Best things to do on the Las Vegas Strip with your kids...for FREE! Whether your pocketbook has tightened a little these days or all is well in on the financial front, it's always wise to get good deals. We're nuts for freebies so we thought we'd pass a few along to you. By the way, if it's value you seek be sure to check out our Las Vegas for Families Travel Guide, it's packed with hard to find information on family travel to Las Vegas and will save you mucho dinero by helping you plan your vacation ahead.
Clown Around at Circus-Circus...The hallmark of Circus Circus Hotel, Casino and Theme Park in Las Vegas is the wonderful array of circus acts that perform under the Big Top. In fact, the performers from around the globe who grace the Midway Stage at Circus Circus make it the world’s largest permanent circus. Dazzling aerialists, trapeze artists and clown shows are some of the numerous attractions that perform twice an hour daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. The shows are free of charge. More info
High Elevation Activities...Stratosphere Tower is the highest observation point west of the Mississippi and offers free admission for children 3 years and under.
A Sea of Flowers...The Conservatory at Bellagio is crafted by a team of 100 horticulturalists and features elegant, elaborate arrangements of plants and flowers in its bright, airy atrium.
Pig Out...Ethel M Chocolates panders to the sweet tooth in all of us. Located seven miles from the Strip, its Ethel M‘s Chocolate Factory offers free admission and entices us to the factory, through which many a visitor goes for a behind-the-scenes look at the candy-making (and tasting) process.
Get Soaked...Fountains at Bellagio. Every evening, a water and music show plays again and again in the spectacular fountains filling the quarter-mile long lake in front of the Bellagio.
Light it Up!...The Fremont Street Experience will have you dancing in the street with its $70 million light canopy and 540,000-watt sound system.
Kind of Like an African Safari...One look into the MGM Grand‘s lion habitat and you‘ll be hooked. The majestic cats command adoration whether they‘re chasing a large ball, licking their immense paws or just lyin‘ around.
Check Out Some History...With displays of Western culture, desert life and the history of ancient Mexico, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History is both educational and vibrant.
Every Day is Mardi Gras...It‘s Mardi Gras Vegas-style at the Rio‘s Masquerade Show in the Sky. Revelers are immersed in the sights and sounds of the world‘s most famous carnival.
Melts in Your Mouth...M&M World may be the most delicious attraction in Vegas. And judging by its scores of visitors, M&M World must be doing something right.
Get Radioactive...The Nevada Test Site History Center provides visitors the opportunity to learn the role test site workers played in the defense of the United States.
Take a Bite Outta Vegas...Siegfried & Roy‘s famous white tigers are living in style at the Mirage. The sparkling, multi-million dollar habitat offers visitors a free peek at the majestic animals.
Something’s Up...Every hour after dusk, the Mirage volcano explodes forth for crowds of curious Strip onlookers.