Like any tourist, you want to visit as many sites as possible during your stay. With so many attractions to check out, we wanted to make a list of FREE Las Vegas Attractions that you can visit or add to your site seeing bucket list, whether your on a budget or not.
Remember, not everything cost money in Vegas! So we’ll list the alternatives to the casino gambling. You’ll find beautifully crafted shows, art, visually stunning attractions, and great music sites.
This is considered one of the best and oldest free attractions on the strip, the Bellagio Fountains offer a spectacular show of water, music and light. It creates a romantic atmosphere and vibe, making this a hot spot for tuning into your passionate side. The beautifully combination of water comes to life every 30 minutes with daily performances that rotate more than 30 songs~!
- See Also – Bellagio Fountains Times and Songs
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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
Grand Bazaar Shops Nightly Light Show
The unique hexagonal LED rooftop canopy at the Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Hotel and Casino features a spectacular, energetic light show set to custom-created themed soundtracks.
Grand Bazaar Light Show Hours:
Sunday through Thursday: Every 15 minutes starting at 8:05 p.m. Last show at 10:05 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: Every 15 minutes starting at 8:05 p.m. Last show at 11:05 p.m.
Swarovski Midnight Celebration
Soaring above the Grand Bazaar Shops at the Bally’s is the Swarovski Crystal Starburst. The Starburst is the star of the nightly Swarovski Midnight Celebration. The brilliantly colored light, music and video spectacle above Grand Bazaar Shops’ colorful, mosaic-pattern rooftop canopy is a sight to see.
Swarovski Midnight Celebration Hours: Nightly at 9 p.m. and 12 a.m.
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 dolllars 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.
Caesars Palace Attractions
Fall of Atlantis
The gods unleash their wrath in this animatronic extravaganza of epic proportions. Fire, water,smoke and special effects tell the tale of Atlas, Gadrius and Alia, who struggle to rule the legendary undersea city. Surrounded by a 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, the mythical sunken continent rises and falls before your eyes. “Atlantis” is located in front of the Cheesecake Factory. Shows are daily on the hour beginning at 10am till 11pm (Hours subject to change)
Experience the morning sun and evening stars in a sky that changes from day to night and back again. Then see Bacchus, Venus, Apollo, and Plutus regale visitors with a magnificent sound, light, and laser show daily. “The Festival of Fountains” is located in front of the Tourneau store.
Shows are daily on the hour beginning at 10am till 11pm (Hours subject to change)
The Atlantis Aquarium is a 50,000-gallon, saltwater tank shaped like a horseshoe located at the north end of Caesars Palace’s Forum Shops. This thank houses more than 500 colorful tropical fish, including zebra sharks and cow nose rays.
Visit at 1:15pm or 5:15pm to watch the aquarists feed the fish during dive. You may even want to take a below-the-scenes guided tour of the support facilities (Monday – Friday at 3:15pm )
Circus Circus Attractions
Circus Circus Adventuredome
Las Vegas America’s largest indoor theme park with 23 rides and attractions ranging from rollercoaster, water, board rides. Open daily 10am – midnight (702) – 794-3939
Circus Circus Midway/Big Top Acts
See acts by world-class circus performers. Catch juggling, contortionists, balancing acts, death-defying trapeze artists, human pyramids and other circus acts under the big top at Circus Circus. Shows performed daily from 11am – midnight, every 30 – 45 minutes.
Fashion Show Mall
Live Runway Shows at Fashion Show Mall
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.
Hours: Fri, Sat & Sun; every hour from noon – 6pm. www.thefashionshow.com
First Friday – Downtown Las Vegas
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
The Flamingo casino has flamingos, swans, ducks, koi, turtles and over 300 birds to check out. Check it out if you love seeing different types of birds and flamingos, especially!
Hours: Open 24 hours.
Fremont Street Experience Attractions
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.
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.
Hard Rock Memorabilia
Check out the Rock ‘n Roll memorabilia at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Located around the casino floor and through out the hotel walls. Everything from Bo Diddley’s cigar box guitar to Britney Spears outfits, Elton John are on display.
They change some of the memorabilia from time to time.
Hours: Open 24 hours/daily
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
Open Air Concerts – Enjoy free concerts.
Hershy’s Chocolate Attractions
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.
Hours: 9am – 11pm
Las Vegas Springs Preserve
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.
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.
CBS Television City Research center
Participate in a focus group at the CBS Television City research center. Guests watch new and existing shows and see the latest technology through screenings and product demonstrations, then give their opinions. Located at the end of Studio Walk near the pool. Get free tickets at the center or at the entrance to the parking lot. Screening begin at 10am with the last screening at 8:30 p.m. Screenings every 30 minutes.
Sony 3-D Experience at MGM Grand
CBS Television City research center at MGM Grand includes the future of 3-D technology with the Sony 3-D experience. The interactive facility is designed to provide visitors with hands-on access to the most cutting-edge home entertainment technology available and allows guests to offer feedback that can impact content and technology research. daily 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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 every hour on the hour from dusk – midnight for the crowds of curious Strip onlookers.
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
New York New York Attractions
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.
Excitement pours down at Miracle Mile Shops during the rainstorm outside of Merchants Harbor Coffee House. You simply can’t miss this miracle in the desert featuring thunder, lightning, fog and pouring rain. Show Times: Monday – Thursday: Top of each hour
Hours: Friday – Sunday: Each half hour.
Silverton Hotel Attractions
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
View a gondola ride down the Grand Canal with a singing gondolier. (view video here) 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.
Small Vignettes of dreams appear out of the lake, as music, light and nature combine to create a fascinating spectacle. Every half hour 7pm – 12:30am daily (702) 770 – 7000
Las Vegas Welcome Sign
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. 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