Free or relatively inexpensive Las Vegas Attractions
You could start your tour of Las Vegas attractions at The Venetian. Take a stroll through the Grand Canal Shoppes to St. Mark’s Square and be entertained by street performers.
When you’re at the Venetian don’t miss the painted ceilings in three areas; the main casino entrance, the hotel lobby, and the hall connecting the two.
The Gondola Rides at the Venetian with serenading gondoliers. One outside in front of the resort and one inside through the Grand Canal Shoppes. Indoor ride is $15 a person; Outdoor ride is $12.50 per person. Watching others enjoy the ride is free!
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At the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat, you can see penguins, pink flamingos, as well as swans, turtles and a variety of birds. Try to be there for the penguin feeding at 3:00pm.
At the Paris Hotel, the Eiffel Tower observation deck offers a great view of the Strip and, after dark, you get a perfect view of the Bellagio fountain shows directly across the Strip.
Free midway acts, plus jugglers and trapeze artists under the Big Top at Circus, Circus is another famous Las Vegas attraction.
One of the most famous free Las Vegas attractions is at the Mirage where a mighty active Volcano erupts every 15 minutes from dusk until midnight.
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Poker players will want to check out the poker room at the Mirage. It’s located to the left as you enter through the main casino entrance.
Even if you’re not a shopper, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace are a Las Vegas attraction not to be missed. Every hour on the hour, towering statues come to life in the first rotunda between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.
At the Bellagio the Fountains shoot off every 15 minutes from dark until midnight.
If you love to look at art, be sure to visit the art gallery at the Bellagio with its’ $300-million collection of works by van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and Gauguin.
Like scary roller-coaster rides? You’ll find them at New York New York and Circus Circus. And for serious thrill-seekers, there is also bungee jumping at Circus Circus, and don’t miss the High Roller ride and a “Big Shot” tower launcher at the top of the Stratosphere Tower,
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The MGM Grand Lion Habitat is a multi-level stone and nature habitat featuring a variety of lions. Guests wander through a thick glass tunnel and observe the lions prowling on either side, above and below them. Free admission from 11am to 10pm daily.
The four corners with the greatest number of hotel rooms anywhere in the world is towards the south end of the Strip, at the intersection bounded by the MGM Grand, New York New York, Excalibur, and the Tropicana.
The Hard Rock Memorabilia Collection. Scattered throughout the casino are thousands of items of rock n roll memorabilia. The collection includes Carlos Santana’s guitar and Jimi Hendrix’s peacock feather vest. You can see the collection for free, 24 hours a day.
Don’t miss the Masquerade Show in the Sky at the Rio Hotel. Look up from the casino floor and watch a spectacular floating parade of dancers in exotic costumes and masks. There are four different versions of the show. Starting at 3pm. Last show is at 9:30pm daily.
Visit the 25,000-square-foot indoor Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town. A spectacular light and water show is on every day at 2, 6, 8 & 10pm.
Visit “downtown” at night and take in the spectacular Fremont Street Experience. The canopy over Fremont Street becomes a giant screen, several blocks long, featuring a free music and lights show with two million individual bulbs. Truly one of the greatest Las Vegas attractions.
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