Looking for free things to do in Las Vegas?, you've come to the right place. There are plenty of incredible sights, attractions and free shows that you can see if you want an alternative to the casinos. If you're wary of spending another dime after gambling, or if money is tight, you'll be glad to know that many of the top Vegas attractions are free. Not everything costs money in Las Vegas. You will discover that Vegas has something to delight everyone. Use the following list to find out where to go for the free attractions.
Considered one of the best free attractions on the Strip, the Bellagio Fountains is a breathtaking union of water, music and light. - The choreographed complimentary display comes to life every 30 minutes with daily performances that rotate more than 30 songs.
Location: Bellagio Las Vegas
Find this amazing treat beyond the Bellagio lobby. A 13,573 sq. ft. indoor garden extravaganza. It's ever-changing natural display has five themes per year: Christmas, Chinese New Year, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Open 24hrs. daily
Location: Bellagio Las Vegas
The world-renowned Circus Acts at Circus Circus, Las Vegas offers a unique blend of talented world-class circus performers that amaze and amuse guests on the Carnival Midway Stage. Catch juggling, contortionists, balancing acts, death-defying trapeze artists, human pyramids and other circus acts under Circus Circus' 90-foot tall Big Top.
Performances on the Carnival Midway Stage take place every half hour; Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Admission is FREE.
Location: Adventuredome at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino
Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on the historic street that started it all. This one-of-a-kind entertainment venue is home to Viva Vision, the biggest big screen on the planet. Enjoy the musical video show on the ceiling of the canopy covering Fremont Street.
Hourly light-and-sound show nightly at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm and midnight. (702) - 678-5777
Fremont Street Concerts
Enjoy free open air concerts and special events throughout the year. Shows appear nightly on the hour beginning at dusk and are free and open to the public.
Location: Downtown Las Vegas
Explore the unprecedented collection of contemporary works by some of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century as you travel throughout Citycenter. Enjoy works around every corner including Maya Lin's 84-foot cast of the colorado river, Silver River, at ARIA, Frank Stella's Damascus Gate Variation I, 1969 at Vdara and more. The Fine Art collection brings cultural depth and dimension to Las Vegas.
Location: ARIA Las Vegas
If you ever wonder what One Million dollars looks like? Head over to Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel and find out!. Binion's has $1 million on display. Structured in a pyramid design of acrylic glass boxes filled with exactly one million dollars in cash. In denominations ranging from ones to one hundred dollar bills, the display is set up on a poker table. The $1 million is displayed in the Binion's casino near the Club Binion's Booth and is open from 9:00am - 11:30pm daily. Must be 21 years or older to take photo.
Location: Binion's Gambling Hall (Downtown)
Chamber Gallery (Second Floor)
Located above the main lobby, this art gallery's primary focus is group exhibits showcasing local artists' two-dimensional work. The exhibits feature diverse cultural, social and local themes.
The Grand Gallery(Lobby)
Located in the lobby of Las Vegas City Hall, this gallery highlights sculptures by local artists.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., except holidays | Admission: Free
Location: Las Vegas City Hall
495 S. Main St.,
702-229-1012 or 702-229-6511
Fall of Atlantis
Animatronic figures, children of Atlantis, battle over leadership of Atlantis. Surrounded by a 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, watch as the mythical sunken continent rises and falls before your eyes. Shows are daily on the hour beginning at 10am till 11pm (Hours subject to change)
Animatronic figures, very lifelike, recount the story of Atlantis. Shows are daily on the hour beginning at 10am till 11pm (Hours subject to change)
The Atlantis Aquarium
The Atlantis Aquarium is a 50,000-gallon, saltwater tank and home to more than 100 different species of fish, housing more than 500 colorful tropical fish, including zebra sharks and cow nose rays. The Atlantis Aquarium is located at the north end of Caesars Palace's Forum Shops.
Location: The Forum Shops
The Art of Richard MacDonald - presented by Cirque du Soleil. The "O" theatre lobby houses an exclusive fine art gallery showcasing the infinite beauty of the human form as captured by the works of master sculptor Richard Macdonald.
Location: Bellagio Las Vegas
Above the 18-foot Bellagio lobby ceiling is a coffer filled with the most extraordinary glass sculpture, a chandelier by sculptor Dale Chihuly called Fiori di Como. The piece is made of 2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms. Flower petals in rich and vibrant colors hang in an explosive three-dimensional glass sculpture lit from behind.
Location: Bellagio Hotel Lobby
Chocolate connoisseurs will enjoy more than 40 varieties of fresh gourmet chocolate. See how chocolate is made on your self-guided tour of the factory and enjoy the free chocolate samples. Visit the beautiful Botanical Cactus Garden with over 350 species of desert plants. Open daily 8:30am - 7pm
Location: Henderson NV.
Live Runway Shows at Fashion Show Las Vegas
Every weekend shoppers are entertained by a runway show featuring the latest fashion and styles. Find out what's in vogue at the free fashion shows. Fri, Sat & Sun; every hour from noon - 6pm.
Location: Vegas Strip
Downtown Las Vegas monthly cultural and arts festival is held on the first Friday of each month. Starting in the heart of The Las Vegas Arts District and extending into the Fremont East Entertainment District, First Friday showcases more than 100 established and emerging local artists.
This event is open to all ages. There will be live bands, food trucks, performances and interactive activities, a KidZone and more.
Hours: 5 p.m.– midnight; Admission: Free
Location: Downtown Las Vegas
From families making memories to aviation photographers getting the perfect shot, the Sunset Viewing Area at Harry Reid International Airport has long been a favorite spot for the community to view airplanes landing and taking off.
Location: The lot, located off Sunset Road near the intersection of Escondido Street.
Hours for the summer season (April 1 – September 30), the Sunset Viewing Area will be open to the public from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., 7 days a week.
Hours for the winter season (October 1 – March 31) are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., 7 days a week.
This is home to group of Chilean flamingos, some swans, ducks, koi, turtles and over 300 birds. While the habitat is open 24 hours a day, feeding times are at 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Location: Flamingo Las Vegas
The 61-pound Hand of Faith is the biggest golden nugget in existence and is on display in the lobby at Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Discovered in 1980 near the Golden Triangle in the Australia weighing 61 pounds, 11 ounces and is worth over $3 million.
Location: Golden Nugget (Downtown Las Vegas)
Dueling Pianos Competitions
Pianists play and battle it out on the pianos, each one striving to play a piece of music better than the other and the audience chooses a winner by applause.
Harrah's Carnaval Court
Features live music and flair bartenders who sing, dance, juggle and spit fire, as well as pour drinks. Open 1pm - 2am daily
Location: Harrah's Las Vegas
Featuring 'All Things Hershey's®' the Hershey's Chocolate World at New York-New York Hotel & Casino is chocolate lovers paradise. Offering guests a chance to create their own Hershey's happiness, Hershey's Chocolate World Las Vegas will immerse you in the candy brands you love: Hershey's, Hershey's® Kisses®, Reese's®, Ice Breakers®, Jolly Ranchers®, Twizzlers® and a lot more.
Select from over 800 types of Hershey's brand products including items exclusive to the Las Vegas store.
Hershey's Chocolate World Las Vegas is open: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Phone 702-740-6969
Location: New York-New York Hotel
Designed to show Las Vegas' past and provide a glimpse of a sustainable future opened in June 2008.
Located 3 miles west of downtown Las Vegas on U.S. Highway 95 at Valley View Blvd. (across from Meadows Mall Shopping center.
Hours: 10 am - 10 pm. Trails and gardens close at dusk.
Admission: There is a fee to enter the reserve but entry is free to the eight acres of demonstration gardens and 1.25 miles of trails winding through an area named the cienega. | Phone: 702-822-7700
Look at literally thousands of M & M merchandise in this four-story complex. Shop at this chocolate heaven and learn the history of how the M&M characters we all love evolved over the years! Featuring one of a kind M&M's gifts and souvenirs. Also showing daily, the free 3-D movie, "I lost My "M" in Vegas", starring Red & Yellow. 3D Movie is open until 8pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays and until 6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. | (702) - 736-7611
Location: Vegas Strip
Volcano at The Mirage - Feel the thrill of an erupting volcano at The Mirage. The Volcano wows audiences with an audio and visual spectacle featuring never-before seen fire effects. Watch the volcano erupt for the crowds of curious Strip onlookers at these scheduled times.
Salt Water Aquarium at the Mirage - A huge aquarium tank measuring 53 feet long, 8 feet from top to bottom and 6 feet from front to back. Currently supporting up to 1,000 coral reef fish and at least 60 species of fish in this thriving undersea community housed within the 20,000-gallon display behind the front desk. Open 24 hours
September 11 Tribute - Located at the base of the Statue of Liberty replica in front of the resort houses items honoring the many heroes of this day were spontaneously placed by visitors.
World Famous Dueling Pianos
The Bar at Times Square NYNY - Piano superstores try to outdo each other and the audience decides who played best. Also witness a New Year's Eve ball drop every night at midnight.
Recreates the aura of the coney island amusement park in the early 1900s, featuring midway-style carnival games and coin-operated video games. | Hours: Sunday - thursday, 8 a.m. - midnight; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
The Light Show at Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas is an new animated light show that dazzles the Vegas Strip and all points beyond. The 541-foot-tall replica of the Eiffel Tower features over 322,000 square feet of changing colored lights. This is surely a sight to see. Guests can enjoy the nightly light show every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from sunset to midnight.
The fountain at the heart of Miracle Mile Shops features lighted water effects, color changing fog, bursts of light and dramatic, original soundtracks broadcast via a state-of-the-art surround sound system. Show Times: Sunday - Saturday. Hourly from 12:00 pm-11:00 pm
Miracle Mile Rainstorm
Excitement pours down during the rainstorm at Miracle Mile Shops. Don't miss this miracle in the desert featuring thunder, lightning, fog and pouring rain.
Show Times: Monday - Thursday: Top of each hour 10:00am - 11:00pm; | Friday - Sunday: every half hour 10:00am - 11:00pm
Visit the 25,000 sq ft. indoor Mystic Falls Park. Take a leisurely stroll in the park day or night as you take in the sound of a rolling waterfall. Stick around for the Sunset Stampede Laser Light and Water Show at 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm daily. At those times, the mountain in the Mystic Falls Indoor Park comes alive as the Sunset Stampede chronicles the Western pioneer experience with music, dancing water and a state-of-the-art laser light show. This is a must see!
Free to the public is the main aquarium with a 117,000 gallon artificial reef which is home to over 4,000 tropical fish from all over the world, 3 species of stingrays and 3 species of sharks.
Open 24 hours, daily.
Interactive Fish Feeding Show; Daily at 1:30pm and 4:30pm
The Children's Park at Town Square is a childs paradise with a variety of playground elements including a merry-go-round, hedge maze, a tree house, playhouse, interactive play stations and pop-up jet water fountains. Hours: Mon - Thurs 10am - 9:30pm; Sat 10am - 10pm; Sun; 11am - 8pm.
Staged outdoors in an environmental theater with open-air patios for viewing, Lake of Dreams is free show that provides all the glamour, excitement, and larger-than-life spectacle visitors expect from a Las Vegas show.
Lake of Dreams is an immersive theatrical journey that unfolds over 12 high-tech artistically diverse new acts that combine music, light, magic, film, sculpture, and puppetry to create a fascinating spectacle.
Every half hour 7pm - 12:30am daily (702) 770 - 7000
View a gondola ride down the Grand Canal with a singing gondolier. While watching is free, rides cost $19.95 (Gondola seats up to 4 adults).
Streetmsophere performances in St. Mark's Square: - Strolling performers which includes costumed actors, and Italian opera singers entertain shoppers in the Grand Canal Shoppes. Performance: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The Venetian Trio performs nightly in St. Mark's Square: 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Living Statues on display in St. Mark's Square: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and near Ann Taylor: Noon - 8 p.m.
The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas is considered one of the most photographed signs in the world since it was erected in 1959. The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is located South of Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Blvd (between Russell and Sunset Rd.). Marking the start of the Vegas strip, the famous 50-year-old iconic Welcome to Las Vegas Sign is a great place to visit and take plenty of memorable photos next to the sign. 5100 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas 89104. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Take the The Deuce bus or Route: 104 to the "Welcome to Las Vegas Sign" stop. Take the pedestrian crosswalk for safe access.