Las Vegas is known as the place to spend big and win big, but if you're traveling on a budget, there's plenty of activities in Sin City that don't cost you a dime!
In this 117,000 gallon aquarium, you'll not only see 4,000 species of exotic fish but the rarest fish of them all -- mermaids! At the Silverton Aquarium, trained swimmers and ballerinas entertain kids and adults alike with their mermaid shows in this massive tank. If Ariel wasn't your favorite Disney Princess growing up, stick around for trainers to demonstrate live feedings of the live-in stingrays.
Nearly 15,000 visitors a day come to revel in the Bellagio horticulturists' masterpiece garden. These conservatory shows are more like a Broadway production than a typical botanical garden.
A free circus? Count us in! At Circus Circus, 60 seats on a first-come-first-serve basis are filled with guests eager to witness expert jugglers, unicyclists, acrobats, and trapeze artists, to name a few. On the Circus Midway, guests can play more than 200 arcade games of skill and chance.
Vintage Las Vegas paired with high-tech entertainment makes the shows on Fremont Street a close contender to the Vegas Strip. A canopy the size of a football field projects one the best light shows you'll ever see, while zip lines, music, and dance pave the way for you to create your own fun in an incredible atmosphere.
5. M&Ms World
Four floors of your favorite colored M&Ms greet visitors with a chocolate craving in Vegas. Learn about the history of this iconic candy while participating in interactive exhibits and films, as well as grabbing a personalized souvenir!
A lush forest in the middle of the desert makes for one of Vegas' most unique free attractions. At the Sunset Stampede, an animatronic show of forest creatures, babbling brooks, windy trees and more has been entertaining guests since 1994 -- with plenty of incredible high-tech additions since then.
For the live inspiration behind the iconic Flamingo neon sign on the Strip, the Wildlife Habitat at the grand hotel brings you up close and personal with not only hundreds of flamingos but exotic ducks, birds, and koi fish as well. Bring your camera fully charged, because these friendly creatures might just walk up to you and say hello!
8. The volcano at the Mirage
The massive electronic volcano at the Mirage is the closest you'll ever get to molten lava without being in any actual danger. $25 million worth of updates has made this one of the most iconic attractions on the Strip, filled with fire, music, choreography, and amazement. Be careful if you arrive early enough for a front-row spot -- things tend to get a little toasty.
For 11 incredible minutes, guests inside the Caeser's Shops will be thrust into a recreation of roaring fires, splashing waters, thunderous sounds, and a 20-foot-tall beast accompanying the tale of King Atlas and his jealous children who destroy an entire kingdom.
Need a break from the glitz and glamour of Vegas, paired with a sweet treat? Hershey's Chocolate World invites visitors to a magical world of chocolate and creativity. Ever wondered what an 800-pound replica of the Statue of Liberty looks like? Probably not, but you are now!