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11 Free Things To Do in Las Vegas

Our Picks for Free Las Vegas Activities

Think Las Vegas and you’ll likely think extravagance: casinos, fancy hotels, and elaborate entertainment. A Vegas vacation does not have to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of free things to do in Las Vegas. Here are our selection of top 11 free shows and attractions in Vegas:

Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio

Everything at the Bellagio Hotel is an experience, and its Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are no exception. There are 5 distinct exhibitions per year: one for the Lunar New Year in January, followed by one for spring, summer, fall and winter. Each exhibition is treated as a theatrical production, featuring a colourful assortment of flowers, plants and trees that requires months of preparation.

The World’s Largest Permanent Circus at Circus Circus

Every half hour between 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., various circus acts take centre stage at the Carnival Midway at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. Each segment features stunning performances by acrobats, trapeze artists, or jugglers. Make sure to get there at least 15 minutes in advance if you want to get a seat!

CBS Television City at The MGM Grand

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an executive for a major TV network? At the MGM Grand’s CBS Television City Research Center, you can be an exec for a day! You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of deciding which shows get put on the air, as you view a selection of shows and learn how to register your opinion on the cast and content of each one.

Las Vegas MGM Grand

Free gaming lessons at various casinos

Are you a novice when it comes to casino games? No need to worry! Several casinos in Las Vegas offer free gaming lessons to get you started. They’ll introduce you to the basic rules, etiquette and strategies for games such as poker, roulette and blackjack. The Luxor, Mandalay Bay and Excalibur are among casinos to offer such lessons.

The Fall of Atlantis at Caesars Palace

This free fountain show takes place inside the Forum Shops at Caesars. It tells the tale of sibling rivalry, as the son and daughter of King Atlas battle over who should take over as ruler of Atlantis. The story is brought to life by kitschy, 9-foot tall animatronics, as well as colourful water and fire effects. While you’re there, you can also marvel at the 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium that surrounds the area.

Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is like a miniature oasis amid the hustle and bustle of The Strip. Chilean flamingos, exotic ducks, swans, Japanese koi and yellow catfish are among the wildlife you can observe here.

Carnevale di Venezia at The Venetian

No need to go all the way to Italy to get a taste of the Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice). For a quick glimpse into what the Italian festival is all about, head to the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. Every day (at different intervals), a troupe of gondoliers, living statues and jugglers put together a lively performance that emulates the famous Venetian carnival.
Las Vegas Mirage

The Volcano at The Mirage

The Volcano at The Mirage is a spectacular sight, featuring 2 volcano systems, a lagoon and fire shooters that shoot flame more than 12 feet in the air. As if that’s not enough, the fireballs move to the sounds of an exhilarating soundtrack created by The Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and Indian composer Zakir Hussain. The sound is so powerful that you can actually feel the rumble of the volcanic movement.

Paris attractions at Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

No, it’s not the real Paris, but with the amount of detail put into its design, it could be! If you’ve always wanted to see famous Paris attraction like the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Opera House, l’Arc de Triomphe and the Hôtel de Ville, just stroll throughout the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino…for FREE!

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Wondering what else you can do in and around Las Vegas? Check out our picks of sightseeing musts! Pro-tip: explore our Las Vegas packages and book your trip to Sin City!