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Top Ten free things to do on the Las Vegas Strip

Top 10 free things to do in Vegas

The first and the best is without doubt just touring the casinos being able to have breakfast in an Egyptian Pyramid, Lunch in Paris and dinner in a Tropical oasis taking in New York, an Italian Lake and walk to St Marks Square can not be over valued. Vegas is like no other place in the World and just lapping this up is an amazing experience.

The Fountains of Bellagio, amazing chorography and fountains that shoot over 200 feet in the air all in perfect time to music make this one of the most popular must sees in Las Vegas. There are shows every 30 minutes 3pm – 8pm and then every 15 minutes until midnight. With many variations this is something that can be seen again and again day or night wonderful spectacular treat for your eyes and your ears.

The Volcano at Mirage this is probably my favourite free show I love it the music, the beat of the drums and the fire shooting out of the top and floating on water. The fuel is alleged to cost $100k per day to run this – worth every penny in my book. The Mirage Volcano erupts every 15 minutes from 6pm until Midnight.

The Sexy Sirens of TI at Treasure Island, this is a pirate battle that takes place between the sexy sirens (scantily dressed female pirates) and the crew of the Jolly Rodger, the show takes place on two full sized galleons and I don’t think it gives too much away to say that one ship sinks completely. The walkway and bridge get very busy when the shows are on and you have to fight your way through teams of 16 year old boys who seem to have never seen a woman’s legs before. The show whilst not as good as the old Pirate battle is worth seeing and at least the British don’t get shown to be the bad guys this time 😉 Shows at 7pm, 8.30pm, 10pm and 11.30pm

The Lake of dreams at Wynn it’s tricky to get a good view without eating the SW restaurant but if you get to see this its good light and sound show.

The car museum at Imperial Palace this is the largest private collection of cars in the world (over 250) and worth more than $100 million. The cars are amazing it’s in a converted floor of the IP parking lot, whilst this is not strictly speaking free if you join the slot club you get a free admission ticket in the fun book.

The Lions at MGM Grand, whilst you may have opinions of whether the lions should be at the MGM they seem to be happy in their glass play area and certainly get a lot of attention from their keepers. You can watch them playing and eating an play fighting. The lions are transported to and from the MGM Grand each day from ranch where they live very good lives.

The Salt water aquarium behind the check in desk at Mirage, this is amazing 53 feet long and 8 feet high this huge tank houses many beautiful and colourful species of marine fish in a real coral reef this really is one not to miss.

Bellagio Conservatory, the conservatory is themed and has different displays themed on the different seasons or holidays, the Christmas and Halloween displays are not to be missed for adults and children alike.

The wonderful, if slightly dated magical statues in the Forum shops these are robotic statues that come alive with the aid of smoke and lights and act out Roman and mystical type tales; great for the kids.

September 6, 2008 - Posted by | bellagio, Casinos, entertainment, events, Holiday, Las Vegas, Luxor, MGM, MGM Grand, Mirage, Monorail, Monte Carlo, Travel, Uncategorized, Vegas, vegas buffets, vegas events, Vegas Strip | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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