Las Vegas, NV
Sites for F-r-e-e!!
At an average $15-20 for the day, or $2-3 per ride, the cost of some attractions can quickly bust a family's budget. But just walking around The Strip, you can see other spectacles that are free and, arguably, educational. Well-crafted replicas of the landmarks of Paris, Venice, New York, Hollywood, ancient Rome and Arabia, to name but a few, can be found within a few blocks of each other.
Other free highlights include the fiery Pirate Battle in the lagoon at Treasure Island, the graceful "orchestrated" display of water, lighting and music at the Fountains of Bellagio, the Dragon Battle at Excalibur, and the erupting volcano at the Mirage.