Get out and explore the city and don't spend a dime doing it—these great attractions offer up hours of fun and no price tag.
Hot summer nights just got hotter in this show that lets you get close to the heat. The attraction was designed with the flow of a real volcano in mind, by the same company who created the Bellagio Fountains.
Explore four levels of candy-covered chocolate goodness and fun displays of the M&M's candies throughout the years. Don't leave without viewing the 3-D film, "I Lost My M in Las Vegas."
Don't anger the Gods is what you'll learn from the over-the-top fountain show, full of pyrotechnics, dancing water and winged beasts.
Animal lovers won't want to leave this habitat in which they can watch exotic birds at play and turtles sunning themselves in the pond. It's home to the original site of Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo.
Displays change with the seasons at this stunning two-story waterfall that bridges the gap between the casino and the Grand Canal Shoppes.
One of the best known and loved attractions in Las Vegas, people come from near and far to have their picture taken here. The sign is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Creativity is alive and well at this downtown must, where local artisans set up shop inside recycled shipping containers. There's a play area for the kids and free movies in the summer.
Britney Spears has danced atop them, Tiesto has programmed them and they've been the backdrop to numerous awards shows; one of Vegas' true iconic sights.
The viewing window at this enchanting aquarium is one of the largest single pieces of curved acrylic in the United States. Witness fish feedings, mermaids and even weddings at this soothing spot you can visit at any hour.
One of Las Vegas best-known attractions, you can take a ride on a zip line, check out the oldest casino in town (the Golden Gate) and watch light shows every evening, every hour on the hour after dusk.
Why pay to watch death-defying acts in Las Vegas shows—you can see it here, during the daytime, for free. Afterwards, check out the now-defunct merry-go-round bar seen in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
Celebrate your patriotism by mugging with a Statue of Liberty made completely of milk chocolate at this delicious two-level exhibit and store.
Upon your arrival or departure in Las Vegas you can get a dose of its navigational history, through models, placards and old-time photos. It's an engaging way to eat up some time while you wait.
Get out and explore Vegas' indigenous floral and fauna at this tribute to Las Vegas history; the attraction is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its walking trails are 100 percent free.
So bright it can be seen by space, this iconic Strip attraction can also be used as a navigational aid—just look for the beam and you'll instantly know where the South Strip is.
Take a walk through the second and third floors of the Cosmopolitan to get a look at cool wall art, life-size sculptures and artful common area displays.
This bird-lovers' nirvana features nine ponds available for birding, surrounded by a paved path that's wheelchair accessible. Go early in the day for the most opportunities for sightings.
Get your photo with a cool million at this classic property. It's available free to members of the loyalty club, and you must be 21 to sign up.
A testament to sustainability, the cactus garden uses water recycled by the factory in making its delicious chocolates. You can tour the garden, watch how the candy is made and get a sample for free.
A horticultural staff of more than 100 creates larger-than-life displays made from plants, flowers and seeds at this creative, must-visit attraction that's open day and night.
Costumed characters such as opera singers, court jesters and living statues make your walk through The Grand Canal Shoppes all the more delightful. Great idea for a selfie!
See a golden nugget at the Golden Nugget—the world's largest ever discovered by a metal detector, in fact. Find the display in the hotel lobby.
A fun event for the artistically inclined. Be sure to take advantage of the transportation options available, and come early, as you'll want to see everything!
Check out the latest styles for the season, supplemented by cool graphics and heart-pumping music. Our favorite view is from the second level looking down.
Get out and celebrate like it's New Year's Eve—this beautiful starburst was created with Las Vegas in mind by Swarovski, and the laser-light show it emits is spectacular. Put it on your to-do list.
Witness the creativity of Cirque du Soleil without paying a cent—watch the artists from Mystère rehearse the very same numbers that appear in the show.
Go on a walking tour through CityCenter's fine art collection, which takes you indoors and out and through three properties.
One of the most technologically advanced hotel aquariums in the world, this 20,000-gallon display showcases nearly 1,000 forms of marine life. It's something to study, whether you're checking in or just visiting the property.
The whole family will love this laser and light show with animatronic animals and plenty of good humor. Walk about the atrium during the show for numerous perspectives.