily from about 9 AM until late at night. 

50. M&M World 

M&M’s World 

M&M World is a must for anyone that loves the colorful little chocolate candies. The M&M Store is a massive four-level tribute to M&M candies and merchandise of all varieties. Grab a bag of just your favorite color, have some custom M&Ms designed, or leave with a bag of your favorite M&M merch. You can also wander around the chocolate wonderland and not spend a dime. 

M&M World is located on the Las Vegas Strip in the Showcase Mall. They’re open daily from 9 AM-11 PM (hours subject to change).  

51. Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Ethel M Chocolate Factory Las Vegas

Take a free, self-guided tour at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and immerse yourself in the world of how your favorite chocolates are made. You’ll get the see the candy makers in action and watch them make everything from filled chocolates to peanut brittle and more. 

After you’re done with the tour, head to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory Cactus Garden, which spans more than three acres, making it the largest cactus garden in the Southwest. 

52. World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain 

World's Largest Chocolate Fountain 

The world’s largest chocolate fountain can be found in Vegas at the Bellagio Patisserie. This fountain of every chocolate lover’s dreams is a floor-to-ceiling masterpiece that circulates more than 2,100 pounds of chocolate! 

Unfortunately, you can’t dip your strawberries or your fingers in the chocolate because it’s fully enclosed, but you can visit it and snap a selfie for no charge at all. 

Cheap Food & Drink Experiences In Las Vegas 

53. Carnival Court 

Carnival Court 

Carnival Court is an outdoor party under the stars at Harrah’s Las Vegas. This is an outside bar/lounge venue that seems to always have something going on, especially at night. The atmosphere always feels like you’ve walked into a house party, and mingling is encouraged. There’s often live music, dancing, and games to play. You will want to bring a little spending money to purchase a drink or two, but Carnival Court is a guaranteed great time. 

54. Coca-Cola Store 

Coca-Cola Store 

Do you love popping open an icy cold Coca-Cola? The Coca-Cola Store in Las Vegas is where you can go find all sorts of iconic merch and quench your cola cravings. This is a retail destination, but you can also stop at the Coca-Cola fountain, where you can taste a flight of international Coca-Cola flavors. 

The Coca-Cola Store is located on Las Vegas Boulevard and is open daily. 

55. Whiskey Experience 

Whiskey Experience 

A chance to sit down and sample some whiskeys for free? Signs us up! The Whiskey Experience offers a guided whiskey tour that will satisfy the palates of any true whiskey lover. You’ll get the chance to sample whiskeys from around the world, and all for the cost of about $10. Although this was formally called the Free Whiskey Experience, the event is currently listing the cost of tickets as $10. 

The Whiskey Experience takes place daily at Spirit & Spice Las Vegas, which is located at the Venetian Hotel. Experiences are usually scheduled or around 5 PM, but you’ll want to check the exact time when you purchase your ticket. 

Window Shopping in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is packed with great shopping, with everything from funky, eclectic boutiques to high-end designers. The best part is that window shopping is always free. If you’re looking to indulge in a little retail therapy or free window shopping, check out these favorite shopping destinations in Las Vegas. 

56. Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian 

Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian 

The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian is more than just a retail shopping experience. In addition to a variety of retailers and restaurants, there’s also plenty of free entertainment to be had at the Grand Canal. Look for street performers, check out Streetmosphere, or just enjoy strolling by the beautiful Grand Canals. 

57. Forum Shops at Caesars Palace 

Forum Shops at Caesars Palace 

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace are where you’ll find many prestige and premier retailers. Visit the Forum Shops to window shop at boutiques and retailers such as Saint Laurent, Gucci, Burberry, Fendi, and more.

58. Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood 

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood 

The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is a shopping, eating, and entertainment extravaganza. Window shop at your favorite stores, grab a drink and then head to the Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show. 

59. Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s

Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's

The Grand Bazaar Shops is an open-air mall on the Las Vegas Strip that’s filled with all sorts of boutiques and specialty stores. If you happen to be shopping at night, make sure to allow yourself some time to enjoy the light show that takes place on the rooftop canopy every 15 minutes from dusk on. 

60. Wynn Plaza at Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Plaza at Wynn Las Vegas

The Wynn Plaza is an upscale shopping destination at the Wynn Las Vegas. Whether you have intentions to truly pamper and indulge yourself, or you just want to wander around and indulge your retail shopping fantasies, the Wynn Hotel Plaza’s collection of stores and boutiques is top of the line.  

61. Fashion Show Mall 

fashion show mall

With a name like the Fashion Show Mall, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this shopping experience. What6 we love about the Fashion Show Mall is that it’s so much more than just shopping. They offer a calendar of experiences for you to enjoy, many of them free or cheap. 

More Fun & Cheap Things to Do In Downtown Las Vegas

62. Cheap Things to Do at the Fremont Street Experience 

Cheap Things to Do at the Fremont Street Experience 

The Fremont Street Experience takes place on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas, and is a collection of music, eats, drinks, entertainment, and an all-around great time. There’s a lot to do and see at the Fremont Street Experience, and much of it is free, including their free concerts, light shows, and more. 

63. Downtown Container park 

Downtown Container park 

The Downtown Container Park is an entertainment, shopping, dining, and playing district in Downtown Vegas. There’s a giant praying mantis that shoots flames every night, a massive playground that’s fun for all ages, including a 33-ft slide, and a constant lineup of events that are either free or super affordable. 

Visit Las Vegas, Nevada, Without Breaking the Bank! 

There are all sorts of cheap and free events to enjoy and lots of ways to save money during your visit to Sin City. From free concerts, street performances, light shows, and thrills, there’s something for every personality and every budget. Plan your next trip to Las Vegas, and don’t forget to add a few of our favorite free and cheap things to do in Vegas to your list! 

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