Las Vegas can be an expensive trip when you are shopping, playing the casinos, checking out a few shows, and getting around town. There are several ways to save a dollar on your trip so that you and your family can get the most out of your vacation. Why pay when Vegas is full of freebies?

1. Fountains of Bellagio

Fountains of Bellagio

There are elaborate fountain shows at Bellagio every 30 minutes, and they can be seen from across the street or by standing on the casino's front porch. The fountains feature 1200 nozzles and 4500 lights. There is also a botanical garden, where you will discover over 7500 trees, plants and flowers displayed and the atrium is changed six to eight times a year.

htthttps://bellagio.mgmresorts.com/

2. Cambridge Community Center

Cambridge Community Center

This recreation center boasts seven water parks, ten skate parks, seven dog parks, 11 swimming pools, and more than 100 public parks that have picnic facilities, playgrounds, and fields.

https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/Pages/community-center-cambridge.aspx

3. Cannon Aviation Museum

Cannon Aviation Museum

Located at McCarran International Airport, the Cannon Aviation Museum is a large exhibit about the history of aviation in Las Vegas going back to the first flight in 1920 until the introduction of modern jets. Walking around the airport you can spot all kinds of cool displays featuring retro flight attendant and pilot uniforms. Very fun and nostalgic like a trip back in time.

https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/Pages/cannon-aviation-museum.aspx

4. The Aquarium at Silverton Hotel

The Aquarium at Silverton Hotel

The aquarium tank at Silverton is filled with more than 117,000 gallons of water. You'll find thousands of beautiful and exotic tropical fish.  Oh and did we mention there's mermaids? Because there are LIVE mermaids swimming among the fish. It's quite the sight! I find it to be one of the most peaceful and tranquil places to relax and have a drink, listen to the hum of the bubbles and take in that soft, blue glow of marine light that dances around the water.

https://silvertoncasino.com/hotel/aquarium-mermaids-shows/

5. Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage

Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage

Two white Bengal tigers live in the habitat. There are beatifully manicured grounds with lush greenery and even a little river running through so the tigers can swim. These are magnificent and majestic animals and were once part of Siegfried and Roy's magic act.  Don't forget the dolphins and other big cats too!

https://mirage.mgmresorts.com/

6. Flair Bartender Shows

Flair Bartender Shows

This is where the world's best bartenders come to show their skills. Mixing all kinds of tempting cocktails while performing gravity defying feats and tricks which are quite entertaining to watch. Don't worry, they catch all the bottles, you're in no danger. These are the true daredevils of the thirsty. Here are a few places where you can see them in action:

5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar at Margaritaville at Flamingo

Carnaval Court at Harrah's

Fuel Bar in the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's

LONGBAR at the D

7. Circus Circus Casino

Circus Circus Casino

Enter the big top and get entertained by free circus acts at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. The shows here are a special treat, and you will experience the first-rate circus. Performances comprise aerial shows, swing performers and acrobats.

www.circuscircus.com

8. The Fremont Street Experience

The Fremont Street Experience

This is said to be among one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas. Taking up a significant segment of Fremont Street and making use of some of the world's biggest screens, this is excellent entertainment for individuals of all ages.

https://vegasexperience.com/

9. Hand of Faith at the Golden Nugget

Hand of Faith at the Golden Nugget

This is the world's largest single nugget of gold. Weighing in at about 60 pounds, this beauty was unearthed just a foot below the surface by Kevin Hillier and his trusty metal detector in Australia in 1980. It was purchased by the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas for a cool million dollars and has been on display in their lobby since 2015. In today's market it's worth is about five million!!

www.goldennugget.com

10. Arts District

Arts District

Las Vegas's downtown Arts District brims with free artistic activities and events. It is home to lots of artists' studios as well as art galleries. It will not cost anything to tour the art galleries; also, take advantage of the many free slot machine pulls offered by the casinos.

https://www.18b.org/

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