Las Vegas Hotels

Las Vegas Free Sights, Attractions and Must Do's

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Las Vegas' world class hotels and casinos are famous for the many free attractions, shows and giveaways that lure patrons into the gambling casinos. This list of free Las Vegas attractions and giveaways will keep you busy for many hours when you need a rest from the gambling tables or slot machines.

All Casinos

Most casinos have matches lying around that are free for the taking. Help yourself! Place them in a jar as a souvenir of your trip.

Drinks are FREE if you are playing the tables or slots. Most folks tip the waitress $1.

Valet Parking. In most cases a $1 tip when they return your car is sufficient.

Plastic Cups. These cups or buckets are used to hold your winnings at the slots and are FREE. Just like matches, they make great souvenirs

Most Casinos will give you a Free deck of used playing cards, just ask the pit boss while you are playing.

Free parking at most casinos. Downtown casinos may require you to validate your parking ticket in the casino of the lot you parked in.

Most Casinos

Bell Captain's desk in most casinos have copies of various Las Vegas magazines. Check them out for money saving coupons.

Aladdin

If you enjoy shopping you'll love the Desert Passage Shopping Center

Bally's

Free pull slot machine can be played once per day. Located between Jubilee showroom and the sportsbook

Bellagio

Free Water Fountain Show. Sunday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to midnight. Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to midnight. Shows run every half hour.

Free tour of the Botanical Conservatory is a breath of fresh air. Hundreds of fresh flowers and real trees. Dome glass ceiling, open 24 hours and is located just past the hotel registration desk. Follow the signs.

Caesars Palace

FREE Atlantis Water Show in the Forum Shops. (At the end of the street by the Schwarz Toy Store). First show at 10:00 a.m. and the last show at 11:00 p.m., daily on the hour.

FREE Caesar and Brutus Show in the Forum Shops. (at the end of the street where Planet Hollywood restaurant is located.) First show at 10:00 a.m. and the last show at 11:00 p.m., daily, on the hour.

Check out the Forum Shops. A Must see when you are in Vegas

Circus Circus

FREE clown show at the Adventuredome Theme Park daily at noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Additional shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Visit the carnival midway located on the main casino mezzanine. thrilling circus acts including clowns, aerialists and jugglers are featured in the center ring. Sunday thru Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. every 45 minutes. Fridays and Saturdays 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. every half hour. All shows are FREE!

FREE monorail between the Circus Circus main building and its North Tower. It runs from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week.

Excalibur

Merlin subdues fire-breathing dragon in hotel's moat. Best viewed from the driveway or from the drawbridge. The fire breathing beast lurking in Excalibur's castle moat can be seen in battle every hour on the hour from 6 p.m. to midnight nightly, depending on weather conditions.

The court Jesters Stage features free, live variety acts daily beginning at 10:00 a.m. The talented cast of 28 performers features singers, magicians, jugglers and contortionists. Acts are approx. 10 minutes in length and are presented every 45 minutes.

Flamingo Hilton

The Wild Habitat has 14 penguins, 10 flamingos, assorted exotic birds, two albino turtles and koi. Open 24 hours a day on the terrace in the back next to the swimming pool.

Free bus tour to the Flamingo Hilton in Laughlin. Includes free buffet and funbook. Call: (702) 735-5755 **Note** If this is your first visit to Vegas there is no need to take this tour as you will have many other things to see right in town.

FREE Gaming Lessons

Most casinos have FREE gaming lessons. Ask any employee in the table gaming area when and where the lessons are being held. This is a MUST DO if you are new to gaming. Playing any game in a casino without knowledge of the game is a sure way to lose your money.

Fremont Street Experience

An exciting pedestrian promenade located in downtown Las Vegas. It includes a misting system, retail cart, kiosks and FREE mall entertainment. Plus, a one-of-a-kind light and sound show derived from over 2 million lights and 540,000 watts of concert quality sound. Shows every night on the hour every hour beginning at dusk with the last show at midnight. http://www.vegasexperience.com

Golden Nugget

The world's largest golden nugget is on display next to the gift shop and across from the entrance to the California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant.

Hard Rock

The concierge desk, which is located just across from the hotel room registration, has a free "Rock Tour" map showing where all the rock and roll items are on display in the Hotel and Casino.

Harrah's

FREE outdoor party right on the Strip, on the south side of Harrah's, called "Carnival Court." Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Sundays thru Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to midnight weather permitting.

Jackie Gaughan's Plaza Hotel/Casino

A FREE key chain, with your own picture on it, can be obtained from the "Slot Club" booth next to the keno lounge. They take your picture and 40 minutes later you can come back and they give you a key chain with your picture on it!

MGM Grand

Free admission to the Lion Habitat. The three-story habitat is located near the Studio 54 entrance and showcases a variety of lions and cubs, including Goldie, Metro and Baby Lion, a direct descendant of MGM's Studios' famous marquee lion. The Lion Habitat, a truly magnificent state-of-the-art showcase, features four separate waterfalls, overhangs, a pond and Acacia trees. The habitat is enclosed with skylights and walls reaching heights of 35 feet to provide maximum viewing for guests. Guests are afforded the opportunity to be encircled by lions at any time via a see-through walk way tunnel that runs through the habitat, allowing lions to prowl above and below. Hours of the habitat are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Entertainment Dome always has free shows on most of the day. The adult musical acts are very good and change often. The Entertainment Dome is located across from the Studio 54 and past the Lion Habitat.

Mirage

White tiger habitat. Behind the California Pizza Kitchen and across from the Gift Shop. Open 24 hours, seven days

Erupting volcano. Show lasts about 3 minutes and can be seen nightly after dark, every 15-20 minutes until midnight.

New York-New York

Sign up for the players club card and receive a free souvenir T-Shirt when you earn your first 100 points at New York New York hotel and casino.

Rio

Masquerade Village Parade performances every hour from 4pm to 10 p.m. Dark Tuesday and Wednesday. A Must See. Try standing underneath the floats as the balcony is really crowded. It's also the best way to snag some beads.

Riviera

FREE pull on a huge slot machine. Near the main door. Everyone wins at least a deck of cards.

Mannequins from the performance of "La Cage" in a glass window in front of the casino.

Sam's Town

The free Laser Show in the Mystic Falls Park is on at 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. seven days a week in the back courtyard.

Slots-A-Fun

Free popcorn is available 24 hours a day on the counter at the snack bar. Just take one!

Sunset Station

The Slot Club counter usually has free copies of "Strictly Slots Magazine" around the beginning of each month.

The Orleans

FREE beads are given out for the asking at any change booth, but not at the main cashiers cage.

Slot Club. If you are a member of their slot club they will mail to your home a coupon for free 2,500 slot club points. This coupon can be redeemed any time after your birthday up to the next 3 months.

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Treasure Island

Well known pirate battle in Bucaneers Bay has been replaced with an all new show called "Sirens" featuring female performers. Show is free and performed nightly seven days a week at front of hotel at 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Tropicana

Magician Rick Thomas's tiger habitat located in front of the hotel. FREE to the public, the habitat offers guests and passers-by a rare opportunity to get close to a few of nature's most majestic creatures. The habitat is open Saturday through Thursday, 1 to 10 p.m.

FREE show "The Birdman of Las Vegas," everyday except Thursdays, in the Tropics Lounge. ShowTime is 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Tropicana

Outside the main entrance try a pull on the big slot machine. It's free and you will win something worthwhile, most likely a FREE ticket to the afternoon Rick Thomas magic show.

The Venetian

Take a stroll through their Grand Canal Shoppes and see the opera singers in their gondolas in the canal.

Westward Ho

FREE ice cream is given out between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week.