Free Things to see while in las Vegas, NV

United States
May 2, 2009 9:10pm CST
Gambling is not the only thing Las Vegas, NV is good for. There are other things like shows, restaurants, the theme of the hotels, and outside the city, there is Red Rock Canyon. Many things are free, however, just walking along the strip, there is are the fountains and water show at Bellagio, the Volcano in front of Mirage, the Botanical Gardens inside Bellagio and the Sirens v Pirate show outside of Treasure Island. Do you have a favorite attraction in Las Vegas to see when not gambling in Vegas? Is it free or is it a paid attraction, like a show or a paid exhibit like Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay?
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• Germany
5 May 09
Isn't all Las Vegas a big big show in order to sell you illusions? When I went there years ago from San Francisco I had a voucher with me for a free breakfast. Can you imagine when I came there: a long long queue of people standing in line as well for a breakfast ..... I was sooo disappointed, since I was a student by that time and had to calculate with any dime. But what was really free behind Las Vegas .... the beautiful view of Grand Canyon. I am still eating from this memory.
• United States
6 May 09
I agree. The purpose of a lot of the freebies is to draw people into the casinos and restaurants inside the casinos. And you also bring up a good point - outside the city, there are attractions such as the Hoover Dam, and Red Rock Canyon.
• Germany
6 May 09
Yes indeed, the Hoover Dam was a moment of WOW when catching the first glimpse of it on my trip. It is one of my strongest impressions from American art of construction (right after Golden Gate Bridge).
@pmcepe (194)
• Philippines
5 May 09
Thanks a lot for that info. I will definitely visit Las Vegas maybe June or July to see my sister, nieces and a nephew. I thought there are no places we could visit which are for free. And I also thought that the casinos were the only hotel attractions.I don't think I could afford to see a show in the big hotels but maybe a tour around will be just fine.
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• United States
6 May 09
Just a note though, the Sirens v pirates show, although I've never seen it - the one time i stuck around for it, the show was cancelled due to strong winds - I've heard some people refer to this as at least a PG-13 show - the rest of the street shows you find sponsored by the hotels are G rated. The most popluar has got to be the Fountains at Bellagio accompanied by the musical scores.
@pmcepe (194)
• Philippines
7 May 09
Is this the one featured during the turn-of-the-century show (among others)? I really liked it, like water dancing with the music. I was thinking where it was, and now I know! Thanks for the info and other tips.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
4 May 09
I went to Las Vegas with company paying most of my room if I listened to a 90 speech. I also received free show tickets, 4 dinners and a tour for 4 for listening to another presentation. The last day we were there we were offered $150 cash to listen to a presentation. I also received house money to gamble with if I signed up for the players clubs at different casinos. I met one man who told me that you should only pay for your transportation and the rest should be free, if you work it right.
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