Las Vegas is one of the country's top tourist destinations. There is no shortage of things to see and do on the Vegas Strip and beyond.
From the spectacular water fountains at the Bellagio to the the Viva Vision light show at the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas can be overwhelming and pricey. It plays to do your homework to take advantage of all the discounts and freebies that the average tourist is usually unaware of.
We have done some of the research for you and have put together a list of 25 Things to do in Las Vegas for Under $25. This list we hope will help you plan ahead as you count down to your Vegas trip.
Hope this comes in handy. Viva Las Vegas!
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art showcases works of the masters, and traveling art exhibitions from around the world. Past exhibitions have included exhibits showcasing everything from Faberge designs from St. Petersburg, Russia, to paintings by Claude Monet on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; last admission sold 30 minutes prior to closing
Admission: Adults: $15 - M life members, hotel guests, Nevada residents, seniors age 65 and older, students, teachers and military with valid ID: $13
Children under 5: Free | Contact: (702) 693-7871
Charting Vegas' chequered history and mafia ties is The Mob Museum in Downtown Vegas, where the real-life exploits of Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel and their heady underworld, depicted in countless Hollywood gangster films, are brought to life. The 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum features approximately 17,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors.
Mob Museum hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Underground (speakeasy and distillery): Daily 9 a.m. to midnight.
Admission: Adult 18+ $23.95 (Online) | (Box Office Price $26.95)
Teenagers $16.95 | Children 10 & Under Free
The 550-foot-tall wheel offers 360-degree views of the Las Vegas valley. The High Roller which is the world's largest observation wheel, takes about 30 minutes to complete a full rotation and you can hop on board one of 28 spacious cabins to enjoy the ride.
Adult daytime tickets (must board before 5 p.m.) are $22.
Want to soar like a superhero over the Las Vegas Strip? Ride a 4-D motion controlled chair on the VRoller Coaster, zipline across Caesars Palace from 60 stories above the ground or walk through a haunted house filled with frightening surprises.
Tickets are $22.75 and you can choose from several different virtual reality experiences.
Located at the The LINQ Promenade (across from Brooklyn Bowl)
Looking for thrills?, then explore AdventureDome at Circus Circus. One of America's largest indoor, climate-controlled theme parks, AdventureDome features 25 rides and attractions. Ride favorites include the El Loco roller coaster and Canyon Blaster, the world's only indoor, double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster.
All-day ride pass: 33 inches – 48 inches tall: $19.95; and 48 inches tall or taller: $39.95
Individual ride prices range from $6 to $12
Nevada Residents with valid ID: $2 off all-day ride passes (Monday – Friday only); Military discount - contact Nellis AFB IT&T office at 702-652-2193.
Discounts do not apply to individual ride ticket purchases.
Open: Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: Tickets are $17; re-rides are $8. All-day Scream Pass is $26. Family Fun Flight For Four Package is available for $78 and includes four individual rides and two complimentary 5 x 7 souvenir pictures.
Nevada Residents with valid ID receive $12 admission
Military discount receives $12 admission – up to four passes per Military ID
Restrictions: Riders must be at least 54" tall. | Contact: (702) 740-6616
Ride one of the glass elevators to the top of Eiffel Tower Observation Deck for a commanding 360-degree view of the Las Vegas Strip. A replica of the famous Paris landmark, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas soars 540 feet above the strip.
Daytime Hours 10:00am – 5:00pm
Nighttime Hours 5:00pm – 12:00am, weather permitting.
Admission is $22 for an anytime ticket. Free for children 2 and younger.
The Ultimate 4-D Experience at the Excalibur takes you on an adventure of Hollywood's top brands. This incredible 15-minute adventure of high-definition 3-D projection and thrilling special effects place you right in the middle of the action.
Date/Time: Daily 10:00 am - 9:40 pm
One Show - $9.99 per person
Two Shows - $12.99 per person
Three Shows - $14.99 per person
All-Day Pass - $19.99 per person
The thrill rides and attractions, located at the top of the tower, including: Sky Jump, Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. Jump off the STRAT SkyPod - The ultimate fun for adrenaline junkies.
Hang out with friends for a game of bowling at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade. Get a lane for $20 Sunday – Thursday, per half hour up to eight people per lane. Brooklyn Bowl features 32 bowling lanes and is also a great spot for live music and gourmet dining.
Location: Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade
The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay holds nearly 1.6 million gallons of seawater in 14 major exhibits and is home to over 2,000 sea animals, over 100 different species, including 15 species of Sharks. Visitors marvel at the spectacle from within the tank via an acrylic tunnel and a sunken ship. The exhibits also feature rare Golden Crocodiles, Manta Rays, Sea Turtles, and other exotics sea creatures.
Open: Daily | Now – May 23: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; May 24 – Sept. 1: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; last entry is one hour prior to close
Adults: $25; Seniors 65 and older: $23; Children 4 – 12 years: $19; Children 3 and under: Complimentary
Annual passes are available for purchase; Adults: $50; Children 4 – 12 years: $30; Children 3 and under: Complimentary
Nevada Residents with valid ID receive a discounted admission price. | Contact: (702) 632-4555
Meet some of the most intelligent animals on the planet at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. Home to five rare animal breeds, including the White Lions of Timbavati, Siegfried & Roy's Royal White Tigers, a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and much more. Enjoy a day at the habitat or get involved in a unique, day-long Trainer for a Day program that allows guests to work side-by-side with animal trainers and their dolphins.
Open: Daily | Mar. 10 – May. 24: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; last entry is one hour prior to close
Adults: $22; Children 4 – 12: $17; Children 3 and under: Complimentary
Nevada Residents with valid ID receive a discounted admission price Jan. 1 – Feb. 28
Annual Passes are available for purchase; Adults: $55; Children 4 – 12: $42 | Contact: (702) 791-7588
Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf course at Bally's Las Vegas. The 10,000-square-foot themed attraction features a custom-designed glow-in-the-dark course surrounded by spooky props, artwork and a live on-course DJ.
Just $11.95 for 18 holes.
Slotzilla is a unique zipline experience 7 stories up and 2 blocks long, through the heart of the Fremont Street Experience.
Cost: $25 (Fly Before 6:00 p.m., Save $5)
Interact with and take a photograph next to an incredibly life-like iconic wax figure from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics at the Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Museum Las Vegas. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip, at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Suite 2001
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Monday - Sunday 10am - 8pm
Admission from $18.99
The Springs Preserve is the premier place in Las Vegas to explore the Valley's vibrant history. Providing learning opportunities for both children and adults alike through interactive science and nature exhibits, hands-on workshops, botanical gardens, hiking, trails, and live animal shows.
The Springs Preserve is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult Visitor $18.95
Child Visitor (Age 3-17) $10.95
NV Resident discounts available
DISCOVERY Children's Museum located at Symphony Park is home to nine-themed exhibition halls totaling 26,000 square feet of interactive hands-on core exhibits.
The three-story tall DISCOVERY Children's Museum is a family-oriented and energetic educational destination that offers visitors extraordinary learning experiences and enhanced school, public and extended programs.
Hours: Tues.: 10am - 6pm
Wed. – Sat.: 10am - 5pm
Sun.: 12pm - 5pm; Closed Mondays
General Admission: $14.50
Soared above The LINQ Promenade, on FLY LINQ the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. Featuring 10 side-by-side ziplines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders, FLY LINQ allows rides to fly seated or superhero across the 1,121 feet length at an average speed of 35 MPH.
Minimum weight requirement: 60 pounds.
Hours of operation: Open daily at 11:30 a.m.
FLY LINQ Day Seated - Save up to $7.00! Admission prior to 5 pm; Tickets $25
A homage to the city's historic signage, the Neon Museum is a lightbulb-studded cacti and scrawling typographic wonders nestle in a 'neon boneyard'. Truly a design aficionado's delight, some 200 out-of-use signs are displayed here. Book ahead and opt for a dusk visit to see the signs lit up and at their most impressive.
NV resident, Senior 65+, Student, Veteran, Active Military $17.00 (valid ID required at check-in)
Children 6yrs and under FREE
Live African penguins and Chilean flamingos are on display in the outdoor Flamingo Wildlife Habitat, part of 15 acres of tropical gardens. These birds, along with mute swans, black-necked swans, Australian black swans, Gambel's quail, African crowned crane, pheasants, helmeted guineafowl, swans, several varieties of ducks, Japanese koi fish, grass carp, sacred ibises, macaws, cockatoos, chub minnows and albino channel catfish are carefully tended by experts and live on islands and streams surrounded by sparkling waterfalls and lush foliage. Grebter grackle birds, house sparrows, mallard ducks and hummingbirds are seasonal visitors to the menagerie.
Open 24-hours for viewing
The Fountains of Bellagio with its more that a thousand fountains will dance and speak to you through beautiful music and choreographed movements. Ranging from Pavarotti to contemporary hits.
Fountains of Bellagio Hours:
Performances every 30 minutes: Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays and holidays, noon to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
After 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday, performances every 15 minutes until midnight.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a 13,573-square-foot must visit attraction with ever-changing natural display. The Conservatory has five themes per year: Holiday, Chinese New Year, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Hours: 24 hours
ARIA Fine Art collection brings cultural depth and dimension to Las Vegas. Go on a self-guided tour and experience the sculptures, paintings, and large-scale installations around every corner throughout the Aria. Enjoy a captivating experience as you walk through, viewing the Fine Art Collection at the Aria.
ARIA Fine Art Collection Hours: Daily - 24 hours
Visitors are welcome to pick up a complimentary brochure at the Concierge Desk that will guide them through the art collection at their convenience.
A FREE spectacle erupts every hour from 5pm to 11pm; standing at the edge of a tropical lagoon of palm trees and waterfalls, you will feel the heat on your face as you marvel at the sights and sounds of a violent eruption.
The Mirage Volcano Hours:
6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m
Your trip to Las Vegas will not be complete with a visit to the Fremont Street Experience. Home to classic hotels, loose slots, cheap souvenir shops and some of the city's greatest people-watching venue. The free nightly free concerts is a must-experience in downtown Las Vegas and above all of the action is Viva Vision, a giant 1,500-foot digital-screen canopy that shows videos and animations nightly.