97 Free Things To Do in Las Vegas

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Las Vegas isn’t just a place for high-rollers with deep pockets. Tucked within all the high-end resorts, fine-dining restaurants, private poker rooms, and exclusive shows is a Las Vegas that we all can afford. Whether you’re on the Strip, wandering around Downtown Las Vegas, or out with the kids, here’s an exhaustive list of the fun and free things to do in Las Vegas. 

Free Things to Do On the Strip

Experience the Romance of the Fountains of Bellagio 

Fountains of Bellagio 

The Bellagio Fountains are one of the most iconic fixtures of Las Vegas, and enjoying them is completely free. Located in front of the Bellagio hotel, more than 1,000 fountains spray more than 450ft into the air in a choreographed fountain show that includes lights and music. Showtimes happen about every 15-30 minutes from the afternoon until late in the evening. 

Watch a Volcano Erupt at the Mirage 

Watch a Volcano Erupt at the Mirage 

As a contrast to the Fountains of Bellagio, head over to the Mirage to experience a fiery, explosive show at the Volcano. Watch as the flow of lava builds to an eruptive climax to a soundtrack by Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussein. The fun erupts nightly on the hour from 8 pm – 11 pm. 

Feel the Magic of the Paris Eiffel Tower Light Show 

Eiffel Tower Light Show

See the Eiffel Tower in a new light, with a choreographed and synchronized light show at the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. Hundreds of twinkling colored lights, along with even more strobe lights, give a show that you won’t want to miss. See the display for free every half hour from sunset until midnight. 

Take in the View from the Strat Observation Deck 

Strat Observation Deck 

One of the most memorable free things you can do on the Las Vegas Strip is take in the panoramic views from one of the Strat’s observation decks. If you have a little spending money in your pocket, a meal or cocktails at one of the restaurants in the SkyPod or observation deck areas is a worthy splurge. 

Panoramic View from the SkyFall Lounge 

Panoramic View from the SkyFall Lounge 

The cocktails might not be free at the Delano SkyFall Lounge, but the views are. Relax and have a drink while enjoying the panoramic Vegas skyscape, or just sneak up there for a few memorable pics of your trip. 

Enjoy the Wynn Lake of Dreams Show

the Wynn Lake of Dreams Show

The Wynn Lake of Dreams is an unforgettable performance featuring lights, sound, puppetry, and more on the Wynn’s 3-acre Lake of Dreams. While the performance is free, it’s best viewed from patio seating at one of the Wynn’s restaurants. 

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 

Visit what is hands-down the most popular and spectacular botanical garden in Las Vegas. The Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens are free for you to enjoy and feature more than 14,000 sq ft of breathtakingly beautiful seasonal displays. 

Stop and Smell the Roses at the Wynn Floral Atrium 

Smell the Roses at the Wynn Floral Atrium 

With so many resorts having their own atriums, Las Vegas is a horticulturist’s dream. If you love looking a the beauty of plants and flowers and maybe appreciate a great spot to take a photo, check out the colorful floral atrium at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Peek at the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium

Peek at the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium

You can see some amazing sights just by strolling into and around the resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium is just one example. You can also see the Love Art Installation that’s currently adorning the Atrium. Pro Tip: This is a great spot for a photo op. 

Coral Reef Aquarium at the Mirage 

Coral Reef Aquarium at the Mirage

Behind the front desk at the Mirage, you’ll find a 20,000-gallon saltwater tank that’s home to nearly 500 fish of dozens of species. Delicately recreated coral provides a stunning backdrop to this carefully designed aquatic ecosystem. To preserve the living coral in the ocean, no real coral was harvested for this display. 

Fall of Atlantis Aquarium at the Forum Shops

Atlantis Aquarium

The Fall of Atlantis Aquarium is one of the great free attractions, especially if you’re looking for a spot to relax and just zone out while aquatic life. The 50,000 sq ft aquarium is located at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. There’s also a free animatronics show that brings the Fall of Atlantis to life. 

Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is located at, you guessed it, the Flamingo Las Vegas. The 15 acre gardens are completely free, and you get to see all sorts of exotic birds, aquatic creatures, and, yes, a beautiful flock of Chilean flamingos at Flamingo’s Wildlife Habitat. 

Chihuly at the Bellagio 

Chihuly at the Bellagio 

If you love art, color, and just the sight of something beautiful, take a stroll into the lobby of the Bellagio, where you’ll see Fiori di Como, a 20-ton glass sculpture by Chihuly that uses 2,000 pieces of colorful, hand-blown glass to adorn the ceiling. 

Cirque du Soleil Art Galleries

Cirque du Soleil Art Galleries

Do you love Cirque du Soleil? Las Vegas is a great place to see Cirque performances, but you can also find free galleries showcasing Cirque du Soleil Art. One is at the Bellagio, featuring bronze sculptures and other performance-related art. Also, check out the gallery located in Crystals at City Center. 

Aria Fine Art Collection 

Aria Fine Art Collection 

Visit the Aria for a free view of their fine art collection, featuring works using various styles of media. Marvel as you observe a large art installation, sculptures, paintings, and other works from this thoughtfully curated collection. 

Cosmopolitan Art Show/Digital Art Gallery 

Cosmopolitan Art Show/Digital Art Gallery 

The digital art installation in the lobby of the Cosmopolitan is an award-winning, unexpected sensory experience. Towering digital columns display a collection of digital art that transforms the hotel lobby into an immersive art experience that ranges from whimsical to seductive and thought-provoking. 

Window Shop at the Grand Canal Shoppes 

Spend the day shopping at the Grand Canal Shoppes of the Venetian and indulge yourself in the fantasy of shopping in the boutiques of Italy. More than 160 stores, including luxury brands, dining, and plenty of scenery, make this a must for retail therapy in Las Vegas. 

See the Performers of Steetmosphere 

See the Performers of Steetmosphere

While you’re window shopping at the Grand Canal Shoppes, don’t miss the performances of Streetmosphere. Street performers, including living statues, singers, jugglers, musicians, dancers, and others, entertain in 15-minute shows throughout the day that are free to the public. 

Skip the Umbrella with Indoor Rain at the Miracle Mile Shops

Skip the Umbrella with Indoor Rain at the Miracle Mile Shops

Normally you’d run from a thunderstorm, but at the Miracle Mile Shops, you can experience a range of weather marvels without feeling a single drop on your skin. The multi-million dollar display features an indoor rainstorm, color-changing fog, beams of light, and music to go along with all of it. 

Watch a Fashion Show

Fashion Mall in Las Vegas

If you’re in Las Vegas for the weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to enjoy models showing off the latest and trendiest clothing designs at the Fashion Show Mall. Free fashion shows happen regularly near the Fashion Show Mall Atrium. 

LINQ Promenade 

Linq Promenade

Make sure to travel through the LINQ Promenade while strolling Las Vegas Boulevard. It’s an open-air space with lots of dining and entertainment to enjoy. There’s always something fun happening here, and you can catch an up-close glance of the towering High Roller observation wheel. 

The Park Las Vegas 

The Park Las Vegas 

The Park Las Vegas is a pedestrian area nestled between the Park MGM and the T-Mobile Arena. You’ll find larger-than-life sculptures and other types of artwork, along with occasional performances. There are restaurants in the area if you want to grab a bite, and the outdoor seating is perfect for people watching. 

Tour Las Vegas Walk of Stars

Tour Las Vegas Walk of Stars

Do you know that Las Vegas has its own walk of stars featuring stars for the performers that helped make Las Vegas the entertainment capital that it is today? Make a day of finding the stars of your favorite Vegas performers. Stars are located in front of the Flamingo, Paris Las Vegas, MGM Grand, Aria Casino, the Mirage, and Circus Circus. 

CBS Television Research Center 

CBS Television Research Center 

CBS Television City, located in the MGM Grand, is an opportunity for you to offer an opinion and possibly shape the future of television. Watch a show, answer a survey,  and maybe even score free tickets to a movie in exchange for your thoughts. 

Movie Location Self Guided Tour

Many famous films have been shot in Las Vegas, and if you’re a movie buff, taking a self-guided tour of the locations of your favorite scenes is a fun and free way to spend some time. Visit the staircase Julia Roberts came down in Ocean’s Eleven, visit Caesars Palace for some Rain Man backdrops or the multiple locations of movies like Leaving Las Vegas and Showgirls. 

Bugsy Siegel Memorial 

Bugsy Siegel Memorial
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If you are curious about mob culture in Las Vegas, there are a couple of spots you don’t want to miss. One free option is the Bugsy Siegel Memorial, a little spot on Las Vegas Boulevard that pays tribute to the OG that had big dreams of building Las Vegas into what it is today. 

Sightseeing on the Las Vegas Strip

Sightseeing on the Las Vegas Strip

Strolling the Las Vegas Strip is a great way to see many famous sites and landmarks without a time-crunching itinerary or blowing the budget. The mid-Strip is a good place to start, but you’ll find treasures from one end to the other.

Take a Whiskey Tour at the Venetian 

Whiskey Tour at the Venetian 

Sip your way through a free guided tour at the Whiskey Experience, located in the Grand Canal Shoppes of the Venetian. The Whiskey Experience offers several different tours, running at various times throughout the day. Space is limited, so make sure to register ahead of time. 

Line Dancing Lessons at Gilley’s 

Line Dancing Lessons at Gilley’s 

Get your honkey tonk on at Gilley’s, located in the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. If you’re a little shy on the dance floor, let the Gilley’s girls guide you through a free line dancing lesson. Dancing lessons happen in the evenings during the week, and there’s no cover charge to get in. 

Learn to Gamble Las Vegas Style

Learn to Gamble Las Vegas Style

As long as you’re learning new things, why not get a little professional instruction into the world of gambling? Many casinos offer free daily gambling lessons. The MGM Grand, the Stratosphere, and Mandalay Bay are just a few. 

Touch for Luck at Caesars Palace 

Touch for Luck at Caesars Palace

There are several famous lucky charms throughout Vegas that hopeful gamblers love to touch for good luck. Caesars Palace is home to more than one with the Statue of Caesar (whose left hand seems to be the lucky charm) and Cleopatra’s Barge. Just remember to keep it classy and respect the lady when rubbing her for luck before heading to the casino. 

Take the Tram 

Tram at Aria

The Tram is a great, easy way to travel along the Las Vegas Strip. It’s also a fun way to see the city without doing all the footwork. Best of all, the trams are completely free. Find them at the Aria, Mandalay Bay, and Treasure Island – Mirage. 

Play with the Mimes 

Play with the Mimes 

Street performing is a popular art along the Las Vegas Strip, and you’ll find them all along the boulevard. It’s always fun to stop, listen, or play, but the most fun can be had with mimes who love to get interactive with you. Don’t forget to throw them a little something as a token of appreciation. 

People Watching 

street performers in Vegas

Finally, this free activity in Las Vegas can be successfully done just about anywhere on the Strip. From street performers, colorful characters, and tourists who are beaming with awe as they make their way around, there’s always a crowd to watch, enjoy, and share your Las Vegas experience with. 

Free Things to Do Off the Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas

18b Arts District

18b Arts District

Downtown Las Vegas has a distinct artsy vibe, thanks largely to the 18b Arts District. In addition to connecting with local artists, you can also see murals, sculptures, and other works created from the hands of Las Vegas locals. 

Arts Factory 

Arts Factory

The Arts Factory is in the heart of the 18b Arts District and functions as the creative home of local Las Vegas artists. Stop by for sneak peeks or for one of the regular gallery events. 

Selfies with Downtown Art Murals

Selfies with Downtown Art Murals

When you’re exploring the Downtown Las Vegas art district, have a little fun and make a point at stopping and taking a selfie or group pic at each of the murals you find. They’re bright, colorful, thought-provoking, and uniquely Las Vegas. 

City Hall Art Gallery 

Visit the Grand Gallery at the Las Vegas City Hall and view works by both local and national artists. Exhibits change about every twelve weeks, and art is chosen from proposals submitted to the gallery. The Gallery is free, and it’s a great way to support up-and-coming artists while feeding your inner art geek. 

Visit Container Park 

The Downtown Container Park is a unique open-air space on Fremont Street that’s a great place for people of all ages to hang out. There are playgrounds for the kids and lots of space to wander, enjoy the local scene, take in a performance, or attend the free events that take place there. 

Praying Mantis Fire Show 

Mantis Fire Show 

While you’re at the Downtown Container Park, until the evening when you’ll have the chance to see a giant praying mantis shoot fire straight from its antennae up into the air. The sculpture is a 150x lifesize scale of a female praying mantis and is accompanied by a 4,000 watt sound system. Come join for the nightly drumming circle just before sundown and watch her awaken. 

Lock Your Love Sculpture at the Fremont Street Experience 

Love Sculpture at the Fremont Street Experience

Play a part in the tradition of locking your love on the heart-shaped sculpture. Couples or friends come with their locks to add to the sculpture. It’s become a bit of a tradition, especially for newlyweds, to visit and add their lock, along with notes of adoration. 

Shelby Heritage Center

Shelby Heritage Center

The Shelby Museum pays tribute to Carroll Shelby by showcasing more than 30 Shelby Vehicles. Self-guided tours to view and lust after the cars are always free. 

Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum

If you’re flying in or out of McCarran International Airport, take a detour and peruse the Howard W Cannon Aviation Museum. The museum chronicles the aviation history of the Las Vegas area with interesting displays and artifacts. 

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art 

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Located on the campus on UNLV, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art offers a free-of-charge art experience that’s thought-provoking, and challenges the way we see the world around us, and promotes a more united future. 

Pinball Hall of Fame 

Pinball Hall of Fame

Love classic Pinball? Visit the Pinball Hall of Fame Museum for the chance to play restored games dating back to the early days of pinball. This display is here to share and grow the pure love of pinball, so they make it completely free and accessible to the public.

Gold & Silver Pawn Shop 

The Gold & Silver Pawn Shop is the location of Pawn Stars. Visit to see where all the on-screen magic of Paw Stars happened, and maybe purchase something from their eclectic collection. 

Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market

A farmer’s market is always a great time, no matter where you are, even in Las Vegas. There are several farmer’s market locations in the Vegas area, with each offering local produce, artisan offerings, and all sorts of deliciousness from local vendors. 

Check out a Concert at the Fremont Street Experience 

Concert at the Fremont Street Experience

There’s always something happening on Fremont Street, including free concerts. The free concert series includes well-known acts like 3 Doors Down, George Thorogood, and Clay Walker. The free concerts are presented by local casino sponsors who foot the entire bill. 

Fremont Street Performers 

Fremont Street in Las Vegas is an epicenter of talented street performers. Walk around and see them practically any time of day. The performances are free of charge, but tips are always appreciated, especially if you ask for a pic with them. 

See the Worlds Largest Video Screen at the Fremont Street Experience 

Worlds Largest Video Screen at the Fremont Street Experience
LAS VEGAS USA – MAY 28 2015: Huge crowds of tourists gather under the world’s largest video screen to enjoy live entertainment beer food and casinos at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas

While you’re visiting Fremont Street, check out Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen. With 16.4 million pixels, this screen suspended 90 ft above Fremont Street is something you don’t want to miss. Digital light shows happen on the big screen every day, on the hour starting at 6 pm. 

See the World’s Largest Gold Nugget – Hand of Faith 

While you’re on a quest to see all the larger-than-life sights in Las Vegas, don’t miss the world’s largest gold nugget in existence on display at none other than the Golden Nugget. The nugget, named the Hand of Faith due to its shape, is the second-largest ever discovered. 

Golden Nugget Shark Tank 

If you happen to be staying at the Golden Nugget, you can spend the day at the pool alongside a 200,000-gallon shark tank. This gives a whole new meaning to swimming with the fishes. Non-guest can still visit and use the pool area, but for a small fee. 

Visit the Oldest Casino in Las Vegas 

Oldest Casino in Las Vegas 

One of the fun, free things to do in Vegas is wandering around and visit some of the spots that put Las Vegas on the map. The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is the oldest casino in Las Vegas, opening in 1905. This now renovated and modernized landmark is where the Rat Pack and many other celebrities hung out. 

Look Like a Million Bucks Next to a Million Bucks 

Ever wonder what a million dollars in cold, hard cash looks like? Ever wondered what you’d look like standing next to it? Now you can find out. At Binion’s Gambling Hall, you can take your picture next to $1million. The only caveat is that you have to be 21+ to enter. 

Rub the Blarney Stone in Las Vegas 

Rub the Blarney Stone in Las Vegas 

Visit the D Hotel in Las Vegas for a little bit of extra luck in your casino adventures. You’ll find a chunk of the real Blarney Stone to touch or kiss for a little luck of the Irish. 

See an Odd Display of the Berlin Wall 

During your visit to Las Vegas, you can see a real piece of the Berlin Wall, but it’s in a rather odd location. The Berlin Wall is located in the men’s urinal of the Main Street Station Hotel & Casino. Nobody really knows why and how it ended up there, but it’s one of the interesting free things to do in Las Vegas to add to your list. 

Tour the Smith Center

Tour the Smith Center

The Smith Center in Las Vegas is a beautiful tribute to the performing arts. While you have to pay for tickets to performances, you can schedule a free tour of the center for lots of behind-the-scenes looks. 

Go Antiquing in Antique Alley 

If you love kitschy and vintage, Antique Alley on Main Street is one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas, well, at least until you blow the budget on all the one-of-a-kind finds. Explore the 12,000 sq ft of unique treasures. 

Free Slot Pull

A few casinos in Las Vegas offer a free slot pull with nice cash prizes. Try your luck without spending a buck at 4 Queens, Binion’s, and the LINQ. 

UNLV Donald H. Baepler Xeric Desert Gardens

Donald H. Baepler Xeric Garden

This unique garden area at the entrance of the Marjorie Barrick Museum features various drought-tolerant plants, illustrating their important roles in landscaping and natural irrigation. Perfect for nature enthusiasts and science lovers. 

Pioneer Trail

Spend the day exploring the Pioneer Trail and experience historical Las Vegas on the many stops along the way. Stretching about 8 miles, the Pioneer Trail begins at Springs Preserve and takes you all the way to Las Vegas Blvd. 

Watch the World Series of Poker 

world series of poker

Las Vegas is home to the annual World Series of Poker Event. This year, the event is planned to run from late September to late November at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. Poker enthusiasts will love this free spectator event. 

Arena & Equestrian Center at South Point Casino

The Arena & Equestrian Center at South Point Casino is a great venue for the entire family. Tickets for most events aren’t free, but you can enter the arena and get an up-close look at where the action takes place. 

Seven Magic Mountains 

Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains is an outdoor art installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Seven pillars of colorful boulders stand more than 30 ft high. Seven Magic Mountains is located about ten miles south of Las Vegas, making it perfect for when you want a little escape from the city. 

Go Swimming 

Most resorts offer free swimming and access to their beautiful pools absolutely free for their guests. Topgolf’s level 2 Hideaway pool is a treasure of refreshing relaxation that is completely free to anyone who is 21 years or older. 

Dueling Piano Shows at Harrah’s 

Dueling Piano Shows at Harrah’s 

If you’re in the mood for a little fun that includes music, check out the dueling piano shows at Harrah’s. There’s no charge to enjoy the show, but you will want to order a drink or two while you’re there. 

Free Karaoke at Ellis Island 

Free Karaoke at Ellis Island 

Ellis Island Las Vegas puts you on stage with the most famous karaoke in town. Choose from more than 10,000 songs for your 15 minutes of fame. Plus, the drinks are super affordable too!

Downtown Loop Shuttle 

Get off your feet and enjoy the free ride around Downtown Las Vegas on the Downtown Loop Shuttle. The loop starts at the Bonneville Transit Station and takes you on a loop with 11 stopping points, ending at the Strat. The Downtown Loop Shuttle runs Monday-Thursday from 11 am – 6 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 3 pm – 10 pm. 

Historical Artifacts at Main Street Station 

While in Downtown Las Vegas, stop at Main Street Station to tour their collection of historical artifacts. Treasures include doors from the Pullman Mansion, the Louisa May Alcott Pullman car, and more. 

Free Meal at Heart Attack Grill

Free Meal at Heart Attack Grill

Ok, not everyone gets a free meal at the Heart Attack Grill on Fremont Street, but guests can weigh themselves before entering, and if you hit the magic number of 350lbs or more, your meal is absolutely free. Under the 350 mark? The Heart Attack Grill is still lots of fun, even if you’ll have to pull out your wallet at the end. 

Count’s Kustoms 

Count’s Kustoms 

Stop by Count’s Kustoms on S Highland Drive for a free tour of the Count’s collection of exotic cars, hot rods, and choppers. Adrenaline junkies will feel like a kid in a candy store surrounded by hot custom works. You can take pictures, but no touching is allowed. 

Get Artsy at First Friday 

First Fridays at the Las Vegas Arts District

If you happen to be in Las Vegas for the first Friday of the month, don’t miss First Fridays at the Las Vegas Arts District. Visually sample the works of local artists, and maybe support one by purchasing their artwork as a memento of your trip. 

Cars & Coffee at the Shelby Museum 

Cars & Coffee at the Shelby Museum 

Cars & Coffee happens every Saturday at the Shelby Museum, starting at 7 am. Stop by for some brew, show off your car or check out the prized possessions of other attendees. The low-key event is a great way for car enthusiasts to spend a Saturday morning. 

Orange County Choppers 

Orange County Choppers 

Saunter into the Silverton Hotel and Casino to get an up-close and personal look at some of the custom bikes by Orange County Choppers. Fans of the television show will get a kick out of appreciating the craftsmanship in person – and for free. 

Flair Bartender Shows 

Flair Bartender Shows
Bartender doing flair inside cruise american bar – Barman at work performing freestyle with bottle and shaker – Focus on man face – Bartending cocktails and show entertainment concept – Retro filter

Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s best flair bartenders, so don’t miss your chance to see the masters of their craft in action. A few spots where you can catch flair bartenders at work include Carnival Court at Harrah’s. Circa Bar at Circa Las Vegas, Fuel Bar at the Grand Bazaar Shops, and the D Bar at the D. 

Take a Photo on a Harley 

Take a Photo on a Harley 

Visit Las Vegas Harley Davidson and snap a photo on one of their iconic bikes. The photo is situated right under a replica of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, and you can lust over the Harleys in the showroom until your heart’s content. 

Burlesque Hall of Fame 

Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum

The Burlesque Hall of Fame, located on Main Street in Las Vegas, is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving the history of burlesque culture. The free museum is a collection of costumes, artwork, photos, and memorabilia featuring the ladies of burlesque. 

Office of Collecting & Design 

Office of Collecting & Design 

The Office of Collecting & Design is exactly the type of quirky place where you’d expect to find artists indulging their creative expression. This spot is an art studio but also an exhibition hall and tribute to creative Las Vegas. It’s free to come in and wander around every Wednesday from 10 am – 4 pm. 

Free Things to Do in Las Vegas with Kids 

Silverton Aquarium 

Silverton Aquarium

The 117,000-gallon reef aquarium at the Silverton Hotel & Casino is fun for all ages. Not only are there thousands of tropical fish, stingrays, and sharks! You’ll also catch a glimpse at a real-life mermaid. If you have a little one that loves all things aquatic, this is one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas as a family. 

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign 

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign 

The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is an iconic landmark, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to snap a pic in front of it. You’ll often find Las Vegas characters, like Elvis, wandering around who are willing to take a photo with you. The sign is located on S Las Vegas Blvd. 

Circus Acts at Circus Circus 

Bring to kids to experience a bit of the wonder of the big top at Circus Circus. They offer free daily circus acts that are appropriate for all ages. Check daily for current showtimes. 

Coca Cola Store 

Coca Cola Store vegas

The Coca-Cola Store on the Strip is more than just a place to grab your favorite classic cola. It’s also filled with interactive experiences, like the Coca-Cola fountain featuring 16 international flavors and a photo op with the famous Coca-Cola bear. Of all the free things to do in Las Vegas, this one can leave you with a sugar rush, so be careful!

Hershey’s Chocolate World 

Hershey’s Chocolate World 

In the New York New York Hotel & Casino, Hershey’s Chocolate World is a chocolate lover’s dream. Nicknamed the Sweetest Store on the Strip, you’ll find all the chocolate you want, plus a chocolate replica of the Statue of Liberty and more. 

M&M’s World 

M&M’s World 

M&M’s World Las Vegas is located in the Showcase Mall and is four levels of M&M madness. Customize your own M&Ms to commemorate your trip and enjoy looking at all the fun candy-themed merchandise. 

Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden 

Botanical Cactus Garden

If you don’t mind stepping a little bit outside Las Vegas, you can slip over to Henderson, where the Ethel M Chocolate Factory is waiting for you to visit. In addition to touring the chocolate factory and enjoying samples of Ethel M chocolates, you can also stroll through the Botanical Cactus Garden, which is the largest in the Southwestern United States. A chocolate factory and cacti equals a fun family adventure. 

Mystic Falls Park – Sunset Stampede 

Mystic Falls Park

The Mystic Falls Park is located at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall Las Vegas. Guests of all ages can stroll the park for free, but you can also catch a mesmerizing light show if you come at night. Can’t make it? You can also catch the light show on their live webcam from the comfort of your hotel room. 

Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument 

Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument 

If you want to get the kids away from the Las Vegas Strip so they can run off some energy in the great outdoors, one of the fun, free things to do in Las Vegas is the Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument. The drive is short, the entrance is free, and there are lots of wide-open spaces to explore. 

Children’s Park & Playground at Town Square Shopping Mall

children's playground at town square

The Children’s Park & Playground at Town Square Shopping Mall is a spot in Las Vegas where kids can just be kids. The playground is free for kids ten and under, and there’s lots of adventure and climbing fun to be had. 

Anderson Dairy “Barnyard Buddies” Free Tour

Anderson Dairy "Barnyard Buddies" Free Tour

Schedule a free, family-friendly Barnyard Buddies tour at Anderson Dairy in Las Vegas. The fun, educational experience takes kids on a tour of the farm and features animatronics because it’s still Las Vegas, after all. 

Make a Wish at the Wishing Tree 

Make a Wish at the Wishing Tree 

Visit the Wishing Tree at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian and let everyone have the chance to make a wish and watch as it materializes through augmented reality technology. It’s a fun, free thing that also has a serious feel-good factor to it. 

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve 

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve 

Bring your binoculars and head out to Henderson for a little bird watching at the Henderson Bird Watching Preserve. Rumored to be one of the best bird-watching spots in the area, this is a great family experience for nature lovers of all ages. 

Desert Demonstration Garden 

Desert Demonstration Garden 

Explore desert plants, trees, and shrubs that are suitable for environments like the Mojave Desert. This is a great opportunity to include an educational experience in your visit to Las Vegas. The garden, located in North Las Vegas, is beautiful and free to the public.

TreeHouse & Play Zone at Container Park 

TreeHouse & Play Zone at Container Park
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The Tree House and Play Zone at Container Park is located just a few blocks from the Fremont Street Experience. Let your kids run wild, and maybe release your inner child on the 33-foot tall slide. 

Toy Shack 

Toy Shack 

What kid doesn’t love a toy store? The Toy Shack on Fremont Street will appeal to kids of all ages, with all types of vintage toys and collectibles on display. 80’s kids will almost certainly find a treasure they can’t pass up. 

Houdini’s Magic Shop 

Houdini’s Magic Shop 

Houdini’s Magic Shop at the Grand Canal Shoppes will mesmerize your little magician. Find all sorts of magic and illusion merchandise. Plus, you can pick up something to keep them occupied for the trip back home. 

Haus of Gaga

Haus of Gaga

Located in the Park MGM, the Haus of Gaga will have fans of Lady Gaga jumping with excitement. The display pays tribute to the iconic star, displaying her costumes, best performance moments, and other Gaga memorabilia. 

Chocolate Fountain at the Bellagio 

Chocolate Fountain at the Bellagio

The Bellagio Chocolate Fountain is rumored to be the largest in the world, so your little chocolate lover won’t want to miss this. Take your picture next to it to inspire a little chocolate envy among friends. Don’t plan on sticking any fingers in it, though, because it is fully encased. 

Bottom Line

If you’re willing to explore, there are no limits on what you can do in Las Vegas on a budget. The next time you’re planning a trip to Sin City, don’t forget a few of these budget-friendly activities to itinerary and prepare yourself for a great time.

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