Simplifying Las Vegas - Free Shows

Do you like free stuff? Good! There's plenty of fun stuff to do in Las Vegas. To search, select a show title or location from the drop-down boxes.

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Free Shows

Show Title
Show Location
Show Times/ Info
Antiques Main Street Station Including old timey Pullman cars and (I'm not kidding) a piece of the Berlin Wall in the men's restroom.



Enjoy an underwater ballet that takes place inside a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. These Olympic-medalist synchronized swimmers swim with the fishies - literally! Over 4000 of em, in fact (fishies, not swimmers).

Art Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel You don't have to go far to see free stuff in this joint. Art and elegance are the trademarks of this posh hotel, and everywhere you turn, you'll experience everything from vintage photos to modern paintings to giant shoes (that's right... I said giant shoes) which make for great photo opportunities. Even the lobby at Cosmo is special and artistic. If you are looking to get some exercise, kill some time, or just want to have some free fun, walk around the Cosmo.
Bad Check - Checkered Cab New York New York No, this isn't what happens when you run out of money and need some more to cover the tab at Coyote Ugly. This is a cool, modified checkered cab parked at NYNY.
Bevertainers Rio These are cocktail servers who entertain. They sing. They dance. Best of all, they bring you your drinks.
Blue Man Group Procession Monte Carlo A parade, including one of the blue dudes, occurs at 6:15 before the Blue Man Group show. Custom instruments, music and fun.

Botanical Gardens


Located just off the lobby

Circus acts

Circus Circus

Every half hour from 11 am - midnight

Fall of Atlantis

Caesars Palace

Daily, every hour on the hour starting at 11 am

Fish Tank behind Atlantis

Caesars Palace

Great to watch while you're waiting for Atlantis to begin.



Monday - Friday: 3 - 8 pm every half hour, 8 pm - midnight every 15 minutes.

Saturday and Sunday: noon to 8 pm every half hour, 8 pm - midnight every 15 minutes

Fountain Show Miracle Mile inside Planet Hollywood Lights and fog make this a cool spectacle. Sun - Sat noon to 11 pm on the hour

Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Downtown

Check the schedule online, but typically daily 8 pm, 9 pm , 10 pm , 11 pm, 11:59 and 1 am

Front Desk Aquarium


Best time to see it - late at night when guests are not checking in

Fiori di Como (Glass Sculpture)


Located in the lobby near the front desk, these beautiful "flowers of Como" were sculpted by Dale Chihuly.

Hand of Faith (World’s largest golden nugget)

Golden Nugget

On display in the lobby

Hershey's World of Chocolate New York New York Take a bite out of this: two stories of an "interactive experience" that's fun and tasty. Of course, they sell yummy stuff, but admission to the World is free. Hours are 9 am to 11 pm daily.

Mermaid Swim


These lovely ladies splash down in the giant aquarium.

Thurs 2:15 pm and 8:45 pm; Fri & Sat between 2:15 pm and 9:45 pm; Sun 11:30 am to 6:45 pm.

Mystic Falls and Sunset Stampede Sam's Town Enjoy the free laser light and water show at 2 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, and 10 pm daily.
Outdoor Plaza/Landmarks New York New York NYNY has a great space on the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd (The Strip). Soak it in and enjoy the replicas of the NY City skyscrapers, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and the outdoor plaza.
Paris Landmarks Paris Just look around outside the property. In true Parisian style, this is the one place in Vegas you can linger long enough to finish your cafe latte.
Payard Chocolate Clock Caesars Palace The pastry shop is open Mon - Sun 6:30 am to 11:30 pm; the clock dispenses 3 little chocolates every 15 minutes
Rainstorm Miracle Mile inside Planet Hollywood This used to make more sense when it was a rare, unique rain storm inside the Aladdin's Desert Passage shops. But, you can still see it inside Miracle Mile every hour on the hour Mon - Thurs and every half hour Fri - Sun.

Tropical Rainforest


Located inside the front entrance

The Tank Golden Nugget The tank is in the middle of the pool complex, but you can see it for free from the H2O bar.



Every hour from 7 pm - 11 pm

Wildlife Habitat

Flamingo Las Vegas

Feeding times: 8:30 am and 3 pm