110 FREE (and almost free) Things To Do in Las Vegas

  1. Welcome to Las Vegas Sign – Las Vegas Boulevard

Created and established in 1959 by Betty Willis and Ted Rogich, the famous
“Welcome to Las Vegas” sign sits at the South end of the Strip.

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2. World’s Brightest Light Beam – Luxor Las Vegas

Feel like you’ve stepped back into the ancient Egyptian times with hieroglyphics, sphinx, and mummies all around.  You can also pay for tours through a Titanic Exhibit and a Body World attraction.  The Blue Man Group performs here as well.

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3. Tournament of Kings– Excalibur Hotel 

Have a giant 3 course feast at King Arthur’s court and experience jousting and more as you pound your drums sticks on the table and cheer the knights on.  Tickets are $55.95, but you can always walk around the hotel for free and see all the fun knights in shining armor.

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4. Da Vinci the Genius -The Venetian Resort Hotel 

Transport yourself to a quaint Italian villa and immerse yourself in all the art and architecture hanging overhead.

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5. Gondolas – Venetian Hotel Las Vegas

Watch as the singing gondoliers gracefully glide through the canals, float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies and through the vibrant Venetian streetscape.  While watching is free, rides are also available for purchase – $12.50 for the outdoor ride, $15 for the indoor ride.

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6. Fall of Atlantis Fountain show – Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The Fall of Atlantis Show, which is located near the Race for Atlantis, is one of
Vegas’ best free attractions. Be entertained by the Greek gods in animatronic form with a laser, water and light show.  Hours: Sun – Thr, 11 am – 11 pm; Fri – Sat, 11 am – Midnight.

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7. Salt Water Aquarium -Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Check out the amazing salt water aquarium that comprises the Atlantis show’s platform. You can watch as a diver feeds the tropical puffers, flounder, sharks and the rest of the aquarium’s inhabitants each day at 1:15 and 5:15 pm.

 

8. Fountains of Bellagio – Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas

Bellagio’s world-famous fountains with opera and classical music are Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – show every 1/2 hour.  8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – show every 15 minutes.  Saturday & Sunday  12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – show every 1/2 hour. 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – show every 15 minutes.

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9. Bellagio Botanical Gardens – Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas

Just beyond Bellagio’s lobby lies the Conservatory & Botanical Flower Gardens.  The exhibits change frequently but you will always find row upon row of exotic plants and flowers displaying the unique highlights of every season and holiday.  Open 24 hours.

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10. Bellagio Hotel Lobby – Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas

Beauty cascades all around you inside the enchanting lobby of the five-daimond Bellagio Hotel.  Peer overhead and discover a ceiling adorned in a breathtaking display of 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers – the Fiori di Como, created by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly.  You can also admire and take home priceless pieces crafted by Chihuly from the Chihuly Gallery.  Lobby open 24 hours.

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11. Chocolate Fountain – Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas

At the Jean-Phillippe Patisserie in the Bellagio Hotel not only can you buy a diverse variety of delicious hand-made goodies, you can see a 27-foot tall fountain of cascading chocolate!  Open daily from 7 am – 11 pm

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12. Cirque du Soleil Art Gallery – Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas

The Art of Richard MacDonald Presented by Cirque du Soleil.  Located in the newly renovated “O” Theatre lobby, this new fine art gallery features a collection of over 50 sculptures, original drawings, serigraphs and lithographs by the most collected figurative sculptor in America, Richard MacDonald. Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

13.Stratosphere Observation Deck and Hotel

Ride to the top and eat lunch as you get a panoramic view of Las Vegas.  Observation Deck is open from Sun-Thursday 10am-1am and Friday and Saturday 10am-2 am.  Tickets are $20.

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14. Sirens of TI – Treasure Island Hotel Las Vegas

The Sirens of TI begins with a 17th century clash between a group of beautiful, tempting sirens and a band of renegade pirates. Experience music, dance, excitement and seduction with FREE nightly performances at 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 10:00 pm and 11:30 pm in Sirens’ Cove at the front entrance of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.

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15. Volcano Eruption – Mirage Hotel Las Vegas

Every fifteen minutes from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, the earth shakes and flames shoot into the night sky spewing smoke and fire 100 feet above the waters below, transforming a tranquil waterfall into spectacular streams of molten lava.

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16. Tropical Rain Forest – Mirage Hotel Las Vegas

Inside The Mirage’s front entrance, you’ll enjoy an extraordinary experience – a lush
60 feet above cascading waterfalls. Lagoons meander through a forest of rich tropical flora including bird of paradise trees, orchids and bromeliads.  Open 24 hours.

17. Coral Reef Aquarium – Mirage Hotel Las Vegas

Aquarium located behind the Front Desk. This 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium is home to angelfish, puffer fish, tangs, sharks and other exotic sea creatures.  Open 24 hours.

18. Underwater Fish Feeding Show – Silverton Hotel

The Silverton Casino’s saltwater aquarium is large and impressive. The signature 117,000-gallon reef aquarium will transport you to a tropical oasis where you can admire more than 4,000 tropical fish, and three species each of stingrays and sharks. Interactive feeding shows are scheduled daily at 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Also, don’t miss the live mermaid swim! Mermaid swims are scheduled Thursday from 2:15pm – 8:45pm, Friday and Saturday from 2:15pm – 9:45pm and Sunday from 11:30am – 6:45pm. In addition, the Mermaid Lounge features two 500-gallon jellyfish aquariums lit with LED lights.

19. Take a Walk down the strip night or day 

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20. Madame Tussaud’s Was Museum

Get your picture taken with lots of celebrities all at once by walking around this wax museum of fun!

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21. World of Coca Cola Museum

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22. Harley Memorabilia – Harley-Davidson Cafe Las Vegas

The Harley-Davidson Cafe is a great stop for motorcycle enthusiasts. A conveyor belt runs through the restaurant showcasing Harleys from all eras. Additionally, memorabilia and collections from Harley-fans including sports stars, corporate big shots, politicians and performers are featured throughout the cafe. Hours: Thursday Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am

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23. It’s Sugar!

See lots of your favorite candy sold in oversized containers.

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24. M & M’s World Academy – Las Vegas

The four-story M & M’s World attraction, located in Showcase Mall on Las Vegas Boulevard is open for tasty tours seven days a week. Learn everything you could possibly ever want to know about this candy classic at the M & M’s academy, watch a 3-D movie starring M & M’s and shop in their gift shop where everything you could ever want an M & M’s logo on is for sale, including a mix & match station where you can serve yourself up a bagful of M & M’s in every color under the sun. Hours: Sun – Thr, 9 am 6 pm; Fri & Sat 9am-8pm.

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25. Movie Memorabilia – Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Stop by Planet Hollywood Restaurant in the Forum Shops at Caesars to see a huge collection of movie industry memorabilia including famous sets, costumes and props from old and recent television and movie productions. Hours 11am to midnight

26. Neon Museum – Las Vegas

Preserving Las Vegas History for Our Future is what the nonprofit Neon Museum organization in Las Vegas is all about.

27. The Fremont Street “Galleries” -The Neon Museum officially “opened” with the installation of its first refurbished sign, The Hacienda Horse and Rider, on November 15, 1996 at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and Fremont Street. Today ten refurbished signs can be seen 24 hours a day 7 days a week in  outdoor “galleries”. The first gallery is located in front of Neonopolis on the south side near the Horse and Rider and the other is on the 3rd Street cul-de-sac adjacent to The Fremont Street Experience canopy.

28. The Neon Boneyard-The organization keeps a collection of non-restored historic signs on a 3 acre site in Las Vegas.  A core collection of signs from the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was moved there for the museum’s future use.

29.  Fountain Shows – Miracle Mile Shops

Located at the heart of Miracle Mile Shops, a multi-million dollar water feature
transforms from a tranquil piece of art into an entertainment centerpiece. Hours: Top of every hour, 10 am – 11 pm

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30. Rock Memorabilia – Hard Rock Cafes Las Vegas

The Hard Rock Cafe on Paradise Road, which opened in 1990, features a 45-foot neon Gibson Les Paul guitar at the entrance. Inside you’ll find vintage memorabilia including an entire Elvis wall, Madonna’s jacket, a feathered Elton John outfit and Marilyn Manson’s guitar. Hours: 11 am to 1 am daily.

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31. Skydiving Demonstration – Vegas Indoor Skydiving

At  Vegas Indoor Skydiving, located just one block East of Las Vegas Boulevard on Convention Center Drive, you can experience the thrill of flight – or you can just watch. There is a viewing deck with windows into the wind tunnel where watch the action. It might also be a good way to build up your nerve if you are thinking about giving it a shot! Daily 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

32.  Magic Shows – various locations

While visiting Las Vegas make sure and take in a FREE MAGIC SHOW at one of the many “Houdini’s Magic Shops” around town that sell magic tricks for all magicians who pass their time while on the clock by demonstrating magical acts to the amazement of the public. Locations include:

* Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
* Forum Shops At Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino
* MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
* Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino
* New York New York hotel & Casino
* Venetian Hotel & Casino Grand Canal Shoppes

33. Big Elvis – Harrah’s Hotel Las Vegas

Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, a Las Vegas based tribute artist who has been performing in Las Vegas for many years, was named to the prestigious Time Magazine List of Top 10 Elvis Impersonators (2010) for his “dead-on renditions of Elvis’ most popular songs.” Pete’s Big Elvis Show is the longest running Elvis Presley tribute show in Las Vegas.DSC_0064

34. Wildlife Habitat – Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Appropriately enough, the Flamingo Hotel & Casino is home to a flock of live Chilean Flamingos! These birds, as well as a collection of other feathered-friends, fascinate our guests and populate our Wildlife Habitat. Hours: 24 hours Fri – Sat, 10 am – 2 pm, 3 pm – 2:30 am.

35. Bevertainment – Rio Suites Las Vegas

Glamorous entertainers traverse the casino floor not only taking drink orders, but periodically pausing to grace strategically-placed stages for 90-second live
performances. Some sing, some dance — they have their own styles and abilities;
yet they all have one thing in common: they serve beverages swiftly, and with a
smile. Hours: Daily. Various times day and night.

36. CBS Television City – MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas

Located inside the MGM Grand hotel-casino, the CBS Television City Research Center gives visitors the chance to be part of the network’s decision-making by viewing and rating pilots (shows that haven’t aired yet) and other television programs they need input on.  Screenings run around every half hour and can last up to an hour.  Hours: Daily 10 am until about 9 pm

37. Circus Acts – Circus Circus Hotel Las Vegas

World’s Largest Permanent Circus will never disappoint you. Highlighting the
center stage of the carnival midway, Circus Circus presents world renowned live
circus acts FREE everyday! Different acts perform each half hour from 11 a.m. to midnight daily.

38. Clown Show – Circus Circus Hotel Las Vegas

Come see the performance that gives clowning around a whole new meaning! Free clown shows are held daily at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino on the clown stage located inside the Adventuredome Theme Park!  Shows are held daily at noon, 1 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. Additional shows are held on Friday and Saturday at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm.

39. Dueling Pianos – Harrah’s Hotel Las Vegas

Performing nightly in the Dueling Piano Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas, keyboarding
extraordinaires battle it out for the best played piano music as judged by you, the
audience.  You won´t just “see” a show … You´ll feel like you´re part of the show!
9 pm – 2 am, Sun-Thur 9 pm – 3 am, Fri-Sat  (702) 369-5000

40. Dueling Pianos – Napoleon’s at Paris Hotel

Napoleon’s Dueling Piano Bar at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas is one of the most charming lounges on the Strip – a dimly lit, plush retreat where cigars and Champagnes take center stage along with dueling piano players.  The tinkling of the ivories and the good-natured one-upmanship of the duel is a relaxing background for a happy hour or a nightcap, with live music from 9 pm to 1 am nightly.

41. Fashion Shows – Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas

True to its name, Fashion Show, a nearly 2 million-square-foot retail destination
on the Las Vegas Strip, is bringing fashion to life with daily house fashion shows
as part of the shopping experience. Shows currently run five days a week, up to
seven times a day.  The fashion shows take place on an 80-foot retractable runway anchored at one end by a 784-square-foot stage box within The Great Hall.  Showtimes: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 4 pm on the hour.

42. Fremont Street Experience Light Show – Fremont Street

The Fremont Street Experience is an exciting pedestrian promenade located in the
neon center of downtown Las Vegas. This beautifully landscaped area features a
misting system, retail carts, free mall entertainment, and one-of-a-kind Viva Vision
light and sound shows.  Five city blocks are covered with a canopy of over 2 million lights enhanced by 550,000 watts of sound and special effects. The most spectacular light and sound shows on the planet are presented each night at dusk. Hours: 7:30 pm, 8, 9, 10, 11 pm and Midnight.

43. Fremont Street Entertainers – Fremont Street Las Vegas

The Fremont Street Experience is an exciting pedestrian promenade located in the neon center of downtown Las Vegas. Strolling entertainers perform throughout the day and evening.

44. Harbor Rainstorm – Miracle Mile Shops Las Vegas

At the Harbor Rainstorm at the Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas you’ll experience the feeling of being in a North African Harbor when suddenly, a rainstorm breaks out! You won’t even need to run for cover as the rain pours and thunder booms around you.  Located in the beautiful Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. Storms occur every hour on the hour, Monday through – Thursday, and every half hour Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

45. Light, Water & Sound Show – Bally’s Hotel Las Vegas

Experience a brilliant light, water and sound extravaganza on Las Vegas Boulevard at the entrance to Bally’s Hotel & Casino!  Shows are every 20 minutes nightly after dusk.

46. Open Air Concerts – Harrah’s Las Vegas

You can have it all at the most exciting outdoor entertainment venue on the Las Vegas Strip – the Carnaval Court Bar & Grill.  Boasting some of the world´s top flair bartenders, Carnaval Court was voted one of the best flair bars in the country. Live bands take the Carnaval Court stage daily, performing a wide range of music like pop, jazz, and beach music.  Hours: Sun – Thr, 12 pm – 1 am; Fri – Sat, 12 pm – 3 am.

47. Open Air Concerts – The District at GVR

Concerts are held Saturdays and Sundays, year-round, on the stage near the center sculpture. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.

48. Show in the Sky Parade – Rio Hotel Las Vegas

The best free show in Las Vegas, the Rio’s Show in the Sky Parade.  It’s a unique performance every time, with three different shows featuring stunning dancers in eye-popping costume fashions from the likes of DKNY and Victoria’s Secret. Performed hourly from 6:00 pm until 11 pm every Thursday through Sunday. As always, all performances are FREE and open to the public!

49. Street Performers – Grand Canal Shoppes Las Vegas

Within Saint Mark’s Square, at the Venetian Hotel & Casino’s Grand Canal Shoppes, a variety of performing artists (magicians, puppeteers, living statutes, stilt walkers – and other fabulous entertainers) dazzle and delight the crowds with free performances throughout the day!  The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian offers over 500,000 square feet of upscale shopping in an atmosphere depicting Venice Italy.

50. Sunset Stampede – Sam’s Town Las Vegas

Take a leisurely stroll in the park day or night in Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town. The sounds of a rolling waterfall compliments the soft chirping of birds in live trees reaching up toward the skylight ten stories above.  Suddenly, the serenity is interrupted with the urgency of a wolf’s call, howling from atop the waterfall. It’s the beginning of Sunset Stampede, a free laser light and water show. At 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm daily, the mountain in the Mystic Falls Indoor Park comes alive as the Sunset Stampede chronicles the Western pioneer experience with music, lights and animation.  Fountains shoot eight stories into the air and the waters dance in the lights to a symphonic score recorded especially for Sam’s Town by the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra.  24 Hours.

51. Aerial Gallery – Downtown Las Vegas

Fifty banners featuring the work of local artists can be found along a one-mile stretch of Las Vegas Blvd. that runs from the arts district to city hall. This curbside art project, coordinated by the Las Vegas Arts Commission, presents new artwork every year for an estimated 30,000 pedestrians and car passengers per day.

52. Airport Runways Viewing Area – McCarran Airport

For a free and entertaining diversion, you really can’t beat the runway viewing area at McCarran International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the Nation. Tune your FM radio to 101.1 and you can listen to the conversations between the pilots and the air traffic control tower. The area is located on Sunset Road, about 1/5 mile West of Eastern Avenue.  Parking is free.  Open 24 hours.

53. Airport Viewing Deck – North Las Vegas Airport

The North Las Vegas Airport has a wonderful open-air deck for watching aircraft, from small planes and helicopters to blimps, as they take off and land from this busy airport – plus its totally free to the public! There’s even a speaker outside that allows you to listen to the tower communicate with the pilots as they take off and land (on FM 88.5).  Stroll around the airport lobby where signs and pictures tell the history of the airport which was built in 1941, and was once owned by Howard Hughes. Ample free parking and a beautifully landscaped picnic area are another neat feature here.

54. Antiques at Main Street Station – Las Vegas

Antiques, artifacts and artworks museum!  Located in historic downtown Las Vegas, Main Street Station recreates turn-of-the-century opulence with unique design, detailed craftsmanship and an extensive collection of authentic antiques, architectural artifacts, artworks and collectibles.  Pick up a self-guided tour brochure and map at the front desk to help you navigate the property, where you will encounter many wonderful and important pieces of history. Open 24 hours a day

55. Antique Malls – Arts District Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a great city for antique hunting! Check out these delightfully unusual antique malls!

56. Charleston Antique Mall

Charleston Antique Mall features 18,000 square feet of incredible shopping and fun. Items you will find include antiques and collectibles, vintage and costume jewelry, furniture and wall decor, kitchen items, tiki, mid-century, casino memorabilia, glassware, pottery, vintage clothes and accessories, and much more!

57. Not Just Antiques Mart

Featuring 12,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles and art, the Not Just Antiques Mart is a great destination for discovering rare treasures! Located in the downtown Arts District, the Mart offers ample parking and many rooms full of unique items. There is also an upstairs Tea Room (open daily from 11 am to 3 pm) that features fabulous teas and coffees, as well as tea breads, cakes, delicious home baked scones with preserves & clotted cream, and sweet desserts including home style bread pudding served with vanilla rum
sauce! Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. Sunday noon – 6 pm. First Friday of
every month open until 10 pm.

58. SinCity Pickers Antique Mall and Collectibles

Located on the South end of the new Antique Alley – Arts District in historic downtown Las Vegas. Just a block of the Strip. Largest antique mall in the district with 35+ friendly dealers to help you with your shopping needs. 12,000 sq ft of shopping fun with a great new “patio – garden” spot. If you don’t see it just ask – I’m sure one of our “Pickers” can find it for you. AHours Monday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Open Sundays 11 am to 5 pm.

59. Aquarium at Mandalay Bay – Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

In the Mandalay Bay Resort’s registration lobby visitors will find a 14-foot-high, salt-water aquarium reminiscent of the beautiful coral reefs of the South Pacific. This impressive 12,200-gallon exhibit is filled with dozens of aquatic species including eight types of Angelfish. The aquarium is a terrific preview to what can be seen in the 1 million gallon Shark Reef exhibit located near the South convention Center.  Open 24 hours.

60. Aviation History Museum – McCarran Airport Las Vegas

The open-air Museum shows the history of aviation in Southern Nevada, from the first flight in 1920 through the introduction of the jet. Open 24 hours.

61. Barrick Natural History Museum – UNLV campus

The Marjorie Barrick Museum, located on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus, offers exhibitions with concentrated emphasis on Native cultures of the Southwest and Central Americas. The Mojave Desert region is a world filled with natural beauty and life. The chance to see and understand its fascinating wildlife and fragile ecosystem is offered in several exhibits including a display of live snakes. The main exhibit hall also features a 2,500 square foot temporary and traveling exhibit area which hosts international, national and regional exhibits which change every eight weeks.  Open Mon – Fri, 8 am – 4:45 pm; Sat 10 am – 2 pm.

62. Bonnie & Clyde Exhibit – Primm Valley Resort

See the bullet-riddled Ford V-8 that the infamous crime duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were in when police ambushed them on a rural Louisiana road on May 23, 1934. Also on display are the shirt Clyde died in, a belt and a necklace that were both made by Clyde in prison, a handmade mirror, and 17 Barrow family photos. Exhibit is located at Whiskey Pete’s.  24 hours.

63. Calico Basin Red Springs – Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a beautiful U.S. Bureau of Land Management area on the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley, featuring unmatchable natural beauty.  While the main entrance to Red Rock Canyon requires a National Park fee, the Calico Basin Red Springs area does not. The area features spectacular red and white sandstone cliffs and, as the name implies, there are many natural springs that feed the abundant vegetation and attract a variety of interesting wildlife.  There are picnic tables, fire grills, trash cans, and restrooms at the parking area.

64. Centennial Murals – Downtown Las Vegas

The City of 100 Murals, a signature project of the Las Vegas Centennial, inspired the creation of 180 (including 80 extra) permanent and temporary murals, and involved thousands of students, artists and citizens. These murals are housed at sites throughout the Las Vegas Valley including schools, public buildings, commercial structures and other facilities.

65. City Hall Bridge Gallery – City Hall, downtown Las Vegas

Located on the second floor of city hall, the Bridge Gallery highlights on the
works of the Las Vegas artistic community.  Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

66. Country Music Memorabilia – Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill

Named after Toby’s hit single “I Love This Bar” this exciting venue has it all – full restaurant & bar, music videos, recording studio and a stage area with live bands! And, patrons can check out walls full of Toby memorabilia, including autographed guitars, pictures, albums, clothing and more!  For those that feel the need to two-step, live Country and Southern Rock type bands perform nightly with no cover charge from 9 pm – 2 am. (9 pm – 3 am Fri & Sat).  Hours:11:30 am – 2 am Sun-Thur11:30 am – 3 am Fri & Sat

67. Custom Bikes by Orange County Choppers – Silverton

At the Silverton Hotel & Casino you can get a free, up-close look at some of the custom motorcycles built by the folks at “Orange County Choppers”. The bikes and boats are on display within the casino and at the main entrance.  Open 24 hours a day.

68. Anderson Dairy Tour – Anderson Dairy

The Anderson Dairy, which has been serving Las Vegas residents since 1907, offers free guided tours of their facility. Please call in advance to schedule your and entertaining videos to guide you through Anderson’s rich history and the dairy making processes employed at the plant. After a tour of the facility where you’ll see how everything is made, a free ice cream treat awaits!

69. Desert Demonstration Garden – Acacia Park

The gardens, located within Acacia Park in Henderson, provide a wealth of landscaping examples that are drought friendly for a dry desert climate. As well as providing a visual example of landscape possibilities and information about the plants displayed, the Acacia Demonstration Gardens also is home to several free workshops.  Hours: Open daily during regular park hours, from 6 am until midnight.

70. Desert Demonstration Garden – North Las Vegas

The City of North Las Vegas recognizes the importance of water conservation in
Southern Nevada. In an effort to promote and achieve water efficiency, the city converted an acre of turf into a water-efficient desert garden.  The North Las Vegas Desert Demonstration Garden showcases more than 75 plant species common to the Las Vegas landscape, including native desert plants as well as shrubs from around the globe. This dynamic setting grows and changes with each season.  Take a journey through this lush, colorful water-efficient garden, which includes a seating area, walking paths and a sensory garden.  Open to the public seven days a week.

71. Fifth Street School – Downtown Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Grammar School, or “Fifth Street School,” was built in 1936 and is one of the few remaining intact mission style buildings of its era. The Centennial Plaza, a gathering place on the corner of Lewis Ave. and Fourth St. contains, among other attractions, a replica of the Liberty Bell and a local historical time apsule.

72. Fishing Demonstrations and Fresh Water Aquariums– Bass Pro Shops Las Vegas

Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store where the outdoor feel is brought indoors through massive log and rock work, large indoor aquariums and water features stocked with native fish species, as well as an extensive collection of museum quality fish and wildlife mounts.  You won’t want to miss the fresh water aquariums located on-site at the Las Vegas Bass Pro Shops. An 18,000 gallon water feature simulating Red Rock Canyon’s beautiful rock formations is filled with spectacular live Koi. Three additional aquariums at Bass Pro Shops feature trout, channel catfish, carp and bass and include a flowing canyon river featuring ducks, turtles, bluegills and sturgeon.Open: 364 Days a Year Regular Store Hours Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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73. Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve – Henderson

At the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve visitors can expect to see thousands of migratory waterfowl as well as numerous resident desert birds.  Located within the Henderson Water Treatment Facility, the Preserve sits on approximately 140 paths.  Free guided birdwatching classes are also provided.  Please call for dates and times. Open year round – last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.  Sept, Oct, Nov 6am – 2pm

74. Hootie & the Blowfish Memorabilia – Silverton Hotel

If your a fan of Hootie and the Blowfish, the Shady Grove Lounge at the Silverton Hotel in Las Vegas has walls full of memorabilia to check out! Records, concert posters, autographed guitars and more decorate the place, Hootie-style.  Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 4 pm – 12 am; Fri. & Sat. 4 pm – 2 am.

75. Hoover Dam – Boulder City, Nevada

One of the most magnificent engineering wonders you’ll ever witness, the Hoover Dam is a sight to behold. Built during the depression in the 1930’s, the project attracted 1,000s of workers to the area and vitalizing the economy, especially when it came to whiskey and gambling. The dam, which is located on the Colorado river in Boulder City 30 minutes away from Las Vegas, created Lake Mead, which is the largest man-made lake in the Country.

76. Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge – Boulder City, Nevada

The Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge Las Vegas, also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States, and includes the longest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere. Opened on October 19, 2010, the bridge provides a crossing of the Colorado River for U.S. Route 93, linking the states of Nevada and Arizona 1,600 feet (490 m) downstream from the Hoover Dam. It is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas. The walking path turn off is clearly marked, parking is free and there are portable toilets available.

77. Interpretive Trails and Botanical Gardens– Springs Preserve

The Las Vegas Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural attraction located a few miles off the Las Vegas Strip that features botanical gardens, trails, museums, galleries and entertainment venues. While there is a charge to visit the museums and galleries, the trails and gardens (as well as a terrific children’s playground) are free to the public!  The rails are open daily from 10 am until dusk.

78. Lake Mead Railroad Tunnel Trail

The Lake Mead Railroad Tunnel Trail, located along the shores of Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is one of the most scenic hikes around this most beautiful part of Southern Nevada (and it does not require you to pay the National Park fee).  Look for bighorn sheep, ravens’ and owls’ nests, lizards and antelope ground squirrels as you explore this historic railway – which was built to carry supplies to the workers at the Hoover Dam. An easy and level hike perfect for all ages and endurance levels (the hike is approximately one mile round-trip and very level), the trail offers unmatchable views of Lake Mead and its surrounding rock formations.

79. Lake Mead Visitor Center

Explore desert wildlife and natural history exhibits at the Alan Bible Visitor Center at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. “Discovering the Desert” includes interactive, hands-on exhibits that invite visitors to discover the Mojave Desert. Members of the Park staff are available to provide information, books and maps, and other materials for sale. The visitor center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. every day

80. Mermaid Art Gallery – Silverton Hotel

The Silverton Hotel has a display of a number of fine art pieces from artist Wil Cormier. The Mermaid Cove Art Gallery is located between the resort’s fish aquarium and the hotel front desk. All of the pieces are for sale.

81. Nevada Test Site Tour

Learn about the role the state of Nevada and the workers at the test site played in National defense by taking a public tour of the Nevada Test Site.  From 1950 to the present, the Nevada Test Site was at the center of the United State’s nuclear testing programs, playing a major role in the military’s atmospheric nuclear testing and NASA’s astronaut training.

82. Old Post Office/Federal Building – Downtown Las Vegas

This Post Office building was constructed in 1931 as part of a massive government building project during the Depression years. It is an excellent example of neo – classical style. The building was the site of the 1950’s acquired by the city for future use as a downtown cultural facility.

83. Red Rock Visitor Center – Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a great place to take a walk or a hike and soak up the desert sun as it beams across the various rock formations, bringing out the colorful beauty of the area. A 13-mile scenic drive provides a terrific way to tour by car, and there are many stopping points and trails to get a closer look at this 65-million year old geological masterpiece.  There is a nominal fee to enter the park by vehicle, but its free if you hike in.  It’s also free to check out the Red Rock Visitors Center, which contains an extremely well put-together collection of area artifacts, photographs, scenes of the ancient inhabitants of the area, and a desert tortoise habitat. There is also a great observation deck that’s perfect for snapping pictures of the area if you don’t plan to enter the park. You do not have to pay the park fee to visit the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. Fall (Oct 1 – Oct 31) 6 am – 7 pm The Visitor Center Hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm

84. Rotunda Gallery – Clark County Government Center

Organized through Clark County Cultural Outreach, this center features free art
exhibits by local contemporary artists. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm. Closed holidays.  Admission is free.

85. Searchlight Heritage Museum

The Searchlight Heritage Museum, a satellite of the Clark County Museum, tells the tales and history of the mining boom town of Searchlight. The true stories of its rich railroad heritage and its many colorful pioneer citizens is told through photos, artifacts, exhibits, and an outdoor mining park. The Museum is housed in the Searchlight Community Center in Searchlight, Nevada, 60 miles south of Las Vegas on Highway 65. Monday -Friday, 1- 5 pm Sat, 9 am – 1 pm

86. Solar Power Research Facility – UNLV Solar Site

Some strange-looking saucers behind the UNLV campus have been grabbing the sun’s rays — along with a lot of attention from a national energy lab.  According to the National Renewable Energy Lab, a 100-mile-wide spot in the Southern Nevada desert has the potential to generate enough solar energy to play a big role in providing for the nation’s energy needs.  The problem is finding a cost-effective way to harness the sun’s power.  The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is working on technology that would help achieve that goal — and if all the stars align, the school could become a powerhouse in the field of renewable energy research.

 

87. Shelby Museum Tour-Sports Car Museum & Showroom – LV Speedway

Check out the Shelby automobiles showroom and museum to see the old and the new from this one of a kind American sports car maker and racing legend. The museum features cars from all eras of Shelby manufacturing and race car development from 1962 to today, including the legendary Cobra.  Free tours are offered Monday though Friday at 10:30 am, and include details about each car and walks you through the actual manufacturing operation where you can watch today’s high quality Shelby vehicles being hand-assembled. Museum hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00 am – 4 pm

88. Sports Hall of Fame – Las Vegas Club Hotel

The Sports Hall of Fame at the Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino is home to one of the World’s largest personal collections of sports memorabilia. Check out past and present collectibles such as autographed balls, gloves, bats, photographs and jerseys.  Open 24 hrs a day.

89. Trolley Ride – The District at Green Valley Ranch

Why walk when you can roll to the fabulous shops at The District at Green Valley Ranch? Enjoy a complimentary ride aboard The District Trolley Company with stops at Main Street (adjacent to Elephant Bar), across from REI, and at The Green (adjacent to Elm).  The Trolley runs continuously at the following times: Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

90. UNLV Desert Gardens – UNLV campus

While the entire UNLV campus is an arboretum, there is an especially cool two-acre xeriscape garden near the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies. This is a great way for those who are planning a desert landscape at their home to see what those little 2-gallon plants will look like at maturity. Free admission

91. UNLV Special Collections – UNLV Campus

The UNLV Special Collections houses unique, rare and specialized research material that documents the history, culture and physical environment of the city of Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada region, the gaming industry and UNLV.  The collections include books, pamphlets, posters, serials and periodicals, scrapbooks, archives and manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings, photographs, video and audio tapes.  Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 am to 5 pm; Tuesday & Thursday 9 am to 9 pm.

92. Wetlands Park – Las Vegas

The Clark County Wetlands Park is a 2,900-acre nature and wildlife habitat viewing area bordering both sides of the Las Vegas Wash as it flows past Frenchman Mountain and the red sandstone of Rainbow Gardens on its way to Lake Mead.  The visitor and education center offers visitors a chance to examine the ecology of the area more closely and to learn about the importance of preserving wildlife and protecting Lake Mead and the Colorado River System.  Hours:  Visitor Center open daily from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

93. Sunbelt Classic and Antique Auto Museum

Jim Rogers, the owner of Sunbelt Communications, has more than 300 restored vehicles on display in his car barn. But he doesn’t advertise the collection, and tourists can see it only by appointment. Call (702) 649-0110 to arrange a time or join a scheduled tour. The museum opens at 6 a.m. weekdays and is Free.

94. Las Vegas LDS Temple

Great place to go out of the city and away from the crowds for a while. Walk around or go inside the visitor center of this temple belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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95. Auto Museum – St. Jude’s Ranch

The Antique Auto Museum at Saint Jude’s Ranch for Children was made available thanks to the generousness of local car collector and enthusiast Richie Clyne who loaned the vehicles for display. Get a glimpse into the past! The collection features some of the World’s greatest automobiles and period one of many historic automobiles available for public viewing.  Hours: Open daily as volunteers are available, please call for specific hours.

96. Chocolate Factory Tour – Ethel M Chocolate Factory

A fun self-guided walking tour of the chocolate factory that produces products
like M&M’s, Mars Bars, and Milky Way. At the end of the tour everyone gets a
free sample of their chocolate!  Hours: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm for daily self guided tours The factory makes chocolate Monday through Friday from 830 am to 4 pm

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97. Cactus Gardens -Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Take a stroll through their cactus garden just outside of the chocolate factory where you’ll see ocotillo, prickly pear and saguaros cacti.

98. Million Dollar Display – Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel

Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel’s $1 Million Display holds exactly one million dollars and is structured in a pyramid design of acrylic glass boxes filled with cash denominations ranging from ones to one hundred dollar bills. The $1 Million Display is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

99. Pinball Hall of Fame – Las Vegas

The Pinball Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas contains the world’s largest collection of pinball and amusement games (dating back as far as the 1930’s).  There is no charge to come and see the museum, which features over 100 completely refurbished machines. You can even play them if you choose – newer machines cost 50-cents, and the older (nostalgic) ones are only a quarter. Hours 11-midnight.

100. Cigar Factory Tour – Don Pablo’s Cigar Company

Watch as expert Cuban cigar makers craft fine Don Pablo cigars at the Don Pablo Cigar Factory. Free factory tours are offered from 9 am – 8 pm Mondays – Saturdays, and 10 am – 4 pm on Sundays.

101.  See a Show!

Don’t forget to see a show while you are in Las Vegas.  There are so many to choose from.  Buying tickets in advance can save you lots of money.

102. Fremont Street Concerts and Events

103. Vegas PBS TV Studio Tour

Vegas PBS provides free tours of our Educational Technology Campus. We are happy to welcome you to see our television studios as well as get a glimpse of the invaluable resources that we provide to our community.

104. Smith Center Tours

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers free, guided walking tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. of the world-class campus highlighting its architectural accomplishments, artwork and historic overview.  Tours last approximately 60 minutes and are limited to 20 patrons per tour.

105. Shark Tank at the Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget’s $30 million pool is an absolute stunner, not to mention an incredible feat of engineering. The Tank features a 200,000-gallon shark tank visitors can experience at a distance or up-close by riding the pool’s three-story water slide.

106. Hershey’s Chocolate World – New York New York Hotel

The Hershey’s Chocolate World in Las Vegas store is a whimsical and imaginative taste-exploring experience where chocolate lovers from around the world can enjoy unique Hershey’s candy experiences, fresh made Hershey’s sweets and a wide selection of gifts.  Hours of operation: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily.  Admission is free.

107. Flame Shooting Praying Mantis– Downtown Container Park

Greeting visitors at the entrance to the Downtown Container Park open-air shopping and entertainment venue is a giant, metallic, female, praying mantis. It sports a 4,000-watt sound system. And it shoots 6-story high flames of liquid propane from its antennae.  Flame shooting occurs nightly just before sundown.

108. Las Vegas Walk of Stars 

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, started in October 2004 to honor the people who helped make Vegas famous. The embedded stars are located along a 4-mile stretch on both sides of Las Vegas Blvd. between Sahara Ave. and Russell Blvd.

109. Lake of Dreams – Wynn Las Vegas Hotel

The Lake of Dreams at the Wynn Las Vegas, with its 40-foot waterfall, pine-topped mountain and nightly free shows, is a sight to behold.

110. Gold and Silver Pawn Shop

Made famous in the reality TV hit, “Pawn Stars,” this pawn shop is always bustling with activity. You may even spot the stars of the series from time to time.

 

 

 

 

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