Despite what you might have heard about Las Vegas being expensive or being a tourist trap, Vegas do offer many free activities, events and attractions all year round.
Whether you're on a tight budget or not, saving a few bucks here and there is a Vegas thing to do. Let the penny pinching begin!. We have picked what we feel are the top 10 Las Vegas free attractions.
Top 10 Free things to do in Las Vegas (in no particular order).
Light, water and sound are masterfully combined to create one of the most iconic features along The Strip: the Fountains of Bellagio. Stop by to see the choreographed fountains dance to "Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles and "Believe" by Cher.
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.
Address: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 89109
Lighting up the night, the free world-famous Mirage volcano erupts every hour from 8pm to 10pm. This free attraction sets the tone with flame shooters, fireballs and a heart pounding sound track. 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:
Daily at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Address: 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 89109
Fremont Street is where the city's first casinos emerged, earning it the nickname "Glitter Gulch" for their neon displays. Today, the street is home to classic hotels featuring loose slots, souvenir shops and some of the city's greatest people-watching. Pieces of vintage Vegas can still be found along this pedestrian walkway in the heart of downtown.
Above all of the action and stretching 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above Fremont Street Experience, the Viva Vision Light Show video screen is a must-see free light show. Enjoy a variety of light shows with dazzling, high-resolution imagery and state-of-the-art, 550,000-watt, concert-quality sound.
Viva Vision Light shows last approximately six minutes, and run every hour. The current time schedule is 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m., 1:00 a.m.
Address: 425 Fremont St., Las Vegas 89101
Featuring great visual effects, the fountain comes alive every hour on the hour starting at 10 am until 11 pm or midnight during the weekends.
Address: 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 89109
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
Address: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 89109
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.
Address: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 89109
The Aquarium at Silverton Hotel Casino is an artificial reef holding more than 117,000 gallons of water and is home to over 4,000 tropical fish from all over the world, 3 species of stingrays and 3 species of sharks. Free to the public and open 24 hours. Don't miss live Mermaids swimming where you might see one or two mermaids interacting with our guests.
Address: 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas 89139
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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. Explore the unprecedented collection of contemporary works by some of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. 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.
Address: 3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89158
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
Address: 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 89109
The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas is considered one of the most photographed signs in the world. Marking the start of the Vegas strip, the famous 50-year-old iconic Welcome to Las Vegas Sign is located South of Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Blvd (between Russell and Sunset Rd.). Definitely 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 RTC bus to the "Welcome to Las Vegas Sign" stop. Take the pedestrian crosswalk for safe access.