There are many free things to do in Las Vegas and most of them are family-friendly.   All of the free activities I am listing are fun for a Las Vegas Vacation family trip and absolutely free!  How’s that for an inexpensive family vacation!14 free things to do with kids in Las Vegas

Mirage Aquarium – Located behind the front desk.  This 53 foot, 20,000 gallon, saltwater tank features more than 1,000 animals representing 60 species from all over the world.

Tropical Rainforest – Located in the  Mirage in the front entrance.  A 100-foot dome with lagoons, plant life, and a waterfall.

Mirage Volcano – Off on all every night between 7 PM and midnight flames and smoke shoot from the top of the 54-foot volcano.  There are bursts of flames all over the lake there and some exotic music.

White Tiger Habitat – Siegfried and Roy’s rare white tigers located in the Mirage.

Wild Life Habitat – Located at the Flamingo.  Full of lush foliage, flamingos, penguins, cranes, turtles, fish and lots of other birds.  The penguins are bed daily at 8:25 AM and 2:55 PM.

Lion Habitat – located at the MGM Grands.  (Every time we have gone, we have seen the lions, but we’ve never been lucky enough to catch a feeding time or trainer time)

Atlantis Aquarium – located at Caesars in the Forum Shops near the Cheesecake Factory.  This aquarium is full of colorful fish, sharks, and stingrays.  They are fed at 3:15 PM and 7:15 every day.  In addition, every hour the statues on top of the aquarium come to life.  This show has lights, fire, and smoke.

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World’s Greatest Circus Acts – located at Circus Circus in the arcade.  From 11 AM until midnight every half hour is a circus performance.  You might see a trapeze artist, tightrope walker, jugglers, or clowns.  (These are always crowded)

Bellagio Fountains – Located in the lake in front of the Bellagio.  Mon – Fri from 3:00 PM – midnight and Saturday and Sunday from noon – midnight.  This show goes off every 30 minutes until 8 and then goes off every 15 minutes until midnight.  Watch the water dance to music.  You can see several different shows on the same day since they are constantly changing.

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – Located inside the Bellagio near the check-in area.  Full of trees, plants, flowers, gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features.  This area is changed often and is always quite nice.  It is a great place to take some pictures of your kids.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory – Located at 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89014.  You can take a self-guided tour and watch the chocolate from behind large glass windows.  Complete with free samples! (There is a nearby is a very impressive cactus garden.)

Fremont Street Experience – Located in downtown.  This has a ceiling outside made of 12.5 million lights.  On the screen, they put videos to the music.  (I feel like I cannot describe this, but it is awesome)  There are also street performs, Elvis and other celebrity impersonators, spray paint artists and more.  My kids love watching the guy down there spray paint pictures)

M and M’s World – Located in front of the MGM Grand near the coke bottle.  You can take your kids to the store or you can walk through their “factory” and watch a short 3D movie.  This is very fun for kids.

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Bird Show – located at the Tropicana in the Tropics Lounge.  The birds perform tricks like singing, dancing, riding bikes, and flying through hoops for twenty minutes.  Open to kids every day except Thursday.  Shows are at 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM,  and 2:30 PM.