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How to Find Free Activities for Children in Las Vegas

by Amy Sutton

When Las Vegas comes to mind, you may think about the nightlife, gambling and gourmet dining that the city is famous for. What you may not realize is that Las Vegas is also a popular family destination, as well. Your can save some money on your Vegas family vacation by checking out some of the amazing free activities and entertainment options that are available. You can take your kids to see animals, catch a show and learn more about some of the local businesses.

Ask the front desk at your hotel about free activities nearby. Inquire about any complimentary coupons your hotel may offer.

Stop by one of the city's visitor centers, such as the Las Vegas Visitor Information Center, to get brochures, coupons and information about free activities offered.

Take a Barnyard Buddies Tour at the Anderson Dairy. The one-hour guided tour is free and tells kids the history of Anderson Dairy in Las Vegas, through lighting, animatronics and farm scenery.

Enjoy the Silverton Casino's 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, filled with three species of sharks and stingrays, as well as more than 4,000 tropical fish. Admission is free and you can attend interactive feeding shows and live mermaid swims.

Check out the animals at the Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas. This free attraction features live Chilean Flamingos, pelicans, koi, ducks, swans and turtles.

Experience breathtaking circus acts at Circus Circus. Your family can attend a free performance each day with ever-changing entertainment.

Tour Ethel M Chocolates, a tribute to the mother of Forrest Mars Sr., who helped found the chocolate company Mars, Inc. You and your children can see how and where this delicious chocolate is made. While you're there, you can also check out Nevada's largest botanical cactus garden, the Ethel M Chocolates Botanical Cactus Garden.

Head over to the Bellagio Las Vegas to enjoy the complimentary Fountains of Bellagio show, a combination of light, water and music.

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