There are many great things to see and do on the Las Vegas strip during your visit to Las Vegas. Here is my list of the top 5 free things to see and do. They are listed in the order I suggest you view these attractions. I would suggest you start in the early evening so that you have time to visit each attraction. Experiencing each of these attractions will surely be a night to remember in Las Vegas. All of these attractions are FREE.
Wildlife Habitat At Flamingo
The wildlife habitat at the flamingo is home to exotic birds, fish and turtles. A highlight not to be missed is the huge flock of Chilean flamingos on display. Inside the habitat are waterfalls, islands, streams, trees, and foliage where the animals on display live. The habitat is conveniently located on the 15 acre grounds of the flamingo hotel and casino off the main casino floor. Operating hours are 8am until dusk daily.
Fall of Atlantis at Caesars Palace Forum Shops
This free 11 minute show inside the forum shops at Caesars Palace includes neon lights, roaring fires. fountains of water, visual and audio special effects. Witness 9 foot tall animatronics statues come alive along with a 20 foot winged dragon as they tell the story of the Fall of Atlantis. Don’t miss the 50,000 gallon saltwater aquarium behind the Fall of Atlantis with a variety of saltwater fish on display. Performances of Fall of Atlantis start at 11am and continue every hour on the hour daily.
Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
The conservatory and botanical gardens at the Bellagio is a seasonally rotating display of plants, flowers, and trees from around the world beautifully and professionally arranged. Ponds, bridges, and gazebos are placed to highlight the season on display. The conservatory and botanical gardens have highlighted spring, summer, fall, and various cultural holidays in the last few years. This attraction is located next to the grand lobby inside the Bellagio. The conservatory and botanical gardens is open 7 days a week 24 hours a day.
Fountains of Bellagio
The fountains of Bellagio are on display every half hour during the day and more often in the evenings. The fountains dance to musical scores and every show is different. Water canons and colored lights add to the visual nature of this attraction. I would suggest you view this attraction at night for the best experience. You can’t miss the fountains located right in front of the Bellagio. Prime viewing is available next to the Las Vegas Strip. You may choose to watch this show both before and after your visit to the conservatory and botanical gardens.
Volcano at the Mirage
In the front of the Mirage next to the Las Vegas Strip is the erupting volcano. This show includes fire, water, music, and is well choreographed for a thrilling attraction. A state of the art sound system makes the volcano come alive as you can actually feel the rumble of the volcano. The best views of the show are right up front, so arrive a few minutes early. A bonus of getting there early is that on a cold evening in Las Vegas, the volcano with actually help to warm you up for a moment. Eruptions start every night at 7pm and erupt every hour on the hour until 11pm.