Maybe you lost all your money in the slot machines. Or maybe you didn’t have much of it to start with. That’s okay because there is tons to do in Las Vegas for absolutely free.
No Cirque du Soleil, but there are a number of entertaining shows you can check out if you don’t want to spend any money. In no particular order:
Masquerade Show in the Sky – This is inside the Rio, a bunch of colorful high flying action... in masks, hence masquerade.
The Fremont Street Experience – Right in the middle of Downtown, you cannot miss the 12 million LED lighted canopy stretching 1,500 feet, Viva Vision. The show starts every 15 – 60 minutes depending on the time of year. In addition, downtown hosts free concerts and street performers almost daily.
Caesars Palace Statues – Awesome, somewhat cheesy moving statues that talk. If you ever had the desire to see statues come alive then this is the show for you.
Sirens of TI – It’s a pirate battle, with sexy sirens. Not historically accurate but a lot of fun and showing daily in front of TI.
Streetmosphere at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian – All sorts of street performers entertain patrons as they shop... so just don’t shop, they can’t tell the difference. Throughout the day performers from all over the globe put on various shows during the day, and at night check out the Trio at St. Mark’s Square.
Sunset Stampede – You’ll need to travel about 10-15 minutes from the Strip. Sam’s Town on Boulder Hwy hosts the Sunset Stampede, this show chronicles the Western pioneer experience.
Circus acts at Circus Circus – Free circus acts throughout the day as you stroll around Circus Circus.
Vegas itself is something to see, with all the lights and glamour and history. There are all kinds of free sites and things to check out on your Vegas trip, and they don’t cost a penny.
Bellagio Dancing Waters – Beautiful jets of water blast off in sync with music at the fountain right in front of the Bellagio.
Mirage Volcano – Right next to the Dancing Waters, the Mirage Volcano is a realistic fire show starting at dusk and going off every 15 or 30 minutes.
MGM Lion Exhibit – If you like big cats, you’ll love the Lion habitat right in the center of the MGM.
Gondola Canals inside the Venetian – riding the gondolas isn’t free, but it’s still cool to watch gondoliers taking passengers back and forth throughout the shopping center.
Luxor Light – Some say you can see it from space. That’s unlikely but you can definitely see it from just about anywhere in Las Vegas.
Eiffel Tower – In front of Paris, not as big as the real thing but definitely something to check out.
The Painted Ceilings in Venetian – Some incredible artwork.
Bellagio Gardens – Horticulture and art at its best. You don’t even have to like plants to appreciate Bellagio Gardens.
World’s Largest Gold Nugget – It doesn’t do anything, and you can’t put it on red at the roulette tables, but still quite impressive. It can be found inside Golden Nugget of course.
Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo – Guess what you can see here. If you guessed flamingos, then you are correct.
“Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” – Park your car next to the iconic sign and take tons of memorable photos.
M&M’s and Ethel M’s – Do you like chocolate? This is definitely the tastiest attraction in Las Vegas.
The Aquarium at the Silverton – There are a number of aquariums, the largest at Mandalay Bay but that one’s not free. The Silverton aquarium is the largest free one at 117,000 gallons of salt water.