Take a look at these Las Vegas family attractions! Most are free!
Circus Circus...who doesn't love the circus. Come one, come all, children of all ages to the World's Largest Permanent Circus. Highlighting the center stage of the carnival midway, Circus Circus presents world renowned live circus acts FREE everyday! See the excitement and action of the circus as never before. Catch all different acts every half hour from 11 a.m. to midnight. One of the best things to do in Las Vegas with kids!
Ethel M Chocolates...Oh! how sweet it is! Not much more fun than this! Free chocolate samples at this wonderful chocolate factory. And to walk off the extra calories, you can tour their 2.5 acre cactus garden. The tours are self-guided and you can go from 8:30am to 7:00pm daily. Only 20 minutes from the strip on the way to Hoover Dam. If you need more information, please call toll free 1-888-627-0990.
Flamingo Hotel... In the courtyard in the center of the Flamingo compound, there is a "wild habitat" that includes African Penguins, a lot of Flamingos (of course) rather like in their natural setting. Pretty impressive to find this habitat between massive Las Vegas hotel towers. Also, the Flamingo does not discourage guests (who are not staying at the hotel) from using the pool.
The Golden Nugget...since 1946, now completely renovated with great rooms, you might like to stay downtown for a change. One of the attractions of the Golden Nugget is the "Hand of Faith" nugget on display inside the casino. It is the largest gold nugget in the world, weighing 61 pounds, 11 ounces. A second nugget weighing 13 pounds and a treasury of 26 smaller pieces of gold are also on display. a big attraction with great. Gazing on these beauties helps you understand what the Gold Rush was all about!
Jillian's Las Vegas...new and hot. Everybody loves all the things to do. Great sports viewing room, an Amazing Game room with very electronic type of game. Bowling and billiards with a great restaurant. Located at 450 Fremont Street and open every day at 11:00am.
Luxor...all pyramids hold secrets and when you stand in the atrium at the Luxor Hotel, you'll know why it's called the Pharaoh's Pavilion. You will find rides, attractions, dining and shopping. Entrance into the pavilion is free, but if you want to really feel like a pharaoh, you'll part with $23.95 and indulge in a virtual reality roller coaster ride, see IMaX movies, including "In Search for the Obelisk" and get a pass to "The Tomb and Museum of King Tutankhamen".
Mirage... White Tiger Habitat, The open-air home of Siegfried & Roy's Royal White Tigers is available for public viewing around the clock. Siegfried & Roy have dedicated their lives to preserving these rare animals, and their efforts have helped save them from total extinction. Simulated mountain terrain and an open air environment features a swimming pool with fountains for the tigers' well being and the public's entertainment.
Mirage...after the volcano erupts a few times, make sure you go inside the Mirage Hotel. Just inside the front entrance, you'll see the Vegas version of a lush rain forest. Under 100 foot high dome there is a wonderland filled with all types of tropical plants. Expect to see orchids, banana trees, and huge Palm trees stretching their fronds to the ceiling of the dome. Watery pathways meander throughout, what a great place to escape the desert heat! Over 100 different types of plants and 5 gardeners spend about 200 hours every week keeping it all beautiful for you!
Paris Hotel...The Eiffel Tower as duplicated in Las Vegas is just as much a must see as the real thing. It is half the size of the original but still quite impressive, especially when you ride the glass elevator 50 stories above the city. On the observation deck you can see all over Vegas, while a guide tells you about Las Vegas landmarks and the real Paris and Eiffel Tower. 10:00am to Midnight (weather permitting) from Sunday through Thursday. Until 1:00 on Friday and Saturday nights. Don't miss the Eiffel Tower Experience! : Not Free, but worth it at NIGHT! Price: Adults, $9; seniors & kids 6-12, $7; kids under 5 are free
Rio...blame it on Rio. The Masquerade Show in the Sky! Make sure you experience the excitement of Carnivale. This might be the best FREE show in Vegas, Performers in masks and colorful costumes ride on exotic floats above the casino floor and the dancers on the stage all lend to the show. You can partake of the fun and excitement for just $9.95 and ride on one of the floats. Or just watch it all for Free! 7 times a day, 7 days a week starting at 3:30pm.
Sam's Town...Take a leisurely stroll in the park day or night in Mystic Falls Park at Sam's Town. The sounds of a rolling waterfall compliments the soft chirping of birds in live trees reaching up toward the skylight ten stories above. Suddenly, the serenity is interrupted with the urgency of a wolf's call, howling from atop the waterfall. It's the beginning of Sunset Stampede, a free laser light and water show. At 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily, the mountain in the Mystic Falls Indoor Park comes alive as the Sunset Stampede chronicles the Western pioneer experience with music, lights and animation. Fountains shoot eight stories into the air and the waters dance in the lights to a symphonic score recorded especially for Sam's Town by the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra. 6 miles from the strip on the Boulder Hwy.
Tropicana Hotel...Out in front of the Tropicana there is a giant slot machine. You know what giant slot machines mean--giant winning! This one you get to pull the handle for free, and perhaps you'll win something. Maybe tickets to see afternoon magician Rick Thomas, or tickets to their long-time revue the Follies Bergere.
Sirens of TI (formerly Treasure Island)..."Heave ho me heartys" and so begins a swashbuckling epic featuring two 50 foot tall frigates with guns roaring, smoke smoking and scantily clad "girl" pirates. More of an adult show than the old pirate show and perhaps not as good. But if you didn't see the original, you'll enjoy this more adult entertainment. and what the heck, it's free. Best way to see the show is to eat at one of the restaurants and watch from there.
Stratosphere...Viva Las Vegas Show, Las Vegas' longest-running daytime show now in it's 11th year combines singing, dancing, hysterical comedy and exciting specialty acts into a show-stopping extravaganza. The trick to seeing it free is to grab a "What's On" magazine when you get to Vegas and you'll find Free admission for 2 coupons...but you must purchase 2 drinks for $9.95. You'll get more than your money's worth! Show times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Sunday is dark.
World of Coca Cola...a tasting tour for just $2.00 with unlimited refills. You can also try drinks from around the world, which will convince you that "things go better with coke". You can buy all the Coca Cola memorabilia and the history tour is really interesting. Coca Cola originally did contain cocaine! Wow! Next door to the MGM Grand Hotel and open 7 days a week.
Calling all lovers of clowns, no matter your age. A special treat to visit Artist Ron Lee's World of Clowns...Take a tour of Ron Lee's World of Clowns as a special highlight for you Vegas trip. It's free. View the whole manufacturing process from start to finish, view the "Ron Lee Gallery" with every type of clown and circus memorabilia. Visit the Carousel Cafe. Located just 20 minutes from the Strip in Hendersonville. 330 Carousel Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014
A mime performing at the Venetian. Wonderful shops to browse and ongoing changeable acts at "St. Mark's Square"...and not free but lots of fun a gondola ride Cost: $12.50 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Private gondolas are available for $50.