Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada



Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas can be an expensive place, but there are amazing things to do for free or for a very low price that will entertain all kind of people.

See below our list of free attractions in Las Vegas, cheap things to do in downtown Las Vegas, and things to do outside of Las Vegas.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Giant praying mantis at container park
Giant praying mantis at container park  

See the welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign

Have you really been to Vegas if you haven't taken a picture in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign?

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Probably not. The place offers a complimentary parking.

Make sure to go early in the morning or late at night to be able to take a picture without anybody else on it.

Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Welcome to Las Vegas sign
Welcome to Las Vegas sign  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Welcome to Las Vegas sign at night
Welcome to Las Vegas sign at night  

Walk down the Las Vegas Strip

Walking up and down the Las Vegas Strip is free, and full of street entertainment.

From young girls dressed in lingerie and feathers, to street performers, there are many ways to be entertained on the Strip.

Walking from the New York New York hotel on the South end to the Venetian on the North is about 3.5km walk, which takes an hour without any specific stop.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Walking on The Strip at night
Walking on The Strip at night  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Walking on The Strip near the Mirage hotel at night
Walking on The Strip near the Mirage hotel at night  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Eiffel Tower and Paris hotel Vegas at night
Eiffel Tower and Paris hotel Vegas at night  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : New York New York hotel at night while walking on The Strip
New York New York hotel at night while walking on The Strip  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Triumph arch near Paris hotel by day
Triumph arch near Paris hotel by day  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Paris hotel and view on The Strip by day
Paris hotel and view on The Strip by day  

See the fire spitting praying mantis in container park

That is right, a majestic giant fire spitting praying mantis, which is right in front of the entrance of container park, a great area in downtown Vegas.

The container park in downtown Vegas is an amazing place to take your kids to enjoy some outdoor playing, while sipping a cocktail on a nearby terrace and keeping an eye on them.

Or simply enjoy a nice breakfast with friends. Or attend a free open air concert. Or have an haircut. Or do so many other things in that very interesting area, free to access.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Praying mantis in front of container park
Praying mantis in front of container park  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Concert scene in container park
Concert scene in container park  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Kids playground in container park
Kids playground in container park  

Ride the Big Apple roller coaster

For a ridiculous price of 15$, and a waiting time of about 15 minutes on a busy day, the Big Apple roller coaster is one of the craziest cheap experience in Vegas.

That roller coaster starts inside of the hotel, and goes all around the buildings, offering an amazing view on Vegas, and giving you some thrills.

A must do for roller coasters lovers!

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Big Apple roller coaster seen from outside
Big Apple roller coaster seen from outside  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Big Apple roller coaster and statue of liberty in front of New York New York hotel
Big Apple roller coaster and statue of liberty in front of New York New York hotel  

Have a Fat Tuesday drink on The Strip

There are tons of Fat Tuesday locations on The Strip, and on each of them, you can buy a container with a frozen alcoholic beverage, from 10$ for the smallest one, up to 25$ for the larger one.

Sip your drink while walking on Vegas street under the heat (yes, that's allowed to drink in Vegas on The Strip), and refill the container at any Fat Tuesday location on the strip.

The refill costs less, allowing to drink whole day, outside, for cheap.

Drinks are made with crushed ice, syrup, and liquor.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Having a Fat Tuesday drink while walking on The Strip
Having a Fat Tuesday drink while walking on The Strip  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Fat Tuesday locations in Las Vegas to drink cocktails in the street
Fat Tuesday locations in Las Vegas to drink cocktails in the street  

Enjoy the Fremont street experience

Walking down the Fremont street experience, is definitely an experience.

While having a drink at one of the many bar terraces, or getting a refill for your Fat Tuesday container drink, appreciate the surrounding bar life, the street performers, the street fights, and many other wonders, all while walking right under a zip line that goes above the street.

Expect some amazing light and sound shows on the ceiling at regular intervals, and street concerts on the scenes that are installed along the street.


You can even try one of the new attractions, the Fear The Walking Dead escape room..

Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas
Official Site of the SlotZilla Zip Line in Downtown Las Vegas - Fremont Street
Official Site of Fear the Walking Dead Survival Thrill Attraction, Las Vegas - Fremont Street
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Cowboy neon sign at entrance of Fremont street in downtown Vegas
Cowboy neon sign at entrance of Fremont street in downtown Vegas  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Fremont street experience starting point
Fremont street experience starting point  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Zip line under the light and sound show on Fremont street's ceiling
Zip line under the light and sound show on Fremont street's ceiling  

Visit the amazing neon museum at night

Vegas is very famous for its colorful neon signs, and one museum has the ambition to show the history of Vegas through the donations of old neon signs.

They got the former largest neon sign in the world, and other wonders, all explained during a 45 minutes long guided tour, that costs 28$.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Neon museum entrance
Neon museum entrance  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Former tallest neon sign in the world at neon museum
Former tallest neon sign in the world at neon museum  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Walking between neon signs in neon museum at night
Walking between neon signs in neon museum at night  

Take the car to Valley of Fire state park

Visit the real desert in the nearby Fire Valley state park, where you won't believe how colorful the desert is.

Entrance costs 10$ per car, and the whole museum must be visited by car, as it is so big that it is not possible to walk everywhere, especially not under the heat.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Bumpy road on the way to Valley of Fire
Bumpy road on the way to Valley of Fire  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Stones and colorful sight of Nevada's desert in Valley of Fire
Stones and colorful sight of Nevada's desert in Valley of Fire  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Valley of Fire and its colorful desert scenery
Valley of Fire and its colorful desert scenery  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Colorful desert scenery at Valley of Fire
Colorful desert scenery at Valley of Fire  

Watch the Bellagio's water fountain show

Starting everyday at 7pm, and happening every half hour until night, the Bellagio's hotel offers free live performances of light and sound shows on its fountains, right in front of the hotel.

Right now, there is even a special show for the new and last season of Game Of Thrones, with a dragon appearing on the water fountain.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Light and sound fountain show at Bellagio hotel
Light and sound fountain show at Bellagio hotel  

Watch the gondolas in front of Venetian hotel

The Venetian hotel has so many outdoor pools linked by channels outside, that they have gondolas taking tourists on them, just like in Venice.

The ride being extremely overpriced, watching them from the street is free however.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Gondolas in front of Venetian hotel
Gondolas in front of Venetian hotel  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Venice like channels in front of Venetian hotel
Venice like channels in front of Venetian hotel  

See live birds and fishes at the Flamingo

The flamingo hotel has an outdoor park, free to access, in the middle, that features a huge selection of free birds, fishes, and other animals.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Beautiful fishes in Flamingo hotelgarden
Beautiful fishes in Flamingo hotelgarden  

Visit the most famous pawn shop from Pawn Stars

The pawn shop featured in the TV show Pawn Stars actually is in Vegas, and used to be a 24 hours pawn shop.

However, if you plan to visit it, be ready to wait in line to be able to enter this very famous shop.

Rick Harrison's Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Waiting line outside Pawn Shop from Pawn Stars
Waiting line outside Pawn Shop from Pawn Stars  

Play slot machines

Yes that is right, playing slot machines isn't that expensive. Depending on the exact machines, it can be as low as 1$ the game, and the casinos usually offer free cheap, if not free, refreshments, to keep the players the whole day at their casino.

Play the system by gambling very slowly, and enjoy the drinks more than the slot machines to maximize your time without spending too much.

And, another advice, always have a defined budget in mind, and do spend more than what you intend to.

Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Slot machines in McCarran airport
Slot machines in McCarran airport  

Visit the world's largest gift shop

The self-named world's largest gift shop has great prices on all the touristic things you might want to buy. And even on some that you don't want to buy, but will buy anyway because it's dirt cheap.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : World's largest gift shop
World's largest gift shop  

Get married in Las Vegas

That's not free, but it must be some of the cheapest and fastest wedding possible, at one of the many wedding chapels in downtown Vegas. Count about 60$ for a wedding service.

Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Wedding chapel in Vegas
Wedding chapel in Vegas  

Dance salsa at a free venue

If you don't have anybody to get married with, you might just meet the right one at one of the salsa nights that are organized by bars.

With free entrance and complimentary water, you can dance most of the night and meet new people.

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Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Salsa night in Vegas
Salsa night in Vegas  
Cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas Nevada : Street art on a parking near container park in Vegas
Street art on a parking near container park in Vegas  
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