For new visitors, the “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is a must-see tourist attraction. Gift shops all over town are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas” sign with discounts on different memorabilia.
This celebration is a nice reminder for a Vegas veteran to look at some of the must-see free attractions in Las Vegas that all newer visitors should make time to visit. There are plenty of lists with free things to do in Las Vegas. There’s one thing that makes this list particularly special. There are no costs involved with this free list. We’re not sending you to a bar where you’ll be expected to buy a drink to see the great views. These are 100% free and the very best of the best.

Welcome To Las Vegas Sign

There is probably no more iconic location than the “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. The location near Mandalay Bay is a small plot of land on the Vegas Strip. The lines can be very long if you visit after everyone is awake. Word of caution, bring a bottle of water if you plan on visiting during the summer. It can get extremely hot.

Bellagio Fountains and Conservatory

Bellagio is a luxury casino but has two of the best free attractions in Las Vegas. The fountain shows are all memorable. They run every 15 or 30 minutes depending on when you visit. The Bellagio Conservatory and botanical gardens change five times every year. Both of these attractions are beautiful and make a nice background to share on Instagram.

Fremont Street Experience

The Fremont Street Experience is unlike any other part of Las Vegas. Between the free entertainment, mall of casinos, and Slotzilla zipline there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking to keep your budget to a minimum visit during the FREE summer concert series this summer. Pro-tip: If you like chaos visit after dark. Likewise, if you prefer a relaxed day out visit before sunset.

Volcano at The Mirage

The volcano at The Mirage erupts at 8, 9, and 10 pm nightly. The attraction lasts only a few minutes but this is truly an “Only In Vegas” experience. Where else are you going to see a volcano erupt in front of a massive hotel? Free attractions on the Vegas Strip are few and far between so enjoy this one while you can. Fun fact: The last time my parents visited Las Vegas they watched every volcano show each night they were in town. They even made sure to schedule meals around the attraction.

Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo

The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The flamingos and other animals are cool but that’s not the only feature of this attraction. This is one of the few places on the Vegas Strip where you can enjoy peace, a relatively quiet open space, and fresh air. Sometimes a break from the madness of the Vegas Strip is just what the doctor ordered. Grab a cocktail or cup of coffee and enjoy a few moments of relaxation right in the middle of the Vegas Strip.


Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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