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The 6 Best Free Things to do in Nevada

by Dasha Directo

Nevada is a popular destination, and let’s face it, it can be pretty pricey. Activity after activity can start to add up fast. However, you don’t always need to spend money to have fun. In fact, Nevada is full of fun and free activities that will leave you with endless memories. It’s time to put your wallet away and try out these six free activities in Nevada.

1. Hike Mount Charleston

If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mount Charleston is the perfect escape. There are several hikes to choose from. One of the most popular hikes is Mary Jane Falls. This hike is 2.5 miles and considered a moderate hike. On the trek, you’ll find beautiful views of the mountain. You won’t be disappointed by the gorgeous waterfall at the end of the hike. If you have time, check out the cave that’s past the waterfall, and take time to soak in the beautiful view. Mount Charleston is the perfect option if you’re looking to take a break from the city and enjoy nature.

2. Take Pictures at Seven Magic Mountains

Located right outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, The Seven Magic Mountains is an art installation by Ugo Rondinone. The Seven Magic Mountains are colorful boulders stacked on top of each other. It’s unique, to say the least. One of the best things about this public art installation is that it’s completely free. The only thing you might need to worry about is the crowds, and waiting to get your perfect picture. However, The Seven Magic Mountains is worth the wait because there’s nothing quite like it.

3. Satisfy your Sweet Tooth at Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Sink your teeth into the delicious chocolate at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Henderson, Nevada. Tour their chocolate factory and enjoy samples all for free. During the tour, you’ll learn about the process it takes to make their gourmet chocolates. After you’re done touring the inside of the factory, you can stroll through the three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden where you’ll find over 300 species of plants. The Ethel M Chocolate Factory will do a great job of satisfying your sweet tooth.

4. Explore Downtown Container Park

Downtown Container Park in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a shopping center made up of repurposed shipping containers. At this shopping center, you’ll find different boutiques, delicious restaurants, interesting art pieces, and a playground. If you’re looking for a kid-friendly activity, exploring Downtown Container Park is a great option. The shopping center holds free concerts, movie screenings, and more, so be sure to check the Downtown Container Park website to see if there are any activities happening during your visit.

5. Relax at Spencer Hot Springs

If you’re looking for some relaxation, then Spencer Hot Springs in Austin, Nevada is the place for you. You won’t have a problem finding a spot for yourself at Spencer because there are three different pools to choose from. The water temperature usually stays at 130 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, so heat isn’t a problem. Visit Spencer Hot Springs at night for the chance to see the stars. One thing is for sure, the natural hot springs will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

6. Visit the Bellagio Hotel

If you’re in Las Vegas, then visiting the Bellagio Hotel is a must. Inside the hotel, there’s a conservatory garden that changes with the season. Each display is a sight to see. It’s not your typical garden. While at the Bellagio Hotel, be sure to visit the famous fountains. The Bellagio Fountains contain more than 1200 jets that shoot streams of water over 450 feet in the air. The water streams are timed with music and colorful lighting. There’s a lot to explore at the Bellagio Hotel, which makes it a great no-cost option if you’re in the Las Vegas area.

These six free activities prove that you don’t need to break the bank to have fun in Nevada. Adventure is always right around the corner. What was your favorite activity on the list?

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33 comments

Candice Rice February 7, 2020 - 9:26 am

7 Magic Mountain looks so cool and I love a good hike! I am going to repost this on my travel blog! It’s great info. I put together trips for groups and this would be such a fun weekend getaway!

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Dasha Directo February 7, 2020 - 9:44 am

Thanks for reading! 7 Magic Mountains is definitely a great idea for a weekend trip.

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Brandi-Leigh February 7, 2020 - 9:42 am

Wow! Nevada looks amazing and so fun!!

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Jessica F. Walker | Quirks and Sass Home Decor February 7, 2020 - 11:11 am

I can’t believe I’ve never been to Nevada – let alone Vegas. I would love to see that rock garden. What a dream!

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Dasha Directo February 7, 2020 - 3:44 pm

Nevada is definitely a must!

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shelby February 7, 2020 - 11:15 am

I would love to visit Nevada! My boyfriend and I went on a trip to Colorado last year and it was amazing!

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Dasha Directo February 7, 2020 - 3:45 pm

You should definitely visit Nevada one day! It’s really different from Colorado, but it’s still amazing in its own way.

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Desiree Hotek February 7, 2020 - 12:46 pm

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Dasha Directo February 7, 2020 - 3:46 pm

Thanks for reading!

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kelly jones February 7, 2020 - 1:13 pm

wow, ive been so close to nevada but actually never visited. seems like a neat place to travel to, omg the praying mantis lol

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Dasha Directo February 7, 2020 - 3:47 pm

You should definitely visit Nevada! The Praying Mantis is such a cool art instillation.

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Rebecca February 7, 2020 - 9:23 pm

It sounds brilliant and all of those places would be great to visit. The praying mantis looks amazing. There must be a bit of an animal/insect sculpture thing happening as my city my now has a giant numbat and there are plans for more.

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:31 pm

Thanks for reading! Yes, I’ve definitely noticed a trend with insect art installations. It’s interesting.

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Maysz February 9, 2020 - 3:58 am

Such wonderful place in NEVADA! How I wish I have a chance to visit this place someday “cross-fingers” Awesome photos!

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:32 pm

I hope you get to visit one day too! Thanks for the read.

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Vasundhra February 9, 2020 - 8:26 am

Nevada, specifically Vegas look so different in the daytime! Worth a visit 🙂

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:32 pm

It really does! The nightlife and the day activities are so different.

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Serena February 9, 2020 - 10:29 am

It’s always great to know what you can do for free once you reach a destination. As often you’ve paid a packet to get there anyways! Great stuff! Nevada looka worth exploring!

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:33 pm

It’s so true! It’s good to get in as many free activities as you can. Definitely go to Nevada when you get the chance.

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Joanna February 9, 2020 - 11:23 am

So many different things to do in Nevada! I have never been but my boyfriend has, he has done a road trip through Nevada and told me how amazing it was.

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:33 pm

There are so many things to do! Highly recommend it.

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Anja February 9, 2020 - 12:09 pm

Absolutely in love with 7 magic mountains. Wow – thanks for sharing. Had no idea that exists.

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:33 pm

The Magic Mountains are so unreal! Thanks for reading.

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Michele February 9, 2020 - 4:17 pm

Nevada is the next vacation my fiance and I want to take. I am pinning this for future reference!

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:34 pm

Thanks for the pin and for reading! Nevada is such a fun place to explore with someone.

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aisasami February 9, 2020 - 5:16 pm

I would love to visit Spencer Hot Springs! I love hot springs here in Japan and want to know if there is any difference between US and Japanese hot springs.

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:35 pm

I think they’re probably similar, but the scenery is probably what differs the most! I’m sure the landscape in Japan is very different but super beautiful.

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Amanda Croaff February 9, 2020 - 6:22 pm

I feel like it’s so easy to forget that there’s more to do in Nevada than go to Vegas and gamble. I’ve only visited once for work and would love to go back and see the Magic Seven Mountains! I’ll have to save this list for a future trip.

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:35 pm

It’s true! I think people only associate Las Vegas with gambling when there’s so much more to do. I hope your next trip is filled with fun!

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Magen February 9, 2020 - 11:01 pm

I’ve never been to Nevada V before but these places look like a lot of to visit

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:36 pm

They sure are! I hope you get to visit soon.

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Bindu Thomas February 10, 2020 - 10:25 am

Love the pics. Didn’t know Nevada was such a nice place to visit.

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Dasha Directo February 10, 2020 - 12:36 pm

Thank you! Hope you get to visit Nevada soon.

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