Friday, January 19, 2018

90 Free (and 10 Inexpensive) Things to Do In Las Vegas


Here are 90 free thing to do in Las Vegas...
  1. Check out 7 Magic Mountains
  2. Visit the Goodsprings Pioneer Saloon
  3. Go to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden
  4. Go to the Hoover Dam (you can walk across the pedestrian bridge and the dam)
  5. Play at Mt Charleston (snow in the winter, beautiful hikes in the summer)
  6. Climb Exploration Peak
  7. Visit Sunset Park
  8. Watch the Bellagio Fountain Show
  9. Check out the Bellagio Conservatory
  10. Walk through the Linq Promenade
  11. Find famous people buried in Las Vegas cemeteries
  12. Check out the birds at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
  13. Check out the birds at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
  14. Go to a museum for free on Museum Day Live! 
  15. Visit Lake Mead or Red Rock Canyon on Free NPS Entry Days
  16. Visit a state park on fee-free Nevada Public Lands Day
  17. Do the First Creek Grotto hike
  18. Watch free circus acts at Circus Circus
  19. Watch free bands and other entertainment at the Fremont Experience
  20. Attend a free community event at the library
  21. Attend a free community event in Henderson
  22. Attend a free community event in Boulder City
  23. Attend a free community event in Laughlin
  24. Walk the famous Las Vegas Strip
  25. Do a free group walk with the Las Vegas Volksmarchers
  26. Watch airplanes take off and land at McCarran Airport
  27. Watch fighter jets practice by parking near Nellis AFB
  28. Watch the Mirage Volcano Erupt
  29. Check out the Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show
  30. Watch a fashion show at Fashion Show Mall
  31. Watch the Cirque du Soleil show practice
  32. Get free TV show audience tickets for shows filmed in Las Vegas
  33. Take a photo in front of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign
  34. Visit the Healing Garden, a memorial to the 1 October shooting
  35. Walk around downtown Las Vegas, there's plenty to see!
  36. Hike the Historic Railway Tunnel Trail
  37. Walk through the Grand Canal Shops at the Venetian
  38. Check out the Silverton Aquarium (and the Bass Pro Shop aquariums next door)
  39. Take a dip in the Arizona Hot Springs
  40. Check out the public art exhibition at City Center
  41. Wander around the First Friday event, the first Friday of each month
  42. Wander around the Last Friday event, the last Friday of each month in Henderson
  43. Take a free tour of the Bangor Brewery
  44. Check out the Downtown Container Park
  45. Watch the Sunset Stampede Laser Light Show at Sam's Town
  46. Watch a free rodeo event at the Southpoint
  47. Take a hike (there are hundreds of trails around Las Vegas)
  48. Participate in the CBS Television Research Center at MGM
  49. Take the kids to the Anderson Dairy tour
  50. Take a free guided tour of the Shelby Museum
  51. Take the kids to one of the many free splash pads around the city
  52. Watch one of the many big annual events in Las Vegas which are free for spectators
  53. Watch the free Rainstorm Show at the Miracle Mile Shops
  54. Check out the Aviation Museum at McCarran Airport
  55. Check out the Acacia Demonstration Garden in Henderson
  56. Watch the Lake of Dreams Show at the Wynn
  57. Find all of the stars on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars
  58. Take a photo with a million dollars at Binions
  59. Take a tour of the Smith Center
  60. Go to Clark County Wetlands Park
  61. Go to the tour and wine tasting at the Pahrump Valley Winery
  62. Take a free tour of the Vegas PBS station
  63. Take a free tour of the Nevada National Security Site
  64. Visit the Akhob Art Installation
  65. Check out the world's largest gold nugget at the Golden Nugget
  66. Visit Symphony Park
  67. Go to the famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop
  68. Check out all of the musical memorabilia at the Hard Rock
  69. Watch the Viva Vision Light Show
  70. Check out your family history at the Familysearch Genealogy Library
  71. Check out a piece of the Berlin Wall at the Main Street Station Casino
  72. Get a player's club card at all the casinos you visit (many come with free stuff)
  73. Visit the Brahma Shrine at Caesars Palace
  74. Watch a 3D Movie at M & M World
  75. Watch a free outdoor movie (generally shown in downtown Summerlin or the District at Green Valley during the summer)
  76. Take a day trip to Oatman (free shoot out shows, play with the donkeys, etc)
  77. Visit one of the many community parks around the Vegas valley
  78. Visit the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
  79. Check out the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
  80. Visit the Burlesque Hall of Fame
  81. Hop on the free Downtown Loop Bus
  82. Take the three free trams on the Strip
  83. Take any of the other free shuttles to get around the tourist areas
  84. Get a free library card (for both locals and tourists) then check out free books, e books, movies, and music
  85. Attend a free lecture event at the Mob Museum and receive a free entry pass to the museum afterwards
  86. Attend a free lecture at UNLV
  87. Walk around the free entry sections of the Springs Preserve
  88. Participate in the NDOW Free Fishing Day
  89. Watch people jump off the Stratosphere
  90. Take a day trip to Laughlin (free labyrinths, free riverwalk, free hiking trails to Davis Dam)
And here are 10 very inexpensive things to do in Las Vegas...
  1. Visit the Clark County Museum ($2)
  2. Visit the Old Las Vegas Fort Mormon Fort State Park ($1)
  3. Play bingo ($4)
  4. Go bowling after midnight ($1 per game)
  5. Watch a movie at the Tropicana Cinema ($3)
  6. Go to the Fantastic Swap Meet ($1)
  7. Go to the Broadacres Swap Meet ($1.50)
  8. Go swimming ($2)
  9. Play a game at the Pinball Hall of Fame ($1+)
  10. Have an old Vegas $1.99 breakfast at the Rainbow Club Casino
Finally, I'll list here some additional free/cheap finds:

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