Thursday, July 10, 2014

Free to See Las Vegas

A trip to Las Vegas doesn't have to be expensive.  Skip the gambling and quite a bit of your adventure can be Free!

Check out the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.  In addition to flamingos, you'll see ring tealed ducks, sacred ibis, swans, ducks, koi fish, turtles and pelicans.  You might also show up just in time to watch one of the two live feedings daily.

The Atlantis Aquarium in Caesar's Palace has small tiger sharks, stingrays and other unique ocean creatures.  It is located in the Forum Shops Mall, just outside of The Cheesecake Factory restaurant. Show up at the top of the hour and see the 'Fall of Atlantis' show for free, every hour after 11am daily.  On your way to the show you'll see the Fountain of the Gods.

Check out the Fountains of Bellagio.  This is a free show of water, music and lights.  The shows are every 15 minutes nightly.

Also, free to see at the Bellagio, is the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.  The gardens is ever changing, and if you've been there before, that doesn't necessarily mean that you've seen it.

The Volcano at The Mirage begins at 8:00pm and runs every half hour until midnight, with the exception of 8:30pm.

The Mirage also has a 20,000 gallon aquarium behind the front desk and a 100 foot dome Atrium with towering palms, lagoons, waterfalls and exotic blooms.

Sirens at TI is the 'Pirate Show' for which Treasure Island is famous.  The show times are 5:30pm (winter only), 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm and 11:30pm (summer only).The show lasts 18 minutes. Get there early, so you don't have a lot of people in front of you.

Time the shows properly, and you can walk from Treasure Island, the Volcano at The Mirage and the Fountains of Bellagio, all right in a row.

Treasure Island also has live country music at Gilley's Saloon,  free admission if you get there before 10:00pm, and only $10 cover after 10:00.

Circus Circus features the largest permanent circus in the world.  Free shows begin every half an hour from 11am to midnight.

The Lake of Dreams at Wynn has a waterfall and light show starting at dusk until 12:30am nightly.  It's a 3 acre lake surrounded by forest.

Free Transportation:
Free transportation in Las Vegas includes:
  • the Aria Express, which goes from Aria/Monte Carlo to Crystals to Bellagio
  • free tram between Excalibur, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay
  • and the free tram between The Mirage and Treasure Island.

More Free to See:
  • Golden Nugget - World's largest gold nugget at the Golden Nugget Casino
  • Picture with $1,000,000 - Binions
  • Fremont Street Experience - light show
  • Big Elvis Show - Bill's Gambling Hall on the Strip
  • City Center Fine Art Collection
  • Elvis Memorabilia at Westgate Resort - well worth the trip off the strip
If you have a FaceBook account, you can get free hotel nights stays, free buffets, free monorail rides, and more by playing myVegas.  Check it out!

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