A great time in Nevada doesn’t have to cost a fortune. As a matter of fact, there are many fun things you can do in Nevada that only costs $10 or less. I’ve listed 11 of these fun things below.
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1. The Deuce
If you're looking for a way to explore the Las Vegas Strip and walking just isn't your thing, take a ride on "The Deuce"--a double decker tour bus. For only $8, you can get a 24-hour all-access pass to explore the strip. This is a much cheaper alternative to the cost of a taxi.
2. Nevada Museum of Art
For only $10, you can view some interesting art exhibitions at the Nevada Museum of Art, which is located in downtown Reno. Hours: Wed-Sun 10:00am-6:00pm / Thurs 10:00am-8:00pm
3. Tours of Virginia City
If you're interested in Nevada's history, I suggest taking a tour of Virginia City. There are several different ways to do this. A round-trip tour from Virginia City to Gold Hill on a diesel train costs $10. A tour of the Chollar Mine also costs $10. A 2.5 mile, 20 minute narrated tour of Virginia City on a trolley only costs $5.
4. Farmers Markets
For less than $10, you can select some delicious produce from a nearby farmers market. Farmers markets have some of the BEST fruits and vegetables you'll ever eat!
5. Las Vegas Strip Hotels & Casinos
Exploring the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip isn't only fun, it's also FREE! The design of each hotel is a different destination theme, meaning you can visit many different places around the world in a single day. Pretty cool, huh?
6. Lehman Caves
If you love caves, I suggest exploring the Lehman Caves, located within the Great Basin National Park. The cost is only $10 for a 90-minute tour. YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!
7. S7 Buffet
Nevada is known for its AWESOME buffets! One particular buffet really stands out to me. Not only does it include a large selection of food, it also has a price that can't be beat. At S7 Buffet, which is located inside the Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, you can have a delicious breakfast for only $7.99, a delicious lunch for only $9.99, and if you're a club member, a delicious dinner for only $9.99. These prices are for Monday through Thursday only. Friday, Saturday and Sunday prices will be a couple of dollars extra.
8. National Automobile Museum
If you love cars, you'll really enjoy visiting the National Automobile Museum. You'll also appreciate the fact that you can see a collection of more than 200 unique cars for only $10. The National Automobile Museum is located at 10 South Lake Street, Reno, NV 89501. Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm / Sun 10:00am-4:00pm
9. Nickel & Penny Slots
If you only have $10 to spend and want to do something fun, try your luck at the nickel and penny slots. They may not pay out much, but they're fun to play.
10. Mini Golf & Go-Karts
Wild Island Family Adventure Park, located in Sparks, offers a fun time for the entire family. For only $6.75, you can play a round of mini golf or ride go-karts.
11. B.J. Bull Bakery
If you have a sweet tooth and you're ever in the Elko area, you simply MUST stop by B.J. Bull Bakery. For only $4.00, you can try one of their delicious blueberry, cherry or apple pies. B.J. Bull Bakery is located at 208 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am-7:00pm / Sat 10:00am-3:00pm
What other fun things can be done in Nevada for $10 or less? Let me know in the comments below!